Met Gala 2012 Red Carpet Part 2

Posted on May 08, 2012

We’re on round 2 (and cup 3) and there’s no end in sight, bitches! Please keep your hands on the safety bar!

Abbie Cornish

We get the distinct impression this is a dress that photographs badly. It just kinda sits there.


Allison Williams in Ralph Lauren

Surprisingly standard NY socialite look. Which maybe isn’t surprising at all given her background but we would have thought the hit cable show would afford her some leeway and opportunities to go a little more glamorous than this.

It’s not particularly flattering, but that’s the funny thing about NY socialites; they like their standard uniform, whether it works for them or not.


Brooke Shields in J. Mendel

It’s an interesting dress and possibly even a beautiful one, but wearing a one-strap and then arranging your hair mermaid style over the opposite shoulder kinda defeats the whole point, y’know?


Cate Blanchett in Alexander McQueen

Bow down, fuckers.


Elizabeth Banks in Mary Katrantzou

She looks like a supervillain, which is kind of awesome.

We did, however, burst out laughing at the sight of her – and that’s not good.


Heidi Klum in Escada

Enh. How expected.


Janelle Monáe

This almost looks chic but those pants seriously stumpify her.


January Jones in Atelier Versace

That necklace is all wrong for the dress, but we salute you, JaJo. There was a time when we thought you’d never have the capability to pull off a dress like this but you are GUNNING EVERYONE DOWN WITH YOUR FIERCENESS.


Julianne Hough in Carolina Herrera

The hoedown hair is three thousand kinds of awful, but the dress is doing its job. Standard pretty.


Kristen Bell in Tommy Hilfiger

Pretty, but we think she needed an up ‘do and some bolder jewelry.


Kristen Wiig in Stella McCartney

Cute, if a little Betty Draper-ish. This is a step forward for her in a lot of ways so we don’t want to be too critical and scare her back into her safe space, but we think killer sandals would have bumped up the look some.


Lea Michele in Diane von Furstenberg

Of course.


Leslie Bibb in Zac Posen

Also a somewhat standard NY socialite look, but she’s working the shit out of it.


Lily Collins in Valentino

Way too “Baby Carrie fell down the well again.”


Mary-Kate Olsen in The Row


That is some freaky-ass sci-fi voodoo priestess shit right there.


Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan Atelier


A small squadron of refugee children was deployed to ensure that her skirt stayed like that all night.


Rashida Jones in Tory Burch

It’s very her in a lot of ways. That sounds like pretty faint praise (if it even counts as praise at all), but we actually like this dress and it’s in her wheelhouse. We wish it had more standard straps because the simpler and more standard a dress is shaped, the better she does with it. Pretty print, though.


Rihanna in Tom Ford

The dress is okay, but we didn’t love her hair or face.


Rosario Dawson in Calvin Klein

We’ll give her credit for coming closer than anyone else we’ve ever seen, but no one has ever really pulled off a leather gown.


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Burberry



Victoria Justice in McQ Alexander McQueen

It’s always a bad idea to show up at a gala looking like a centerpiece.

Also, purple suede ankle straps. Those are always a bad idea too.


[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • Sobaika Mirza

    Heidi should be getting “of course” comments of her very own. How standard.

    Nina Dobrev is spectacular. I would hate to be Victoria Justice and at the same event.

    • sweetestsith

       I’m still used to little Degrassi Nina and cannot get over how much she’s grown up! Freaking gorgeous and she looks so confident.

      • BazoDee

        I know and they expected us to believe she was the underdog and picked on and didn’t fit in…until she got that modeling contract!! LOL! 

    • Is Heidi wearing a necklace AS UNDERWEAR? I need confirmation guys, that looks uncomfortable.

    • Kristin McNamara

      the skirt of Nina’s dress looks like when Alex Mack would melt into a silvery puddle of ooze………

  • Beth G

    So… at the top of the stairs that they are heading up…. is????  Are any of them actually sitting down in a seat somewhere, or so they just disrobe at the top and go home… cause there is NO WAY some of these ladies are sitting down in those dresses.

    • I think they just wander around the Metropolitan Museum. Maybe there are passed hors d’oeuvres? 

    • They actually all had dinner! How they sat down is beyond my knowledge.. 

  •  There is something about Lily Collins that causes my eyes to roll every time I see her.

