Met Gala 2016: Naomie Harris in Burberry

Posted on May 04, 2016

Naomie Harris attends the “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

 

LOVELOVELOVE this gown:
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It didn’t look like much in thumbnails – and it probably faded into the background if you weren’t standing near her – but once you get in close and see all those gorgeous colors and details on that fabulous jacquard, it’s hard not to see it as one of the best “conventional” looks of the might. A total stunner of a look. With perfect hair topping it off.

Still not in love with those squared-off plunging necklines, though.

 

Style Credits:
Burberry Metallic Jacquard Gown with Plunging Neckline and Hourglass Silhouette
Messika Jewelry
Christian Louboutin Sandals

[Photo Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images, Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images, Photoshot/PacificCoastNews, TS, PacificCoastNews, Roger Wong/INFphoto.com, Jennifer Graylock/INFphoto.com]

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  • tryinnottobetoojudgy

    Yep, the squared-off plunge combined with the lariat necklace are not great, but DAT DRESS is gorgeous. Very grown up and sophisticated, yet sexy and approachable. Just lovely. If they’d fix the neckline and give her a better necklace, this would be a WERQ all day and all night. Beautiful!

  • Anna

    This is a WERQ for me.

    As great as the red carpet shots are (especially the knowing/FEELING IT smirk), I love the shots of her leaving the hotel even more. She looks absolutely thrilled to be wearing that gown and going to the Met Gala (as she should be). Talk about #LifeGoals.

    • Trent

      Totally agree. She looks divine, and skin/hair/makeup are glorious. And, at 40, she reminds me here of another ageless actress, Gabrielle Union…

      • Snailstsichr

        She does not look 40!

        • GemFemme

          I love the shots of her holding up the hem and beaming. There’s something very charming about them.

      • Bellatrix Lestrange

        Fuck…she’s 40!!!!!!!!!!!! And she looks like that? I thought she was younger than Lupita…..Damn….In any case, shes my arm goals

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I just love this look-you have this truly fabulous fabric, and a simple design that (aside from the plunging square neckline), really showcases the fabric, which I love, and yes, the photos of her leaving the hotel are wonderful-Naomie looked truly thrilled.

  • ashtangajunkie

    One of the best of the night. She is a goddess.

  • Jessica Freeman

    She needed a jewel toned gem necklace that fits nicely around her neck. The diamond necklace doesn’t match, and it just doesn’t work with this neckline.

    • Imasewsure

      You nailed it… a beautiful gemstone on a delicate chain would have broken up the neckline but not distracted from the gorgeous fabric

    • Lily

      Agreed, although I could go with something gold and really regal looking with colored gemstones – and something to fill in that sternum area.

      • Daisy Walker

        Definitely needs gold.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Wowowow!! I love this!! For some reason I missed seeing this! That is gorgeous fabric. She looks amazing.

    • SewingSiren

      In a sea of attention seeking gowns sometimes the truly beautiful ones are overlooked.

    • Daisy Walker

      I missed it too! Too much air sucked out of the room for the outlandish looks, I guess.

  • Karen B

    It’s the last photos that make me love it. At first, I thought this was some heavy bedspread fabric, but seeing her move in it, gives it a softer, yet architectural, feel.

  • oneWEIRDword

    She’s got a gown worthy of her looks here. Gorgeous!

  • stellavision

    1) that textile is giving me LIFE
    2) she is so beautiful it hurts!

  • tereliz

    Hate the neckline but the rest of the silhouette is divine. Gorgeous fabric.

  • PlethoraofBooks

    And her shoes go so, so well, even if you can barely see them. Werq!

    • Liliter

      The shoes look killer!

  • Dellie

    I was kind of upset this look wasn’t covered more. I know she’s not as well known but she out styled most at the MET. 100% Winner.

  • AnneElliot

    Not crazy about the neckline or the jewelry, but she’s SLAYING it.

  • imspinningaround

    I think I would have preferred a heavy gold chain necklace instead of the diamonds, but the whole look is to die for.

    And as always, her weave is LAID.

  • Sarah

    I love it love it love it. But is that a black silky slip or a lining that is drooping? I sort of wish it was a different color.

  • Lily

    For any other event, I’d give a pass on the hair, but for Met Gala, a really spectacular updo (intricate GOT-inspired braids) would sent this look to the stratosphere. The dress is sublime, but I also wonder if a heavier gold vintage necklace might have filled that sternum more and lent itself to the regal-ness of the gown. The dress is stunning.

  • Gabrielle Lee Gabauer

    I’m really shocked this is the first I’m seeing this. It really is a shame that I was subjected to about 100 plain white or silver dresses just because some model was wearing it, and I’m just seeing this now. Because that being said WOW. Those colors and so rich and beautiful, and it’s interesting while still being pretty conventially gorgeous. The hair and make-up looking stunning as well.

  • sarcasmfont

    Damn. I’m with you on that style of neckline, but girl is WERQ’ing the hell out of this!

  • MAJOR hair envy. She is fabulous, and this dress is divine.

