Paying tribute to the Chinese influence on the world of fashion, this year’s red carpet at the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City was galore with most jaw-dropping creations. The dress code synced with the “China: Through the Looking Glass” exhibition which is curated to explore the impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion. The 2015 Met Gala featured a lot of Chinese-inspired designs and Pursuitist has rounded up just a few blockbuster creations worn by the A-listers that lit the red carpet on fire.
The naked dress rage escalated with Queen Bey’s custom-made Givenchy gown. Beyonce made all heads turn when she arrived late in show-stopping sheer dress designed by Riccardo Tisci. The insanely naked tulle evening dress was bejeweled with multicolor crystals and stones strategically placed to highlight her famous curves. Featuring an open back and transparent train, the daring gown was teamed up with skin-color suede leather platform sandals. The singer topped her look with a sky-high ponytail.
Other stars who nailed the almost-naked look are Jennifer Lopez in Versace ruby colored beaded gown and Kim Kardashian in Roberto Cavalli’s embroidered nude tulle dress.
Head-to-toe glamorous, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley too hit the red carpet clad in Atelier Versace shimmering cut-out creation.
Event’s co-host, the 65-year-old editor of Vogue and artistic director of Condé Nast, Anna Wintour, suited the theme in a orange and red, poppy embellished Chanel creation with petal-adorned statement sleeves. While Cara Delevingne stood out in less fussy and sober Stella McCartney cut-out jumpsuit. Cara obeyed the theme of the evening with an oriental-styled body art.
A few attending divas dared to cross the border for their red carpet look to keep up with the theme of the year. Sarah Jessica Parker, who is known make a distinctive statement, stepped out in a self-designed asymmetric H&M dress. She pulled off the look of the evening with a bejeweled, flame-themed Philip Treacy headpiece.
Rihanna, who is also known to stretch the limit to grab limelight, literally covered the whole of the red carpet with her yellow Guo Pei ensemble. The Chinese haute couture designer clad the singer in creation that featured a intricately embroidered cape along with a long, embroidered train. As many are unaware, in Imperial China, only the emperor was allowed to wear yellow.
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