Yesterday was the first Monday of May… that means I spent all night watching my favourite red carpet of the year (well, after feeding and getting Charlie to bed)! As usual, the theme : In America : An Anthology of Fashion and the dress code : Gilded Glamour could be open to interpretation and were not necessarily respected, but the looks surely didn’t disappoint! Here are my favourites of the night (whether they followed the dress code or not)…
1-Sarah Jessica Parker in Christopher John Rogers
Sarah Jessica Parker always understands the assignment… and she killed it with this Gilded Age era inspired dress by Christopher John Rogers. This is how you mix 1870 with today!
2-Lizzo in Thom Browne
My other fave of the night was definitely Lizzo! Not only did she nail the theme – hello elongated corset and opera cloak with crazy beautiful embroidery – but she exudes glamour and joy… and proves that you can be fashion forward in ANY SIZE!!!
3-Glen Close in Valentino
It was really too bad that the pant looked wrinkled, but Glen Close looked absolutely STUNNING in this hot pink look from Valentino’s last collection! The embroidered cape is to die for!
4-Precious Lee in Altuzarra
The corset, the hood, the gold sequinned mermaid train… I love everything about this look by Joseph Altuzarra!
5-Jodie Turner-Smith in Gucci
Jodie Turner-Smith has become one of my favourites on the red carpet and that is not about to change. I absolutely loved her 20’s inspired fringed look by Gucci. God, she’s beautiful!
6-Jordan Roth in Thom Browne
After having the BEST look at the last MET Gala (go check it out), Jordan Roth made another splash in this intricate retro-futuristic Thom Browne number.
7-Kim Kardashian in vintage Jean Louis
By now, you probably heard that Kim K wore the original Jean Louis dress that Marilyn Monroe famously wore to sing « Happy Birthday Mr. President » 60 years ago (!!!). And even though I don’t think anyone can top Marilyn, I have to say she looked beautiful (and I’m sooo jealous)!
8-Kiki Layne in Prabal Gurung
Kiki Layne was a breath of fresh air in this bubblegum pink dress by Prabal Gurung. The white gloves are a nice touch and I love, love, love the beautiful round afro!
9-Simone Ashley in Moschino
Nothing new in a crop top + high-waisted skirt, but I love the Bridgerton’s actress take on the trend!
10-Lily James in Versace
This dress could’ve easily just been another Versace sexy number, but the embroidered pearls that morph into loose strands make it really beautiful!
11-Paloma Elsesser in Coach
Can I say how good it is to see so many curves on the red carpet? So let me also celebrate Paloma in this delicate dress by Coach!
12-Cardi B in Versace
If you’re going to follow the gilded part of the theme to a « T », you might as well do it like Cardi B…with Versace gold all over your body!
13-Kendall Jenner in Prada
It was surprising not to see more crinolines on the red carpet… but Kendall Jenner surely made things right with this over the top ball skirt worn with a 90’s cropped sheer top!
And on the men’s side…
Gunna in Thom Browne
Thom Browne was probably the hottest designer at this year’s Met Gala… and he shined again thanks to Gunna, who looked amazing in this look, and especially the embroidered cape!
Oscar Isaac in Thom Browne
If you still need proof that a skirt can be soooo sexy on a man…
Stormzy in Burberry
White is always a good idea on a red carpet… especially when it looks this good!
Nyjah Huston in Vivienne Westwood
Talking about sexy… how hot is this three-piece cornflower blue suit worn over nothing but tattoos?
Riz Ahmed in 4S Designs
I have to finish with Riz Ahmed, who made a powerful fashion statement by wearing this look inspired by the immigrant workers that made the Gilded Age possible in the USA! It felt even more meaningful right now… as we are going through a recession. Bravo RIZ!