Manhattan’s annual Met Gala brought out the exclusive, the bravest and the boldest fashion moments of 2016. ManusxMachina: Fashion in an Age of Technology was this year’s theme, and art and fashion came together meshing the handmade (manus) and machine made (machina) concepts in support of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s costume institute. The gala kicked off the spring exhibit with a star-studded red carpet. Here are the looks we loved.
Taylor Swift, Louis Vuitton
If the look were a hashtag it would be: #goodgirlgonebad
The honorary co-chair knocked socks off in a silver cutout dress. The metallic pattern and warrior-esque heels say badass, but the ruffle layers and blonde peroxide bob add a touch of femininity. What put the look over the edge? The deep blue lipstick.
If the look were a hashtag it would be: #spacesuit
Modern, clean and oh so shiny. If Justin Timberlake were beside her, I’m sure he’d ask her to Hop into my spaceship coupe. Nothing says futuristic like a metallic jumpsuit. The geometric one-piece hit all the right technological notes–a motherboard ready for an intergalactic fashion war.
Claire Danes, Zac Posen
If the look were a hashtag it would be: #moderncinderella
Why have a pumpkin carriage when you could have a self-driving car? Cinderella meets 21st century in this one-of-a-kind gown. The structure and craftsmanship is clearly Zac Posen, but the illuminating ball gown? Out of this world. Watch how it lights up on Instagram.
Nicole Kidman, Alexander McQueen
If the look were a hashtag it would be: #starrynight
Incase you miss the next full moon, link back to this dress. Silver full moons, crescent moons and starry details line the gown fit for a modern-day queen. And the sheer, floor length cape and jeweled crown? We’re still bewitched by it all.
Kate Bosworth, Dolce & Gabbana
If the look were a hashtag it would be: #bestdressed
Kate stole Taylor’s red lip, classic thing that he likes. The actress donned a romantic look, with hand sewn flowers and details, but the heavily bejeweled top and matching crown made this look a win. As Giuliana Rancic said, “This is what the Met Gala’s all about.”
If the look were a hashtag it would be: #lemonade
Embellished latex and blue eye shadow? Only Queen B.
Blake Lively, Burberry
If the look were a hashtag it would be: #xoxo
True to her last name, the Gossip Girl star broke up the monotony of metallics on the red carpet. A Rose Quartz hue doesn’t typically scream “tech,” but the whimsical gown’s topical structure and firey red implications created modern vibes (as Kanye would say).
Gigi Hadid, Tommy Hilfiger
Zayn Malik, Versace
If the look were a hashtag it would be: #bestdressedcouple
I bet you thought Kimye was the couple of the night until these two stopped the show. Gigi’s sheer bottom, choker collar, fitted bodice and silver slicked back hair made jaws drop. Former One Direction popstar did a total 180–from boy band yuppie to tough guy techie. Robot sleeves and all.
What looks did you love at the Met Gala 2016? Tell us in the comments below, or tag @longislandpulse on your favorite Instagram pics of the night.