link.png A night at the museum: the Met Gala 2016← Back

It’s the beginning of May, which can only mean one thing. Last night saw the Met Gala take place, an annual event that brings together the crème de la crème of celebrities and fashion power players for a spectacular fundraising event. Held at the New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on the first Monday of May each year, it has the aim of raising money for the museum’s prestigious Costume Institute.
As usual the gala, which is chaired by Vogue Editor Anna Wintour, marks the opening of the Met’s upcoming exhibition, which, this year is titled “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” and opens to the public on the 5th May. With guests of the gala being encouraged to follow the theme of the exhibition, the red carpet was consequently awash with futuristic dresses, some more daring than others: shimmering fabrics, metallic details and glistening embellishments were all recurring design features that echoed the idea of technology in fashion.   

Celestial grandeur. Illuminating ballgown. Guess who? #metgala #zacposen #glamour

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Fashion designer Zac Posen sparked a frenzy on Instagram shortly before the gala, when he posted a picture that showed a mysterious figure, which later materialized to be actress Claire Danes, wearing a lit up Fibre Optic gown. Singer Taylor Swift, actresses Léa Seydoux and Alicia Vikander all wore Louis Vuitton whilst singers Beyoncé and Madonna both opted for outfits by French fashion house Givenchy. Meanwhile, actress Lupita Nyong’o, who is known for her strong red carpet looks, paired her metallic Calvin Klein dress with a towering hairstyle in a nod to cult movie The Matrix Reloaded. 

Since the Met Gala being one of the most fashionable events of the year, one thing is certain: with so many show-stopping outfits, it’s almost impossible to establish who had the best look of the evening.