See how the stars tackled this year's China: Through the Looking Glass theme at the glittering 2015 Met Gala
It was a veritable who’s who of A-listers on the red carpet in New York last night, as Hollywood’s most famous faces (not to mention designer royalty!), donned their most fabulous finery for fashion’s biggest bash of the year – the Met Gala 2015. This year, the exclusive benefit event – where attendees fork out an eye-watering $25,000 per ticket – celebrated the opening of a very special exhibition: China: Through the Looking Glass. And the designers once again outdid themselves.
As co-chair of last night’s glittering event, all eyes were on Jennifer Lawrence. And the actress certainly didn’t disappoint. J-Law clearly took her role at this year’s China: Through the Looking Glass-themed event very seriously, arriving in a custom-made Dior Couture column dress, which featured a striking floral print bodice and tiny, flesh-flashing cutout. Jen finished off her Met Gala 2015 look with Roger Vivier shoes, glittering Cartier jewels and a golden, Hollywood tan.
Click through to see all the best red carpet moments from the night…
Leading the celebrity line-up were Hollywood’s most sought-after couple – George and Amal Clooney. Attending their first Met Gala together, the newlyweds looked completely at home on the red carpet, in Giorgio Armani and John Galliano for Maison Margiela respectively.
Sarah Jessica Parker’s known for her stand-out Met Gala style – and this year’s look was certainly no different. The Sex and the City starlet, who co-chaired the prestigious event in 2013, swapped her usual designer threads for high street, embracing this year’s China: Through the Looking Glass theme in a self-designed asymmetric H&M dress. How did she accessorise her look? With a bejewelled, flame-themed Philip Treacy headpiece. Just wow
Diane Kruger stood out in a sea of ball gowns in a spectacular embroidered Chanel two-piece at the Met Gala in 2015. The actress completed her look – a nod to this year’s China: Through the Looking Glass theme – with oodles of Fred Leighton jewels and a floral hair accessory.
Poppy Delevingne hit the Met Ball 2015 red carpet in what’s quickly proving to be one of our favourite looks of the night – a stunning scarlet Marchesa gown. The British beauty accessorised her stand-out look, which came complete with her namesake embellished across the bodice, with a small golden clutch, slicked back topknot and subtle, smokey eye.
Emily Blunt went all-out glamour for her moment on the red carpet, opting for this pretty purple Prada creation. We love the clashing cape and clutch combo, plus that elegant updo and those dazzling drop earrings make this look extra chic.
Sienna Miller made a rare red carpet appearance, and made the most of it in this stunning Thakoon trouser look. Not only is the red jacket and trouser combo a total winner on the style front, but the perfect fit for the tricky dress code thanks to those clever tassel details and OBI-style belt.
Looking oh-so-dapper in a Valentino tux, Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne arrived at the Met Gala with new wife Hannah Bagshawe on his arm. Hannah, who is fast-becoming a firm fixture on Hollywood’s starriest red carpets, made a bold style choice in a monochrome Valentino gown – and it certainly paid off!
Jessica Alba stuck to her signature red carpet look in this striking printed kenzo gown. The bandeau shape perfectly frames her chic bob hairdo, while the leg-flash keeps the mother of two’s look red-carpet-ready.
Alexa Chung took to the red carpet in a beautiful bandeau gown by Brit designer Erdem.Top marks for those cool clashing satin heels, and the low-key but equally chic updo.
Poppy Delevingne wowed in an incredible scarlett Marchesa gown, complete with delicate embroidered floral detailing at the neckline. We love this newlywed’s take on red carpet dressing, and think she totally nailed it with that scraped back ponytail and smouldering beauty look.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are no strangers to a style statement, and the pair were certainly true to form on the Met Gala red carpet. While the pair both dressed in Roberto Cavalli by Peter Dundas, it was Kim’s barely-there white gown that really got us talking. Wow.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looked every inch the stunning supermodel in this blush Versace gown. Baring just enough skin in exactly the right places – this really is a lesson in how to keep eveningwear chic and sexy.
Katy Perry and Moschino designer Jeremy Scott kept the vibe playful while posing on the red carpet. And in true Katy Perry style, her gown was anything but boring and featured lashings of graffiti-style illustrations, elbow length gloves and some edgy novelty nails.
Rita Ora was a vision in Tom Ford at this year’s MET Gala. A relatively low-key look for the 24-year-old singer, whose previous looks have been a little more statement, the figure-hugging gown highlights Ora’s jaw-drapping curves, and ties in nicely with the Oriental Gala theme.
Cara Delevingne stuck to her signature style, opting for this sleek Stella McCartney jumpsuit, complete with faux tatoos to add an unexpected edge to her glamorous red carpet look.
Power couple and all-round red carpet favourites, Beyonce & Jay Z stepped out on the red carpet in serious style. Bey opting for a Givenchy sheer number, and Jay in a super-dapper classic Tuxedo.
Newlyweds George and Amal Clooney looked every inch the happy couple, with Amal working a red tiered Maison Martin Margeila gown (an unexpected, but oh-so-chic choice for Mrs Clooney), and George in a gentlemanly tuxedo.
Reese Witherspoon is something of a red carpet fixture, and knows exactly what styles suit her shape as a result. This red Jason Wu number is ultra-stylish and is the perfect shade to offset her neatly styled golden locks.
Kendall Jenner went for a sleek green Calvin Klein gown for her turn on the red carpet, adding an edge with cutout side panels and a super-sleek blow dry. We’re loving Kendall’s grown-up new look, and think this is the perfect inspo for occasion dressing.
Madonna went all out, opting for this striking Moschino gown. Sticking to Madonna’s signature styling, the look was accessorised with some black fingerless gloves, plenty of clevage and some big bouncy waves.
If anyone knows how to nail red carpet dressing, it’s Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. The duo behind luxury label The Row went for an all-black, matchy matchy vibe, that suits their high fashion profile perfectly.
We don’t know who looks best here. Diane Kruger worked the red carpet trouser like a pro, stepping out in this incredible Chanel creation. While Joshua kept it classic, in a sleek suit and bow tie. Top marks.
Style maven Solange Knowles eschewed a full-length Met Gala dress, instead choosing a tiny Giles Deacon creation. It may have been short on length, but it certainly didn’t lack impact – the epic circle creation was one of the night’s biggest talking points.
Jessica Chastain rarely puts a fashion foot wrong, and the 2015 Met Gala was no exception. The red carpet beauty turned golden goddess in shimmering Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown, and sparkling Piaget jewels.
Only Rihanna could pull this off. Never one to be outdone, the songstress made sure she was firmly the centre of attention at the China: Through the Looking Glass-themed event in an embroidered, canary yellow cape, designed by Guo Pei.