    • I think it’s because she refuses to do any thing with those eyebrows.  They bug me because they are too thick for her delicate features.  She looks like she’s wearing caterpillars.

      I say this as the mother of a 16-yr-old daughter who inherited her dad’s eyebrows.  She says it’s not fair because I don’t have to pluck/wax.  She’s actually asked me if she can have hers lasered (or however that’s done) off.

    • Me too. She (and her publicist) just reek of trying SO HARD.

    • TheOriginalLulu

      You know, I feel the same way about that Rooney Mara chick. Someone told me I would get it if I saw her in Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, so I saw it and I still don’t get her. Is she trying to pigeonhole herself into only getting that type of role? Because that’s what she’s going to accomplish by walking around with that expressionless and emotionless look all the time.

      • alyce1213

        I don’t get it either.

  • RzYoung

    I never thought I’d say this, but…I’m sort of starting to like the Olsen Twin’s sty-,uha, style…There, I said it. But seriously, it’s growing on me, it so consistently is what it is that I’m beginning to like it. So against the grain, it’s like a big eff you to everything ‘I’m rich and thin and if I want to look baggy and old, hell, I WILL’

    • baggy and old… I love it.

    • twocee

      They’ve become a bit like HBC.  No, not cray-cray, but a very distinct style that they embrace no matter what the occasion. You have to admire that I think.

    • She’s almost channeling Daphne Guiness in that photo.  Is it just me?

    • I kind of like her hair and makeup, but it’s too much taking it into the Targaryen territory, but in the wrong context. Head-to-toe black-satin-wrapped Danaerys in a museum. Um, nope. 

  • mmc

    “…That is some freaky-ass sci-fi voodoo priestess shit right there….”

    I can’t stop laughing!  Thank you!

  • Lea Michele, OH HONEY…

    • Tigrrl

      Right? I always want to send her a note and tell her that the harder she tries to be SEXY, the more insecure and not sexy she looks. She’s a beautiful girl, and could be stunning if she stopped trying soooooo hard.

    • sockandaphone

      i say that to myself too often

    •  It was definitely an ‘of course’ but she still looks great….. love how she’s accessorized the dress and the colour

  • LP

    Rashida Jones always looks great in casual/non-formal clothes.  She has great style for that. 

  • “Bow down, fuckers.” LMAO! 

    • makeityourself

      Cate for the win, no doubt about it.  I don’t care who’s in Round 3, it is over.

    • makeityourself

      Cate for the win, no doubt about it.  I don’t care who’s in Round 3, it is over.

  •  Rosie H-W is just…That dress is ugly, but I don’t even SEE that because her face is just…FACE.  I can’t, she’s so pretty.

  • Rosario Dawson looks to be channeling the Sharon Stone of yesteryear. 

    • Adriana_Paula

      Or like she mugged Angelina, who’s wearing a barrel somewhere.


    That is some freaky-ass sci-fi voodoo priestess shit right there.

    Made me cackle so loud my office staff came running!!

  • Nina Dobrev is my fashion crush. And my non-sexual girl crush.*

    *Maybe a little sexual. That face is ridic.

    • twocee

       Seconded, on both counts.  Girl is the definition of drop dead gorgeous.

  • Heidi looks almost boring. You’d think she could have pulled out the shinny instead of the lacy! 

  • Cate. “Bow down fuckers!” So proud to be an Aussie right now!
    And Nina. Two fav’s by far!

  • susu11

    Thank you for posting Part II, these Met Ball pics are helping me get through this crap workday so far
    -I actually did a bow for Cate Blanchett (palms flat on keyboard, head down) She’s Perfect.
    -Rose Huntington-Whiteley is pulling off the British retro glam like no other. Love the hair and accessories. Brava.
    -Damn, Nina Dobrev really knows how to work a train
    -Jesus Christ, how hard is it to put your hair up, Julianne Hough? You’re at the MET Ball.
    -Mary Kate scared the shit out of me.

  • Not doing everybody this time.  If I have nothing to say, I probably liked it. 

