Met Gala 2016: Hits and Misses on the Red Carpet

The Met Gala ball has always been the place where every celebrity who is fashionably inclined comes and enjoys the festivities while wearing their most extravagant outfits. This year the theme was “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” so your favorite stars graced the red carpet and showed you a glimpse of what people would look like in the near future. However, as some stole the show, others did not. Let’s take a look at the best and worst outfits of Met Gala 2016.

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Flyest couple of the night goes to none other than Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. These two both sported Balmain for the evening and leave it up to Kanye to wear denim at a black tie event with blue contacts. Overall they killed it, thumbs up for me.

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Wiz Khalifa (above) definitely stole the show with his rag & bone shawl collar tuxedo that he tops off with a pair of Gucci loafers. The off white attire was definitely a fan favorite and no, that was not him that fell down the red carpet.

As the reigning Prince and Princess of young Hollywood, Willow and Jaden Smith (below) are becoming fashion icons of their own. Willow in Chanel and Jaden supporting the Louis Vuitton campaign, both siblings showed what it is to be a “Carefree Black Teen”.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Lupita Nyong'o attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic)
Photo by Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic

Lupita Nyong’o (above) has done it again in her latest slayage yet. The Calvin Klein designed gown complements her chocolate skin tone gracefully, with her super updo capping it off. The reflective material gave it a real futuristic look which went with this years theme very well. The look on Nat Turner’s face says it all, well done.

 

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The Jenner Sisters (Above) may be young, but there fashion sense is of that of a seasoned fashionista. Kendall is wearing a custom Versace Gown that fits her supermodel build to a tee. Little sister Kylie held her own as well, wearing a Balmain metallic based dress along with a futuristic Tyga accompanying her. Nonetheless, both sisters show you why the Kardashian-Jenner empire will reign for the near future.

As we highlighted some of the hits of Met Gala there were however some misses, bad ones. Let’s take a look.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Andrew H. Walker/REX/Shutterstock (5669035ip) Beyonce The Metropolitan Museum of Art's COSTUME INSTITUTE Benefit Celebrating the Opening of Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, New York, America - 02 May 2016
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To the Beyhive, I know this is blasphemy but someone has to say it, Beyonce’s outfit (Left) was a complete miss. As a fan of Beyonce and even a supporter of last years outfit I was extremely disappointed in this year’s choice. It look like she’s wearing latex with sprinkles placed throughout the dress. One commenter said she’s wearing Becky’s skin, let’s just hope not. If so however, that would be a valid excuse.

 

EDS NOTE NUDITY - Madonna arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala, celebrating the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" on Monday, May 2, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

 

Oh Madonna (Right), I have a lot of questions for this particular outfit. But out of respect I’ll keep it professional and just critique the design. From the cleavage on both ends exposed to the overall design of the dress it looks like a really bad hypersexualized version of Catwoman, in the worst way. You’re pushing 60, it’s time to go home.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Lady Gaga attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images

 

This one was kind of a toss up for me because although this is not appealing to me I know millions of Lady Gaga Monsters love this outfit(Left). But I’m not one of them so ultimately this gets a thumbs down. The beaded bolero jacket was actually very nice but I wish she would have complemented it with better clothing. The Versace metallic one piece, fishnet stockings, and 8 inch heels were a no for me. Overall this could be better, but it wasn’t, so for that it makes my bottom five.

 

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Andrew H. Walker/REX/Shutterstock (5669035dd) Selena Gomez The Metropolitan Museum of Art's COSTUME INSTITUTE Benefit Celebrating the Opening of Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, New York, America - 02 May 2016
Photo by Andrew H. Walker

 

If she was going for the “hot nurse/maid” look she would have been spot on but however this years theme didn’t quite pair up with what she was wearing(Right). To be honest I was confused by the entire outfit. The leather bralette over the 1950’s themed gown didn’t make any sense and it makes you wonder if she was rushing because she overslept and she had to get ready in the dark. The boots were aesthetically pleasing but for a different outfit. Selena Gomez is gorgeous but it’s a shame she chose this night to not have her best showing.
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When you order your prom outfit from overseas and it turns out to look nothing like you expected but it’s too late to order a new dress. That speaks to what exactly Demi Lovato (Left) is wearing as I’m trying to figure out where was she trying to go with this. It speaks cheap and I know she is better than that. This gets a double thumbs down because I know her potential. Do better.

 

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Ramon Lyons

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