Celebrities came out in full force for fashion’s biggest night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute Gala, also known as the Met Gala. This year the Ball was in New York, the city that never sleep. Last night he saw celebrities guests return to a more glamorous dress code. With a dress code of ‘White Tie and Decorations’ for this year’s ball, in honour of the Met’s newest exhibition, ‘Charles James: Beyond Fashion’, we all were looking forward to some top high society frocks and tails.
Meanwhile a number of designers stood out as the night’s favourites: Stella McCartney, Oscar de la Renta’s, Miuccia Prada, Prada or Miu Miu creations
On a night that there were some real ups and downs, here’s the Best and Worst Dressed at MET GALA 2014.
Suki Waterhouse looked every inch the high society debutante in blush pink and cappuccino tulle frills by Burberry.
Zoe Saldana looked sleek and glamorous in monochrome Michael Kors, with a low V-neckline and gorgeous tiered puffball skirt.
Sarah Jessica Parker in an Oscar de la Renta and Fred Leighton jewelry.
Just fabulous colour and floral print from actress Emmy in this Carolina Herrera gown.
Kendall Jenner was the model ingenue in a very pale pink corseted fishtail bespoke dress by Topshop, no less. The back-combed hair gives this a subversive spin a la 90s film Heathers.
Blake always does old-school glamour well and this pink sequinned Gucci dress worn with a 40s wave didn’t disappoint.
Benedict in a Ralph Lauren Purple label black tux tailcoat. How white tie should look. That is all.
The Best Dressed Couples
It was a case of classy and understated from Victoria, in her own cream design, and David Beckham in Ralph Lauren. We can’t help wishing Victoria would drop the dark eye makeup though.
Kim looked very pretty in her teal Lanvin dress which suited her colouring and Kanye rather suits tails too. It wouldn’t set the world alight but nice to see them prove their doubters wrong.
Queen Bey played it safe in this rather predictable sheer sequinned black Givenchy wrap dress that was more Grammys than Met Gala. We do like the face net though – and Jay-Z’s white tux.
Katie Holmes was a bit of a disaster, from the custard yellow shade of the Marchesa dress, to the unattractive creasing and general pirate wench styling.
Wearing Joseph Altuzarra, Lea Michele looked a little Dynasty-gone-wrong in her glitzy gold dress with high split and that ageing up-do. Wrong dress, wrong event.
Rita Ora looked a little like a drowned mermaid in her gold Donna Karan Atelier design. The wet look hair, strange strapping round the arm and blinged up bodice didn’t quite work. And don’t even get us started on the shoes.
We really wanted to love Lupita’s chain mail Prada dress with nude bodysuit, but just couldn’t do it. Perhaps without the jewelled headband and matchy-matchy accessories this could have worked. But, proof that even the best can get it wrong.
Kristen’s Chanel dress with sequin top and layered feather and sheer tulle is perfect for her but doesn’t quite fit the dress code. It would have worked better for last year’s punk theme. There’s no denying the exquisite detail though.