    Abbie Cornish:  BoringBrooke Shields:  Makes her look frumpy and thick, neither of which she is.Cate Blanchett:  At this point, I think she’d look fab wearing a bath towel.Elizabeth Banks:  My eyes hurt.  Heidi Klum:  No, honey, no.Janelle Monáe:  Too tight and shiny.Julianne Hough:  Pageant-yLeslie Bibb:  Again with a horrible lip color (and too match-y to her polish) but she look beautiful.
    Lily Collins:  YuckMary-Kate Olsen:  This was my “Of course” Victoria Justice:  I don’t care for this but can’t quite put my finger on why.  Combination of things I guess.

  • Eva_baby

    I’m sorry…I just can’t….with Cate Blanchett.  Her dress looks like it is some furry monster consuming her from the ground up.  I am afraid to bow down.  It might eat me too.

    • Yes, this.  Cate was a scrolldown fug for me.  It looks like this beautiful woman stepped into a pile of fur shed by big shaggy black mastiffs.

    • Carlodog

       Yeah, I’m with you.  Nice dress down to the knees, but then she gets eaten by Cousin It. 

  • Call me Bee

    Another bunch of beautiful and appropriate looks.  Most are stunning, especially Rosario.  I give her the WIN in the this bunch.  Gorgeous.  
    Mary Kate seems to have fallen into the same vat of bronzer that Ms Meester did.  Both Heidi and Michelle make me mad when they hit the red carpet.  To have so much beauty and just be so tacky about it.  A shame, really. 
    (PS–haven’t been around for a while, and I missed you boys.  Especially when I read comments like those for MK Olsen.  I love you guys!)

  • shirab

    It looks like Abbie’s dress is on backward.

    • introspective

       Rihanna’s dress too! lots of stylists phoned it in last nite apparently.

      Nina, Cate, Rosie, and January were killing bitches dead with the fabulousness.

      Everybody else was either run of the mill or cray in a bad way- trying to grab attention and got it for all the wrong reasons (see: Elizabeth Banks, Mary-Kate, and Victoria–the poor man’s Nina)

  • Laurie Bergman

    Elizabeth Banks seems to be channeling Effie in her gown.  Metallic orange hair would make the vision complete.

    • susu11

      lol I thought the exact same thing. All I could hear in my head when I saw her in that gown was “THAT IS MAHOGANY!”

    • She’s totally serving up some Effie realness.

  • filmcricket

    Despite the “of course”-ness of it, I think Lea Michele looks stunning in that gown. I’m going to assume Cate Blanchett knew pre-emptively that Maurice Sendak was going to die today, because that dress looks like a Wild Thing. I think Dobrev wins this round. Oh, and Angelina’s pulled off the leather gown before, because of course she has.

  • This post should be titled Worst-Dressed of the Night.

    • MilaXX

      Oh there was far worse than we’ve seen here. I’m hoping the really bad looks get their own post

  • In_Stitches

    I can’t sign off on Cate’s furry mermaid.  I just can’t.  She’s serving up great face and everything above mid calf is perfection, but the rest looks like a Clydesdale’s hoof.


  • Geoff Dankert

    Poor Brooke. Hope her meniscus heals … mermaid hair or no, she’s still a Great Beauty Of Our Time and a trouper. 

  • nannypoo

    Didn’t Elizabeth Banks wear that dress in The Hunger Games? She looks like she’s still in character. 

  • Lina_bee

    Oh, Cate in that McQueen! Gorgeous!  EBanks, stay away from the Katrantzou. You look like a walk-on character in a c.1980 DC comic…one who chains up Wonder Woman, seduces Nightwing, or or tries to have amnesia-babies with the Flash.  Nina D’s gown is the best Donna Karan I’ve seen in years. Fabulous. RHW looks amazing. And slightly Stepford. VJustice looks like she got the leftover McQueen no one else wanted. Carmen Miranda evocations = BAD.

  • MK03

    Mary-Kate is channeling Yara Sofia.

  • JimMcC

     I have to say, I love Elizabeth Banks’ look. Mary Katranzou’s clothes always look equal parts stunning and difficult to pull off, but I think she nailed it.

    Then again, I’m loving little Mary Kate Olsen, so…maybe I just like odd. Odd and Cate Blanchett. Because crikey, she looks incredible.

  • Kathy Lewinski

    Is it just me or do January Jones’ boobs look like snake eyes?! That or she’s got some kind of weapons in there.

    • Not just you.  I thought it looked like someone had turned one of The Transformers into a dress.  More than meets the eye…

    • Yeah, but I am just SO HAPPY that someone made a gown that does happy, friendly things to a gal’s boobs. They could have glued googly eyes to her nipples and I’d still be ok with it.

