Met Gala IN or OUT: Cameron Diaz in Stella McCartney

Posted on May 07, 2013

Never judge an outfit by its thumbnails, darlings. That’s going to go in our book of aphorisms, Opinionated Tom & Fabulous Lorenzo’s Almanac.

See, we thought we were going to trash this outfit for looking severe and matronly.

Cameron Diaz attends the 2013 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in Stella McCartney.

But when you zoom in on the details, we find that her face looks lovely, the gown is stunning, and that belt is ridiculously kickass. Clearly, Miss Cameron doesn’t want to spend the evening hugging people. And for an event like this, which is Fashion Bitch Central and attitude is required just to get near the front door? That kind of touch is golden.



Vote Now!


IN! 21st Century Hitchcock Bitch with an Edge!


OUT! Isn’t that dress more Helen Mirren than Cameron Diaz?


Solange’s Tits n’ Awning dress failed to excite the kittens, who voted it OUT.


[Photo Credit: Getty]

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    • Adrianna Grężak

      In! It’s a cool but restrained look

    • Brian @ PWYJudges

      Loving it… total IN!

    • DinaSews

      Oh so IN!

    • Julie Chase

      In-love the color and it’s event appropriate.

    • MilaXX

      IN! I like it and it works with the theme.

    • lalahartma

      In, for sure!

    • Diego!

      Love love love; IN!

    • sablehunter

      IN, but should have gone up a size. The puckering is distracting from an otherwise beautiful dress.

      • AmandaCathleen

        This x1,000. If that skirt fit her properly, this would hands-down be a WERQ. Still IN for the understated drama, but it could’ve been flawless.

    • formerlyAnon


    • decormaven

      I wish there was a wristlet or adornment at the neck that was as equally as fierce as that belt. That belt is kicking.

      • drdarke

        I was on the fence, but that belt pushes it to IN.

    • M Fox

      In! She looks amazing. Also, I’m pregnant and I think one of those spiky belts would be perfect for keeping all the belly touchers far, far away.

    • Tigrrl

      I’ll say IN, with the tiny criticism that I hate spider leg mascara, and those look like tarantula legs they’re so out there. False eyelashes if you need it to stand out, but that there is just messy looking.

    • Spreecord

      IN. Bitch looks so good I’m even able to forgive that she’s wearing Stella McCartney.

      • marlie

        Right?! I’m shocked that I like something from Stella.

      • conniemd

        So restrained for Stella. In, also captures the essence of punk with a demure looking dress with that kickass belt. So unexpected and jarring.

    • Garcia Loca

      IN. She was one of the few who actually seem to have gotten the memo with “Punk” theme.

    • Sobaika

      IN – one of my favorites from the Gala.

    • OrigamiRose

      IN. Punk Audrey Hepburn in “Always.”

    • StrandedFashionista

      She looks pretty damn fabulous and refreshingly covered up compared to the rest of the looks you’ve shown us thus far. VERY IN.

    • estella_nyc

      Hmm, I only like the belt, so OUT.

    • Sarah

      I think she looks gorgeous, and that color is fabulous. Nice nod with the belt, but I wish she hadn’t matched it to her eyelashes.

    • Lizzyisi

      In! I’d rather see it on someone I am a fan of, but it’s perfect for the occasion and looks really good on her.

    • Perditax

      In, but mainly because i love the image of her impaling lesser beings on her belt spikes

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      I absolutely love it. Even if it hadn’t had the spike belt. It’s a gorgeous color, dramatically but simply cut, and she is giving great face.

    • annabelle archer

      In, but almost an out because any dress that can give one of the fittest bodies in Hollywood a belly pooch, is a fail. However, the color is stunning, the face is gorgeous and the belt is on the mark.

    • AndresB

      IN. This is exactly the kind of fierce and ironic touch needed when wearing a beautiful but arch-classical dress.
      The belt manages to be punk too, basically a spiked ‘Nancy & Sid’ dog collar wrapped around the waist: Inspired, cheeky choice for this occasion.

