The Met Gala is an event known as a night to take fashion risks and wear gorgeous outfits based on the theme. The theme this year was “China: Through the Looking Glass”, and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala in New York on May 4, many celebrities definitely brought out their best, but there were a few fashion faux pas.
My absolute favorite look on the red carpet was none other than Beyoncé. The queen looked stunning in a custom Givenchy Haute Couture gown. It was basically a see-through dress with crystals covering certain spots.
Although the dress showed a lot of skin, she was able to look very classy. Her hair was slicked back in a high ponytail, serving its purpose of not taking away from the dress. If anyone were to wear this dress, they would just look like a mess, but Beyoncé absolutely killed it.
“She absolutely slayed in that dress. Definitely my favorite favorite look of the night, I loved it,” said sophomore Mya Harris.
Zendaya Coleman was also a favorite of mine. She definitely turned heads in a custom Fausto Puglisi dress. The red and black high-low dress had a long train with gorgeous embroidery. The 18-year-old wore her hair down, but a headpiece pushed it back. Coleman continues to amaze me on the red carpet.
Jennifer Lopez also stunned in her red Atelier Versace gown that glistened on the carpet. The “American Idol” judge also showed a lot of skin like Beyoncé, but it still looked classy. The dress hugged her curves perfectly, which is why she landed a spot on my best-dressed list.
Jennifer Lopez arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating “China: Through the Looking Glass” on Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
One outfit that I could not quite put on my favorites (but that I also could not put on my worst-dressed, either) was Rihanna’s. She wore a Guo Pei yellow, fur-trimmed cape that covered a majority of the staircase when she entered the event. The train was gigantic, and the embroidery covered most of it. I think the only thing that threw me off was the color, but other than that, I do like it. It was a fashion risk and I think she pulled it off (except for the color).
“I can’t really walk in it without any help—but it’s so worth it…. It’s handmade by one Chinese woman and it took her two years to make. I found it online,” said the “Umbrella” singer.
One thing for sure, however, is that none of her Met Gala looks will ever top the Stella McCartney dress she wore last year.
Katy Perry’s outfit choice was not one of my favorites. She wore a strapless Moshino dress that had a spray paint design. Her purse was also one gigantic spray paint bottle. I understand this event is when celebrities can take fashion risks, but I really do not like this outfit.
“It just was not cute, in my opinion. It looked like she was just trying too hard,” said sophomore Drew Dale.
Although her sister made my best-dressed list, Solange Knowles definitely did not make the cut. Her short Giles dress was just confusing. I honestly could not tell what she was going for, and she did not make the mark in the getup. Maybe she should have asked her older sis for a few tips.
Overall, I was pleased with the majority of the celebrity outfit choices, especially Beyoncé’s. Hopefully, those who did not cut it for me will dress better at their next red carpet event.
What were your favorite outfits from the 2015 Met Gala?