So last night saw the most glamorous night on the fashion calendar make a return, and, true to form, it seemed like a hell of a lot of the guests had absolutely no understanding (or care) for the theme. I am talking of course, about the Met Gala, and with this year’s theme being the relatively easy ‘Gilded Glamour’ alluding to the era of 1870 – 1890 that is often referred to as the gilded age, you really could’ve expected the participants to at least nod to the theme. But no, we got lots of skin and bead dresses, barely there outfits, head shaking monstrosities, and Kim Kardashian proving that she’s no Marilyn Monroe, even if she was wearing her dress.
Still, there were some stars who understood the theme, or, at the very least delivered on the glamour front. Chief amongst them was the co-host Blake Lively, a star who always shines at the Met Gala, and this year was no exception. Her stunning gown by Atelier Versace was inspired by Lady Liberty, and she affected the most incredible on carpet transformation of her gown that was truly ‘a moment’ on a night severely lacking in them. Even hubby Ryan Reynolds said ‘Wow’, and it was hard not to agree with it. Wonder if we’ll be seeing something similar on the stands at Wrexham any time soon?
Reporter Genisis Suero became a breakout star in an exquisite, totally on theme dress that had the whole of twitter asking ‘who is she?’. She looked exqusite, but when you have reporters outshining the invited guests, you know it’s a bad year.
Others who totally rocked the theme included Billie Eilish, who’s style reminded me of when Vivienne Westwood resurrected the ‘mini crinis’ in the 1990s, Sarah Jessica Parker with her trademark Phillip Treacy headpiece and a dress based on a Met exhibit and Laura Harrier and Nicola Coughlin, who got the silhouette spot on with full skirts, corset style bodices and nipped in waistbands. Anitta was another standout, the use of pearls in her gown was just inspired, and again the silhouette was just right.
I have featured some of the other notable looks from the night that I loved, although not strictly on the timeline of the gilded era, they definitely fit the glamour category.
Blake Lively in Atelier Versace
Jessica Chastain in Gucci
Billie Eilish in Gucci by Alessandro Michele
Laura Harrier in Glemaud
Carey Mulligan in Schiaparelli
Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton
Dakota Johnson in Gucci
Anitta in MOSCHINO BY JEREMY SCOTT
Nicola Coughlan in Richard Quinn
Sarah Jessica Parker in a Christopher John Rogers dress and a Phillip Treacy Headpiece
Lizzo In Thom Browne
Kate Moss in Burberry
See more looks here.