We’ve finally made it! It took me two weeks (real life is hard, yo), but here we are: the end of your Met Gala fashion coverage.
cape and gown by Chris by Christopher Bu, purse by Louis Vuitton
A gif is worth a thousand words, and a Beyoncé gif is worth a million:
gown by Carolina Herrera
From the Cheongsam collar to the floral blossoms, Zhang is FUCKING KILLING IT. Fan and Zhang are two of my favorite ladies in red carpet history, and since they’re also basically the biggest stars in China, I had high hopes for both of them at this event. And they did not dare disappoint the Diva.
cape, top, and skirt by H&M, purse by Rodo, shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood
Janelle Monae is a goddess. She sticks to her black-and-white uniform almost exclusively, but she doesn’t let it inhibit the creativity of her personal style. Everything about this is fantastic.
gown by Ralph Lauren, purse by Benedetta Bruzziches
A surprisingly strong showing from Ms. Hathaway, who hasn’t worn anything notable in quite awhile. But this hood is absolutely badass.
gown by Roberto Cavalli
From the front, I was all ready to put this in my Basic Bitches post. Luckily, I got a glimpse of the back:
Stupendous. The colors, the lace, the fan – I’m kvelling.
gown by Dolce & Gabbana
The laser-cut detailing feels both thematically appropriate and totally luxurious. Kudos to the Dame for blowing women less than half her age out of the water, again and again and again.
dress by Giles, jewelry by Cartier
I don’t know what this has to do with China, but for once, I don’t care. I can’t stop looking at this.
gown by Tory Burch
A stunning outfit, and it looks like it was tailor-made to show off her tattoo in the sexiest way possible. I approve.
gown, cape, and purse by Prada
A little heavy-handed, but I appreciate her dedication to the theme, and I respect her choice to wear a cape.
AMAL CLOONEY and GEORGE CLOONEY
Amal’s gown by John Galliano for Maison Margiela
These two are too fucking beautiful for words. Amal’s gown somehow balances a touch of the theme (the bodice is Chinese-military-inspired) with some straight-up glamour (those layers!) without making it seem like this night is all about her. That’s an incredible balancing act to accomplish, and only a lady as insanely classy as Amal can pull that off.
FKA TWIGS and ROBERT PATTINSON
FKA’s gown by Christopher Kane
Robert’s tux by Christian Dior
HER DRESS HAS A PENIS ON IT. OBVIOUSLY SHE GETS TO BE ON THE BEST DRESSED LIST, YOU GUYS.
gown by Donna Karan, purse by Edie Parker
Simply gorgeous. The tassel earrings were a stroke of genius.
gown by J.W. Anderson
You’ve got to hand it to Chloë – she will never half-ass a theme. There’s not another woman on earth I’d want to see this thing on, but Ms. Sevigny only becomes more preternaturally able to wear ridiculous things as she ages. Or maybe I’m prejudiced in her favor because I’m re-watching Big Love and God, every single woman on that show is talented beyond belief. Anything’s possible.
OLIVIA WILDE and JASON SUDEIKIS
Olivia’s gown, gloves, and purse and Jason’s tux by Prada
The headwrap and the gloves are a LOT of look, but when the fuck else can you go for this much look, right? It’s very Prada, which means it’s not for everyone, but I’m coming down on the side of loving it. And Jason looks as adorable as always.
top and skirt by Fausto Puglisi
Divalicious from every angle:
Now THAT is a mother-fucking statement. I wasn’t always on board with Zendaya’s particular brand of weird, but she single-handedly took down racist piece of garbage/world’s most obnoxious non-Kardashian Giuliana Rancic. And for that, I will always love her.
gown by Roland Mouret
Streamlined but unique; it’s right up her alley, but somehow so much more chic than usual. Plus, it kind of looks like a really luxurious Asian-inspired bathrobe.
gown by Alexander Wang
Obscenely glam, if not particularly on-theme. Also, you can’t not be obsessed with Zoe Kravitz. As if it’s not already amazing that Lenny Kravitz is her dad, her mom is Denise Huxtable and her step-dad is Khal Drogo. SHE HAS MY DREAM LIFE.
gown by Givenchy
Ditch the layer of lace and the white shoes, and I’d be 100% on board.
JOSHUA JACKSON and DIANE KRUGER
Joshua’s tux by Alexander McQueen
Diane’s top and pants by Chanel, purse by Judith Leiber, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti
Much as I love Pacey (and it is a ton), I wasn’t sold on this duo from far away. But Diane always looks better in close-up:
I know she’s wearing glorified pajamas, but I still think they work. So sue me. I love this woman.
gown by Diane von Furstenberg, shoes by Christian Louboutin
The neckline makes me cringe, but the collar and florals are so delectably fabulous that I can’t bring myself to care.
And that’s it for your Met Gala coverage! Check back later this week as we tackle the most fashionable few weeks of the year: the Cannes Film Festival.