Met Gala Fashion Report: Top 30 Best Dressed

Dear readers,

Before showing you my top 30 Met Gala Red Carpet Dresses from this year, I thought I would give you a brief background on the history of the Met gala and what is actually is, for those of you unaware. After all, It’s not half as fun (or fair!) to judge a person’s dress without having some background knowledge on the event!

The Met Gala, also known as Met Ball, is an annually occurring fundraising event for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in NYC, and it marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. Each year, the gala celebrates the theme of that year’s Costume Institute exhibition, and the exhibition sets the tone for the formal dress of the night and guests are expected to choose their outfits to match the theme of the exhibit. For instance, this year the theme was “China: Through the Looking Glass“(click for a preview of the exhibit), so the guests wore outfits inspired in Chinese symbols. As you probably know, this ball is regarded as one of the most exclusive (fashion) social events in New York (as well as one of the biggest fundraising nights!), so you know you’ve made it in the fashion/New York/socialite/Hollywood world if you receive an invite – of course there are other ways in which you can get invited, but let’s not get into that today.

As always, when the words fashion, exclusive, and New York are put together in a sentence, you know that Anna Wintour will be involved. Naturally, the Met ball’s exclusivity and fashionability deserves Anna Wintour as the chair of the event (since 1995!). The Vogue editor-in-chief oversees both the benefit committee and the guest list, with Vogue staffers helping assemble the list of invitees (650-700 people).

Certainly, this little excerpt has helped you appreciate how grand and enchanting the Met Ball is, and with this in mind, why don’t you go ahead and keep scrolling down to find out my favourite 30 outfits from this year’s Met Gala.

30. Veronica Chou in a Huishan Zhang dress and Cindy Chao Jewelry 

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29. Poppy Delevigne in Marchesa

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28. Xin Li in Alexander McQueen

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27. Hannah Davis in J. Mendel

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26. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in a Atelier Versace dress and Anita Ko jewelry

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25. Gong Li in a Roberto Cavalli Dress and Piaget jewelry

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24. Emily Blunt in a Prada dress and Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie jewelry

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23.Brie Larson, Courtney Eaton, and Annabelle Wallis in Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda

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22. Behati Prinsloo in Tommy Hilfiger

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21. Gigi Hadid in a Diane von Furtstenberg dress and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry

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20. Jessica Hart in a Valentino dress and Stura earrings

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19. Cara Delevigne in Stella McCartney

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18. Zoe Kravitz in Alexander Wang

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17. Anna Wintour in Chanel

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16. Selena Gomez in a Vera Wang dress and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry

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15. Kendall Jenner in Calvin Klein Collection

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14. Lily Collins in Chanel Haute Couture

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13. Alexa Chung in Erdem

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12. Helen Mirren in Dolce&Gabbana

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11. Zhang Ziyi in a Carolina Herrera dress and Cindy Chao jewelry (as embellishments on her dress) ziyi-shang-met-gala-2015-s

10. Maggie Q in Tory Burch

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9. Fan BingBing in Christopher Bu

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8. Miranda Kerr in a Louis Vuitton dress and Lorraine Schwartz dress

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7. Dr. Lisa Airan in Valentino Couture

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6. Kim Kardashian West in a Roberto Cavalli dress and Lorraine Schwartz earrings

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5. Kate Hudson in a Michael Kors dress and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry

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4. Diane Kruger in a Chanel Haute Couture dress and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes

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3. Sienna Miller in Thakoon, Jacob&co jewelry, Rauwolf bag, and Christian Louboutin shoes sienna-miller-met-gala-2015

This two piece had to make it to the top 3; Sienna wears it so flawlessly, as if there isn’t a wide gap in the middle! She is rocking the 3 C’s in this look: classy, chic and cool – and I love her for it!

2. Rihanna in Guo Pei

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As always, Rihanna took a risk, and this time it really paid off. This garment is exquisitely made, with an outstanding level of decor and intricacy, and she makes it look effortless and weightless – Not only is the outfit beautiful, but so is her golden head piece. I love how she chose a Chinese designer, and how amazingly she suits yellow! I must admit I found it incredibly hard to decide between this dress and the next as my number 1, as far as I’m concerned, they’re both number 1’s, but read on to find out why I placed it as number 2.

1. Shu Pei Qin in Tommy Hilfiger

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I chose this dress as my number 1 favourite due to its intricate simplicity, and because of how well Shu Pei wears it. She looks comfortable, beautiful and confident in the dress and it shows! Red suits her magnificently, and she is looking extremely chic.


And just like that, another Met Gala has passed.

You should know that although I selected these 30 as my favourites, there were some many, many other dresses which I loved, but I simply had to choose a select few! Other great dresses included Beyonce’s, Lily Aldridge’s, Anna Ewers, Karen Elson’s, Karlie Kloss’s, Amal Clooney’s, amongst others – I mean, really, there were some spectacular dresses this year (probably because the theme was so fantastic?) Let me know in the comments section below which one was your favourite, and if there is any other dress you would’ve added to your list! I look forward to hearing from you, until then, I leave you this quote:

“Deep in every heart slumbers a dream, and the couturier knows it: every woman is a princess.” – Christian Dior

Love,

Mimi


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45 thoughts on “Met Gala Fashion Report: Top 30 Best Dressed

  1. I was curious to see what your blog was about after seeing that you liked mine about ‘The Bird That Is Me’…after all, what does fashion have to do with birds or Boomerang kids? I’m glad I checked out YOUR blog. Beautiful dresses from the Met Ball. And there, in #10 picture, was my answer! The woman standing off to the side of the featured woman was wearing the MOST FABULOUS white dress with what appears to be a red ibis or other water bird in flight! It is a spectacular dress. I want it!! In the blog that my daughter and I write, we are most often to be found in track pants and Birkenstocks (her) or, she claims with disdain, ‘ball gowns’ (me). But we also enjoy a good discussion about clothes. Thanks for checking us out. Oops, must go…I spy a yellow goldfinch at the bird feeder…my people call!

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  2. I really appreciate when the history and significance behind a fashion garment is explained along with photographs and favourite picks. Really nice article there.

    I personally loved Fan Bingbing, Jessica Hart and Riri.
    Their understanding of Chinese motif language and styling is what makes them stand out the most.

    Nice list.
    Much love from Dubai.

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  3. I love your list, and I’m happy you didn’t narrow it down to just 10! This is the first time I saw Shu Pei Qin’s look and I’m now officially obsessed. She definitely would’ve made my list if I saw earlier! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I’ll be sure to keep an eye on yours 🙂

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  4. Thank you for following my blog and for taking the time to read and leave a comment! I really enjoyed checking out your post. I’m partial to Behati Prinsloo, but I could be biased because I like Maroon 5 and Adam Levine =)

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  5. Yes I agree this was an absolutely fabulous theme. It’s absolutely crazy so many people cast judgement on looks from the night without knowing the full story on the Ball. Your breakdown of its meaning was excellent, I’ll be sure to share this post.

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  6. I love the history part behind the Met ball, I never knew! Im so glad you taught me something new today I Iove you style of
    Writing and I see we picked some of the same dresses to be out favorites!

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