Met Gala 2014 Red Carpet Rundown – Part 2

Posted on May 07, 2014

No time for talk! Too many dresses to rip! Part 1 is here!

Hit it, celebrities!

Allison Williams in Oscar de la Renta

It’s not exciting in any way, but it’s appropriate for the venue. We can’t fault a socialite for dressing like a socialite for the Met Gala. The color’s pretty on her.


Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in Giambattista Valli Couture

Kudos to them for showing up dressed for the occasion. Of course he needed to have something dangling off him. Otherwise how would he make tinkling noises when he moves, thereby letting us know that he’s Johnny Depp?


Chloë Sevigny in Kenzo

The dress is just okay, but the matchy accessories make us wince. Oh, Chloe. We expected better.


Chrissy Teigen and John Legend in Ralph Lauren
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Diane Kruger in Hugo Boss

Pretty. A little on the dull side. She walks down the street in Cannes wearing more interesting outfits than this.


Dianna Agron in Miu Miu

The dress makes her look wider, especially in the shoulders, and the shoes are distracting.


Emmy Rossum in Carolina Herrera



Florence Welch in Valentino Couture

Love the top half, but that skirt is so drab.


Gabrielle Union in Prada

We’re gonna go with “no” on this one. We’re not offended by belly skin, but we’d have liked this much better if that was a floor length skirt and the top looked a little less like a bra.


Hayden Panettiere in Dennis Basso

Pretty. Nothing earth-shattering. Gets the job done.


Hugh Jackman in Tom Ford and Deborra-Lee Furness
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They look very coordinated and her look is a nice way to interpret the white tie theme, but those shoes she’s wearing are terrible.


Janelle Monae in Tadashi Shoji

SHUTTING IT DOWN. All bitches are requested to STEP BACK.

This may be the most gorgeous thing we’ve ever seen with Tadashi Shoji’s name on it – and we’ve seen a lot of gorgeous Tadashi Shoji.


Jessica Paré in Michael Kors

Another one that gets the job done. Hate the hair.


Leighton Meester in Emilio Pucci

This would look a hell of a lot better if she wasn’t swimming in it like it was a bathrobe. Also, those shoes are terrible. And her hair is way too casual.


Margot Robbie in Prada
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 This doesn’t look Met Gala enough to us, but it’s probably one of the better Pradas of the night. She looks kind of sharp and interesting. We’d like it a whole hell of a lot more if it wasn’t a bikini top under a sheer halter, though. How about lining the halter and getting rid of the bikini top altogether, Miuccia?


Olivia Munn in Diane von Furstenberg

And… boobs.

Gorgeous color, though.


Rashida Jones in Tory Burch

Who the hell wears Tory Burch to the Met Gala?  That dress is sad.


Rita Ora in Donna Karan Atelier

You get to do that to your leg or your arm, honey. Not both at the same time.

Spectacular dress, though.


Sarah Paulson in Prada

It’s an interesting dress and the color looks great on her, but we’re starting to think Miuccia Prada needs to be tested for ADHD.


Zoe Kravitz in Topshop

Forget Tory Burch, who the hell wears TOPSHOP to the Met Gala? Come on now, girl. This isn’t the Junior prom.

Hate the hair.



More bitchery to come in Part THREE, later today, darlings.



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  • Lordy lordy theres a lot of seriously over designed stuff among these looks. Sarah Paulson, I’m talking to you.

    • smayper

      So painful to see her fuck it up so consistently. I love her acting, and she’s beautiful. WHY the horrible?

    • Dandesun

      I wish she would go raid her ‘Down With Love’ wardrobe already.

    • Arielle

      It looks remarkably similar to what I wore in third grade when I was cast as a munchkin cleaning the Tinman in the Emerald City.

  • Someone should get our elderly gay wind chime a jingly bracelet, so he can avoid the need for adding jingles to his outfits. 🙂

    • Jessica Freeman

      Like a kitten with a bell on it’s collar.

      • Exactly! In fact a collar might just do the trick here. 😉

        I make these jokes, but my nicknames are sparkles and jingle bells, so.. this is a problem I actually have in my own life. I have many jingly bracelets now.. but I still have a couple of jingly shirts!

    • colorjunky

      Here, Here!

  • Crystal

    TOPSHOP????????? ARE YOU INSANE?????


