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


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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