The Best and The Worst: Met Gala 2015

It is that time of year again when the rich and famous empty their pockets of £25,000 in order to attend one of the most extravagant events of the year: The Met Gala. This year’s theme, ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’, saw some of the events’ attendees wavering between artistry and absurdity. Impact takes a look at the best and worst dressed from the elegant affair.




The Queen of Hip-Hop had everyone talking in this sheer and sequinned number. Jay-Z even took a step back on the red carpet to admire his wife’s exquisite physique in this Givenchy dress. The high ponytail with the beautiful dress had Mrs Carter looking like every bit of the superstar that she is.

Sienna Miller


Anyone who thinks that women cannot work suits on the red carpet needs to take a leaf out of Sienna Miller’s book. The red sequinned Thakoon two-piece, with black tie round tasselled belt, was perfectly in keeping with this years’ theme whilst also effortlessly elegant and chic. The black tasselled Jacob & Co earrings, red Rauwolf bag and black Christian Louboutin shoes finished the look off perfectly.

Kendall Jenner


The eldest Jenner sister looked absolutely divine in this green-sequinned Calvin Klein dress. The simplistic but sexy number highlighted the models fantastic figure. The dress, slick hair and subtle make-up combined made for a stunning overall look.

Bee Shaffer


Anna Wintour’s daughter hit the nail on the head with this Alexander McQueen dress. Fit-to-perfection, Bee proves that you can follow a theme whilst looking just as beautiful as the ornate birds gracing the back of her dress.

Poppy Delevinge 


Hitting the red carpet with her sister Cara, Poppy was sure to have turned a few heads in this Marchesa ensemble. The beautifully embellished flowers make a statement but don’t go overboard with the theme. Putting her hair in a soft bun and accessorizing with a golden clutch were the perfect finishing touches to this outfit.

Emily Ratajkowski 


The model famed for her appearance in Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ video looked beautiful in this custom Topshop midi dress. The royal blue and gold shoes are a great accessory combo to complement this look.




Anna Wintour, Editor of Vogue, appeared on Seth Myers Late Night show this week saying that she loved the dress that Rihanna wore to this years’ Met Gala. I am sorry Anna Wintour, despite you being fashion royalty, I am going to have to disagree with you on this one. The length, the colour and the fur trimming of this Guo Pei piece are all a bit much. Some social media websites have even gone as far as to compare this dress to an omelette or a pizza.

Solange Knowles


I hardly recognised Solange Knowles behind this lotus flower shaped dress by Giles. Whilst I usually love Solange’s eccentric style this dress crossed the line from eccentricity to absurdity by a long distance.

Kris Jenner 


Surprise, Surprise! It is another one of the Jenner/ Kardashian clan sporting a Balmain number, and not a good one at that. The shoulder pads of this red floor length gown make the recently single Kris look incredibly top heavy. The overall look is worsened by the apparent overuse of hairspray which results in Kris baring an uncanny resemblance to Elvis Presley.

Sarah Jessica Parker


Whilst I appreciate Sarah Jessicas’ Parkers dedication to this years’ Met Gala Theme, I find myself not knowing where to look: the custom H&M dress, Phillip Treacy headdress or extremely heavy make-up. Parker would have been better off picking one statement piece and keeping the rest of the outfit simple.

Anne Hathaway 


Anne Hathaway looked more like she had stepped out of a space ship than a limousine when she arrived at this years’ soiree. The gold hooded Ralph Lauren dress could have been mistaken for an item out of Princess Leia’s wardrobe. This dress choice comes as a huge disappointment as Anne Hathaway usually gets it so right on the red carpet.

Miley Cyrus 


Miley Cyrus turned up to this years’ in a black and heavily studded gown by Alexander Wang. The fit of this gown was particularly unflattering as the side cut outs and high neck throw her whole body out of proportion.

Jo Grimwood

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2 Comments on this post.
  • Ash
    12 May 2015 at 04:29
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    ALL wrong. Rihanna was gorgeous and innovative. I love the dress and the story even more so. She’s like the only person to wear a designer who actually is born and raised in China and the dress probably would’ve been on display had she not worn it. Kim and Beyonce did the same thing she did in the past with that sheer stuff… rih warmed people up cause they hated rih’s see through stuff but they think Kim and bey slayed like good bye. And people saying it was a mess… people next year are gonna be wearing long thick robes trying to do something “different.” Rihanna was gorgeous and really followed the theme and honored Chinese couture! IMO, the best of the night.

    • Alie
      13 May 2015 at 15:13
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      Seconding this. It feels like the writer of the article doesn’t really understand the MET gala. If it’s not over the top, it doesn’t deserve to be on a best list. MET gala isn’t a time to be timid and ignore the theme!!
      Both the theme and the sense of drama were best shown by Rihanna – not only did she not manage to take the theme to offensive culturally appropriative levels (ahem, SJP) but instead wear a chinese designer in a stunning way, she brought the drama the event needs in a way no one else did.

      The fact this list also doesn’t contain a single Chinese celebrity but instead features Miley Cyrus, Kris Jenner when the theme of the night was honouring China is also lacking.
      Fan Bing Bing and Rihanna were best of the night.

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