Reduce, Reuse, Red Carpet
Each year, the Met Gala gives celebrities and designers a chance to use their creativity and put their imagination to the test, celebrating varied and fanciful themes that have the toast of society showing off their fashion, sometimes bizarre, sometimes other-worldly, on the steps of the New York City landmark.
The theme of the 2016 Met Gala was “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” which at face value hoped to explore the intersection of and distinction between the hand and the machine, invoking the revolution of mass production begun by the invention of the sewing machine at the start of the 19th century.
Stars and designers interpreted the theme in myriad ways, from how clothing materials were gathered or made, to a heavy abundance of futuristic metallic getups, to inherently technological dresses, such as the luminescent Zac Posen gown worn by Claire Danes.
Yet one celebrity that truly left her mark on the red carpet was Emma Watson of Harry Potter and human rights fame, who stunned in a unique Calvin Klein dress that told a much more powerful story than what met the eye.