Would you wear a ball gown that glows in the dark or a wedding dress made from plexiglass? The 2016 Met Gala showcased amazing futuristic looks for 21st century brides-to-be!
The 2016 Met Gala red carpet was a fascinating fusion of fashion and technology. The theme for this year's event was Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology, inspired by the new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it was interesting to see how different celebrities translated it into a glamorous evening outfit. My personal favourites were, of course, beautiful white dresses that could double as wedding gowns.
Blake Lively and Naomi Watts in Burberry
I loved Blake Lively’s gorgeous fluttery chiffon gown by Burberry featuring floral appliques and a long, dramatic train. Combining white with blush pink and red, it is the perfect dress for a bride who wants to wear a modern, coloured wedding gown! Naomi Watts also picked a Burberry gown but in silver with wonderful floral appliques. The strapless, column silhouette looked perfect on her and the delicate poppy blooms in light silver beautifully contrasted the sequined texture of the dress.
Claire Danes in Zac Posen
Can you imagine having a gown that glows in the dark for your first dance? Made from organza and fibre optics, Claire Danes’ sky blue ball gown allowing the dress to literally light up in the dark, and Zac Posen had to hire a private bus due to the size of his show-stopping hand-sewn dress! It is a frock for the modern Cinderella and I instantly fell in love with it.
Allison Williams in Peter Pilotto and Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace
Allison Williams also rocked the Met Gala 2016 red carpet in a breath-taking futuristic-style dress. It was a bespoke Peter Pilotto gown featuring gorgeous 3D floral print while Kate Hudson’s Atelier Versace gown made from shards of plexiglass and layers of glistening organza was nothing less than extraordinary, but it needs an extra layer to cover up the skin and be transformed into a modern bridal outfit.
Margot Robbie in Calvin Klein and Jennifer Hudson in H&M
Margot Robbie’s streamlined white cut-out gown by Calvin Klein Collection is the ideal frock for a bride who wants a modern but very elegant and simple dress for her wedding day while Jennifer Hudson’s strapless H&M mermaid-shaped gown featuring a structured bodice and a ruffled tulle skirt was a beautifully elaborate blend of contemporary and traditional.
Uma Thurman in Tommy Hilfiger and Nina Dobrev in Marchesa
Uma Thurman never fails to pick the best dress for the red carpet, and this time it was a perfectly fitted Tommy Hilfiger gown styled with a statement Cartier brooch which gave it a uniquely glamorous touch. While Nina Dobrev’s gold embroidered Marchesa gown is ideal for a glamorous bride who doesn't want to wear white.
Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Ralph Lauren
Karolina Kurkova looked like a blushing bride in a luxurious Marchesa dress embellished with 3D white blooms and accessorised with Graziela Gems jewellery. I love how her shoes could be seen yet the dress still had a long elegant train. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore a simple yet very elegant one-shouldered white gown by Ralph Lauren Collection.