The Met Ball: Manus x Machina

Since hearing the announcement of the tech theme, I have been so excited for this year's Met Ball. I hope to visit the exhibition this September but, in the meantime, I'll settle for pouring over images on Vogue.com to see what everyone wore! 

I'll start off with what I would have worn. Note: I'm choosing this look prior to the Met Ball, so who knows if I'll get the mood right. My immediate choice would be to wear something from Iris van Herpen who apparently has pieces included in the Manus x Machina show. To me, Iris van Herpen is the future of fashion. Focused on craftsmanship, Van Herpen began 3D printing garments in 2009. Her designs have been inspired by alchemy, industrial smoke, radiant energy, the crystallization process, tesla coils, physics and gravity, biopiracy, and the Large Hadron Collider. My top three picks for dresses would be the nude transparent textured overlay dress from Spring 2016, the crystallized dress from Fall 2016, and the silky gown from the Biopiracy show.

So, on to my favorite looks from last night:

Just based on her new platinum hair and proclivity for goth, I knew Taylor would kill it tonight as the co-chair of the Met Gala. The metallic panels on the back of the shoes alone made the entire look for me.

When it came to following the theme, Jourdan Dunn had the perfect droid couture look which, correct me if I'm wrong, I believe to be Balmain.

As always, Karolina Kurkova was one of the highlights of the evening. She wore a gown designed by Marchesa in partnership with IBM. The dress lit up in different colors depending on its social media engagement.

I actually almost collapsed when I saw Klossy because she just killed it that much. Also flawless was Elle Fanning who can do no wrong.

I love Alicia Vikander in anything and am fairly sure she is the only one who could pull off this look. The tan skin and the boots are perfection. Finally, Kate Bosworth reminded me of a robot Galadriel with a metallic floral crown.

As per usual, Lauren Santo Domingo was styled to perfection. Also, I don't think I've ever seen Poppy Delevigne look better.

What were your favorite looks from the 2016 Met Ball? What has been your favorite theme?