Gomez + Vuitton = Daring Drama
The Met Ball (aka the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit) gets a little gutsier, a little bolder, a little more crazy every year. The black-tie extravaganza is held the first Monday in May to raise money for the Met’s Costume Institute, which has to fund itself.
It’s a night for daring and outrageousness, not classic (or even necessarily classy) looks. And this year’s event was no exception. For example:
There was a lot of Louis Vuitton — on Selena Gomez in the form of dainty polka dots, on long, flowing dresses and leather bra-ish overlays, and on Taylor Swift, in lace-up gladiator black leather stilettos with a fluttering cutout minidress, and topped off with attitude-rich black lipstick.
Speaking of leather accoutrements, Emma Stone had it going on with the black corset-like, wide waistband and shoulder straps built into a dramatic white Prada frock, cut high on the leg.
Solange was a vision of lemon loveliness in one of the most out-there getups I’ve seen lately from designer David LaPort. And Kate Hudson’s white gown, a geometric puzzle of cutouts from Atelier Versace, was a crazy, beautiful snowflake.
The cut-out dress continued its reign on model Karlie Kloss, whose white Brandon Maxwell dress fit as perfectly as possible, thanks to its custom design. Kendall Jenner’s body-skimming Versace number was wearable art.