The Met Gala is the yearly fashion pinnacle of all things glamorous. Last year's theme–Punk: Chaos to Couture–presented some of the most memorable looks to date. I think I shed a tear of joy upon seeing Sarah Jessica Parker's gold-gilded faux hawk.
This year showcased ensembles nothing short of incredible. "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" brought out the opulent, old-style glamour attributed to the famed designer. James' influence was unmistakable on the red carpet; the wide array of attendees arrived in incredible garments to pay tribute to"America's First Courtier".
Hollywood's power couples ruled the red carpet in complimenting style. The always fashionable Johnny Depp looked dashing in Ralph Lauren, with beau Amber Heard completing the picture in a sumptuous Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown. The pair were styled superbly. Depp's pocket watch, glasses, and cane evoked old-glamour next to Heard's dark lip-stick, nail polish, and classic up-do.
It doesn't take much to make the Beckham's look good, yet the couple–in matching snow white–managed to exceed expectations. David donned Ralph Lauren and Victoria was radiant in a vintage-inspired dress from her own Pre-Fall 2014 collection, naturally.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were my personal favorite dynamic duo of the night. Both looked dashing, even reminiscent of Old Hollywood couples like Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Baccall. The Gossip Girl star dazzled in a clinquant Gucci dress with luscious curls. Reynolds looked equally dapper in a–you guessed it–Gucci velvet tuxedo and burgundy bow tie.
It is impossible to discuss Hollywood's power couples without mentioning the Carters. Beyoncé and Jay Z looked striking on the red carpet, both evoking 20s extravagance. Beyoncé's plunging, black-beaded Givenchy gown, with matching head piece, transformed her into a modern-day flapper girl.
Other notable mentions include: Karlie Kloss' magnificent Oscar De La Renta gown and Rachel McAdam's Jackie Kennedy-esque champagne pink Ralph Lauren dress.