Yesterday marked 2016’s annual Met Gala.
The night of the year where celebrities and influential people gather at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and participate in the themed black tie event.
This years theme and exhibit was “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an age of Technology”. This aims to explore the relationship between clothes created by hand as opposed to clothes created by mass production (the machine). Haute Couture Vs fast produced garments to meet high demand. The Exhibit charts the evolution of fashion from the creation of the sewing machine to the current mass production of clothes we see today.
Anna Wintour and Apple’s Jonathan Ive came together to be the events co-chairs and as expected metallics and slicked back hair were a strong feature of the night. However, more accessible brands like J Crew and H&M were also seen on the red carpet by stars like Hailee Steinfeld and Lena Dunham.
Here at Defacto we want to show you our six favourite looks of the night.
Starting with Beyonce and her latex Givenchy dress.
We didn’t think she could top her sheer detailed dress from last year but here we are. The nude latex dress, with puffy shoulders, was studded with pearls, which reportedly cost £8000 per pearl! She also sported sleek straight hair and smoky eyes.
Zendaya is a total chameleon on the red carpet. This time around she wore a slinky Michael Korrs dress.
She’s the only person we’ve known that can make a bowl cut look good. Her sleek do coupled with her gold metallic gown made her look like some kind of futuristic queen.
Blake Lively is known for her elegant gowns at the MET Gala but this years Burberry dress was something else.
The pink gown features red floral detailing and a long trailing cape. Her classy up-do, simple red lip and her low key make up truly made her look like a princess.
Lupita Nyong’o impressed everyone with her towering hair do but she impressed us with her style and her Calvin Klein dress.
This dress is from a collection which Emma Watson and Margo Robbie also wore dresses from. The shimmering sea foam green metallic elements of the dress make it so eye-catching. The shaping and the plunge neckline are truly a compliment to her figure and this dress and look as a whole were a standout of the night.
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid made their red carpet debut as a couple. Therefore they are being judged as one.
Zayn wore a custom made Versace suit and opted for a metal gauntlet and arm piece instead of a tie. His fashion choice here really incorporated the theme of the night and went well with Gigi’s Tommy Hilfiger dress. Her strapless bodice was tied together with a semi sheer skirt. The fabric continues up to a choker around her neck and is cinched in at the waist with a metallic belt. Great couple outfit!
Lastly, Claire Danes showed up looking like a modern day Cinderella in a Zac Posen ball gown.
The full skirt and structured bodice is a timeless and simple design choice but somehow this gown is still so striking and impressive. The way the fabric folds and kicks out is so beautiful. That’s not all though. It turned out that us wondering how this may have incorporated the machine aspect of the night wasn’t necessary as her dress literally lit up!
So many striking and beautiful looks at the Met Gala this year, did you have a favourite?