    • Geoff Dankert


    • Jessica Freeman

      Also, that hair girl. No.

      • Crystal



        • Sarah


        • MemHey

          Glorious HAIR-itage 😉

        • mickiemonkey

          I love that you are screaming, Crystal.

    • Fuchsiaforever

      Yeah something’s not right. WTF??

    • Coleen

      It’s not a *good* defense, but sometimes the stars can only come as a +1 for a label. (See Rashida Jones, Tory Burch.)

      • butterflysunita

        That’s what I was thinking–another starlet, I forget who, was wearing Topshop. That made me wonder if they were obligated to wear it.

        • caroline

          Kendall Jenner, but her dress made a lot more sense than this one.

          • marlie

            TBH, I’m *GLAD* Kendall Jenner didn’t merit something the likes of de la Renta or Herrera or even Posen. I think I might have started throwing things if she’d shown up in one of them.

          • Anna

            Couldn’t agree more. In Kendall Jenner’s case, Topshop is perfectly appropriate.

          • Lucía Gavello

            Well she did walk for Chanel… HOLD ME.

          • marlie

            I forgot about that. UGH.

        • anneshirley

          Yep, also Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn and Toni Garrn. I have no idea who any of those ladies is (I’m an Old) but they were all featured in the NY Times’s “red carpet” feature. It made me think Topshop may have purchased a bunch of tickets in order to give them to people in exchange for wearing their dresses.

          • sweetestsith

            Chanel Iman is an ex-victoria secret model… Never heard of the other girls though!

    • V No Privacy

      I think Kendall Jenner ALSO wore TopShop…..

    • SugarSnap108

      I know. When people come from a genetic lineage like that, this shit makes me mad.

    • smayer

      Forget Topshop. Did anyone see the photo of her over at People? You could see some unmentionables at the top of that slit… Extremely tacky.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      All of the TopShop dresses that I saw at the Met gala looked like shiny prom dresses shown in Seventeen or Prom magazine.

    • Esz

      It just looks trashy and cheap.

    • Charlotte Sanders

      I don’t know what it is but she always looks dirty. Like she just crawled out of a crack house or was doing meth for like a week straight. How could this happen to the child of such beautiful parents??????

  • Emmy Rossum and Janelle Monae look positively GORGEOUS! Well done, ladies!

    • Rhonda Shore

      And what i loved about Janelle Monae is that she stepped outside her standard black and white thing, but in a way that was SO her with such panache. Really fantastic.

      • decormaven

        Yes! This young woman really has a specific style that works for her. This was a nice offshoot.

        • formerlyAnon

          Yah. She always looks this good, just not always this dramatic. Matched it to the venue, good for her!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Just loved Janelle Monae-making a truly fabulous statement with this look.

    • smayper

      I adore the cape. And I love Emmy’s dress, but her hair looks incredibly flat to me. I’m a huge fan of Shameless, and I wish I saw the guy who plays her brother Lip on more RCs. He’s awesome and gorgeous.

      • julnyes

        It would be nice to see the rest of the cast out and about on the RC – though perhaps none of them are interested.

    • marlie

      Two of my “Best Dressed” of the night. And such different looks, too.

  • This seems like a better dressed batch than yesterday’s. I am, however, disappointed that it is only an optical illusion that Jackman is wearing a kilt over trousers.

    • Glad to know I’m not the only one who saw that, and hoped it was true.

      • Mr. J.

        Kilt? I assumed it was a skirt and was so proud of him.

    • marigi

      I was thinking the same thing about skirted Jackman! Also: some of the background dresses look way more interesting than the one we’re actually supposed to look at.

      • AnguaVonUberwald

        Me too! And yes, did you see that stripey one in the background of the Gabrielle Union picture? I want to see that one.

        • marigi

          Yes! I think that probably some of the real fashionistas in the crowd were the most interestingly dressed…

        • Crystal

          I liked Gabrielle’s hair. But that dress. Lawd.

        • DuBey2

          me too

      • DuBey2

        Thats where I first saw Janelle’s gorge Red/black number. I meant, as background, NOT as Hugh Jackman’s supposed kilt. 🙂

        • AlwaysCoco

          Are my eyes wrong?… or Is that Not a Kilt but a Tea Length Skirt?! I Must Know so I can go back to scrubing this pot! Otherwise, I’ll just sit here staring at this computer screen for the rest of the day. Help!

