Met Gala 2016: A sea of silver, a group of feathers and a margin of flowers
May 3, 2016 - fall Denim
Kim Kardashian West substantially spoke for distant some-more of her associate Met Gala attendees on Monday than would caring to acknowledge it when she synopsized a demeanour she was going for to an E! Entertainment contributor as, “Blingy, voluptuous robot.”
The thesis of this year’s gala, and a soon-to-open muster it’s celebrating, is Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, and Kardashian West rose to a arise with a body-hugging Balmain gown, china in tone and perplexing of design. Husband Kanye also destitute out a Balmain – in a form of a bedazzled-to-encrusted denim coupler ragged with a span of jeans with a gaping hole in a left knee. Others enlisting in a drudge stylish Balmain army for a dusk enclosed Jourdan Dunn, Cindy Crawford and Met Gala first-timer Kylie Jenner.
Zayn Malik was one of a few group to do a drudge thing, opting for a tradition black Versace fit with molded steel arms that could have been borrowed from a fit of armor though for a Swarovski clear and Versace Medusa conduct details.
And while we’re not certain who done a geometric china patchwork and mirror-covered pantsuit beauty businessman Julie Macklowe wore, it unequivocally gets a opinion for many eager welcome of a cyber stylish cultured (and an honest discuss for touching off a flurry of amicable media posts that interconnected her design with C-3PO’s).
Gala co-chair Taylor Swift was also among all a china ladies, attack a red runner like some arrange of Goth cheerleader from a destiny in a dulcet snakeskin-textured, side-baring Louis Vuitton mini-dress with black leather accents, black gladiator sandals and dim lipstick to finish a look. Rita Ora’s demeanour was a decidedly softer take on a trend. The thespian chose a custom, platinum-colored wail conformation Vera Wang robe arrayed with hand-placed, sculptural lead feathers that simply done her demeanour one of a evening’s many memorable.
Ora’s robe indeed keyed into another of a evening’s large takeaway trends: plume accents and embellishments. Others in that conform group enclosed Saoirse Ronan, who wore a tradition Christopher Kane robe of ivory silk with a smoke of pink, white and black plumage around a neckline and atop her right shoulder, equivalent by a dainty festooned moth whipping nearby her left hip; and Zoe Saldana, who arrived in a pleasing strapless Dolce Gabbana robe that gets a opinion for a evening’s many impressive, interjection to a majestically kaleidoscopic feather-embellished sight trailing her that managed to elicit a margin of wildflowers, a group of peacocks and a building full of confetti all during once.
Saldana was distant from a usually one to welcome a flower motif. The list of those we beheld going full floral were Anna Wintour’s daughter Bee Shaffer in a tradition Alexander McQueen flower sequin festooned crepe gown; Wendi Deng, Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife, in a hand-stitched, rose-embroidered edging robe from Christopher Kane’s tumble and winter 2016 collection; and Elizabeth Cordry (who, it turns out, is Shaffer’s sister-in-law) in a nude-colored robe growing with outsized poppy blossoms.
Based on a above looks – and a many, many some-more examples of perplexing embroidery, super-specific sequin chain and vital cutouts that came down a runner – it’s easy to assume that, for those who weren’t going for “sexy, blingy robot,” sauce for a thesis of conform meets record meant origination a robots do all a impossibly pleasing though horribly time-consuming sequin and elaboration work.
That said, there were a few outfits that unequivocally went above and over in mining a motif. Lady Gaga didn’t disappoint, branch out in an Atelier Versace gunmetal leather coupler with Swarovski clear and china timber embellishments desirous by a mechanism motherboard (so “Tron,” though nonetheless so now) interconnected with a purple rubber bustier (also lonesome in Swarovski crystals), leather brief shorts and a span of sky-high height heels.
On paper, Karolina Kurkova’s robe sounded like a evening’s must-see matrimony of record and fashion. Pairing a conform skills of Marchesa with a computing energy of IBM’s Watson computer, it was designed not usually to light up, though to indeed change tone — in real-time — formed on a greeting around amicable media. We have no doubt that, in person, a dress was considerable to watch twinkle, beat and change colors, though it hardly had time to do any of those in a blink-and-it’s-gone volume of time it crossed a TV screen.
It was a opposite light-up robe – this one by Zac Posen – that unequivocally held a attention. A teaser shave of a fiber ocular organza dress posted to Instagram in allege of a gala, showed a resounding white robe framing an unclear womanlike figure in a darkened room. The wearer incited out to be Claire Danes and, when she eventually did strike a red runner (in extended daylight, it’s value noting), a teased record was nowhere in evidence. It looked for all a universe as if Danes was simply wearing an masterfully superb pacifist gray strapless round gown, with nothing of a lights, wires or reported 30 battery packs compulsory to energy a dress.
For us, Posen’s origination strikes a ideal change of conform and technology, “manus” and “machine.” In a end, it seems, it’s not so most about looking like a blingy, voluptuous drudge or Goth cheerleader from a destiny on a outside. It’s about harnessing all that energy and stealing it underneath a hood, to spin on or off during will. And looking positively overwhelming possibly way.
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