Met Gala 2014 Red Carpet Rundown – Part 1

Posted on May 06, 2014

There’s just too many of these couture bitches piling up, darlings! Time to do this Quick n’ Dirty style. Driveby bitchery. Are you up for it?

WE SAID “ARE YOU UP FOR IT?”

 

Anne Hathaway in Calvin Klein
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We haven’t much liked her red carpet turns as of late, but this suits her perfectly. It’d be plain on another lady, but it’s striking on her. Hair and earrings are doing the job.

 

 

Benedict Cumberbatch in Ralph Lauren Purple Label
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Ladies! Ladies! You’re dropping eggs all over our floor! Get a hold of yourselves!

 

 

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds in Gucci
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We’re so bleh on the two of them separately, but combined, they become a Void of Ambivalence. Having said that, they really look like muthafuckin movie stars.

They’re not, though. They just look like them.

 

 

Charlize Theron in Christian Dior Couture
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YES, MAMA! T AND LO ARE HERE FOR YOU, GIRL.

 

 

Chloë Moretz in Chanel Couture
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We think K Stew handles the Cowgirl Glam a little better, but this still works for us. A lot of gals couldn’t handle this one.

 

 

Claire Danes in Oscar de la Renta
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That’s the prettiest thing she’s worn – and the prettiest she herself has looked  - in a while. Nicely done. Very soft and romantic.

 

 

Kristen Stewart in Chanel Couture
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Dammit. We wanted her to show up in Chanel chaps and a Chanel cowboy hat. We would have bet money on it. Instead she showed up in a dress that looks like it’s disintegrating from the ground up.

 

 

Lea Michele in Altuzarra
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Of course, dear.

P.S.: You look 45.

 

 

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Valentino
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Shirley Partridge goes to the Met Gala.

We LOVE this. We don’t care what the rest of the world says. It’s so off the beaten path and so very her.

 

 

Mary-Kate Olsen in Vintage Chanel and Ashley Olsen in Vintage Gianfranco-Ferré
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We don’t love the way they’re styled, but those dresses are stunning. Possibly the best things we’ve ever seen them in.

 

 

Matt Bomer in Calvin Klein
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We’re getting the mop.

 

 

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton
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That was lovely of you to stop by on your way home from brunch, dear, but really, you shouldn’t have.

 

 

Naomi Watts in Givenchy Couture
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If she had wings and a domino mask, she’d look like a supervillainess.

That’s not a criticism.

 

 

Nicole Richie in Donna Karan Atelier
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Another case of someone looking better – and wearing something more beautiful – than we’ve seen in some time. That’s a really eye-catching, unusual look and it works great for her.

 

 

Reese Witherspoon in Stella McCartney
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The bust does absolutely nothing for her, and the styling makes her look way too much like Tracy Flick.

 

 

Rihanna in Stella McCartney
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SHUTTING IT THE HELL DOWN.

 

 

Shailene Woodley in Rodarte
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That is the quintessential Rodarte dress.

That wasn’t a compliment.

We once heard a fashion editor say “Y’know, I really don’t get Rodarte…” and we wept tears of joy. Figuratively speaking.

 

 

Taylor Swift in Oscar de la Renta
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Soft and pretty. This was the time and place for her to indulge her tastes. We’re just happy she let Uncle Oscar take care of her. He knows the difference between “twee” and “elegant.”

 

 

Zoe Saldana in Michael Kors
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Her hair and face look underdone and those are not the jewelry pieces we would have chosen for this look. Pendants, ladies. They don’t bite.

We could get behind a tiered skirt, but we think this would look better with three smaller, less exuberant tiers, rather than two giant ones.

 

More to come, darlings.

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Getty Images]

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      Are we up for it? Like you have to ask.

    • Stephanie Farrell

      AGREE! That is all!

    • Dandesun

      Is Lea Michelle turning into Susan Lucci?

      • jonnyf8

        She wishes.

      • Mothra

        YES! That is who she is reminding me of. Or Lisa Rinna. One of those sad aging soap stars of a bygone era.

      • Chickadeep

        Susan Lucci would know better than to wear a dress featuring bunched-up gold lamé fabric making her look all poochy.

        • Dandesun

          It looks like a gold lame fanny pack, doesn’t it?

          • smayper

            Oh my god EXACTLY.

          • vitaminC

            Gold lamé spare tire. NOT SEXY, GIRL. NOT SEXY AT ALL.

          • caroline

            I thought it just looked like a pooch, but if she can keep things in it I’m interested. Not impressed, but curious.

          • AthenaJ

            Yes, she’s all ready to board the tour bus to Atlantic City with all of the other retirees.

      • 3boysful

        EXACTLY who I thought it was. Sad. (Only b/c SL is so much older than Lea.)

      • NinaBoo

        She reminds me of Adele Dazeem.

        • marlie

          Adele Dazeem played her character’s bio mom on Glee a couple of seasons ago.

          • Warmheartedgirl_Seattle

            No she didn’t — Rachel’s bio mom was played by Idina Menzel.

            • marlie

              Idina Menzel = Adele Dazeem.

      • Amy Wilson

        She made me think of the sugar mama chick in Dirty Dancing who is sleeping with Patrick Swayze on the side- maybe it is the hair?

        • Sarah

          Is your husband away again this weekend? It’s hard, I know. It’s hard.

      • ampg

        Hand to God, I thought she was Salma Hayek at first glance. Salma is 20 years older than Lea Michele.

        • livesarah

          I was thinking Penelope Cruz. But both Penelope and Salma would have known better than to wear that dress.

          • demidaemon

            Penelope, yes. Salma, I would not count your chickens just yet.

        • FrigidDiva

          I totally got a Paula Abdul vibe.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Salma would not be caught in public in that dress. Salma would also be giving off glamour and a superb bitchface.

      • largishbearishAtlish

        looks like she hiked up her skirt in the ‘loo’ and forgot to un-hike it…

    • tallgirl1204

      Charlize is a werq for me. My goodness gracious. Every inch a movie star, and the black graphic on the white dress is stunnning and flattering. And she knows how good she looks.

      • NJBK

        Yes- thank goodness! She looks amazing!

      • Chickadeep

        AND she got Sean Penn to show up in white tie and *smile for the cameras*. That is some powerful moviestar mojo she’s working, my friends.

        • Carleenml

          and then they were off to a rooftop party to smoke and make out. First Robin Wright, now this goddess. Sean Penn is the luckiest man on the planet.

          • fursa_saida

            I CAN’T UNDERSTAND IT.

            • formerlyAnon

              Aw, c’mon. You do, really. He’s smart and no doubt charming and broken. But it takes them a while to notice how his broken bits are interfering with living their life satisfactorily.

            • fursa_saida

              I for real don’t, but to each their own. He squicks me but good.

            • formerlyAnon

              Your instincts of self-preservation are above average!

      • Introspective

        Pretty much coming here to write the same. Charlize as usual came to let bitches know that they could go home now that she’s shit all over their lives.

        • Imasewsure

          Except RiRi… she can hang too

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            RiRi has the magical power of getting Stella McCartney to WERQ.

      • Pablo Ulloa

        THANK YOU!

        THAT’S A WERQ!!!!!! totally a WERQ! i see WERQ all over it! i’m drowning in an ocean of WERQS!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

        She was the best of the bunch to me, much more so than Beyonce.

        • livesarah

          Beyoncé doesn’t even deserve to be mentioned in the same breath.

      • holla

        and I bow down humbly before this goddess!!!!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Charlize for me just SHUT IT DOWN. Such a fabulous, old style glamour look and she WERQ’d the shit out of it.

      • Danielle

        Yes, amazing. She was so perfect it looked like an album cover, or an ad for perfume or diamonds or something.

      • Peeve

        She and Rihanna are my fence jumpers. Just too damn gorgeous!

        (Yes, I know I’m very late posting. My computer crashed a couple of weeks ago, and I’m just catching up now!)

