I know, it’s been more than a while since I last posted – there are a few reasons for this. Firstly, I have been quite busy recently and I just haven’t had much time to post, but it’s not just that. I have also been experiencing the weird shift happening in the blogging world recently, that every blogger seems to be commenting about and because of that I just haven’t known what to post. I’ll definitely have a more in depth post discussing my two cents on all of it coming soon, but for the moment I’m going to try to keep doing posts enjoy and see where that takes me!
Now that I’ve said all of that, I can get on with this post discussing one of the biggest red carpet events of the year – the Met Gala. From good to bad, this is always one of my favourite events to see what people turn up dressed in! This year was no different, and some of the celeb’s takes on the theme definitely left me in awe. There were so many looks that I liked – far too many to discuss! – so I’ve picked out some of my favourites to put together in this post.
The theme for this year’s Met Gala was “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”, coming from a point of view that in this age there is less and less of a difference between haute couture and prêt-à-porter as both embrace features and aspects of the other. This resulted in some very interesting interpretations, with some designers in particular bringing this theme to an absolutely breathtaking standard.
Zoey Deutch in a floral Dolce & Gabanna dress – this was definitely one of my favourites, I love both the cut and shape of the dress as well as the combination of colours with the print used. However, I’m not fully convinced that this was the most innovative use of the theme on the night!
Zendaya Coleman in an embellished Michael Kors gown is a look I’m definitely behind – the one thing I’m not fully down with however is the bowl haircut! It reminds me of Aunt Becky and Uncle Jesse’s toddler twins ‘do on Full House – not generally a look I’d choose to put on Zendaya. Other than that I loved this look!
Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen – another look which really works. The styling and makeup here also really adds to the whole creation, in that it’s complimentary but not overwhelming. Definitely a winner!
This isn’t a cut I would have envisioned in a long gown, but on Naomi Campbell it really works! (having abs helps) I love how she balances the detail of this Roberto Cavalli dress with fairly minimal jewellary, other than metallic bangles on each wrist.
Although I do think this outfit could do with more on the lower half to balance it out, I think Lady Gaga definitely has the attitude to pull it off. This piece is from Atelier Versace, and combined with the strong red lip, and voluminous hair, it’s definitely got a “Born this Way” vibe to it and I hope theres more like it to come from Gaga in the near future.
Kylie Jenner turned up in – surprise, surprise – a floor length Balmain gown. I, for one, am a fan of this look!
Emma Watson’s dress had me in absolute awe – a collaboration with Calvin Klein, this dress used recycled plastic bottles with organic silk and cotton for detail, and is 100% eco friendly. I’m so inspired by how she managed to take plastic, which is such a huge pollutant, and repurpose it to create something beautiful. As well as that, her hair and makeup are flawless, and are complimentary to the colours of the dress and the whole look. This really stood out to me!
Florence is always a favourite and this is no exception – iridescent and floral, this gown from Gucci compliments her hair perfectly and the detail is also incredibly impressive. This gown also features a tiger embellishment on the back, a detail which is very unusual and innovative without being overwhelming. Another favourite from the night!
Este, Alana and Danielle Haim in monochrome Rodarte are another favourite – I love how they’ve used floral lace combined with a relaxed flower headpiece theme. It is slightly overwhelming together with three of them – I think it would be easier to process in single pictures – but overall this was a look that really stood out to me.
“Becky” memes aside, the first thing that strikes me about Beyonce’s dress from Givency is the unusual fabric – it looks stunning but incredibly uncomfortable! The detail of the flowers on the dress looks exquisite, and the colour is a perfect tone set against her skin. I also love her hair straight – it’s very “Pink Panther” reminiscent – but I’m not 100% taken with her make up. Overall a favourite look though!
Where do I begin with this look? I think it’s safe to say that Clare Danes won the Met Gala in this Cinderella gown by Zac Posen. This was by far the best use of the theme, and it made for an absolutely stunning gown in daylight and in the dark. She went for a minimal jewellery look which also really suited the dress, as it was so strong. This dress definitely took the crown, and stood out to me as by far the most unforgettable dress of the evening!
What were your favourite looks at the 2016 Met Gala?