Met Gala 2019: Best and Worst fashion Looks
Written by: Amrit Sekhon
The Met Gala is known for delivering some of its most daring and crazy fashion statements of the year! Over the past years, the gala has attracted many risque outfits. The event’s reputation and this years theme “Camp: Notes on Fashion” has resulted in one of the most outrageous, bold and daring looks!
There’s never really a science behind “best dressed”, but in the case of the Met Gala, there is a theme every year that helps focus our attention on who came to show up and shut down versus those who were better off watching from home. This years theme was especially fun. For those of us who do not know what “Camp” maybe, is "The essence of Camp is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration." So basically it means to be as EXTRA AF!
Everyone wondered just how hard the A-listers would lean into the mood or whether the target would prove too hard to hit. Tonight we are going to go over the top 10 best and the worst dressed of the night.
Best dressed - Janelle Monae: What a visually appealing outfit to look at. Her stylist went crazy with every little detail included. Her outfit from head to toe screamed CAMP. Janelle’s Mad Hatter’s menagerie on her to head, to her Picasso like skirt, and the eye on her boob -- it actually blinked!
Worst Dressed - Gwyneth Paltrow: One of the worst dressed at the Met Gala. Thank you for borrowing your grandmother nightie to come to an event where you had to be as extra as possible.
Best Dressed - Katy Perry: She has always taken the Met themes seriously (I mean you’ve got to when you're BFF’s with Rihanna). Perry went all out this year as a life-size chandelier designed by Jeremy Scott. She literally lit up the pink carpet.
Worst dressed- James Charles: He is the biggest youtube beauty guru in the world so one would presume he has the money or even influence of getting himself into something fancy. Hmm, his Coachella outfits were more outrageous than his Met look.
Best Dressed -Celine Dion: My heart would absolutely go on and on for this outfit. The queen of Las Vegas is paying homage to her city (Where she now lives). We also have to give her props this outfit weighed almost 21 pounds. This custom Oscar De la Renta hits the mark.
Worst Dressed - Karlie Kloss: How original was this gold mini dress? We get it, Karlie Kloss, you've got wonderful legs but this is the Met. You’ve got to go big or get crushed by internet reviewers like us.
Best Dressed- Jared Leto: We saw these types of head on the Gucci 2018 runway but Jared Leto seems to carry his own head very gracefully. In no way is his outfit Camp. The dress looks like something his mother has kept for the last 40 years. The head, however, threw this entire look was major campy
Worst Dressed- Frank Ocean: I honestly think the Met forgot to hire security this year hence why Frank Ocean decided to come in a security uniform. I think this is the reason we haven't heard anything new in the past couple of months, it's because of his side gig as a security guard. Good for you Frank.
Best Dressed- Ezra Miller: For his Met Gala Ezra really went all out. He showed every single man *cough cough, Kayne, Frank Ocean, cough cough* that this is how you play by the theme. I mean truly how can the men even top this?
Worst Dressed- Kris Jenner: With this ill-fitted blue jumpsuit, to the hair makeup and accessories everything went wrong for her at the Gala. Kris told E News that shews paying homage to David Bowie with the blue eyeshadow. Lets really look hard and see where the David Bowie reference is… Like her entire family, Kris seems to never follow the Met Theme.
Best Dressed - Billy Porter: One of the most fabulous Met Gala entrances ever! I mean we love Lady Gaga but she couldn’t even live up to this. This is Billy Porters first Met Gala and we can see that he nailed the look on his pink carpet debut. But the show didn’t stop there: After climbing down from his throne, the star flaunted his impressive wingspan for the crowd of photographers before heading inside.
Worst Dressed Solange: We love Solange and in our eyes, she can do nothing wrong… except for maybe this one outfit. It was plain and def boring. Her hair and makeup were also a little too simple for the Met Gala.
Best Dressed - Lady Gaga: Lady Gaga served up not one, but fourover-the-top outfits by Brandon Maxwell, each of which came complete with its own props. I'm sorry, but it doesn’t get campier than that.
Worst Dressed- Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen: They look so tired and really don’t want to be at the event. Every year they do their own thing and don’t even try to follow the theme. The outfits look boring and dreadful just like how they probably feel.
Best Dressed- Priyanka Chopra: The Bollywood star did just what we were looking for, wowing onlookers in a stunning feather dress by Dior Haute Couture. Nick is nice arm candy but Priyanka stole the show. She looked like a mix of the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland.
Worst Dressed- Trevor Noah: Wearing a t-shirt saying “this is all formality.” Just terrible and also dont come next time...
Best Dressed - Zendaya: Can we please take a moment to appreciate how amazing Zendaya outfit was. It literally lit up! She even lost a “glass” slipper on the pink carpet as she walked up the stairs. She deserves to be in our top 10!
Worst Dressed- Jennifer Lopez: We love you JLO however, this sexy look is overplayed now. We tend to see this look from JLO at almost every red carpet event and it does not follow the theme at all. We get it you are the sexiest women in the world, but let's see something new, something risque.
Best Dressed- Cardi B: She won this Met Gala. Her entire outfit screamed Camp. There was feather inside and outside the duvet like a garment. The outfit was so heavy she almost stumbled while walking up the stairs. This outfit had it all, there were broad shoulders, feather, crystals, and a long train. She checked off every single part of a Camp outfit.
Amrit Sekhon is a Fashion Blogger and stylist from Toronto. Follow her onInstagram for more.