Although Beyoncé wore jeweled latex, and we should be happy with that, the order of the day at the 2016 Met Gala, was…no order. Fashions revealed at one of the biggest fashion events of the year ran up and down the style spectrum this year. Yes, lots is being made of the evening’s theme, centered around the MET’s new costume exhibit museum’s “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” but really, there wasn’t a lot of looking forward in this crowd.
Co-host Taylor Swift wore a silver Louis Vuitton mini (plus sexy knee high strap stiletto) but decidedly futuristic? It seems if one was wearing silver, as Rita Ora was in her feathery silver by Vera Wang with its long train, once was immediately thought keeping with the theme, But truly the only futuristic looking attendee last night was Gigi Hadid’s boyfriend Zayn Malik sporting robot-like arm coverings. (Gigi wore a silvery fronted Versace.)
The actual best use of wearable tech last night was Clare Danes in light-up ZacPosen gown.
Even though the stars did miss the mark with the theme of the night, many were dressed smashingly. They really do come out and dress-up for what is called the Oscars of the East Coast. Kim Kardashian West was in a Balmain gown with a big slit, her hubby in silvery Fear of God glittery jacket and knee-ripped blue jeans. Zoe Saldana’s peacock dress and train beat Ora’s train by a mile in length and Emma Stone looked radiant in white as did Robert Pattison elegant in his Dior Homme white jacket, black pants and black bow tie.
And Madonna revealed booty (and breasts) through the lace she wore.
Maybe the night does go to Beyoncé in her peach colored latex gown by Givenchy, prejudice as we are to this material we all love.