On Monday night, amidst the ball gowns, tails, lavish decorations, long gloves and Gatsby-style festivities, the Metropolitan Museum of Art paid tribute to China. The Gala is widely regarded as one of the most exclusive social events in New York: indeed, the event served to celebrate Anna Wintour’s remarkable dedication to fashion and shone a bright light on an industry often criticised for being frivolous. Here is my top 5 best looks list:
Model Karen Helson dazzled the crowds as she made her way to the glitzy party in a stunning Dolce and Gabbana bustier red gown with encrusted pearls and golden hues with a princess bottom-cut, perfectly in keeping with the Chinese theme often referring to the traditional red dress.
Jennifer Lopez shunned the typical statement gowns for a bolder fashion choice at the China themed party. She stepped out in a mermaid-cut red sequins encrusted dress, made of sheer tulle and dentelle appliqués, with she paired with a matching clutch and her hair sleeked back.
Rosie Huntington Whiteley was another sartorial hit on the 2015 Met Ball red carpet. Rosie showed off her curves in a Versace asymmetric and structured gown in the brightest nude hues.
Amal Clooney dazzled onlookers looking every inch the themed of China, wearing a leather and studded bustier gown with lashings of shimmer and silky red ruffles at the bottom, made by John Galliano for his debuts at Maison Margiela.
No Met Ball line-up would be complete without an appearance from Sarah Jessica Parker. The Sex and The city actress opened the ceremony in a theatrical red hat made by Philip Treacy -conveying the image of the Chinese iconic dragon- that she wore as the statement piece of her look. She paired it with a more classical silky black dress with details of embroidered red flowers on the shoulders and the tail which she designed herself in collaboration with H&M.