It’s an Asian Take-Over at the 2014 Met Gala

It’s May, which means two things: 1) it’s Asian American Heritage Month, and 2) it’s that time of the year for that one event where celebrities, designers, and really rich people pay upwards of $25,000 per ticket just to get in. Ladies and funky gentlemen, the Met Gala happened yesterday. You know, the annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Hailed by many as Fashion’s Biggest Night, it is such an amazing PR opportunity for celebrities and designers that the amount of effort that goes into the fashion at this event make it a worthy competitor to the Oscars.

So, because it’s Asian American Heritage Month, and because this is Kollaboration, we have scoured the interwebs to give you this awesome round-up of everything Asian (and Asian-American) at last night’s festivities. Enjoy!

Emma Stone

Emma Stone effortlessly shines in a custom two-piece colour-block gown by Thai-American fashion designer Thakoon Panichgul


Model Joan Smalls in a custom deep nude strapless silk tulle gown by Vera Wang

Solange (Kevin Mazur)

Singer, artist, and sister to Beyonce, the hugely underrated Solange Knowles in an orange vintage-inspired custom dress by Phillip Lim

Kristen Wiig (dimitrios kamboouris)

Actress Kristen Wiig in a custom Balenciaga black bonded crepe dress, with creative director Alexander Wang

Dakota Johnson and Jason Wu

Star of the upcoming film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey Dakota Johnson in black and navy dress by Jason Wu 

diane kruger

Actress Diane Kruger in a simple lavender gown by Jason Wu for Hugo Boss

Hailee ( Dimitrios Kambouris)

Young actress Hailee Steinfeld in a modern and extravagant gown by Nepalese-American designer Prabal Gurung


Singer and artiste extraordinare Janelle Monae in a kick-ass cape by Japanese-American designer Tadashi Shoji

Chloe ( Jamie McCarthy)

Chloe Sevigny in Kenzo

Liu Wen

Chinese supermodel Liu Wen in Zac Posen

Maggie Q (vogue)

Actress Maggie Q. in Zac Posen

"Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals

Chinese model Ming Xi in Michael Kors

sun fei fei

Chinese model Sun Fei Fei in Tory Burch

olivia munn

Actress Olivia Munn in Diane von Furstenberg


Model Chrissy Teigen in Ralph Lauren

And there you have it! From Asian designers to Asian models to Asian actors…Met Gala? More like Asian American Heritage Month kick-off party AMIRITE? Although personally, I’m not down with the lack of Lucy Liu

Make sure to let us know what you think in the comments section!

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