    • gayle

      This was the perfect theme for Taylor Swift and she looked good. Lea brought the cheap and tacky for the evening. I actually liked what the Olsen Twins wore and that NEVER happens. I am not sure why Michelle Williams even bothered to show up at all and I say that as someone who loves Michelle Williams.

      • largishbearishAtlish

        I agree, the O twins were startling (in a good way for a change)

    • shopgirl716

      LOVE Maggie Gyllenhal’s dress. One of my favorites of the entire event. Fits her perfectly and the colors look great.

      • tallgirl1204

        It’s got a very Mad Men (in a good way) vibe to it, while being… pretty. How do you make big dang polka dots look so pretty?

      • madge

        YESSS! Amazing. Seems like she finally found a stylist who gets her — WERQ

        • another_laura

          Yes, for me it’s a Maggie G WERQ – a lower standard, for sure, but still …

      • Chickadeep

        Agree with TLo – this is *so* her. And for once, it works for me, even though I’m not a fan of the whole ’70s vibe as a rule.

      • eowyn_of_rohan

        The best thing about Maggie’s dress is that in the photo you see Blake Lively vamping in the background in yet another one of her interchangeable sparkly Gucci gowns. and it makes you appreciate Maggie all the more. You can’t have style without personality, and Maggie has that in spades which is why it’s so gratifying when she gets it right.

      • myandyleigh

        It has a matching cape. There are some pics around of her wearing it last night. I have to agree, I liked it too. Hippie realness all up in the Met Gala! :D

        • smayper

          The cape took it over the top into circus land for me — but I love the dress and am amazed that it is possible. Like those towers of stones that don’t fall down.

        • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

          A matching LEATHER cape! Divine!

    • ilovecupkates

      I wish KStew’s dress had a plain black column skirt rather than all the frippery it has. It could have been so fierce.

      • FibonacciSequins

        I would have been fine with a longer feathered skirt and no sheer overlay.

        • ilovecupkates

          That could work too – now that you say it, I can totally see it! Either way, it just needed some editing.

        • irielle

          I know this isn’t the time or the place, but I love your user name. Very clever.

          • FibonacciSequins

            Thank you! I wish I could take credit for thinking it up, but it’s a character from PowerPuff Girls.

      • Sarah

        I wish she would frikkin’ smile. It looks like she’s wearing it as a punishment. Which, on second thought, maybe it is.

        • FibonacciSequins

          She’s smiling in other photos from last night, I kind of wish the uncles would have chosen one of those, just to show it happens.

          • Sarah

            Ah. Yes, this one has a bit of Firing Squad about it.

    • PlethoraofBooks

      My only quibble with Charlize is the earrings – they were a bit too much/too big.

    • http://twitter.com/janedonuts Jane Donuts

      I could have gotten behind Naomi’s black swan dress if she had done something better with the hair and makeup. She looks like she just got out of the shower.

      • KiP07

        I’m kind of concerned that some of the Givenchy dresses are starting to look a bit recycled. The beading on Beyonce’s seemed like a collection from a couple of years ago and this one actually is a bit like the (uglier) feathered version Beyonce wore in black a few years ago. Fingers crossed that nobody recycles Kim K’s from last year.

    • Eva_baby

      Chloe Moretz. No. It is giving her love handles.

      I really like the Maggie Gyllenhall dress. I am not sure I love it here for this, but I really, really dig it.

      Charlize looks stunning. But…. that is her regular silhouette and pose it seems like. Blasphemy, I know, but I find it kinda…boring.

      Rihanna looks very Rihanna. Love it! On Jezebel they wrote ‘She is on brand’ and it is so true. But man does she look pretty and fierce here. It is also very pretty from the back as well. There is a picture of her from behind in the background of Kate Bosworth’s picture and my eye went right past Kate straight to RiRi. Like poor Kate wasn’t even there.

    • Andrea Jane

      Nicole Richie (or her dress, rather) looks like it is molting

      • cluecat

        Ew! I was thinking preschool ripped construction paper art project, where the artist just gave up. I’ve seen her look so much better. There isn’t one thing I like about the look, makeup, hair, anything.

      • StarburstLady

        I was gonna say it looks like it’s been partially shaved.

    • jen_vasm

      This might be a personal best (at least in quite some time) for Anne H. Well deployed laser-thin midriff and skirt slits.
      Blake Lively is getting her Krystle Carrington on.
      Charlize is slaying me, as usual.
      I don’t understand whyLea Michelle has a matching gold hand warmer on.
      Love Maggie G. and the Olsen Twins. Never ever thought I’d utter those words.
      I can’t unsee pink muchstaches covering Reece Witherspoon’s boobs.
      RiRi is on a complete sartorical roll lately.
      Zoe Saldana was planning on stealing a lot of silverware last night.

      • colleenjanel

        Is sartorical a hybrid of sartorial and historical? ;-)

        • jen_vasm

          Nah, a mashup of satirical and sartorial. ;-)

      • Introspective

        maybe zoe is still carrying rosemary’s baby (and that tired ass wig she wore in the movie) in between those folds?? either way go home and try again.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Zoe could be carrying Rosemary’s triplets in that gown-and their stroller. The gown is not doing Zoe justice.

    • charlotte

      I’m sorry guys, but I think the Olsen twins look even more granny-ish than usual, and Rihanna is playing down her beauty in this outfit.

      • KiP07

        I agree that the Olsens look a bit more aged than usual, but I do think their dresses are among the most on-theme.

        • smayper

          I was getting a heavy 19th century heroine from them. Flashing on Holly Hunter in The Piano.

          • Donna Luder

            Yes! My first thought was Jane Eyre on the left.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              I really like the Olsen twins at the Gala; they were giving off a 19th/early 20th century mourning dress vibe.

      • 3boysful

        Grey Gardens realness.

    • Nicoclaws

      I don’t recognize who the lady behind Lea Michelle is, but I like what she’s wearing.

      • http://twitter.com/janedonuts Jane Donuts

        Janelle Monae!

        • Nicoclaws

          Oh, of course. Thank you !

        • marlie

          I hope she gets her own post; I thought she looked pretty outstanding last night.

        • joything

          Oh, thank you! She was all I could see — “WHO is that VISION behind Lea Michelle?”

      • SophieCollier

        Yeah, I was going to say the same thing!

    • crash1212

      Put me in the column for loving Maggie Gyllenhaahl’s dress, too. I didn’t love it when I saw the cape, but the dress is to die and perfect for her. Rihanna is stunning…there’s a picture that made it’s way onto Twitter last night of RiRi standing in the middle of a bunch of white girls and they’re all staring at her and she’s smoldering for the camera…it made me laugh.

    • Zuber

      I think Charlize Theron deserves a WERQ page!!! She is as you call it ‘shutting it down.’

      • Carleenml

        she is a forever be me and do me woman.

    • &theJets

      Benedict Cumberbatch…*elbow on table, chin resting on hand as if daydreaming*…sigh. That is just how you want him to look.

      • Sarah

        Yeah he doesn’t usually do anything for me but even I can’t deny he is looking amazing in those tails.

        • formerlyAnon

          He STILL doesn’t do a damn thing for me in these photos, more’s the pity. But he’s a vision nonetheless.

        • Julie

          I still don’t understand the Benedict Cumberbatch fandom. Am I missing something?

          • Sarah

            Silky voice, excellent acting, and the ability to be quintessentially British, I think. As another BK said about the issue several weeks ago, wouldn’t it be a boring world if we all liked the same things?

    • Anna

      I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Taylor Swift was my favorite look. Charlize looked absolutely phenomenal as well (thanks TLo for not posting a picture of her with her vintage leather handbag, Sean Penn).

      • decormaven

        I wish there had been room for a shot of that gown from the back. It was stunning.

      • Nathan

        Taylor Swift’s look isn’t my absolute favorite, but I love that she found a look that was absolutely her style while also genuinely glamorous.

      • scoobynacks

        Please tell me Taylor’s dress is supposed to look like she sat down in it. I’ve seen that on purpose, but I suspect it just looks like she sat down in it because…well…she did.

        • Nathan

          I think I just automatically forgave that because it’s going to happen with that material.

          • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee

            Yeah, until I hear that they’ve made TLo’s fashion horse trailers, I assume she rode in a limo to get there like everyone else.

        • Anna

          I agree, she definitely sat down in it – and apparently her cat attacked the gown as she was putting it on. Anyone knows cats and gowns don’t mix…Tay Tay likes to live dangerously.

      • CT14

        I hate her bangs and that curling iron roll she’s got going on them.

        Hate it! Hated it when people did it in the 80s. Still hate it.

        I can hardly see the dress because I’m so distracted by those bangs from 80s hell.

    • sojourneryouth

      I don’t understand anything about the Olsen women. They are young, attractive, and rich as whipped cream, but they always look so dour and old. How are you both dressed like arthritic widows who hate sunshine???

      • Alloy Jane

        Yes but which one is Baby Jane? Both? Would that make Elizabeth Blanche?

        I have to admit though, for once, their preference for geriatric-society-lady-wear works for the event.

      • MartyBellerMask

        I just don’t get why they always pose that way.

      • fursa_saida

        I actually appreciate that about them. Their commitment to conjoined misanthropy delights me.

    • EEKstl

      Before I scrolled down to your comments I screamed “LOVE IT!” when I got to Maggie Gyllenhaal. I think this is my favorite dress of all I’ve seen. And I never thought this would be coming out of my fingers, but Nicole Richie looks really good. Perfect gown for her, and it’s actually a beautiful one to boot. Oh, and I was rendered speechless by the face Charlize was giving that camera. You go, girl! Stunning.

    • Dandesun

      Charlize is really IT for me. She’s so fucking fabulous I feel like I should be in a temple when I view her. And Rihanna looks fierce, too. The rest are rather blah.

      • 3boysful

        We’re on the same page tonite. Even though it wasn’t really in the theme, I LOVED Rihanna’s look, and frankly, I am not crazy about her.

      • Lisa_Co

        Charlene is gorgeous. And (will wonders never cease) it’s DIOR!!!!

        • demidaemon

          It’s obviously not recent Dior, or Charlize has a lot more clout with selecting dresses. Or both.

    • DesertDweller79

      The Olsen twins found the perfect match of theme/event to their own aesthetic! They look great. Charlize looks fabulous! Rihanna looks great. Zoe Salanda gets an “almost”. Didn’t like much of the rest.

    • SophieCollier

      I really dislike how Nicole RIchie looks. Don’t like the purple hair, don’t like the peeling-velvet gown.

      • ktr33

        I think she looks like a well-preserved 60-year-old, and she’s about 32.

    • SophieCollier

      Looks like Zoe spilled something on her dress so she grabbed a sofa cover and pinned it around herself. That is one ugly skirt.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      TLo, you were far more charitable than I would have been to the following fashion victims:
      Anne Hathaway’s dress appears to give her a spare tire. The fit is terrible.
      Chloe Moretz looks like a country and western pinata.
      Claire Danes’ top needs to be hiked up 3″
      The Olsen twins look like 50-something bankers’ wives
      Naomi Watts’ dress says, “BEHOLD! HERE ARE MY LADY PARTS!”
      Tracy Flick’s… I mean Reese Witherspoon’s dress gives her a large false nipple on the left boob.

      • marlie

        “Country and western pinata.” YES. And I noticed that weird bump on Reese, but I was trying to ignore it. :P

      • Chickadeep

        Reese is working some Frankenboob there. That errant faux nipple (fipple?) is so very distracting.

      • fursa_saida

        Your experience of bankers’ wives and mine must be very different.

        • ShaoLinKitten

          The look like rich old women to me. They certainly do not and never have dressed their age.

          • fursa_saida

            Oh, sure, I just meant they also look a lot more eccentric than I think bankers’ wives like to.

            • ShaoLinKitten

              To me they look staid, even boring. Doubly so considering what everyone else is wearing. I have never understood their style.

    • deelup

      I also loved Maggie’s dress. So glad I’m not alone!

      • Gatto Nero

        One of my favorites, too.

    • clatie

      Charlize Theron frightens me. I love her.

      • ktr33

        I think Charlize is the only person on the planet who could maybe work that mustard Marchese gown Katie Holmes wore.

    • MarieLD

      This going to sound so silly, but every year when this rolls around I think, but where are they taking these photos? The Met doesn’t look like that. I finally get it. They put the red carpet outside! They decorated the big, iconic stone steps! They put trees on the steps. Where are the pigeons?

      I wish for more Charles James inspired dresses.

      • eowyn_of_rohan

        Anna Wintour personally shoos all the pigeons and hot dog vendors away. Or so I’d like to think.

        • Chickadeep

          In my version of events, she simply vaporizes them with a withering glance.

        • Lisa_Co

          Well Anna can’t stop the 5th Ave. buses from running much as she might like to. I was on one once, several years ago, and was thrilled to see Viktor & Rolf (and their model) going up the steps.

        • MarieLD

          That would be a sight. Maybe she even eats one of those horrid hot dogs first.

          • caroline

            I’d pay to watch that.

      • FibonacciSequins

        It’s all tented, including the sidewalk in front of the steps.

    • SummerSquash

      Hair OFF your face, Zoe. And no gum.

    • CB

      Rihanna and Charlize are WERQs for me. Also, the Fug Girls made a Colonel Sanders joke re: Chloe Moretz and now I can’t unsee it. Also also, it took me a few seconds to get the mop joke, but I cackled when I did.

    • GenieinTX

      Is Maggie G cosplaying as a Dalek? Is that one of those designer cosplay outfits? Charlize is just the most fabulous woman who ever lived. She is amazing!

    • marlie

      Annie: She looks gorgeous. Even if it’s not “Met Gala.”
      Benedict: White tie PERFECTION. Same goes for Bomer.
      Blake and Ryan: Can someone pleeeeease make them go away?
      Charlize looks stunning, as usual.
      Chloe: HATE it.
      Claire Danes: Very pretty.
      KStew: HATE it. She gets points for it being over-the-top, but I hate the sheer skirt. I think I might have actually loved it if the feather portion was floor-length.
      Maggie: With a little more support in the bust, a better makeup job, and a teensy bit of ’tude, this could have been killer. This is definitely her dress.
      Olsen Twins: The looks pretty fabulous. Color me shocked.
      Michelle Williams. After work cocktail party.
      Naomi Watts: I’m strangely ambivalent about this. I don’t love it OR hate it.
      Reese: I love her dress, but she and Emma Stone and Anne Hathaway clearly all stopped by on their way to a different event.
      Rihanna: Stunning.
      Shailene: Possibly the ugliest dress of the night. This thing is hideous.
      Taylor: She looks gorgeous. I’m still not in love with her current haircut, but she still looks beautiful.
      Zoe Saldana: I kind of love it.

      • demidaemon

        Shailene: That’s true and predictable of Rodarte.

    • VioletFem

      Seriously? You could give Janelle Monae her own post? She had to “share” the spotlight with Lea?

      • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

        Janelle had one of the best looks of the night.

      • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee

        Maybe she’ll be in the next part.

    • Alyssa Ball

      Taylor’s bangs make me irriationally angry.

      • marlie

        I’m just ignoring them.

    • Judy_S

      Thank you, T and Lo. Great fun.

    • Grumpy Girl

      With the wrinkly midriff pouch and the odd posture, Lea Michelle looks almost pregnant in that dress. Surely that was not her intention?

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      I <3 Maggie. And Stella stumbles into something that works. RiRi does look great.

      • demidaemon

        It’s more like RiRi found a way to make Stella work. :)

        • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

          Ah! True that!

    • http://natified.com Natalia H.

      UP FOR IT?!?! I’ve been waiting for this post ALL DAY.

    • Julie Chase

      This is one of those cases where Rhianna’s style totally works for me. It’s even better in the back.

      Charlize. Just…STOP woman, you don’t give any of us mortals a fucking chance!

      • Gatto Nero

        Rihanna *killed* it — and I hate everything Stella M makes!

        • Sarah

          There were a few Stella looks at this event that were surprisingly okay. Wonders never cease.

