Last night at the Met Gala, all of the best designers broke out whatever grand ideas they’ve had, paired with a starlet they’ve aligned with for the brand to create a masterpiece. The theme for last night was “Manus x Machina,” or what we will just boil down to fashion and technology. And while we didn’t see a lot of creative looks as far as fabrication and materials used, there definitely were a lot of interesting choices we didn’t see coming. Scroll down to see some of the best and worst looks from last night.
Lady Gaga dressed like Lady Gaga circa her Poker Face days, and I am here for it! Her no pants, leotard and punk heels were all good with me. When else can you look like this and get away with it? If you’re Gaga this is just a normal Monday.
Am I the only person who took the lyrics from Lemonade “I can wear her skin over mine. Her hair over mine. Her hands as gloves. Her teeth as confetti. Her scalp, a cap. Her sternum my bedazzled cane” as a literal Givenchy translation into a dress? I’m convinced of this theory, and it’s her own update to the naked dress that I’m here for.
I’m really happy that Olivier Rousteing took Cindy Crawford this year—obviously she is iconic, but she was showing out last night in this Balmain gown and showing all the young girls what’s really good.
Always a Gucci-clad girl, Florence never really disappoints. I loved this take on the theme, going for more metallic and a fluid shape. It was definitely one of the more wearable pieces we saw last night.
Honestly I can’t even comprehend how adorable she is, and how relevant she is making Chanel look. Chanel is no longer the black logo bag for old women, or the brand that’s so unreachable—Willow makes it look cool, and something you want to get your hands on now.
I never feel disappointed by Solange; even on her most casual days, she slays. Is this a nod to Lemonade? I think so, and I think it is flawless.
To be honest, as soon as I saw this look yes I did think of the Simpsons, but I also started googling how I could make this hairstyle possible for myself. The Calvin Klein sequin gown is stunning and I can’t get enough of this look.
Is this look a little dark? Absolutely–but it’s also one of the coolest things Prada has done in a while, really taking a risk sartorially instead of treading the line of pretty and cute.
Taylor Swift really tried this year! You can tell by that pose that she was really feeling herself. Unfortunately the look just doesn’t work—though it is Louis Vuitton and Nicolas Ghesquière is an incredible genius, this creation turned out looking like foil and strappy stripper shoes with a bad goth lip color.
I love the Cruella Deville hair, but all the buckles just aren’t one of Jeremy Scott’s best creations. It just makes me want to get in a car, full of diamonds.
She is queen of bodycon, and high slits. Does this dress look pretty? Sure. But is it the BEST look for the Met Gala? No—she’s worn this silhouette so many times before, and it’s the usual routine of pushing boobs up, showing off butt. Maybe next year Kim.
You know this wouldn’t be half bad if it weren’t for all the odd lace openings. However, it just reads as trashy and as if they used duct tape to put together the dress.
It’s one thing to be cool and edgy. It’s a whole other thing to not put in any effort and that is what Grimes continues to do.