Because not everyone wears designer...
The Met Gala is one off (if not, the) most talked about event in the fashion calendar. Everyone who is anyone steps out in a sea of some of the most astounding gowns you’ll ever see. Of course, there’s a lot of designer and couture to be taken in, but a number of stars have worn high street on the red carpet, too.
Take Kendall. Back in 2014, she rocked an ivory satin dress by- wait for it- Toppers. Yes, really. Then, in 2015, Emily Ratajkowski and Bella Hadid followed suit in frocks by the same brand. Victoria’s Secret Angel and all-round mega babe Taylor Hill kept the Topshop trend up in 2016, with a mesh backless black number from the Unique range.
It’s not just Topshop, either; apparently stars have a bit of a penchant for H&M. Sarah Jessica Parker donned a dress from the brand back in 2015, shortly followed by Hailee Steinfeld and Amber Veletta in 2016.
And this year? It was all about the *ahem* H&M bass for Nicki Minaj, who went for a plunging black bodysuit complete with red and black train. Model Stella Maxwell, meanwhile, rocked a cream fringed floor-length number, while Ashley Graham stole the H&M show in a one-shouldered white and red design adorned with tulle flower trimming. As for Topshop, almost the entire Victoria’s Secret squad came decked in the brand, with Candice Swanepoel rocking a black strapless gown, Joan Smalls in a slinky red leg-slit number and Behati Prinsloo in a white strappy cut-out creation.
See? High street really is a no-brainer. Here’s the very best high street Met Gala looks: