The Met Gala is the Oscars of the fashion world, an event I personally looked forward to every year. Not just to ogle the enviable gowns and ensembles, but for the inevitable memes and the fashion f**k ups that makes us peasants feel that bit better about ourselves.
I’ve tried to condense this, but it was hard so without further ado lets get down to business.
The theme: Manus x Machina: Fashion in the age of Technology
Zendaya is a chameleon. Her hair and make-up complemented this beautiful gold chain mail inspired Michael Kors dress perfectly.
Move over Cara, Poppy Delevingne is making waves in the fashion world with this flapper, Great Gatsby evocative Marchesa piece.
Solange Knowles is never afraid to push the boat in the fashion stakes. It was canary yellow perfection from Amsterdam-based designer, David LaPort and I personally loved it, even the wet look leggings. I’m just curious as to how she sat down?
Clare Danes looked unassuming in her Cinderella-esque Zac Posen ball gown, until the lights went off and BAM the whole thing lit up. Yes her dress glowed in the dark and awoke the 5-year-old inside of me who thought those light up shoes
are were the coolest thing in the world.
Kim Kardashian West looked on trend in her Balmain piece, it wasn’t a curtain and no memes have popped up just yet so that is disappointing.
Kanye West also donned Balmain. I want that jacket! The ripped jeans and brown suede shoes, I expected more. The ridiculous blue contacts….if you want to give the cyborg vibe you need to try harder Yeezy.
At her debut Met Gala appearance, Kylie Jenner also rocked Balmain and a brand new chin length bob, which like every Kylie hair do, is making me question my own locks. The gown showcased Balmain’s typical epaulettes trend and it appeared as if she was draped in a chandelier, simply stunning. Note this is how you do Cut Out correctly and elegantly.
Another supporter of Olivier Rousteing and Balmain was Alessandra Ambrosio. Her crochet inspired dress topped with a metallic belt fits the theme perfectly. It does however remind me of a doiley, a very high fashion one, if there was such a thing.
Zayn Malik showed up with girlfriend Gigi Hadid on his arm, but that wasn’t the only eye-catching piece of arm candy he brought with him. Those metal plated sleeves on his sleek Tommy Hilfiger suit screamed last minute attempt at following this year’s theme. It’s almost as if he showed up, didn’t get the technology theme memo, panicked, fired on his brothers Iron man costume and sprayed it silver.
Taylor Swift‘s dramatic hair colour all makes sense now. It was all in prep for this look, but was bleaching her tresses within an inch of their life worth it. In my opinion no. The cut out was reminiscent of Julie Robert’s Pretty Woman, but the shoes she gets brownie points for. I need them!
Alicia Vikander fell flat in Louis Vuitton. After being named as the new Tomb Raider this was her time to pack a punch on the red carpet, but there was too much going on, too many different materials and what is that slice of black, a napkin?
Beyonce’s eye make up was too heavy for her nude latex effect Givenchy dress. It was grand, nice at a push, but nothing screamed technology, nothing screamed Beyonce! Hat tip to Beyonce for showing up sans Jay Z, way to fuel those marriage breakdown rumors Bey, you marketing Queen!
Kendall Jenner, all hail that Victoria Secret body! Her Atelier Versace dress however reminds me of the mosaic that every pool had when I was on holidays in the 90’s.
Katy Perry and Prada are a match made in heaven and this piece is typical of them both. The belt complete with clutch attached was efficient, but I just couldn’t get on board with this look at all.
Nicki Minaj, cheap dominatrix. Lady Gaga Madonna wannabe, uninspired and unoriginal. Madonna, do I even need to comment?