    • Ashleigh

      Love so many. Especially Maggie G, Anne Hathaway and of course, Madam Theron!

    • VFinn

      Love Charlize and Maggie, meh or ugh on everyone else.

    • http://www.bertkeeter.com Bert Keeter

      Charlize WINS…

    • ovarB

      Fine Charlize!! You can have my soul!! Stop looking at me!!!

    • Carla_Charlton

      Last night I saw some of these and was waiting all day for this post. Maggie Gyllenhaal’s dress is by far my favorite (although I wish there was a little less cleavage). Agree about all of them except Chloe Moretz — to me, that’s a GTNYD. What happened to Blake Lively’s hair color? And I thought the men were supposed to wear white tie (thank you, Benedict).

    • Ashleigh

      PS Those Olsen girls FREAK me out

    • Lauren Frankel

      Nuh huh. Chloe Moretz’s dress is not working.
      Also Charlize looks like she’s ready to cut someone who naysays her look. And that’s amazing.

    • Malia C.

      Charlize, the Olsen twins and Cumberbuns for the win in this batch.

    • DTLAFamilies

      Am I the only person who didn’t like Rhianna’s dress? She’s a beautiful woman but she always looks vulgar in everything she wears.

      • numenah

        Couldn’t agree more

      • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

        If you can’t say anything nice about Rihanna’s style, come over here and sit by me.

      • Tuneful54

        Also in the Amen Corner.

      • random_poster

        I go back and forth about Rihanna. She usually makes me do the pearl-clutching thing too, but I can appreciate that what she chooses suits her style and image. I almost feel like she’s self-aware and in on the joke (as opposed to, say, Lady GaGa).

    • http://natified.com Natalia H.

      Ashley Olsen kinda looks like Madonna in that picture.

    • Nathan

      Every time I see Rihanna, I think the same thing. I don’t really like the outfit, but somehow she looks absolutely incredible. Also, it’s nice to see so many people who are up and down in their looks absolutely killing it.

    • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee

      You guys are awesome! Really appreciate how hard you’ve been working lately, with everything going on.

      God damn, Charlize Theron is the definition of jaw dropping.

      “Instead she showed up in a dress that looks like it’s disintegrating from the ground up.”
      Ahahahaha, perfect.

    • Patrick Cleary

      I’m glad the Olsen Twins decided to spend their 80th birthday all dressed up.

    • Gatto Nero

      Note Benedict C’s lovely gold fob.
      He gets the details right.

      • Chickadeep

        THAT’S the way to do the theme (looking at you, Lupita)!

    • Lilithcat

      @ Anne & Rihanna -

      “White tie” does not mean “bare midriff”.

      Also @ Rihanna, and Reese: “White tie” does not mean “show your nips”.

      Honest to God, could we have some class here?

      • numenah

        A passionate ITA!

    • decormaven

      That Stella dress on Reece is unfortunate. Looks like she went for Betty Draper hair- wrong time to deploy it.

      • ceceliadid

        Yup. She looks stiff, stale, and dated. Like 1992 dated.

        • formerlyAnon

          Yup. And this brings me JOY!

    • decormaven

      Thank the heavens for Charlize. Swooning over those multiple diamond bracelets. Work it, woman!

    • butterflysunita

      Matt Bomer and Rihanna are both perfection. A feast for the eyes.

    • marlie

      Random observation: Just saw a snippet of the gala coverage on one of the tabloid shows (Extra? The Insider?), and they blurred out Rihanna’s chest in this dress. I just thought that was… weird.

      • Alyssa Ball

        I haven’t looked close enough to confim, but I think I saw someone commenting on twitter that you could see her nipple rings. Apparently that’s a blur worthy offense?

        • marlie

          Huh. I guess that makes sense, though I couldn’t tell.

        • formerlyAnon

          We live in a strange, weird, world – the things at which some cavil, while others pass with little comment.

    • lunchcoma

      You don’t get THAT much of a free pass, Michelle, no matter how much I like you. If you don’t want to bother dressing up for the party, don’t go to the party. Anna Wintour isn’t going to take a hit out on you if you stay home.

    • GillianHolroyd

      Charleeeeeze, breathtaking. I’m surprised people weren’t struck blind looking at her.

      Chloe M? Horrid little dress, thought she had little pink fur puffs at her hips, way too much folderol.

      That color was fantastic on Reese and from another angle, it looked very good indeed. Where as AnnE, from the side, looked like she’d stuck a book down her bodice front, it was that stiff.

      Claire Danes really needed a statement necklace to set that off. Pink diamonds maybe.

    • Chickadeep

      Well that settles it: Cumberbatch is apparently the man they invented white tie for.

    • Danielle

      This day will go down in history as the day I wanted to make love to Charlize over Benedict Cumberbatch.

    • teensmom99

      I loved Maggie G’s dress too and couldn’t figure out why some of the other commentators weren’t giving it love. Oh, I guess I could but still glad to see the Uncles liked it. And as to Chloe Moritz–I get it; when I was her age, I wore Gunne Saxe dresses, too.

    • pattyw

      There are upside-down opera gloves applauding Naomi Watts’ lady bits. I’m the only one who sees that?

      • Linderella

        Applauding…or pointing with disdain?

    • GregoireNYC

      So is the consensus that Rihanna is the best dressed? She is undeniably spectacular, but my jaw dropped to the floor when I saw Janelle Monae (not pictured here but hopefully in the next round).

      • FibonacciSequins

        Janelle’s a contender imo, as is Charlize, and Karolina Kurkova.

      • marlie

        I don’t think so. I think she looked great, but I don’t know if she’s even in my top 5.

      • lundibleu

        I would say Charlize beats Rihanna (although she certainly got the best Stella outfit last night). Plus Janelle, like you say, and Karolina Kurkova.

      • Linderella

        I think Rihanna’s is spectacular, but something about its simplicity is losing points for me–can’t quite put my finger on it.
        Charlize is the easy winner of this Part 1 group, but my favorites of the night are Suki Waterhouse and Liu Wen. (I have no idea who either of them is, for what it’s worth, but they looked stunning!)

        • FibonacciSequins

          I think Rihanna lifted her garment (I can’t call it a dress) from ordinary to extraordinary, just by sheer force of her beauty and magnetism. Not that it’s bad, it just wouldn’t be in the top tier outfits from last night if someone else had been wearing it.

          • Linderella

            You know what? That’s it, I’ll bet, the reason I could neither embrace it nor reject it. It was the “wearer” more than the two-piece dressy ensemble (you’re also right that “dress” doesn’t quite work).

            • FibonacciSequins

              Same with me – I spent too much time today looking at it, trying to figure out how I felt about it, until I realized it was Rihanna I was responding to.

        • Jaeda Laurez

          The simplicity is only in the front- I actually liked it even more when I saw the back.

      • MRC210

        Janelle is standing just behind Lea Michele (ptoo, ptoo, ptoo) in one of the photos above. But yes, she deserves her own pic!

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

        Not the best dressed, but one of my top three best dressed in this round of pictures.

    • http://www.chifleschips.com Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

      Taylor Swift needs to find another shade of lipstick.

    • numenah

      Which ladies belong in the same picture with Matt and Benedict? Charlize, the Olsens, and Claire. Rihanna is a very beautiful woman whose very beautiful body looks great in most things. Did she have to resort to Stella? Not getting the love for Maggie’s, um, frock. She does look very Maggie in it.

    • Call me Bee

      We are constantly up for it. Claire Danes FTW! Beautiful! I’ve wanted a purple velvet and pink satin dress dress since my Barbie days.

    • Jeremy Thomas Porta

      The Olsens look like extras from American Horror Story.

      • MarinaCat

        They look like they’re swimming in those dresses, particularly the Chanel.

    • quiltrx

      Charlize ‘gets it’ and totally wins this particular round. She’s a stunner in anything, but she nailed it with this look.
      And your Lively/Reynolds comment made my whole (admittedly lousy) day, Uncles! :)

    • lundibleu

      Charlize. Yes. I put her as one of the best of the night, certainly the best of this bunch. If Rihanna’s top was a skoosh longer, she’d be heading towards a WERQ with Charlize.

