Costume Institute (MET) Gala 2016

Zoe Saldana in Dolce & Gabbana

You thought the Oscars red carpet was the biggest fashion event there was?... well think again, the true biggest fashion event of the season is the MET Ball or Met Gala as it is more commonly known, but it's true name is The Costume Institute Gala and it it hosted in Metropolitan Museum of art in New york.

For those of you who are not as familiar with the event, or don't know anything about it at all, here's a little explanation courtesy of wikipedia:

The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibit. Each year's event celebrates the theme of that year's Costume Institute exhibition, and the exhibition sets the tone for the formal dress of the night, since guests are expected to choose their fashion to match the theme of the exhibit. Each year the event also has honorary celebrity event day chairpersons.
-Extracted from Wikipedia

Now that we are all familiarized with what the met ball really is let's get to this years theme and co host. The this year was Fashion in an age of technology, and the proper tittle was "Manus x Machina Fashion In An age Of Technology". As per usual Vogue magazine's editor in chief Anna Wintour was the main hostess of the whole event and this years co host was non other than little miss sunshine herself; Taylor Swift.

Anna Wintour in chanel Haute Couture

Taylor Swift in Louis Vuitton

Fashion on the red carpet was very much predominated by metallics and heavy embroidery ensembles, and of course long trial dresses are alway present. There were also some exceptions, some very youthful like this from Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton, a very fresh and youthful approach, not quite as appropriate for my taste but it was a nice take of freshness on the carpet.

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

Anna Wintour's Daughter Bee Shaffer in Alexander McQueen

Beyonce in Givenchy Haute Couture

Brie Larson in Proenza Schouler

The most talked about...

The Balmain army seems to be taking all carpets by storm and the MET's was no exception, this time with the addition of big household names like super model Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford in Balmain

The lovely Elle Fanning looked stunning on the carped in a dress by Vogue's darling Thakoon, the youngest of the Fanning clan seemed to have lost a lot of weight but she looked amazing and I hope she become the next fashion it girl.

Elle Fanning in Thakkon

The always stunning Emma Watson wore a piece that was a statement in it self, the dress was a team effort and the confection was brilliantly done by the Clavin Klein house. The dress was made out of recycled materials and Emma Had this to say about it:

"Thank you Calvin Klein & Eco Age for collaborating with me and creating the most amazing gown. I am proud to say it is truly sustainable and represents a connection between myself and all the people in the supply chain who played a role in creating it. 
The body of the gown is crafted from three different fabrics, all woven from yarns made from recycled plastic bottles (!). Plastic is one of the biggest pollutants on the planet. Being able to repurpose this waste and incorporate it into my gown for the  ‪#‎MetGala‬ proves the power that creativity, technology and fashion can have by working together. 
Each and every part of this beautiful gown has been produced with sustainability in mind, even the components that you can’t see. The zippers on the gown are made from recycled materials and the inner bustier has been crafted from organic cotton. Conventional cotton is one of the highest impact crops, using more chemicals than any other crop in the world. Organic cotton on the other hand, is grown without the use of the most harmful chemicals and is therefore better for the environment and people working with cotton. The organic silk used in the lining of my gown is certified to a standard that guarantees the highest environmental and social standards throughout production. It is my intention to repurpose elements of the gown for future use. The trousers can be worn on their own, as can the bustier, the train can be used for a future red carpet look… I’m looking forward to experimenting with this. Truly beautiful things should be worn again and again and again. ‪#‎30wears‬
I hope you like it! The ultimate #30Wears! ‪#‎MetGala2016‬
Emma xx" -Extracted from Emma's Facebook page, Posted on May 2nd, 2016

Emma Watson in Calvin Klein

Models JourdanDunn, Doutzen Kroes & Alessandra Ambrosio, all in Balmain

Karolina Kurkova in Marchessa

Kate Bosworth in Dolce & Gabbana

Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace

Kate Upton in Topshop

Kendall Jenner in Atelier Versace

Kristen Stewart in Chanel

Margot Robbie in Calvin Klein

Naomi Campbell in Roberto Cavalli Couture

Naomi Watts in Burberry

Nina Dobrev in Marchessa

Poppy Delevingne in Marchessa

Rachel McAdams in Valentino Haute Couture

Rita Ora in Vera Wang

Rosie Huntington Whiteley in Ralph lauren collection

Saoirse Ronan in Christopher Kane

The always stunning, fashion darling, Zendaya Coleman in a fitted sequin costume made Michael Kors dress, whom FYI was of course her date to the event.

Zendaya in Michael Kors

And last but by all means not least, one of the most talked about dresses of the night, this structured gown by Zac Posen, worn by Claire Danes, was sown in fiber optic and it of course glowed in the dark, it was quite the art piece and quite the accomplishment for the designer. 

Claire Danes in Zac Posen 


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