          • DuBey2

            Consensus is that it was an optical illusion from someone behind him. Back to the pots!!

          • AlwaysCoco

            You’re right. Photos can be so misleading! Thanks!

    • smayper

      I had to look at it VERY closely! Black kilt would have been divine!

    • Introspective

      damn i got played! totally was hi fiving hugh for the kilt. ah well. missed opportunity indeed.

  • Scimommy

    Rashida Jones makes me cry tears. So much tears. And has Prada always been so ugly or is that a recent thing?

    • Prada has been serving up the ill considered for a while now.

      • Agnes Gooch

        I became convinced several years ago that Miuccia Prada hates women, plain and simple, and all of her designs are intended to make us look ridiculous. It’s like one never-ending social experiment to see what kind of crap she can get us to wear.

        • YoungSally

          She loves women — she just loves craft projects more.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            So many of the Pradas worn to this event were WTF. I appreciate thoughtful,beautifully craft ornamentation on a dress, but when the first thing that comes to mind is that Miuccia went berserk at a Michael’s or Hobby Lobby, you know that she’s seriously off the track.

          • demidaemon

            Perhaps they let her out there when she was off her meds?

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Now there’s a thought……

          • demidaemon

            It is. A scary one.

        • ktr33

          I tend to agree. Look! It says Prada! It’s a burlap pillowcase!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I cannot like your statement enough times.

    • jen_vasm

      I think there are enough ladies in bad Prada to consider a class action suit. There were good design kernels in all, but reckless execution. Rashida hurts my heart.

    • Amel

      I am so disappointed in Rashida. Normally she looks odd, but interesting odd. This was just bleh

      • Sarah

        It’s a GTNYD. She looks like she’s trying to be somebody else, and that includes her hair.

        • JenniferA

          I like the hair though. At least she’s not wearing sad-bangs.

          • Sarah

            It looks okay, but I just think that it looks like a different lady. She’s not a shellacked 60’s bob kind of gal, to my mind.

      • And it’s so unflattering! Makes her look wide! GIRL IS NOT WIDE.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        She’s young, has a nice figure, etc.-why is she dressing like a matron who was chaperoning a bunch of debutantes?

    • Carleenml

      funny enough, Miuccia had her own Met Gala (w/Schiaparelli) two years ago.

    • Magatha

      I’d like to see Rashida in Chloe Sevigny’s dress (with better accessories and maybe actual straps instead of spaghetti straps, or Olivia Munn’s dress (with a slightly more conservative neckline). She’s just so pretty, funny, and intelligent and needs to be dressed like it.

  • SewingSiren

    Good lord, all Johnny Depp needs is a tin cup and the picture will be complete.

    • Fuchsiaforever

      He’s so ridiculous. I’m SO over him.

    • Kathy

      I’m wondering why he’s not wearing a half-eaten top hat.

      • Dandesun

        “We’re a couple of swells. We stop at the best hotels. But we prefer the country far away from the city smells…”

  • Jessica Freeman

    There was quite a few ladies in Top Shop, I was very confused by that. Janelle Monae FTW, followed closely by Emmy Rossum.

    • rosie5215

      It seems like some kind of promotional thing – One of the Kardashians and Jourdan Dunn were also in Topshop.

  • MannahattaMamma

    I always want to know, in the case of someone like Sarah Paulson, who seems like such a reasonable human, what she is thinking when she says “yes, I’ll wear the Prada dress that has ALL the patterns. ALL of them.” Or Rita Ora who apparently is like the Ado Annie of fashion and cain’t say no: yes lace, yes tulle, yes thigh-high ribbon-wrapped shoes, yes yes yes…”

    • Lori

      I honestly think that, however reasonable she is in other ways, Sarah Paulson just has hopelessly bad taste. I don’t remember the last time she looked legitimately good on a red carpet. The best she ever does is, “This isn’t terrible, especially compared to how she usually looks.” “Not totally cracked out” isn’t saying much, especially you routinely show up in some version of “gurl, WTF?” I can’t think of any explanation for that other than terrible, horrible, no good, very bad taste.

      • Kayceed

        Could it be a genius PR move? I mean, I have never been struck by her personality/presence in any red carpet event. If she dressed well, I am afraid she would just fade away – at least in this monstrosity people are talking…

        • Lori

          IDK? I’m not sure that anyone purposely wants to be remembered as “That woman with crappy taste.”

