On Tuesday, May 7th, 2019, the world’s most famous celebrities and iconic figures converged on 5th Avenue in New York to attend the infamous Met Gala. Sure, there are plenty of other opportunities to splurge on six-figure gowns, only to be worn once per lifetime, but the Met is the only instance in which you won’t have your sanity questioned for doing so. “Camp: Notes in Fashion” was this year’s theme, and it became apparent that the attendees were almost as confused as the spectators. After all, camp is a hyper-nuanced term that has, like all words, adapted to the times. While some guests came up with their own arbitrary interpretations, others did their homework– and it shows. 

There’s an unspoken rule of balance that should be maintained when selecting a dress for a Neo-formal event like the Met. Style, poise, fit, and costume as it pertains to the theme are all elements indicative of best-dressed attendees, and our top ten exhibited balance without looking gimmicky. Here are our Top Ten Best Dressed for the 2019 Met Gala:

1. Billy Porter in a custom ensemble by The Blonds

2. Janelle Monae in Christian Siriano 

3. Celine Dion in Oscar de la Renta

4. Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell wearing Tiffany & Co. jewelry and Linda Farrow sunglasses with a Judith Leiber Couture bag

5. Cardi B in Thom Browne

6. Bella Hadid in Moschino by Jeremy Scott wearing Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and Jeremy Scott

7. Solange Knowles in Salvatore Ferragamo

8. Kacey Musgraves in Moschino by Jeremy Scott wearing Forevermark jewelry

9. Saoirse Ronan in Gucci

10. Hamish Bowles in Maison Margiela

Honorable Mentions


2. Tracee Ellis Ross in Moschino by Jeremy Scott and Jimmy Choo shoes wearing Tiffany & Co. jewelry 

3. Violet Chachki in Moschino by Jeremy Scott

4. Jordan Roth in Iris Van Herpen

5. Gigi Hadid in custom Michael Kors Collection wearing Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

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