We never thought we’d type these words, but everyone give it up for Blake Lively, one of the few who truly understood the assignment at the Met Gala. This is pure STUNNING:
Not only did she deliver a reveal worthy of a Drag Race finale, but she embodied the theme and dress code of the night with absolute perfection. We’ll remind you here that the Costume Institute exhibit around which this year’s Met Gala was centered is titled “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” and the requested dress code of the night was “Gilded Glamour and White Tie.” As we’ve tried to tell folks many a time (usually to no avail), the Met Gala is not a costume party and people aren’t required to show up mimicking the exhibit or sticking to the theme. What’s expected – and what always works best – is when designers and attendees figure out a way to interpret the themes utilizing current high-fashion trends and techniques. That means for the purposes of this night, it would be wrong to expect anyone to show up looking like a lead actor in The Gilded Age or some other period drama. In fact, we would consider such costume-wearing to be missing the point of the evening. The point, as we see it, is to pay tribute to American fashion and design while delivering a look that reaches Gilded Age heights of opulence and glamour. The reveal took this look from a Klimt-esque bronze gown to a dramatically sweeping verdigris gown, which, according to the House of Versace, mirrors “the Transformation of New York’s Statue of Liberty from Bronze to Oxidized Green. The Long Duchesse Train Features a Hand Painted, Foiled, and Embroidered Celestial Map inspired by the 12 Zodiac Constellations Decorating the Ceiling of Grand Central Station. The Original Shape of the Dress Draws Inspiration from American Designer, Charles James, while Art Deco Shapes Recall New York Landmarks like the Empire State Building.”
UNDERSTOOD THE DAMN ASSIGNMENT.
She looks absolutely amazing, worthy of her status as a hostess of the event. The tiara was the perfect touch. In a way, it makes sense that she would nail something like this so hard. Her style isn’t what we’d call subtle and she often goes a little too far with each outfit. That makes her a perfect Met Gala attendee in a lot of ways.
Ryan also looks nice, but let’s face it. He barely even rates as a co-star here.
Blake Lively: Custom Atelier Versace Tulle Column Dress Embroidered with Crystal, Metallic Leather, Paillette, and Tri-tone Copper Foil Duchesse, an Oversized Foiled Bow at the Waist was Unraveled to Reveal a Second Look in Verdigris | Custom Lorraine Schwartz Jewelry
Ryan Reynolds: Ralph Lauren Ensemble | Omega Watch
Styled by Ilaria Urbinati
[Photo Credit: JENNIFER GRAYLOCK/INSTARimages.com, Janet Mayer/Startraksphoto.com, JOHN NACION/startraksphoto.com, mDNphotography/ABACA/INSTARimages]
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