McQueen & McQ at the Met Gala - Sarah Burton's petals on Florence & Victoria
Sarah Burton's MET Gala invitees wore gowns that were all about texture as they represented Alexander McQueen at the event. You've already seen Cate Blanchett's heavily embellished, feathered train, but the real talking point from camp McQueen was Florence Welch's unbelievable tiered number, altered only from its catwalk debut with the removal of the heavy ruffled collar.
The dress lost none of its impact with this one omission - it was still a risky choice that has split the fashion vote. Was Flo pushing the boundaries and doing exactly what's expected at the MET Gala (trying something completely over the top) or was the dramatic shape and textured petal-like detail too much? We've seen it compared to a jellyfish and a lampshade...
Meanwhile, younger line McQ was represented with a very different take on texture, worn by the beautiful Victoria Justice.
Though we'd have loved an updo to show off the embellished sleeves and shoulders of this cute prom dress, we do applaud Victoria for not diluting the catwalk look (unlike Ruth Wilson at the Olivier Awards). By keeping the sleeves and belt, she stops this looking too cutesy and gives it some fashion clout. We love it!