Editors’ picks: Best and worst at the 2018 Met Gala

May 08 2018 by
Categories : Celebrity Style

The ELLE Canada editors pick their favourite and least favourite looks from last night’s Met Gala. 

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    Best: Rihanna in Maison Margiela

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    "Rihanna - one of the most anticipated guests (and co-chair) of the Met Gala - never disappoints or shies away from courting controversy.  Showing up as a high fashion interpretation of the Pope? I would have clutched my pearls in shock... but Riri already had them (and all the diamonds, crystals and beads) embedded in her incredible mitre-inspired hat and bejewelled cloak and dress." - Vanessa Craft, editor-in-chief 
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    Worst: Scarlett Johansson in Marchesa

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    "Disappointing choice from ScarJo! The dress is hard to marry up with the theme; it's Marchesa, which is a controversial choice considering the ties to Harvey Weinstein and even her beauty look feels dated – she looks incredible with short hair but didn't push the styling in a directional, edgy or interesting way." - Vanessa Craft, editor-in-chef 
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    Best: Janelle Monae in Marc Jacobs

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    "Janelle’s unique interpretation of the theme meant she avoided looking like a Boticelli painting come to life, like so many others. It was a heavenly combo of Sister Act and Alexis Carrington." -Jed Tallo, art director 
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    Worst: Salma Hayek in Altuzarra

    "While she kept to the theme, Salma’s sequinned tapestry dress looked less Garden of Eden (the inspo, apparently) and more like a page out of a children’s story book." -Jed Tallo, art director 
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    Best: Zendaya in Versace

    "Zendaya looked like a high-fashion Joan of Arc in her Versace dress." -Carli Whitwell, managing editor 
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    Worst: Tracee Ellis Ross in Michael Kors

    "Tracee Ellis Ross always tops my best-dressed lists so I was super sad face to see her in this bubblegum-pink number. Okay for a summer movie premiere but it definitely didn't fit the theme." -Carli Whitwell, managing editor 
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    Best: Evan Rachel Wood in Altuzarra

    "Evan nailed the theme without the help of cross accessories, a headpiece or cherubic motifs and managed to walk the line between cool, couture and on-theme." -Liz Guber, style editor
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    Worst: Sienna Miller in Louis Vuitton

    "I consider Sienna one of the OG celebrity fashion darlings, yet she looks like she's over the whole thing. Remember the amazing Pucci number she wore to the Met in 2015? More of that please, or perhaps consider skipping the next one, Si." -Liz Guber, style editor 
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    Best: Solange in Iris Van Herpen

    "I don't know who else could pull off Iris Van Herpen and braided halo. It felt so true to Solange" -Elaine Jyll Regio, market editor 
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    Worst: Bella Hadid in Chrome Hearts

    "Her look fell really flat for me and the proportions of her look didn't suit her at all. She could have had more fun with the theme." -Elaine Jyll Regio, market editor 
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    Best: Amal Clooney in Richard Quinn

    "Amal Clooney’s metallic Richard Quinn train was striking, dramatic and so perfect for that walk up the steps, and the open front with cigarette pants gave it some edge." -Ciara Rickard, production and copy editor
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    Worst: Greta Gerwig in The Row

    "I love that Greta Gerwig was daring and on-theme, but her The Row gown was just a tad too voluminous." - Ciara Rickard, production and copy editor
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    Best: Lena Waithe in Coach

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    "I audibly gasped when I got my first look at Lena Waithe's pride flag cape." -Patricia Karounos, editorial assistant 
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    Worst: Kendall Jenner in Off-White

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    "It's not a bad look, but Kendall Jenner played it a bit too safe to make a lasting impression at this year's gala" -Patricia Karounos, editorial assistant 
Categories: Celebrity Style