The Met Gala is the ultimate red carpet event, where fashion and fame collide head on and it merges into a dazzling feast for the eyes. Truth be told, in the fashion world, the Met Gala is bigger than the Oscars, because it’s fashion’s night to shine! Personal guests of Anna Wintour, A-list celebrities, fashion bigwigs, and anybody’s who’s somebody major is invited to come together for an annual fundraising ball for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. Each year, the event is celebrated with a theme of that year’s Costume Institute exhibition that sets the tone for the formal dress of the night.
This year, the theme is “China: Through The Looking Glass”, a compelling homage to Eastern culture influences. The stars went on the red carpet in full force, keeping to the evening’s theme, while others seemed to eschew the running theme altogether and opted for flashy ensembles that don’t seem to fit in the theme.
Fitting for the occasion, theatrics were high on display with headgears to complement the various gowns and dresses. Our money is on Sarah Jessica Parker’s self-designed custom-made dress in collaboration with H&M topped off with an amazing statement Phillip Treacy headpiece with tassles to boot! Not to mention the surreal magical charm of Lady Gaga and the grandeur of Rihanna in her luxurious gold number designed by Guo Pei.
Now, while we can go on rambling about the best looks for the Met, we’d rather you feast your eyes on the most glamorous red carpet in the whole world.
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