Every twelve months — typically the first Monday of May — the Met Gala assumes global spotlight, as it is the most alluring night of the year. Where the world’s of fashion and Hollywood collide, this event marks the commencement of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s fashion exhibit, in New York City. The pinnacle of all its kind, the Met Gala intrinsically serves as prom for society’s A+ listers.
The annual exhibit endows a theme, all in all, celebrating the history of fashion. Opening to the general public May 9, this year’s theme is PUNK: Chaos to Couture. The exhibit highlights the influence of punk culture on the fashion industry.
Last night, some of the world’s biggest stars convened on the red carpet; and in keeping with the theme, they donned breathtaking ensembles that arguably merited exhibits of their own.
SCO performed the daunting task of selecting a few of the evening’s best dressed.
Actresses Rooney Mara and Anne Hathaway immaculately captivated the red carpet. On opposite ends of the color spectrum, Mara — who also served as co-chair of the event — sauntered the carpet in a white Givenchy gown; while Hathaway mesmerized the paparazzi, in vintage Valentino. Hathaway also stole the show with her freshly dyed, blonde hairdo.
Minka Kelly was another favorite, as she dazzled in a laced Carolina Herrera gown. Most recently, Kelly has been the subject of countless rumor mills as a favorite to play the role of Anastasia, in the 50 Shades of Grey film.
Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev was the final selection. In Monique Lhuiller, Dobrev fused both gown and pantsuit in a spellbinding black ensemble. The actress also appeared in the 2012 film The Perks of Being A Wallflower.
The women were not the only ones on the red carpet, however. There were a few A-list men that commanded onlookers as well. While they could not exactly make the same “punk” statements as the women, the men still managed to assemble ritzy getups.
Actor Jason Sudekis wore a dapper three-piece tuxedo suit, as he strolled the red carpet with actress Olivia Wilde. And footballers Victor Cruz and Tom Brady rocked sharp, contrasting blue blazers.
Hip-hop superstar Kanye West stepped out in a simple, yet commanding black tuxedo. West was slated to be one of several performers on the night.