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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Met Gala Red Carpet Trends - Manus X Machina Style

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 Aaaand it's another year of the Met Gala (aka Fashion Prom). The celebrities were challenged once again by Anna Wintour and the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibit theme, Manus X Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology.
The name sounds very sci-fi and futuristic. The exhibit itself (more on that later today) was a study in different types of embellishment and how they have been updated over the years with technology. The exhibit showed artificial flowers as a traditional Haute Couture embellishment. Naomi Watts bridged both the modern mirrored embroidery with fabric fleurs applique on her Burberry gown. Karolina Kurkova was elegant in her Marchesa gown of oversized blossoms. By the way, those blossoms light up.
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Many were clearly under the impression that this was a science-fiction theme. Ex-Machina star Alicia Vikander looked like an adorable robot in her Louis Vuitton dress. Lady Gaga went with a chic alien in a Versace ensemble. Michelle Monaghan wore Rosie Assoulin. FKA Twigs wore Versace.
The museum exhibit was divided into different sections highlight an embellishment technique. These ladies paid tribute to each one. Alessandra Ambrosio honored the lace section by wearing a Balmain crochet gown. Solange Knowles did the pleated section proud in her yellow David Laport creation. Rita Ora represented the featherwork section of the museum perfectly in a sexy Vera Wang dress.

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From casual observation, the winning designers of the night for sheer volume of celebrities seemed to be Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Balmain and custom H& M. For the winning designer of THE BEST LOOK OF THE 2016 MET GALA was hands down, Claire Dane's stunning ballgown by Zac Posen. It was breathtaking on its own. The perfect color on the actress, a gorgeous shape, but wait, when the lights went out, thousands of fiber optics made the gown glow, highlighting the construction beautifully. It was the ultimate combination of classic Haute Couture as made by hand and the technology nod of having the dress light up. Bravo Zac Posen! Until next year folks.

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Images by Andrew Toth, Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty

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