The kings and queens of fashion prom have arrived
Words by Megan C. Hills
It’s that time of year again – the Met Gala has come and gone and left a slew of enviable fashion statements in its wake. This year’s event honoured the experimental works of Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, attended by a number of loved up celebrities who really upped the PDA. Here’s some of our favourite Met Gala 2017 couples.
Selena Gomez and The Weeknd
This new couple have had us guessing since January and the Met Gala marked their first public appearance as a couple (if you don’t count the numerous candids of them cuddling up at Coachella). Things seem to be going well for the young couple judging from their adorable PDA-filled antics on the carpet – that aside though, can we get in on Selena’s stunning embellished Coach gown?
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
Another couple to make their debut on the Met Gala carpet, Jennifer Lopez and former baseball star Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez stepped out together in sophisticated blue ensembles. Before posing for glamorous red carpet shots, she also took to Instagram for a candid car selfie with her beau captioned ‘Me and my macho bello’.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
This Hollywood A-list couple took a little break from parenting duty for an ultra glam date night out and they were all smiles down the carpet. Blake Lively, whose Met Gala outfits never disappoint, was dressed this year in a head turning golden dress with a cobalt feathery train. Ryan Reynolds, in a dark blue suit, didn’t look too shabby either and in a sweet nod to his wife’s outfit wore a complementary blue bow tie.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
The social media darlings were suave as usual on the red carpet, with Chrissy smouldering in a bold Marchesa gown and John donning a classy white blazer and bow tie.
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Pharrell Williams and Helen Laisichanh
Singer Pharrell Williams and his wife Helen Lasichanh were the talk of the town for their bold outfit choices. Met Gala co-chair Pharrell chose to dress down in ripped jeans and a leather jacket for the famously opulent event, while Helen donned a bold structural piece. We’ll give them a pass this time however, as both of their outfits were designed by the honoree of the Met Gala 2017 Rei Kawakubo of Commes Des Garcons.
Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale
The Australian comedienne and her actor husband Bobby Canavale made a fashionable splash at the Met this year. Dressed in a dreamy scarlet Ralph Lauren gown and big curly hair to match, Rose Byrne was a vision in red alongside her Cannavale’s moodier all-black outfit.
Serena Williams and Alex Ohanian
Tennis superstar Serena Williams, who recently revealed that she won the Australian Open while pregnant, stepped out at the Met with her fiancé Alex Ohanian in a breathtaking emerald gown that showed off her new baby bump.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen
When you’re as big of a deal in the fashion world as supermodel Gisele Bündchen, an outing at the Met Gala is guaranteed to be a sartorial moment. Bündchen and her football star husband Tom Brady were co-hosts for the Met Gala and were dressed to impress in matching shimmery looks, Gisele in a backless Stella McCartney number and Tom in a metallic blazer.
Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy
The low-key married couple arrived at the Met Gala in complementary black and white outfits. The Homeland star opted out of a long gown and chose a bold ruffled top and trousers instead, while Hugh decided to stick with a sleek tux.
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Cassie Ventura
There’s a lot to say about what happened with P Diddy on the Met Gala carpet, but there’s no denying that he and his wife rapper Cassie Ventura looked good. His black diamond embellished suit and cape was one of the more adventurous male outfits of the night, but Cassie wasn’t to be outdone with a long textured train.
Matt Smith and Lily James
Actors Matt Smith and Lily James were fashion goals this weekend, championing their British heritage in Burberry outfits. The couple, who co-starred in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and are rarely seen in public together, brought an air of English sophistication to the event: Matt wore an onyx tux while Lily’s white corseted dress with its oversized black bow was fit for a princess.
The Met Gala (also known as the Costume Institute Gala) was held yesterday evening and is the brainchild of Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour. Held annually, proceeds from the event go towards funding the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and previous Met Gala themes include last year’s tech-focused spin and a celebration of Chinese couture the year before that.