It was the biggest costume party of the year! On May 5, well-heeled celebs did their best to dress according to the instructions on the invite…well, some of them did! Read on to get the details on everyone who played by the rules and followed the ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ theme! Who do you think rocked the best inspired frock?
The 2015 Met Gala red carpet was flush with Chinese-inspired gowns and outfits! Some stars, such as Jennifer Lawrence, 24, opted for florals, while others, like Rita Ora, 24, rocked a bold red hue, which symbolizes good fortune and joy in Chinese culture. We applaud the celebs who supported the theme — after all, the ball is intended to celebrate the opening of the new exhibit at the Met museum!
Met Gala Theme 2015, ‘China: Through The Looking Glass’ Dresses — Celebs That Dressed The Part:
Rihanna, 27, is the one who really spoke to the theme — and in such a beautiful way. You couldn’t miss her canary yellow gown complete with a huge train, baroque-style embroidery and tons of fur trimming.
Not only did she make a dramatic entrance, but we can’t ignore that Rihanna is the ONLY celeb who wore a Chinese couture designer, selecting a gown by Guo Pei. Whether you think her elaborate robe is big fashion or just Big Bird is up to you, but Ri deserves some credit for supporting a Chinese designer and honoring the “China: Through the Looking Glass” theme perfectly.
Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga & Others Sport Chinese-Inspired Gowns
It was pretty easy to tell which celebs totally ignored the theme and just did their own thing — which always happens — but there were a few other winners! Intricate prints and rich jewel tones such as red and green dominated, but a select few really brought the house down while aligning with the theme.
Selena Gomez paired her custom Vera Wang gown with a beautiful flower crown and China-doll red lip. Another subtle detail, (the black tassels on the straps of her dress), evoked classic Chinese culture in a tasteful way.
Lady Gaga looked like royalty when she swept the carpet in a Balenciaga kimono-style design, complete with a crown. Though kimonos are actually a staple of Japanese culture, at the end of the day, Gaga successfully let off Eastern vibes, so we’ll let it slide.
Rita Ora stunned in a scarlet Tom Ford satin dress. It echoed a traditional Cheongsam gown with its high neckline, and though the necktie skewed a bit towards Little Red Riding Hood, Rita gets points for authenticity with the rest of the design.
Want a piece of the action? You can view the China: Through the Looking Glass exhibit starting May 7 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
Let us know who you think did the best job of following the theme this year at the Met Gala!