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Met Gala 2016

Warning:

Don’t be deceived by this post, I WILL be talking about clothes, I just wanted to drop a little knowledge first.

The Met Gala. Every year I am completely fascinated by its themes, red carpets, etc., but I must admit that I’m not quite sure what it is, why it is, why these celebrities are invited, and why they dress so extravagantly when they do. So, I did some digging. Heres what I found out:

The Met Gala is a formal event held yearly on the first Monday in May that raises money for the Costume Institute exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.The event was started in 1948. The theme for the night is usually based on the exhibit. The exhibit this year is entitled “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”. Attendees are encouraged to dress in the theme of the exhibit.  The Costume Institute is actually the only curatorial department at the Met that has to fund itself, so fundraising this night is very important. So important, that invited guests must pay $30,000 for a ticket and $275,000 for a table. Celebrities generally get invited when invited brands buy tables. Brands invite these celebrities to the event on the condition that they wear the brand’s pieces to the gala and be ambassadors for them. Anna Wintour is responsible for making this happen and has been since 1999. Wintour, American Vogue editor-in-chief & Condé Nast artistic director, is credited for taking the gala from a high society New York City philanthropic event to a huge fundraiser posed as a costume party for the biggest names of every industry possible. Fun Fact: Wintour gives out tickets free of charge to up and coming designers and fashion houses that may not have the money to attend the event. Click here for a dope article that really breaks it down for you.

Personally, I was disappointed that most people didn’t dress according to the theme. The red carpet was beautiful regardless and this is evident in my lack of restraint when it comes to my best dressed list. So without further ado, my Met Gala 2016 Best Dressed are:

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Beyoncé in Givenchy 

"Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals

Zayn Malik in Versace

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Claire Danes in Zac Posen

aja-naomi-king met gala prabal gurug

Aja Naomi King in Prabal Gurug

emma-roberts met gala tory burch

Emma Roberts in Tory Burch

emma-watson met gala calvin klein

Emma Watson in Calvin Klein

haim met gala rodarte

HAIM in Rodarte

nick-jonas met gala topman

Nick Jonas in Topman

michael-b-jordan met gala calvin klein

Michael B. Jordan in Calvin Klein

naomie-harris met gala burberry

Naomie Harris in Burberry

zendaya met gala

Zendaya in Michael Kors

Tavi-Gevinson met gala coach 1941

Tavi Gevinson in Coach 1941

sofia-sanchez-de-betak met gala dolce & gabana

Sofia Sanchez de Betak in Dolce & Gabbana

nina-dobrev met gala marchesa

Nina Dobrev in Marchesa

idris-elba met gala tom ford

Idris Elba in Tom Ford

zoe-saldana met gala dolce & gabbana

Zoe Saldana in Dolce & Gabbana