Easily my favourite fashion night of the year, the Met Gala never fails to showcase the most stunning and creative looks. The night where designers get to play dress up with their favourite stars and marry the fun, elegance and playfulness of it all. This year’s theme was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, delving into the idea of clothing and fashion created by hand (manus) and machine. For many it easily translated to metals, robotics and future AI, but Manus x Machina is very much in the today. Understated looks that carried the technology and digital machinery that plays an integral part in our current fashion, giving life to beautiful timeless looks that although doesn’t carry the theme as clearly as others, do just the same. After scouring the hundred looks from last night, here are the ones on my top list.
1. Claire Danes in Zac Posen
Claire Danes looks like she has stepped out of a fairytale book and straight on to the red carpet. The gown looks perfectly fit for Cinderella, a gorgeous powder blue ball gown with a traditional princess silhouette that lit up in an enchanting glow. It was crafted in such a way that looked so graceful and elegant, embodying the theme so perfectly that I have to give this my number one spot.
2. Bella Hadid in Givenchy
I’m big on wearing black, and although it doesn’t always translate well on the red carpet, Bella really shined in this beautiful dress by Givenchy. Simple and minimal on the top with a perfectly cinched waist before going into a dramatic silhouette with gorgeous textures and a classy split. A dress so fitting for a gala that when paired with the boots, looked daring and brought a modern twist to the ensemble.
3. Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen
This dress gave me a heart attack. I saw it and I knew this is the one dress I need in my life. I can already see it – lounging on a chaise longue listening to Nat King Cole while sipping on some sherry (let’s make this happen). It is so, so beautiful that I am almost at lost for words. Nicole looks like a moon goddess who simply decided to make a quick stop at the Met Gala. The celestial art, soft draped chiffon cape, the way it shines and glitters is so ethereal and mystical, also reminiscent of old George Wolfe Plank illustrations. The precise cut out details bring in the edge and machina touch into the mix. Now if anyone will buy me this dress…
Kate Hudson in Versace | Poppy Delevingne in Marchesa | Zendaya in Michael Kors