Met Gala 2016 – Best & Worst

Ah, the Met Gala. A yearly opportunity for us mere mortals to long for a more luxurious, picture-perfect life. Thanks Anna Wintour. The Met Gala is always full to the brim with a variety of approaches to the annual theme – and this year’s theme was ‘Fashion in an Age of Technology’. As easily predicted, the red carpet saw an abundance of silvers and metallics. Whilst some didn’t acknowledge the theme at all, many took a futuristic stance. As is typical of the event, there are always some … um … interesting looks (I can’t even think about Madonna right now), but also a handful of show-stoppers. After I recovered from my disappointment at Rihanna’s absence, I compiled a list of 20 outfits and created a rating system. So here is my list, in order from lowest to highest rated.

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato – Moschino

Relevance to the theme: 2/5
Creativity: 1/5
Dress: 1/5
Hair and Makeup 3/5
Notes: Why does that print look like it should be on the wallpaper in the toilet of your local spoons?
Overall: 7/20

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Selena Gomez – Louis Vuitton

Relevance to the theme: 1/5
Creativity: 1/5
Dress: 1/5
Hair and Makeup 4/5
Notes: The dress is drab and what are those shoes about? It’s a no from me.
Overall: 7/20

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift – Louis Vuitton

Relevance to the theme: 2/5
Creativity: 2/5
Dress: 2/5
Hair and Makeup 2/5
Notes: Go home, Jenny.
Overall: 8/20

Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander – Louis Vuitton

Relevance to the theme: 2/5
Creativity: 2/5
Dress: 2/5
Hair and Makeup 3/5
Notes: -1 point for disappointing me. Her Ex_Machina AI look was far better.
Overall: 8/20

Katy Perry

Katy Perry – Prada

Relevance to the theme: 3/5
Creativity: 4/5
Dress: 1/5
Hair and Makeup 1/5
Notes: It is scientifically proven that bleached eyebrows suit 2% of the population. Katy Perry is not one of them.
Overall: 9/20

Beyonce

Beyoncé – Givenchy

Relevance to the theme: 3/5
Creativity: 4/5
Dress: 3/5
Hair and Makeup 2/5
Notes: I was totally rooting for this look until it got compared to ‘endoplasmic reticulum with ribosomes attached to it’ (yeah, I totally know what that is). Also, that makeup? Bey’s face looks far more sublime with no makeup at all.
Overall: 12/20

Rita Ora

Becky Rita Ora – Vera Wang

Relevance to the theme: 3/5
Creativity: 3/5
Dress: 3/5
Hair and Makeup 3/5
Notes: Good hair.
Overall: 12/20

Willow Smith

Willow Smith – Chanel

Relevance to the theme: 2/5
Creativity: 3/5
Dress: 4/5 (not a dress, but who cares?)
Hair and Makeup 4/5
Notes: These young women certainly know how to work their trouser suits.
Overall: 13/20

Brie Larson

Brie Larson – Proenza Schouler

Relevance to the theme: 3/5
Creativity: 2/5
Dress: 4/5
Hair and Makeup 4/5
Notes: Very shiny. But very beautiful. I’m not sure how she managed to make sequins look understated, but she did.
Overall: 13/20

Amber Heard

Amber Heard – Ralph Lauren

Relevance to the theme: 2/5
Creativity: 2/5
Dress: 5/5
Hair and Makeup 5/5
Notes: Not very relevant but extremely chic.
Overall: 14/20

Kate Upton

Kate Upton – Topshop

Relevance to the theme: 3/5
Creativity: 2/5
Dress: 4/5
Hair and Makeup 5/5
Notes: Today’s answer to a Hollywood starlet. +1 point for her amazing figure.
Overall: 14/20

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams – Louis Vuitton

Relevance to the theme: 3/5
Creativity: 3/5
Dress: 4/5
Hair and Makeup 5/5
Notes: I would wear this look– the boots are (surprisingly) working for me.
Overall: 15/20

Lily Depp

Lily-Rose Depp – Chanel

Relevance to the theme: 2/5
Creativity: 3/5
Dress: 5/5
Hair and Makeup 5/5
Notes: Bow down there is a new girl in town. She is Slay. Ing. (And she’s only 16.)
Overall: 15/20

