Our team always looks forward to the Met Gala. Between naked dresses (Beyoncé, 2015), deconstructed kilts (Sarah Jessica Parker, 2006), and twisted bunny ears (Madonna, 2009). The event ushers in the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual blockbuster show and is the most exciting red carpet event for anyone who is into clothes.
This year did not disappoint. With the theme “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” we all waited with bated breath for the avant garde, daring, and strange to rule this year’s Fashion Prom. And, we weren’t disappointed (hello, Rihanna completely enveloped in petals in her Comme des Garçons concoction).
Here are the looks each of us would choose to wear ourselves.
“This dress is so my style; I gravitate toward pretty and feminine styles. I love how this look is equal parts dreamy with the ball gown skirt and a little daring with the black cut-out top. And pockets! Can’t ever say ‘no’ to a dress or skirt with pockets!”
– Amy Stuart, Project Manager
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Emmy Rossum in Carolina Herrera
“I think wearing this outfit would make me feel glamorous. The pants ground that glamour with a menswear-inspired touch. It’s beautiful, classic and sexy — all the elements I incorporate into my own personal style.”
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Lily Aldridge in Ralph Lauren
“When I saw this look I gasped! I absolutely love how Lily Aldridge styled this Ralph Lauren dress! Because the red Balenciaga boots go all the way up her leg, it makes the cutouts above the waist stand out. And the hot pink net around her face is so perfectly avant garde. This look speaks to me because I always love taking risks with my look. The more daring, the better!”
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Claire Danes in Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim for Monse
“I can’t help but giggle. I mean, can we say Claire is channeling Johnny Depp a la Pirates of the Caribbean in the best way possible? I can’t get enough of it: that cutout in the shoulder, the train, the half tuck, the lace-up and cuff at the ankle. My everyday style is not usually this voluminous and full of ruffles, but it IS boyish, which is why I always love a pant look for black tie. This is fashion. I would wear this all day everyday and get a whole bunch of stares at Whole Foods on a Sunday afternoon.”
– Rosana Vollmerhausen, Founder/Chief Stylist
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