Every year, the Met Gala Ball is the biggest date on the fashion calendar and the one we look forward to more eagerly than the Oscars red carpet. Why? Because it’s the only place where the stars really let themselves go fashion wild and can blame it all on being a costume.
This year, the theme for the MOMA event was legendary Japanese fashion designer ‘Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between’. Interpret that as you will.
As ever, there were striking custom-made dresses, creative accessories and artful hair and make-up.
Here is a rundown of our favourite – and most talked about – looks of the night.
Katy loves an excuse to dress up. Her career is basically a showcase of literal brief interpretations. But we have to give her some credit for rejecting sexy in favour of crazy, and wearing a red veiled outfit that has its own wing mirrors. The look was designed by designer John Galliano, which has caused some upset on Twitter.
We knew she wouldn’t let us down. Looking resplendent in a Commes De Garcons layered creation.
Another blonde crop, this time looking gorgeous on Rita Ora. She teamed her bold make-up look with a red silk ribbon dress by Marchesa and earrings that were apparently worth upwards of $3million.
And the award for bizarre accessory of the evening goes to Jaden Smith, who carried around his recently sheered dreadlocks like a handbag. He was seen dancing with said dreadlocks later that evening, according to the Guardian.
Well, this is one hell of a power look if ever we’ve seen one. Cara looked flawless in her bejewelled Chanel trouser suit. She also painted her apparently shaven head silver, and studded it with jewels and dew drops.
Gigi partook in a spot of Jolie-ing as she flashed her fishnet hold-ups underneath her Tommy Hilfiger gown.
Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh
OK, so Pharrell’s interpretation of the brief was a little bit like a guy who brings a mask he doesn’t wear to a fancy dress party. He’s just crawled the name ‘Rei’ in biro on his jeans. Wife Helen, however, should be praised for her commitment to the avant garde cause by wearing this Comme des Garcons body suit and really not caring.
If in doubt, wear a giant trench coat, like Priyanka Chopra. The actress swept the floor in her oversized Inspector Gadget-esque creation by Ralph Lauren.
Enjoying the blunt bob on Kylie here. The Atelier Versace nude gown we’ve seen somewhere before.
We love this dramatic, period-esque dress by Elizabeth Kennedy on Lena Dunham. We love even more that she’s wearing a Planned Parenthood pin.
Every year she manages to pull it out of the bag. This year, she wore the freakin’ bag. Love this Thom Browne creation, apparently inspired by Missy Elliot in ‘The Rain [Supa Dupa Fly]’ video.
One of our favourite hair and beauty looks of the evening comes from Lily Collins, with her blunt, modern crop and dark, almost black lip.
First of all, that blonde crop is beautiful. Secondly, this Oscar de la Renta gown is made with real roses. We die.
Cassie and P Diddy
No idea what’s going on here but the award for excellent step loitering goes to P Diddy. Or whatever he’s calling himself at the moment.
Loving the pink veil on Lily. And those unexpected Balenciaga boots, too. Super hero levels of crazy we can get on board with.
Bealla gets an honourable mention for being the only star to wear a full-on onesie.
Love the dedication to the deconstruction trend, here. Also love that this dress is by H&M AND that Jourdan helped to make it.
Wearing the most gorgeous beauty look of the evening was Zendaya in peach tones and a soft afro. She teamed her look with a flowing Dolce & Gabbana gown.
Figure skater at the front…
Full-on Madonna at the back…