Tracee Ellis Ross never gets the red-carpet credit she deserves IMO. (Remember her Zuhair Murad gown at the Golden Globes?) Tonight, she was perfectly on theme and perfectly chic in cocktail length Comme Des Garçons in the most beautiful blue.
Part of the fun of the Met gala is interpreting the theme to your style. I thought Jennifer Connelly’s fit and flare Louis Vuitton dress (not to mention her earrings and slicked back hair) was on brand for her and the evening.
Hot pants, ruffles and a cape? IN! Hailee Steinfeld’s Vera Wang ensemble took pushed her a little closer to the avant garde theme without the outfit wearing her (which is more than I can say about Katy Perry, despite how much people are worshipping at that altar today). It would be remiss to if I didn’t mention how beautifully it paired with the the scraped, facelift ponytail and dense liner.
We’ve seen you in this before, Jennifer Lopez. SO. MANY. TIMES. Also, I can’t decide which is more infuriating: that awful infantile shade of blue or your awful infantile accessory of a date, who I refused to name here.
A lot of people thought Selena Gomez played it too safe, but I love the classic silhouette and intricate embroidered stars. Plus, the choker and her vivid not-quite-fuchsia eyeshadow made the look more dramatic.
There’s a famous Rei Kawakubo quote that goes, “something doesn’t have to be pretty to be beautiful.” It seems that a lot of the night’s celebrities attempted to de-pretty their looks to fit the theme. The sheer thigh-high is ruining an already questionable deconstructed ensemble.
Kendall looked hot as hell in her sparkling La Perla Haute Couture gown, which was created with 85,000 crystals. While rumours of her officially dating A$AP Rocky swirled, Jenner looked like she was having the time of her life in the glittery ensemble, as BFF Bella Hadid captured her dancing the night away on Instagram Stories. The gown seemed to provoke an attitude in Jenner and make her feel on top of the world, which is what ultimately won me over and placed her on top of my best dressed list for this year’s MET Gala.
It breaks my heart to ever speak a bad word about Kim K, but alas, here I am. I was seriously underwhelmed by her simple white Vivienne Westwood dress (the post-Paris attack re-branding continues). While I applaud her for revealing on Ellen that she is taking a step back from material possessions since her incident in France- honey! It’s the MET! Her lack of fashion risk seriously disappointed me and placed her on top of my worst dressed this year. (Although her beauty look was A1).