  • Judy_J

    Elizabeth Banks’ dress made me laugh out loud, too.  What a bizarre get-up.

  • dress_up_doll

    Rihanna looks royally pissed and so out of her element. It’s such a shame ’cause she’s such a gorgeous girl.

    • MilaXX

      She was much more animated when she was being interviewed.

  • kimmeister

    At least Allison Williams didn’t put on a choker.
    Heidi’s slate blue lace comes across looking like mangled denim.
    I think satin should just be banned as a fabric for pants, based on the inevitable crotch wrinkles.
    Rihanna’s hair looks like the ears of some kind of terrier.

  • AlinaValero

    every time i see lea michele i always think “of course” in my reading TLo voice (but only because I don’t know what your voices sound like).

  • SpcilK

    Abbie Cornish, Brooke Shields, Elizabeth Banks, Heidi Klum, Janelle Monae, Julianne Hough, Lea Michele, Lily Collins, Mary Kate, Rashida Jones, Riahanna, and Victoria Justice WTF!!! Queen Kate is teaching class take out your notebooks ladies.

  • I love that we both went “of course” to Lea Michele. 
    She’s so predictable now. It’s a wonder she hasn’t had a wardrobe malfunction yet.
    Also I think Solange from the last post needs her own WERQ post. and can we please talk about th monstrosity that beyonce was wearing?!?!?

    • MilaXX

       I wish there was an entire post of all the sheer lace dresses all at once. There were fair too many of them for my taste

  • Sorry, I disagree about the McQueen on Victoria Justice. As I scrolled down I was lamenting that 1. is there anyone who is NOT invited to this shin-dig anymore and 2. it used to be a night when people would wear their over-the-top gowns but now that every starlet in the city is attending, the dresses are rather standard. Ms. Justice (I can’t believe that’s her name) looks better than she has ever looked and I love that cra-cra gown. Crazy but pretty: that’s what I think of when I think of McQueen.

    I also loved January’s dress and necklace. Fabulosity!

  • carolynmo

    Cate, Leslie, and Nina are beyond glorious! They look fabulous!

    • Lilak

      Exactly.  Nothing else to see here.

  • gabbilevy

    Just so we’re clear, Beyonce is wearing the tacky see-through version of Cate Blanchett’s dress. 

  • minnye

    Heidi and Rhianna both look soooo tired. I hope they sat down together on a tufted settee in the ladies’ room for some girl-bonding and man-issues commiseration.

  • kat89

    Poor Heidi looks like she was phoning it in last night.

  • Louise Bryan

     “….but we think killer sandals would have bumped up the look some.”
    There’s a reason such sandals are called “killer” which is why I’m never sad to see someone wear something else.

  • Laurie Bergman

    I actually like Victoria Justice’s McQueen, though I know I’m in the minority.  It makes me think of a decorated cake.  I could see Dita Von Teese wearing it (albeit with a more strictly cinched waist) to a birthday party.

  • E

    I agree that Kristen Wiig’s look was a huge step in the right direction (it wasn’t a nude gown and she wasn’t wearing a horrible choker), but how amazing would that dress have been if it was a floor-length column rather than the Betty Draper-shape. She would have killed it.

  • egl48

    January Jones is exquisite, and I miss her so much on Mad Men.

  • MinkaL

    I thought Lea Michele looked fabulous. She has a great body, I love the hair, makeup and jewelry, and her smile is adorable. And lets be real, Dianna Agron wears essentially the same exact thing on the red carpet in different colors and prints as well. 

    I loved Cate’s dress best, however. Even if it is the fiercer version of the hair dress from that one PR contestant whose name presently escapes me.

  • Jennifer Coleman

    This crown is more livelier, thanks goodness.
    Elizabeth Banks is clearly still in character for Hunger Games. All she needs is the whack kabuki-style makeup.
    If I crinkle my eyes to lose that necklace, January Jones is fab! Mommyboobs give that dress something to hang on.
    Kristen Wiig is better as a blonde, I’m sad to say.
    Whoever that Leslie Libb chick is, I salute her taming of that dress with some serious attitude.
    I like Rosario Dawson’s leather gown – I just can’t imagine wearing such a thing.

    …you will be having a pt3 with Beyonce’s return to high tacky, right?

