The Met Gala— What We Loved and Why

Once a year, all the sparkly A-listers of the world come out to play in their edgiest, classiest, and in some cases, craziest looks. And we love every moment of it.

The day-after-the-met-gala is a Holiday in the fashion industry. A chance for us to nerd out over hemlines and gawk at the season’s next statement piece. This year’s theme, China: Through the Looking Glass gave attendees the chance to embody the exhibit’s message in their dress: How the West has borrowed Eastern influences from China throughout history.

Emily Blunt's gorgeous Prada dress is a delicate nod to the cheongsam (a dress form created in China) and she completes the look with a fierce red lip.

Emily Blunt’s gorgeous Prada dress is a delicate nod to the cheongsam (a dress form created in China) and she completes the look with a fierce red lip.

Rihanna will take any opportunity to shock and amaze with her dress— and we love her for it. The fashion icon fittingly wore a cape by Chinese designer Guo Pei.

Rihanna will take any opportunity to shock and amaze with her dress— and we love her for it. The fashion icon fittingly wore a cape by Chinese designer Guo Pei.

Diane Kruger took a risk and went with a pant on the red carpet— and it paid off! This Chanel piece is both understated and unique at the same time; a difficult feat to accomplish in fashion.

Diane Kruger took a risk and went with a pant on the red carpet— and it paid off! This Chanel piece is both understated and unique at the same time; a difficult feat to accomplish in fashion.

Fan Bing Bing has done it again. The actress appropriately flaunted an emerald green cape by Chinese designer Christopher Bu. In doing so, Fan pays homage to her heritage in a fabulous and daring way.

Fan Bing Bing has done it again. The actress appropriately flaunted an emerald green cape by Chinese designer Christopher Bu. In doing so, Fan pays homage to her heritage in a fabulous and daring way.

We have to take a moment to acknowledge two things. First, this headdress. I mean, Sarah Jessica Parker has never been one to shy away from a costume, and her elaborate headwear proves it. Second, her dress is from H&M! This is the fashion company's first appearance on the Met Gala red carpet, and on SJP no less.

We have to take a moment to acknowledge two things. First, this headdress. I mean, Sarah Jessica Parker has never been one to shy away from a costume, and her elaborate headwear proves it. Second, her dress is from H&M! This is the fashion company’s first appearance on the Met Gala red carpet, and on SJP no less.

The It girl has done it again. Kylie Jenner rocks Calvin Klein in a whole new way— with a daring side -tie. This simple yet effective embellishment makes a statement we love.

Kendall Jenner rocks Calvin Klein in a whole new way— with a daring side -tie. This simple yet effective embellishment makes a statement we love.

Seriously, who doesn't love this woman? There is something to be said for the classic gold sparkly dress, and she's saying it just standing there. The Eastern-inspired cut is a subtle take on the theme of the evening.

Seriously, who doesn’t love this woman? There is something to be said for the classic gold sparkly dress, and she’s saying it just standing there. The Eastern inspired cut is a subtle take on the theme of the evening.

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