The annual MET gala–or rather the Oscars of the fashion world (except only crazier)–has begun. Unlike any other red carpet, this is the time to bring out the most fashionable of fashionable ensembles. In fact, the more thought-provoking it is, the better. Departing from last year’s theme of ‘Manus x Machina’, this year the Costume Institute Gala pays tribute to Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo and her line Commes des Garçons–we can only expect a lot of out-of-this-world looks.
Keeping our eyes close to the stunning frocks that hit the red carpet, the MEGAstyle.ph and MEGA editors weigh in on who landed the best-dressed list (in this case, who followed and nailed the avant-garde dress code):
Following her massive yellow robe by Guo Pei last year, Riri is back on the red carpet in another over-the-top ensemble, just as we expected. She embodied a quintessential Rei Kawakubo creation in an exaggerated floral frock from the Commes des Garçons 2016 fall collection, paired with thigh-high lace-up heels that added more drama to her exposed legs.
It may not totally be on-theme, but we’re giving props to Zendaya for going for a bold look unlike no other. She brought an enlivening summer flair to the red carpet in a tropical print off-shoulder ball gown by Dolce & Gabbana. Beauty-wise, her voluminous Afro and bright coral lips complemented her massive tropical skirt.
Solange’s ensemble is a hit or miss–some of us were up for it and some were not–but her unusual winter getup in a Thom Browne puffa jacket, and ice-skating shoes has to be a first at the Met gala carpet, and it very much fits the theme!
Lily Aldrige looked like she just stepped out from a fashion editorial in Ralph Lauren Couture. Unexpected pairings like striking red thigh-high boots and shocking pink veil with a classic silk charmeuse dress make an exciting red carpet look.
The model of-the-moment showed us how to sport the nude trend without looking washed out on the red carpet. Redefining the avant-garde dress code with class, Gigi stepped out in an asymmetrical nude frock by Tommy Hilfiger. The play of silhouettes and fabrics made the subtle hue look less safe and boring.
The Fifty Shades Darker star stayed true to the theme without looking too obvious. Although it may not look as abstract as you’d expect it to be, Dakota highlighted Kawakubo’s signature elements of ruffles, volume and drama, in one romantic satin black frock by Gucci. She also took florals to a darker, and much edgier route–creating a look that’s both soft and strong.
The co-chair of this year’s Met gala clearly wasn’t underdressed (not like she ever did). Katy Perry took her evolving style a step further by donning a red chiffon frock covered in a red Maison Margiela veil by John Galliano. She looked like a work of art, which perfectly channeled Kawakubo’s avant-garde trademark.
Lily stepped into the red carpet looking like a gothic princess in the modern world. Her matching edgy dark blunt haircut and dark lip (which we’ve seen her sport many times) elevated her tulle skirt and black corseted top.
In-article images: Vogue
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