This year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit is now in the fashion history books. And true to tradition, some of the most spectacular outfits and jewelry at The 2016 Met Gala celebrated the invitation’s theme: Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. In a nod toward the future, silver metallic dresses and gowns dominated the May 2 Red Carpet event in New York. Colorful gemstones, so popular in the past, were largely ignored…in favor of a mix of metals and white diamonds. Very cool.
Elle Fanning arrived in a custom Thakoon ivory slip gown and Tiffany & Co. jewels, including Elsa Peretti Diamonds by the Yard™ necklaces in icy platinum.
Karolina Kurkova won the prize for the night’s most interactive technology. Her flower-jeweled dress by Marchesa displayed different color lights in response to her fans’ Tweets.
Lily Collins wore vintage Tiffany & Co. gold pieces, including a chain-link choker and a tassel bracelet from the Tiffany archives. She also applied a laser-beam-like stripe of makeup all the way down her face and body!
In their Red Carpet debut, red-hot couple Gigi Hadid and Zayne Malik took the technology theme seriously. Hadid wore a gunmetal grey Tommy Hilfiger dress with multiple rings by Lynn Bann, while Malik donned robot-like plates over his Versace tuxedo.
Saoirse Ronan took a risk with a custom couture gown by Christopher Kane. Featuring feathers north and south – and a bejeweled butterfly at the waist – it fell decidedly on the hand-made side of The Met’s man vs. machine fashion debate.
Madonna gave us silver body chains, multiple rings, a medallion necklace and a diamond headpiece. Panned by E! Network’s Fashion Police, this look by Riccardo Tisci included pants with a see-through seat.
Nicole Kidman and Allison Williams were two among many attendees who wore jewels in their hair. Silver and gold crowns, both futuristic and nature inspired, were among the standout accessories at The 2016 Met Gala.
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