      What’s with all the two part dresses anyway? Can we even really call them dresses?

    • Glammie

      Benedict shows British privilege by knowing how to wear tails. WTF with Michelle Williams? Why did she even show up in her little dress? Not a big Rihanna fan, but she nailed it here–kept her wild-child vibe, but made it super-elegant as well. Anne Hathaway’s is gorgeous–she’s got a face and bod that can manage very simple. Charlize Theron can wear severe constructed dresses better than about anyone else these days.

      I like Rodarte better than you guys, but that Shailene Woodley dress is a mess. In fact, that whole sheer long layer over short inner layer? I think I kind of hate it. It reminds me of Demi Moore’s bicycle shorts at the Oscars. That’s not a good thing.

      • FibonacciSequins

        It’s not a good thing, except for amusement purposes. Her panniered bike shorts disaster has to be in the top ten all-time worst red carpet outfits.

        I think everyone hates the sheer long layer over short inner layer. I don’t understand why designers are so fascinated with it.

        • Glammie

          I didn’t realize it was such a thing until very recently. I assume it’s got something to do with these celebs wanting to do that show-off/sexy thing while wearing a gown. But.does.not.work. It’s just awkward. I think the long slit can be overdone. (Stop it, Lea Michele, stop it right now.) But it can work, not convinced this sheer over mini ever works.

      • twigg

        That dress gives Shailene droopy boobs.

    • another_laura

      I LOVE your drive-by bitchery!! Just what I needed.

    • venusvelvet

      Ryan Reynolds clasping Blake by the butt cheek – classy. Love Charlize. Maggie looks happy (and great) in her dress.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Your pithy analysis is as exquisite as Charlize was last night.

    • mallz

      I thought Lea Michelle had a little too much Courtney Stodden going on last night!

      • FibonacciSequins

        I saw someone on another site comparing her to a New Jersey mob wife. I thought it was appropriate.

    • Alloy Jane

      I finally realized who Rihanna reminds me of: Madeleine from Vertigo. She is always so serenely beautiful, but there’s something about her that is haunting. She looks gorgeous in that gown.

      Anne, I’m not crazy about it but ok. Parking Lot Barbie looks like her kid decided to give her nipples but one fell off. Love Maggie’s dress but lordy dear, do something about those roots. Mr. Cumberbatch is PERFECT. Matt looks cute too. Zoe looks like she just walked out of the dressing room. I see Chicken Little when I look at the young Miss Moretz. Taylor Swift, who favors the princess looks, could’ve gone all out with a wild ball gown, and she chose a colorless nothing. It’s a missed opportunity. Claire looks lovely. Charlize “God DAYUM” Theron is killing it. Lea, move your tacky ass so I can get a better look at the woman behind you who is dressed so spectacularly. I rather like the quilted Olsen, but the striped one looks like a pile of fabric. Meh to the others.

    • Noah

      “That was lovely of you to stop by on your way home from brunch, dear, but really, you shouldn’t have.”

      Dead.

    • colleenjanel

      Red Carpet Rundown! HERCULES! HERCULES!!!!!
      Michelle Williams should have been sent home. Not even allowed to walk through the door.
      Nicole Richie is molting.
      Elle Woods needs to learn that there’s more to life than pink.
      I am intrigued by the teeny tiny peek of Annie’s abs.
      I NEED Janelle Monae’s cape!! It is crucial to my well-being!!!!

      • FibonacciSequins

        We can see just enough of her abs to admire how good they are.

    • Sadie-Ann

      If Kristen’s skirt had gone all the way to the floor I would have said it’s the best she’s looked, but there’s always something.

      • FibonacciSequins

        I would have liked it so much better with a long skirt. She was perfection at Cannes a couple of years ago, so I know she can do it.

    • kimmeister

      It frightens me that Michelle Williams’ hair, skin, and the cream bands on her dress are all the same color.

    • MRC210

      Charlize’s dress looks like an homage to Charles James’ white dress with the black stripe (but horizontal, not vertical). Nice touch.

    • Linderella

      While Charlize Theron is right up near the top, I’m still waiting for the photos of Liu Wen and Suki Waterhouse, my two favorites of the night.

    • Lisalady161

      Woof. Good thing they had Matt and Benedict in separate shots. That much gorgeousness in one pic would have ripped a hole in space and time.
      Charlize is once again showing the world that she’s almost too beautiful to be human.
      Rihanna, Anne, Maggie, Nicole and Claire looked phenomenal.
      Kristen Stewart looked like a beaded lamp from a fortuneteller’s shop.
      Chloe Moretz would be cute in sweats, but that dress is just is just weird.
      Naomi’s dress looks like a gyno craft project on acid.
      Who the hell dressed Michelle Willams in ugly day wear for this? They need a severe pinching.
      And I really, really LIKED that Rodarte on Shailene…it’s weird but very, very pretty.
      Ryan, Blake and Taylor….yawn.

      • demidaemon

        The Olsens are fashion designers.

    • Janet B

      Three well dressed men!
      At least Blake and Ryan can dress appropriately.
      Charlize is the winner here.

    • Sarah

      Shailene Woodley’s titscrepancy is giving me a sad. I love Maggie G’s dress, too, and I’m glad y’all said so, because it seems she’s getting a Worse Dressed treatment for it elsewhere. I really like Nicole Richie’s dress, too – if she HAS to have the purple hair, that’s a really good way to get a complete look out of it.

    • J.W.

      Kristen Stewart looks like a hen in molt.
      Please say you’re going to tackle Johnny Depp and Amber Heard…please….

    • FibonacciSequins

      On looking again, I have to say while I really like Maggie’s dress (and cape), the collar and long sleeves make it feel a little casual to me. The print is straight from Ikea, but to me that’s not a bad thing.

      I don’t see many about Naomi Watts. I love that dress. Would love it more if the skirt weren’t quite so sheer…stop the madnesss, designers!

    • trisker

      LOVED all these comments — thanks TLo!!! Adored Maggie G’s dress too — and died at “getting the mop.”!

    • Dagney

      I love how Charlize Theron just SCHOOLS all the ladies half her age.

    • AnneElliot

      Charlize Theron for the win!!! Zowie. She’s giving supreme bitchface, and I say that with the highest amount respect. Zoe Saldana comes in second place.

      I thought Kristin Stewart was wearing the ugliest dress of the night. . . and then I saw Shailene Woodley. Oh, honey, NO.

    • E.Nelson

      Ashley is the one on the left; Mary Kate is on the right.

    • Fraggle

      LOVE the vintage dresses of the Olsen Twins.

    • ladybane

      When I grow up, I wanna look like Charlize. Seriously, so much perfect.
      :whimper:

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      So glad you like Maggie Gyllenhaal’s frock – she looks fab! I was surprised to see her on a ‘worst dressed’ list!

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      Anne–Boooooring.
      Benedict–My ovaries approve.
      Charlize–She looks much better here than in other photos of this dress that I’ve seen.
      Chloe–Chanel hates you, sweetie. Learn to accept it.
      Kristen–Chanel hates you, sweetie. Learn to accept it.
      Maggie–It looked even better with the cape. I admire a woman who sticks to a particular style profile.
      Olsen Twins–J’adore the wealthy French spinsters vibe.
      Matt Bomer–My ovaries *really* approve.
      Michelle–No.
      Naomi–Oh, hell, no.
      Rihanna–All I see are nipples.
      Zoe–I don’t know what you did to Michael Kors, but it must have been bad, if he gave you a bishop’s sleeve window treatment to wear and called it a gown.

    • Violina23

      I can’t with Naomi’s dress. All I see is a cut-out of her uterus.

      • Lori

        Yeah, the lady bits frame is virtually never a good look. I’m also not crazy about the wings over her boobs, and the fact that they appear to have created some pretty epic side boob.

    • paintedfish

      love Maggie’s dress. get in my closet now!

    • bananamuffin

      Love Charlize, Hate Lea, creeped out that Shailene now has JLaw’s exact haircut and appears to be single, white femaling her.

