Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The best dressed guests at the Met Gala


I always love it when guests respect the dresscode of a party. Not that I don’t admire those who break the rules sometimes, but honouring the sartorial preferences of your host(ess) is something that has become a rarity these days.

This year’s dresscode for the most important fashion event of the year, the MetGala, was “Chinese white tie” in line with the exhibition’s theme “China: Through the Looking Glass”.

“White tie” is of course the most formal (western) dresscode you can get, consisting of white tie and tailcoat for men and a formal gown for women. A request to wear white tie tends to make people nervous… I guess the same thing can be said about any event hosted by Anna Wintour!

Many of the guests got ready in hotels close to the Metropolitan Museum, posting instagram updates of hair, makeup, getting-ready-drinks, pyjama parties, departure and arrival. To me that was the best part of the Met Gala… the anticipation!

Here you’ll see some of the best dressed guests, or at least my favourites. Emma Roberts and Anne Hathaway in Ralph Lauren, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Versace, Alexa Chung in Erdem and Zendaya in Fausto Puglisi took my breath away! That said, there were also several celebrities who had their dresses blown away… or at least that’s what it looked like…

In fact Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashion all looked practically naked, but I think the only one who really pulled it off was Beyoncé, wearing Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci. Another very big entrance was made by Rihanna, in a yellow couture cape made by Chinese designer Guo Pei. 

All photos were previously published on instagram. The name of the photographer (or person who posted it) is listed behind the name of the guests / portraitees.
Photo 1. Emma Roberts, photo @emmaroberts
Photo 2. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, photo @derekblasberg
Photo 3. Chinese handbag, photo @hamishbowles
Photo 4. Alexa Chung, photo @erdemlondon
Photo 5. Emily Ratajowski, photo @emrata 
Photo 6. Kate Hudson and Michael Kors, photo @michaelkors
Photo 7. Anne Hathaway, photo @NYTimesfashion
Photo 8. Anna Wintour and Bee Shaffer, photo @bfa_nyc
Photo 9. George and Amal Clooney, photo @bfa_nyc
Photo 10. Zendaya, photo @hollywoodcloset
Photo 11. Rihanna, photo @campglamour
Photo 12. Brie Larson, Courtney Eaton, Annabelle Wallis, photo @newyorktimesfashion
Photo 13. Reese Witherspoon, Kate Hudson and Derek Blasberg, photo @derekblasberg
Photo 14. Karen Elson, photo @bfa_nyc
Photo 15. Zendaya, photo @bfa_nyc
Photo 16. JayZ and Beyoncé, photo @kevintachman for @vogue
Photo 17. Georgina Chapman, photo @privategg
Photo 18. The entrance of the Met, photo @taylorjewell

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