The MET Gala. We all dream of going and rubbing elbows with all of the stars. I mean, who wouldn’t want to get all dressed up and hang out with a bunch of pretty people? This year’s theme was “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”.
But what is the MET Gala? It’s the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit, a black-tie event held the first Monday in May to fundraise for the Costume Institute, the only one of the Met’s curatorial departments that has to fund itself.
This year’s hosts are Anna Wintour, chairwoman of the gala; Jonathan Ive, chief design officer of Apple; Taylor Swift; and the actor Idris Elba.
It is also called the “party of the year”. Here are some of the best and worst red carpet looks from Monday night.
Worst (because why not start with dessert?)
In the wise words of the internet, Queen Bey wore Becky’s skin to the MET Gala.
I know fashion is supposed to be artistic, but my feet and ankles just ache for her.
Now, I love the Kardashian-Jenner Klan more than anyone, but Kris looks like a slug. I can’t support this, Kris.
I don’t even have to provide any explanation here. Look at it.
She looks like a spaceman.
Now I love me some Anna Kendrick, but I don’t know who told her it was okay to turn a football jersey into a gown. She doesn’t need people like that in her life.
Lorde, why? The top doesn’t fit well (her boobs are all sloppy). The skirting looks like someone spilled Rainbow Road (re: Mario Kart) all over it. Lorde, you can do better.
There are so many NSFW jokes I could make about this strange garb (I’m sure that’s what she’s going for). Is Nikki headed to the MET Gala or to fight terrorists in some sort of over-sexualized action movie? The world may never know.
Sarah Jessica Parker
It seems SJP is stuck in the early 2000s. SOS.
Apparently the stars and stripes also work on a strange, nightgown-like dress. I’m not quite sure what she was thinking when she put this outfit together.
This ballgown would have been a hit about five years ago, but this type of A-line gown is no longer in style for red-carpet fashion. Nevertheless, Nina looks beautiful as always.
It may Louis Vuitton, but it looks like Goodwill to me.
I know a lot of people will disagree with me, but I firmly believe the Taylor had one of the best outfits of the night. She embraced the eccentricity of the theme with class and edginess – something that’s not easily done. You go, Tay!
Solange in David LaPort
She looks like the radiant burst of sunshine that she is.
Willow Smith in Chanel
Emma Watson in Calvin Klein Collection
Always a class act.
Jourdan Dunn in Balmain
Jourdan always slays, but she looks ethereal in this Balmain gown.
That hourglass figure though!
An interesting yet striking ensemble.
Karlie Kloss in Brandon Maxwell
Karlie will always look like the gorgeous, brilliant badass she is. #StayKlossie
I’m not normally a huge fan of the combat boots look with a dress – especially not to a black-tie event, but Michele really pulls it off! You go, girl!
Amber looks like the quintessential red-carpet maven in this gorgeous silk gown.
Fei Fei Sun
Gorgeous material with a stunning neckline!
This comes as no surprise that Kendall showed up and wowed the crowd – as always. A beautiful gown for summer.
What are your thoughts on the MET Gala ensembles? Who was your favorite and least favorite? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter!