Darlings, it was the 2011 MOCA Gala in Los Angeles. Hit it, celebrity art lovers!
There are certain jokes a red carpet blogger should consider retiring, but then we see a dress like this and say, “How can we NOT make a Barbie joke here?” If this wasn’t so shapeless, it’d be kind of cute.
The dress is standard and we’re hating the color choices: sherbet orange, black, and silly putty-colored. Also: hair’s a mess.
Dita Von Teese in Jean Paul Gaultier
Oooooh, sweetie. We think you finally found the dress that’s too complicated for even you to pull off.
Gwen Stefani in Carven
Awful look from top to bottom. The dress is too complicated for its own good (a theme for the night, apparently), throwing off her body shape. Then you have the focus-pulling and totally inappropriate blue shoes and the knot top balanced on her head, and the whole look becomes clumsy and just plain weird.
Jaime King in Oscar de la Renta
Sleek and chic. A black velvet gown isn’t the most original dress in the world, but she’s werqing the hell out of it.
Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte
We want to put her in a big floppy hat and hear her say “I’ll just die if I don’t get that recipe!”
Lisa Edelstein in Romona Keveza
Shiny, wrinkly, and standard.
Deathly allergic to colors, apparently (and probably a bit underdressed).
Minnie Driver in Douglas Hannant
The shape of the dress is pretty standard, but that print is gorgeous.
Nicole Richie in Julien Macdonald
Looks like a pink, ruffly fossil. Like the archaeological remains of My Little Pony or something.
Rosanna Arquette in Jean Paul Gaultier
That shaft of purple glowing light emanating from your lady region really makes this alien dress work, Rosanna! And by “work” we mean “look vulgar!” Also, your shoes are HORRIFYINGLY BAD.
Rose McGowan in Hervé L. Leroux
Great color; standard dress. She looks good, though.
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