  • SusiePamudji

    Again most of them got it right/ok. Mary-Kate is scary and Victoria Justice’s dress is unfortunate. I can’t make up my mind about Elizabeth Banks. I actually like Lily Collins’ dress, it’s a nice break from the general va va voom vibe most ladies are going for. Cate Blanchett wins this batch.

  • Angelina is the only person who ever has (or will) pull off a leather gown.

    Also, Janelle Monáe’s crotch looks like it’s eating that suit from the outside in.

  • judith traherne

    Eliz Banks was having fun with that peplum. 

    Close-up photos of the Olsen bag lady reveal that the bronzer is just on her face; her neck is pale. So, creepy all around.

    Cate is killah.

    Waiting for Karolina K…

  • Well, at least Lea Michele’s lower sternum is showing some modesty.

  • G

    Brooke, it’s time to cut your hair.

  • Kayceed

    Mary Kate! I crossed myself and lit a candle.

  • Jecca2244

    i never thought anyone could make a DVF dress look slutty….

  • I do not know who this Victoria Justice is (off to wiki/imdb in a moment), but other than January Jones & Nina Dobreva on this post, Carey Mulligan and Mia Wa…., her look is at the top of my list. Kristen Bell looks pretty too… but like so many of the other starlets… so… boring pretty. I thought the Met was supposed to be fierce and fashion-crazy. This Justice chick is workin a crazy ass dress and making it look gorgeous. Also, side note… I love Elizabeth Banks…I think I feel for her what everyone on her feels for Tilda. 

  • poggi

    I thought Sharon Stone looked pretty good.  Oh wait, that was an Olsen that is less than half her age.  Not good.

  • Aurumgirl

    Angelina may have worn a leather gown before, but you can bet she wished she looks like Rosario does in this one instead.  I love that dress on her.  

    •  Agreed.  Angie had the boobs, but not the butt to pull that dress off.  Rosario looks incredible.

  • Nina Dobrev- wow! She sure has some good people working for her cause Vampire Diaries, you know?
    Lily Collins- so over her
    Leslie Libb- she sure is taking up space!
    Mrs. Draper- strangely the lip color bothers me more than the necklace, but awesome dress in a color you don’t see often
    Elizabeth Banks- I feel like I would love this without the peplum
    Alison Williams- God! She’s going to be everywhere now, isn’t she?

  • MilaXX

    Heidi was the 435892347789239879723 celeb to wear the lace half sheer dress last night.
    I didn’t realize that MK Olsen half assed her bronzer.
    Lily Collins is looking a little sister wife.
    Elizabeth Banks looks like she borrowed and Effie Trinket costume. I almost like it, but the caplet part is a step too far.
    Not like how Rhianna has styled her hair or worn her makeup since she dyed her hair black.
    I really wish Rashida Jones would lose those bangs but this is the best she’s looked in a long time.

    Are we going to get a men’s post? Because Victor Cruz was looking hellavu good last night.

  • AuntieAnonny

    Oh TLo.. we’re disagreeing so much today and it’s killing me. 🙁

  • Cate Blanchett! The Crown Princess to Queen Helen!

    And congrats to JaJo!  I think the is the first time I’ve seen her WERQ’g something!

  • lilibetp

    Leslie Bibb, not Libb.

  • Pennymac

    Hahaha *wipes tears from eyes* “freaky-ass sci-fi voodoo priestess shit”… I am slayed!

    That is some freaky-ass sci-fi voodoo priestess shit right there.”
    I had to get up and walk away from the monitor. I was laughing that hard.

  • alyce1213

    Mary-Kate Olsen looks like Brooke Astor in her old age.
    Rihanna, with little make-up and no skank, looks better than she EVER has (I even like her hair, for a change).

  • Mary Kate scares me.

    January is sporting some interesting post partum boobage,
    and the hair looks also prettier than usual. And as you said: killa dress. 

  • EEKstl

    Some major WTFs along with the pretty here.  The stunners in a good way are Rosie, Cate the Great and Rosario Dawson, who IMO is shutting it down in that leather dress (tho she should have gone with a different clutch).  JJ looks great, but Atelier Versace is in her wheelhouse: Flattering bodice and silhouette but cutting edge enough to NOT be Betty Draper Francis.  Of course I get a flashback to the mint green cut-out version she wore awhile back, but it’s still working for me.