      • melvel

        Except she cut her hair short before JLaw did.

        • bananamuffin

          I wouldn’t know the exact timeline, but the blonde is new.

    • Coco Cornejo

      Lea Michele is totally channeling Susan Lucci. She seems a little young to go for the cougar look.

      The Olson twins are totally channeling those twins from The Shining from the neck up.

    • SugarSnap108

      Charlize and Rihanna look fabulous. No competition.

      I’ve come to accept that I’m the only woman on earth who has no sort of ovarian reaction to Cumberbatch. Should I seek medical attention?

      • LadyVimes

        Immediate medical attention. The standard recommendation is a full course of Sherlock, Third Star, Amazing Grace, and Star Trek: Into Darkness taken visually and aurally over a four week period.

      • imakeart

        You are NOT the only one. I find him rather icky.

      • Lori

        You’re not the only one. I like him as an actor and he seems like he could be fun at a cocktail party or whatever, but he does nothing for/to my ovaries.

      • Linderella

        I’m beginning to think I’m the only gay man with the same affliction. And I say this as a well-established fan of Pasty Brit Face, but honey, no. I am sorry–the face sitch is a huge No. Huge.

      • Saturnine

        Agree with you completely about all three- especially BC, who looks *exactly* like a Partner I used to work with. My colleague was a very nice guy, but not, you know, ovary-threatening– so I see no hotness.

      • housefulofboys

        You’re not alone. I’ve really tried to understand the fascination but I’m just not feeling him.

      • malarson2

        You might need to see him speak lines. In anything, but preferably Sherlock. There’s something going on there – mouth-wise – that I find irresistible. Seeing him just standing in a picture does those lips no justice. Try it out, first ep of the first year of Sherlock, you might possibly miss some action because of staring at that mouthal region.

        • SugarSnap108

          I’ve seen him in Sherlock. A British accent always makes a little weak in the knees, but other than that he just doesn’t do it for me.
          My ovaries must carry some sort of rare gene variant.

      • conniemd

        His hotness is not my type. My ovaries (when I had them) got excited about the scruffy bad boy types. I want a one night (make it three) stand with a bad boy. Cumberbatch is to effete looking for me – though I bet we’d have a fun non-sexual time together.

      • formerlyAnon

        You’re not the only one. And going over his physical appearance feature by feature, he ought to be right in my wheelhouse. But nada.

        (I do imagine – to make myself feel less out of step – that were we to get to know each other his personality might do the trick. Sometimes it works that way and he gives the impression of being an interesting guy with a good sense of humor.)

    • LadyVimes

      From an overall view, this is one of the best star-style red carpets I’ve seen. Snaps for everyone for looking like they put serious effort in. Lea swung and missed, but still, effort.

      Michelle, darling, did you rip your real dress? That face and the short brunch outfit says you did. It’s okay, it happens.
      Call me, Benedict.

    • Jennifer Bober

      I do love Driveby Bitchery!!

    • VioletFem

      Janelle Monae!!! I wish we could see her here on this site more often (preferably when she is not photobombing Lea). And in case any one is curious she is wearing Tadashi Shoji.

      • malarson2

        She’s looking more like a female Prince than Prince does. And I love it.

    • jilly_d

      Jumping so many fences for Charlize. So. Many. Fences.

    • MilaXX

      The looks I really dislike are Chloe Moritz, & Shalaine Woodley. Those are just ugly. Lea Michelle looks 45, the Olsen twins look 85. Michelle Williams is grossly underdressed, Zoe’s face and hair are underdone. I love Maggie Gyllenhaal’s look and I think I may prefer her as a blonde. Everyone else is either okay or really good.

    • GinaGeo

      Tracy Flick goes as Lorelei Lee.

    • Candice Booth

      I wait until I can read your opinions before I can fully commit to me own. Your book just came in the mail, thank you and thank you. I am usually a lurker but every once in a while I post a comment or two.

    • Trickytrisha

      Naomi Watts’ dress nearly defies description. What strikes me most is the diaper effect surrounded by what looks like a splayed out duck carcass – such an atrocity of a dress. Love Clare Danes – really elegant. Rihanna makes Stella McC look good (!!!), but what the heck is covering her nipples? The Olsens are always good for a chuckle, but I do love the Edwardian funeral vibe. Anne, Taylor, and Charlize are pretty darned amazing. Kristen can’t begin to pull off such a bizarre dress, nor can Shailene, but Maggie and, surprisingly, Nicole can. Too many others to poke fun at, so I’ll settle for saying that Mr. Cumberbatch is growing on me.

      • Saturnine

        “the diaper effect surrounded by what looks like a splayed out duck carcass” –I could not find the words to describe this monstrosity of a dress, and then suddenly, here they are! Thank you!

      • barbarasingleterry

        The Olsen Twins are definitely channeling Lemony Snicket and “A Series of Unfortunate Events”….Oh to be Charlize, my goal for my next life….

    • andi56

      Seriously, was Benedict Cumberbatch the only dude to wear proper opera pumps? I do believe so, except for Johnny Depp’s witty spats. THAT’S how it’s done. And the rest of you: get your trousers hemmed.

      • Linderella

        Thank you!
        And P.S. take your hands out of your trouser pockets while you’re at it!

        • andi56

          Yeah! What she said!

    • Eric Stott

      Who is the goddess in that red lace cape, standing behind Lea Michele but stealing the spotlight effortlessly?

      • Elizabeth Flowers

        Janelle Monae!

        • Eric Stott

          Thank you- should the phrase be “You Go Goddess!”?

      • Adelaidey

        That’s Janelle Monae and she is the absolute best.

        • formerlyAnon

          Her sense of style is consistent, and I love it.

    • andreawey

      why do the Olsen girls always wear clothes that are too big for them?

    • Elizabeth Flowers

      I’d like Maggie’s look so much more if her hair were still dark, but the dress is kind of hippie-elegant fabulous.

      Charlize Theron isn’t real. She is amazing.

    • SewingSiren

      I love the Olsen twins , And I hate that girl from Glee. That’s pretty much all I got.

    • Monabel

      The uterine theme on Naomi Watts’ belly is just too too subtle for me.

    • ktr33

      Attagirl, Anne; Charlize: WERQ; Maggie, love the dress, prefer you as a brunette times infinity; Nicole Richie looks like a very well-preserved and fashion-forward 60-year-old; Rihanna, Indeed!

    • Jecca2244

      Hubs and I are home watching hockey and i actually yelled “Yes, I am ready!” when i clicked on the page and saw your question. Had to stifle it into a cheer.

      i love looking at the people in the background. socialites worth billions who are being ushered out of celeb photos. and other woman who i hope aren’t attending the event in what they have on…

      • Wendy

        We’re watching hockey, too. The “ooooooh” noise I made upon seeing Cumberbatch came at a moment my BF was looking away from the game, so he took it to mean that he missed some really good play. Nope, just all my eggs dropping. Sorry.

    • what not

      Kristen Stewart looks like she’d have preferred the chaps and cowboy hat, too.

      Mary-Kate and Ashley look like evil fairies, come to curse the newborn princess because the king killed their sister.

      • malarson2

        Or maybe because the King promoted their Sister and she became more fabulous and successful than they ever will?

    • Jill Trescott

      My crystal ball says that decades from now the Olsen twins are going to be found mummified in side-by-side rocking chairs, lost in the moldering debris of their enormous, junk-crammed brownstone. Probably wearing these dresses.

    • housefulofboys

      I loved Maggie’s dress, too, it is so her. Charlene is not human she is so beautiful.

    • Saturnine

      Seeing all these stars in (somewhat) fabulous gowns on the carpet reminds me of playing with my Barbie runway with the revolving fashion show platform. Good times.

      Oh sorry. Charlize FTW. The Olsens’ Victorian tableau is a close second.

