The carpet may have been pink, but there was a strong green element to this year's Met Gala as some of the most celebrated Irish faces walked the towering staircase to meet Anna Wintour. 

Ruth Negga, Sinéad Burke, Saoirse Ronan Michaela O'Shaughnessy, and Samantha Barry all stunned at the star-spangled event, proving to the world once again that our small island packs a punch when it comes to fashion. 

Ruth Negga at the 2019 Met Gala
Ruth Negga at the 2019 Met Gala

Actress Ruth Negga rocked the pink carpet wearing Louis Vuitton with Irene Neuwirth jewellery. Evoking your grandmother's bedroom, Ruth's look featured a heavily structured top with a loud floral print, while her gold headpiece and stacks of rings kept the glamour ever-present. 

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Sinéad Burke has revolutionised fashion, taking the world by storm with her astute commentary on accessibility in the fashion industry. The activist also became the first little person to attend the Met Gala, so we were particularly proud to see her walk the pink carpet. 

As always, her outfit was jaw-dropping and just camp enough. Wearing a custom Gucci black velvet gown with bright blue bows and a daring deep v-neck, Burke looked every inch the trailblazer she is.

Activist Sinéad Burke became the first little person to attend the Met Gala. Photo: Getty

Praising the gala for its inclusivity in a piece for Vogue, Burke explained the work that goes into ensuring a little person can be independent on the night, including doing an "accessibility audit of the seating, bathrooms, elevators and corridors" and having her footstool "decorated to seamlessly blend with the Met Gala furniture". 

Having been made editor-in-chief of Glamour in January 2018, Corkwoman Samantha Barry also attended her first Met Gala last night, bringing extravagant 70s-style drama to the pink carpet. 

Wowing the crowds in a custom structured gold suit with exaggerated shoulders and flared trousers by Jason Rembert, Barry paired her look with a feathery curly long bob and warm bronze-toned makeup. 

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She wasn't the only Irish media alum present, either. Social editor for Glamour and the face behind the blog Life of a Lady Bear, Michaela O'Shaughnessy attended her first Met Gala alongside Samantha, stunning in a liquid silver Rejina Pyo dress. 

Pairing the vaguely 70s-style midi dress from London-based Rejina Pyo with sparkling earrings and a bright red lip, Michaela looked chic and contemporary. 

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