You know summer is right around the corner by two things: the NBA playoffs and The MET GALA!
Once again, New York City was used as the backdrop for the MET Gala, which is an annual fundraiser to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute and the grand opening of the new Fashion exhibition. (by the way, you can purchase tickets for next year's gala, but it will cost you a few thousand dollars, just to warn you so you can save up). With this year's exhibit being Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, this year's theme was centered around technology, which is ironic, since celebs blew up social media with their stunning outfits. Here's my picks of the best dress celebs of the night.
1. Lady Gaga
For someone who's known for her over-the-top costumes, last night was a regular Monday for Gaga. The over-the-top pop star and Emmy winner took it back to her Fame Monster-Era for her switchboard inspired outfit.
2. Lala Anthony
With a rose-red Nicolas Jebran dress, Lala definitely turned up the heat on the red carpet. Can we just say this dress alone proves how lucky of a man Carmelo Anthony is?
3. Cindy Crawford
At 50 years young, Cindy Crawford graces the red carpet like it was another fashion show in the 90s, and we were here for it. Wearing a Balmain dress, Cindy could show these 20-somethings how it's really done.
Being the one to never shy away from color or fashion, Solange brighten up the red carpet with this yellow constructed dress. This picture alone warms me up and makes me want a tall glass of lemonade...no pun intended...well maybe a little, but Solange still slayed.
5. Emma Watson
The Harry Potter star turned activist was truly magical in this Calvin Klein dress. Watson showed us it's always a right time to go "Classic Hollywood" on the red carpet.
6. The Smith Kids
As always, Willow and Jaden dodge conformity and make it look so good. It's only right that these two show up.
7. Kendall Jenner
The world watched as she went from a girl on Keeping Up With the Kardashians to a world-renowned supermodel. Wearing Atelier Versace, Kendall Jenner came to the gala looking like she's ready to be the breakout star from her famous family.
8. Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson proved you can be elegant without being expensive. Who else can make a dress from H&M look so breath-taking. Yes you read that correctly, the dress is from H&M.
9. Lupita Nyong'o
With her hair reaching to the sky, Lupita was glowing in her shimmering green Calvin Klein dress. As always, Lupita defies style...as well as gravity.
10. Katy Perry
Not only did she show up to the red carpet draped in Prada, but her and her date, Orlando Bloom, wore matching Tamagotchis. Pretty creative and is befitting of the them!
With a bob cut and a gold, one sleeve dress, Zendaya shined at the gala. As she graced us looking like a Oscar statue, I wonder, is this dress a foreshadow into her future?
12. Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj arrived at the MET Gala showing all her curves and all the "girls". The "Feeling Myself" rapper came the event (hosted in her home state) buckled up in this Jeremy Scott creation (Scott was also her date).
13. Zoe Saldana
In the midst of her controversial role as Nina Simone in the upcoming biopic, Zoe took a moment to remind the world that she can slay and persevere. Rocking Dolce & Gabbana, Saldana made a grand entrance at the event with her husband.
14. Amandla Stenberg
With a lucious afro and an over sized suit from Calvin Klein (covering an amazing cut out), Amandla showed her skin and was proud it, nothing was holding her back that night.
15. Jourdan Dunn
Leading the pack in a new era of supermodels, Jourdan Dunn is stunning in this futuristic silver dress with the hair to match. Flaunting a Balmain dress that shows her figure, I really hope that models still look as beautiful as her in the future.
16. Claire Danes
This was the dress to rival all dresses. In a Zac Posen design, Claire lit up the gala...literally! Claire's dress was made with fiber optics, so the dress had the ability to light up in the dark! I am certain this was the most talked about and most remembered dress of the night.
Now of course we have some honorable mentions...
Kanye (as he always find a way to stand out)
And these group of guys who show off style and melanin
Now we have a bigger question to ask...where was Rihanna and her drop dead fashion attire?