21 Incredible Met Gala Gowns That Bucked the Robot Theme
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Last night the unofficial "Oscars of Fashion" took over NYC with actresses and singers and designers and models strutting the stairs of The Met Gala. They were there to celebrate the opening of "Manus x Machina," The Costume Institute's spring exhibition all about fashion in the age of technology. Now, while loads of folks interpreted the "tech white tie" dress code by channeling futuristic robots, our favorites were the ladies who eschewed the obvious.
blake lively in burberry
An annual show-stopper, Lively (with baby #2 as her date) didn't disappoint by matching her floral train to that bonkers carpet.
zoe saldana in dolce & gabanna
The closest this year's carpet got to last year's Rihanna shutdown.
beyonce in givenchy
A latex gown fit for a queen (Bey).
zendaya in michael kors
Not only is a bowl cut a bold move right now but it just may also ripple a trend effect...into the fuuuutuuure.
karlie kloss in brandon maxwell
This, folks, is a modern supermodel. (And that's actually a cape coat that later revealed this.)
kate bosworth in dolce & gabbana
In a word, ethereal.
poppy delevingne in marchesa
The model and socialite makes a compelling case against the whole "less is more" thing. Oh, and she's hitting right on the night's biggest beauty trend of dark lips and icy blonde hair.
brie larson in proenza schouler
Dark lips at it again--this time with a slightly different take on silver tiers. Both, perfection.
emily blunt and olivia wilde, both in michael kors
The preggo buddies arrived together in curve-hugging numbers. (And, OK, Wilde in ever-so-slightly robo style).
freida pinto in tory burch
Simple and elegant, as we can always expect from Pinto.
rachel mcadams in valentino
Structured up top, romantic down below. Fierce all around.
jessica chastain in prada
With all that looking forward, someone had to toss in a throwback dress to show how far we've come.
lupita nyong’o in calvin klein collection
A Nina Simone hair tribute for the ages.
saoirse ronan in christopher kane
She wore mismatched earrings to the Oscars, so it only makes sense she'd bust out some feathers and broaches for the Met Ball.
adriana lima in giambattista valli haute couture
Sure it doesn't scream gala, but when you're legendary swim model, you can wear a tea length dress to a ball and still turn heads.
lorde in valentino
A pretty huge departure from her usual goth looks, but rocking ombre tiers with a wrist cast is kinda punk in its own way.
alexa chung in thakoon
Eternally chic TV presenter and model Alexa Chung typically goes for a serious leg flaunt, but this matching pants set and minimal makeup was the perfect way to shake things up.
willow smith in chanel and jaden smith in louis vuitton
Keeping with the suit trend, the siblings Smith truly are the coolest (and those DGAF expressions only make it truer).
jenna lyons, jenny konner and lena dunham, all in j.crew
Is menswear on women ever not rad? Also, can we please join this squad?
solange knowles in david laport
Confusing, over-the-top and exploding with energy. This is the kind of outfit we've come to expect from Solange, and that's a very very good thing in a sea of proverbial robots.