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The Biggest Trends on the Met Gala 2016 Red Carpet

The Biggest Trends on the Met Gala 2016 Red Carpet

The Biggest Trends on the Met Gala 2016 Red Carpet

By and away the biggest trend on tonight’s Met Gala red carpet was a tendency toward the futuristic in all its forms. Some translated the theme in head-to-toe silver, others in body harnesses and armor, and some with slinky cutouts that would make Lara Croft blush. Still, there were some great theme-rejecters too—see the squad of pale pink-clad women and dandified men. Read on for the best and biggest trends of the evening, and see how they stack up against our best dressed slideshow here.

The go-to when fashion’s feeling futuristic? Silver, bien sûr. A bevy of beauties, from Anna Ewers, Taylor Swift, and Kim K to Cindy Crawford herself, stepped out in metallic styles that conjured up the chicest cyborgs we’ve ever seen.

 

Stars on this year’s red carpet worked their obliques, showing off the sides of their torsos in revealing, cutout dresses. Many were accented with additional sparkles—see Brie Larson and Naomi Campbell—although as Margot Robbie proved, sometimes streamlined is best.

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