From floral wreaths to spiky crowns to beaded hoods to halos, headpieces were the favored accessory of the evening. They’re so crown; bow down, bitches.
gown by Carolina Herrera
Amber wins the top spot mostly because her crown cost 32 dollars and looks like a million bucks. That is a game I can respect.
gown by Vassilis Zoulias
I swear, one look at that crown and I peed a little.
gown by Oscar de la Renta, bracelets and rings by Tiffany & Co.
She looks fucking stupendous. She also already did the Catholic theme at the 2012 Grammys, before it was cool, so A+ to Nicki for being ahead of the game.
gown by Atelier Versace
Sza gave us weeping madonna realness, and I am grateful for it.
gown by H&M, jewelry by Ofira
The gold chainmail hood is a delight. And boy, did twitter have a TON of fun with the journalist who tweeted that Olivia’s look was “inspired by her love of the Crusades.” It’s really that kind of tone-deaf nonsense that make for the best Met Gala memes, isn’t it?
gown and headpiece by Ralph Lauren, shoes by Jimmy Choo
gown by Prabal Gurung, headpiece by Tasaki, shoes by Jimmy Choo
This is cute! I could use the tinsel trim and the platforms, but from the waist up, she’s pretty much killing it.
gown by Balmain
Juliette aimed for medieval Catholic draping with a pinch of solid gold disco, and honestly, I think she hit the mark.
jewelry by Bulgari
It was Winnie’s first Met Gala, and I’ll give her points for effort. And not just the physical effort it takes to hold up that giant fucking hat all night.
gown by Valentino
Personally, I think she could have taken things further. And I’m not sure the fit of this dress made any consideration for her actual body. But, spiky crowns are fun and on-theme, so, I’ll take it!
gown by Zac Posen, jewelry by Stephen Russell, shoes by Alexandre Birman
A hood AND a bejeweled crown? Isn’t that double-dipping? Also, I would like to steal those shoes and wear them every day.
dress by Chanel, shoes by Christian Louboutin
A rare mis-step from a starlet who usually pulls out all the stops.
gown by Prada
Killer crown, but the rest of the look belongs on a different red carpet. And the yellow purse is extremely distracting.
top and skirt by Louis Vuitton, headpiece by Fred Leighton, purse by Jimmy Choo
This has nothing going on south of the star-spangled tiaras that interests me.
gown by Sies Marjan, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti
I’ll be honest, this was supposed to go in the Underwhelming Models post, but it somehow snuck into this draft. Now, Doutzen does technically seem to have some amount of fabric on her head, so we can pretend she belongs here, but just know that my true reaction to this is #underwhelmed.
gown by Tommy Hilfiger, jewelry by Tiffany & Co., shoes by Jimmy Choo
Lady Bird called, and even she doesn’t want that hair back.