Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Fashion: MET Gala 2015 Best Dressed

It's been nearly a month since my last post! But I am BACK and with vengeance. I've been super busy recently so haven't had a chance to catch up with blogging but I'm back on it now, with a few Best Dressed months missed I thought I would start last nights event of the MET Gala.
The MET is one of my favourite events, whatever the theme because I love to see how people make it work, with that in mind for what was going on last night?! So many people ignored the theme, it was China: Through The Looking Glass, there was so much to play with. Therefore even if I thought some people looked stunning if I don't feel like it fits the theme they ain't getting a look in! (Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon I'm looking at you...)
  • Hailey Baldwin kept it short but stylish and stuck to the theme in this powder blue custom Topshop mini that has a pretty inspired print, she paired the dress with silver YSL platform sandals. I love the dark hair on Hailey too. 
  • Alexa Chung once again was inspired by the China theme, but she took a completely different route in this strapless, pink Erdem number. I love that she went for a high bun too but in true Alexa style kept i messy and laid back
  • Kim Kardashian took into account the second half of the theme, 'Through The Looking Glass' for this sheer Roberto Cavalli gown
  • Kate Mara shows that you can keep it chic and modern but still adhere to the theme in this white Custom Diane Von Fursterneurg dress with it's black Asian floral pattern paired with simple accessories 
  • Georgia May Jagger decided to head down the classic route for the MET Gala as she rocked a vintage inspired a exquisitely embroidered purple Gucci gown with turquoise trimming and a fascinating head piece. I love the brilliant colours from this ensemble, I'm glad she didn't hold back.
  • Rita Ora dazzled in a red Tom Ford creation. Although on fist sight this seems like a a simple red gown; the high collar, ribbon tie, tasseled clutch and sleek hair all add to the aesthetic of the look and although not typically theme inspired as Ms Jagger's you can still feel an element of China creeping through
  • Not unlike Rita Ora Lily Aldridge used the styling and add-ons to costumize her vision. The short but smart collar, drop earrings and crystallized fish clutch as well as the dark lips and slick bun turn this powder blue Carolina Herrera dress from an Oscar gown to a MET Gala competitor.
  • Zendaya Coleman was a show-stopper in this fabulous Fausto Puglisi design, Coleman not only kept to the theme but she had fun with it. 
  • Zoe Kravitz channeled her inner Chinese Warrior for the MET Gala, it was all very Mulan in this chain-mail-like Alexander Wang. I love Zoe's style and the dotting of tattoos partnered with all the glittering jewelry added some glamour.
  • Never one to follow the pack, model Cara Delevigne kept it simple in a black, cut out Stella McCartney but mixed it up and brought the theme to life with temporary Chinese inspired tattoos of floral artwork and stunning, colourful birds. Nice touch.
  • You can always rely on Rihanna to bring some drama, she was the name on everybody's lips as she made a grand entrance in this canary yellow gown by Guo Pei, is gown even the right word to use? The magnificent piece of art ticked all of the right boxes of this event; inspired, creative and magnificent. 
  • J.LO showcased her magnificent curves in this fiery red Atelier Versace number, with some serious sheer and sexy sparkles, this is more than MET Gala worthy, especially for this theme it's rather like a dragons fire.
  • As soon as I saw Emma in this emerald green Ralph Lauren gown I fell in love. Everything about this look works so brilliantly; The silky, kimono-inspired fabric, the black Edie Parker box clutch emblazoned with a dragon and although you may not be able to see in this photo that sleek bun is pinned up with Chinese hair sticks. Bravo Emma.
  • Kate Hudson was another who stuck to the theme but with a modern, glamorous touch. The golden gown designed by Michael Kors in a similar shape to that of the classic Mandarin gown and the beaded head piece has rather majestic feel to it, and of course she went with a bun.
  • Along with Kate and Emma Lizzy Caplan kept to the theme in this soft champagne Donna Karen Atelier dress with its drapery, beading and stunning embroidery Lizzy completely blew me away. To top it off she added a red lip, a sleek dark bun and drop, tassel earrings. Take note people, this is how you do the Costume Gala with style and ease.
  • Anne Hathaway is always a surprise at these events, she donned a gold hooded Ralph Lauren gown (wasn't he having a good night?) that was simple but a show-stopper nonetheless. Once again not taking an obvious route of China: Through The Looking Glass but ticking enough boxes.
Favourite goes to Emma Roberts, I nearly picked Lizzy Caplan, she is a rather strong second place but I adore everything about Emma's outfit.