Last night, celebs celebrated fashion’s most pivotally important night of the year – the 2016 Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala. This year’s theme was Manus x Machina, a nod to fashion in the age of technology, summoning Hollywood’s most fashion-forward cyber queens and digital dudes to the red carpet. Though the biggest trend on the red carpet was a tendency toward the futuristic in all its forms, the theme was translated in a variety of different ways.
While some embodied the theme in head-to-toe silver, complimented by body harnesses, armour, and slinky cut outs, others rejected it all together – see the squad of pale pink, powder blue-clad women.
Relive one of fashion’s most memorable nights with Get The Look’s top 5 trends from the 2016 Met Gala red carpet.
Regular red carpet faves Blake Lively and Zoe Saldana were among those who strayed away from this year’s Manus x Machina theme, donning extra-large trains emblazoned with feminine embellishments that favoured fairy-tale over futurism.
Stars on this year’s red carpet worked their side angles (literally), showing off the sides of their torsos in revealing, cut-out dresses. Many were accented with additional sparkles (see: Lily Aldridge and Brie Larson), while supermodel Karlie Kloss surprised us all with the simplicity of her cool cut-outs.
The blonde bombshell arrived on the red carpet in a Brandon Maxwell cape dress that left everything to the imagination. Moments later, Karlie shed the cape to reveal a plunging neckline and side cut-outs. Kloss needed nothing more than a simple white gown and oxblood lip to keep the attention on her.
The go-to when fashion’s feeling futuristic? Silver, which had a bevy of beauties from Naomi Watts to Lara Stone conjuring up the chicest cyborg looks we’ve ever seen. And while silver seemed the obvious choice for a fashion meets technology themed Gala, metallic was spotted in its many futuristic forms, including gold.
Futuristic femmes like Ashley Olsen, Lily Aldridge, Jemima Kirke, Sienna Miller, and Rachel McAdams all adopted the golden trend, giving our eyes a break from the sea of silver on the red carpet.
This year’s theme might have been technology, but some guests decided to be theme rule-breakers and choose looks that were decidedly more old world, in shades of blush and champagne. Blake Lively’s floral embellished blush pink gown was thoroughly romantic, while Beyonce took the trend further a few decades in dusty rose latex.
Like the champagne and feminine floral patterns that graced us with their presence on this year’s red carpet, powder blue – another very prominent trend – proved to be another departure from the Gala’s Manus x Machina theme.
While stars like Karolina Kurkova and Allison Williams embraced this spring-summer must-have shade in the most romantic, feminine way possible, Claire Danes added her own futuristic spin on the fairy-tale fantasy trend. The actress opted for a powder blue Zac Posen gown that literally lit up the red carpet, making Danes the ultimate robot Cinderella of our dreams.