    • As @LoriAnnK:disqus said, I just think lovely Sarah P just has bad taste. And stubbornly bad, so she won’t get help.

      • Lori

        The stubbornness actually bugs me way more than the bad taste. And the bad taste bugs me a lot, so that’s saying something.

        • 3boysful

          Altho I do prefer the darker hair to the washed out blond. But then why did she do the nude lip? She resembles a corpse. And the dress does not look like it comes from a major fashion house.

  • I don’t like any of these dresses. At all. I do, however, really like Janelle’s cape and Deborra’s coat. BTW did Chloe do her hair in the back seat of the limo on the way to the Gala?

    • 3boysful

      You think she actually *did* her hair? 😉

  • butterflysunita

    Janelle Monae for the win! Love.

  • Billie_Dawn

    I never would have recognized Olivia Munn. Is it the hair that’s throwing me off?

    Zoe Kravitz’s hair: WHUT. Seriously, lady, you are a prime example of the genetic lotto win. You should never look anything less than gorgeous, but…WHUT.

    • charlotte

      In my opinion it is the lack of (visible) makeup on Olivia. Apparently she thinks that the Met Gala is the place to sport a natural face. It goes well with Kate Mara’s beach hair…

    • I’ve long said Olivia Munn is a two face, like they joked about on Seinfeld – she has different faces based on lighting, one is scary, one is pretty. 🙂 Meet the scary one..

  • Carleenml

    best tweet I saw “if Prada calls HANG UP.”

    • Fuchsiaforever

      LOL amazin’

  • Malia C.

    TOPSHOP to *any* gala? Good god!!! I’m disappointed Anna didn’t have her immediately shuffled off the red carpet and into a taxi, along with an icily delivered, “Go home dear, you’re drunk.”

    Emmy is my favorite of this bunch.

  • Is Hugh wearing a skirt over pants?

    • Malia C.

      I thought that at first too; I think it’s just an optical illusion of his wife’s skirt billowing up behind his legs.

    • Crystal

      I think maybe a short person in a coordinating skirt is just standing behind him? Maybe?

      • You’re right! But it says a lot about Hugh that I thought…”meh…doesn’t matter. Still hot.”

        • Crystal

          He is a very attractive tapdancing giant.

          • Sarah

            That is probably the best thing said about him ever. And I love Wolverine.

  • TrixieConQueso

    My hubby would like to send a THANK YOU note to Diane VonFur for that Olivia Munn dress. Have to agree, she is Sex on a Stick!

  • rosie5215

    I feel sorry for Rashida Jones’ boobs.

  • kimmeister

    Chloe’s hair, how it hurts!
    I’m a bit dismayed by Florence’s boob flash.

  • SewingSiren

    Florence Welch, Emily Rossum, and Janelle Monae , Wonderful, wonderful, and wonderful. All look perfectly like themselves, and perfect for the venue, and distinct enough to remark on.
    Rashida Jones dress is a great warning to all designers to NOT attempt to copy Charles James.
    And unfortunately Zoe Kravitz is not wearing the worst Top Shop dress in attendance. This one is rather good by comparison.

    • Sarah

      I agree, but Flo’s skirt is not the right color. I don’t really see how that color corresponds in any way – either to match or complement – her amazing top piece. I wish it was black, if it had to be a non-color. Her hair is glorious, though.

      • SewingSiren

        All I see are butterflies, beautifully embroidered butterflies.

  • Janelle Monae wins the night. I gasped when I saw her. I’ve been lusting for that cape since you posted the runway shoe pictures.

  • Crystal


    • Anna


      • Crystal

        EVER. I MEAN IT.

        • Anna

          Cannot upvote enough!

  • wisenhar

    “Florence Welch in Valentino” – Of Course! She looks great, though.

    • Crystal

      Florence IS Valentino. Other people should stop trying.

    • GillianHolroyd

      That coat is beyond fabulous, she’s dropped the harsh makeup. Now I wonder what she’d look like without bangs?

  • Anna

    I “Gay Ew-ed” at Zoe Kravitz, what in the actual fuck. Someone that cool should be shutting it down.

    I’ll just keep looking at Charlize and Janelle. Would die for a picture of those two posing together.

