The most talked about gala in fashion took place on Monday, May 4th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This year the Costume Institute takes a closer look at centuries of Chinese fashion and its impact on western culture. The exhibit called ‘China: Through the Looking Glass will open its doors to the public on May 7th. Now back to the Met Ball and all the interesting moments at tonights gala. It’s always interesting to see how celebrities will incorporate their style and the high fashion theme of the night. This year the fashion powers that be stated that there were no selfies allowed inside the doors of the event and live streaming was not available this year either. Still every social media outlet had plenty of minute to minute coverage. Upon the clock hitting 6pm EST the arrivals began and leading the red carpet was Anna Wintour in a floral Chanel Couture gown. Followed by the lineup of who’s Hollywood’s elite. Everyone from Jennifer Lawrence, Madonna, SJP, Anne Hathaway, Katie Holmes, Jennifer Lopez, Kerry Washington and more. There were several gowns that really were quite beautiful and some of the trends were tones of green, red, gold and poppy inspired florals. Ornate headpieces were a big trend of the night and some of the ladies who ‘headlined’ (yes the pun is intended) this trend were SJP, Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Kate Hudson. It was nice to see some celebrities make an effort to carry through references of Chinese fashion in their gowns. However, it almost seemed like the main theme of the night was almost naked, barely there, sheer and wearing undergarments was well, almost not even an option. Some examples would be Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian and Miley Cyrus. What’s ironic is that Rihanna who usually teases with provocative photo shoots and pushes the envelope on her social media was the one with the most fabric. Rumor has it she walked the red carpet in the end because they needed to clear the space for her gown. Enough said.
And so, we have rounded up our eight picks for best dressed, favorite fashion designer/celebrity duo, best dressed couple, top picks for hair and makeup. As you know, One Style at a Time doesn’t highlight the worse dressed, BUT we did find the need to bring you some ‘oh my gosh’ over the top moments. So fashion readers who were your favorites at the Met Gala? Which starlets did you love and which did you dislike? How do you feel about all the barely there gowns? Tell us what you really think. Leave your comments and share your thoughts.
|EMMA ROBERTS IN RALPH LAUREN, JESSICA ALBA IN KENZO, JESSICA CHASTAIN IN GIVENCHY & KENDALL IN CALVIN KLEIN|
|JESSICA HART IN VALENTINO, ZHANG ZIYI IN CAROLINA HERRERA, ZENDAYA IN FAUSTO PUGLISI, KAROLINA KURKOVA IN CUSTOM TOMMY HILLFIGER|
BEST DESIGNER/CELEBRITY DUO
|ZAC POSEN WITH KATIE HOLMES, MICHAEL KORS AND KATE HUDSON, TARAJI P. HENSON AND ALEXANDER WANG, CHER AND MARC JACOBS|
BEST DRESSED COUPLE
|SOFIA VERGARA IN MARCHESA WITH FIANCE JOE MANGANIELLO, GEORGE CLOONEY WEARS GIORGIO ARMANI AND WIFE AMAL IS IN JOHN GALLIANO, CHRISSY TEIGEN IN ST. JOHN AND JOHN LEGEND IS IN GUCCI,|
BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP
|DIANE KRUGER, CHRISSY TEIGEN, SELENA GOMEZ, RIHANNA AND JENNIFER LAWRENCE|
OVER THE TOP – SCENE STEALERS
|RIHANNA IN GUO PEI, SARAH JESSICA PARKER IN H&M GOWN AND PHILIP TREACY HEAD PIECE, BEYONCE IN GIVENCHY|
|INSIDE THE MET GALA
Photo credit: Vogue.com