The Met Gala has a theme every year and this year it was ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’, which means Chinese-inspired gowns and outfits… one would think. Surprisingly, Rihanna was the ONLY guest to wear a gown by a Chinese designer and that smart (but kind of obvious) choice secured her a Vogue cover. Queen Bey turned heads in a sheer jaw-dropping gown that left little to the imagination, but had nothing to do with the actual theme. Same goes for Kim Kardashian West..
Red was another hit on the night as it symbolizes good fortune and joy in Chinese culture. Scroll down to see our selection of best Haute Red outfits of the night. 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.
Rihanna was the night’s biggest risk taker in a bright-yellow ball gown by Chinese couture designer Guo Pei featuring a dramatic train-cape and opulent fur detailing, plus Cartier jewels and triple T-strap Christian Louboutin stilettos called Toerless Muse that aren’t even on the market yet.
Beyonce bared it all in a silk tulle illusion Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci number, strategically embroidered with multicolored crystals and stones, paired with Givenchy suede heels and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
Kim Kardashian in a sheer, sparkley, trimmed with feathers Roberto Cavalli (by Peter Dundas) gown paired with Lorraine Schwartz earrings.
HAUTE IN RED
Jessica Hart rose to the occasion, stepping out in a ravishing Valentino dress accessorised with Sutra red ruby fan earrings and a Carrera Y Carrera gold dome ring and dragon bracelet.
Rita Ora wore red Tom Ford gown, paired with velvet sandals, Lorraine Schwartz jewels, and a plum clutch with tassels.
Jennifer Lopez brought her signature brand of sexy, wearing one of the most revealing gowns she’s worn in recent memory, designed by Atelier Versace.
Gigi Hadid kept no secrets in a plunging, slitted Diane von Furstenberg red dress, matching heels, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
Karolina Kurkova (our favorite!) put her gorgeous gams on display in a Chinese-inspired Tommy Hilfiger minidress with a keyhole cutout at the bodice. She completed the piece with the custom-made Giuseppe Zanotti “Venere” stiletto sandal in red satin with gold snake detailing.
Amal Alamuddin Clooney was red-hot in a ruffled, multimedia John Galliano dress with Lorraine Schwartz jewels. She modeled retro curls, pushed over one shoulder, and a crimson statement lip.
Adriana Lima debuted bangs in a red Marc Jacobs dress with a falling starburst design. Clutch: Judith Leiber black crystal minaudière.
Sienna Miller gave us scarlet fever in a two-piece Thakoon number, accented with Jacob & Co. jewelry, Rauwolf bag and Christian Louboutin heels.
The Sports Illustrated cover girl, Hannah Davis, showcased her amazing figure in a strawberry J. Mendel dress with red sandals, tassel earrings, and a golden clutch.
Kate Hudson made her big entrance in a Michael Kors gown.
Victoria’s Secret Angel, Candice Swanepoel, lived up to her bombshell reputation in a plunging lace Michael Kors dress, which she teamed with a tan clutch and more than 30 carats worth of Lorraine Schwartz diamonds.
Kate Beckinsale flaunted her hips in a custom, golden DVF dress, teamed with fringed earrings and a gold ring by Carrera y Carrera.
Anne Hathaway celebrated the holiday in a molten Ralph Lauren dress (tailored to perfection!), complete with a draped hood. She also rocked Repossi earcuffs.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley flaunted her bombshell physique in a swirling, molten Atelier Versace dress with an up-to-there slit.
SHADES OF BLUE 蓝色
Emily Blunt was the picture of refinement in a steel blue Prada dress, complete with a keyhole neckline and embellished with crystal and glass pieces. She finished the design with a navy clutch by the Italian fashion house.
Wendi Murdoch in an Oscar de la Renta dress, Cindy Chao jewelry and Kotur bag.
Joan Smalls blazed in a semi-sheer purple lace Roberto Cavalli dress, complemented with Chopard diamonds.
Irina Shayk worked what her mama gave her in a peekaboo, lavender-hued Atelier Versace silk gown, embroidered with flowers throughout the bodice.