    • A Savarese

      Beautiful woman, dress ..yawn… i want to see the back. I want to see under the shawl…there has to be something FABULOUS no? no.

    • Melizmatic

      Punk done very subtly, although I’m not loving the too severe hair or mascara.

      The belt is beyond kickass.


      Now… can we PLEASE talk about Drag Race???

      • zenobar

        YES PLEASE. I keep hitting Refresh in hopes that we’ll get to the Shit That Matters (To Me).

        • Melizmatic

          For reals; I’m like a total meth addict right now, replete with twitching and all… hitting the little circle icon repeatedly, salivating like one of Pavlov’s dogs, at the mere idea of the post I’m waiting for…


    • marshmallowjane

      For some reason Cameron looks OLD with her hair pulled back like this. She needs bangs or something. Or the color of her skin with her hair doesn’t look right. I think the dress color is extreme for her. The belt is cool.

    • elizonthelam


    • MoHub

      It’s like cracking open the door on an iron maiden.

    • Natasha

      Absolute In

    • RMJ

      IN IN IN. It’s striking and event-appropriate, conservative and risk taking. It’s more mature than I thought was in her wheelhouse, but it’s also fierce and she looks super into how she looks. Mirren could totally wear this, but Mirren is awesome and rocks the red carpet with greater frequency than Diaz, so if she’s Cammie’s new role model, I approve.

    • Raanky

      Total IN, but I’m not loving the hair. That shade of Gatorade Lemon-Lime should be retained by the beverage company and not Cameron. Period.

    • Introspective

      *gorgeous*. that blue makes her eyes look even more beautiful. the belt is hot and on point with the punk memo. this dress looks fantastic on her.

      plus I like that it does less of the young ingenue thing she’s worked to death and more of the fashionable grown woman cammie needs to be at this stage.

      ETA so, so IN

    • VioletFem

      IN. I love it! That dress is stunning and frankly there are not many places where a celebrity could wear this dress, but the Met Gala is definitely in.

    • Ramon Figueroa

      She’s saying “Come make love to me mere mortals. But it will cost you.”

    • Christine Hart

      NO NO NO NO NO. Honestly I hated everything about this look. Can you tell?

    • crash1212

      IN. I want that belt.

    • Aniela Marie Perry

      The fit is a little funny in the skirt but despite that, very much IN.

    • LuisaNL

      very supervillainess-esque, I like it! Bit tight across the hips and hate the hair but, still, it’s an IN for me!

    • roble ridge

      BOOM bitches! She’s an IN.

    • bxbourgie

      In! That belt rocks and this blue is my favorite color.

    • Alyssa

      In! The belt gives it just enough edge…and she didn’t feel the need to flash us her business to look “punk”.

    • AViewer44

      Love it, conceptually and practically. But I just wish it weren’t pulling so much across her belly! That’s all I can see.

    • In_Stitches

      Obviously IN, it’s like a habit for a nun who worship’s Satan.

    • surfergirl70

      I just wish it fit her better. She’s in amazing shape, yet the dress is pulling across the belly and makes her look poochy where she clearly isn’t. But I concur that it’s a fierce look. Begrudging IN.

    • imspinningaround

      SO in. Beautiful color and the belt is truly punk glorious.

    • RuthGo

      Out, even with the touch of punk at the waist, I just think the whole thing is incredibly aging.

    • SewingSiren

      IN! Underplayed yet highly effective.

    • Dana WhatTheFrock


    • Judy_S

      IN. The quiet dress + the crazy belt, very witty.

    • Randy Noak

      IN! She looks classy and fierce all at the same time!

    • gabbilevy

      IN! She ignored the theme and went straight for Sci Fi Ice Queen… like if Tippi Hedren starred in an early Star Trek.

      …or maybe I’m just really excited for Into Darkness.

    • procrastinatrice

      OUT. I completely disagree that her face looks lovely here. Shitty, aging make up job. The dress is cool, but I can’t not focus on the disaster above. They made her cheeks look like bags and gave her more wrinkles than she has.

