You win this time, Bieber.
I had a lot of difficulty deciding on my favourite looks from the Met Gala. This is because when it comes to an event like this, the main thing you have to consider is theme, and then you go from there and implement your personal style and design preferences.
I think I should start off by saying something nice, because I think that this year’s Met Gala was probably the most boring and uninspired of them all.
Okay, I know, I was meant to say nice things and I didn’t get off to a good start…
I’m not going to lie, I liked Kim Kardashian’s gown and thought that the details were incredible, however, I don’t think it suited the theme of this year’s Met Gala, which was China: Through the looking glass. Same with Beyoncé; I think we all know that I absolutely love her, but Bey, I do not get the inspiration behind your dress (or rather, lack of). For any other occasion, I think Beyoncé looked absolutely stunning. Seriously, she looked incredible, but I think the attention from her gown deterred attention from the overarching theme of the night.
Moving on to my favourite looks of the night, I think Rihanna nailed it.
Rih was in Guo Pei, and I think that the detailing on the dress achieved an oriental look, and the fabrics worked fabulously together to create an outstanding look.
Out of the men, Justin Bieber hit the nail on the head.
Like I said before, embrace the theme but put your own spin to it, and that’s exactly what the Biebs did. This Balmain look was sophisticated and has the ability to be worn off of the red carpet. 10/10.
Okay, can I get a round of applause for Jessica Hart?
Out of all the women, Rihanna aside, Jessica Hart had my vote for best dressed. It is a perfect combination of the design aspects of the Chinese culture, and equal part modern style. The colour is gorgeous and it’s a perfect balance of simplicity and elegance. It’s just, like I said, perfect. We should also give a standing ovation to the Valentino team.
While I planned this post I though “yes, I am going to have my favourites in order” but honestly I think these are all actually equal favourites, yes, some stood out more than others but I appreciate them all the same.
Next is Fan Bingbing. I’m going to be completely honest and say I didn’t know who she was until I saw this incredible emerald cape gliding down the red carpet, then she turned around. It was like a Cinderella moment, I needed to know who she was, and I really hoped she would drop the cape so I could fly over there and pick it up and
keep it find her to give it back.
I feel I should also mention Kendall Jenner, who looked absolutely stunning in this Calvin Klein gown.
This is probably my only exception to the ‘theme rule’ because when you think about it, Calvin Klein is known for simplicity, and I guess the colour matches the theme. I’m going to justify it because I love this look and I think Kendall looked stunning.
I think what disappointed me most was that the whole concept of the ball was forgotten by most. It is a themed costume benefit gala, and we have actresses like Reece Witherspoon and the Olsen twins who wore the most basic pieces in history. There was no costume aspect to it. None, it purely seemed like the haute couture version of lazy.
Finally, my last bone to pick is with these people. First thing’s first, in 2014 Beyoncé wowed everyone with her Michael Costello floral-lace dress at the Grammy’s, and now these women, including Beyoncé herself, have tried to replicate the look but make it look like they didn’t (does that make sense?)
Joan Smalls in Roberto Cavalli
Naomi Campbell in Burberry
Beyoncé in Givenchy
Jennifer Lopez in Versace
Kim Kardashian in Roberto Cavalli
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Don’t get me wrong, they all look absolutely incredible, but come on ladies, be creative, I get this is a trend and making a statement on a world wide platform is the goal, but every gown has the right occasion, and this wasn’t it.
Then there are these ladies, who are ready for the after party before the ball even began.
To end this on a good note, I’d like to point out my favourite gowns in general, regardless of the occasion.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Atelier Versace
Candace Swanepoel in Michael Kors
Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy
Sophie Turner in Burberry
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior
Zandaya in Fausto Puglisi
Solange Knowles in Giles