The Met Gala looks that were actually on theme

Well, another Met Gala commencement has concluded. There was a surplus of florals, a sea of black suits, and some looks that sent us into a dizzying tailspin - twice. (Zendaya and Law Roach won't settle for just one look - and why would they?) The hubbub has incited wars and tributes online. One common point that has repeatedly been flagged takes issue with the theme - and the lack of coherence to it.  Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion appeared to shutter to a halt for many of the attendees.

Did anybody read the brief?  We certainly did. From the dress code, co-chairs and red carpet hosts, not a stone was left unturned by the Russh cohort. However, a few rose to the occasion in order to deliver their fairy-tale best. Below, we've culled the mundane to qualify the Met Gala looks that were actually on-the-nose.


The sands of time evade us. It does not get more on-theme than that. We tip our hourglasses off to Tyla.

Paloma Elsesser in the patina'd copper that emulates the rusting that occurs on metals over time. Genius.


Zendaya's final look is a clashing of black and floral. The headpiece? Alexander McQueen Spring 2007.

Amelia Gray, resembling the domed glass container encasing the mortality rose from Beauty & the Beast. We're historians.

In every way, Elle Fanning is the eponymous Sleeping Beauty. This Balmain sculptural gown has cemented the title - give her the crown.

Lena Mahlouf delivered a non-snooze floral look. We're reminded of this Schiaparelli moment from Bella Hadid.


Eiza González dripping in Cartier and Del Core.

Oh, Lana. Celebrating the savoir faire of archival Alexander Mcqueen, there's no one else who we've been beholden to on the floral carpet. Don't forget to clock her Mcqueen hoof-shaped mules. The throughline is persistent.

Harris Reed, in Harris Reed. Consider us floored.

Cascading in flowers. We're tickled pink.


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