The Met Gala is probably one of fashion’s most awaited event every year. Aside from the fact that it’s packed with a-listers wearing their most glamorous look and gleaming with high end sophistication, i believe that it’s always the fashion that people (specially fashion addicts like me) look forward to. From what’s hot to what’s flop, thou shall not miss a thing!
This year’s theme is very fashion forward and gives us an overview on what designers, all throughout the years, think what fashion will be as it goes with the advances of modern technology. “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” was interpreted through many different breathtaking ways. From metallics to holograms to cyborg-like accessories. The inspiration ran wild, you’re just limited to what modern technology upholds (which is by the way limitless).
Truth be told, i did expect a lot of Chalayans in the red carpet but to my disappointment, i did not see any. Or did i miss? Let me know! Though i wasn’t totally dismayed since i saw a lot of good stuff!
First in our list is none other than Florence Welch and her Gucci holographic embellished dress. Welch also rocked a whimsical Gucci masterpiece during this year’s Grammy’s last February. I have to admit, Alessandro is doing a pretty great job with those bespoke dresses.
Anyway this holographic Gucci dress gives us the futuristic feels without having to look like a character from The Terminator. The details and beading still provided that quaint and stylish vibe while still looking theme-appropriate. I am obsessed with it. Seriously, what’s not to love.
It also matched Alessandro’s equally sparkly suit made even more stunning by what looks like surface details. The suit is, well (surprise) Gucci, of course.
Next in line will be another Gucci favorite. Seriously Alessandro what have you done to me, and technically everybody in the fashion world. I’m actually surprised finding myself inlove with this since i’m the black-and-white-no-details-no-color kind of person. But it’s the Alessandro effect, am i right?
This Gucci slip is just sophisticated, classic and simple without sacrificing the Seussical Gucci. The lace cut-out detail is just everything, giving it a little bit more spice. This is what daydreams look like you guys!
Dakota did a great job styling it with very minimal jewelry allowing the dress to just stand out on its own. Less is more, as the cliche goes.
Another label we expected to dominate the revolutiionary runway is Paco Rabanne, who’s been serving the fashion industry its dose of futuristic vibe since the 60’s.
Kate Mara’s take is a classic Paco Rabanne that features see through plates connected to each other. Definitely theme-appropriate.
And there’s also Zoe Saldana in her Dolce & Gabbana gown, who gave us a major peacock envy. The train, the colors and the details. Need i say more?
Taylor Swift was our total rock star that night wearing a metallic silver dress with cut-out details, courtesy of Louis Vuitton. Paired with strappy gladiator heels and of course can we ever miss the black lipstick?
Julie Macklowe totally nailed the theme in this Philipp Plein bodysuit. With all those details and metallic tones. She looks like she fabulously came out of a Star Wars sequel
Probably the dress who got the most social media exposure is Claire Dane’s stunning Zac Posen dress. It makes me think of fairytale dreams and Cinderella stories. But as dainty as it looks like, this dress can’t be more futuristic, in my opinion.
Why? Well this beautiful gown happens to glow in the dark! It speaks of the right combination of technology and fantasy.
And if you’re wondering, It is made of custom fiber optic woven organza with 30 mini battery packs sewn into a thin organza lining, the result was a haute couture design that reflects Posen’s experimental approach to fashion. “We custom developed the fabrication, because I wanted to create something that had a transparency to it, but an illumination to it.” And though the major glam factor came from the light bright factor, even the smallest details — like its raw-edged hem — were considered ahead of the gown’s red carpet debut. “I think fashion has become something called fashiontainment,” reflects Posen. “And it’s our job as dreamers and creators to push that.”
Honestly, everyone looked breathtaking that night, but we can only handle a few favorites (or else we’d faint). Are you fancying for a red carpet look as well? We’ve got that covered! And it will probably cost you just a portion of what these dresses above would.
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