Five Toronto stylists pick their favourite looks from last night’s Met Gala (sorry, no Beyonce)
The annual Met Gala—a celebrity-packed, high-fashion, red-carpet charity ball benefiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute—took place last night. This year’s theme was “Fashion in an Age of Technology,” which was treated to a wide spectrum of interpretation from attendees (or, more accurately, their favourite designers). And while the whole night was (as it always is) like Christmas for style-focused star-stalkers, there will always be those who are better dressed than the rest. But far be it for us to say who, so we asked a few of Toronto’s top stylists whose looks they liked best.
Christie Ressell, Fashion Translated
The star: Actress Claire Danes
The look: A fibre-optic, fairy tale-inspired gown by Zac Posen
The verdict: Danes’ gown was “the perfect mixture of fantasy and elegance,” Ressell says. “She was a show stopper.”
Wendy Woods, The Refinery
The star: Actress Nicole Kidman
The look: A celestial, ethereal dress from Alexander McQueen
The verdict: “She looked so elegant and edgy in a silhouette that accentuated the best parts of her figure. The overall feel was magical—I love that!”
The star: Model Jourdan Dunn
The look: A long-sleeved, floor-length, shimmering Balmain creation.
The verdict: “I loved what she wore because the dress had an interesting mix of both past (the Art Deco design details) and future (the silvery metallic fabric). She had fun with the futuristic theme but still looked like a classic Hollywood starlet. I also loved her silvery sleek bob which took the look to a whole other level.”
Gail McInnes, Stylist Box
The star: Singer FKA Twigs
The look: A beige Versace gown accessorized with a matching beige harness and chains.
The verdict: “She is exactly what a red carpet needs: she knows her own personal style, it doesn’t look forced or like she was wearing a costume, like many of the other guests. Plus she’s just so freaking cool.”
The star: Model Poppy Delevigne
The look: A beaded, bejewelled, tasselled Marchesa dress.
The verdict: “I love that this look is sexy, edgy, and feminine all at the same time. The dress itself is amazing, but with the additional styling of the sleek hair with the dark lips and nails, along with the chunky statement jewellery, sparkly clutch, and embellished heels (it’s) stunning!”