Futuristic Meets Fashionable: Bridal Inspiration from the 2016 Met Gala
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City’s black-tie event happens every year, hosted by Vogue, showcasing some of the best-known fashion icons at the Met Gala. This year, with the theme of “Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology,” stars were seen donning outfits that produced a futuristic fashion look. The result? Edgy, totally modern, and hip pieces that are a breakthrough, blending traditional clothing with fresh fashion trends. For brides, picking wedding styles that fully encompass your personality but fit in with the latest styles might seem nearly impossible. However, with inspiration from this year’s Met Gala, a fully fashionable wedding wardrobe is in your hands! Check out our star-inspired pairings with Bridal Week’s Spring 2017 Collections!
Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa
Wearing a dress made of white tulle, Karolina Kurkova, stunned audiences with her dress containing 150 LED-connected flowers embroidered within the folds. The flowers light up and change color, according to Kurkova’s tweets. Sound interesting? Designers say that the dress is designed with five expressive sentiments: joy, patience, excitement, encouragement, and curiosity. Brides, we hope that these sentiments echo your very wedding day as well! While your wedding dress might not go to extremes to have flashing lights, borrow the model’s soft, floral design for a wedding gown that is delicate and beautiful. The plunging neckline can be paired with a necklace of your choice and the skirt provides a full, but not overwhelmingly large lower bottom.
Mindy Kaling in Tory Burch
With a delicate sweetheart neckline and intricately detailed skirt, Mindy Kaling’s dress worn on the red carpet of the Met Gala truly exudes beauty in its subtly simplistic form. If you look closely, you can see that the detail on the entire dress is made of holographic material, shimmering in pearl opaque pinks and greens. This strapless dress is paired with clean, slick straight hair and a center part. According to Kaling’s designer, he wanted to pair the strapless number with this hairstyle so that the dress would remain the true focus. However, this gown is so versatile that many hairstyles would complement it well! Pair your outfit with a white clutch and dangling silver and white earrings just like Kaling did!
Doutzen Kroes in Balmain
Although this dress might be a bit too dramatic for a wedding dress, the style is uniquely individualistic on its own. Former Victoria Secret angel Doutzen Kroes wears a slim-fitting, form-hugging, cream-colored dress with a high mock-neck and daring cutouts around the chest area. Unlike most of the dresses featured at the Met Gala, this one does not have anything remotely sparkly or glittery. As a result, the classic look of this gown makes for a bold statement. How can you incorporate this into your wedding look? Wedding dresses with high necks are always an option for those who do not want any necklines. Minor cutouts are another in demand trend for this season and can instantly transform a dress. Play around with styles and don’t be afraid to go against the crowd when it comes to fashion!
Elle Fanning in Thakoon
Stunningly standing tall, Elle Fanning sported a champagne colored, backless gown with a deep plunging neckline. She accessorized the outfit with silver Tiffany chained jewelry. Both on and off the red carpet, the dress was a stunning example of fashion-forward style. The long train in the back and spaghetti straps can be easily replicated in your own wedding gown. Instead of a fully white gown, an off-colored white can also be used if you’re daring. Like Fanning, opt to keep the makeup to a minimum as to not take away from the design of the dress. She chose a simple, tight ponytail that pulled her hair away from the dress. A straightforward hairstyle can also be a good option of you don’t want to fuss with your hair the day of your wedding. It is simple, classic, and chic idea that will make your style unique.
Whether you find Karolina Kurkova’s floral dress fascinating or think that Elle Fanning’s style was dramatically different, steal the looks from some of the most well known women in the entertainment industry. The Met Gala 2016 is a hub for some of the most fashionable people in the world, something that can definitely be recreated for your very own wedding!
-By Bonnie Wong