Fashion Christmas is here again! This time, the category is Heavenly Bodies and our favourite Met vets (and some new faces) but their best heel forward in the hopes of being smiled favourably on by Anna Wintour. Here are our top ten favourite looks from the 2018 Met Gala.
10. LILY COLLINS IN GIVENCHY
High fashion nun vibes must have been the brief for Lily Collins’ look for this year, and it’s pulled off spectacularly. The detail in pulling together the look was one of the best of the night (down to the rosary beads in hand!)
9. STELLA MAXWELL IN MOSCHINO
Stella Maxwell’s look proves that a simple column gown can work at the Met Gala if the fit is right and the wow factor comes through the fabrication. The Moschino gown is a cute and quirky nod to the theme, and by keeping the silhouette simple, didn’t overpower the overall look.
8. ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY IN RALPH LAUREN
From the cape to the halo to the hue of the gown, this is a worthy inclusion to the best dressed list. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley rarely (if ever) has gotten it wrong on the Met steps, and this is a close-to-perfect contender (losing points only for the ill-fitting bodice).
7. WINNIE HARLOW IN TOMMY HILFIGER
All the points for the headdress alone! Winnie Harlow’s Tommy Hilfiger corset and skirt look is a great fit, and the crisp white fabrication highlights the construction perfectly.
6. AMBER HEARD IN CAROLINA HERRERA
When minimalism meets maximalism. The interplay between a simple silhouette and the stunning headpiece was a lot of fun, and extra points for going for full colour.
5. ARIANA GRANDE IN VERA WANG
One of the more subtle takes on the evening’s theme, Ariana Grande’s Vera Wang look was a stunning gown on first look, but quickly became a contender when you notice the print of the dress is an interpretation on Michelangelo’s ‘The Last Judgement’.
4. CHADWICK BOSEMAN IN VERSACE
Men historically have failed to meet the mast of the dress code at the Met Gala, but finally someone stepped up to the plate. Chadwick Boseman’s custom Versace look was such a delight to see in a sea of black tuxedos, and hopefully will encourage more creativity in menswear next year.
3. RIHANNA IN MASON MARGIELA BY JOHN GALLIANO
Say what you want about her look, but no one commits the way Rihanna does at the Met. Not content with dressing as an angel, or in a subversive darker look, the MVP went as sexy, sparkly pope, which is fitting as her teachings of red carpet dressing is basically gospel at this point.
2. SZA IN VERSACE
So ethereally pretty. SZA’s Versace look was a great blend of her personal style and the exhibition being honoured.
1. LANA DEL REY IN GUCCI
Patron saint of sad girl pop, Lana Del Rey stole the show in Gucci. Not only on theme with the night, but as Alessandro Michele points out “the bodice features ‘The Seven Sorrows of Mary’ with the initials ‘LDR’ on the sacred heart” – perfectly on brand for her.