    Mary-Kate Olsen is insane. And Elizabeth Banks looks like a younger, hipper Endora if they did a Bewitched remake set in the year 2112.

  • Gotta give it to Elizabeth Banks for going there, even if I think it was a complete fail.
    WTF, Mary Kate?

  • I think Rosario and Nina are SERVING it in those outfits…everybody else…eh. I would Love Rih Rih if she’d done something more with her hair, cause the dress suits her perfectly. 

  • re: Janelle Monáe
    It took me a second to figure out that this wasn’t a dress with a crazy slit in the front.

  • BazoDee

    Oh my WOW on Nina Dobrev!! Dang GF!!!
    Elizabeth Banks is a WTF!!! 

  • TheOtherChristina

    I think Elizabeth Banks forgot for a moment that she is not ACTUALLY Effie Trinket.

  • i’m not really crazy about any of these and i’m so sick of lea michele.
    and are we really not going to discuss the brooke shields cane situation?

  • MikeW_PHX

    my first thought when I look through these two posts, is “Who the HELL are 90% of these people, and why should I care about them?”  (or maybe I’m just old)  

  • sockandaphone

    i knew you were gonna put “of course” for lea michelle. I love you for doing that so often.
    Also in love with JJ’s look. What an amazing dress.

  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is the closest thing to perfection in that get-up, hair, makeup, clothing, accessories, posture; you name it. Wow.

  • mjude

    bowing down to Kate, do the rest of them even matter?  i think not

  • Wow, the theme of the night was definitely “Supervillainess”. If only more of them had gone with Supervillain Fierce instead of just Silly-ass Supervillain. Also, bringing cleaning supplies to a gala opera event seems like a strange call, Rashida Jones. Leave your ostrich feather duster at home.

  • Susan Crawford

    Cate Blanchette and Nina Dobrev: STUNNING! Perfection Twins.

    Lea Michelle: Plunging neckline, slit that almost bares the good china, shiny sequins, tight and boob-baring. Check.

    Janelle Monae – Give the gal credit for her daring, but this outfit would have been improved had the pants been more fitted and slim-line. She is too tiny to be able to rock a semi-palazzo. Love the hair, make-up and accessories.

    January Jones: Love her in this dress, although I’m not a fan of the bra-cup style normally. She looked smashing, and I even liked the jewelry with it.

    Mary Kate: Children of the Corn Go Goth.

    Kluminator: *yawn*

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Flawless. A definite “zowie”.

  • HobbitGirl

    Who is the woman FREAKING OUT behind Rashida Jones? Best photo moment of the day for me. 🙂

    • Angela Hardi

      I think it’s Brooklyn Decker..spotted her in Part 3. Looks like she’s trying to rush to get out of the picture!

    • girliecue

      Looks like Stephanie March, a.k.a. Mrs. Bobby Flay, a.k.a. Alex the Prosecutor on Law & Order years ago.

  • Kind of tired of you guys always saying, “Of course” about Lea Michele. I’m not sure what you want her to look like. Maybe it’s time to bring back – If We Were Her Gays?

  • brooke:  looking a little rundown.  we’re a long way from pretty baby here.
    elizabeth:  that dress is wearing you.  it should be hanging on the wall.
    heidi:  divorcee.  what’s that thing around your neck?
    january:  superhero The Blonde Bombshell.  shoots through the air like a silent torpedo and takes out whole cities with her
    julianne:  good thing you took your dress off before you rolled in the hay.
    lea:  “here’s everything i’ve got.  again.”
    leslie:  several decades out of style.  lose the orange lipstick.
    lily:  looks like they just dragged you up from the well.
    mary-kate:  dowager by day, voodoo priestess by night.  too bad you couldn’t afford to get your hair done.  or did you forget?
    rihanna:  didn’t recognize you, girl.  not feeling well?
    rosario:  showing rihanna how to wear a leather gown.
    victoria:  two words…jiggly caliente.

  • jcolli69

    Julianne Hough actually looks her age!!!!! Did she break up with Seacrest? Seriously, this is the youngest, freshest she’s looked in a while!

  • Mary-Kate, honey, your dress is on backwards.

  • ccm800

    January Jones’ breasts are smizing.  And I love Rhianna’s makeup, for ONCE.

