Every Head-Turning Trend at the Met Gala
If robots look as clean, cool and crisp as these gorgeous women do in their all-white ensembles (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's in Ralph Lauren Collection, Karlie Kloss is in Brandon Maxwell and Margot Robbie wears Calvin Klein Collection), then we, for one, welcome our future robot overlords.
Robot couture can mean many things to many people. And four of those people (Alicia Vikander and Miranda Kerr in Louis Vuitton, Kim Kardashian and Jourdan Dunn in Balmain) take it to mean a graphically designed bodice that helps sculpt the feminine figure underneath.
We were hoping technology would give us better brows, not remove them entirely. But Kim Kardashian, Lily Aldridge and Katy Perry had a different vision.
The Met Gala has stairs ripe for a Major Moment, so it makes sense that stars want to take advantage of that with showstopping skirts. Kate Hudson (in Atelier Versace), Rita Ora (in Vera Wang Collection), Zoë Saldana (in Dolce & Gabbana) and Blake Lively (in Burberry) all brought the drama in a big way.
ALL ABOUT THE ABS
Ruthless, calculated efficiency … are words that apply to quantum computers as well as the fitness routines of stars including Naomi Campbell (in Roberto Cavalli Couture), Karlie Kloss (in Brandon Maxwell), Kendall Jenner (in Atelier Versace) and Lily Aldridge (in Michael Kors Collection).
We were getting definite Fembot vibes from the super-sleek ponys sprouting from the crowns of stars including Elle Fanning, Olivia Wilde and Hailey Baldwin (among many others).
Wonder Woman had nothing on these well-cuffed stars, including Naomi Watts in Fred Leighton, Margot Robbie in Tiffany & Co. and Dakota Johnson in Norman Silverman.
It was no surprise that tons of stars showed up in silver to a night all about tech. But Naomi Watts (in Burberry), Kim Kardashian (in Balmain), Brie Larson (in Proenza Schoulder) and Cindy Crawford (in Balmain) outshone them all in their high-gloss gowns.
Rachel McAdams, Hailee Steinfeld and Taylor Swift all looked into the future – and staring back at them was a nearly black-lipped dopplegänger.
Stars including Kerry Washington (in Marc Jacobs), Katy Perry (in Prada), Nicki Minaj (in Moschino) and Chloë Sevigny (in Simone Rocha) were feeling the glove this year.
You might not associate delicate tulle flowers with the “Manus x Machina” theme, but if you think about the technical skill it requires to stitch them together, it suddenly makes much more sense. (And while Allison Williams' Peter Pilotto and Blake Lively's Burberry were both lovely, Karolina Kurkova's Marchesa gown gets bonus points for lighting up!)
Heavy metal? Hardly! These stars (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Ralph Lauren Collection, Michelle Monaghan in Rosie Assoulin and Uma Thurman in custom Tommy Hilfiger) show just a sliver of sparkle on their shoulders.
SHIMMERING GOLD GOWNS
Silver reigned supreme, but a cool-girl contingent including Nina Dobrev (in Marchesa), Lily Aldridge (in Michael Kors Collection) and FKA Twigs (in Atelier Versace) gave the other metallic hue a go.
For Zendaya (in Michael Kors Collection), Ciara (in H&M) and Gigi Hadid (in Tommy Hilfiger), high tech and high neck go hand-in-hand.
Intricately origami'ed folds and frills were spotted on many stars, including Katie Holmes, Solange Knowles and Chloë Moretz (in Coach).
STARS ON STARS
Celebs went all-out (and out-of-this-world) with this year's incredibly popular celestial trend, with Dakota Johnson (in Gucci), Nicole Kidman (in Alexander McQueen) and Irina Shayk (in Givenchy Haute Couture) all adding to the couture constellation.
RED BOLD SHOULDERS
Lily Collins (in Valentino), Amy Schumer (in Alexander Wang), Ivanka Trump (in Ralph Lauren Collection) and Maria Sharapova (in Juan Carlos Obando) perhaps all misheard “robot” as “red-hot.”
Why settle for a chandelier earring or megawatt necklace when you have an extra-elegant updo instead? Kate Bosworth (in Dolce & Gabbana), Bette Midler (in Marc Jacobs), Madonna (in Neil Lane) and FKA Twigs clearly agree.
SILVER & SLIVERS
Stars looking to make a statement looked to silver hues and slivers of skin, keeping the rest of their look simple. (For example: Kylie Jenner in Balmain, Ciara in H&M, Kate Upton in Topshop and Rita Ora in Vera Wang Collection.)
ONE SLEEVE GOWNS
One shoulder? So 2015. One full sleeve? Fully futuristic, as seen on Kate Upton (in Topshop), Zendaya (in Michael Kors Collection) and Alex Morgan (wearing Christian Siriano).