It’s that time of year again. Fashion’s biggest event. The Met Gala! This years theme, was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” and everyone was dressed to impress. The accessory that really made a statement at the gala, was the headdress. Anything that looked royal or resembled religious symbols. Also, we got a lot of outfits referencing to religious icons and artwork from the past.
Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood looked gorgeous in an Altuzarra cape. Gold was very popular on the carpet and she really stands out. I like the contrast of the gold with her black pants and I love that the rest of her look is simple. The cape is incredibly detailed with the feathers flowing down her body and she looks like an angel.
Emilia Clarke an intricately detailed Dolce and Gabbana gown and it fit perfectly with the theme of the event. The gold filigree on the dress is put in all the right places and the images of the babies resemble a lot of the imagery from Catholic artwork. It leads me to Emilia’s makeup, because her rosy cheeks mimic the cheeks of the babies. Coming off young and fresh. Her jewelry and her crown pull the look together and also mimic the artwork of the past, with the use of gold, reds and giving Emilia a halo effect.
Blake Lively is wearing a Versace gown and she’s one of the people that I think stole the show. When she walked the carpet and went up the stairs, she stunned and made a statement. The color palette of her ensemble is very reminiscent of religious artwork and the detailing on her dress is amazing! It fits her like a glove and her ray of sunshine of a crown, is beautiful. It resembles the beams of light that form a halo.
Zendaya is wearing Versace and she was my favorite look at the event. You look at her, and you instantly think of the great Joan of Arc. The chainmail type material is perfect and the way that the dress is constructed to look like armor, is so good. The dress is elegant, yet strong. Also, her wig is spot on. She really channeled Joan of Arc and I’m glad that she went all the way with it.
Katy Perry is eye-catching in Versace and she pulled out all the stops. Those wings take the look to the next level and her dress compliments it very nicely. Her dress also incorporates a chainmail effect and her look is also strong, yet soft.
Lily Collins is wearing a Givenchy gown and I loved how she took a different, darker direction toward the theme. Her look is gothic and quite simple in terms of her ensemble. What really makes the look stand out, is her accessories and makeup. She’s wearing the popular halo headdress and is carrying rosary beads. The makeup is stunning, with the glitter tears and the single blood red tear, streaming down her face. So powerful.
Nick Jonas wore a Dolce and Gabbana tuxedo and he kept the look clean and put together, but added a nice touch with the cross necklace. The outfit almost has a priest like air to it, but doesn’t make it super obvious. I love that the tux has white stitching that outlines the tux and makes you want to look at the ensemble closer. Also, the loafers make the look more high fashion.
Darren Criss took a risk and wore a Dolce and Gabbana tux, and he smashed it. He definitely brought his A-game to the event and I applaud him for it. His tuxedo jacket shows a mosaic from the Byzantine era, and it matches perfectly with his red pants and compliments with his cross loafers. Everything works together and one piece doesn’t overshadow the other.
Jared Leto wore a Gucci tuxedo and he went above and beyond. Usually, if I would have saw this on anyone else, I would have said that it was way too much, but since it’s Jared Leto, this ensemble suits him very well. He wore more of a pastel color palette, instead of the usual black and gold, and put different religious symbols together in his look.
Chadwick Boseman wore a Versace tuxedo and cape and he also matched the theme very well. I like that he went with a white and gold color palette and the little bit of red really made the outfit pop. The cape makes the look high fashion and the detailing is that common filigree we’ve been seeing. I also love that he went with gold shoes, instead of the usual black.
Trevor Noah kept it simple, with a black tuxedo, by Balmain, but caught the eye with the giant cross on his shoulder. I think Balmain did a very clever thing with this tux. From the front, it looks like a normal black tuxedo, but when Trevor turned for the camera, that cross made the look. It was perfect for the occasion and wasn’t too over the top.
Tom Brady wore a Versace tuxedo and he looked really sharp. Everything, head to toe matched perfectly, and all the detailing was just enough to go along with the theme. The little bits of gold in the heel of his shoes, the gold thread detailing down the leg of the pants and the filigree details on the lapel of the jacket. It was also different, that he wore a black turtleneck, instead of the usual white or black dress shirt.