The MET Gala finally allowed the plebeians to look in upon their oh so exclusive event, which is known as the Fashion Oscars in the industry. The Red Carpet for the MET Gala is one of the most high end events of the year, not only because it is when fashion designers come out to play and impress Anna Wintour, but because it is the only “themed” red carpet event of the year. Anything from 1950s style elegance to post punk have been recent suggestions. And finally, after resisting the opening of the fashion industry to anyone who wants to judge it by the internet and television for the last decade, Wintour allowed E! to broadcast the event liver on TV. (Ryan Seacrest was not on hand, and those broadcasting and interviewing had to stand behind the camera, not in front of it. Anna Wintour was not about to let her event become a circus or anything.)
This year, the theme was Manus x Machina, the man in the machine. Fashion meets tech.perhaps because of the cameras, perhaps because of the theme, the majority of the carpet followed the theme, or at least attempted too. (This is not always the case. The year they did punk, most women wore ballgowns anyway.) We have a huge amount of celebrities to get too, and even more than we left off because they just weren’t interesting enough. Buckle up, and let’s roll through these puppies.
My personal favorite of the evening: Karlie Kloss In Brandon Maxwell. I loved the engineering of it, and play of the suit jacket and the fact that in turns the fabric looked like molded plastic, folded paper and something out of the 22nd century.
Of course, everyone was talking about Claire Danes and her Zac Posen light ups gown. The problem was, outside on the red carpet, it was bright as anything, so the light up part of the gown was utterly lost, leaving her wearing a standard issue Zac Posen slightly overworked ball gown. But once the lights dimmed….
Personally, i expected a lot of this, but Jourdan Dunn was the only one to nail the style with her Givenchy.
Zoe Saldana made recycling looks stylish in Dolce and Gabanna. She was also one of the few to take advantage of the long staircase with a huge train.
Katy Perry finally embraced her inner Disney Evil Queen in prada.
Nicole Kidman came as the sun, moon and stars in Alexander McQueen. This is seriously the best she’s looked in years.
Lupita Nyong’o In Calvin Klein, making going green look good.
Jennifer Hudson In H&M travels by cloud now. It’s eco friendly!
Emma Watson in Calvin Klein train and pant suit. You have to admire her commitment to the half dress, half pants look. This time she nails it.
Many did metallic. Only Zendaya did them better, and made Michael Kors look extra high end.
Beyonce clearly read The Lemons. “You want me to wear her skin?”
Many did this eco fabric. Only Emma Stone pulled it off in Prada
Sienne Miller, almost managing the metallic, but not quite.
I usually loudly ignore the Jenners, but this one (which ever she is) actually did well enough to rack.
Naomi Watts, in silver 3D florals.
Rachael McAdam’s Valentino is wearable art..
Demi Lovato aimed for futuristic in Moschino, and wound up in Roman Goddess park.
Kerry Washington in metallic maternity.
Alessandra-Ambrosio In Balmain. Again, I expected a lot of this. This was the best of the runner up group.
Whatever those engineered feathers are at the bottom, I am here for them.
It’s not Gaga’s fault she had to go back in her archives and pull out an outfit from 2011. She’s just five years ahead of the trend.
The Screw Your Theme, I Wanna Be Pretty People
Bee Shaffer in Alexander McQueen. It’s got flowers! That’s earthy right?
Blake Lively In Burberry! It’s got flowers and shine! That’s close enough, right?
Emma Roberts In Tory Burch. I like purple.
Saoirse Ronan In Christopher Kane. I like Butterflies.
Katie Holmes In Zac Posen. Perhaps she didn’t know a light up gown was an option.
Rami Malek in dior homme. I’m glad a man who cares this much about fashion got famous.
Idris Elba in Tom Ford. Classics never age.
Nick Jonas, begging for approval from his elders.
Jason Statham, who is decidedly not doing that.
FKA Twigs and her amazeball jewelry. Robert Pattenson knows how lucky he is.
Zayn made his costume the morning of by borrowing some Winter Soldier Cosplay. good thing Gigi Hadid is too stoned to care.
Jared Leto and Florence. She’d do better with her machine.
The Smith children showed up in whatever they were wearing today.
Yo, Kim. When Beyonce said she was wearing a woman’s skin, she didn’t mean the Tin Woodman’s wife.
Those Who Mistook Metallic For Tech
Brie Larson In Proenza Schouler, Junior Prom mermaid.
Allison Williams In Peter Pilotto–a cool print is enough right?
Ciara, in the living sign of the cross.
Poppy Delevingne in A metallic Marchesa Showercurtain
Kate Upton In Topshop.
She wore Topshop to the most high end red carpet of the year.
Alicia Vikander In Louis Vuitton. I like her boots?
Like a 19 year old who just discovered raves and silver snake skin fabric.
Juno Temple Wore Erdem Tinsel and Christmas ribbon.
Kate Bosworth is wearing two beautiful gowns at the same time and they are at war on her body. Which gown will win? Dolce or Gabbana? Lay your wagers now!
Someone tricked Kate Hudson into wearing cardboard cut outs held together by brads.
Someone told Selena Gomez she could wear something out of the back of her closet and just add a leather bustier and combat boots and it would work.
God knows who told Rita Ora to wear this.
Lena Dunham decided to to her own theme. It could have been worse.
Solange….. Sol…. sun….something art installation walking piece.
How does a bastard orphan son of a whore…..
Lady Gaga only dug five years back. Madonna dug back 15 and then proceeded to wear everything she could find.
This is an insult to America.
At least I like this, even though I don’t understand it.
Oh honey. Just go home. You’ve made a huge mistake.