MET Gala 2016 Review

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Met Gala 2016

Every year a large number of celebrities within the fashion, music and entertainment business revealed their best dresses and suits but only a few have taken the crown this year.

Last year, the event created a social media frenzy with the public and blogs, commenting on the types of outfits that were showcased by the celebrities. Artists such as Rihanna, Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez took the crown as they shocked many with their approach to the theme that is required to follow. In 2015, the ball specifically selected China: through the looking glass whereas this year, the theme had more of a futuristic focus, Manus x Machina: Fashion in an age of Technology.

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Acknowledging this year’s theme, many were spotted in metallic and futuristic garments.

The youngest sister of the Kardashians, Kylie Jenner made her first appearance at the Met Gala in a fitted long metallic grown which accurately portrayed her curves and body. Evidently the dress was specifically altered to her shape, incorporating cuts and sheer perfectly. Balmain continued to make appearances on the red carpet from Kim Kardashian to Cindy Crawford. Kim Kardashian strutted the red carpet with her beau Kanye west who also represented Balmain with his embellished jacket. The couple was classed as the ‘Best Dressed Couple’ this year. No doubt, the Wests are simultaneously matching, embodying ‘fashion in an age of technology’ and slayed doing so! Nonetheless, the soon to be wife of Russell Wilson took the crown as best dressed of the night. Inspired by Hunger Games and Storm (X-Men), Ciara experimented with her look as she shined in a crystal-embellished dress designed by H&M with silver hair. The singer sported a dress that complimented her form and style, enabling her to receive more recognition in fashion industry.

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Despite this, several individuals were disappointed with Beyoncé’s choice of outfit this year.

After making such an entrance at last years Met Gala in an all nude sheer dress, expectations of Queen Bey killing this event was high. Beyoncé wore a nude latex dress that complimented her body but did not however leave an everlasting impression on us. Even more, Lady Gaga attended in a leather jacket which included designs and embellishments representing a computer motherboard. Although staying true to this year’s theme, there is no doubt Gaga could have done better. Also belonging in the worst dressed category, Solange Knowles displayed a frill vibrant dress that is unfortunately now recognized as a fashion fail this year.

With the amount of celebrities and icons attending the Met Gala, many are set to fail whilst others continue to slay every year.

Unfortunately, the celebrities that are commonly acknowledged for their personal style and approach failed to grab our attention from the likes of Beyoncé, Solange Knowles to Taylor Swift. Regardless of this, males such as Zayn Malik looked dapper with supermodel Gigi Hadid in his arms, Jaden Smith, Idris Elba and Wiz Khalifa just to name a few. Nonetheless, this years Met Gala 2016 was undeniably an event to watch! In your opinion who do you believe was best and worst dressed?

Blog by Raissa Coulibaly

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