Met Gala 2015 Fashion: Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, JLo, Beyonce, and More

May 5, 2015 • Celebrity Style, Fashion Blog

The Met Gala 2015 Fashion: China Through the Looking Glass rihanna

Ahh…the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala. It’s the fashion event of the year – perhaps now fashionably bigger than the Oscars! And yes, while they did stun… the theme of the evening China: Through the Looking Glass didn’t seem to be on everyone’s mind. Or when it did – it came about in unexpected ways.

But we’ll let you decide. Let’s round up the most extravagant looks of the night.

Looks That (Somewhat) Fit The Theme

What does this year’s theme mean? Does it mean dragons? Does it mean flower prints that are common in Chinese dress? Does it mean the color red? The designers would argue all of the above. I think many of them had a hard time figuring out how to do this year’s theme. But in the end, some got it done. These are my picks for the celebs who seemed to get the theme down pat – although their interpretation might not be what you expect (Las Vegas showgirl flaming headdress, anyone?)

Sarah Jessica Parker in H&M, Philip Treacy

Sarah Jessica Parker in H&M, Philip Treacy

Sarah Jessica Parker‘s look was said to be a collaboration with H&M along with a Philip Treacy headdress.

Selena Gomez in Vera Wang

Selena Gomez in Vera Wang with Vera Wang

Selena Gomez had a Vera Wang look that was simple, elegant, and showcased her in the best way possible. She wore white orchids in her hair and she herself resembled a white lily – a flower that is sacred and important in Chinese culture. I love the headpiece, the way she styled her hair, and the fact that she wore a white dress that hit all the right places. You really need to see the hair…

selena gomez met gala 2015

Karolina Kurkova in Tommy Hilfiger

Karolina Kurkova in Tommy Hilfiger

Dee Hilfiger and Tommy Hilfiger

Dee Hilfiger in Tommy Hilfiger and Tommy Hilfiger

Blue would not be my first choice to capture the theme of the night – but I do like that Tommy Hilfiger made dragon embroidered references in his pieces on his wife Dee Hilfiger and model Karolina Kurkova. This is coming from a man who told the NYPost that he asked his Chinese friends what the theme means and and they had no idea. So kudos to Tommy!

Chloe Sevigny in  J.W. Anderson

Chloe Sevigny in J.W. Anderson

It’s not surprising Chloe Sevigny stood out from the crowd at the Met Gala this year. What is surprising is how well she hit the theme with her J.W. Anderson gown featuring mixed Chinese-influenced tapestries. While I’m not a huge fan of the sleeves, I certainly think she hit the theme better than some other attendees.

Zhang Zhi in Carolina Herrera

Zhang Zhi in Carolina Herrera with Carolina Herrera

Still wondering why more women didn’t wear Cheongsam-inspired dresses at the Met Gala. Not sexy enough because of the high neck? That’s certainly not the case for Zhang Zhi though, who wore a beautifully textured Carolina Herrera creation complete with Cheongsam collar.

Emily Ratjkowski in Topshop

Emily Ratjkowski in Topshop

Georgia May Jagger in Gucci

Georgia May Jagger in Gucci

Girls like Georgia May Jagger and Emily Ratjkowski went for embroidery with a vengeance and really styled it well.

Olivia Munn in J. Mendel Couture

Olivia Munn in J. Mendel Couture

Still not sure if the blending of colors like orange-red, black and white really showcase the theme, but for some reason, this dress Olivia Munn wore makes me feel something.

Brie Larson, Courtney Eaton and Annabelle Wallis in Dolce & Gabbana

Brie Larson, Courtney Eaton and Annabelle Wallis in Dolce & Gabbana

I know Dolce & Gabbana are known for putting Sicilian motifs into their designs – but something can be said for the way they can make those Sicilian motifs look effortlessly Eastern, whether that’s what they were going for or not on actresses Brie Larson, Courtney Eaton, and Annabelle Wallis. Stunning!

Most Daring Looks 

Of course, this post cannot be complete without the three most talked-about dresses of the evening – none of which really hit the Met Gala theme in the slightest.

Kim Kardashian West in Roberto Cavalli

Kim Kardashian West in Roberto Cavalli

Kim Kardashian West wanted to hit a high note with the first Roberto Cavalli dress on the red carpet designed by Peter Dundas. Unfortunately, all comparisons to Beyonce just wouldn’t die. The look was compared to Beyonce’s look from Givenchy at the Met Gala in 2012

And then the Beyonce of today walked in and all hell broke loose…

Beyonce in Givenchy

Beyonce in Givenchy

Way to do things differently…Beyonce came a full hour after the red carpet had emptied out. And she posted photos of her dress on Instagram prior to her entrance.

