The dress code for this year’s Met Gala has been set as ‘White Tie and Decorations’, based on the style of coveted couturier Charles James. As the current subject of the Met museum’s annual Anna Wintour Costume Centre fashion exhibition, the British born, post-war designer’s penchant for luxurious ball gowns and high society glamour will heavily influence the ball’s red carpet looks.
A far cry from last year’s punk theme, the non-negotiable dress code will see Hollywood’s finest men in dark three-piece suits with pale bow ties and floor-length dresses in lavish fabrics with dramatic nipped in waists and blown-out skirts for the ladies.
In anticipation for Monday’s event – which is dubbed the ‘Fashion Oscars’ – we’ve concentrated on the serious business of what attendees are most likely to wear.
The floor length Chanel dress Lively sported back in 2011 perfectly displayed the beautiful actress’s stunning figure with its slinky fit. Keeping with her feminine style, Temperley
London‘s light metallic lace long sleeve gown exudes elegance, opulence and timeless glamour.
Named as a cochair (alongside Sarah Jessica Parker) for this year’s event, Bradley Cooper’s casual style of unbuttoned collars and no ties will be more refined for the occasion. He would look dashing in a double breasted suit from Italian brand Canali
; adding a classic white bow tie and contrasting waistcoat to finish his sartorial look.
Diane Kruger has mastered the red carpet with her sophisticated style and ageless appeal. Her fondness for minimalism, a pale palette and non-existent prints will sit beautifully within this year’s theme. DSquared
’s structured white gown is a contemporary twist on a classic look that epitomises the actress’s elegant style.
Championing a white dinner jacket at the Oscars earlier this year (where he was crowned Best Actor), Matthew McConaughey will have to opt for a traditional black tie style for Monday’s ball. This dark Dolce & Gabbana
three piece suit would be suitably suave, switching the tie for a contrasting pale bow tie.
Renowned for her lovable sense of humour and tomboy style, model of the moment Cara Delevingne has consistently wowed us in stunning power suits at high profile events. Lanvin
’s metallic update on masculine tailoring in a slouchier 1950s style would be a perfect choice for her Met Gala attire.