    • LJCdoc

      Out. I really only like the belt. When you look at her from only above the waist, it looks like her boobs are hanging down past her ankles. And the skirt doesn’t fit.

    • algaechick

      I wish I had an occasion ever in my life that called for such a belt. Keeping unwanted people away at a distant-relative’s wedding?
      And, IN

    • Clara

      IN! love it!!

    • Janet B


    • NurseEllen

      IN, but I’d like to see how it looks without the cape. And what is it with the lighting? Why does every blonde look like she has orange hair?

      • In_Stitches

        I figured that was because everyone freshly bleached their hair to fit the theme. Can’t wear ripped denim to the ball? Than Billy Idol up that hair.

    • Amílcar Castaneda


    • Fatima Siddique

      IN. Based solely on that awesome belt.

    • Beth Mellone

      Royal blue, spikes, and a cape? So very IN.

    • RoxieRider

      Super In, borderline WERQ. She looks fierce and unusual and she’s rocking it. A little more hair fierceness was called for.

    • MarissaLG

      SO IN. She is giving me DRAMA. Love it.

    • fringebenefit

      IN. Just the right touch of punk, unlike other guests who completely ignored the fine print on the invite.

    • jennifervney

      In! Best she’s looked in ages and theme appropriate to boot.

    • Jellybish

      Perfection. IN.

    • Renaissance_Man_ATL

      IN! And T-LO, you stated it perfectly, “21st Century Hitchcock Bitch with an Edge!”.

    • twocee

      In. Love it from head to toe.

    • Ashley Ellen Wilson


    • Stubenville

      In. Three snaps in a Z formation.

    • carnush

      Don’t stand
      Don’t stand so
      Don’t stand so close to me.

      LOVE it. She looks fierce!

    • YAELS

      oh hell yes. She looks outstanding.

    • Constanza Álvarez Espinoza

      Judging only the dress, IN.
      I must confess I see this gown for an award’s Red Carpet… with belt included.

    • Caterina Maria

      IN, and I can’t believe I’m saying that about Cameron Diaz, but yes. The only problem is the belt and that I can overlook.

    • flamingoNW

      Awesome. IN

    • lilibetp

      Looks like she’s trying to play Grace Kelly as a futuristic assassin. Doesn’t really work for me.

    • Imasewsure

      No this is awesome once you get a look at it. IN

    • Moondancer5

      I think Helen would have vetoed that lack of cleavage…

    • ojosazules


    • SugarSnap108

      IN. A belt that doubles as an abdominal weapon is pretty cool. And her eyes look amazing.

    • TSkot

      She looks dynamite: IN

    • mozzer0906

      out, she looks like an 80 old Grandmother of the bride from afar.

    • RebeccaKW

      In. She looks great, regardless of the venue. LOVING that belt.

    • Kim Brightman

      OUT Duckface looks like a scary nun and it’s not because of the belt.

    • Melanie K. Morgan

      OUT. It made me say “ouch” just to look at it. I hope she didn’t hug any one.

    • maggiemaybe

      Oh yes.

    • rissa42210

      In! Loves!

    • Synnamin

      IN! I can’t stand her (IHS), but she looks fantastic

    • aeb1986

      She dressed perfectly for this event and theme. Definitely an IN. My only issue is with her hair color. Did she color it for this event or is she trying to add some red? It looks off somehow

    • LaSylphide

      In, unless there’s a gigantic, visible zipper on the back.

    • another_laura

      IN – I like it! I would really like it if they let it out about 1 inch at the hips, but that’s a quibble.

    • Sara Padilla

      That color is gorgeous on her. If the belt sat maybe an inch or two lower on her waist the whole thing would’ve been perfect.

    • Sydney Cutler Abich

      It’s like a REVERSE Monet!

    • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      Nicely done, Miss Cameron! IN.

    • Gus Casals

      I really don’t like the hidden arms effect of the cape (?), but that belt… IN

    • jw_ny

      IN. If she didn’t have that “kick ass” belt on, it’d been an out.

