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When Technology Met Fashion at the 2016 Met Gala, Claire Danes in Zac Posen Made History!

The 2016 Met Gala was a rendezvous for Fashion in an age of Technology in an attempt to challenge the creativity of designers and the daring potentials of the stars. A lot of them failed the test, seduced by too much bling-bling. The Balmain dresses which invaded the red carpet were just too much for the eye: Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Cindy Crawford, Jourdan Dunn, Doutzen Kroes and Alessandra Ambrosia …

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Sarah Jessica Parker looked like she made it out of a Shakespearian play! Nicole Kidman could pass as a galaxy with her stars, moons and meteor showers. Rita Ora was too feathery in her Vera Wang. Lady Gaga was back to her old tricks. Nicki Minaj was chained in her Moschino custom made outfit. Not to mention some extravagant hairstyles: Lupita Nyong’o and Diane Von Furstenberg’s. Or the odd popping red flowers on Elizabeth Cordry’s Gucci dress or even Ellie Bamber’s bed sheet look alike Giles Deacon outfit, topped with Grimes odd frock! Taylor Swift, Alicia Vikander and Selena Gomez in Louis Vuitton were a huge disappointment. Demi Lovato was a failure in her Moschino. The Lemonade lady Beyoncé, despite the adequacy of the peachy color with her complexion, failed to choose well her dress, falling for a latex outfit by Givenchy. As for Saoirse Ronan’s dress, it looked very crowded with the unexplainable feathers. On top of it all, Katy Perry, Madonna and Kris Jenner could officially pass as the evil witches of the evening!

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Despite the faux-pas of so many stars, some others made daring fashion statements. Claire Danes in Zac Posen is one of the most extraordinary moments of fashion industry. The magical fairytale dress will never cease to amaze generations! If this is fashion at the age of technology, well count me in!

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As for the other best looks of the evening:

Nina Dobrev in Marchesa

Nina Dobrev Marchesa

Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa

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Zoe Saldana in D&G’s peacock train

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Kate Bosworth in D&G

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Bee Schaffer in McQueen (though she played it safe)

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Jessica Chastain in Prada (though I prefer less black lace on the bottom to highlight the precious satin fabric which matches her hair color and complexion)

Jessica Chastain Prada

Karlie Kloss in Brandon Maxwell

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Brie Larson in Proenza Schouler

Brie Larson  Proenza Schouler

The BAFTA Fashion Moments Roundup

 

As our impatient wait for the Oscars is reaching its end, we are still searching for some magnificent fashion moments on the red carpet. The BAFTA was not one of them… Nonetheless, we still got to pick (very) few best dressed ladies.

One of the best looks of the evening was Bond girl Olga Kurylenko’s who shined in a beautiful white lace gown by Ralph & Russo.

Olga Kurylenko

Hannah Bagshawe, Eddie Redmayne’s wife, carries her pregnancy with such classiness which was accentuated with her scarlet gown : simple, yet elegant, shaping her figure perfectly!

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We couldn’t but notice the extreme fondness of some stars for simple elegance like Kate Winslet in her Antonio Berardi black gown which celebrates her sexy curves and a touch of red with her Jimmy Choo clutch.

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Heida Reed defied all the weather conditions and donned a perfect black gown with a sexy plunging neckline and a flowing chiffon skirt. Her waist is highlighted thanks to a think leather band.

heida reed

We loved the upper part of Cate Blanchett’s gown featuring magnificent floral embroideries by Alexander McQueen. As for the skirt, well …. Can we skip to something else?

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As for Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, let’s say the BAFTA look was her best so far among so many Louis Vuitton red carpet looks. We’re still waiting for a WOW moment… Maybe at the Oscars? (please, please)

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You can check all our BAFTAs coverage on our hashtag #CineTrotterBaftas