The Met Gala 2016

What Oscar is to movies, Met Gala is to fashion. Monday night the red carped was packed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. All the important guests from the industry were gathered, some more outstanding than others. From Chanel to H&M the celebrities were dressed according to the theme Manus x Machina: Fashion in an age of technology, wearing metallic gowns and sexy silhouettes. The event that officially is called The Costume Institute Gala is a gigantic fundraiser and marks the yearly opening of the fashion exhibition at the museum. The title of the exhibition is therefore also the title of the dress code. This futuristic theme was obvious and the silver metallic fabrics were gleaming to catch the lights of the photographers. Let’s have a closer look at all the gowns focusing on the main trends, which remained outstanding on the red carpet.

1. The Silhouettes

Balmain, as the leader for this Met Gala event, presented sophisticated and sexy silhouettes associated to a warrior army. Of course this Balmain army designed by Olivier Rousteing was lead by Kim Kardashian herself followed by her family members Kris Jenner and Kylie Jenner. Then came supermodels Jourdan Dunn and Alessandra Ambrosio who also appeared as futuristic warriors dressed.

Kim Kardashian wearing Balmain
Jourdan Dunn wearing Balmain
Alessandra Ambrosia wearing Balmain

2. The Texture

If you should point out a significant texture from Monday’s event it would be shiny and glossy. The texture of the long gowns were glittering and shimmering from head to toe. Cindy Crawford is a good example. She was wearing a beautiful dress from Balmain, alongside Beyoncé, who really was in the spotlight these days because of her new album Lemonade, her shimmering dress was designed by Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy Haute Couture.

Cindy Crawford wearing Balmain
Beyoncé wearing Givenchy Haute Couture

3. The Cut

The most significant cut for the 2016 event was the geometric cut revealing parts of the waist. This was for example seen on the Karlie Kloss wearing Brandon Maxwell, Lily Aldrige wearing Michael Kors Collection and Taylor Swift wearing Louis Vuitton. This cut went very well with the futuristic theme. It created a strong association to sophistication and offered a sexy touch to the warrior silhouette.

Karlie Kloss wearing Brandon Maxwell
Lily Aldridge wearing Michael Kors Collection
Taylor Swift wearing Louis Vuitton


If your dream is to attend this event you should start saving now as the price for a ticket is $25.000. Uunless you receive a personal invite from Anna Wintour herself of course. All pictures are taken from

Written by Emilie Elmquist

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