    • JaCory Deon

      An IN for me! Too bad she’s not as interesting as a celebrity/actress as she looks here…this whole thing is Dietrich 2013.

    • teensmom99

      IN. She should wear that color more!

    • GorgeousThings

      That belt looks like it’s made from the remnants of the Iron Throne. Closest to punk of any of the actresses so far, and I love it with the restrained look of the gown.

    • Mary Featherstone

      In… her eyes are beautiful!

    • Fifi LaRoux

      IN! She looks freaking fantastic!

    • gsk241

      I love it, and I seriously WANT that anti-hugging belt! IN!

    • jmorino08

      If Anna Wintour had shown up in this, it would be kick ass. I expect more from Cammy! OUT!

    • Hetha Innis

      This is gasp worthy badassery! LOVE it.

    • korilian
    • Kathryn Wyman

      In! She looks fresh, and the belt detail is awesome.

    • Aly Light

      Whew, that it awesome. IN. I’m surprised we’re voting on this.

    • CatherineRhodes

      OUT. Hideous.

    • random_poster

      In! Love the dress color, and the belt is totally right for the venue.

    • alyce1213

      A bit too tight and the stabby belt is just ridiculous (and dangerous-looking), but otherwise very dramatic and stunning on her.
      Great color.

    • Sara Hottman

      IN. She looks badass and was one of the few people who stylishly nailed the theme. Love it.

    • marlie

      LOVE. THIS. The color is stunning, her makeup looks fabulous, and THIS is when you deploy the slicked back hair. The whole look is giving off a futuristic, sci-fi vibe, with a little dash of punk thrown in with the belt. *IN.*

      ETA: I had to go back up to confirm… I actually like a Stella McCartney dress!!

    • Carolyn Greenough Velez

      Someone please get Tabatha that belt. She’ll never have to hug anyone again.

    • DeTrop

      IN. She looks great and the belt made it Punk. Love the clutch and the hair.

      BTW, the first picture – UGH.

    • Sheba

      I like the look, but more importantly – who is that cutie behind her in the first picture? Young androgynous David Bowie

    • Emily Dagger

      In. Hug your enemies, Cam.

    • MsKitty

      That belt screams “personal space, bitches!” An IN just for that.

    • Dino Bonačić

      IN, soooo chic. a mix between charlize and queen cate b. !

    • Beverly Kozma

      Mass-SCARE-a. She looks good, though.

    • Rhonda Shore

      IN! elegance with an edge.

    • A. Lure

      Love-Love-Love!! The belt is synergistic to the look. Severe and unapologetic, all of it. My favorite look by far.

    • Lily

      IN. Love it.

    • Louise Bryan

      Sorry, but it’s an OUT from me. There’s too much dress and not enough punk. The belt even, reads more goth than punk to me. Not to mention the dress makes her look like an old lady, especially with the slicked down hair. AND the dress is a wee bit too small.

    • Sally Brownson

      Out. I don’t understand how you guys like her face like this, it looks ghoulish to me.

    • anotherkate

      Stella got one right! She looks stunning. IN!

    • Henry Maler

      She probably impaled someone last night. Which, at the met gala, is a good thing. IN!

    • H2olovngrl

      Clearly, she came stag…

    • Anne At Large

      Very mother of dragons to me somehow. In a good way.

    • Natasha Nyanin

      In In In!

    • sweetlilvoice

      In for the dress color alone. And I’d like to borrow that belt for my next family event!

    • Tatiana Luján


    • Diana Giese


    • Susan Collier

      In! She’s working some original Star Trek here (in a very good way).

    • Gaby

      Out. Meh.

    • MzzPants

      IN, DAMMIT! Modern, sleek, and smokin’ hot. Gwynnie should take note.

    • Shaylea Mckay


    • Angelo

      IN! So cool. HAs punk elements but not over the top… which can’t be said for many of the other attendees.

    • Nikki

      In- I like the details- like placid and cool- then BAM, but it’s a touch too tight- why can’t they just have the right size??!?!

    • Allison

      IN. That is some evil queen fierceness.

    • Carole Scofield

      In in in.

