I did say that featuring everyone would be impossible, but there are just a few more I would like talk about before bringing the 2019 Met Gala to a close, and start work on putting together the voting post for your best dressed – which I’m struggling with as there were many great looks.
Nicki Minaj: In all honesty, I didn’t miss Nicki Minaj, I skipped her. Why? Because I was very disappointed by her Atelier Prabal Gurung look. Nicki Minaj IS camp. Her songs can be camp, her music videos are often camp, and her style can be camp too. So why, on this night, do you settle for a pink mullet dress with custom Brother Vellies pink ribbon sandals? I do not get it. Her moment should’ve on a level with Cardi B, if not more so, because Nicki has been at this game a lot longer. I can only assume this was a last minute invite, so there wasn’t enough time to really get into the theme.
Alexa Chung: At first I thought this was Dolce & Gabbana, but Alexa’s floral sequin mini was actually from her own ALEXACHUNG label. Not really on theme, but very much on brand, right down to the beret.
Julia Garner: I was really upset that I missed Julia the first time around, because this Zac Posen custom look was really a strong moment on the night. But like a few people at this event, I felt this look was more suited to last years ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ theme.
Irina Shayk: I don’t know if it’s motherhood, and/or dating Bradley Cooper that has seen a turnabout in Irina’s style. It seems like the model has shelved the Versace slit-to-the-hip-bone gowns for a new brand of sex appeal, and I love it. She looked so chic in Burberry, who seem to be her designer of choice at the moment (having worn a Riccardo Tisci gown to the Oscars). But I have sneaking feeling that the a more recognizable Irina will come out to play at during Cannes Film Festival.
Ava DuVernay: The film director is such a class act, and this Prada gown was a glowing reflection of that. I ADORE the colours. From the emerald green to the sapphire blue crystallized belt. The look is so electrifying and figure flattering, and I love that she wore her hair down on this rare occasion. One of my favourites on the night.