The most extraordinary fashion event of 2016 isn’t the Oscars, it’s the Met Ball! Here’s our interpretation of this year’s futuristic theme in watch form…
Hosted by Vogue US editor Anna Wintour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Met Ball is a glitzy combination of A-list celebs, uber expensive art and preposterously rich food…sounds great, right?
This year’s event was titled ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology’ so the rich and famous in attendance did their best to look as futuristic, sparkly and avant garde as possible.
You may think the outfits are a touch extreme, but considering the tickets cost a whopping $30,000 each you can’t really blame guests for pulling out all the stops!
Channel the night’s best looks and biggest trends for yourself with our watch wish list below. From striking silver to sparkling gold tones, there’s guaranteed to be something that catches your eye…
Shimmering silver and sapphire blue
The stand-out colours of this year’s Met Ball have to be metallic silver and deep royal blue, with Kim Kardashian showing off the look perfectly with her sequinned Balmain number. Jessica Chastain also looked fantastic with a newly chopped asymmetric hair cut, a voluminous Prada ball gown and Piaget diamonds.
Apply these shades to your watch wardrobe with this Skagen Anita, or add a dash of silvery grey with this Esprit stainless steel design with a textured dial finish.
Emma Watson’s Calvin Klein dress was actually made from recycled plastic bottles, proving that fashion can look amazing and save the world. Plus, she wasn’t the only one to opt for black and white, with singer Selena Gomez and James Bond actress Lea Seydoux also going for monochrome ensembles.
To get the look we recommend two eye-catching watches; this brand new Movado, which will be available for AW16, and this graphic Rosendahl with an unusual rotating dial.
Kendall Jenner certainly turned heads on the red carpet when she stepped out in this laser-cut bespoke Versace dress. We’re not sure what we’d look like with that much skin showing, which is why we’ll be sticking to this quirky Komono watch instead!
Rita Ora’s metallic Vera Wang gown took an incredible eight weeks to make and was covered in hand-painted feathers imported from Paris. Her focus on head-to-toe metallics was only matched by Naomi Watts, who looked incredible in Burberry, and Lupita Nyong’o in mermaid green Calvin Klein.
We fear that head-to-toe metallics may may us look more Eighties reject than high fashion, which is why these affordable watches are on our shopping list. Go for subtle shimmer with this Daisy Dixon, or push the boundaries a little more with this iridescent Komono.
Silver may have been the most popular colour choice, but warm rosy gold tones were also a big hit on the red carpet. Sienna Miller stepped out in one of our favourite gowns of the night – a gold sequin-encrusted Gucci strapless dress with pink crystals – but Amber Heard also impressed with her slinky Ralph Lauren dress with a 1940s vibe.
To capture some of this golden glow, we’ll be opting for this Swarovski Elis with a crystal mesh bracelet strap…we may save it for special occasions though!
Taylor Swift’s Louis Vuitton dress was certainly impressive, but it was her incredible wraparound black heels that got everyone talking. Add to this her new platinum blonde hair and a sweep of dark lipstick and she was definitely one of the best-dressed of the night.
There’s something automatically rock ‘n’ roll about wraparound leather, especially when watches are layered with studded bracelets and silver chains. Give it a try with this Thomas Sabo watch and a Sif Jakobs bracelet…plus a leather jacket if you’re feeling brave.