Hollywood hosts the Oscars each winter, but every fashion-focused female knows the real glamour doesn’t arrive until spring with the annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art – aka The Met Gala.
Always a fantasia of fabulous dresses, this elegant occasion never fails to provide us with subject for conversation throughout the day here at Avant, and we’re slightly smug as we can technically class our celebrity stalk-a-thon as work.
So what is it?
Well officially, it’s a benefit; a black-tie extravaganza held to raise money for the Costume Institute or the fashion department, and signals the opening of its annual show. Queen of Fashion, Anna Wintour, chairs the Gala. To help her host the event Jonathan Ive, chief design officer at Apple, Taylor Swift and Idris Elba were called upon.
But, unofficially, it’s quite simply one of the most fabulously, glossy events on the calendar. It provides a who’s who of hot celebrities and designers, making it well worth the year-long wait.
And this year’s event was no exception. The red carpet brought hundreds of the world’s most well-known stars to New York, who turned out a lineup of breathtaking gowns in accordance with this year’s theme: Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.
These were our 10 best dressed women who stunned on the famed staircase last night.
1. Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen
2. Cindy Crawford in Balmain
3. Kate Bosworth in Dolce & Gabbana
4. Kylie Jenner in Balmain
5. Anna Wintour in Schaffer
6. Zendaya in Michael Kors
7. Nina Dobrev in Marchesa
8. Blake Lively in Burberry
9. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Ralph Lauren
10. Kendall Jenner in Versace
Who was your best dressed?
– Emma Pearce, PR and Social Intern