Well, it’s that time of the year again: when your social media pages are flooded with images of high-flying celebs wearing clothes that may or may not be worth more than your annual salary.
This year’s dress code at the most prestigious fashion event of the year was “gilded glamour” – an evocation of America during an economic boom in the late 19th century. To many it seemed an odd choice to have some of the wealthiest people in the world parading in luxury given the genuine financial struggles many face today.
Nonetheless, there were some daring looks on show and – whether you love it, or love to hate it – certainly some designs worth looking at. Here are some of this year’s strongest looks from the ceremony held in New York. So you can stop scrolling whatever platform you’re addicted to and see them all here – in one place.
Photography by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
Jared Leto and Alessandro Michele went as each other it seems.
One of the most unique Spanish artists around, Rosalía’s dress code was no different.
Natasha Poonawalla brought together the design signatures of two globally-acclaimed couturiers, Sabyasachi and Schiaparelli, in a look that truly makes her look at the centre of the world.
Emma Corin sported an old-fashioned top hat.
Amy Schumer, Gabriela Hearst, and Venus Xiye Bastida were the women in black.
Many thought Fredrik Robertson was Jared Leto at first.
It was pink and classy look from Anok Yai.
We see you, Edvin Thompson.
Teyana Taylor and Winnie Harlow seemed as happy to see each other as we were seeing them.
Riz Ahmed said his look was “an homage to the immigrant workers who kept the Gilded Age golden.”
Odell Beckham Jr: a cool, calm and collected caped crusader.
American theatre mogul Jordan Roth was a blanketed goth.
Ramla Ali with overflowing elegance.
Stormzy. No other words. It’s Stormzy.