  • Cate looks smashing.
    Rihanna looks so sad. Love the dress. Hate the hair.
    Elizabeth Bank’s dress looks like she swiped it from The Hunger Games wardrobe room.
    Rosie is spectular.
    Rosario is really wearing the leather dress well, and the blue earrings were a good choice.
    Must find out what happened to Brooke…

  • crash1212

    I’m loving these posts! I’m assuming that every restaurant/theater/bar was totally empty last night because EVERYBODY was at the Met Ball! Also, must give credit where’ it’s due…I actually LIKE a Stella McCartney dress…I do believe this is a first.

  • Candigirl1968

    Who is punishing these women with the crappy bronzer jobs?  On a different note, Rose and Nina look fab.

  • mom2ab

    Heidi is a magician- she took a million dollar face 1/2 a million dollars in clothes and jewlery and put it all together to come out looking like a $20 hoochie…

  • noelster_sf

    an awful lot of angelina jolie oscar stances for a single post, cant these woman come up with a better pose? when is someone going to attempt a ‘jumping on a trampoline’, ‘running away from the homeless’ or even a ‘my poise pad is riding up in this thing’?

    Nina Dobrev Donna Karan Atelier look photographs like liquid metal, and according to Brad Goreski, that’s the highest compliment a dress can achieve. 

    • girliecue

      ITA with darling Brad. Nina’s dress is required viewing for anyone who seriously wants to be a Movie Star.

  • megohd

    I think it’s time for Rashida Jones to go pixie. Her long bangs are doing nothing for her.

    Rihanna looks she’s on her way to the hairdresser, wearing a full-coverage bathmat. Ugh, are her 15 minutes up yet?

    Love JJ’s look, esp. her hair. 

  • PeaceBang

    Rosie Huntington-Eyeliner is giving lessons on How It’s Done. She and Cate Blanchett are the clear winners here, but I just had a conversion experience with Mary Kate Olsen: I now love her. Thanks, TLo. It was your comment that brought me to the light and now I get her. All women should dress like voodoo priestesses now. It would scare the Republicans.

  • Leslie Bibb-Love. She looks great.
    Lea Michele-Stop it. We know what your boobs look like.
    January Jones-Dress looks like it might shoot out laser beams at any moment.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    Ok Elizabeth Banks…wtf dude? You were doing SO well recently and then THIS? WHY?

    Also, Lea Michele, as a fellow less-than-well-endowed woman, I understand that you want to bump up the sexiness a little, having little by way of cleavage to show. But my God PLEASE STOP. If you’re losing the sympathy of the women with a similar body-type then it’s time for you to switch it up a little. You don’t need to wear the “look-at-me-I’m-fuckable” look everywhere you go.

  • Srw27

    “Hoedown hair” lolololol…she needs to put a pony tail holder or head band on that mop!

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    Cate Blanchett is stunning.  Nina Dobrov looks beautiful.  Elizabeth Banks – what.the.HELL?? 

  • At first, I thought it was extremely clever of Rihanna to make An Entrance.  Unfortunately, it looks like she was just running late and hadn’t finished her hair and makeup.

  • pippitypup

    Rihanna is a pretty girl. Too bad she sent a man to impersonate her at this event.

  • Gorengirl

    Lea Michelle in another ho dress….. Cate Blanchett is Queen of the World!

  • charlotte

    Was this whole thing superhero-themed? A lot of these people look like they jumped out of an action/sci-fi flick.

  • formerlyAnon

    Nina Dobrev FOR THE WIN!

    Surprising runner-up: January Jones.

    Extremely good also-rans: too numerous to mention.

    If I discovered that Mary-Kate Olsen and I were guests at the same table, she’d have to have considerable personal charm and charisma for me not to be rather creeped out. (And I usually like their clothes.)

    Btw: I said CHARISMA, not “strangely mesmeric fascination.”

  • Qitkat

    Kudos to Brooke for still showing up looking lovely with her cane. I feel her knee pain, literally. I had TKR late March. I’m glad I don’t have any galas to attend anytime soon.

  • Stubenville

    Why does Mary-Kate Olsen always look like she’s about to burst into tears and / or die of consumption on the spot? 

  • DCSheehan

    If Elizabeth Banks and Mary-Kate Olsen form an alliance of evil then we’re all doomed. To laugh. A lot.