    • Candice Booth

      Instead of having the “punk” dog collar around her neck it was reinterpreted as a belt and I love it. Punk was never about being sexy so even the cover up nature of this works.

    • Rrroza

      Ha! That belt is brilliant and the rest is elegant. IN

    • Deborah Lipp


    • luluransom

      IN IN IN!

    • Barbora

      Huge IN

    • Contralto

      OUT. Hate.

    • Kristel

      IN. I don’t care if it’s a bit matronly, it looks great.

    • Sarah Bailey

      In. Very unexpectedly awesome.

    • E. D.

      I love it!

    • Jacqueline

      IN! One of my faves of the night. Reminds me of that white Tom Ford cape number Gwynnie wore to the Oscars a few years back. Except badass.

    • ampg

      Too bad about the pulling in the skirt, but definitely still IN.

    • Shawn EH

      In! She is a fierce studded screen siren!

    • samo_samo

      IN! I can’t exactly put my finger on why I really like this look, but I do. Maybe it’s the hair that keeps this from looking matronly. Whatever it is the overall look is definitely working.

    • Glammie

      IN. I love the belt and the way she’s not desperately flaunting body parts. This reminds me of the old Cameron who wore quirky things and didn’t give a damn.

    • zelavie

      Absolute IN!

    • Nonmercisansfacon

      Well done.

    • SassyMcFrench

      VERY VERY IN!!!

    • nannypoo

      A concealed weapon. I love it.

    • Corsetmaker

      Stylish interpretation of the brief… it works in a rather un-cameron like way. Love the belt 😀

    • librarygrrl64

      IN. best she has looked in a while. That belt is amazing.

    • sagecreek


    • Aidan B

      Best she’s looked in a long time. That color is brilliant on her and really brings out her eyes. Also, nary a bump in sight! Chic and sleek = IN, with spiky attitude/belt.

    • myristica_fragrans

      i freaking loved this.

    • atticus


    • Katelyn Page

      I actually thought she was the only person in a gown that did the theme well… IN

    • Tom Markiewicz

      In!! Chic and fierce and striking and fun all at the same time.

    • Emily

      So many in votes but I hate it. Her hair is too severe/wrong colour, can’t stand we makeup and I don’t really think the dress is all that attractive. Also, can’t stand the belt; it’s a weapon. OUT

    • Anathema_Device

      In. Very chic and literally sharp.

    •árez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      IN. Love the look head to toe, and the belt is a perfect little touch of punk (well, when you do punk at a gala, that is).

    • phrenk

      That is awesome. IN.

    • bd73

      love it, although i can easily paltrow or blanchett in it. but the theme was punk rock, and i’d have thought if anyone would get in the spirit it would be cameron diaz.

    • Benjamin Cucu

      Obviously IN she looks stunning here!

    • max mustermann

      IN. It reminds me of Queen Maxima’s dress last week.

    • Merneith

      Out. It’s a weird dress and I don’t think she’s pulling it off. It really does nothing for her figure. Also, that belt looks like a weapon of mass destruction. I think it’s just too much look for her.

    • amanda lynn

      IN. kickass. and i want the belt so i don’t have to hug people. bad mood belt.

    • Eovaai

      IN. This is dramatic and works with the theme.

    • Anniebet

      OUT. Can’t get on the bandwagon here. She looks way too constricted and stiff. Besides, it’s Stella McCartney, purveyor of clown pants.

    • GTrain


    • Call me Bee

      Yes–the skirt is a tad tight at the hip, but that’s a minor quibble. IN!

    • MissMariRose


    • quiltrx

      OUT. One, I hate her irrationally; two, hair and makeup look like she’s an android in some cliche’ space movie; three, the dress looks like Anna Wintour is going to pick up her lifetime achievement award.
      But that belt kicks the entire Internet’s ass.

    • ferngilly

      In! She looks fantabulash.

    • filmcricket

      On the upside, great colour, shape, belt. On the downside, nothing remotely punk about the dress itself, and Stella clearly just stole this from Tom Ford, which is why it doesn’t suck. Still, Cammy looks fab. In, I guess.

