This is the Superbowl of the Fashion industry! The Met Gala is a red carpet event like no other! Held on the First Monday of May each year (which this year also coincided with my birthday ;) YAY me! ) where dramatic and outrageous outfits are actually encouraged! There is usually more flesh then Bondi beach on a hot summer’s day and the bigger statement the better!
Each year this event that is hosted by Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and has a theme, this year's being Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology.
Naturally there was a subsequent push to metallic, metals and some bold jewellery in amongst the transition to utilising modern textiles.
This is a real chance for designers to get their creative flair and test those ‘wildest dream’ type outfits on A-List celebrities and the rice and famous! Like always, there was some fashion fails though the real showstopper for me was a beautiful gown by the creative genius Zac Posen who was Cinderelicly worn by Claire Danes.
Fulfilling every girl’s childhood fairytale memory, this gorgeous ice blue strapless gown with voluminous full skirt complete with a train was made from fibre optic fabric that allowed it to be ‘a floating realm of LUMINOUS SPARKLE’!!!
Dolce and Gabbana also wowed with a gorgeous 'black bouquet' trained gown. With Calvin Klein also keeping a monochrome theme decking out Emma Watson in a gorgeous off the shoulder dress/pant combo.
Balmain made a prominent shining impact on the red carpet bringing a cutting edge feel in eye dazzling metallics, heavy metal detailing and an always expected wow factor!
The presence of sheer fabrics and modern takes on classic additions like capes can be seen on both Blake Lively and Nicole Kidman.
Following these trends metallics and metal featuring is going to be huge! So stay tuned for upcoming winter outfits accentuating this!
All images courtesy of Fashion Critical