Is @badgalriri possibly the best dressed at the Met Ball 2015? Discuss.
Image: Getty Images/ Larry Busacca
Still can’t get enough of red carpet scenes, post-Star Awards 2015? You can always count on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual celebratory bash (better known as the Met Ball or Met Gala) for the best and shockingly bad red carpet sights.
This year’s theme “China: Through The Looking Glass”, inspired by the same-titled exhibition at the museum, spells so much room for cringe-worthy ‘oriental’-inspired looks. But these celebrities make it look almost too easy to still dress and impress.
We’ll spare your eyeballs from the jaw-breakingly tacky gowns (curious cats can just search under #metgala or #metball hashtags on Instagram to see what we mean) because you know things have gone south when even Queen Bey Beyonce slips up on the style stakes.
Here, we list the best red carpet looks we love from the Met Ball 2015:
1. Fan Bing Bing
Fan Bing Bing at the Met Ball 2015. Image: Getty Images/ Kevin Mazur
As one of our all-time favourite style stars, We’ve almost lost count of the number of times this Chinese star has stolen the limelight with her red carpet appearances. And true to her style cred, her gold caped look is regal while being every bit glamorous without being the least bit cliched.
Rihanna at the Met Ball 2015. Image: Getty Images/ Larry Busacca
This R&B queen sure knows how to make an entrance; she’d picked a look by Chinese couture designer Guo Pei and is so luxuriously covered in this grand cape.
3. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber at the Met Ball 2015. Image: Getty Images/ Larry Busacca
We have to give the Biebs props for he does pull off Balmain swag well, done almost in the style of Taiwan pop king Jay Chou; it’s so likely what we’ll expect the latter to wear, if he were at the Met Ball too.
4. Tang Wei
Tang Wei and Chen Kun, both wearing Burberry at the Met Ball 2015. Image: Burberry
The multi-award winning actress triumphs on the red carpet style stakes with soft curls and just the right beaded dress from Burberry.
5. Gong Li
Gong Li at the Met Ball 2015. Image: TPG VIP/ John Angelillo/UPI Photo via Newscom
Her Roberto Cavalli cheongsam shows the best of the red carpet style Gong Li is known for — a figure-hugging dress — while being not the least bit trite with the theme, thanks to the mix of lace and dark velvet.
6. Kate Mara
Kate Mara at the Met Ball 2015. Image: TPG VIP/ John Angelillo/UPI Photo via Newscom
It’s very easy to slip into that ‘Chinese waitress-like’ attire. Thankfully, DVF’s modern take on the cheongsam lets the petite Kate Mara look every bit the sexy siren.
7. Maggie Q
Maggie Q in Tory Burch at the Met Ball 2015. Image: Tory Burch
The star makes a modern and minimalist choice in this Tory Burch tunic suit; it subtly references the long loose robes and silhouette of Qing Dynasty dressing while being so sexy with that daring cutout.
8. Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi with designer Carolina Herrera at the Met Ball 2015. Image: Getty Images/ Larry Busacca
It may be one of the ‘safest’ dress on this list (comparatively speaking) but that doesn’t stop Zhang Ziyi from looking like bridal-worthy style inspiration in this Carolina Herrera number. Her red carpet hair does seem a bit stern though; we wished she had opted for a less severe ‘do.
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