2019 Met Gala: Hits and Misses
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2019 Met Gala: Hits and misses

2019 Met Gala: Hits and Misses

Zendaya went full Cinderella in a light-up Tommy Hilfiger gown with stylist Law Roach (with smoking wand, right) playing the role of the transformative fairy godmother. Zendaya was already on our list of favorites -- even before she left a glass slipper on the pink carpet on the way into the gala.

 

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2019 Met Gala: Hits and Misses

Early-arrival Lady Gaga had already made an impression (and was headed toward the hits list) in her pink Brandon Maxwell gown (left) before the look morphed into a black gown accessorized with an umbrella. But she still wasn’t finished ...

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2019 Met Gala: Hits and Misses

Looks three (left) and four of Lady Gaga’s multiple arrival looks designed by Brandon Maxwell. In addition to earning a spot on our “hits” list, she gets an A for effort. 

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2019 Met Gala: Hits and Misses

Cardi B swanned her way onto our hits list in an oxblood-colored, feather-trimmed Thom Browne gown.

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2019 Met Gala: Hits and Misses

Janelle Monáe and Michael Urie made our list of the evening’s favorites thanks to custom looks by Christian Siriano.

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2019 Met Gala: Hits and Misses

Tracee Ellis Ross was framed (from left) and Katy Perry lit things up -- both in Moschino and both among our favorite looks of the 2019 Met Gala arrivals red carpet. 

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2019 Met Gala: Hits and Misses

Lizzo (left) in Marc Jacobs and Hailee Steinfeld in Viktor & Rolf made memorable entrances at the 2019 Met Gala.

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2019 Met Gala: Hits and Misses

Billy Porter winged his way onto our hits list thanks to this Cleopatra-inspired outfit designed by the Blonds.

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2019 Met Gala: Hits and Misses

Lupita Nyong’o’s Versace macramé column dress and rainbow-colored “wings” earned her a spot on our list of the night’s standout looks. 

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2019 Met Gala: Hits and Misses

Ryan Murphy channels Liberace (left) in custom Christian Siriano and Cara Delevingne channels rainbow-striped lollipops (in Dior) on the Met Gala arrivals red carpet, efforts that earned them spots on our best-of list.

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2019 Met Gala: Hits and Misses

Elle Fanning (in Miu Miu) earns an honorable mention on our hits list for a campy manicure that included minature tubes of toothpaste, boxes of French fries and cans of beer. 

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2019 Met Gala: Hits and Misses

Kanye West’s zip-up jacket felt more appropriate to a Jiffy Lube than the Met Gala, which makes him one of the evening’s most high-profile misses. His wife, Kim Kardashian West, wore Thierry Mugler. 

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2019 Met Gala: Hits and Misses

On anyone else, Celine Dion’s outfit (left) would have been camp. On her, it fell flat. Likewise, Gwyneth Paltrow’s bespoke Chloé dress was beautiful but campy it was not.

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2019 Met Gala: Hits and Misses

Frank Ocean’s understated Prada ensemble (left) seemed to have little to do with the evening’s theme, while Nick Jonas (at right with wife Priyanka Chopra) looked like an odd combination of a maitre d’ and a yoga instructor.  

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