Finally, the first Monday in May is here!
The Met Gala, known as the most fashionable gala night of the year was full on glitz Monday night as the most famous faces in fashion, tv, music and sports came together to raise money for the Met’s Costume Institute and celebrate the grand opening of the latest exhibition.
This year’s theme: “Camp: Notes on High Fashion,” based on Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on Camp,” in which she defines Camp as “its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.” A handful of the attendees truly stood out though, as the red (pink) carpet saw daring ensembles that embraced the Gala’s theme of ‘camp.’
See All of the best looks from the Met Gala 2019 Red (Pink) Carpet:
Kacey Musgraves made her Met Gala debut looking like Barbie in an all-pink Jeremy Scott’s Moschino. The hot pink custom made leather Moto jacket gown featured a thigh-high slit. Kacey look was inspired by the exact Barbie doll the Metropolitan Museum of Art currently sells in its gift shop that retails for $75. The life-size look was completed with a matching pink fur scarf, hairdryer clutch by Moschino, and pink cat-eye sunglasses.
Emily Ratajkowski was the most daring with her look for the Met Gala. Wearing a custom Dundas floor-length gown, the ultimate naked dress featured a full bodice cut-out at her stomach that sparkled from head to toe. The embellished sheer dress connected with her wings headpiece that had chain details and feathers at the ear. She paired the gown with gold Jimmy Choo platform sandals.
Billy Porter went for an Ancient Egyptian inspired look with an entrance to the Met Gala that will not be forgotten. Making a theatrical entrance, he was carried on to the red carpet by six bare-chested men in golden pants, Porter wore a custom head-to-toe gold-sequined jumpsuit covered in beads that was complete with a matching cape by The Blonds. Raising his arms in the air, Porter revealed the cape was two oversized gold wings that were over 10 feet long. He completed the “Sun God” ensemble with 24-karat gold headpiece and gold-leaf Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.
Bella Hadid wore a cut-out black gown by Moschino. The figure-hugging gown featured a plunging neckline with different colored bejeweled gems and silver embellishments coated around the cutouts on her hips of the dress. She paired the gown with matching gloves that also featured embellishments throughout the arms.
Hailey Balwin wore a bubblegum long-sleeve turtleneck custom sequin dress by Alexander Wang. The pink dress featured an open back that exposed a bedazzled G-string. She finished the look off with a high ponytail that featured a black bow in her hair.
J. Lo was dripping in sparkles. Wearing a silver iridescent sequin beaded body-con gown by Versace, it featured a sky-high slit and a plunging neckline. She paired the ensemble with a matching diamond encrusted flapper-style headpiece and a 129.48 carat Harry Winston purple sapphire and diamond necklace.
The queen of fashion and woman of the hour, Anna Wintour wore a pink crystal-embellished floral gown from Chanel that was designed by the late creative director Karl Lagerfeld. She paired the Chanel gown with a pink and purple loose ostrich feathers shawl.
Laverne Cox turned heads in an all black custom made Christian Siriano gown. The black sequined structural gown featured a ruffled bold shoulder piece. Even the train of the dress had ruffles. She complemented the gown with turquoise hair with a swirling glitter headpiece.
Celine Dion dazzled the red carpet, donning a gold fringe metallic bodysuit by Oscar de la Renta. She paired the plunging neckline bodysuit that featured floor-skimming gold beaded sleeve fringe with a feathery headpiece and diamond chandelier earrings. According to Oscar de la Renta twitter account, the custom piece featured 18 panels of embroidery, hand-beaded by 52 master embroiders that weigh over 22 pounds and took over 3,000 hours to create.
Charli XCX wowed the red carpet in a voluminous neon yellow dress by Jean Paul Gaultier. The asymmetrical gown from Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Spring 2019 Couture collection, featured an extravagant ruffled hem with a thigh-high split and a thick bright yellow roped belt that cinched her waist. She completed the look with matching Jimmy Choo yellow open toe stiletto.
Awkwafina made her first Met Gala debut in a gold tiered custom gown by Altuzarra. Similar to Altuzarra AW19 design, the crinkle cut v-neck gown featured ruffled big sleeves on the shoulder, a modest slit thigh in front that revealed gold sparkling over the knee boots, also by Altuzarra.
Kate Moss graced the red carpet in a plunging floor-length silver sequined dress by Marc Jacobs. The custom sequin deco V-neckline gown was paired with a matching cape that gave it a dramatic finish. She accessorized her look with silver heels and a matching clutch bag.
Candice Swanepoel made a statement in an Atelier Prabal Gurung pale blue hand embroidered gown. The statement glittery gown featured a thigh-slit number, a silk taffeta tired train and had over 220,000 Swarovski crystals embroidered throughout the dress. Candice wore her blonde tresses pulled back into a high ponytail with three strands placed in the shape of infinity signs on her forehead. She completed the look with silver strappy heels by Giuseppe Zanotti.
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady. The ultimate power couple made their 11th Met Gala appearance together, gracing the red carpet in subtle color-coordinated looks. Gisele opted for sustainable fashion, wearing a silky pale pink Dior haute couture dress that featured an open back. Her husband, the GOAT Tom Brady color-coordinated with his wife wearing a velvet maroon tuxedo by Tom Ford.
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