Fashion’s Biggest Party: Our All-Time Favorite Met Gala Looks
Fashion has been home to some of the fiercest rivalries in terms of style. There’s Chanel and Dior, as well as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. But in the red carpet circuit, few events seem to be as glamorous as the Oscars, and what seems to be the industry’s most important night, the Met Gala.
Formally called the Costume Institute Gala, the Met Gala is an annual fundraising benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Each year, Hollywood’s biggest figures come together to celebrate their annual costume exhibition – an extravagant collection of couture dresses, film costumes, and historical artifacts that honor a single theme. Be it Alexander McQueen’s career legacy, or designers’ various interpretations of Catholicism, it is a grand party where one can expect some of the most out-there outfits not usually found anywhere else.
Get to know our 5 most favorite Met Gala looks in our latest luxury review.
1. Beyoncé in Givenchy, 2013
In the 2013 exhibit called Punk: Chaos to Couture, Beyoncé stepped out in theme with an over the top Givenchy dress, featuring a big skirt elegantly decorated with Renaissance patterns. Accessorized with thigh-high gold boots and a punk-style belt, it effortlessly brings together the edginess of British punk and the opulent glamour of French couture.
2. Zoe Saldana in Dolce and Gabbana, 2016
The 2016 Met Gala saw celebrities taking on the theme of Manus X Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology. Here, Zoe Saldana steps out in a strapless Dolce and Gabbana dress, featuring a black tulle panel corset top and a meticulously crafted feathered skirt. It’s definitely a unique take on fashion and technology, as it celebrates the human element of Milanese couture in the face of automated dressmaking.
3. Jennifer Lopez in Atelier Versace, 2015
Jennifer Lopez went all-out in a stunning Atelier Versace number for the 2015 Met Gala, which took a look at China’s influence on Western style. Its embroidery is a striking focal point, made of thousands of ruby and silver sequins to form a beautiful dragon pattern. It truly captures her risqué signature style while completely staying in-theme.
4. Cara Delevingne in Chanel, 2017
The 2017 Met Gala was one of the Metropolitan Museum’s most outlandish exhibitions yet – centered on Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between, a retrospective on the avant-garde designer and her body of work spanning over 40 years.
In her latest appearance, supermodel Cara Delevingne brought a touch of sci-fi with her silver Chanel pantsuit, paired with a dramatic slick of silver paint to add a robotic edge. Pieced together with crystal, twinkling plastic, and vibrant silk, her outfit is a masterpiece that stood out amid safer red carpet looks.
5. Claire Danes in Zac Posen, 2016
Perhaps one of the most memorable Met Gala looks of all time, Claire Danes turned heads with her illuminating Zac Posen number. It’s more than meets the eye – with a whimsical ball gown silhouette crafted from organza and fiber optics, allowing it to light up in the dark. Now here’s a dress that both follows and breaks fashion traditions.
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April 25, 2018 // 0 Comment
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