The annual Met Gala is one of New York City’s most high-rated event as notables from the worlds of fashion, film, society, sports, art, business, and music attend to celebrate art and fashion. Met Gala 2016 kicked off the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s yearly Costume Institute exhibit “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” While the show explored how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear, let’s take a look at the stunning red carpet looks inspired by the theme at the opening.
Beyonce turned heads by sporting a nude latex gown by Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci.The long-sleeved, second-skin like outfit with puffed sleeves and beaded embroidery was topped with poker straight hair do and smoky eyes.Met Gala Co-Chair Anna Wintour shared her red carpet space with daughter Bee Shaffer. Clad in cream, tasseled Chanel gown, the 66-year-old Vogue editor-in-chief’s outfit was crowned with a gold laurel wreath like embroidery. Bee complemented her mother in Alexander McQueen gown that was embellished with colorful symmetrical blossoms.
Taylor Swift, who along with British actor Idris Elba and Apple’s chief design officer Jonathan Ive co-chaired the bash, rocked the silver sequinned mini dress from Louis Vuitton. The singer completed her look with knee-high leather strappy stilettos.
Karlie Kloss played a double game by changing her looks between arriving at the event and walking the carpet. The 23-year-old model headed to the gala in a custom crepe Brandon Maxwell coat and then bared her midriff in a custom gown by the designer along with Giuseppe Zanotti strappy shoes.
Blake Lively looked cool in a blush-toned Burberry gown complete with a corset top and pleated skirt.