Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Claire Danes wore quite an illuminating dress at the Met Gala this week...
The actress made a show-stopping entrance in a whimsical sky-blue ball gown created by her longtime friend Zac Posen. The one-of-a-kind, hand-sewn creation was crafted from organza and fiber optics, which allowed the dress to light up in the dark.
The high-tech garment featured a voluminous skirt, and due to the sheer size of the dress, Danes and Posen made alternate travel arrangements. “Zac literally had a bus for me to get here, so I stood,” Danes told Vanity Fair as she escalated up the red carpet in her high-tech garment, with husband Hugh Dancy on one arm and Posen on the other arm for support. “I’m moving carefully. . . cautiously. I’m going to throw the after-party under my dress! It’s very spacious.”
Danes, along with Beyoncé, Nicole Kidman, Amy Schumer, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Katie Holmes were just some of the 600 high-profile figures to step out at the 2016 Met Gala to celebrate this year’s Costume Institute exhibition, “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” co-chaired by Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, Apple’s chief design officer Jony Ive, and Anna Wintour. Befitting the theme, metallic, backless gowns, sequined embroidery, sheer fabrics, and, as was the case with Danes, enough L.E.D. work to warrant another Tron reboot dominated the red-carpet fashion.
It looks like a Cinderella dress.
I bet the after-party under her dress was quite memorable.