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The best (and worst) ensembles from the 2015 Met Gala

The biggest trend for 2015: Dressing like a majestic space princess.

 

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Published May 5, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 10:08 pm CDT

Last night, the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted its annual Met Ball, providing an excuse for celebrities to show off their incredibly opulent ensembles and post selfies with Kendall Jenner on Instagram

The theme of this year’s Met Gala was “China: Through the Looking Glass.” While this title was basically an invitation for non-Asian celebrities to show up wearing some kind of bastardized interpretation of “Chinese” clothes, thankfully, there were fewer examples of this than we expected. But we did get this bizarre get-up from Sarah Jessica Parker:

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If these three were intergalactic princesses, then Solange Knowles was the alien—or possibly spaceship?—costar of their Jupiter Ascendingstyle feminisy space opera.

Offering a twist on the sheer apparel trendKim Kardashian, Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez all wore sparkling sheer gowns with fishtail trains. While the women prompted a handful of idiot comments from sexist prudes on Twitter, everyone else was too busy gasping with awe to care. 

FKA Twigs chose one of the more refreshingly atypical outfits of the night, a cut-out dress by Christopher Kane. It also had the distinction of being the only gown at the gala to feature a picture of a dick and balls. (They’re visible at the top of the pink thigh slit next to Robert Pattinson, by the way. We know you’re looking.)

And just to give the men their due, here’s Michael B. Jordan wearing a subtly embroidered suit and matching iridescent green shoes.

He looks cute, but we’re hoping to see more dudes in Rihanna-inspired capes next year. In the words of Solange:

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*First Published: May 5, 2015, 11:42 am CDT