Monday, May 2, 2016

What Anna Wore to the Met Gala 2016

Anna in Chanel (what else?) at the Met Gala 2016. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris.

I could not get over how bad most of the fashion was at tonight’s Met Gala, to celebrate the opening of the new exhibit Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. It seemed like most ladies thought they needed to wear silver because the word “technology” had been included in the exhibition title and most of the gowns were either ugly or ridiculous. Some of them were both! My favorite comment of the night on Twitter came from @ImJdolla who wrote, so poetically, “Everybody looks clown #MetGala2016.” I could not stop laughing at his tweet. He was so right!

However, this is not a roundup, I only cover what Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, wears to this annual event and, of course, as is her tradition, she is in Chanel.

I love the moment in the bottom third of the skirt. Photo by Larry Busacca.

I do like this off-white column gown on her, particularly the detail at the neckline, as well as the fringe. Once again the wonderful seamstresses at Chanel have shown just how talented they are! I am not sure about the jewelry selections on Anna, however. Why platinum and diamonds when you have so much golden color close to the neckline and so much visual interest to begin with? Why wear a necklace at all? I know there are silver beads throughout the gown but still, the jewelry didn’t make much sense to me. There were so many terrible gowns, however, that even if her jewelry was off, Anna was one of the best dressed of the night.

I also like the back of the gown (and the perfect hair). Photo by Larry Busacca.

And the fringe at the shoulders instead of sleeves! Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris.

Photo by Larry Busacca.

I did think Anna’s daughter, Bee Shaffer, looked divine in her black and floral gown by Alexander McQueen. It is one of the only other gowns of the entire night that I thought was pretty!

Anna with her daughter Bee. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris.

Let me know what you thought of the dresses on Anna and Bee. If you happened to catch any of the photos of what the other attendees were wearing, feel free to get catty, it was one of the worst red carpets I have ever seen, atrocious from start to finish! What happened?

20 comments:

GSL said...

My Dear Jill,
I-m presently well lubricated in Sports Bar celebrating another Cubs win but the Anna frock looks quite nice....and she needn't try and be the belle of the ball as hostess and sensible woman well into her 60s.
When I get back to the Den, I'll survey the rest of the field.

Jill said...

Hello dear GSL, have one for me! It is a minefield of fashion disasters, wait until you see them. I have found a few nice looks covered on another blog but of course no one was talking about those on Twitter! Ha ha. xx

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I love Anna's gown...such a beautiful way to look chic with a touch of trend in the fringe. She looks lovely. I forgot about the Met event...I need to find all the styles on line and enjoy them! Thanks Jill.

Jill said...

Hi Pam, a lot of the "styles" were some of the worst dresses I have ever seen. There were a few nice gowns but I thought so much of the red carpet featured terrible fashion. xx

GSL said...

Awful overall. Chunky boots for a Formal Fashion Event?!?! The too straight matted hair gotta go and take T-Swizzle with you.

GSL said...

Awful overall. Chunky boots for a Formal Fashion Event?!?! The too straight matted hair gotta go and take T-Swizzle with you.

Jill said...

Dearest GSL it makes me cringe to think that I am not even clear WHO wore those chunky boots you are referring to because I saw more than one pair, including a set on a newly-minted Oscar winner, who I hope has fired her stylist by this morning! And Taylor Swift looked awful. Her stylist needs to go too. xx

HappyFace313 said...

:-) I haven't had the time to check out the internet today (still working on tomorrow's pearl post).
Saw a couple of pics on Instagram and was more or less shocked. Terrible.
But I guess there are many attendees thinking better bad headlines than no head lines at all.

Anna Wintour's dress is fab. But it's hard to look bad in a dress that was specially made for her. No?
And of course her daughter looks beautiful. But that comes as no surprise either.

Keep sharing the photos with us, please :-)

Have a very HAPPY day xo :-)

susan burpee said...

So glad it's not just me who was laughing, Jill! I read the Vogue.com post "Best Dressed at the Met Gala" yesterday while pedaling my exercise bike...and I darned near fell off I was laughing so hard. So many of the dresses were ridiculous. Lady Gaga really made me laugh. But there were more whose names escape me. And then today Vogue.com again...with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West as best dressed couple. More chortling.

Anonymous said...

Dress fabulous, necklace out of place. As for the rest of the crowd, laughable...

Jill said...

Hi Claudia, I wish I had time for a longer post, I would have a lot to say about the train wrecks I saw last night! I am busy working on that pearl post too, ha ha! Anna is smart to stick with Chanel, I would too if I were her! xx

Jill said...

Oh Susan, please tell me you are joking re Vogue naming Kim and Kanye as best dressed couple? She looked ridiculous and he looked worse in those shredded jeans (So tacky! AT THE MET!) and those creepy blue contacts (is he kidding me?). Gaga made me laugh, I can forgive her a lot actually, though I am surprised she decided to not wear pants to the Met. Maybe she is worried all her fans think she is this jazz baby since she's been touring with Tony. xx

Jill said...

Hi Anon, in total agreement. She did not need the necklace and the rest of the crowd was laughable. xx

rosie said...

Hi Jill,

Anna & Bee look wonderful.

The others were a nightmare. Kim in her silver gown looked like a large bag of jiffy pop JUST before it explodes. Kanye in ripped jeans & silver whatever. Does that man ever look happy.

Madonna needs a serious intervention before she morphs into a Whatever Happened to Baby Jane character. She is a mom of 4 kids and 2 are youngsters.

Beyoncé's peach Latex gown ---Latex?? When I think of latex I think of sweating Yuck!!

I guess that are all trying to be outrageous & outdo one another. But they look just awful.

Jill said...

Hi Rosie! Oh you are making me laugh, Kim as Jiffy Pop bag! You would've felt right at home on Twitter last night, I could not get over the hilarious comparisons people were making over what the dresses looked like. Madonna makes me shake my head, honestly, I don't get it, why does she do this to herself? It just seems sad! And Beyonce, oh my, that dress was slimy-looking and distasteful. I think you are right, they are trying to outdo one another but they only end up looking ridiculous. xx

kim at northerncalstyle. said...

Jill, I was so glad to see you thought this was a terrible red carpet. It was a joke this Met Gala. Never have I seen more people trying so hard to look so AWFUL!! Worst of all was Vogue declaring online that Kim K and Kanye were best dressed. Did you see them? I think someone is getting payola for such statements or Anna has finally lost it. Terrible night and I'm writing about British Vogue instead.. A great issue they produced with some swell women. American Vogue is becoming too full of itself with this Met Ball and all....I've lost all respect for it.

Linda said...

Loved Bea's McQueen dress, I think it was the best of all. All that embroidery is incredible. Such beautiful workmanship. That 'ball' is becoming a 'hot mess', as they like to say in the South...whatever happened to elegance and beauty? Great post, Jill.

Jill said...

Hi Kim, I completely agree with you! I am shocked that Kim and Kanye were named the best dressed couple. That tells me everything I need to know about American Vogue and the Met Gala. It has become the trashiest night in NYC, which is very sad to me. I hold the Met as one of the finest museums in the world, certainly my favorite, filled with so much beauty and artistry, the best that men and women can create, so to see it filled on the 'First Monday in May' with people who don't wear pants, think latex is a good look, or put on shredded jeans and then are applauded for their style makes me so depressed. xx

Jill said...

Hi Mom, ITA. It is a hot mess now. It didn't used to be. I would love to know what Diana Vreeland would make of this disaster now if she were alive. I am starting to think it's time for Anna, Grace, and the whole crew to go and I never thought I'd say that! xoxoxo

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