  • KittieLynnNYC

    At first I wasn’t sure about the gown, but the more I looked it, and the more I noticed how happy Naomie seems to be, the more I realized that I absolutely love everything about this look. Sophisticated and lovely, without being costumey or over the top. One of the evening’s best-a total WERQ.

  • Sherrie

    Meh
    Why is this not referred to as upholstery fabric?

  • Glorious textile. And she is werqing it. She does love those sternum-y looks but it isn’t my favourite neckline.

  • VCR1

    I love this. She looks stunning and the gown is stunning. What gorgeous fabric. I love her necklace too.

  • (((Sunny Day☼)))

    F’love.

    That print should look as heavy as a couch and yet this bitch flows! Spot on.

  • E. D.

    Very close to a WERQ – just needs a different necklace.

  • boingboing

    Divine. One of my favorite looks.

  • Kris

    Ha, that third image. She knows she looks good.

  • MilaXX

    Love. She is so pretty! I love how she keeps hr makeup so minimalist

    • Shawn EH

      She hardly needed anything more than that necklace. As Nina once said, she looks expensive and luxe.

    • Nancy Arseneault-Heald

      I feel like the color of her face should have carried down to her sternum, but other that that Lovely.

  • steph

    She looks like perfection. Werq for me.

  • Suzanne JPaul

    So lovely. And JC’s gown creates a rather exquisite backdrop for it.

  • Bland Gland

    She’s gorgeous, she’s FEELING IT, and she’s about to party in a dress that isn’t a fire hazard! WERQ LADY!

  • Amanda Weaver

    This fabric is GORGEOUS.

  • marlie

    She looks FABULOUS! I hadn’t seen this before now. This is a contender for one of my top looks. Just gorgeous.

  • A_guy01

    J’adore, even though it has a little bit if a “sexy bedspread” vibe.

  • evave2

    I don’t like the cut of the dress in the bottom but maybe it is the ‘right’ cut to deal with the volume of the dress?

    And I ‘get’ what youse guyz is saying about the jacquard print but it really does not ‘pop’ off the page so I can’t see it. I trust it is rich and beautiful, but I just don’t like the volume that much.

  • quiltrx

    That’s an excellent textile. I don’t think this necklace shape works with the neckline…and the skirt seams don’t look like they’re exactly evenly spaced from the (weird) neckline which is making my eye twitch…but wow, she looks SO beautiful and really looks like she is enjoying herself, too.

  • smh4748

    Wow. This is how you Met Gala!

    She is easily one of the most gorgeous women on the planet, isn’t she?

  • Doggie Mom

    I saw the back of this dress in other pics and was wondering who it was, LOVE the fabric, really not loving the neckline and seams in the front, It’s like they made an attempt at pattern-matching, but didn’t follow through.

  • Scimommy

    Gorgeous. (Now see, I keep waiting to see Caitriona Balfe in something like this. She would also slay. Looks like I’ll be waiting for a long time. #sadface)

  • SomeWankerSaid

    Perfection. This just sings to me.

  • penguinmom

    Amazing fabric and she carries this dress well. Could have used a slightly less plungy neckline and really don’t like that necklace with this look. It seems out of place.

  • oh vienna

    Ellaria Sand coronation gown realness

  • Kaonashi

    Wow. That dress complements her skin tone PERFECTLY!

  • Michele

    And I was so proud of the flower I embroidered on granddaughter’s skirt today. Sigh. : ) This is an AMAZING dress, and how gorgeous she looks in it. She knows it, and she deserves to know it. (And the more we lay people apply ourselves to craft, the more we can appreciate when the masters do it.)

  • macwell

    Not only is the dress, her hair and makeup perfect – she wore accessories – ! I am surprised how many beautifully gowned, red carpet celebrities that have had little to no accent jewelry. If you’re gonna do the damn thing – do it proper. Throw on a bauble. To paraphrase Junior LaBeija: ‘A piece of jewelry is a must! You have to wear something! No lady is sure at night.’ – or something like that…;)

  • 3boysful

    The fabric looks like a take on a cloisonee piece. Gorgeous.

  • TequePas

    She looks upholstered. Unless you’re a 17th century monarch, brocade is a tough look to carry off.

  • GillianHolroyd

    She just makes it all look so effortless, such poise.

  • sgac37

    Wow, how have I not seen this one yet! That is an amazing fabric.

  • Tee

    Such a beautiful look. It’s a shame that she didn’t know how to carry the dress in her hand. For expert dress-carrying skills to observe and learn from, watch Doris Day in Pillow Talk.

  • M. K.

    this awful neckline basically spoils the whole thing for me 🙁

  • BlackCatBitch

    William Morris Realness

  • Shouldercat

    Game of Thrones Realness

  • bessann28

    I could do without the sternum, but otherwise it’s gorgeous.

  • Ugly Casanova

    Lovely, for last year’s theme.

  • rubyclaire

    Not liking it so much – I don’t think the torso is a flattering shape and the fabric is upholstery-like.

  • Byodo-In

    That fabric is breathtaking.

    • conniemd

      The fabric totally makes the dress.

  • GTrain

    I love it. It looks even better in the unposed shots.

  • The neckline is horrid and I don’t much like the sleeves either but this is a GORGEOUS dress. The colours in the fabric really work for her.