2017 Met Gala - It Don't Matter If You're Black Or White

Black and white was another popular trend at the Met Gala this year. Let's take a look!

Margaret Qualley in Atelier Prabal Gurung
For a Met Gala gown, Margaret Qualley's gown is quite understated, but there's no denying it's a pretty look. Simple, elegant, and classic. Well done, Margaret.

Allison Williams in Diane von Furstenberg
Allison Williams opted for this severe white dress with black corset, and it's all working for me. It has a great "Old Hollywood" feel to it, and she wears it well (although she is looking a tad thin). The hair is styled well, great jewelry, cool black nails, and that cat-eye and bright red lips are the perfect finishing touches. Great job, Allison!

Dree Hemingway in Diane von Furstenberg
Dree Hemingway wore this graphic black and white crochet-esque dress. I actually like the main part of the dress. The circles are fun and the woven look brings a lot of visual interest. She lost me at the weird sash draping across the front though. Plus, the natural hair and naked face makes the entire look seem too casual. Not a complete miss for me, but more of a "meh" look overall.

Kerry Washington in Michael Kors
Kerry Washington opted for this black and silver patchwork dress. While the patterns are all interesting and fun, I didn't like the overall effect of them stitched together as such. This is another gown that comes off looking cheap even though it most certainly is not. Great hair and make-up though. You'll get 'em next time, Kerry.

Alexa Chung in Diane von Furstenberg
Alexa Chung's black polka dotted gown suits her perfectly. It's a good shape for her and the polka dots keep it light and fun. It's not nearly "enough" for the event, but she still looks good. Okay job, Alexa.

Jennifer Connelly in Louis Vuitton
Jennifer Connelly wore this plaid short dress that feels much too casual for the event. Styled differently, this could work as day wear, which is not something you want for your Met Gala gown. It's cute, and she looks good, but I feel like I've seen this look from her 100 times and was hoping for more. This one was a miss for me.

Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa
Chrissy Teigan wore this white lace gown, and while I appreciated the drama and effort put into the look, the dress is overpowering on her slender frame. There is so much going on at the neck and wrists it's as if she's being swallowed up by all those flowers. I also wasn't a fan of the black underlay. Still, huge points for taking a risk, so overall, not bad, Chrissy.

Celine Dion in Versace
Celine Dion wore this black and silver number. I think the whole thing would have worked better without the silver t-shirt mini-dress underneath. Lose that part and connect all the black and it would have been quite striking. It may not be my favorite gown, but yet, she looks so happy her joy is rubbing off on me. So, I'm going to give her a solid, "You go, girl!" Sometimes all it takes is the right attitude to pull a look together.

Ruby Rose in Burberry
Ruby Rose opted for this ruffly tiered gown. I thought it was a nice juxtaposition against her tattoos and the black and white downplays what is really quite a frilly and feminine dress. Her hair looks great, but I would have liked to see a brighter/darker lip color to provide a bit of contrast. Overall though, nice job, Ruby. 


Janelle Monáe in Ralph and Russo
I, of course, couldn't do a post about black and white ensembles without featuring Janelle Monáe! It's her trademark colors, and like always, she knocked this look out of the park. To quote Despicable Me, "It's so fluffy! I'm Gonna Die!" Seriously, that skirt is awesome! The feathers around her neck are a tad heavy for her petite frame, but overall this was a great look. Fantastic job, Janelle!

All photos from here.

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