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It was very difficult selecting only 16 dresses for this post. Cannes 2018 was a vibrant showcase of modernized sequins, extravagant textures and structures, and classic suits. Perhaps the most beautiful things about this year’s festival was the diversity of women on the red carpet. From Cindy Bruna’s sexy structured suit and Wang Likun’s ice princess gown to Ming Xi’s delicate sequined dress and Naomi Campbell’s stunning teal ensemble, it was great to see so many women of color on the red carpet.

My 12 favorite looks from the 2016 Met Gala exude not only sheer fashion genius but also so brilliantly portray this year’s theme: “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” From sleek cut-outs paralleling technological minimalism to shimmery metallics echoing the “Silicon” in Silicon Valley, these red carpet dresses are totally machine couture. PicMonkey Collage

brie, x, kate hud

ciara, karlie, michelle

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Photos from Elle.com and Vogue.com