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Met Gala 2018 Best and Worst Dressed!

Last night was the legendary Met Gala! This year’s theme was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. As expected, there was lots of glitz, glam, and religious paraphernalia. Here are my picks for best and worst dressed this year!

Best Dressed:

1 – Hands down, the winner for Best Dressed is Blake Lively! She dressed like a queen in Versace, and it was FLAWLESS! Here she is waving to her royal subjects…

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Honorable Mentions for Best Dressed:

2 – Nicki Minaj’s flowing red extravaganza was a delight! I loved the ombre red and the detailing in the jewelry.

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3 – Of course, Madonna was going to rock this theme. She’s already done so much with religious iconography in her aesthetic, but the crown/mesh really worked for me!

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4 – Gigi Hadid is next on our list. This was the best “angel”-inspired piece of the night. Truly stunning!

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5. Scarlett Johansson’s look was perfectly ethereal. This is the only dress on the list that I actually covet the chance to wear!

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6. Zendaya took this theme very seriously, and I thought her ensemble inspired by Joan of Arc was a brave choice that really paid off!

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7 – Last, but certainly not least, we have Chadwick Boseman who truly committed to the theme! Most of the male outfits were pretty bland, but this one was stunning. I love when male celebs aren’t afraid to stand out on red carpets.

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Worst Dressed:

1 – My pick for worst dressed is Liza Koshy. This look seems like something that could be found at the junior’s department of any store in the mall, and it just doesn’t work for the Met Gala red carpet.

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Honorable Mentions for Worst Dressed:

2 – Next, we have Kendall Jenner who didn’t get the memo of this being a formal affair. This outfit stood out for all the wrong reasons. Way too casual!

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3 – Oh, Miley, where did your fire go? This is a super safe pick from someone who used to light up the red carpet with daring choices. Overall, this was just too bland.

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4 – Lauren Santo Domingo also gets featured on the worst dressed list for playing it way too safe. This look was just too dull for the Met Gala.

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5 – Zoe Kravitz is apparently adorned in YSL, but it seems like she just found a scrap of lace on the floor of the couturier’s boutique and called it a day.

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6 – Mindy Kaling makes the list because of a safe and ill-fitting frock choice. Also, even the crown looks like it’s awkwardly the wrong size here.

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7 – And lastly, we have Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton. It looks more military-inspired than anything, and it’s just not super flattering.

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What a fantastic red carpet! This was another successful Met Gala, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for next time. Who knows – maybe next year will be my year to finally score an invite!

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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Met Gala Retrospective 

So, one of my dreams is to someday be invited to the Met Gala! The Met Gala is a yearly fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. It’s always hosted by Vogue‘s Anna Wintour and a select co-host. The themes revolve around an actual exhibition from the Costume Institute, and celebrities tend to wear outfits that reflect the theme.

It’s always held on the first Monday in May. If you want to learn more, you should definitely check out the documentary The First Monday in May which offers an awesome behind the scenes look at how the gala is put together.

In anticipation of tonight’s festivities, I thought it would be fun to reflect on some past celebrity styles:

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First up, we have Blake Lively wearing Burberry in 2016. This dress is like a fairytale. It evokes romance, and I absolutely love it! The light shimmer in the sheen of the fabric really makes it perfect.

 

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Next we have Sarah Jessica Parker wearing Oscar de la Renta in 2014. SJP is a major fixture at the Met Gala (fun fact: she grew up in Cincinnati so I feel a close kinship with her!) I love the way the black bodice sits atop the full white skirt. It almost looks like a black lotus flower with petals spreading down.

 

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This third look is Amal Clooney wearing Maison Margiela in 2015. I think the dress would look better against a different color background (so much red) but the structure of this piece is fascinating. The layers are fabulous and the deliberate asymmetry is stunning.

 

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Now we have Gwyneth Paltrow wearing Stella McCartney in 2011. My reaction to this dress is so similar to the one Lea Michele is experiencing as she photobombs this snapshot. I love it! Of course, you know any dress largely made of sparkles is definitely going to appeal to me.

 

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Next we have Miuccia Prada wearing Prada in 2005. Miuccia is the head designer of Prada and the founder of Miu Miu. Her grandfather was the founder of Prada. While I don’t love the look completely, I think the intricate pattern in this frock is fantastic. Also, this is a great example of how celebrities take more avant garde risks during the Met Gala, but more of that later…

 

 

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This look is Kate Moss wearing Marc Jacobs in 2009. I’m a huge fan of metallics, so this one really stands out to me. And, as a side note, I absolutely need that carpet in my apartment. It’s gaudy but totally me. I wish my carpet was black and that I had a zebra-print area rug just like this!

 

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And last, but not least, we have this creation: Sarah Jessica Parker again but wearing H&M in 2015. There’s so much to dissect in this picture. First, this is an extreme avant garde headpiece, which she pulls off because she pairs it with a subtler dress. Also, how amazing is it that she wore H&M to the Met Gala?! Finally, I love the floral detailing on the train of the dress. It’s surprising and pulls it all together.

Tonight, I’m going to be obsessively stalking social media outlets so I can feel like I’m a part of tonight’s Met Gala. This year’s theme is Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. So, I imagine there will be a lot of cross embellishments and metallics. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post which will feature my best and worst dressed list from the night’s event.

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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