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Dakota Johnson In Chanel Couture – 2015 Met Gala

Dakota Johnson In Chanel Couture - 2015 Met Gala

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

Flaunting her newly shorn bob, the ’50 Shades of Grey’ actress mirrored a glitzy disco ball in her Chanel Fall 2013 Couture sculpted, embellished minidress, which bore little resemblance to its original runway entrance.

She styled the frock with Chanel Fine Jewelry earrings and the Chanel limited edition Matryoshka bag from the Paris-Moscow Pre-Fall 2009 collection.

I think she may have shown up to the wrong party.

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Jennifer Connelly In Louis Vuitton – 2015 Met Gala

Jennifer Connelly In Louis Vuitton - 2015 Met Gala

Jennifer Connelly was also in the mix at the ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ 2015 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday (May 4).

Naturally, she was dressed in a custom Louis Vuitton gown. But, unfortunately, I only had the experience of déjà vu upon seeing this look.

While the architectural detailing and the explosion of lace were striking, this was merely a gown version of the short dresses we’ve previously seen, including a very similar silhouette at the recent Tribeca Film Festival.

The addition of the ear cuff does nothing to elevate the look either. Would you agree?

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Keri Russell In Altuzarra – 2015 Met Gala

Keri Russell In Altuzarra - 2015 Met Gala

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

The actress alighted in a custom Altuzarra side-slit gown embellished with emerald and iridescent blue feathers.

Adding a touch of minimal sparkle were Ana Khouri earrings and a Solange Azagury-Partridge ring.

A super-smoky eye completed her goth siren look.

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Solange Knowles In Giles – 2015 Met Gala

Solange Knowles In Giles - 2015 Met Gala

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

Walking on the darker side, the songstress wore a Giles Fall 2015 design that breaks from more traditional Chinese styling. I would have never initially envisioned it for the evening.

Yet there is something about this sculpted, fan-shaped frock and its mind-bending, holographic print that is impactfully alluring—if only for its mod weirdness.

That said, it almost leaves me questioning, why not wear the even more extravagant cape at the back, too?

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Kerry Washington In Prada – 2015 Met Gala

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Kerry Washington made a grand entrance at the ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ 2015 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday (May 4).

Sweeping onto the red carpet in a flourish of pink satin, the actress wore a Prada high-low gown with sparkling tonal embellishment that was also reflected in her Harry Winston jewels.

I actually fell in love with this voluminous confection from the back, where the vast proportions of the train provided an enchanted silhouette. But I wasn’t as captivated by the front, as the bodice translated as a bit constricting and cumbersome.

Jewel-toned green accessories provided another element of quirk that’s always part of a Prada look.

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Jessica Chastain In Givenchy – 2015 Met Gala

Jessica Chastain In Givenchy - 2015 Met Gala

Jessica Chastain attended the 2015 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday (May 4).

Dripping in gold, she infused a strong Midas touch and plenty of va-va-voom flair into the ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ event in her custom Givenchy plunge gown.

The slinky metallic dress provided full-on glamour, and I love the way it radiated against the retro curls of her flame-red locks and ruby lip.

Did her look pay homage to the evening’s theme enough for you?

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Sarah Jessica Parker In H&M – 2015 Met Gala

Sarah Jessica Parker In H&M - 2015 Met Gala

Sarah Jessica Parker easily commanded the red carpet upon her theatrical arrival at the ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ 2015 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday (May 4).

Those wishing for a dramatic look that embodies the evening’s Chinese theme will find no fault with the extravagance of her statement here.

What may be more unexpected is that she has embraced high-street for the evening, wearing a custom H&M one-shoulder gown embellished by a large red flower and tapestry-style runner and complemented by Cindy Chao brooches.

But the real star of the show—the crown jewel of her look—was the fiery, flame-wielding headpiece by Philip Treacy, adorned with pom poms and tassels.

What I love most is not the look, per se, but that SJP has never been one to shirk a good Met Gala theme, taking full advantage of the spirit of the evening with her artfully experimental and creatively over-the-top looks that are nothing if not memorable.

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