The Met Gala is possibly one of the most important events on the fashion calendar and is becoming an increasingly large event in social media. To those who don't know, the Met Gala is an annual fundraising event held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Every year the event is themed and this allows for some incredible avant-garde fashion. The theme this year was China: Through the Looking Glass, based on one of their most recent exhibitions of the same name. The images in this post are from vogue.com however most of my personal choices disagree with their best dressed lists. I am not going to go through every single look one by one, but I will speak specifically about a few of my favourites and why I like their looks so much.

This selection of Chinese-inspired fashion is incredibly beautiful and I love the way that the Chinese inspiration ranges from subtle to extreme. The reason all of these looks make my top 16 is because they all fit the theme without appearing too copy-cat and still having their own flare of modern fashion. There were a few different "trends" going on between my favourite looks, my favourite being on the men. When asked my personal favourite look of the whole evening, I gritted my teeth as I said his name; "Justin Beiber". While I am personally not a fan of 'the Beibs', he did dress perfectly in head-to-toe Balmain (thanks to Oliver Rousteing) and I am in love with his look. The teenage singer and now all-round hated but well dressed douche bag wore a black shirt with a high collar and an a-symmetric line of gold buttons. He paired this with a velvet blazer embroidered in gold and the rest of his outfit was all black. Actor Adrian Brody wore a similar jacket, his being a wine-coloured satin jacket with the same Chinese-inspired embroidery, this time in black. With the women there were a few different styles that seemed popular among the night's best dressed. Karolina Kurkova and Lady Gaga took inspiration from the increasingly popular Chinese kimono with a wrap front style and wide sleeves. Some women, including Alexa Chung and Emily Blunt, wore Chinese fabrics in a modern cut, while others such as Georgia May Jagger and Lauren Santo Do Mingo chose to keep theirs in a more traditional style. Others were inspired by florals, particularly Chinese blossom (quick shout-out to the white midi dress worn by Emily Ratajkowski made by Topshop!). Finally, some of my favourite looks came from Geisha inspired Selena Gomez and Ziyi Shang, both of whom paired their all-white outfits with a classic red lip. 

There were, unfortunately, some outfits that I did not like, and these were for the reasons that they either did not fit with the theme, tried too hard to fit with the theme or frankly in my opinion were awful fashion choices. Legendary for their fashion, both SJP and Grace Coddington really did not hit the mark with their Chinese-inspired choices along with Julie Macklowe. Despite their outfits being completely unoffensive, Eddie Redmayne's new wife Hannah, Constance Jablon and Kristen Wiig all seemed under-dressed for what is meant to be a night of avant-garde fashion, meanwhile Rihanna, Madonna and Katie Perry all seem like they arrived for the wrong event. Beyonce, while she does look incredible and her outfit may well be inspired by the artistry of the fine embroidery China is known for, she loses marks for turning up over an hour late. To me, I really don't care who you are, but if you're late to a charity fundraiser then you're in my bad books. Least favourite looks of the night go to Shaileene Woodley for looking like my Grandmother's house and Solange Knowles for reminding me of a satellite dish. 

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The Met Gala is possibly one of the most important events on the fashion calendar and is becoming an increasingly large event in social media. To those who don't know, the Met Gala is an annual fundraising event held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Every year the event is themed and this allows for some incredible avant-garde fashion. The theme this year was China: Through the Looking Glass, based on one of their most recent exhibitions of the same name. The images in this post are from vogue.com however most of my personal choices disagree with their best dressed lists. I am not going to go through every single look one by one, but I will speak specifically about a few of my favourites and why I like their looks so much.

This selection of Chinese-inspired fashion is incredibly beautiful and I love the way that the Chinese inspiration ranges from subtle to extreme. The reason all of these looks make my top 16 is because they all fit the theme without appearing too copy-cat and still having their own flare of modern fashion. There were a few different "trends" going on between my favourite looks, my favourite being on the men. When asked my personal favourite look of the whole evening, I gritted my teeth as I said his name; "Justin Beiber". While I am personally not a fan of 'the Beibs', he did dress perfectly in head-to-toe Balmain (thanks to Oliver Rousteing) and I am in love with his look. The teenage singer and now all-round hated but well dressed douche bag wore a black shirt with a high collar and an a-symmetric line of gold buttons. He paired this with a velvet blazer embroidered in gold and the rest of his outfit was all black. Actor Adrian Brody wore a similar jacket, his being a wine-coloured satin jacket with the same Chinese-inspired embroidery, this time in black. With the women there were a few different styles that seemed popular among the night's best dressed. Karolina Kurkova and Lady Gaga took inspiration from the increasingly popular Chinese kimono with a wrap front style and wide sleeves. Some women, including Alexa Chung and Emily Blunt, wore Chinese fabrics in a modern cut, while others such as Georgia May Jagger and Lauren Santo Do Mingo chose to keep theirs in a more traditional style. Others were inspired by florals, particularly Chinese blossom (quick shout-out to the white midi dress worn by Emily Ratajkowski made by Topshop!). Finally, some of my favourite looks came from Geisha inspired Selena Gomez and Ziyi Shang, both of whom paired their all-white outfits with a classic red lip. 

There were, unfortunately, some outfits that I did not like, and these were for the reasons that they either did not fit with the theme, tried too hard to fit with the theme or frankly in my opinion were awful fashion choices. Legendary for their fashion, both SJP and Grace Coddington really did not hit the mark with their Chinese-inspired choices along with Julie Macklowe. Despite their outfits being completely unoffensive, Eddie Redmayne's new wife Hannah, Constance Jablon and Kristen Wiig all seemed under-dressed for what is meant to be a night of avant-garde fashion, meanwhile Rihanna, Madonna and Katie Perry all seem like they arrived for the wrong event. Beyonce, while she does look incredible and her outfit may well be inspired by the artistry of the fine embroidery China is known for, she loses marks for turning up over an hour late. To me, I really don't care who you are, but if you're late to a charity fundraiser then you're in my bad books. Least favourite looks of the night go to Shaileene Woodley for looking like my Grandmother's house and Solange Knowles for reminding me of a satellite dish. 

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