2016 Met Gala Best Dressed

The highly anticipated Met Gala has come and gone, and I was left a tad underwhelmed. This extravagant event has become the most talked about night in fashion. Each year the exhibits get more and more innovative and it’s fun to see how the guests dress up for the occasion. This year’s Met Costume Institute Gala theme is Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. I am very intrigued to see the exhibit’s designs that showcase the differences between handmade haute couture and machine-made fashion.  Living a couple blocks away from the museum, I will get to the show at some point. In the meantime, let’s get down to what is really important; what was worn on the Gala’s red carpet. Now that it is over, and I am left with all of the looks, I can’t help but wonder if anyone understood the theme? There were a lot of silver gowns worn last night and some looked elegant while others looked like they were wrapped in tin foil. So here is my best-dressed list. I chose to focus on those who stood out to me regardless of adherence to the theme.

 

Jourdan Dunn in Balmain

Jourdan Dunn in Balmain

 

Balmain was a popular on the red carpet.  I wish the designer would stop dressing for the Kardashians but I was very happy to see this number.  Out of all of the silver futuristic gowns, this worked on every level for me.  Extra props for the silver hair.

 

Ralph Lauren

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Ralph Lauren

 

So I’m not sure if Ralph Lauren knew or cared what the theme was, but there is no denying that this dress is beautiful.  When she walked up the stairs it revealed a large slit that gave the look a surprise element.  I had to include it because it is on point for Ralph Lauren even if it wasn’t right for the theme.

 

Blake Lively in Burberry

Blake Lively in Burberry

 

I was pleasantly surprised to hear that this beautiful gown was Burberry.  Blake always chooses her designer’s so carefully and I thought this collaboration was lovely.  I don’t know how this tied with the theme, but I found it creative and very appropriate for a ball.

 

Emma Watson in Calvin Klein Collection

Emma Watson in Calvin Klein Collection

Emma Watson can’t seem to stop wearing pants under dresses, and I am totally fine with that.  This gown was made from recycled products which is a great way to tie in the theme.  Also, I feel that it is a perfect mix of being fashion forward, fun, yet fitting for a gala.

 

Gigi Hadid in Tommy HIlfiger and Zayn in Versace

Gigi Hadid in Tommy HIlfiger and Zayn in Versace

 

This popular couple sure did turn heads with their coordinated futuristic designs.  With their amor accessories, I think this was a fabulous interpretation of the theme.   I don’t have to like them to appreciate that.

 

Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen

Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen

I was waiting all night for McQueen.  When I saw Nicole’s arrival I knew who designed it at first sight.  It could have been too Star Wars for me with the moons, but the sleek silhouette and matching cape made a dramatic statement.

 

Zoe Saldana in Dolce and Gabbana

Zoe Saldana in Dolce and Gabbana

Maybe I’m old fashioned but I love an elegant gown for the Met Gala.  Dolce and Gabbana do it better than anyone else and Zoe Saldana was the lucky winner.

 

Claire Danes in Zac Posen

Claire Danes in Zac Posen

Zac Posen teased photos on social media of this exciting gown that lights up.  When Claire finally showed up it did not disappoint.  It was fitting with the theme and when you saw it lit up in all of its glory it was stunning.

 

There were a lot of beautiful dresses last night.  I hope you liked my list, I would love to hear who was on yours!

 

 

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