Folks honestly, if I knew that this would be the result of the Met Gala fashion 2017, I would’ve skipped today’s post. By far, according to me, one of the most dull red carpet looks in late years. More minimal than usual and more safe-play than ever. I partly blame the theme Rei Kawakubo/ Commes des Garçons (she deserves the love though), as it has no clear style theme. Compare that with China: Through The Looking Glass and Manus x Machina previous years. Fashion of China and the fashion of the future: relatively easy concepts to embody. (Remember Claire Danes glowing gown last year? Magical!).
But how do you dress after a brand whose primary focus is on the artistic expression rather than wearability or gorgeousness? Especially given that celebrities are more specific about hitting the best dressed list, or go viral on social media, rather than embracing an artsy designer. So this year’s result? Kind of a bummer. (And yes the point of the Met Gala with its theme/dress code is to honor it in one way or another and do it in a statement way). However here is the Met Gala fashion 2017. Some random looks from the red carpet and what I think about them and why:
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For the @metmuseum Great Hall’s rose-covered central piece, arguably Raul Àvila's masterpiece this evening, the designer drew inspiration from the appliqué violets of one of Rei Kawakubo’s Fall 2007 looks. “For me,” Àvila continues, speaking of the entire project, “the best part was researching Kawakubo’s oeuvre and getting to know her as a designer. I truly admire her, and it was an incredible amount of material to draw from.” Tap the link in our bio to learn more. Photographed by @coreytenold.
JLO might never be one to take a fashion risk, but you have to give it to her that she knows how to work em’ gowns. She looked stunning in this Valentino dress, with that blue hue suiting her perfectly. Loved the hair and makeup too as it contributed to the glam 70s vibe. Not a clear relation to the theme whatsoever and pretty safe for the Met Gala, but gorgeous nevertheless.
Kim Kardashian is another one who plays it rather safe and has a bigger focus on looking good than the dress being something spectacular. For this fashion event of the year, however, something went -not wrong-, but not right either. She worked a Vivienne Westwood dress which was frankly rather boring and felt like a fancy version of the 90s street style fashion that’s been trending. Far from her iconic metallic dress last year and far from the statement fashion of the Met Gala. Her hair looked fierce though, sharp and perfect!
I like Kerry Washington’s style, you can always count on her bringing the glam game. But perhaps she was one year too late on this look, as I first had to double check that her black/metallic dress wasn’t from last year as it embraced that theme (Manus x Machina) perfectly. I liked the idea of the dress, but didn’t like the dress in specific, she kind of looked fierce though. And I’d never guess that the dress is signed by Michael Kors!
Leave it to Miranda Kerr to pull off an Oscar De La Renta with the most perfect charm and elegance. I’m not too sure about the relation to this year’s theme, but she looked like a spring dream. Adorable matching with the makeup and the pink details of the dress too. I feel like I could be Sleeping Beauty and sleep gracefully in that dress, you know?
We all know by know that Cara Delevingne works Chanel and she’s slaying most of the time. Lovely alternative to go for a suit instead of a dress and she looked pretty fierce with that hair too. Still not an obvious connection to this year’s theme, more like last year, but kudos to her for stepping up the fashion game!
Another person that should have a round of applause for experimenting, and even more so: stepping out of the comfort zone is Rihanna. If everyone else is playing safe, you know Rihanna is bringing the fun and artsy fashion game. No one knows what is going on, really, but it’s genius as 1) she wore Commes des Garçons 2) it’s a celebration of the art side of fashion. Gorgeous embracement of 3D flowers (?) and stylish to go for the lace up heels. Also gorgeous choice of makeup to top the look
Selena Gomez is always balancing on the edge of feminine and sophistication and yesterday’s Met Gala look was no exception. But that doesn’t take away the fact that it looked like a fancy night gown. Or a more structure slip dress. The forgettable color didn’t help either and without the embellishment it would have been a total bore. She looked gorgeous though, of course she did, but no clear connection to the theme (again).
I’m the first one to love any creation that includes gold and blue as the color combination is out of this world. But why on earth didn’t they go a few steps darker in the blue shade? It would have been even more flattering and add the luxurious touch to the feathers as well. The Versace gown with the color matching jewelries looked gorgeous otherwise. Fully possible that Lively is a living goddess too. And oh: she matched the “red carpet” perfectly. Gold and blue? All the way!
Solange Knowles is my fashion spirit most of the time and she’s always one of the first I look up after a big event. But it must have been cold in NYC or something because she showed up in a floor-length jacket. I don’t know how, but she still managed to look pretty fierce in Thome Browne though. But frankly speaking, tf the jacket’s trail wouldn’t be that long I thought she’d be heading out in the non-existing snow. The only fashion spirit thing about her look was her shoes that are pretty much the only reason I was convinced to go through with this post. Aren’t they a statement of geniusness?
Lily Rose Depp
LRD is only 17 but her fashion game is still better than the majority of us. That Chanel dress and her simple look is a gorgeous combination. Still no connection to the Met Gala theme but she looked flawless. Honestly though, without the embellishment of the flowers I would’ve already forgotten about this look, but hey, it’s all in the details.
Folks! Which is your hit/miss look from the evening? Were you happy, disappointed, excited? Let me know in the comments! Xx