Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Fashion and fairy-tales;Met Gala 2016

One of my favourite things about this time of the year is getting to see the fabulous creations that make their way down the red carpet at the annual 'Met Gala'. Each year it takes place at the Matropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

As a fashion lover and art enthusiast  I always feel so refreshed and inspired by the amazing designs that appear year in year out. Every year has a specific theme and this year it was themed  Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.

One lady, who literally outshone everyone else was Claire Danes. Her magical gown created by Zac Posen  embodies everything that is the art of fashion aided with the brilliance of technology. Her 21st century Cinderella  ensemble was just incredible! My inner nine year old was so happy so see a real life Cinderella dress, something that was such a huge part of childhood memories finally come to life.

While Danes opted for a fairytale look with a 21st century twist others opted for a more futuristic look with bold metallics, dramatic make-up and  shiny sequence. A few years ago I took part in a fashion design competition called 'Junkature'.  The outfit our team created reminded  me a lot of the crazy, futuristic and innovative  outfits that could be seen on Monday nights red carpet. You can have a look at our design here.

Zoe Saldana's Dolce and Gabanna peacock-inspired gown was very like something you'd see at a Junkature fashion show, much like the winning design in 2015.

The futuristic interpretation was also very artsy and cool. It gave guests such an opportunity to be creative and go wild with their outfits. Three of my favourites were Kendal Jenner's wiry gown, Taylor swifts fierce chrome ensemble and Beyonce's skin tight latex dress. All three are amazing in their own way. The detail of Jenner's Versace dress is just incredible. It almost looks as though wires were woven and sewed together to create wearable fashion. Swift's outfit was the most futuristic. Wearing Louis Vuitton she took on a robot-gladiator type character with silver metallic's and gladiator type strap sandals. Beyonce's peach-coloured Givenchy gown was again something unique, eye catching and equally crazy which is what makes it so brilliant. The latex type material clung to her perfectly, showing off her amazing figure. The  embellishment all over the dress was just subtle enough to bring it all together.
Although this years Gala was more high fashion than red carpet glamour it was one of my all time favourites. In a world and society with such strict rules to adhere to it is refreshing to see difference and creativity expressed through fashion. 
What did you think of this years Met Gala? 
Let me know!
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