    • Lisa_Co

      Other than Karolina K were there any other models there? If I remember correctly, years ago the Met Gala was all about the DESIGNERS and they each came with a top model elegantly perched on their arm. Now it seems this is a celebrity event where even KK and her sister are welcome:(

      • Lori

        Karlie Kloss was there in OdR. Other than that I haven’t seen any in photos. I don’t know if that’s a function of the photo sets I’ve seen or of the guest list itself.

      • Sonny

        I’m hoping there’s a Part 3 coming with models included because a lot of them seemed to actually GET the theme, or at least trusted the designers they worked with to do so. Liu Wen, Karlie Kloss and Chanel Iman all looked amazing.

    • TwiddlyStun

      I agree with you on most, but Mary Kate and Ashley would look more appropriate as Victorian-era spinsters in those dresses. I know they are small, but they can afford tailoring so that they don’t give the impression of osteoporosis sapping their height. On the other hand, I think Rodarte might be the quintessential Shailene Woodley dress. You’ve discussed her need to find a way to embrace her hippy-dippy style in a way that fits the red carpet, and she is giving me a sort of post-Haight hippie vibe here.

      • siriuslover

        Right?!? I thought Mary Kate looked like Nanny McPhee. Or Jane Eyre or something. Crazy.

    • TM

      I still don’t get Rodarte, and Shailene Woodley definitely doesn’t get feminism. It’s been a busy Tuesday.

    • Mr. J.

      Nicole Richie’s purple hair….am I the only one who thinks it makes her look 500 years old?

      Zoe Saldana–What IS that? And there’s so much of it.

    • Jeannie Shmina Greenwald

      Gawd you make me laugh, TLo.

      Nicole Richie: I HATE YOUR LAVENDER HAIR.

    • malarson2

      You heard it here first…I think Anne Hath is preggers. She’s giving off serious four months along vibes.

    • http://kittysdrawings.com Esz

      Loving Miss Gyllenhals outfit – its definitely very her.
      Rihanna nailed it. She’s so fierce!
      I love Tay’s dress too.

    • jif

      Enough of the sheer skirts, enough! Ah, I’ll see myself out…

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      Am I terrible for hearing “YES, MAMA! T AND LO ARE HERE FOR YOU, GIRL” in LaGanja’s voice? Or was that intentional? Whatever it was, I agree.

      Love Maggie’s dress but I think it would have been set off better if she’d stuck with brunette hair, or maybe a red.

      I see the Olsens borrowed NPH’s makeup artist.

      Bomer’s giving me a bomer if you know what I mean. (Too crass?)

      When is Givenchy getting these swan dresses out of their system? On a similar note, I miss Bjork.

      Nicole Richie looks stunning, and I give her immense props for working that silver crushed velvet, which goes beautifully with both her skin-tone and hair.

      Always love Ri.

      Giving Miss Swift props for looking like a Barbie collectable.

    • susan6

      Who are the two fabulous creatures behind Lea Michele? Because I totally ignored her and wanted to see more of them.
      Charlize and Rihanna were both shutting it down. I want to be them. Heck, I’m straight and I want to do them.

      • Amel

        Yes I was hoping they’d glance at Janelle Monae – she looks ever so slightly different than normal with that cape

    • Patryk

      zyjecie w pieknym swiecie chociaz na chwile chcialbym pragnol bym tak pozyc wiem ze takie marzenia sie nie spelniaja ale coz mozna pisac o tym chociaz;)))O co tu chodzi czy to kolejna rzecz jak zostac szybko milionerem hmmm bo
      to juz smieszne sie robi juz tyle razy probowalem przez chwile ktos
      pomaga i nagle ciach i ni widu ni slychu. nie jestem wyksztalcony jak
      wiekszosc z was czy nawet nie mam szkoly dobrej ale mam intuicje i
      marzenia tylko jestem sam i powoloi nie wierze w to ze ktos bez
      interesownie moze pomoc drugiej osobie zarobic jakies pieniadze a co
      najmniej wzbogacic sie. nawet nie wiecie jak marze w koncu zabrac swoja
      dziewczyne na jakas wycieczke ale juz nawet fizycznie nie moge pracowac.
      jestem po wypadku zlamanej kosci piszczelowej i szczalkowej do tego
      zator. a takze wyszlo teraz ze kiedys jak ratowalem chlopaka w szpitalu
      ktory mial padaczke pogryzl mnie bralem leki na aids ale wtedy nikt nie
      mowil o HCV zoltacce naszczesci kilka miesiecy temu tez z tego sie
      wyleczylem. ale zarazbiac nie potrafie a chcial bym cos milego dostac do
      zycia w koncu a nie depresje!!! takze jak to kolejne naciaganie to mnie
      nie wrecajcie bo jestem latwowierny a pozniej dlugi czas musze sie
      zbierac sam ze soba!!!

    • Patryk

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      zyjecie w pieknym swiecie chociaz na chwile chcialbym pragnol bym tak
      pozyc wiem ze takie marzenia sie nie spelniaja ale coz mozna pisac o tym
      chociaz;)))O co tu chodzi czy to kolejna rzecz jak zostac szybko
      milionerem hmmm bo
      to juz smieszne sie robi juz tyle razy probowalem przez chwile ktos
      pomaga i nagle ciach i ni widu ni slychu. nie jestem wyksztalcony jak
      wiekszosc z was czy nawet nie mam szkoly dobrej ale mam intuicje i
      marzenia tylko jestem sam i powoloi nie wierze w to ze ktos bez
      interesownie moze pomoc drugiej osobie zarobic jakies pieniadze a co
      najmniej wzbogacic sie. nawet nie wiecie jak marze w koncu zabrac swoja
      dziewczyne na jakas wycieczke ale juz nawet fizycznie nie moge pracowac.
      jestem po wypadku zlamanej kosci piszczelowej i szczalkowej do tego
      zator. a takze wyszlo teraz ze kiedys jak ratowalem chlopaka w szpitalu
      ktory mial padaczke pogryzl mnie bralem leki na aids ale wtedy nikt nie
      mowil o HCV zoltacce naszczesci kilka miesiecy temu tez z tego sie
      wyleczylem. ale zarazbiac nie potrafie a chcial bym cos milego dostac do
      zycia w koncu a nie depresje!!! takze jak to kolejne naciaganie to mnie
      nie wrecajcie bo jestem latwowierny a pozniej dlugi czas musze sie
      zbierac
      sam ze soba!!! Mozecie pomoc mi jak zrobicie krok w moja strone ja
      zrobie dalej nie macie pojecia ile ludzi mozna uszczesliwic;(((

    • Judih1

      I like Charlize and Maggie the best. If Rhianna’s nipple rings weren’t so distracting, I would add her to the list.

    • Fuchsiaforever

      Maggie G and Charlize T are my favorites!!!

    • St. Ace

      The eggs on your floor… would you call them EGGS BENEDICT?

      • ann non

        Thanks for the early morning laugh!

    • dschubba

      Mary Kate’s (?) gown reminds me too much of an umbrella.

    • MannahattaMamma

      Where is Amber Valletta???

    • LambeeBaby

      Michelle Williams looks like she is wearing Anthony Ryan’ unconventional challenge bird seed dress.
      How did the red carpet not ignite with both Charleze AND Rihanna looking that hot? Magnificent!

    • DollyMadisonWI

      LOVED Maggie Gyllenhaal’s gown. Absolutely loved it.

      • Stacy C

        Her gown had a cape/coat with it that looked pretty awesome too!

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

      Stella McCartney designs that I don’t hate! That definitely deserves a round of applause.

      • Jaeda Laurez

        Even a broken clock is right twice a day lol.

    • PatAfan

      Your taste is so random. I see you rip some stunning, yet not edgy, outfits apart, not today, yet dresses that look like they were designed for Mrs. Doubtfire or Tootsie you love. I guess that’s why you have a blog and I don’t.

      • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

        Do you have anything to say about any of the looks featured here?

        • dmkava

          Actually not one of these dresses featured here could have been “designed for Tootsie” because she needed to hide her Adam’s Apple.

    • SewingSiren

      I think the Michael Kors dress that Zoe Saldana is wearing is one of the more successful at being “inspired ” by Charles James , but not a tepid half hearted copy. The balloon overskirt was one of Charles James signature (and difficult to wear ) design elements that he used over and over in his career.

