The Met Gala is arguably fashion’s biggest night of the year. It’s the night for the bold risk, the risqué cutouts (we see you, Miley), the abstract art-turned-gowns. It’s at the Met Gala where stylists are allowed to be their most daring. With the world’s top actors, models, pop stars, and fashion icons in attendance, who was the best dressed? Take a look at our choice favorites from this year’s red carpet for the Costume Institute’s “China: Through the Looking Glass” exhibit.
Michael Kors created some brilliant looks on the red carpet last night, including this gown worn by Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel. The plunging lace number was teamed with a tan clutch, sparkling diamonds at her wrist, and a single white gardenia twisted into the base of her hair bun. In this case, it was her lack of risk that paid off.
With one of the more abstract gowns of the night, FKA Twigs sports this colorful Christopher Kane dress that is meant to represent intertwined bodies. It’s virtually a moving art piece on the red carpet, and we can’t stop staring. And that’s saying something when she’s standing next to boyfriend Robert Pattinson.
In red-carpet red, the popular model is well-suited to the Gala’s China-inspired theme. The plunging neckline is accented by a bushel of floral details and the slitted silhouette is perfect for showing off her matching red pumps. With her hair loose and carefree, Gigi is a shoe-in for best dressed.
The ivory gown features a hand-stitched fabric and a stylized bouquet of branches on the ball skirt, clearly finding its roots in traditional Chinese dress. Delicate floral embellishments and a cheongsam-inspired collar lend gorgeous classical detail. It’s almost as if this is exactly what Anna Wintour had in mind when she declared the theme for this year.
The It girl model sported an emerald ombre Calvin Klein dress that laced up the side to reveal a daring flash of skin. The sexy, strappy number is the perfect follow-up to her Met Gala debut last year. It’s edgy while still maintaining glamorous appeal.
Dark and on the verge of goth-chic, we can’t get enough of the actress’ forest green Valentino dress. The square bodice is cinched at the waist with a leather belt and features an open back. It’s a trendy silhouette done in a chic way. She finished the look with a bold, burgundy statement lip.
The actress stunned in a floral midi skirt, sheer blouse, and T-strap sandals, all by Chanel. She topped off the look with muted accessories like the small black net pinned across her eyes and her sweeping pixie cut. Adorable simplicity at its best.
The voluminous Giambattista Valli Couture red dress is piped with black beading and finished with a floral pin at the collar for a look that’s worthy of a princess. The layers upon layers of tulle are far superior to her red Armani Prive gown at the Golden Globes. Her pulled-back hair and natural makeup are just the icing on the cake.
Looking nothing short of a princess, Zendaya wore a plunging Fausto Puglisi dress featuring a velvet black top and voluminous red bottom. The shiny skirt appeared A-line from the front but trailed in the back and was printed with eclectic silver suns. Accessorized with ornate sun-inspired cuffs and a gold head piece, she took the theme and ran with it, and we’re totally not upset.
To see Chanel representing with a pantsuit is a refreshing treat. The separates include a beaded top, wrap belt, and sheer blush pants. She accessorized with a red heart clutch, white sandals, and a flower tucked behind one ear.
This ruffled and tiered multimedia John Galliano dress is stunningly elaborate. The armor-like bodice against the soft, folded skirt is the perfect blend of edgy and sweet. Her matching statement lip and retro flowing locks are the classic picture of perfection.