May 4, 2020

Emma Stone’s Met Gala Style File

Posted by Catherine Kallon
Emma Stone in Lanvin - 2011 Met Gala

Tonight would’ve been Met Gala night (*sighs*), as the event always takes place on the first Monday of May, but was postponed indefinitely on March 16 due to the pandemic.

The Met Gala 2020 theme was ‘About Time: Fashion and Duration’, and was partly inspired by Virginia Woolf and the theories of the French philosopher Henri Bergson.

Andrew Bolton, curator of the Costume Institute said, “About Time: Fashion and Duration was to take a ‘nuanced and open-ended’ approach. Reimagining fashion history that’s fragmented, discontinuous, and heterogeneous.”

It would’ve been a thoroughly intriguing evening to see this realised on the red carpet.

The event was set to be co-chaired by Nicolas Ghesquière, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, and Anna Wintour, so I thought we would take a brief look back at Emma’s seven Met Gala looks since her debut in 2011.

2011 ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ Met Gala in Lanvin

For her Met Gala debut honouring Alexander McQueen, Emma wore a printed Lanvin gown.

Accessorising with statement earrings and a hot pink pout, we officially had a new sartorial crush on our hands.

Emma Stone in Lanvin - 2012 Met Gala

2012 ‘Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations’ Met Gala in Lanvin

Alber Elbaz made Emma is official date for the Met Gala once again the following year.

I was a bit disappointed by this Lanvin dress at the time, as I felt it was a little too twee for her. 

As I stare it at now, I’m enjoying this throwback, I do like the design of the dress, yet I’m still wishing for a better shoe and hairstyle.

Emma Stone in Thakoon - 2013 Met Gala

2013 ‘Charles James: Beyond Fashion’ Met Gala in Thakoon

When it comes to Emma Stone in this Thakoon dress, it’s not only Emma’s best Met Gala red carpet look, I would also put it in her Hall of Fame…at number one. 

When I reminisce about her style and red carpet looks, this outfit is always at the fore front of my mind.

She may have worn more expensive Haute Couture gowns, had more magical moments during awards season or Cannes, but nothing comes close to this for me. 

This is will always be her one to beat.  Like Cate Blanchett and her Christian Lacroix Haute Couture gown.

Utter perfection from head-to-toe.

Emma Stone in Prada - 2016 Met Gala

2016 ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology’ Met Gala in Prada

We almost didn’t recognize Emma at the  2016 Met Gala on account of her newly dye locks.

Draped in a cream Prada gown, this look would’ve missed the mark had it not been for the silver metal corset and shoulder detailing embellished with floral accents.

Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton - 2018 Met Gala

2018 ‘ Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic’ Met Gala in Louis Vuitton

Keeping up her run of attending every other year, the actress was an official ambassador of the house of Louis Vuitton by the time the 2018 Met Gala rolled around.

There wasn’t much “theme” in this look, but a whole lot of LV, so as an ambassador this look served its purpose.

I will never understand how a custom look can miss the mark.

Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton - 2019 Met Gala.jpg

2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion in Louis Vuitton

Is a sparkling jumpsuit camp? It could be interpreted that way I guess, but the majority of you weren’t impress with any of the nine celebrities dressed by LV on this night.

The saddest thing for me with regards to the Met Gala is all the gorgeous custom gowns which would’ve been a near completion before this event was called off in March.

I’m praying that they don’t go to waste.

Hopefully the theme will carry over to 2021, and those gowns that are probably being archived now, will get to climb those steps at the Met on the first Monday in May next year.

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