Our Top Ten Met Gala Looks
This years theme, "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" spoke directly to my heart. As someone with a soft spot for Latin Catholicism (we can thank my Peruvian heritage for that) and a deep appreciation for Renaissance art, I was born ready for this theme. I was beyond excited to see the collaboration between our favourite designers and celebrities take to the red carpet. In my opinion, the best Met Gala looks balance on two axels. First, the balance between channelling the theme while keeping in mind that the Met Gala isn't a costume party. The second axel is the proper marriage of the styles of both the designer and the celebrity they've partnered with.
With that in mind, here are my personal top ten Met Gala looks, and why.
10. Greta Gerwig
Greta Gerwig is channelling some major Margaret Atwood vibes in the best possible sense. The gown is minimalism with an impact and is designed by the Olsen twin's label, The Row.
9. Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn stuns in this gold chainmail dress by H&M. What completes the outfit for me, is the chain veil, mixing the Catholic tradition with a murmur of knighthood.
8. Bella Hadid
I won't lie, Bella Hadid's look had to grow on me. I chalk this up to having really high expectations. To me, her features seem so ethereal and well suited for Catholic drama. I'm not sure what I expected, but I wanted her to go big and dramatic. I think I envisioned her in rustic colours depicted as the head of the church, Queen Elizabeth. After throwing out my preconceptions, the more I look at the Chrome Hearts Official ensemble, the more I like it.
7. Kate Bosworth
Kate Bosworth looks like a virgin bride in Oscar De la Renta. Like many on the red carpet, she wears a veil and I'm here for it.
6. Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood looks like a true angel in her full gold feathered cape. Another look that grew on me after time, I appreciated a more subtle take on the ange inspiration.
5. Priyanka Chopra
Fifth place goes to Priyanka Chopra with a beautiful velvet number from Ralph Lauren. Her golden veil is my favourite of the evening.
4. chadwick boseman
It's rare that a man will make any list of of the best dressed for a red carpet event. The King of Wakanda slays in an off-white Versace suit and cape with meticulously executed gold details in the pants and cape.
Bad Girl Riri does it again. Encrusted in pearls she enters the Met Gala literally dressed as the Pope. Some say Rihanna is to the Met Galla as Vanessa Hudgens is to Coachella. I can't argue with that. Her light-hearted attitude is infectious as she walks the red carpet with a smirk. The entire ensemble was designed by Margiela.
Coming at a close second Zendaya's Joan of Arc inspired Versace gown took my breath away. She's classy and fierce. Like Rihanna, she flirts with the costume side of the Met Gala, without going as over the top as Papal Riri.
1. Blake Lively
The last to arrive, I audibly gasped when I saw Blake Lively in her Versace gown. To me, this was perfection. Versace nailed the theme with renaissance colouring and six hundred hours of embroidery work on the bodice. Like Blake said, the gown should have been in the museum, not on the red carpet. Her overall look was completed by a golden halo headpiece, and warm glowy makeup.
And that concludes my favourite looks of the Met Gala. In my opinion the best theme we've had in recent years (and possibly ever). Below I've listed some honorable mentions. What are your favourite Met Gala looks, did any of them make my list?