Gigi Hadid is only 23 and she is a Met Gala pro – this year, she was dressed in Versace. The dress is meant to catch the light, much like a stained-glass window. It moves from light to dark, glowing and ornate with gold details and, according to the Versace Instagram account, handcrafted crystal embroidery. Shimmering is a word that comes to mind. It’s a testament to Gigi’s skills as a model that she can wear this dress and not the other way around. Put this dress on a regular red carpet or on someone who can’t carry it, and it could easily end up on a worst dressed list. This won’t. 

And I like how her light plays off of Bella’s dark look – not sure if that was intentional, but it’s definitely Instagram-able. A solid showing for the theme, and I expect her choices to get more interesting as the years go on. (Side note: Where’s Zayn?!)

This was Ariana Grande’s first time at the Met Gala, and she went literal in a Vera Wang gown. The pattern is from Michelangelo’s The Last Judgement from the Sistine Chapel. It does not get more Catholic-inspired than this. It’s so on the noise that it doesn’t even need much commentary. 

If you asked me last week, I would have pegged her for a mermaid gown, so she proved me wrong. My only question is – is the bow veil necessary? Yes headpieces are very big in Catholic imagery, but she’s already wearing a part of the Sistine Chapel – the dress is a lot to carry. Or maybe I’m experiencing a little headpiece fatigue tonight and unfairly taking it out on Ariana.

Because there’s no denying she’s feeling herself. 


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