06.05.15

Final Sweep Of The 2015 Met Gala Red Carpet

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As you know when it comes to the Met Gala, I always – as impossible as the task is – try to feature everyone, so here is the final sweep from Monday’s (May 4) event.

As this is very last post, leave your top 10 in the comments.

Livia Firth: Ladies and gentlemen, this is how you pay homage to the Chinese theme. Livia’s Antonio Berardi for the Green Carpet Challenge gown was elegant, refined, and so refreshing on a night were the self-promotion and not living up to the dress code ruled. Easily one of the best on the night, and her arm-candy (husband Colin Firth) scrubbed up nicely to.

Carina Lau: Sadly, the Asian actress got a bum deal from the pictures agencies who only added them to their sites the day after the event (no doubt not recognising who these beauties were, and what joy they were bringing to this lacklustre table). Continuing her love affair with all things Schiaparelli Haute Couture, Carina wore a black and white look marrying both Chinese intricacies with modernity and less face it – plenty of fierceness. I can also picture this on Dita von Teese.

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06.05.15

Chanel Resort 2016 Front Row

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While the 2015 Met Gala was enlivening New York City with extravagant style, across the globe in Seoul, South Korea, another fashionable scene was occurring on Monday (May 4) with the Chanel Resort 2016 show.

Kristen Stewart: As the face of the Chanel Spring 2015 bag campaign, the actress represented the fashion house in a Chanel Spring 2015 Couture dress accessorized by Chanel Fine Jewelry. With a sculpted lattice aesthetic and an engineered sense of modernity, the LBD was perfectly suited to Kristen’s style. I just wish her equally sculpted updo had been more youthfully inspired.

Gisele Bundchen
: As the face of Chanel N°5, the supermodel took a more casual, dressed-down approach in Chanel Pre-Fall 2015 black separates made fun with whimsical flowers decorating the pant legs. She can make anything look good.

Tilda Swinton
: The actress’s Chanel Spring 2015 Couture ensemble unfortunately translated as rather dowdy. The black pumps were the biggest sin of the outfit, harshly contrasting the lighter pastel shades of the tweedy separates.

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06.05.15 Menswear

2015 Met Gala Menswear Roundup

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With the tidal wave of gowns and tonnes of sparkling embellishment at the ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ 2015 Met Gala, hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday (May 4), the guys’ looks were a handsome, albeit less extravagant, accessory to the girls. Rather than attempting to accomplish the Chinese theme, some of the men reverted to safer, traditional tux territory while others bravely went in the direction of the East.

Robert Pattinson: This is the Robert Pattinson I like to see—polished and handsome without losing his edgy, bad-boy charm. His elegant Dior Homme three-piece tuxedo was one of my favourite men’s looks of the night.

James Marsden: The actor infused another layer into his Ermenegildo Zegna ensemble, elevating the look with a cream jacket paired with a white tuxedo shirt and black trousers.

Matt Bomer: Showing off the power of the classics, he was dapper in a dark Giorgio Armani suit and bow tie popped with the hint of colour in his pocket square.

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06.05.15

Models @ The 2015 Met Gala

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The models also had their moment at the ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ 2015 Met Gala, hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday (May 4), some strutting to the beat of the theme better than others.

Karen Elson: One of the most extravagantly attired models, Karen truly embraced the ‘costume’ in the Costume Institute Benefit Gala in her Dolce & Gabbana ballgown spectacle featuring an ornately embellished and gilded bodice with matching cuffs, and an explosion of red tulle. Her elaborate gold headpiece also gave Sarah Jessica Parker’s own topper a bit of crown competition. This was the Chinese princess moment of the night.

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06.05.15

2015 Met Gala Roundup

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A flurry of even more bold names descended on red carpet of the ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ 2015 Met Gala, hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday (May 4), where their colourful variety of looks only contributed to this year’s fashion extravaganza.

Anna Wintour
: As the gala co-host, the ‘Vogue’ editor-in-chief dressed thematically (for her, anyway) in a Chanel Spring 2015 Couture gown featuring dimensional, all-over poppy embroidery, which had been lengthened from the runway’s original shorter version. She should have maintained her signature cap sleeve, as the flower petal statement shoulders translated as a bit cumbersome, despite their inherent artistry.

Bee Shaffer: Like her mother, Bee also found inspiration in flowers, opting for a mahogany blossom gown by Alexander McQueen. I much preferred this look to Anna’s, especially with the enchantment of the beautifully embroidered Chinese cranes that alighted down the back of the dress.

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05.05.15

Uma Thurman In Atelier Versace – 2015 Met Gala

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Uma Thurman attended the ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ 2015 Met Gala, hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday (May 4).

Her Atelier Versace asymmetrical white v-neck gown, an interpretation of a classic Chinese Hanfu with its wrapped tie waist and robe sleeve, provided an understated yet still effective nod towards the evening’s theme.

Sophisticated and seductive, the sleek dress was all the more admirable in that it portrayed not the hint of try-hard.

Jade green tassel earrings provided another subtle ode to China with glossy Alexandre Birman sandals completing the look.

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