If your Instagram feed is looking extra shiny this evening, you have Anna Wintour and Vogue magazine to thank. The 2016 Met Gala is officially underway, as celebrities continue to flood what is likely the most fashion-forward star-studded red carpet of the year (sorry Oscars!).
Because this year’s theme is “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” guests have descended on New York City’s Metropolitan Museum decked out it in all kinds of metallic flourishes that would make even the Tin Man jealous.
Taylor Swift and Poppy Delevingne have been the early standouts, but the award for boldest choice so far has to go to Alexa Chung, who just gave a finger to the status quo by opting for a suit instead of the requisite gown or dress. The U.K. polymath debuted her look—which was designed by none other than Thakoon—on Instagram, posing in full glam mode and captioning the image with an eager “Here we go!”
Chung’s sequined, sparkly suit was an early favorite on social media, with many observers calling it their favorite look of the night so far. The key words there are “so” and “far” since Beyoncé has yet to make her hugely anticipated appearance.
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