The Met Gala, formally known as the Costume Institute Gala and also commonly known as the Met Ball is an annual fundraising gala event for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute which takes place in New York City. This prestigious event marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. Each year’s event celebrates the Costume Institute’s Theme for that specific year which also sets the tone for the formal dress of the night. Each guest is required to choose and dress according to this specifc theme.The affair is attended by personalities from the arts, fashion, high-society, film and music, has been held at the Met since 1946 and is considered to be the fashion industry’s premier annual red carpet event. This year’s theme was China: Through The Looking Glass.
The theme itself is suppose to take us on a journey into the world of China, however, some of the guests missed the theme completely and went with a western interpretation of an entire Chinese culture. The event’s theme was crippled as guests opted for “display of wealth” and western superficial ideas about the culture – silks, dragons and the colour red – rather than going beyond the false interpretations and tapping into the history and art of the Chinese culture.
From Kim Kardashian and Beyonce’s detailed gowns we also get to review other and more personal style looks from Solange and Rihanna on the red carpet best dressed list.
Kim Kardashian-West in Roberto Cavalli , Beyonce Knowles-Carter in Givency. Rosie Huntington- Whiteley in Atelier Versac & Jennifer Lopez in Atelier Versace.
Also, among the best dressed were Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture, Almal Clooney in Maison Margiela, Selena Gomez in Vera Wang, Rihanna in Guo Pei, Solange in Giles Deacon and Anne Hathaway in Ralph Lauren.