    • sienna elm

      Drive by thoughts later than it matters…

      That Givenchy on Naomi Watts has a distinct diaper-y look going on.

      And weird nipply bust on Reese.

      Love Rihanna & Charlize.

      What’s up with the Olsen twins wearing their grandmothers dresses? I know you love it…but they both look like they’re shrinking out of them!

      • Edie Rose

        I did a ‘Naomi’ word search to see how many people commented on her adult diaper.

        You were the only one. Thank you!

        How this is not the first and only thing people notice is beyond me.

    • Jessica Freeman

      Benedict for the win. Was anyone else on this post?

    • CT14

      Rihanna makes Stella McCartney look good.

      That is a compliment.

      Hell, that’s a miracle.

    • carnush

      Charlize wins. And the boys, of course. Loving Naomi’s look as well.

    • altalinda

      You are awfully kind to Chloe and Naomi.

    • Boulderista

      Kristen Stewart literally looks like something the cat dragged in – shredded apart and dropping feathers.

    • http://www.readbarbara.com/ ReadBarbara

      Attention Lea Michelle: Penelope Cruz already exists, please move along.

    • http://www.readbarbara.com/ ReadBarbara

      Is it just me or is that one Olsen twin looks more and more like a Precious Moments figurine every day?

    • Danielle

      Reese’s hair is total Pleasantville. Too many crop tops for my liking but whatever.

    • mjude

      I am so loving Maggie G’s look.

    • Cathy S

      I’m glad you loved Maggie Gyllenhaal’s gown. I thought I was the only one and it was making me sad.

    • Joanna

      Maggie should never go back to brunette – the blonde is working gangbusters for her, and somehow seems to make any outfit she wears chic.

      • CanIbeFrank

        She looks so happy to be wearing that–I imagine her thinking “I love it and I know you may not and it’s probably not appropriate but who care because I feel awesome, and look awesome too.”

    • jackie

      Maggie and Anne Hathaway look fantastic and OMG Nicole Richie; that Donna Karan is just stunning. Not sure why we don’t see more Donna Karan on the RC.

    • MoHub

      Reese Witherspoon looks like a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen.

    • MartyBellerMask

      Claire Danes- YAY!!! Beautiful color and THE BUST FITS!! Now where is that dashing husband of hers? I bet they made a lovely couple.

    • MagicMermaid

      I NEED Rihanna’s dress. And her abs.

    • elemspbee

      Loving Mag Gyllenhall’s dress. That has to be a personal best. And Rihanna–goddess.
      Lea Michelle–gosh didn’t realized she had a bday that makes her eligible to run for AARP’s prom queen!

    • DeidreRobbers

      Is it just me, or do the Stella dresses look like they have pre-placed nipples in the wrong spot?

    • BrooklynBomber

      “Shirley Partridge goes to the Met Gala.”

      I love it, too. But the picture immediately after frightened me something awful.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      We once heard a fashion editor say “Y’know, I really don’t get Rodarte…” and we wept tears of joy. Figuratively speaking.

      This makes me happy, as I do not get Rodarte-they strike me as another one of Anna Wintour’s pet projects that Wintour has foisted on the world.

    • melanie0866

      Can’t believe you didn’t rip Chloe Moretz over that ugly, tacky cowgirl/ballgown thing.
      When Maggie had the cape on, I really believed she was wearing a shower curtain and had a swim cap on her head.
      I wish the Olsen twins wouldn’t wear things that are three sizes too large for them.
      Nicole Ritchie looks like a stunning 60-year-old.

      Other than that, I agree with you all. :-)

    • Pablo

      Naomi Watts looks incredible, give her some more credit people.

    • Suse

      My first thought on seeing the Olsen twins was “Civil War widows.”

      • judybrowni

        In their mother’s too-big mourning gowns.

        Whereas Nichole Ritchie’s gown seems to be moulting, and Zoe could be one of those dolls whose skirts hide the toilet paper roll.

    • formerlyAnon

      Ms. Theron WINS. You may all go home now.

      No? Oh well:
      It is official. My off/on love for the Olsen twins is ON. Possibly permanently. Had I been rich I’d have dressed JUST like ‘em at their age. Well, like the one who is more often drowning in some boho-esque concoction, garnering criticism.

      Love Ms. Gyllenhaal. Also Ms. Hathaway (Rock that hair!)

      Ms. Richie & Ms. Witherspoon give me joy. My irrational like and hate look fantastic and horrid, respectively. (It shakes me up a bit to think that the usually shrewd Ms. Witherspoon appeared in that bodice.)

      Rihanna proves more powerful than a Stella McCartney design.

      Lively & Blake make classic Hollywood look . . . tarnished (is that an oxymoron? Not quite, I think.) I assume their relationship is in the toilet by his hand’s placement directly on her ass. Something to prove, much?

      ETA: OH what bad manners I have: THANK YOU for Messrs. Cumberbatch & Bomer.

    • Shawn EH

      Shalene’s oddity is kind of quirky and sweet. Maggie and Anne are the ones shutting it down for me, though.

      • Louise Bryan

        I agree. The dress is overdesigned, but Shalene looks pretty in it; probably as good as anyone could.

    • E. D.

      Blake Lively – so blah.
      Naomi Watts forgot makeup.
      Taylor Swift – Blake Lively with a less boring dress.

    • traceyishere

      Charlize you are GIVING ME LIFE!

    • Milos Mom

      Thank you for enjoying Maggie Gyllenhaal look with me! It was soooooo underrated. And there is a matching top coat. I loved it. P.S… Ryan Reynolds jacket is divine but the pants look like pajamas. He should have gone with a simple black wool pant rather than a full velvet suit.

    • demidaemon

      I’m crying over some of the hair on display here, especially Nichole’s and Shailene’s. AWFUL.

    • lundibleu

      Ah, that makes sense, thank you! :)

      I still think “dress” is a stretch, but that might just be me being picky.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Lea Michell = Alexis Carrington, the early years.

    • Just Me

      Looky here: I got to Ms. Charlize and drove by the rest of them to type in my password and give respect! I am beyond bowing down…I am laying on the floor with my arms spread wide! Damn! That is the first time in all my TLo years that I actually spontaneously z-snapped at the screen. That photo is perfection and she is beyond fierce as shit. She is a lesson for all to learn! *look at that – just snapped at my screen again thinking about it*

    • TheDivineMissAnn

      Oh dear. Michelle Williams is wearing the Shroud of Turin.

    • TheDivineMissAnn

      I j’dore Blake Lively’s hair – from the front and the back

    • MM4321

      Am I on something? My 3 favorites are, hands down, Chloe Moretz, Kristen Stewart and Nicole Richie. Kudos for interesting, unique looks. (And 3 cheers to all the ladies above who posed withOUT their hands on hips. Let’s make that a trend, ladies.)

    • Sabin

      Only Charlize Theron can make a red carpet snap look like an actual editorial.

    • samitee

      There has to be some kind of Chrome plugin that will replace any and all pictures with that one of Benedict Cumberbatch, right?

    • Clash D

      Mags Gyllenhaal looks amaazing.

      Charlize looks amazing. She embodies Dior. Why they signed JLaw still baffles me.
      Lea picked an ugly dress that makes her look flat chested.
      KStew actually looked interesting..wish her feathers extended down to her ankles.
      Rihanna looks amazing. Anyone else would look silly in that Stella Mc.
      Naomi Watts looks like she’s wearing a diaper under those fish scales.
      Reese’s dress makes her giant nipples look droopy and wonky. Eee.
      Zoe is wearing a gigantic shower cap.

    • Munchkn

      I agree with that fashion editor: I don’t get Rodarte and never have. I remember one time a few years ago when they showed two knits dresses the sisters had “designed” and the dresses looked like if I’d dressed my Barbie in a worn-out dishrag. They were hideous! And they only cost $40,000! Each! Gah! What people waste their money on!

    • JynxTheCat

      I LOVE Maggie in Mrs Roper drag. LOVE IT