Wednesday 4 May 2016

Fist Full of Glitter // Met Gala 2016

Hurray for Hollywood! I love this time of year, not just because the daylight lasts a little longer and the trees are blossom and blooming but my most treasured fashion event is held in all it's show stopping grandeur- that's right darlings, it's time for the Met Gala Ball!

As is tradition, I'm flinging out a speedy post in honour of my favourite looks from the evening, however hard it is to narrow that list down, oh to rummage through those wardrobes! The dedicated theme to this years shindig was in celebration of the grand opening of the Costume Institutes exhibition: Manus x Machina- Fashion in an Age of Technology at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which features jaw dropping work by the likes of Dior, Chanel and Vuitton, as did the red carpet event itself!

250,000 silk roses and 325 bottles of champagne later, as the glitter settles, let's take a closer look at the gowns that graced the gala.

Nicole Kidman shimmered and sparkled in this spectacular dress and cape from Alexander McQueen, wearing jewellery by Fred Leighton. Honouring all things couture, hitting the right trends (cut outs and milk maid braids), whilst retaining that timeless Kidman grace, this was my favourite look of the night!

The show stopper, was most definitely the glow in the dark Zac Posen dress Claire Danes chose, topped with jewellery by Eva Fehren, for the ultimate Cinderella moment! Besides the incredible light show, just the fine details of the gown itself show true craftsmanship and the soft blue shade was true elegance.

In a striking white Atelier Versace dress, Kate Hudson stands out from the crowd. The silhouette of this dress along with the bold cut out shapes, work perfectly with Hudson's cool and chic persona. Dripping in jewels was the breath taking Poppy Delevingne dressed in the most intricate gown by Marchesa. Such a beautiful array of stones and sequins, following the gentle curves of the gorgeous lady herself, this dress really fits the Manus x Machina aesthetic.

Dolce & Gabbana doing what they do best, make Zoey Deutch a floral princess. The sheer skirt, the dusky colours, teamed with her on point hair, really work together to complete the look. Golden goddess Sienna Miller never disappoints, and certainly in this Gucci number she really makes the grade. I love that she has kept her hair and make up minimal and let her metallic frock do the talking.

Tag teaming on the evening, you have the ever beautiful Emily Blunt and bump working a sparkly blue Michael Kors floor sweeper and The Olsen Twins draped in sumptuous fabrics giving effortless drama and true costume glory.

Striking a pose like a pro Hailey Baldwin works the red carpet in a thigh split Tommy Hilfier dress, cut to perfection with a deliciously dark take on glitz. While Riley Keough dared to bare in Diane von Furstenberg. Simple in form yet the glimmering gown spoke volumes as each shimmer caught the light.

In a Burberry, patterned gown, Naomie Harris looked truly gorgeous. The long sleeves gave elegance, the fitted to fluted skirt offered red carpet drama and her hair and make up just complemented the over all look. Giving regal realness Sofia Sanchez de Betak wore the heck out of this ultimately luxurious Dolce & Gabbana ensemble.

My offerings to you are but the tip of the iceberg, be sure to dive deeper and check out all the sparkle from the Mets most glamorous evening. Before I go, honourable mentions from the Gala go to Blake Lively and her Burberry lovelinessdrool worthy Idris Elba rocking a suit by Tom Ford no less and the cheeky trio Jenna Lyons, Jennifer Konner and Lena Dunham all in stylish J Crew tux with matching specs appeal.

I'd love to hear which red carpet looks were your favourites, what you thought of this years theme and whether you too thought there was enough silver to sink a ship!!

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