Past Met Gala Faves
This year’s Met Gala has been postponed, but since it was supposed to happen May 4, I thought I would take a detour from recent articles and pay homage to some of my best dressed over the years. The gala is supposed to bring out the creativity and over-the-top designs. I find the fashion hit or miss most years. Sometimes a lot of misses. There are always some standouts, though! Here are some of my Met Gala faves! Obviously, from the header image, Rihanna is one!
Without Further Ado, Here’s my Top Five
Two of my all-time favourite red carpet looks come from 2014’s Met Gala. They tie with Marisa Tomei’s 2009 Versace Oscar dress. I may be one of the only people that loved that dress, but I did! The link goes to gofugyourself.com and I purposely chose as site that didn’t know if they liked it or not.
But back to the article!
The theme in 2014 was Charles James: Beyond Fashion. A white tie inspired gala.
Blake Lively, 2014
Blake Lively wore the Italian brand, Gucci. I have no words for how stunning I think this dress is. It’s perfect for a white tie event. Actually, it’s simply perfection.
Quite frankly, if I could afford it, I would be wearing this dress all day, every day, everywhere!
This gown fits Blake like a glove, which adds to how this dress stands out.
Photo credit: elle.com
Dita Von Teese, 2014
Another dress I would wear all day, every day if I could afford it is this Zac Posen gown worn by Dita Von Teese. He sadly closed his fashion business last year. I loved a lot of his structured designs.
This dress is not over the top if you look at some of the others on my list, but it’s structurally stunning and fit the theme perfectly.
Dita looks flawless in this dress, down to every last detail. It’s something wearable to other white tie galas!
Photo credit: vogue.com
I also have two from 2015, so I will put them together.
The theme in 2015 was China: Through the Looking Glass.
There were quite a few great looks from this event, but for some reason, not many chose Chinese designers. My two best dressed from that event did though!
Rihanna’s look in 2015 is one of the gala’s best! She wore Chinese designer Guo Pei. There is not much to say except this is exquisite, totally on theme, and the train is so over-the-top amazing! Yellow can be a hard colour to pull off, but not with Riri. It took more than a few years before someone wore something that was this shock-and-awesome to the gala!
Photo credit: vogue.com
Fan Bingbing, 2015
Am I the only one that thinks that Fan Bingbing rules almost every red carpet she has been on? If Rihanna didn’t wear her gown, I would have said everyone else should have just gone home when I saw Fan’s outfit.
She wore Chinese designer Christopher Bu. Not only on theme and a knockout, but this is also something that could be worn to other galas.
Cardi B, 2019
Last year’s theme was Camp: Notes on Fashion. Everyone’s idea of what’s campy is different, so this gala came with a variety of different interpretations (some terrible). It also took four years for a dress to shock the way Rihanna’s did. In my mind! Cardi B wore American designer Thom Browne. It took 2,000 hours to make this dress!
Photo credit: vogue.com.au