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The 2015 Met Gala Red Carpet

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Every spring, the Metropolitan Museum of Art holds a benefit gala to help raise funds in support of its Costume Institute. The Met Gala, or Met Ball as it’s also known as, is attended by A-list celebrities, politicians and fashion superstars. As we reported in an earlier post, this year’s theme was “China: Through the Looking Glass.”

In grand tradition, this year’s gala featured some eyebrow-raising red carpet looks – from elegant and theme-appropriate to down right bizarre ensembles. Threads Editors reviewed and assessed the looks from last night’s Met Ball and broke them down into four categories: Best Dressed, Embellishments and Details We Adore, Silhouettes and Trends, and Questionable and Interesting Looks. Browse through the photos to see how your picks fare up.

BEST DRESSED

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Left to Right: Joan Smalls in Roberto Cavalli, Kendall Jenner in Calvin Klein and Bee Shaffer in Alexander McQueen
met gala 2015 best dressed
Left to Right: Ann Hathaway in Ralph Lauren, Karolina Kurkova in Tommy Hilfiger and Rihanna in Guo Pei
met gala 2015 best dressed
Left to Right: Kate Hudson in Michael Kors, Taraji P. Henson in Balenciaga, Lizzy Caplan in Donna Karan Atelier and Marissa Mayer in Oscar de la Renta

EMBELLISHMENTS AND DETAILS WE ADORE

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Left to Right: Poppy Delevingne in Marchesa, Hellen Mirren in Dolce & Gabbana and Liu Wen in Michael Kors
met gala 2015 embellishments
Left to Right: Bee Shaffer in Alexander McQueen, Keri Russell in Altuzarra and Emily Ratajkowski in Topshop
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Left to Right: Diane Kruger in Chanel, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture, and Cindy Chao

SILHOUETTES AND TRENDS

The Met Gala’s red carpet saw it’s fair share of Dolce & Gabbana gowns (pictured left). A Threads Editor noted that these particular gowns resembled medieval princess as they all featured “metallic embroidery, heavy brocades in fitted silhouettes.” Jessica Hart’s velvet Valentino dress is memorizing.

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Left to Right: Brie Larson, Courney Eaton and Annabelle Wallis all in Dolce & Gabbana; Jessica Hart in Valentino
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Kristen Wigg and Emma Roberts brought some color to the red carpet in their elegant, one shoulder gowns. Kristen Wigg in Prabal Gurung and Emma Robersts in Ralph Lauren

Let us not forget the “barely there” dress trend as seen on J. Lo, Kim Kardashian-West and Beyonce. Many of the Threads Editors are on the fence about these looks. What do you think?

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Left to Right: Jennifer Lopez in Versace, Kim Kardashian-West in Roberto Cavalli, and Beyonce in Givenchy

Now, onto the rest of the looks.

QUESTIONABLE AND INTERESTING RED CARPET LOOKS

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Left to Right: Dylan Lauren in Ralph Lauren, Fka Twiggs in Christopher Kane and Julie Macklowe.
met gala 2015 worst dressed
Left to Right: Rihanna in Guo Pei (yes, she also made it to our best dressed list – go figure!), Sarah Jessica Parker in a custom design and Madonna in Moschino.
met gala 2015 worst dressed
Left to Right: Solange in Giles Deacon, Zendaya in Fausto Puglisi and Jennifer Connelly in Louis Vuitton.
met gala 2015 worst dressed
Left to Right: Anna Wintour in Chanel, Chloe Sevigny in J.W. Anderson and Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture

Who made your best dressed list? Whose gown or ensemble would you wear? What details and embellishments do you most appreciate? Who made your worst dressed list and why? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment.

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  1. skmgardens | | #1

    I believe a few of gowns did NOT belong at the Met Gala. Maybe there should be a dress code. A bit of lace does not make a dress. I wonder if anyone got arrested for indecent exposure.
    There is sexy, and some of the women crossed that fine line into trashy! !

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