Tuesday 21 November 2017

Irish style stars Ruth Negga and Stella Maxwell dazzle on Met Gala red carpet

Stella Maxwell attends the
Stella Maxwell attends the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images For Entertainment Weekly)
Ruth Negga attends the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Ruth Negga leaves from The Mark Hotel for the 2017 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between' Met Gala on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Mark Hotel)
Ruth Negga leaves from The Mark Hotel for the 2017 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between' Met Gala on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Mark Hotel)
Stella Maxwell (L) and Mario Testino attend the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images For Entertainment Weekly)
Ashley Graham (L) and Stella Maxwell attend the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images For US Weekly)
Stella Maxwell attends the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Ruth Negga leaves from The Mark Hotel for the 2017 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between' Met Gala on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Mark Hotel)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

2016 may have an overall terrible year, but it launched Ruth Negga to stratospheric levels of stardom and a place at the top of every designer's wishlist.

The Irish actress (36) joined the industry elite on Monday night at the Met Gala, hosted by Anna Wintour's Costume Center. It's little surprise the Limerick native nabbed an invite as she featured on the cover of US Vogue in January and often appears on the style bible's best dressed lists.

Negga, who attended with long-term boyfriend Dominic Cooper, but opted against a public picture of them, stunned in a dramatic white gown with embellished floor length cape detail by Valentino and jewellery by Tiffany & Co. The Oscar-nominated actress posed with Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli, who hosted her for the evening.

Stella Maxwell, whose parents are from Belfast and regularly visits Northern Ireland, shunned the high fashion theme of the night in favour of a custom semi-sheer gown with fringe detail by H&M, alongside supermodel pal Ashley Graham.

Ruth Negga attends the
Ruth Negga attends the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

While their appearances may come as no surprise, all 610 tickets (which start at $30,000 for one) for the Met Gala are considered 'gold dust' and never guaranteed - no matter how famous you are.

Supermodel Coco Rocha wasn't invited back this year, reportedly due to a  disagreement with event co-chair Katy Perry and stylist turned designer Rachel Zoe was reportedly dis-invited in 2007 after claiming she was more influential in fashion than Wintour, according to the New York Post.

Ruth Negga leaves from The Mark Hotel for the 2017 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between' Met Gala on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Mark Hotel)
Ruth Negga leaves from The Mark Hotel for the 2017 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between' Met Gala on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Mark Hotel)

In previous years, Colin Farrell, Sarah Greene and Saoirse Ronan have all walked the Met Gala red carpet.

Stella Maxwell attends the
Stella Maxwell attends the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Ashley Graham (L) and Stella Maxwell attend the
Ashley Graham (L) and Stella Maxwell attend the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images For US Weekly)

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