Pretty much the most important fashion event of the year took place last night in New York City: The Met Gala. If you don't know what it is, it's a glamorous event in the fashion industry that celebrates the newest exhibition in the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Each year, there's a new theme where the attendees of the Met Gala dress up something related to said theme. This year's theme was: Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.
If you've been following my blog for a while, I was pretty stoked about this year's theme and wrote a blog post of what I was hoping to see on the red carpet. So for this post, I am showing you my top 10 best dressed for the Met Gala. I'll be showing my top 5 who followed the theme and top 5 that didn't. I remember last year's Met Gala, I was reading through publications' best dressed list but a lot of the people didn't even follow the theme at all so this year I'm making my own list. They don't even need to follow the theme literally but incorporate it somehow.
I was pretty much looking through the Met Gala hashtags just hoping for some sneak peeks and even made a separate stream on Hootsuite to keep an eye on everything. I will admit that I was disappointed in a lot of the outfits. I felt that this year's theme had so much potential for innovation and creativity and people associated technology with silver mainly. I was anxiously waiting for Iris Van Herpen 3D printed designs but THERE WAS NONE OF THAT. So it was really hard to put together a best dressed list for the "followed the theme" section.
5) Karlie Kloss
4) Freida Pinto
1) Claire Danes and Karolina Kurkova
Now for the people who didn't follow the theme (or at least I couldn't tell that they did) but still looked incredibly gorgeous are:
5) Nicole Kidman
4) Blake Lively
3) Emma Roberts
2) Naomie Harris
1) Nina Dobrev
Overall, I was quite disappointed that there was a lack of creativity and innovation in the designs for most of the attendees. The possibilities for this theme were really endless so it was a shame that 'fashion x technology' meant metallic and silver for a lot of people. Hopefully I'll get to see the costume exhibit myself this summer and be truly inspired by the theme that way!
PS: If I ever went to a Met Gala, IBM, Marchesa and Zac Posen, can you please style me?
Who was on your best-dressed list at the Met Gala? Leave your blog link below if you wrote one or just a comment telling me who you loved :)