The Met Gala on Monday night was a full-on family affair, thanks to the fashion industry's current fixation on both celebrity offspring and sibling models. Thankfully, we at Fashionista find it truly heartwarming to see brothers and sisters show up together at events like these, supporting one another and, every so often, coordinating looks to show their familial pride. Because we closely follow the fashion world's most famous bloodlines, we decided to rank the most stylish siblings on the red carpet in descending order of coolness, taking outfit coordination and creativity into consideration. Read on for our list, which should serve as decent proof the innate "It" factor that's so often talked about does, in fact, run in families.
Jaden and Willow Smith
Willow and Jaden Smith, wearing Chanel and Louis Vuitton respectively, flawlessly coordinated their outfits while managing to incorporate unique elements in line with their personal styles. While Willow went with futuristic silver eyeliner, a septum ring and a Chanel brooch in her hair, Jaden had handfuls of blingy rings and, in what could be the night's most obnoxious flex, he still had on his wristband from Coachella — the festival he attended three weeks ago. Also, there's this:
Beyoncé and Solange Knowles
In perhaps the most anticipated arrival of the evening, Beyoncé made quite the entrance in a latex Givenchy gown... without her hubby Jay Z. But that's no matter, as her sister Solange, wearing a lemon-yellow (get it?!) David LaPort ensemble, was by her side the entire night. Not only did Bey look fabulous, Snapchat and Instagram videos indicated that "Lemonade" was on heavy rotation at all of the after parties.
Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim
Like three soulful woodnymphs, the Haim sisters stunned in matching gowns by fellow siblings Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte. Stevie Nicks would be proud.
Gigi and Bella Hadid
OK, Gigi and Bella Hadid didn't spend much time together at the Met Gala if the photos are any indication, but that's simply because they each had a super-hot dude doting on them. Gigi, wearing a gown she designed with Tommy Hilfiger, made her first-ever red carpet appearance with Zayn, who wholeheartedly embraced the event's theme with Versace robot sleeves. And then there was Bella, who flawlessly executed her Givenchy look with the Weeknd hanging on her every move. I mean...
Kendall and Kylie Jenner
Kendall Jenner's slinky Versace gown was slightly predictable, but she looked stunning in it. At least she wasn't in Balmain like her sisters Kim and Kylie, the latter of whom attended the Met Gala for the very first time this year. Kylie's fringed, bedazzled creation by Olivier Rousteing is pretty interchangeable from the numerous other Balmain looks the Kardashian-Jenner siblings have worn recently, and we'd really like to see something else from them.
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen
The sisters behind The Row are always a breath of fresh air on the red carpet because, frankly, they do not give a fuck about trends, themes or general fanfare. That being said, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen look like they rolled in straight from the office and kind of seemed like they'd rather be anywhere else. But they did leave us with this, for which we are grateful:
Lucky Blue and Pyper America Smith
The modeling power duo attended the Met Gala with H&M, and while Lucky Blue looked dapper as per usual, his sister Pyper America was drowning in silver paillettes and streamers — a very literal interpretation of the "machine" theme. Her pink hair does look fantastic, though.
Elle and Dakota Fanning
The Fanning sisters very quietly made their entrance — Elle wearing an ivory silk gown by Thakoon and Dakota in a slightly goth Nina Ricci look. Neither sibling was particularly on-theme, nor were they very creative with their beauty looks or accessories, so we're left feeling slightly disappointed with the pair's showing. Dakota did however get the choker memo — we just hope she didn't get some side-eye from Alexa Chung about it.