The most important fashion night has finally come – The Costume Institute Gala. It is a major fundraising benefit that serves as an opening celebration for the Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. Following the event, the exhibition runs for several months. Under the direction of the one and only Anna Wintour (Vogue editor-in-chief and a chair of the event since 1995), each year the annual guest list, which includes only 650 – 700 people, manages to raise millions of dollars, with the biggest amount being 12 million in 2014. No wonder why! The ticket price since 2014 goes for 25,000 dollars. Not the smallest amount to pay for an exclusive event. Each year the event has a theme, and includes a cocktail hour and a formal dinner. This year the theme was China: Through the looking glass. Everyone expected a lot of kimonos and geisha-like looks but the guests underperformed. The theme in the dresses was not obvious enough and seems like there was an unwritten rule “The more embellished the better” to which the female attendees tried to stick to. It only made them look tacky which is not a term usually connected with the Met Gala. But, some of them did not disappoint after all.
See our best and worst looks from the 2015 Costume Institute Gala!
Best: Alexa Chung in Erdem
Best: Jessica Hart in Valentino
Best: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Versace Atelier
Best: Kate Hudson in Michael Kors
Best: Karolina Kurkova in Tommy Hilfiger
Best: Lizzy Caplan in Donna Karan Atelier
Best: Kendall Jenner in Calvin Klein
Best: Emily Blunt in Prada
Best: Emily Ratajkowski in Topshop
Best: Amal Clooney in Maison Margiela
Now to the less fortunate style picks!
Worst: Beyonce in Givenchy
Queen B, cover yourself up for once!
Worst: Kim Kardashian West in Roberto Cavalli by Peter Dundas
Plain tacky and over the top. Only Cher in 1974 could have pulled this off and the look should have stayed there.
Worst: Selena Gomez in Vera Wang
Worst: Elisabeth Bansk in Michael Kors
Worst: Jennifer Lopez in Atelier Versace
Worst: Sarah Jessica Parker in H&M
The head piece is amazing (P. Tracey) but the dress does not work.
Worst: Zendaya in Fausto Puglisi
Worst: Dakota Johnson in Chanel
Worst: Katy Perry in Moschino
Worst: FKA Twigs in Christopher Kane
Verdict: Rihanna can do and wear whatever she wants!
Tell me your thoughts!