    • julnyes

      Is she actually cool or does she get endless cool points because of her parentage. I am legitimately asking, I only know her from her movie roles (where she is consistently bleh)

      • Anna

        I liked her indie performances, as well as her band’s music, so to me she’s cool. I agree that she does get cool points because of her parentage, but from what I know of her (which is admittedly not tons), she doesn’t seem like the usual bratty, entitled asshole offspring of famous parents. But I could be totally wrong.

        Definitely not on board with the wardrobe malfunctioning caused by this outfit that I’ve seen on other galleries though.

  • Carleenml

    Rashida’s dress looks like her electric blanket got caught up under it on her way out the door.

    • Fuchsiaforever

      Hahahahha so true lol

  • quiltrx

    I think Johnny looked absolutely fabulous, and his windchime elements go with the “decorations” part of the men’s theme. The whole look makes my heart go pitter-pat.
    Emmy (LUV HUH anyway) was one of my top 5 for the night. Just gorgeous.
    And I can’t sign off on ladypants at the Met Gala, but that cape Janelle is wearing is incredible. it wants to come live with me, where we’ll have fabulous adventures together.

    • Constant Reader

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who liked Johnny’s outfit. Anybody who dresses like Bertie Wooster on his way to a formal event (where no doubt shenanigans will ensue) has my undying love.

      • Jeeves would not allow Bertie out of the flat with hems that bad, or ill-fitting spats.

        • Constant Reader

          Okay, then dressed like Tuppy Glossop headed to the same event where he will meet up with a perfectly-dressed Bertie and shenanigans will ensue because Angela has dumped Tuppy again for saying her new hat made her look like a pekingese.

          • formerlyAnon

            You get ALL THE POINTS for remembering the name Tuppy Glossop!

      • FibonacciSequins

        Up arrow for the Bertie Wooster reference, although I don’t think he would have bothered with spats, being a modern 1920’s man prone to sartorial whimsy.

        • Constant Reader

          Oh, he definitely did — for example, the Old Etonian spats Jeeves disliked because they were loud (although not as loud as the Drones Club tie). I forget what happened to those… not sure if, like the purple socks and the white mess jacket, they were given away in exchange for Jeeves fixing up some problem or other.

          • FibonacciSequins

            Are you referencing the stories or the Fry & Laurie series? I’m just realizing I haven’t read/watched either in a very long time and want to revisit.

          • Constant Reader

            I’m referencing the books. I couldn’t remember which book they are in, but Mr. Google answered my question: The Inimitable Jeeves — the same one that the purple socks are in. Also, a red cummerbund that I’d completely forgotten about.

            Edited for typo.

  • I need that Carolina Herrera dress. And a place to wear it.

  • &theJets

    I don’t feel like bare midriffs and a museum gala go together so have been turned off by all the bellies showing at this event.

    • @Biting Panda

      There’s no such thing as “Formal Abs”.

      (Of course, my personal exception to the rule is Rihanna. Frankly, as long as she stays away from he who shall remain nameless, she can do no wrong, in my book.)

      • kimmeister

        I’m going to have to tell my abs to stop bowing and curtsying.

    • boweryboy

      Bare midriffs at a formal dress event is always inappropriate in my book.

  • Crystal

    Also, does Dianna Agron not WANT to be seen as attractive? Because she IS attractive but seems to do everything in her power to look the opposite.

    • Lori

      She needs for someone to explain to her the difference between ladylike/not sexing it up and matronly/hiding your light under a bushel. When she’s actually old she’s going to look back on these years with a boatload of regret.

  • Danielle

    Holy shit, Janelle. I am LIVING for everything you’re doing there. WERQ IT OUT.

    • Introspective

      exactly. i need that cape to go any and everywhere i ever have to go in life. so i can walk in to the room windswept with something obnoxious like sissy that walk playing in the background.

      all that to say, janelle, snaps bitch. youre SERVING.

  • NinjaCate

    Zoe, honey. Why are you rifling through Rihanna’s closet?

  • Carleenml

    You’re absolutely right about the fit of the Pucci. (Leighton Meester/whoever that is). And those shoes are TRAGIC. Such a shame. Great dress and it’s just a sloppy, baggy mess.

    • Sarah

      She was on Gossip Girl. She needs a bra like nobody’s business.

      • demidaemon

        And a tailor.

