THE MET GALA IN NEW YORK
Insiders and not know that the Met Gala is THE party of the year in New York, the “Oscars of the East Coast” as it is referred to because of the celebrity status, haute fashion wattage and hype that surrounds the event, for good or for bad.
Short for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit, the ball is usually held the first Monday in May and is a fund-raising kicker for the Costume Institute. So as always, streams of Hollywood heavy-hitters flocked to mark the grand opening of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibit, which each year celebrates a theme. This time it was “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age of Technology,” or the bond and balance between man and machine in creating fashion wizardry. As usual, not all party-goers struck the right chord, some overdoing it, others missing the point while many got it right.
Regardless, here are some of the designers who scored the most thumbs up among attendees:
Balmain whose metallic futuristic edge was donned by Cindy Crawford, Jourdan Dunn, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn and Alessandra Ambrosio.
Louis Vuitton with Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Connelly, Alicia Vikander, Alexander Skarsgard and Jaden Smith.
Chanel with Kristen Stewart, Willow Smith, Louise Parker and Lily-Rose Depp.
Donatella Versace who dressed Zayne Malik, Lady Gaga, Kendall Jenner and Kate Hudson.
Prada picked by Katy Perry, Jessica Chastain and Emma Stone.
Valentino’s frothy tulle on Lorde and Lily Collins.
H&M for Ciara, Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Hudson and Amber Valletta.