Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’d already be aware that the MET Gala is fashion’s biggest night of nights. The event that takes place on the first Monday of May, is inundated with celebrities all dressed the part to that years theme.
For 2016, the theme was “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” a theme that channeled societies technology mania.
And the stars did not disappoint. But before we talk red carpet looks, let’s discuss how to get an invite to the year’s most prestigious event, and let me tell you, it ain’t a cheap night.
Firstly, it’s invite only and the guest list is prepared by Vogue’s very own editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour. But before the initial A-listers list, the first invites go to fashion houses and big companies such as Ebay and Amazon who have the opportunity to purchase tables for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Did I mention if you’re invited and not sponsored, the ticket is a cool $25, 000!
And if you’re invited to attend by one of the big tables or fashion houses like Balmain, Calvin Klein and even Topshop and H&M, designers choose one guest (that has a relationship with the brand) to represent them but not before they’re okayed by Miss Wintour as well.
At the end of the day, it’s all about the dollars which goes to raising money for the “Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute,” so if you have the cash, you may just be one of the 700 guests!
Now let’s talk red carpet fashion. Most stars did in fact follow the techno-savvy futuristic theme this evening. We saw a lot of metallic shimmery prints from both the ladies and gents and lots of cut-outs as well. We also saw many thick black block lines through dresses, shoes with many smokey eyes.
Now I really can’t choose who wore it best tonight, so take a look at my favourites below.
So until next year, good night New York, and Anna, I’ll be eagerly awaiting my invitation for next years gala, see you then.