The Costume Institute Benefit for The Metropolitan Museum of Art—or the “Met Gala,” as it’s commonly known—was, as always, an extravaganza of wild celebrity fashion in NYC on Monday, May 2.
Each year this annual who’s who of superstars dressing to impress (or dressing to shock, depending on the person) is based on a theme, this year’s was “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” The Costume Institute is a self-funded curatorial department within the Met.
Of course it wouldn’t be a gala without some Hamptonites. And while some of these outfits are admittedly…unique, they’re still a blast to look at. Check out some East Enders’ fab “costumes” below.
Bridgehampton pop royal Madonna looks like an edgy sci-fi princess (in a good way!) in this Givenchy number, with a hint of Kabbalah priestess thrown in.
Amagansett’s lovely Naomi Watts looks futuristic but sweet in this reflective Burberry dress.
Amagansett resident Sarah Jessica Parker looks modern with a twist—check out those sleeves—in this outfit by Monse and Fred Leighton cameo.
Sag Harbor homeowner, Bravo executive and Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen, posing here with pal SJP, wore a unique tux by fellow Hamptonite Ralph Lauren. While the look wasn’t a huge fashion leap, his tux jacket did have a certain futuristic flair.
Long Island native and Hamptons visitor Amy Schumer is decidedly elegant and simple in her Alexander Wang dress. What wasn’t so elegant: the Instagram video of her putting deodorant on her thighs/crotch area “because I don’t want to chafe.”
Did Hamptons fan Kanye West think he was going to a dress-down party? This getup from Balmain looks like the richest Bedazzler went berserk on his jacket—and we’ve never been a fan of T-shirts tucked into jeans, especially with no belt. But the blue contacts are an interesting touch.
Hamptons visitor and honorary Hamptonite Kim Kardashian looks classy with a little bit of leg in this shimmering gown by Belmain (which works much better for her than hubby Kanye). Kim also wore jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz—a designer also worn by fellow Hamptons-related hotties Beyoncé and Lady Gaga on the big night.
Speaking of Lady Gaga, the pop icon and queen of exciting fashion choices went with a futuristic rocker look—sans pants!—in this bolero and halter by Atelier Versace. The Hamptons visitor‘s sexy Wolford fishnets, 10-inch platform heels and teased out ‘do brought the look to another level—exactly where any self respecting Gaga look should be!
Hamptons regular Beyoncé wore a sparkly, nude color latex rubber gown from Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci. As always, her stylist, Ty Hunter, had her back, so to speak, by holding up her train.
The always-ethereal Olsen twins (Mary-Kate and Ashley) went for something totally different, and maybe a bit too simple for this event.
So, which Hamptonites had the best and the worst outfit at the 2016 Met Gala?