    • filmcricket

      On the upside, great colour, shape, belt. On the downside, nothing remotely punk about the dress itself, and Stella clearly just stole this from Tom Ford, which is why it doesn’t suck. Still, Cammy looks fab. In, I guess.

    • j_anson

      IN. Love it.

    • Sadie-Ann

      Out. The Cape and the belt hitting at the same place look like something is exploding to me.

    • BrooklynBomber

      In except for the fit below the waist. But in.

    • alebaby

      she is one of the most unclassy ladies ever…. at least we can’t see her chewing gum…

    • MandyM

      IN! No question! She has one of the best looks I’ve seen from this event.

    • MaryAtRealityTea


    • Dwight Lake

      IN. She better WERQ! For some reason this made me think of Dune’s Bene Gesserit.

    • luciaphile


    • ankali

      IN, IN, IN! I LOVE that belt! Brilliant to wear something like that at a crowded venue; it’s like talking to yourself on the train to make sure you get a seat all to yourself!

    • jetpackdino

      A reluctant out for me. The dress and the belt don’t relate to each other. She does look lovely in that color though.

    • kimiakay

      Out for me. The front “cape”? doesn’t go with the belt, for me, nor does her hair. Her face is beautifully done, though.

    • Adi Saunders

      In…but I’d rather see it on Tilda Swinton

    • kaycem

      hate the hair, but everything else is mega IN for me, y’all.

    • kay

      iunno… in? gofugyourself did a post for the met ball about people who looked like they were dressed up in the middle ages, and I feel like this is where this fits. Like a more 21st century morgan le fay or something

    • Colin

      Makeup and hair are wonderful and all, but consider what Cameron has been doing lately; sexxed up esquire shoots and the like. She’s trying to enter her forties with a public image of still being hot, young and fresh. Recognizing that, I don’t know why capes were even a consideration.

    • elemspbee

      IN. this is edgy, clean, fierce, futuristic.

    • Samuel Joesph Donovan

      The seams in this dress make me so angry–what the hell is up near the near the neckline? Why is she wearing a ponte tube dress TO THE MET GALA?

    • JauntyJohn


    • DC Sheehan

      Oh, so in. That crazy belt is crazy. Good crazy. And that colour likes her.

    • Nicole Walraven

      all kinds of IN. i don’t think its matronly at all. severe maybe, but i think it has a mysterious sexiness to it. and that belt is to DIE for!

    • bellafigura1

      IN. But I wish the hair was down. But IN!

    • mhleta

      IN. Understated, but deadly. This is Punk Couture.

    • Badriya Al-Badi’a

      In–that is an outfit with a story to tell, and I want to hear it.

    • thecitysleeps

      IN IN IN. Perfect interpretation of punk, without being literal. Love the belt, and that colour is stunning.

    • Kate Musgrove

      I hate Cameron Diaz but this is in, totally, totally in.

    • EEKstl

      IN. That combo of elegance and danger is compelling. And that color is killer on her.

    • tereliz

      IN. Love that color. The belt is a great little nod to the theme and her head looks great.

    • Kristy Evans

      IN. Although she may have wanted to go up a size. That skirt is tiiiight (and not in the cool hip-hop way).

    • Vaniljekjeks

      I don’t care WHO I impale… I want that belt.

    • Louisa Edwards

      IN I love it.

    • Christine

      I think the dress would look better on Helen Mirren.

    • Tracy_Flick

      IN! But I agree with the others who said “go up a size”.

    • TyrannolaurusRex

      In! However, I have to admit that I wish her hair were darker.

    • Reality TV Casting

      is it too late to give a verdict? IN mofos and you haters best watch yo’self on the way out da door

    • Sophia Vaccaro


    • Melissa Brogan

      In! She made an effort, so that’s a start. And I like that her version of punk didn’t rely on eye makeup.

    • bitterk

      Love the belt

    • andreawey

      “Clearly, Miss Cameron doesn’t want to spend the evening hugging people.” HAHAHA!