There were a few outstanding looks at the 2016 Met Gala: Manus x Machina event, but I really liked Kristen Stewart’s look; there was something provocative about it and I barely recognized her. Kristen Stewart’s interpretation of the Manus x Machina theme was really more focused on her hair and makeup. Participants were supposed to embrace the idea of fashion and technology; the future of fashion. I’m not sure she embraced the technical aspect of the challenge, but she doesn’t look like she took any fashion steps backward.
She’s what I would call an enigma anyway, but there is always something so confident about her. She’s one of those rare celebrities that isn’t desperate for attention. While scrolling through all the Gala photos on The Cut, I had to stop and really stare because it didn’t look like her, but I could see her in it, if that makes any sense. In other words, she pulled it off, and she did it in Chanel, but a lot of the attendees did. Chanel was a prominent fixture.
Stewart wore a dress from the Chanel Fall 2016 RTW collection but it goes beyond her dress (actually my favorite dress from that collection), it was the whole package. It was minimalist; barely there lips, one earring (she doesn’t seem to wear earrings on her lobes), the necklaces she wore were hidden beneath her dress, and her hair was haphazard. Her makeup featured silver graphic eye shadow and dark liner. Her style wasn’t overdone or cartoonish but it was still fashion forward. She could have easily pulled this look together herself without a stylist.
She seems to favor Chanel, she wore it to the Met Gala in 2013, she skipped the Met Gala in 2015 in favor of a Chanel show in Seoul, where she wore a look from the Chanel 2015/16 Cruise collection, and again for this year’s Met Gala. I understand her Chanel obsession and personally, the look from the Seoul show would have worked at the 2016 Met Gala, perhaps better than the one she chose to wear.
Feature Image by Dimitrios Kambouris