I don’t even have anything to say. These dresses have been talked about enough. I wonder if Kim was jealous that her dress was compared to a past dress worn by Beyonce or because Beyonce showed up fashionably late and outdid her in the nude department.

She even had Rihanna beat…and Rihanna wore this!!!

Rihanna in Guo Pei

Rihanna in Guo Pei

Other dresses were close (and I mean CLOSE) seconds in the daring category.

Jennifer Lopez in Versace, Met Gala 2015 fashion

Jennifer Lopez in Versace

Miley Cyrus in Alexander Wang

Miley Cyrus in Alexander Wang

Lady Gaga in Balenciaga

Lady Gaga in Balenciaga

Katie Holmes in Zac Posen

Katie Holmes in Zac Posen with Zac Posen

The word still isn’t out on whether this is a wig.

Karen Elson in Dolce & Gabbana

Karen Elson in Dolce & Gabbana

Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli

Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli

Kendall Jenner in Calvin Klein

Kendall Jenner in Calvin Klein

Solange Knowles in Giles

Solange Knowles in Giles

I applaud Solange Knowles for stepping out of the shadow of her sister Beyonce and always, ALWAYS make a true statement of fashionable proportions.

Katy Perry, Madonna in Moschino

Katy Perry, Madonna in Moschino

Katy Perry in Moschino

Katy Perry in Moschino

And then there was this…No Chinese-influenced fashion theme in sight but these Moschino dresses sure are gorgeous.  Love the humor of her spray paint inspired evening bag!

Nice Looks But Didn’t Fit The Theme at All

Kerry Washington in Prada

Kerry Washington in Prada

Cotton candy meets Eastern motif?

Reese Witherspoon in Jason Wu

Reese Witherspoon in Jason Wu

Well, at least she got the red color down.

Kate Beckinsale, Diane von Furstenberg, Met Gala 2015

Kate Beckinsale in Diane von Furstenberg

Funny, all the other DVF girls got the theme right.

Carey Mulligan, Balenciaga

Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga

Not sure how a trapeze dress says “Chinese motif-inspired” theme.

Gigi Hadid in Diane von Furstenberg

Gigi Hadid in Diane von Furstenberg

Vanessa Hudgens in H&M, Gigi Burris Millinery

Vanessa Hudgens in H&M, Gigi Burris Millinery

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

This is a fairly dressed down piece for Jennifer Lawrence but there’s still something so exciting about it. As the NY Times said in their critique of the piece, “The best looks were those that had the least obvious connections to the museum’s exhibit,” then preceded to show this cherry blossom embroidered dress as an example.

Kate Hudson in Michael Kors

Kate Hudson in Michael Kors

Well…at least it has the high neck?

Rachel Weisz, Chanel. Met Gala 2015

Rachel Weisz in Chanel

Anne Hathaway in Ralph Lauren

Anne Hathaway in Ralph Lauren

Emma Roberts, Green Ralph Lauren Gown

Emma Roberts in Ralph Lauren

Taraji P. Henson in Balenciaga

Taraji P. Henson in Balenciaga

Best Looking Couples

Amal Clooney in Maison Martin Margiela, George Clooney in Giorgio Armani

Amal Clooney in Maison Martin Margiela
George Clooney in Giorgio Armani

You can’t go wrong when you have Anna Wintour sitting in on your personal fitting with MMM head designer John Galliano. At least she’s not wearing gloves this time!

Robert Pattinson, Dior Homme, FKA Twigs in Christopher Kane

Robert Pattinson in Dior Homme
FKA Twigs in Christopher Kane

They are cute together, aren’t they? What a crazy dress though!

Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein, Bobby Canavale, Calvin Klein

Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein
Bobby Canavale in Calvin Klein

So is Rose Byrne and Bobby Canavale! Perhaps the cutest outfit out there right now. Although is it just me or has Bobby Canavale lost his hunky bulk? He’s looking a little bit thin right now. Still hot as ever though…

Sofia Vergara Marchesa,  Joe Manganiello Ermenegildo Zegna, Met Gala 2015

Sofia Vergara in Marchesa
Joe Manganiello in Ermenegildo Zegna

Here comes the bride…

–Simona Kogan

Photos: People.com, Us Weekly, Harper’s Bazaar, eOnline

 

 

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