FOLLOWING last year’s sojourn into the world of punk, this year’s Met Ball saw its star guests return to a more glamorous dress code.
With the museum celebrating the opening of its exhibition dedicated to couturier Charles James, many embraced old school elegance in the most romantic of dresses. The result was a sea of ballgowns sweeping down the red carpet on the likes of co-chair Sarah Jessica Parker, Karolina Kurkova, Katie Holmes, Karlie Kloss, Taylor Swift, Claire Danes and Suki Waterhouse.
For those looking for something a little edgier, a number of trends emerged. Cropped tops, offering a hint of midriff, teamed with a long skirt were worn by Emma Stone, Rihanna and Anne Hathaway. Blake Lively, Marion Cotillard, Beyoncé, Gisele, Leighton Meester and Jessica Alba all showed off plunging necklines edging towards the navel – yet kept the look erring on the side of sophisticated.
Meanwhile a number of designers stood out as the night’s favourites: Stella McCartney arrived flanked by an all-star group, all dressed in bespoke versions of her designs – Reese Witherspoon, Cara Delevingne, Rihanna and Kate Bosworth. Oscar de la Renta’s feminine signature gowns were in abundance – seen on Parker, Swift, Kloss, Danes, Allison Williams and Amy Adams. Miuccia Prada worked her magic for Lupita Nyong’o, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Olsen and Dianna Agron – all of whom arrived dressed in bespoke Prada or Miu Miu creations.
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Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, Stella McCartney, Kate Bosworth and Reese Witherspoon – all wearing Stella McCartney.
My absolutely favourite Rihanna wore a custom-made top and skirt by Stella McCartney. ❤
Cara Delevingne wore a top and trousers both by Stella McCartney with Cartier jewellery.
Rihanna and Stella McCartney.
Kate Bosworth wore a dress by Stella McCartney with jewellery by Ana Khouri and Sidney Garber. (Here you can see also the back of the Riri’s dress)
Beyoncé wore a Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci dress with Lorraine Schwartz jewellery.
Emma Stone wore a custom-made top and skirt by Thakoon and carried a Tod’s clutch.
Zoe Saldana’s bespoke gown was designed by Michael Kors – her date for the evening.
Jourdan Dunn and Toni Garrn, who both wore bespoke Topshop gowns.
Naomi Campbell wore a Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown.
Karolina Kurkova accessorised her Marchesa spring/summer 2011 ballgown with $1 million worth of Harry Winston diamonds… wow
Victoria Beckham wore a white column dress of her own design with Jacob & Co. jewellery.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in a Balmain autumn/winter 2014 dress.
Sarah Jessica Parker – one of the ball’s co-chairs – wore a custom-made Oscar de la Renta gown.
Hailee Steinfeld wore a gown by Prabal Gurung with Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery.
Kristen Stewart – the current face of Chanel – wore a dress from the fashion house’s spring/summer 2014 couture collection with Christian Louboutin heels.