We’re just slamming groups of people together based on half-assed themes at this point because if we don’t, we’ll never get to judging them all. Transparency in blogging, darlings.
In truth, there really was a bit of a headpiece theme going on (see: Celine Dion, Billy Porter, Gemma Chan, Janelle Monae as well as other examples here, here and here), but that tends to always be the case with the Met Gala. This is just a roundup all other looks that made use of their wearers’ headspaces to produce something with a little more flair and drama.
Cara Delevingne in Dior Couture (Machine Dazzle Headpiece)
Did we say “flair and drama?” We’re sorry, we clearly meant “Big Queer Cray.” We love the romper and the shoes but we can’t say the leg painting is truly working for us. The tiara of trash is fun and weird and just a little bit on the camp-adjacent. As goofy as this whole look is, we love that she went for it. She could have rested on pretty. Instead she went all-in on the weird.
Emily Blunt in Michael Kors Collection
This is gorgeous. We’d have liked to have seen Mary Poppins try a little harder to meet the camp brief, as this comes across like pure movie premiere red carpet style.
Gabrielle Union in Dundas
This feels a bit random to us. Clearly it’s all coordinated, but there’s nothing about that gown and cape that makes leather gloves and that little half-cap make sense to us. In fact the gloves and the head piece just look like attempts to jazz up a more or less basic (if high glam) red carpet look into something a bit Met Gala-ish.
Gal Gadot in Givenchy Couture
This, on the other hand, is such a singularly odd, perfectly cohesive little creation that we find ourselves a bit charmed by it, lace cape, thigh highs, pearl tiara and all. It’s high fashion whimsy and we can’t stop looking at it.
Gigi Hadid in Michael Kors Collection
We’re about ready to choke on the next feather cape we see. While we appreciate the effort here, this look really doesn’t suit her all that well.
Ruth Negga in Louis Vuitton
This is another example of “If we put a tiara on top, it’s totally Met Gala.” And we’re a bit disappointed to see Ruth go that route. The head styling is gorgeous but the outfit is weirdly dowdy.
Salma Hayek in Gucci
Miss Salma, on the other hand, knows exactly what kind of outfit calls for a tiara. This is a gorgeously regal, high-glam look. One of her best in a while, in fact.
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