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The Met Gala: Future-Glama

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Zoe Saldana arriving at The Met Gala in a dress by Dolce & Gabbana.

By: Jessica Michault

The annual Met Gala dinner—AKA the fashion Oscars—took place in New York on Monday night. This year, stars, both from Hollywood and the world of fashion, embraced the theme of the event “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” and came up with some seriously futuristic looking ensembles.

There was a real game of one upmanship on the red carpet as one marquee name after the other gamely climbed up the steep Metropolitan Museum of Art steps while posing for endless photos. It speaks to the caliber of the outfits that a late arriving Beyoncé didn’t even make the cut for co-host Anna Wintour’s Vogue list of the best dressed guests of the evening.

 

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That prize must be given to actress Claire Danes who wore an ice blue ball gown created by her good friend Zac Posen. Under the glaring lights at the entrance no one suspected that the gown was crafted from fiber optic woven organza. Once Danes entered the dimly lit dining area her gown glowed and shimmered. Instantly transforming the actress into a sort of galactic Cinderella.


Other big winners included the “Balmain Army” brigade that counted the age-defying Cindy Crawford in its ranks as well as Alessandra Ambrosio, Jourdan Dunn and Doutzen Kroes. Not to mention Kendall Jenner and her big sister Kim Kardashian-West who went head to head with her husband Kayne West for the prize for the best sparkling silver design.

There was also a great showing by Louis Vuitton, whose designer Nicolas Ghesquiere, was one of this year’s co-chairs along with Taylor Swift, Jonathan Ive of Apple, actor Idris Elba and Karl Lagerfeld and Miuccia Prada. A newly platinum blond Swift looked particularly fierce in her short snakeskin motif Louis Vuitton dress and knee high strappy sandals.

Unlike the Oscars, there are thankfully still many who attend the Met Gala that love to push the sartorial envelope. This year Lady Gaga, Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Emma Wastson, Solange Knowles, Zoë Kravitz, Katy Perry and Lupita Nyong’o dared to be different. Each of their gowns presented very different versions of what the future of fashion might hold for us all.

 

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