While I had no choice but to burn your retinas by showcasing the most dreadful disasters at last night’s Met Costume Gala, I do have happier news: Not everyone sucked so badly. These stars either nailed the “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” theme handily or veered slightly off-theme but with stellar results.
Read on and prepare to clap…
Not everyone was a fan of DD’s custom Moschino gown but I thought it was both flattering and on theme.
True, it did kind of have this Versace/Miami vibe, but in a way that felt fun and unexpected. D also gave good face and the fierce hair worked with the jet-set inspired look.
I’m not usually one for ultra dark lipstick or beige but I was just so thankful to see someone not in silver that I automatically gave this look my thumbs up.
IRL it was stunning and went well with her skin tone. But do you love this look as much as I do, my lambs?
Lucky Blue Smith and Pyper America Smith
If you haven’t heard of these It Models–musical, Mormon siblings, no less–consider yourself woke.
Seventeen-year-old Lucky’s look was a refreshing change from the other suits strutting down the carpet and 18-year-old Pyper’s spiky dress was precisely what I pictured when I heard the gala’s theme for this year. Both sibs are wearing H&M, which really needs to step up their retail game if these are the creations they’re capable of.
I’m not liking her pink hair though–soooo 2014. Had she gone with a platinum bleach like her baby brother, they would’ve looked like matching super villains from the future, a vibe I always enjoy.
I know, I know, but I did not hate her look last night…
Or should I say, I didn’t totally hate it. I think the color of this Balmain gown works for KJ, and I like her hair and makeup. She looks chic and sleek.
I enjoy this Prada getup for the Met Costume Gala because it is so obviously a costume. And you know that no one can rock a costume like KP…
I would’ve preferred her with eyebrows, but I just can’t be mad at a girl who accessorizes a custom couture gown with a Tamagotchi. I cannot.
Because of course.
I haven’t a clue how Bey breathed, walked, climbed the stairs, or avoided dying of suffocation in this rubber Givenchy dress, but Bey can pull off feats you mere mortals can only dream of. I don’t like the misstating nails nor the too-dark eye makeup, but the dress is fabulous, even if it doesn’t really keep to the theme. Buzz on, Bey.
I feel about this dress the same way I feel about Kate: I mostly like it but there are definitely things that really annoy me.
On one hand, this gown is the most on-theme as it looks like it was created by a laser printer. However, the house of Versace avoided greatness by adding the poufy underskirt and making it a slit middle. Had they just made those paper shards — or whatever they are — the entirety of the lower half and skirt, this would’ve been a very interesting and snap-worthy dress, indeed.
I wanted to save the best for last and finish with a bang, or should I say, a light. Yes, Claire’s princess-y Zac Posen confection lights up…
This gown is incredible. Perfect color, flawless fit, and HELLO, IT LIGHTS UP!
I’ll be right back, I need to call my shopper at Bergdorf and scream at him for never once pulling garments that glow. So rude.
Which of these confections drew delighted gasps from you, my lambs?