This year's theme for the Met Gala was Manus x Machina. While there were many gorgeous gowns and many relied heavily on bright metallics and other futuristic devices, these were my favorite looks. I truly believe that Claire Danes basically won the evening in her gorgeous light up Zac Posen gown and I was happy to see that Twitter agreed with me. As someone stated her gown was literally "Lit Up!" and I loved that the ethereal gossamer fabric looked just as beautiful when it was on the red carpet and you couldn't see it's glow. And HOW cute and proud does Zac look standing by Claire in that photo?!?
Next to Claire Danes, my other favorite look of the evening went to Zoe Saldaña, who looked stunning in a feathered Dolce and Gabbana ball gown that looked stunning when laid out across the grand staircase leading to the ball.
Honorable mentions go to Sienna Miller who looked sleek and elegant in Gucci, Alicia Viksander who rocked Louis Vuitton and looked both fresh and futuristic all at once and Juno Temple in a very romantic Erdem dress that I can see becoming a timeless frock in anyone's closet.
I have to say that I really didn't like the heavy Louis Vuitton boot situation going on tonight. I liked Alicia Viksander's boots because they truly complemented her asymmetrical dress, but I didn't like that Selena Gomez's boots made her look even more dumpy than the Louis Vuitton white studded dress already looked. I thought as the date for the honorary co-chair (Taylor Swift,) she really should have shined last night. On the heels of those boots, came Michelle Williams also in Louis Vuitton and while I LOVED her new bob and her whole look, I hated it for the Met Gala. It just came across as boring and I even felt like she wasn't sure she was coming, but got a text and decided to drop in. Sarah Jessica Parker in Monse was another disappointment as the Met Gala is usually "her jam." Not last night, I thought she looked tired and it wasn't just the cropped pants and cami that looked more suited to go do laundry than to gab with bestie, Anna Wintour. I think the reason I selected these as my worst is because each of these women is such a fashion dish and I really expected so much more form them. I also immediately discounted anyone who wore boring silver sequins, the usual attention-grabbing getups (I am looking at you Madonna, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga) and all members of all fame-whoring families (why were they ALL there tonight? It doesn't even make sense...)
The Best Again
I leave you with a final look at Claire Dane's real life Cinderella dress. I feel like Claire and Zac were really the only ones who understood the theme and translated into beautiful fashion. This image is from Zac Posen's instagram account. I love this look!