From Met Gala to Prom

Spring fashion is officially here as the annual Met Gala took place on May 1st. The theme this year was a nod to Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo and her brand, Comme des Garçons. Kawakubo takes an androgynous approach to clothing, attempting to redefine the relationship between gender and fashion.

Sadly, the dresses that graced the carpet are outside of the average Jane or Joe’s price range when it comes to formal wear. But that’s no reason for us to not look like the latest Met Gala attendees this prom season. Here are the best look alike Met Gala gowns that would be perfect for prom!

GISELE BÜNDCHEN

Acting as one of the evening’s hosts, Bündchen stunned (as per usual) in this Stella McCartney gown. The sleek metallic fabric with the daring back was a real showstopper.

This La Femme gown boasts the same qualities. While this is a two-piece, the effect is the same as Bündchen’s. I would recommend wearing a similar casual hairstyle to counteract the head-to-toe shimmer. Tom Brady not included, unfortunately.

HAILEY BALDWIN

Baldwin, a model and one of the pop culture’s current it-girls made her Met Gala entrance in this two piece Carolina Herrera. Transferring this look to prom night is a breeze, as two-piece prom dresses are the latest trend.

This Terani piece gives off a similar look to Baldwin’s piece. The intricate beadwork on the top reflects Baldwin’s diamond choker and jeweled headpiece. I’d recommend wearing a topknot to fully embody Baldwin’s ballerina-esque look!

ANNA WINTOUR

If there’s any look that one would want to replicate, it should be fashion and journalism Queen, Anna Wintour. Seriously, she was just made a Dame by the actual Queen. Wintour wore custom Chanel to the party and reminded us all why we should listen to her when it comes to hemlines and headpieces.

While most of us have not gained the global respect that it takes for custom Chanel by senior year, it is still possible to dress like the editor in this Teranidress. While this dress is strapless and more silver than Wintour’s sleeved, gold gown, the bones are there. If you really want to look just like Anna, take a white fur shall to the seamstress with the dress and have it sewn on where the tulle begins.

RHIANNA

Rhianna received high praise for her avant-garde look from Comme des Garçons. This two-piece prom dress may not be as fashion forward as Rhianna’s look, but the floral print and volume of the piece draw similarities. To make the piece more risqué, I would suggest mimicking Rhianna’s top knot as well as going for some daring makeup.

 


 

All photos belong respectively to Vogue, PromGirl, and La Femme Fashion.

Jamie Hoholuk

Fashion Director

Jamie is a third year journalism and communications student from Vancouver, Canada. Her writings focus on nonfiction storytelling, film and media, as well as social media and decoding its societal effects.

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