Met Gala 2015: The Best Dressed

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. 

FAN BINGBING
cape and gown by Chris by Christopher Bu, purse by Louis Vuitton

Photo: Henry Lamb/Photowire/BEImages

A gif is worth a thousand words, and a Beyoncé gif is worth a million:

ZHANG ZIYI
gown by Carolina Herrera

Photo: Rex

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.

JANELLE MONAE
cape, top, and skirt by H&M, purse by Rodo, shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

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.

ANNE HATHAWAY
gown by Ralph Lauren, purse by Benedetta Bruzziches

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

A surprisingly strong showing from Ms. Hathaway, who hasn’t worn anything notable in quite awhile. But this hood is absolutely badass.

GONG LI
gown by Roberto Cavalli

Photo: Getty

From the front, I was all ready to put this in my Basic Bitches post. Luckily, I got a glimpse of the back:

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Stupendous. The colors, the lace, the fan – I’m kvelling.

HELEN MIRREN
gown by Dolce & Gabbana

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

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.

SOLANGE KNOWLES
dress by Giles, jewelry by Cartier

Photo: Arroyo-O’Connor/AFF-USA

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.

MAGGIE Q
gown by Tory Burch

Photo: Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic

A stunning outfit, and it looks like it was tailor-made to show off her tattoo in the sexiest way possible. I approve.

EMILY BLUNT
gown, cape, and purse by Prada

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

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

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

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

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

HER DRESS HAS A PENIS ON IT. OBVIOUSLY SHE GETS TO BE ON THE BEST DRESSED LIST, YOU GUYS.

LIZZY CAPLAN
gown by Donna Karan, purse by Edie Parker

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

Simply gorgeous. The tassel earrings were a stroke of genius.

CHLOË SEVIGNY
gown by J.W. Anderson

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

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

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

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.

ZENDAYA COLEMAN
top and skirt by Fausto Puglisi

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Divalicious from every angle:

Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

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.

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL
gown by Roland Mouret

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

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.

ZOE KRAVITZ
gown by Alexander Wang

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

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.

AMANDA SEYFRIED
gown by Givenchy

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

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

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

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:

Photo: Arroyo-O’Connor/AFF-USA

I know she’s wearing glorified pajamas, but I still think they work. So sue me. I love this woman.

KATE MARA
gown by Diane von Furstenberg, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

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.


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One response to Met Gala 2015: The Best Dressed

  1. The penis dress is certainly fascinating to look at…it is rare to see something like this which nevertheless looks somehow natural.

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