Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.

Every year I admire the amazing fashion that comes down the carpet during the annual Met Gala, while simultaneously wishing I could be at the event to witness it first hand and be a part of it. This year was no different! Where some people might think the fashions at the Met Gala are outlandish and strange, I appreciate every single piece of clothing that is brought to that carpet. The weirder, the better! I mean, what other event can celebs just take such big risks with their red carpet looks?

This year's gala theme was Manus x Machina: Fashion In an Age of Technology. It sought to bring to light technology as it relates to fashion. I always hope to see celebrities follow the theme of the gala with their outfit choices...some did and others didn't. Some took the technology thing way too literally and dressed like they were beautiful, sexy robots. But overall, I loved almost all the looks this year! 

My style senses are tingling! Let's get started on my favorite looks. Let me know what you all think along the way...


Gigi Hadid in Tommy Hilfiger
Zoë Saldana in Dolce & Gabbana
Kim Kardashian in Balmain

I wish I could have fit Zoë Saldana's entire train in this photo because it was immaculate! I love Zayn Malik's robot arm, it was such an interesting juxtaposition with his suit. And of course, Gigi Hadid can do absolutely no wrong in the fashion world. I actually really liked Kim's sexy robot look, especially her ear cuffs. I didn't, however care for Kanye's look and his piercing blue eyes. When asked why he wore colored contacts, his answer was simply, "Vibes". I don't get it, and I kind of don't want to. 

Jenner Girls 

Kylie Jenner in Balmain 
Kendall Jenner in Atelier Versace

Both Kendall and Kylie's looks were gorgeous. I love that Kendall's dress has strategic beading on the parts of her body that need to be covered and open netting everywhere else. Kylie's dress, to be honest, wasn't that innovative or new, but I have to give it up to her for her hair and makeup. That short hair looks amazing on her! 

Hair & Makeup 

Beyoncé in Givenchy

So speaking of hair and makeup, I think these obviously complete an entire look. Hair and makeup can literally make or break your look, no matter how beautiful and expensive your dress is. My honorable hair and makeup shout out goes to Beyoncé! I usually obsess over her looks from previous Met Galas, but I wasn't taken aback with her dress this year. BUT...her hair and makeup...oh my god! So beautiful, so fierce, she keeps slaying! 

90's Vibes 

Katy Perry in Prada

I really quickly want to mention how cute Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry were sporting Tamagotchis on their outfits as an homage to technology. Wrong decade, but still awesome. 

White and Silver 

Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa
Rita Ora in Vera Wang 
Kate Hudson in Versace 

White and silver was a big theme this year. I guess those colors are reminiscent of technology. But either way, some white and silver looks slayed and others didn't. These looks are killer...like I'm dying for them. Can I somehow borrow these dresses? Literally any of them. 

What is so fantastic about Karolina's Marchesa dress was that it was designed by designers and a cognitive computer! Marchesa worked with IBM's computer, Watson to design and create this dress. A true Manus x Machina collaboration! 

Hot Honorable Mention 

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton 

I've admit before that I have a small girl crush on Alicia Vikander and she's not making it any easier to get over her! This look is amazing and weirdly I see how it reads "technology". What I love most I are those boots! They're so modern and fashion forward. 

Best Dressed 

Claire Danes in Zac Posen 

No dress tonight followed the gala's theme more than Claire Danes in Zac Posen! Fashion plus technology equals Claire as Cinderella coming to life in front of our very eyes. She glowed, she shined, she killed. Manus x Machina all encapsulated in one fabulous dress. I love you, Zac Posen, call me! 

What are all your thoughts? Please share them with me in the comments! 

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