My favorite red carpet event of year has come and gone once again. This year’s theme, “China: Through the Looking Glass,” brought with it a spark of Eastern influence. But Anna Wintour’s annual star-studded bash — it is her party after all — wouldn’t be complete without the outrageous trains, sparkles, fur and … sheer dresses. It’s also a chance for red carpet royalty to show a little love for their favorite designers. Now for my Met Gala best dressed:
Lorde is my queen of darkness, and I loved the deep blue Calvin Klein Collection dress she wore with long sleeves and an open back. It was mature with a hint of sexy.
Diane Kruger is always a favorite of mine on the red carpet. She wore a two-piece baby pink Chanel ensemble with sheer pants and still held her own against the ball gowns parading around her.
Courtney Eaton might was well have walked straight off the Dolce and Gabbana runway. From her gilded crown to the bottom of her A-line hem, she looked like an exotic princess. And I just love the circle details in the gold fabric.
Jennifer Lawrence has built a lasting relationship with Dior, and I love her loyalty. This Dior Haute Couture look is fun and quirky, just like the actress herself.
Carey Mulligan might not make many best-dressed lists with her LBD, but to me she looked like a classic film star, ladylike and classy in Balenciaga.
Actress Emily Ratajkowski wore a Topshop long-sleeve dress cropped above the ankles. I like the streamlined cut of the dress, as well as the Asian-like pattern that was simple enough not to overwhelm the slender silhouette.
Keri Russell isn’t someone I usually keep an eye out for, but I loved her smoldering eyes and the deep V-neck of the dark raven-like look. The Altuzarra dress did have feathers, after all.
Mama Anna Wintour went for spring florals, but Bee Shaffer was influenced by the night’s Eastern theme without looking like she put on a costume. I love the red color of her Alexander McQueen dress and the flower and feather details that travel all the way to the end of her train.
Beyonce was not going to let Rihanna, J.Lo or other naked-dress-wearers steal the show. Queen Bey slayed last night with a genie ponytail and bejeweled Givenchy gown that, honestly, reminded me of a figure skating dress. But she owned it!
Balmain is a staple on the Met Gala red carpet, but this year I wanted to shove the little punk stealing all the attention aside and see a picture instead of Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing himself. It’s also unfortunate that Kanye West isn’t able to veer far from his personal puppet, because it was hard to find a picture of him standing alone and looking fabulous in a black velvety suit. And there’s fringe!