The 2014 Met Gala: Gowns, Pants & Crop Tops, Oh My!

Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, Stella McCartney, Kate Bosworth, Reese Witherspoon.

Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, Stella McCartney, Kate Bosworth, Reese Witherspoon.

On Monday we saw yet another “fashion prom” come and go. Better known as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute gala, or Met gala, the yearly event didn’t disappoint. As always, along with glamour and sophistication, weirdness and questionable choices followed. There were those that followed the theme and those that didn’t (such as gala rule-maker herself, Anna Wintour).

This year’s theme was Charles James: Beyond Fashion. Seeing as Charles James was a mid-century designer of iconic ball gowns, you’d expect to see exactly that. There were some ball gowns, but being an unpredictable crowd, there were of course other looks that included pants, short dresses and crop tops.

Not being one to stick to the rules, I actually liked most of the looks that went against the theme. Ball gowns just aren’t my cup of tea, as pretty as they may be (did not mean for that to rhyme, but I’ll go with it). That being said, below are some of the looks seen at this year’s Met gala, in no particular order.

I’ll discuss my top picks in my next post, but in the meantime, who were your favourites? Let me know!

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Victoria Beckham in a dress by Jacob & Co.

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Reese Witherspoon in Stella McCartney.

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Rihanna in Stella McCartney.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Balmain.

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Suki Waterhouse in Burberry.

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Nicole Richie in Donna Karan.

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Mary Kate and Ashley in vintage Ferré and Chanel, respectively.

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Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton.

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Margot Robbie in Prada.

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Lily Allen in Chanel.

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Leighton Meester in Emilio Pucci.

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Kim Kardashian in Lanvin.

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Kendall Jenner in TopShop.

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Kate Mara in Valentino.

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Kate Bosworth in Stella McCartney.

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Karlie Kloss in Oscar de la Renta.

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Joan Smalls in Vera Wang.

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Jessica Alba in Diane von Furstenberg.

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Olivia Munn in Diane von Furstenberg.

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Janelle Monae in Tadashi Shoji.

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Hayden Panettiere in Dennis Basso.

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Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung.

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Gisele Bundchen in Balenciaga.

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Georgia May Jagger in David Koma.

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Emmy Rossum in Carolina Herrera.

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Emma Stone in Thakoon.

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Elizabeth Olsen in Miu Miu.

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Diane Kruger in Hugo Boss.

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Chloe Moretz in Chanel.

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Charlize Theron in Dior.

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Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney.

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Blake Liveley in Gucci.

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Arizona Muse in a Ralph & Russo gown.

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Anne Hathaway in Calvin Klein.

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Anna Kendrick in J. Mendel.

Anna Wintour in Chanel.

Anna Wintour in Chanel.

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Kate Upton in Dolce & Gabbana.

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Lupita Nyong’o in Prada.

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Katie Holmes in Marchesa.

(All photos courtesy of Vogue.com, Glamour.com, along with Getty Images, PA Images, FilmMagic, WireImage).

The Best & Worst Dressed at the Oscars

Best:  Sandra Bullock, Penelope Cruz, Miley Cyrus, Cameron Diaz, Meryl Streep, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Elizabeth Banks, Demi Moore, Anna Kendrick, Amanda Seyfried. 

Sandra Bullock in Marchesa

Penelope Cruz in Donna Karan

Miley Cyrus in Jenny Packham

Cameron Diaz in Oscar de la Renta

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Dries Van Noten

Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab Haute Couture

 
 
 
 

Meryl Streep in Chris March

  

Elizabeth Banks in Versace

  

Amanda Seyfried in Armani Privé

Anna Kendrick in Elie Saab Haute Couture

Demi Moore in Atelier Versace

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Worst: Zoe Saldana, Vera Farmiga, Diane Kruger, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Charlize Theron, Mariah Carey, Nicole Richie. 

Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Haute Couture

Vera Farmiga in Marchesa

Diane Kruger in Chanel Haute Couture

Jennifer Lopez in Armani Privé

Sarah Jessica Parker in Chanel Haute Couture

Charlize Theron in Christian Dior

Mariah Carey in Valentino Haute Couture

Nicole Richie in Reem Acra

Just Okay– (I wasn’t too fond of what they were wearing, but I didn’t think they were horrible either): Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Oprah Winfrey, Tina Fey. 

Kate Winslet in Yves Saint Laurent

Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka

Oprah Winfrey in Carolina Herrera

Tina Fey in Michael Kors