Zendaya

Zendaya – Michael Kors

Relevance to the theme: 3/5
Creativity: 3/5
Dress: 5/5
Hair and Makeup 4/5
Notes: Not a fan of a bowl cut – but she does suit it.
Overall: 15/20

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Poppy Delevingne – Marchesa

Relevance to the theme: 3/5
Creativity: 3/5
Dress: 5/5
Hair and Makeup 5/5
Notes: This is dark glamour done to perfection. Dead straight platinum locks and wine coloured lips are a great accompaniment to a dress dripping with jewels.
Overall: 16/20

K Stew

Kristen Stewart – Chanel

Relevance to the theme: 4/5
Creativity: 4/5
Dress: 4/5
Hair and Makeup 4/5
Notes: Her dress reminds me of TV static – that’s still in an age of technology, right?
Overall: 16/20

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Emma Watson – Calvin Klein

Relevance to the theme: 3/5
Creativity: 3/5
Dress: 5/5
Hair and Makeup 5/5
Notes: She’s great at beautifully structured looks. Classic with a modern twist.
Overall: 16/20

Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid – Givenchy

Relevance to the theme: 2/5
Creativity: 2/5
Dress: 5/5
Hair and Makeup 5/5
Notes: I’m can’t see much relevance to Fashion in an Age of Technology, but does that matter? I’m wowed. I need to get me a Givenchy gown to go with my black knee high boots. +2 points for the boots.
Overall: 16/20

Lupita

Lupita N’yongo – Calvin Klein

Relevance to the theme: 4/5
Creativity: 4/5
Dress: 4/5
Hair and Makeup 4/5
Notes: If you’re going to go all out with your hair, the Met Gala is the place to do it. It’s a unique style but befitting to the theme and chic as hell.
Overall: 16/20

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss – Brandon Maxwell

Relevance to the theme: 3/5
Creativity: 4/5
Dress: 5/5
Hair and Makeup 5/5
Notes: She managed three different looks in one night without changing her outfit (she started the event with a structured coat and the dress was shortened for the after party). That coat deserves a special mention.
Overall: 17/20

Ciara

Ciara – H&M

Relevance to the theme: 3/5
Creativity: 4/5
Dress: 5/5
Hair and Makeup 5/5
Notes: I love the silver hair. Is anyone else thinking of Marvel’s Storm?
Overall: 17/20

Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan Dunn – Balmain

Relevance to the theme: 4/5
Creativity: 3/5
Dress: 5/5
Hair and Makeup 5/5
Notes: This look was kind of overdone (*cough* Kardashian*cough*), but Jourdan looks like a futuristic warrior goddess.
Overall: 17/20

Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg – Calvin Klein

Relevance to the theme: 3/5
Creativity: 4/5
Dress: 5/5
Hair and Makeup 5/5
Notes: Both youthful and sophisticated. I love the headdress. Black Excellence.
Overall: 17/20

Karolina Kurkova

Karolina Kurkova – Marchesa and IBM

Relevance to the theme: 5/5
Creativity: 5/5
Dress: 4/5
Hair and Makeup 5/5
Notes: The flowers lit up in response to social media activity – if that isn’t a perfect approach to the theme, is there such thing as perfection?
Overall: 19/20

Clare Danes

Claire Danes – Zac Posen

Relevance to the theme: 5/5
Creativity: 5/5
Dress: 5/5
Hair and Makeup 4/5
Notes: Ever wondered what Cinderella would look like in 2084? Here is your answer. (Refer to the feature photo to see the full effect.)
Overall: 19/20

Do you disagree with any of my ratings? If so, feel free to comment below! After all, these views are only my own.

Thanks for reading.

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16 thoughts on “Met Gala 2016 – Best & Worst

  1. Love this post! Clare Danes looked incredible and definitely trumped everyone with her Zac Posen gown, total dedication to the theme.

    Harriet #DftE

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  2. Claire Danes had it in the bag…when that gown lit up….ahhhhh

    I loved Emma Watson as well.

    I was not terribly thrilled with the theme….a lot of people looked very weird.

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