Left: Katy Perry arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala on May 2, 2016, in New York. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP); Right: Lava cascades on the slopes of Mayon volcano in Manila on Dec. 24, 2009. (Ted Alijibe/AFP/Getty Images)
Met Gala 2016 is over—let the fashion scrutiny begin. This year’s theme of “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” was supposed to explore the relationship between the human hand and the machine in creating fashion. Well, let’s see how designers and guests interpreted the message.
Katy Perry arrived in black Prada with gold embellishments and a long train. She explained a Tamagotchi digital pet on her belt as her “tech contribution.”
We can’t shake off the impression of a volcano erupting at night.
Gigi Hadid was accompanied by Zayn Malik, who completed his suit with silver metal arms.
Knight in a shining armor? But this is a technology night, right. Then perhaps…
We’re not sure if Gomez is dressed for a Hampton’s party or for the next Tomb Raider audition. We don’t really have a comment about the dress, so let’s just, for a moment, look more closely at her shoes. She is in New York, after all.
The annual gala is a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.
Petr Svab is a reporter covering New York. Previously, he covered national topics including politics, economy, education, and law enforcement.