I love how Madonna doesn't care what the haters think - Holly Carpenter
Published 06/05/2016 | 07:38
The annual Met Gala took place in New York on Monday night and is always a fashion event I really look forward to.
Often referred to as the most exclusive party of the year, attendance requires a personal invitation approved by Vogue's Anna Wintour, regardless of whether you can afford a ticket (priced at over €25,000 a pop).
With €11m raised for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute last year alone, I find it hard to get my head around just how much money goes into an event like this.
Fancy dress parties are my absolute favourite, though, and I love how this event has a different theme every year, with this week's entitled 'Fashion in an Age of Technology'.
A lot of the guests opted for structured metallic dresses. One of the most talked about looks was Madonna's black lace ensemble by Givenchy artistic director Riccardo Tisci. In true Madge style she veered as far away from 'playing it safe' as possible. Her breasts were on show - popping out of cut-out holes in her dress (it kind of reminded me of that scene in Mean Girls) - and her bum was on full display.
The 57-year-old may have landed herself on a few 'worst dressed' blog posts but I kind of love how she just dances to the beat of her own drum and never seems to care about people's opinions.
If anything, I think Madonna sees any press as good press and is happy to be talked about either way.
I thought Beyonce looked outstanding in her skin-tight latex pearl-encrusted gown. It has been reported that the singer's Givenchy dress was made with real pearls priced at €5,000 each.
A single sleeve from this dress could probably cover the cost of a beautiful house and a new car - it's madness.
Selena Gomez, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift were a few more names that kept popping up on the worst-dressed pages.
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Although I agree with the critics that Selena Gomez played it quite safe and Swift and Perry may have tried too hard, these are three of the most influential and powerful women in the music industry.
So I doubt they let any negative comments come between them and their sleep. I can't imagine the amount of pressure and scrutiny they're under at that level of fame.