Manus X Machina Met Gala

GILES dresses Ellie Bamber and Kim Kassel for Met Gala

The theme for this year’s eagerly anticipated Costume Institute Gala (also known as The Met Gala) was Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, with attendees given free rein to sartorially interpret this in clever and witty ways.

Among the throng at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art was British rising star Ellie Bamber - most recently seen in the film Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – who stunned in a custom made oyster satin embellished GILES SS16 gown that perfectly complimented her alabaster complexion.

Also stalking the carpet at the fashion industry’s most important evening was Suite I52I’s Kim Kassel, wearing a fantastically intricate GILES gunmetal grey design. The circular detailing on the SS16 gown was laser cut, accordion pleated and hand sewn into fan shapes.