What We'd Wear to the Met Gala 2016

If the Viva team were invited to rub shoulders with some of the industry's best, this is what we'd wear

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I'd choose an elaborate couture Chanel dress from the latest SS16 show, which was dedicated to nature - paying homage to the detail, hours and work that goes into making such creations entirely by hand. — Rosie Kelway, writer

Issey Miyake's pleats are a testament to techonology-driven fashion - that's why I'd wear something along the lines of this vintage piece from the Japanese designer, as worn by Mary-Kate Olsen in 2013. — Jessica Beresford, digital producer

I'd wear something similar to this Raf Simons’ look from FW10. He mixes technical sportswear elements with classic tailoring well, the resulting look of a bespoke suit and machine produced jacket a subtle nod to the theme. Finished with a buttonhole flower to make Anna Wintour smile. — Dan Ahwa, fashion editor

The best outfits are always those that acknowledge the theme in a creative way. I’d employ a stylist to track down something iconic from the 1960s, when retrofuturism was at its peak and designers were embracing new technologies – like Andre Courreges' PVC or a Paco Rabanne metallic link dress, worn by Francoise Hardy in 1968. — Zoe Walker, associate editor

This look from Hedi Slimane's final bow for Saint Laurent – think Trinity from The Matrix, but a French version. Shown as part of the FW16 season, the show was presented in the format that couture houses used until the 80s: complete silence, with each outfit number called as models descended. — Daneille Clausen, editorial assistant

I'm thinking Karl would customise something like this Chanel couture gown to make it bigger and more hand-embellished, and then Miuccia and I would come up with some kind of 'machine' element. Possibly a cape and head piece all in one with a slight Maleficent edge. I'm still waiting for her to return my calls so we can finalise the details. — Rebecca Wadey, wellbeing editor

Art Deco era opulence with a hard-edge would fit the bill nicely, harking back to a time when the interface of man and machine was celebrated rather than debated. Erte's fashion illustrations from the 1920s inspired Naeem Khan's AW13 collection, from which I love this fluid number. — Janetta Mackay, beauty editor

Junya Watanabe's FW00 'Techno Couture' collection was a revelation in that techno didn't have to mean hard edges and shiny finishes, it could be delicate and ethereal. Beautiful, sculptural, feminine and eye-catching. Perfect for the red carpet. — Amanda Linnell, managing editor


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