Met Ball: best dressed beauties
In honour of legendary designer Charles James, the ‘white tie’ theme at the 2014 Met Gala saw celebrities dressed up to the nines in everything from dramatic ball gowns to regal coattails.
Sarah Jessica Parker opened the evening in an exquisite Oscar de la Renta gown, setting the tone for the barrage of Jamesian trains and silhouettes to follow, as well as Charles James’ more creative tendencies. Of the custom-made dress, Parker stated: “I said to Mr de la Renta, ‘Please let me use scarlet embroidery thread and flash your name across the back’. It was my idea.”
Suki Waterhouse chose a bespoke dusky pink Burberry gown (the huge ruffles ensured she won the award for the most fabric), accessorised with Anita Ko jewellery. She topped off the look with a deep purple lip, which clashed expertly with the hue of her dress, whilst her hair was swept back into a chignon.
Emma Stone played the sweet ‘girl-next-door’ in a vibrant Thakoon outfit. A lavender crop vest channelling sports luxe, paired with a flattering fuchsia thigh split wrap skirt, contrasted with the red carpet spectacularly. Her classically-shaped Pippi Longstocking plait completed the look.
Cara Delevingne pulled off androgynous chic without fault, in a Stella McCartney ensemble: a black cut-out crop top, white cigarette trousers and complementing monochrome heels, flawlessly matched with sparkling Cartier jewellery.
Blake Lively looked stunning alongside husband Ryan Reynolds, both dressed in Gucci. The shimmering champagne Gucci Première number, featuring sequin embellishments and a sweeping train that fell from her shoulders, showed off Blake’s curves to perfection.
Chloë Moretz looked darling in a Chanel dress from their pre-fall collection, paired with the brand’s fine jewellery. The unique outfit was age-appropriate, with its quirky collar, hints of timeless tweed and whimsical layers that provided a touch of dainty finesse.