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StO-Style: Met Gala Favorites

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at St Olaf chapter.


While movie premieres, the Oscars and film festivals are great to sneak peaks of red-carpet outfits, my favorite yearly event in fashion is the Costume Institute Gala held every year at the Metropolitan Museum (also known as the Met Gala). The gala marks the opening of the museum’s fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute, is hosted by Vogue magazine and boasts some of the craziest outfits of the year. Honestly, it’s just that good.

The Met Gala has a new theme every year that dictates what the honored guests wear – in 2011, the theme was all about honoring Alexander McQueen; in 2009 the theme was ‘Model as Muse’. This year’s theme was ‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’, and the outfits did not disappoint. I think this may have been my favorite Met Gala yet!

Read on for my review of my favorite looks from the red carpet!

Anne Hathaway in Valentino

Okay, I’m biased here – Anne Hathway is my idol. From Princess Diaries to Les Miserables, she can do no wrong in my book. I did a double take when I saw her blonde hair, but in a good way – she pulls it off flawlessly. Her dress is dark and risqué in all the right ways, and she has just the right amount of side boob going on. Yes, I went there. Rock on Anne!

Sarah Jessica Parker in Giles Deacon with a Philip Treacy Headpiece

SJP is one of my favorite fashion risk-takers and she definitely did not hold back with her outfit this year. I love the interesting pattern on the dress but what really gets me is the headpiece (better picture here). Guys, she wore a HEADPIECE. And it was a GILDED MOHAWK. I feel like I don’t even need to explain my choice anymore. If that wasn’t enough, she also wore tartan Louboutin knee-length boots. SJP has serious guts and I applaud her for being the most daring at the Met Gala. Major Props.

Anja Rubik in Anthony Vaccarello

Model Anja Rubik was the ultimate lady in red at the Met Ball with her daring short leather dress, glossed lips, and red pumps. While her outfit was more on the safe side, I loved the common color theme and simplicity.

Cara Delevingne in Burberry

Cara Delevingne is one of my favorite models and I loved her dark and stormy look. The plunging neckline and studs made the dress edgy, which Cara perfectly paired with smokey eyes and copious jewels. Perfection.

What did you think of the outfits at this year’s Met Gala? Which one was your favorite? What look did you hate? (This was the worst outfit of the night in my opinion).


All pictures from here.

 Katie is a recent graduate (and proud alum - UM YA YA!) of St. Olaf College, a small liberal arts college in Minnesota. A true Minnesota girl through and through, Katie was formerly a fashion blogger and Campus Correspondent for Her Campus St. Olaf College before becoming a contributing writer for the national site. She currently works as a marketing assistant and is interested in further pursuing a career in marketing, PR, journalism, editing...(she has no idea, if you can't tell). Katie is passionate about traveling and wants to stamp up her passport as much as possible. Katie enjoys social media, blogs, Speculoos cookie butter, dressing for success, fashion magazines and extensively quoting pop culture in social situations (especially 30 Rock). Her one party trick is knowing all the words to "Freaks and Geeks" by Childish Gambino.   
Bri attends St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and is majoring in Psychology with concentrations in Media Studies and Women's Studies. She is most passionate about writing, traveling, cooking, hand-written letters and cheering on the Minnesota Vikings and Wisconsin Badgers. In her free time, she enjoys running, photography, attempting to blog and spending time with her amazing family and friends. She is currently an Arts & Entertainment Editor for the St. Olaf College newspaper with the lovely Lucy Casale and aspires to further explore the field of journalism after graduation.