  • Presumptuous Insect

    Anybody get the feeling that the Olsen twins are gonna end up in some giant decaying mansion when they are old, creeping around like frightened lorises, leaving cracker crumbs and lint in their wake?

  • Are those eyeballs on JaJo’s breasts?

  • TxMom2011

    LMAO @ Elizabeth Banks….
    Heidi – looking really trailer-parky
    JaJo – In what alternate universe is that necklace meant for that dress
    Mary Kate – Death Shroud

  • Caaro3

    Mary-Kate is definitely off her meds.

  • amian3

    Why are so many of these women unnaturally orange. Is that a thing now?

  • girliecue

    January Jones dress makes her look like there are evil eyes peering out of her boobs. I’d like to see her girls and Mary Kate Olsen have a stare off.

    • Muppet eyeballs. That’s all I can see now.

  • Ryan Seacrest must be on the other side of the country because Julianne Hough looks 20 years younger than she normally does.

  • guest2visits

    More perfect looks: Rihanna, Rosie, Leslie, Nina, and Cate.  Surprised and disappointed in Heidi’s choice; looked a little cheap
    and the neck thing didn’t work at all.     Awful: Mary Kate, Janelle, and Elizabeth.

  • Adriana_Paula

    Rosie H-W is serving up the Faye Dunaway circa The Thomas Crown Affair.

  • elzatelzabelz

    There was a lot of pretty and “Holy Sh&t, pretty last night,” but Nina Dobrev may take the cake. She’s apparently got a great stylist and a great manager. Girl is everywhere and looking fierce as Hell.

  • AWS

    I love the dresses of: Cate Blanchett, Kristen Bell, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Bibb, Nina Dobrev, Rashida Jones, and Rosario Dawson.

    Brook Shields as Morticia Addams.

    Elizabeth Banks looks like a hard Christmas candy.

    THANK YOU TLo.  “JaJo” made me snort laughter. 🙂  Her dress made her look like BeeWoman (Get it?  Batman.  BeeWoman. Good. You got it.)

    Lea Michelle: Joan Collins/Alexis Carrington wants her dress back…

    Mary Kate Olsen and Renee Zellwigger need to go bowling and will their balls down the bowling lanes…

    • That Shields dress looks better in motion, and on Cobie Smulders.

  • laurenoodle

    January Jones has wonderful scoops of breast

  • eight_of_nine

    Janelle, whyyyy the satin pantsuit?  She looks stunning from the bust up, but the lower half is sad.

  • How did Rosario manage to snatch that dress away from Angelina?

  • iambilljr

    When did Mary-Kate become Sally Kirkland?

  • iambilljr

    Elizabeth Banks made that dress out of leftover wrapping paper.

  • TomBord

    Hilfigier should stick w/ being a terribly passe’ PVH brand.

  • Liz

    Nina Dobrev FTW! She looks like she’s rising from a pool of molten gold and volcanic rock.

    • They should totally have her do that on her show!

  • cz_vee

    “No one has ever really pulled off a leather gown.”

    Angie did a pretty kickass job in Mr. and Mrs. Smith premiere with that black leather halter dress, but that was probably more cocktail dress than gown.

  • Nina Dobrev wins, hands down! Thanks everyone else for trying, you can go home now… 😉

  • – Love both Elizabeth Banks and Mary Katrantzou, but their pairing here doesn’t cut it.
    – Love Janelle! She’s great. If only the trousers were not shiny. And the shoes didn’t peek out like that.
    – Hate January Jones’s necklace. Hate it. Black stones would have been way better with that dress.
    – Love Kristen Bell’s dress and the color looks good on her. I do agree with T Lo on the hair and makeup though.
    – Dear Lea’s dress, shoes, clutch are gorgeous. But I don’t like her shiny face and her hair.
    – Leslie Bibb looks like a fashion queen.
    – Already commented on the Targaryen -sorry, Olsen- twin.
    – Love Rosario Dawson’s! And after that hideous green dress at the WHCD, this is SO much an improvement.
    – Rosie H-W is channelling Adele.

  • JaJo looks hot, necklace and all. E. Banks, all those patterns needed the simplest shape possible, like a sack dress, even. Cray-cray.

  • Someone please feed Allison Williams and get her some posture lessons. My granny had better posture than that at 80.

    • LambeeBaby

      She looks like a pubescent girl attempting to cover her pubes.