Fashion’s most stylish (and stylishly controversial) night has come and gone with in my opinion one of the most exciting themes ever: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. To people who don’t know what it is, MET Gala is the opening of Costume Institute’s exhibition for that year where guests are supposed to dress up according to the theme (and not take it too literal), most of which unfortunately fail every year. It’s also a night where Rihanna always wins. Always. For this year’s theme there was lots to work with; embroidery, fabrics like jacquard or velvet, religious symbols, spiritual elements (such as saint and evil), structure, shape and more importantly head pieces. If none of those work for you, it’s quite the opportunity to make a perfect statement like Lena Waithe.
This year I decided not to write anything about the Golden Globe Awards red carpet neither on the blog nor on Twitter, because it was ludicrous and superficial to compete dresses on an event where the message was so much stronger than fabric. But now that the #TimesUp movement is off the red carpet and more on the stage at SAG Awards, I felt like I can go back to picking my favorite looks – because there were SOME. Even though she didn’t make many people’s lists, Saoirsie Ronan is my favorite in her pink Louis Vuitton and messy hair. She is my new red carpet star and I’m always looking forward to seeing what she’ll wear. Margot Robbie, Allison Williams and Natalia Dyer were tied for the second spot as they all looked dreamy; with Millie Bobby Brown, Yara Shahidi and Olivia Munn not so far behind… Check out my 30 favorite looks from the night!
My favorite red carpet event of the year has come and gone (though I must admit the past few years I love Cannes red carpet more than the MET Gala) and I’m left with the task of narrowing down my favorite looks and choosing a winner, which quite frankly wasn’t hard at all this year. Resident MET Gala winner Rihanna came in and shot the whole thing down, she is the unanimous queen, best dressed in every single list you’ll find online today. Everyone else, well I chose them either because they stayed true to the dress code, which was to dress “avant-garde”, or because they stayed true to the theme, which was Rei Kawakubo x Comme des Garçons (no one else managed to tick off both boxes besides Rihanna and Helen Lasichanh, maybe Katy Perry). Here are the 45 best looks (yes that’s my narrowed down version) from MET Gala 2017: Rei Kawakubo x Comme des Garçons.
If it weren’t for Taraji P.Henson and the final 4 (meaning the last 4 memorable arrivals on the red carpet: Emma Stone, Brie Larson, Viola Davis and Naomie Harris) this red carpet could have easily gone in history as the worst of the worst. So many fails, safe and boring choices, I’m really underwhelmed of everything I’ve seen tonight – and quite frankly really disappointed since this will be the last major red carpet till MET Gala in May. It was so bad that I HAD TO add Dakota Johnson in that should-have-been-beautiful-but-it’s-not butter Gucci and her weird hair & Jessica Biel in that gorgeous Kaufmanfranco that she managed to ruin with that horrible necklace to the best dressed list in order to reach 20 looks in total. Couple of notes to take before wedding/prom season: black velvet is IN so deep that.. OK I’m not going to make a sex joke about it but it’s IN. Also high neck red gowns, if you’re looking for an alternative style that non of your cousins will …
I’m fairly certain it’s not a coincidence almost all award shows are lined up in the two months the entire north hemisphere hates the most. I don’t know where else I’d find the will to dress up if it weren’t for all the beautiful, colorful, embellished, sequinned, gorgeous gowns on the red carpet. Here, to make your Monday a little bit better, my picks for 25 best dressed at SAG Awards.