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Tori’s top 10 best dressed at the Met Gala

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Picture this: you get your invite to the Met Gala, and you just heard the theme is “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”— how on Earth are you going to get on the Best Dressed list?

Here’s the criteria I’ll be rating for the best looks I saw at the Met Gala:

  • Theme: How well did this celebrity apply the theme to their outfit?
  • Celebrity Image: How did this outfit make them look?
  • Designer Image: How did this outfit make the designer look? Did they live up to their standards?

When the dress code has to fall under “American fashion,” there is an endless, confusing amount of outfits that could be spotted at this year’s Met Gala — here are the best ones we’ve seen.

Hunter Schafer

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Hunter Schafer, known for her role as Jules on HBO series “Euphoria,” was styled by Prada for the Met Gala, and the intention for this look was a “sci-fi supermodel.” Prada’s interpretation of the theme was a focus on American icons, and their take included the iconic sci-fi creations that have come from America. While it might be a little hard to take note of that interpretation, it perfectly fits Schafer’s image, and the look is exactly what I would expect from her.

Theme: 4/10

Celebrity Image: 10/10

Designer Image: 9/10

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello

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This Studio 54 look was designed by Michael Kors, and this is much more than what I would expect from Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes, who are both known for their music and popular song “Senorita.” The couple doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to style choice, but they cleaned up nice for the Met Gala! Shawn Mendes exceeded my, albeit low, expectations for the men at the Met Gala with the open leather jacket and corduroy pants, and Camila Cabello’s all-purple look is serving a disco dream. Though the Michael Kors interpretation of the theme was incredibly creative, as an American icon route with Studio 54 was taken, I can’t help but expect more from the designer.

Theme: 10/10

Celebrity Image: 9/10

Designer Image: 6/10

Lili Reinhart

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It doesn’t matter how you feel about florals — Lili Reinhart, known for her role as Betty on the CW series “Riverdale,” and designer Christian Siriano stole the show with this gown. The dress on its own is perfect for Reinhart and makes her look like a Barbie doll, but Siriano’s interpretation of the theme is super impressive; she has all 50 state flowers on there!

Theme: 10/10

Celebrity Image: 10/10

Designer Image: 9/10

Will Welch

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BODE has never failed when it comes to menswear, and this look proves it. This patchwork, Ralph Lauren-inspired look was custom-made, another American icon-type look, and had the GQ Editor-in-Chief appearing as one of the best dressed men last week. The patchwork represents the quilting of American culture, and how the patchwork quilt represents unity and resourcefulness.

Theme: 7/10

Celebrity Image: 9/10

Designer Image: 10/10

Emily Blunt

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Actress Emily Blunt arrived in an eye-catching, Statue of Liberty-inspired look at the Met Gala. Fashion label Miu Miu has outdone itself, though this is not what I would normally expect from the brand. Still, the application to the theme is surpassingly impressive as Blunt resembles our very own Lady Liberty, and Blunt’s blinding gown is stunning beyond belief.

Theme: 10/10

Celebrity Image: 10/10

Designer Image: 10/10

Anok Yai

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Oscar De La Renta blessed us all with this gorgeous Roaring ‘20s  look on Anok Yai, an American fashion supermodel; the sparkles, the pixie cut, the feathers — the entirety of it brings Yai to a whole new level of young American model at the Met Gala and shows De La Renta’s interpretation to focus on the American History of fashion in the 1920s.

Theme: 9/10

Celebrity Image: 10/10

Designer Image: 10/10

Nikkie de Jager

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Here is another floral look that is more than worth paying attention to: Oudshoorn’s design on Nikkie de Jager, known as NikkieTutorials online for her makeup tutorials. While the gown itself and its color is incredibly flattering, what we all should be looking at is the ribbon at the bottom that features Marsha P. Johnson’s signature phrase, “Pay it no mind.” Oudshoorn’s interpretation focuses on American history, and the quote comes from when people would ask Johnson what her middle name was, to which she would reply “pay it no mind,” showing the lack of attention she paid to any hate toward her. This is definitely one of the most creative, powerful looks of the night.

Theme: 10/10

Celebrity Image: 10/10

Designer Image: 10/10

Iman

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Supermodel Iman’s look is a collaboration between Dolce & Gabbana and Harris Reed, and they gave it their all. While it may be hard to tell, this dress was inspired by the American ballroom scene, and its gold features and huge headpiece make it perfectly on-brand for Iman.

Theme: 7/10

Celebrity Image: 10/10

Designer Image: 10/10

Zoey Deutch

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Don’t ask me what this look has to do with the theme, but I know your jaw dropped when you saw this. Honestly, I didn’t even recognize actress Zoey Deutch in this outfit, and I don’t think we’ve ever seen her with hair this dark. Versace put her in a stunning, sparkly, lavender gown that truly had her looking like a brunette Barbie that night.

Theme: 1/10

Celebrity Image: 10/10

Designer Image: 9/10

Barbie Ferreira

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Jonathon Simkhai outsold his design on Barbie Ferreira, known for her role as Kat on HBO’s series “Euphoria,” last week — this Old Hollywood inspired look is giving us thin eyebrows, pearls, and flapper girl, and I never thought I’d like the combination so much. Ferreira can pull off anything, but Simkhai styled the perfect look for her with his interpretation of the theme focusing on the American Roaring ‘20s look.

Theme: 10/10

Celebrity Image: 10/10

Designer Image: 10/10

Honorable Mention: Kim Kardashian

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Okay, I know what you’re thinking, but what really sells me is the message she’s sending. Yes, she’s precisely giving nothing since she is practically in a bodysuit, but the whole message is that SHE is an American icon. Even without seeing her face or a signature outfit, you can tell that it’s her, and if that doesn’t say “In America,” I don’t know what does.

Theme: 10/10

Celebrity Image: 8/10

Designer Image: 2/10

This year’s theme was beyond difficult to interpret, but these 10 celebrities and their designers’ interpretations really outshined the rest of the red, white, and blue looks we saw, and we should all be grateful for the lack of American flag tuxes.

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