THE FUN FROLICS OF THE MET GALA 2016
Victoria Jackson, Celebrity Columnist
The glitterati migrated to the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on night for an evening of dress envy and glamour, hosted by editor of the fashion bible, Vogue’s Anna Wintour and television star, Oprah Winfrey.
As the pictures came flooding in on Tuesday morning trends were starting to emerge and some surprises actually managed to take my breath away, and not for the right reasons not to name any names, Katy Perry. Some stars looked absolutely radiant including fashionista in the making and Burberry muse, Emma Watson in a one shouldered floor length, thigh-splitting dress by non other than Christopher Bailey. Another actress in white was Kirsten Dunst, who as usual managed to look flawless in her Rodarte for GAP creation. Naomi Watts in Stella McCartney, Zoe Saldana in Calvin Klein and Melissa George in vintage also favoured one-shouldered looks.
Nudes were also apparent on the red carpet, reminiscent of this year’s Oscars where a number of high profile actresses chose a flesh coloured creation. Anne Hathaway was surprisingly not dressed in Armani, but in a nude and gold embellished Valentino gown. Long gone was the leopard print and gold hoops as Jennifer Lopez shocked everyone with how glamorous she looked without an inch of ghetto left.
Shorter hemlines were on show this year with both Blake Lively and Sienna Miller choosing the flash their sun kissed pins, How utterly fabulous do these two look with their fresh from holiday glow? I think being back with the swoon worthy Jude Law may have a little something to do with Sienna’s radiance.
Of course there were some unfortunate outfits on the night, with the award for most boring going to Carey Mulligan, up until now had been a name of every fashion writers lips. Rumour has it Carey had been styled for many events by Anna Wintour herself. I hope Anna had nothing to do with this awful choice of a Miu Miu shift dress teamed with Prada peep-toe shoes. Katy Perry obviously went out to generate attention with her glow in the dark dress, installed with iPod batteries to keep the affect going well into night.