Most average people like you and me (sorry) usually spend Monday nights either at the gym or relaxing on the couch in preparation for our long week of work or school. When you are a celebrity, most of the time Mondays aren’t mundane. When I was an intern at OK! Magazine, one of the things I learned was that events took place any night of the week- even Mondays! This past Monday was no exception, as there was not only a big celebrity event, but perhaps one of the biggest celebrity events of the year. No, you didn’t miss an award show, but it was the 2015 Met Gala. If you know anything about celebrities or fashion, you knew this event took place and that only the best of the best get the invite.
There were so many fashion things happening, as everyone goes over the top for Anna Wintour. I want to share with you some of the looks that I thought were classy and elegant, and also the ones that were most talked about. Let’s get to it.
Classy & Elegant:
1. Jennifer Lawrence- Dior
I was so happy that J. Law showed up to the Met Gala because she was kind of M.I.A. during award show season. She wore nothing other than a Dior gown, but let’s be real, she looked beautiful. It was a simple black bottom with a floral beaded top. It wasn’t a fashion risk at all, but she still knocked it out of the park in my opinion.
2. Elizabeth Banks- Michael Kors
I love everything about this dress from the design to the color. It is more simple design compared to a lot of the others that we saw on the carpet, but the slits in the middle and the tail in the back added something a little extra. I just love this color on her- it’s so flattering and probably brings out her eyes. Also her hair style is perfect for this dress. Loves it.
3. Gigi Hadid- Diane Von Furstenberg
GIGI HADID CAN DO NO WRONG! Let’s be real, if she showed up in Nike sweatpants she probably still would make the best dressed list. This DVF dress just extenuates her beauty, and I love it. It has a pretty simple design with that classic slit up the leg. You are perfect, Ms. Hadid.
4. Kate Beckinsale- Diane Von Furstenberg
It looks like DVF was busy this season! Kate Beckinsale is beyond gorgeous, and this elegant dress just makes her look flawless. She can really wear anything and look amazing, but I think a simple look like this makes her look even better.
4. Reese Witherspoon- Jason Wu
I can always count on my girl Reese to look stunning. This past award season I thought she always looked gorgeous in her simple dresses, and she proved to us again that sometimes simple is better. The slit up the leg is a very appropriate length for her, and I think she just looks fabulous!
Most Talked About:
Before we get to this list, I just want to make it clear that I am not saying these were the worst dressed. The Met Gala out of any celebrity event is the one where you can get away with any crazy outfit, and these stars took full advantage of it!
1. Sarah Jessica Parker- Own design in collaboration with H & M (head piece by Phillip Tracy)
Should we start with the head piece or the fact that H & M was a part of this look? I was shocked to hear that someone like SJP worked with H & M for an event as big as the Met Gala! This was obviously a talked about look because of that head piece. It looks like she was celebrating the Chinese New Year or her head was on fire. It looks uncomfortable to me, but Andy Cohen posted an Instagram pic with his pal SJP and said she wore it all night- kudos!
2. Lady Gaga- Balencia
Lady Gaga arrived on the carpet in this Balencia dress/kimono. I actually think the design is pretty cool, but its just a taddd too big. If you look closely, her dress wasn’t the only thing talked about. Her squared off eyebrows were a topic of conversation as well!
3. Sienna Miller- Thakoon
I actually love this two piece look that Sienna Miller rocked the other night. I just know that if I were to wear that (which I would never because of the amount of flab that would hang over) I would be super self-conscious about having a wardrobe malfunction. I hope she had that jacket glued to her chest… other than that I think its a cute and bold look.
4. Solange Knowles- Giles
OK maybe I would vote this one worst dressed. I just don’t get it! It almost seems like she isn’t able to see over the top piece. Again, this was the place to take this kind of fashion risk, but this was taking it to an extreme. How can she have sat down comfortably at the dinner?
5. Rihanna- Guo Pei Haute Couture
This was perhaps the most talked about dress of the evening, and the one most made into a meme. When I first saw this gown my thought was “cue the Big Bird jokes”. The more I looked at it the more I realized what a work of art this dress really is. Sure I would never wear it if I were famous, but the time and dedication that was probably put into this dress is astounding. Also the fur looks like it would keep you really warm.
So many other celebrities showed up looking elegant, classy, trashy, exotic, etc., but I didn’t want to go overboard. Also, to not leave out any of the men, here is a picture of Ansel Elgort looking too adorable for words in his custom Tom Ford tux: