We know that the Great British high street gives us access to some of the hottest trends fresh off the runway at affordable prices, and even has a knack of creating and spinning its very own micro trends. The high street is also coming up roses with some pretty awesome bridal offerings from Topshop, ASOS, Primark and many more in the pipeline. We know that the high street is good.
When it comes to dressing big name celebrities for the Met Gala, we’re used to seeing Oscar de la Renta, Alessandro Michele’s Gucci reborn, Tom Ford and Chanel. There’s a new breed of celebrity however, who turns to the high street for their big moment. Fair enough it’s often bespoke and / or embellished, but it’s 100% from the high street brands we know and love and it’s becoming an increasingly popular choice, particularly amongst the Victoria’s Secret Angels.
In Philip Green’s harem – the Topshop girls. Most of the VS Angels opted for the high street for this year’s Kawakubo / Comme des Garcons themed Met Gala in New York. if you ignore the fact that they were so wide of the theme they might as well have been somewhere else, they all looked pretty damn awesome.
CANDICE SWANEPOEL in Topshop
Candice Swanepoel had a black swan moment and yes, that’s all Topshop, accentuating her tiny waist and billowing from the hips, this dress is an absolute showstopper.
BEE PRINSLOO in Topshop
The new mum cuts a fine figure in this white sheath dress from Topshop custom.
SISTENE STALLONE in Topshop
The Topshop muse had a hand in creating her own chainmail effect dress specially for the Met Gala.
JOAN SMALLS in Topshop
A vision in red, Joan Smalls looks freaking amazes in this custom Topshop gown, wearing that weird lip paint that they’ve all started wearing in TOWIE.
SOFIA RICHIE in Topshop
Yeah, there’s always one who gets it wrong and this time it’s Sofia’s turn. This tinfoil disaster looks like exactly what it is, fast fashion at a high profile event. It’s really making me crave a baked potato though….
ASHLEY GRAHAM in H&M
Looking like the dancing lady emoji, Ashley Graham stepped out in the least H&M looking H&M dress you’ve ever seen.
NICKI MINAJ in H&M
Her Minajesty wore an H&M dress with a subtle Kawakubo face detailing, at the waist.
JOURDAN DUNN in H&M
Supermodel Jourdan Dunn looks amazing in this monochrome & pinstripe ensemble by high street favourite H&M
SASHA LANE in H&M
Of all the dresses which came from high street retailers, this one is my favourite. It’s current, has some awesome detailing and it looks gorgeous.
STELLA MAXWELL in H&M
Now this one is a bit special Voyeurs, with vintage detailing, it’s hard to believe this VS Angel’s beaded dress was made by H&M. Definitely Oscar worthy.
So there you have it Voyeurs, these ladies have some of the world’s biggest and best designers on speed dial and they still opted for high street. Yes, alright, every piece you see here is bespoke so you can’t necessarily buy it off the rack so to speak but I’ve no doubt you’ll be seeing spin-offs of these gowns popping up in both Topshop and H&M very soon.