  • Carla_Charlton

    As a trend, the bathing suit/exercise top look is terrible, especially for formal events. And enough with the high leg slits.

  • imspinningaround

    Why did everyone wear so much Prada this year??

    • Crystal

      Especially after it had been established that Prada was doing the fugly thing!

    • DuBey2

      ummm, don’t you mean, “why did everyone wear so much Ugly Prada this year?”?

  • dmkava

    I liked Leighton Meester’s in a “hey I’m an actress in the 70’s who lives in the Canyons who wouldn’t look down on doing adult movies can you pass that joint kind of way”

    • decormaven

      It’s got that 1970s Dyan Cannon vibe to me.

  • shopgirl716

    Emmy Rossum and Janelle Monae (sp?) are the only ones who really brought it out of this group. What is up with Rashida Jones? Quincy needs to pull her aside and teach her how to have some style already!!!

  • Fuchsiaforever

    Rashida has the greates titscrepancy I have ever seen. She looks like she has TWO pairs of boobs. 🙁 She should sue Tory Burch- and yes that is the saddest dress, tied to Zoe Kravitz’ Topshop.

    Janelle Monae: the best! A work if art!
    Miuccia Prada: I’m SO disappointed…WTF those are some fugly, weird gowns out there!

    • marlie

      Did you see Tory Burch at this event? Even the fit on HER dress was terrible. There’s NO excuse for that crap.

    • FibonacciSequins

      I just posted a comment asking WTH was going on with Rashida’s boobs. So odd-looking.

  • sugarkane105

    Can anyone explain to me the phenomenon of wearing Top Shop to the Met Gala and how it started? It appears to be a trend for at least the last couple years. I don’t know anything about Top Shop – but from what I can tell, it appears to be stars making an effort to appear more “budget-conscious,” like Kate Middleton wearing the same dress twice. But these Top Shop ensembles don’t look “normal,” they just look trashy. Sigh.

  • Judy_J

    That Carolina Herrera gown is fabulous! GORGEOUS fabric.

  • Coleen

    Deborra Lee-Furness needs to STOP with the Frankenshoes. It’s a sign of insecurity that I wish she wouldn’t have.

    • marlie

      I don’t know if it’s a sign of insecurity or not, but she seriously has terrible taste in footwear.

      • Lori

        I don’t think it’s insecurity either. I assume it’s more of a practical issue + some taste issues. Hugh Jackman is like a foot taller than she is. If she didn’t wear a heel & a half it would be difficult for photographers to get both their heads in a decent shot without doing a lot of juggling just not practical on the red carpet. So, she buys big, old tall shoes and because of bad taste and/or some orthopedic issue she ends up in the ugly platforms.

  • Jeremy

    Want a fashion WERQ? Put a cape on it!

    Now that’s what I call a Monae shot.

  • BazoDee

    This is the most boring meh Met ever. Everything is either dull or trying too hard.

  • sugarkane105

    I wish Hugh Jackman’s wife Deborah was more comfortable with her height. She’s always wearing Frankenstein platforms. Your husband is a tall drink of water next to anyone – SHOW IT OFF.

  • Twigg

    What exactly is ON Sarah’s dress? It looks like the contents of a cosmetic bag.

  • CPK1

    Janelle Monae and Emmy Rossum FTW!

  • Jennifer McGuire

    Johnny Depp in SPATS. Love it.

  • Chartreusite

    Who knew Janelle could serve such a garment so far outside her usual tux range? BRAVA.

  • Claudia Berry

    Wow, Erlanger must be tired. Both Lupita and Olivia could have been so much better!

  • Sarah

    Chloe’s match accessories: yeah, not great. Chloe’s hair: AWFUL.

    • alyce1213

      Sad, because someone put effort into making braids and the rest looks like she sat in the back of a convertible.

  • SugarSnap108

    Emmy Rossum — Wow! Almost Bing-Bing level.

    And holy hell, Janelle Monae looks stunning. (OK, the hair’s a little cray, but DAYUM to the whole look.)

    Oh hi, Boobs Munn.

    • Eric Stott

      With that look the hair has to be equally over the top- and you need a lot of black to balance that red.

      • SugarSnap108

        I’ve actually revised my opinion on the hair, because I just saw a shot of her from a different angle. (I was also, apparently, mistaking some of the background in this shot as part of her head. Heh.)

