The annual Met Gala event held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is one of fashion’s most prestigious and fashionable red carpet events. Each year, celebrities and models alike showcase stunning designs and ensembles enough to make even the not-so-fashion obsessed swoon.
Thankfully, you don’t have to be an A-lister to have your own head-turning gala event dress. Whether you have been invited to a gala dinner, a charity ball or a prestigious social event, you can easily replicate the best Met Gala dresses with the help of the team at GlamCorner and our selection of top looks inspired by the 2016 Met Gala.
1. Maria Sharapova’s Red Met Gala Dress
Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova was a vision in red! The Russian beauty wore a stunning red slip dress by Colombian designer Juan Carlos Obando who is known for his romantic, Latin-inspired dresses. “I love the feel of a simple, beautiful, altered slip dress, and this felt like a new take on a classic,” Sharapova told Vogue.com. “This was the very first dress I tried on, but it was black. We wanted it to be more vibrant, and [Obando’s] red palette really popped.” You can recreate Maria’s vibrant gala dress with this sleeved V-neck gown from ABS by Allen Schwartz. Team it with statement gold earrings like Maria, or go classically demure with a side swept hairstyle and loose waves.
2. Nicole Kidman’s Caped Gown
Nicole Kidman’s Alexander McQueen dress was a show stopper! Replicate the moonscape-inspired pattern of Nicole’s dress with this gorgeous Rachel Gilbert gown, which features a plunging neckline and neckband and embellished sequins that mimic the night sky. A detailed dress like this requires hair and makeup to be more understated; you want the dress to do all of the talking! Try a loose chignon and a pair of these black diamante edge drop earrings.
3. Gigi Hadid’s Modern Chic Dress
Model Gigi Hadid took on a contemporary spin on old school glamour with this Tommy Hilfiger dress.“My inspiration came from modern machinery fused with Old Hollywood glamour,” Hilfiger told Vogue.com. “We looked at nostalgic, feminine pieces from our most recent Fall 2016 collection and then reimagined them with a futuristic spin.” For a modern twist on the classic ball gown, try out this gorgeous floor-length dress by George. With this dress it is all about the neck detail and the beaded bodice. For formal occasions, we recommend you pair this gala dress with a chic updo and minimal jewelry.
4. Sienna Miller’s Gold Gown
Sienna Miller glittered in gold on the red carpet in her Gucci Met Gala dress! Become a golden girl at your next formal occasion in the exquisite Flurina dress by Alex Perry. Featuring a sweetheart neckline and glittering embellishments throughout this sweeping gown, you are sure to be the belle of your very own Met Gala Ball! Golds look spectacular on honey-toned skin and olive ladies. For those with a fairer skin tone, look for golds with a more beige or rose tone to make your skin pop!
5. Olivia Wilde’s Column Gown
Can you believe that Olivia Wilde was hiding a baby bump underneath her Michael Kors column gown? To ooze the same sophistication as this yummy mummy, slip into the stunning Elle Zeitoune black lace gown. Fitted to give a beautiful silhouette, the mermaid style cut is classically feminine and perfect for any black tie or gala event. Style your hair up into a sleek up-do and pair with statement earrings. For a more ideas on how to style a black dress, read our Little Black Dress Hair & Makeup Tips Blog post.