Lima, Jenner, Delevingne, Campbell, Bundchen, Iman, Dunn & More Models Wow At Meta Gala While Critics brand Rita Ora & Upton Worst
Second only to New York’s annual Fashion Week, the Meta Gala brings out the biggest figures on the planet. The annual fashion gala turned into Modelmania with so many legends, today’s hottest, and stars on the rise blazing the red carpet. With everyone from Victoria’s Secret models Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge, and Adriana Lima dressed in Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, and Givenchy; to Kate Upton arriving in a curve-enhancing Dolce & Gabbana dress; and Kendall Jenner taking to the red carpet in a pink Topshop gown; Cara Delevingne opted for an unconventional but ultra-sexy look, wearing a Stella McCartney trouser suit. But no matter what the models wore, they exuded beauty, glamour, and confidence both on- and off- the red carpet.
Liu Wen: There is only one thing 100% guaranteed on Met Gala night: a Zac Posen gown will shut down the red carpet. Liu Wen worked this green strapless ballgown to perfection. Styled with David Yurman jewels and a black clutch, the next few words won’t come as a surprise: best-dressed nominee.
Georgia May Jagger: The British model wore a custom Mugler black and white lined slinky gown with a plunging neckline and satin trim styled with Sergio Rossi asymmetrical ‘Dali’ pumps. This gown is a first for the fashion house’s new creative director David Koma.
Kendall Jenner: Topshop continue to outdo themselves every year at this high-fashion event. The new kid on the block wore a stunning blush duchess-satin strapless hourglass Topshop gown with body-contour seaming and dramatic volume at the hem, which she claimed on Twitter that she could sit in.
Chanel Iman: I love how sexy this smoky-grey double-silk-satin backless gown with pleat detail is, which she glammed up with marcel waves and an oval-shaped clutch.
Jourdan Dunn: The model and face of the British retailer wore a vibrant yellow silk-gabardine gown with split front detail and voluminous shaping at the hem.
Toni Garrn: I couldn’t help but be swept away by Toni’s pale-blue Topshop gown featuring fold details, but I also couldn’t help but feel a strong Zac Posen vibe from this look.
Joan Smalls: Taking the bold lip to a whole new level, the supermodel took to the red carpet working a striking purple-hued pout while donning a custom Vera Wang nude strapless silk-tulle gown featuring a sheer skirt accented by a centre-front skirt slit. Dana Rebecca Designs earrings, EFFY bangles, an Anita Ko ear cuff and a Gaydamak hand piece completed her look.
Arizona Muse: The model wore a dramatic raspberry-red silk strapless ballgown with a soft roll collar and bow belt from the Ralph & Russo Spring 2014 Couture collection, making her quite the belle of the ball. Styled with De Beers jewels and a Smythson clutch, she was easily one of the best on the night.
Gisele Bundchen: The model we all look out for on Met Gala night didn’t disappoint in her Balenciaga custom black silk and velvet guipure-lace gown styled with a ‘Maillon’ minaudière and emerald drop earrings.
Lily Donaldson: The British model wore a Burberry white double silk wrapped gown with black velvet bow.
Naomi Campbell: Dressed in a baby-pink Givenchy Couture custom gown, this pleated gown covered in crystal and sequin embellishments, which was worn with a matching ostrich feather stole, sees the British beauty looking the most serene I have seen her. Usually going for a strong, edgy look, it’s refreshing to see her softer side.
Dree Hemingway: The model wore a Proenza Schouler Spring 2014 tan long-sleeved dress featuring a deep plunge and painted white stripes. White Rupert Sanderson ‘Elba’ pumps, Harry Winston jewels and a gold clutch completed her look. I’m loving the glamorous curls and red lip combo.
Chrissy Teigen: The always impeccable Chrissy stunned wearing a Ralph Lauren one-of-a-kind Swarovski-embellished halter gown with grey organza ruffles. Styled with a complementary Jimmy Choo clutch and Lorraine Schwartz jewels, she was one of my favourites on the night.
Cara Delevingne: One of the few to forgo a gown for a trousered look, the model was part of the Stella McCartney gang. Donning a black and white two-piece look with sexy cut-outs amping up the sex appeal, she styled the look with McCartney pumps, a blue plexi clutch and Cartier jewels.
Fei Fei Sun: The model was radiant in her Tory Burch emerald-green satin gown featuring a trompe l’oeil sweetheart bustier seam, which she styled with a Tory Burch ‘Elaine’ clutch, David Webb jewels, and white opera gloves working in perfect harmony with her marcel waves, bold red lip and cat eyes.
Lily Aldridge: Wearing such a stunning Michael Kors silver lame draped strapless gown, she kept the look simple with a silver link chain choker.
Adriana Lima: Attending with the House of Givenchy, theVictoria’s Secret model wore a brown embroidered gown with a leather bodice and Day’s jewels. Brown is not a colour favoured on the red carpet, but I have to say I am stunned by this look. It’s edgy and sexy and minimally styled to focus on the dress.
Karlie Kloss: Working a very chic uptown look, the model wore an Oscar de la Renta Fall 2014 gold lamé cloqué gown with lacquered feather embroidery, styled with a string of pearls and leather opera gloves. The one event where this look works on the red carpet. I’m sure Dita von Teese would disagree.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wears a Balmain paris and Olivier Rousteing.
While everyone was in awe over the large quantity of beauty, there were a duo that the critics really didn’t love at all.
Rita is wearing a Donna Karan Atelier antiqued matte gold sequined silk tulle gown with an asymmetrical sculpted train with custom Casadei over the knee boots embroidered with Donna Karan Atelier antique gold sequins. She finished her look off with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
Suki Waterhouse steps out off a fairy tale with the pink ensemble from Burberry.
Kate Upton slipped into this dark, Frida Khalo-esque Dolce & Gabbanna gown and headdress for the 2014 Met Gala. She looks beautiful, of course, but the corset, the ruffles, the flowers … it’s just a bit too much.
- Cara Delevingne
- Chrissy Teigen
- GISELE BUNDCHEN
- KATE UPTON
- Kendall Jenner
- Met Gala
- NAOMI CAMPBELL
- RITA ORA
- Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
- Suki Waterhouse