The 2016 Met Gala served up some bold and futuristic looks from the most prominent names in fashion, music, television, and film. Every year, this event promises one big sartorial moment after another with its fun themes and impressive guest list. The theme for this year is “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” and the celebrities certainly had fun putting together their ensembles for the event. While some opted for the safe route in terms of their interpretation of the theme, others pulled out all the stops and totally embraced it.
Check out some of the most memorable looks from the 2016 Met Gala:
1. Claire Danes
Claire Danes stepped out in a seemingly simple ball gown with a strapless neckline and full skirt from Zac Posen, which she styled with a slicked-back hairstyle and a brightly-colored lip.
But the best thing about her gown is that it lights up in the dark, and it definitely embodied the theme.
2. Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson made a stunning entrance in a custom gown from Atelier Versace, which features a strapless neckline, sheer panel cutout details, white leather, and a tulle hem. She styled it with soft waves, simple makeup, and statement nails.
Beyonce stepped out on the red carpet in a custom latex dress from Givenchy. Her peach form-fitting dress features long sleeves, a short train detail, and pearl embellishments. Smoky eyes, a beige clutch, and nude lips completed her look.
4. Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander was clad in head-to-toe Louis Vuitton at the 2016 Met Gala. She wore a custom dress from the label’s fall 2016 collection, which features a sleeveless design, an asymmetrical skirt, and contrasting details. As usual, she kept her hair and makeup simple, and she finished off her look with red-and-silver boots.
Ciara showed up in an embellished dress from H&M, which features a halter neckline and nude underlining. She completed her look with silver hair, smoky eyes, and nude lips.
6. Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt dressed up her baby bump in a custom blue dress from Michael Kors Collection. It features long sleeves, a short train detail, and sequin embellishments. She finished off her look with a sleek updo, berry lips, and an assortment of jewels from Forevermark.
7. Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman looked stunning in a sheer black gown from Alexander McQueen’s fall 2016 collection. Her dress features a matching cape, a plunging neckline, cutout details, and silver moon embellishments. A braided updo, nude lips, smoky eyes, and an assortment of jewels completed her look.
8. Solange Knowles
Solange Knowles is no stranger to making bold sartorial choices. At this year’s Met Gala, she showed up in a bright yellow ensemble from David Laport, which consists of a pleated sheer dress and spandex stirrups. A pair of heels from Lucite Loewe completed her look.
9. Lupita Nyong’o
Lupita Nyong’o shimmered on the red carpet in her custom jade gown from Calvin Klein Collection. Her dress features a sleeveless design, a V-shaped neckline, crisscross straps on an open back, a long sheer tulle train, and sequin embellishments. She styled it with jewels from Tiffany & Co., heels from Jimmy Choo, and a sky-high sculptural updo.
10. Emma Watson
Emma Watson made a fashion statement at the 2016 Met Gala in her eco-conscious Calvin Klein Collection ensemble made entirely out of recycled materials. Her black-and-beige gown features an off-the-shoulder neckline and a sweeping train. According to her stylist, Sarah Slutsky, it is a five-piece look that consists of individual pieces that can be worn on their own for different occasions.
11. Amber Heard
Amber Heard made a sultry entrance in a rose gold gown from Ralph Lauren Collection, which oozed with subtle sensuality and old Hollywood glamour. Her dress features a sleeveless design, a V-shaped neckline, a thigh-high slit, and a short train detail. She finished off her look with slightly tousled hair, vampy red lips, metallic pumps from Jimmy Choo, and jewelry from Anita Ko.
12. Brie Larson
Brie Larson stepped out on the red carpet in a custom dress from Proenza Schouler’s spring 2016 collection. Her sparkly dress features a halter neckline, cutout details, a contrast black tie, a ruffled tiered skirt, and sequin embellishments. She completed her look with a sleek updo, dark red lips, an assortment of rings, and black ankle-strap pumps.
Zendaya made a stunning entrance in a bronze gown from Michael Kors Collection, which features one long sleeve, a mock neckline, a short train detail, and sequin embellishments. A bowl cut, nude lips, smoky eyes, and statement rings provided the finishing touches to her look.
14. FKA Twigs
FKA Twigs attended the 2016 Met Gala in a dress from Atelier Versace, which features a sleeveless design, an open back, a floor-length skirt, and a short train detail. She styled it with a braided updo and heels from Giuseppe Zanotti. The 28-year-old singer was joined on the red carpet by Robert Pattinson, who looked dapper in his black-and-white Dior Homme suit.
15. Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams wore a gown from Valentino’s spring 2015 couture collection, which features long sleeves, a high neck, a sheer skirt, golden lamé details, and a short train detail. She completed her look with a side-parted hairstyle, oxblood lips, jewelry from H. Stern, and heels from Jimmy Choo.
16. Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie looked stunning in a white-hot gown from Calvin Klein Collection, which features a strapless neckline, an open back, a thigh-high slit, and a floor-length skirt. She styled it with gold wristbands, a black clutch, an assortment of jewelry from Tiffany & Co., and heels from Jimmy Choo.
17. Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde fabulously dressed up her baby bump in a black column dress from Michael Kors Collection. It features a halter neckline with a silver mirrored hardware detail, an open back, and studded embellishments. Metallic eye makeup and a sleek ponytail provided the finishing touches to her look.
Photo Credits: CelebMafia and GotCeleb
What do you think of these looks from the 2016 Met Gala? Whose look was your favorite?