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  • Nikki Cagle


{Claire Danes, aka Cinderella, in Zac Posen}

The Emmy's, Grammy's & Oscar's don't have anything on the biggest, boldest & bravest night in fashion—the Met Gala. For those who have been living under a fashion rock - the Met Gala is Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit. Which basically means, a night for the most beautiful people in the world to wear the most incredible designs in the world, to the biggest ball of the year. And, what's a ball without a theme? This year's Met Gala theme was Manus x Machina—fashion in an age of technology. Enough Met Gala small talk - and onto the moments that will make you gasp {you'll know it when you see it}, swoon, grit your teeth in empathetic embarrassment, and make you turn your nose up.


Claire Danes {aka, Cinderella} in Zac Posen From the second I saw this on Zac Posen's Instagram, I knew it was over—the competition, the search for my wedding-vow-renewal dress, life as we know—all of it, it had just been won. Modern day Cinderella. {And now you may gasp}.

Poppy Delevingne in Marchesa Second official fav.

The rest are in no particular gorgeous order... Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen

Nina Dobrev also in Marchesa

Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa {Slay, Marchesa}

Blake Lively in Burberry

Zoe Saldana in Dolce & Gabbana

Kate Bosworth in Dolce & Gabbana

Allison Williams in Peter Pilotto But even more importantly - hair by Rebekah Forecast. Fishtails & diamond clusters?! Setting the tone for wedding hair every where.

Kylie Jenner in Balmain The best of the Kardashian/Jenners. Peep the impeccable Cindy Crawford in the background - also in Balmain!

Emma Roberts in Tory Burch


Look, it's the Met Gala, and a night for avant-garde, so nothing is really "off limits," or in bad taste. But let me tell you - there is confusing. Like, majorly wrinkled forehead, might need botox, confusing.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Monse I wait. I wait all year to see this woman step on the Met Red Carpet, and this year - George Washington steps out. The blue shoes are her only saving grace.

Lupita Nyong'o in Calvin Klein

I think we know my confusion here...

And then an entire generation of up-and-coming fashionistas stepped out, and it's clear that their invitation represented the wrong theme. Instead of Manus x Machina, I am convinced it said, "Modern Day 90s."

Selena Gomez in Louis Vuitton

Kristen Stewart in Chanel

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton At least she was actually old enough to remember the 90s...

And sure, there were some "oh no, not here, not ever" looks {I'm looking at you, Madonna}, and some I'm still torn on {yes, even on Queen Bey & her spandex dress}, but let's not dwell on the negative. Because - Claire Danes, Zac Posen, and Cinderella. That's all we'll ever need to remember from this year's Met Gala.

P.S. Anyone marching out pronto to buy some new hair accoutrements!? I can dig it.

Psst...More fashion-moments:

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