The Met Gala 2016

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This year’s Met Gala – the same as every other year – did not disappoint. With ball gowns galore, what’s not to love about the fashion event of the Spring?

This years theme, as chosen by Anna Wintour herself, was all about embracing technology and the future based on the upcoming exhibit at the Metropolitan museum – Manus x Machina: Fashion in and Age of Technology.

The fashion elite went all out this year with strong standout looks that embraced the event’s theme. Think silver, metal, sparkle, sleek and metallic and you’ve just about summed the evening up! Here are some of my favourite looks from the evening…

Claire Danes

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The Homeland star has out done herself in this breathtaking dress designed by Zac Posen. It’s the dream Cinderella dress – with the added bonus of it lighting up in the dark; highlighting the beautiful detail and shape of the dress. It would be hard to run away from Prince Charming at Midnight in this dress! Check out Zac Posen’s Instagram for a little nose at a few videos of the dress!

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik

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Making their debut as possibly the most beautiful couple ever at the Met Gala last night, Gigi & Zayn looked like the perfect pair. Both supporting the technology theme; Gigi looked stunning in a Tommy Hilfiger sequined bodice with a sheer skirt. Whilst Zayn opted for a more unique style, wearing metal plated arms designed by Versace, over the top of his tuxedo. Comparable to a Transformer? Yes. But still stunning.

Blake Lively

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Blake looked absolutely glowing in this blush toned Burberry gown, with a detachable cape and gorgeous laser-cut petal attached to the dress. The new mum-to-be looked amazing as per usual; of course fitting comfortably on the steps of the Met (excuse the Gossip Girl reference – it has to be said!)

Nicole Kidman 

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‘Bewitching’ is the perfect word to describe this jaw dropping Alexander McQueen gown worn by Nicole Kidman last night. Silver embellishments of a nighttime sky, a plunging neckline and a stunning cape makes this the perfect statement dress for the event.

Kendal Jenner

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Side cut outs seem to be a major trend at this years gala as seen on the one and only Kendal Jenner. Kendal wore this sultry dress by Versace – showing off her amazing body of course and looking absolutely gorgeous from head to toe. I mean she is a supermodel after all!

Other Faves! 

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That’s a Wrap! Those are just a few of my favourite outfits from the Met Gala , but with so many to choose from I’ll be lusting over all of them on Instagram for a while!

By Emma Mitchell 

First Year Fashion Marketing and Branding Student