The Met Ball Gala is where the cream of the A list crop go to show their superb style off. Many celebrities, socialites and the rich and famous are dress by the biggest fashion houses in the world and adorned with some of the most expensive jewels on the planet. Not everything seen will be considered fashion forward, the Met Ball Gala, hosted for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City has a different theme every year, which can be interpreted differently by each designer.
The Met Ball Gala has been taking place annually since 1946 and has, especially in recent years it has featured some of the most outrageous outfits created by famous designers and worn by celebrities. If you want to see what we mean, you should check out this article, which explores the most Outrageous Outfits from the past couple of decades seen at the event.
Favourites such as Kim Kardashian West floral sofa style maternity dress and Rihanna’s omelette cape dress feature as well as other notable designs. The Infographic was put together by My Voucher Codes who played judge jury and executioner on the Met Ball Gala Fashions. We have actually picked a couple from their selection that we actually liked and also our favourites from past events, let us know what you think!
Leighton Meester in Louis Vuitton 2009, the theme was The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion, for us it fits the theme as the designer has used the actress Leighton as their muse creating an outfit which possibly fits her personality. At the Time Leighton was at the height of her Gossip Girl fame and for us this dress embodies her personality rather than the TV character she plays and makes a nice change. The shape is fun and the design bright and playful, a win for us.
Madonna in Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy Haute Couture 2013, the theme for this Met Ball was Punk: Chaos to Couture. We feel that although some may not consider this outfit age appropriate for Madonna, it fits the theme perfectly. And then who are we to throw shade at the reigning Queen of pop (sorry Beyonce) and tell her what to wear for her age. The outfit ticks all the punk boxes for us whilst still looking stylish, tartan, check, studs, check and ripped tights and thigh high boots, check!
Our favourites from this year – the theme: Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology
Kylie Jenner & Kim Kardashian
These girls come as a package deal so we have put them together, their Balmain dresses (do they wear anything else?) were pretty similar as well and we felt both fit the theme very well. An improvement for Kim Kardashian and the youngest Jenner is certainly stepping out well on her own in the fashion front.
We thought the supermodel rocked it in the black silk lace crop top and skirt by Roberto Cavalli by Peter Dundas, showing off her still flawless figure whilst still fitting in with the theme.
The models were on form for the Gala, we feel that Jordan Dunn really went with the theme but still looked stylish and also proving you don’t have to show lots of skin at these events. The metallic Balmain dress with art deco details shimmered along with her stylish gun metal grey bob.