Met Ball 2016: Manus X Machina

The 2016 Met Gala’s theme is Manus x Machina, and appropriately, Marchesa tweeted out a collaboration with IBM- and their “Cognitive Dress” in the early morning hours. We’ve seen many memorable looks from past Met Ball themes of Punk and China through the Looking Glass.  I just have Linda Fargo and Sarah Jessica Parker, as well as the infamous Beyoncé emblazoned in my mind from the Punk themed ball.  Queen Bey also took the crown at the last met ball with her nude sheer embellished Givenchy gown.  Honorable mentions include FKA Twigs Want to relive the drama? Visit my post on the 2015 Met Ball here.

Best Dressed: Beyonce


Beyoncé had a close runner up in Jourdan Dunn, but in comparison, I feel  like this melded the Manus and Machina together, and Dunn’s was a whole lot of dress all the way up to the neck with a  weird crotch window.

The Worst Dressed: Madonna

The Queen of Pop looks like she overstepped the curb appeal in this very risqué, revealing sheer lae top, corset, booty shorts, thigh high boots, all with arm and leg hospital straps complete with the metal closures.  It is costume, like the panel sid, and is not going along with the theme, nor is it appropriate for the event…pop star or not.  Also, our beloved Material Girl has her diamond necklace in the wrong place.

Madonna Met Ball 2016 Red Carpet Met Gala
Madonna Met Ball 2016 Red Carpet Met Gala

The Good

Eh…it’s ok…

The Bad


  • Translation of the theme: Manus X Machina- hand made versus machined.
  • Chic or Meek? Risk versus traditional and or safe: I think we’re expecting either futuristic, metallic, OTT or superb haute couture.
  • Creativity

 (Photos: E!)

See Last Year’s Met Gala best and worst dressed: Met Ball 2015

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