The Most Gorgeous Looks From The Met Gala
The Metropolitan Museum's annual Costume Institute Gala is the most highly anticipated fashion event of the year, and this year’s theme—Charles James: Beyond Fashion—practically begs attendees to pull out all the stops. The legendary couturier was known for utterly glamorous, stunningly architectural ball gowns (the exhibit on his work opens May 8th) so the expectation for dramatic dresses is high. To add to the excitement, First Lady Michelle Obama cut the ribbon at the Costume Institute today on the newly opened Anna Wintour Costume Center. Clearly, it’s going to be a thoroughly glamorous evening, and we’ve been waiting with fingers poised to bring you the best looks in real time. Click through now to see what everyone wore, from Sarah Jessica Parker in jaw-dropping Oscar de la Renta to Kirsten Dunst in show-stopping Rodarte.
Oscar de la Renta blush satin faced organza dress with matte gold sequins, pearl beads, silver lined seed beads, rose gold metallic threadwork leaves, and organza petal embroidery; Lorraine Schwartz 1 million dollar natural pink diamond cluster earrings and 3.8 million dollar fancy grey and vivid pink diamond ring.
Burberry custom nude and soft pink degrade layered silk organza dress; Anita Ko Fan earrings in 18k white gold with diamonds, Leaf ring in 18k white gold with diamonds, Feather ring in 18k white gold with diamonds, Wave ring in 18k white gold with diamonds, and ear cuffs in 18k gold with diamonds..
Donna Karan Atelier custom-dyed sage backless graphic devore velvet gown with tiny assmeticral straps that criss-cross around the back; Christian Louboutin shoes; Zagliani Faye clutch in silver python with gunmetal hardware; House of Harlow 1960 custom 14k gold ear cuffs with 2.1cts of hand set diamonds and a custom draped chain 14k gold necklace with 5.35cts of hand set diamonds; Catbird jewellery.
Michael Kors custom strapless black silk wool shantung bustle gown with white floral threadwork and sequin embroidery and black sandals; Fred Leighton diamond flower earrings in platinum c. 1950’s, a mid-century diamond bombe swirl cocktail ring in platinum, sapphire and diamond ring in platinum c. 1950, sapphire and diamond cross over bracelet in platinum c. 1930, diamond wave bracelet in platinum c. 1950’s.
On Stone: Thakoon custom pink knit jersey cropped strappy-back tank top and fuchsia silk chiffon plisse draped long skirt; Tod's Signature clutch in silver; Graziela Gems Baby Rose Stackable Pizza Ring; EF Collection ring.
On Garfield: Band of Outsiders metallic shawl collar blazer and tux trousers.
Zac Posen dress; Van Cleef & Arpels Estate necklace from 1946 with diamonds, topaz, and enamel set in 18K yellow gold, Three Leaves Estate earrings featuring diamonds set in platinum and 18K white and yellow gold, and Oiseaux de Paradis ring featuring diamonds and pink sapphires set in 18K rose gold.
Prada custom powder blue silk organza tee-length dress with transparent top, which overlays a satin bralette with a high ruffle neckline and geometric micro mirror embroidery, and skirt with large black plexi plates, grey satin ankle strap pumps, and a black satin clutch with a jeweled closure; Irene Neuwirth earrings and ring.
Stella McCartney pink spaghetti strap gown and mirrored clutch; Jimmy Choo Claire clutch; Ana Khouri Peacock pearl and diamond gold earrings, Stem gold and diamond necklace, and Petter gold and diamond bracelet; Vieri Lily Love rose gold pink tourmaline pave diamond ring; Sidney Garber gold and diamond chain link ring.
On Heard: Giambattista Valli Haute Couture 4 embroidered silk dress; Fred Leighton 19th century diamond pendant earrings, 19th century diamond cluster bracelet, pair of early 19th century diamond bracelets.
On Depp: Ralph Lauren Purple Label black tuxedo tailcoat and white pique vest.
Michael Kors custom black cashmere halter bodysuit with a bonded black floral lace on optic white taffeta sculpted skirt and black python clutch; Jack Vartanian black diamond Galeria earrings, Gala black diamond bracelet, Glam Leopard bracelet with diamonds, Rhodonite Serpent bracelet, and a black rhodium ring with black diamond.
Diane von Furstenberg custom dress and F/W 14 Flirty Minaudiere in Champagne Foil Metallic Leather; Fred Leighton 1940’s diamond and gold wing brooch c.1940, round brilliant cut diamond studs in yellow gold approx. 3 carats each, 1940's citrine and sapphire bracelet in gold, 1940's sapphire and diamond fan ring in gold, fancy yellow diamond ring, antique diamond cluster ring.
Vera Wang custom deep nude strapless silk tulle dress with hand-tucked body and sheer skirt accented by a center front-slit; Ruthie Davis Emma Heels; Dana Rebecca Designs Lindsay Allison Earrings; EFFY Jewlery diamond bangles; GAYDAMAK Starlight rose gold and brown diamond hand piece; Anita Ko ear cuff in 18k rose gold with diamonds.
Rodarte F/W 14 black silk velvet and silk charmeuse printed death star dress with swarovski crystals and star studded leather sandals; Van Cleef & Arpels Serenitatis earrings with diamonds and sapphires set in 18K white gold, hair ornament with diamonds set in 18K white gold, Noeud bracelet with diamonds set in 18K white gold, and Pushkar ring with 2.60-carat cushion-cut sapphire and diamonds set in platinum
Dior Haute Couture white crepe gown with navy and black satin incrustations, black wool jacket, and clutch; Jimmy Choo Ingrid sandals; Fred Leighton diamond and enamel wing earring, diamond and platinum bracelets, diamond bands in platinum, diamond three-stone ring in platinum.
Tommy Hilfiger dress; Christian Louboutin shoes; Reece Hudson clutch; Monique Pean diamond slice stud earrings, fossilized woolly mammoth tooth root and grey dinosaur bone collar necklace, fossilized woolly mammoth geometric signature ring, and fossilized woolly mammoth and black Guatemalan jade ring.
Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci custom black dress in mousseline all over embroidered with crystals, stones, and studs, worn with matching bodysuit, embroidered fishnet tights and shiny crocodile leather all-over embroidered sandals; Philip Treacy mask; Lorraine Schwartz over 200 carats custom Black Diamond jewellery.
Calvin Klein Collection geranium silk crepe two-piece with Bougainvillea satin lining; Gianvito Rossi F/W 14 Rebel pumps; Rauwolf clutch; Vhernier earrings.
Now that you've seen the gowns, get up close and personal with 27 Jaw-Dropping Beauty Looks From The Met Gala.