  • Inspector_Gidget

    Johnny Depp always manages to make his clothes look like a costume, even when they would look normal on anyone else.

  • TheLaurenJean

    I’m sure it’s some tiny person behind him, but Hugh Jackman looks like he’s got a lace kilt over his pants, and it has made me oh so joyful imagining that that actually happened.

    • Eric Stott

      Oh My M-F God! I was actually assuming he WAS wearing some kind of skirt!

      • TheLaurenJean

        Yay! It wasn’t just me! I so hope he was.

      • TheLaurenJean

        Yay! I’m not the only one! I so hope that he actually was.

    • formerlyAnon

      Yah. I was so happy at the idea that I googled more pictures IMMEDIATELY, only to find it’s an optical illusion.

  • MoHub

    The Depp watch chain doesn’t draw my attention nearly as much as the spats. I’m getting an Uncle Pennybags vibe.

    • FibonacciSequins

      THAT’S who he was reminding me of.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    no. the spats are just a depp too far.

  • Kelly

    What’s with Emmy’s makeup and hair? They make her look like one of the “Waxworks” who came to play bridge with Norma Desmond. Love the dress, though. Yeah, the print does look like wallpaper from the ’40s or something, but I think it works. Overall, my favorite outfits are Deborra-Lee’s (minus the shoes) and Janelle’s. And if only Rita Ora had left off the leg bondage, she might have had a WERQ. Sarah Paulson, though — she always looks like a sad little girl to me, self-consciously aware that her party dresses are never quite right.

  • smayer

    Margot Robbie – Home Depot couture. In the middle of putting in new tile for her shower, she thought, “Oh, shit! I need something to wear to the Met Gala!”

  • smayer

    Janelle Monae – FIERCEST look of the night! I want her to be a Bond villain!

  • Miss Ruth

    Rashida Jones is just a couple of cardboard boxes away from being able to make a playroom fort with that dress.

    • CPT_Doom

      Conveniently she’s already got her electric blanket under the skirt for those cold nights on the streets.

  • ovarB

    Eh…seeing that this event had the influence of Charles James…many of these dresses make sense.

  • Poor Chloe. You know you haven’t dressed well when the Uncles don’t make up a personality for you for the outfit.

  • colleenjanel

    Janelle Monae wins the entire damn night for me. She is living, breathing, walking, talking ART!

    I was hoping for some commentary on Karolina Kurkova. That was an eye catching gown!

    • marlie

      Hers was another of my favorites. Just breathtaking.

    • Jacob Bowen

      Kurkova could be coming in the next batch, because she was DIVINE!

      • colleenjanel

        Sadly she’s not in Part 3 … perhaps that means we can hope for a Part 4 … but I don’t know that we’ve ever gotten a 4-part Red Carpet Rundown.

  • Tricia

    Wow, clapping for the elderly gay wind chine and his super young lady. They both look really nice, imho.

    Janelle Monae is a goddess.

    • Eric Stott

      Yes to both- Depp could have left the tinted glasses off, but if that’s his only sin (The watch chain is appropriate, if excessive) I’ll let it pass.

      If someone was offering doll sized replicas of Monae in that outfit they’d be flying off the shelves today.

      • ampg

        Well, the dye job is still pretty awful. But it’s pretty much a personal best of the last 5 years for him.

  • Olivia Munn-Dane.

  • semirose

    Huh I honestly thought Sevigny was in wide leg pants and a top.

    I’m in love with that pattern on Rossum’s dress. I’ll take it in a jacket and a shorter dress and shoes and a skirt thanks.

    Monae for the win. Absolutely flawless.

  • ashtangajunkie

    And with one Met Gala, Johnny Depp and I are officially divorced. Irreconcilable differences.

    • MarissaLG

      I’m shocked it took so long.

      • ashtangajunkie

        Rewatching ‘Benny and Joon’ and ‘Edward Scissorhands’ made it hard to let go.

    • marlie

      Don’t you mean “conscious uncoupling”?

      • ashtangajunkie

        I do. We have always conducted our relationship privately and hope to continue in this manner. Stay tuned for my “I’m a Survivor” magazine cover and interview.

  • Dandesun

    JANELLE!! Fucking fabulous, that one.

    Johnny Depp wearing one dangly thing on the outside is downright repressed for him. But I give him credit for not going with his typical ‘elderly gay wind chime’ aesthetic. That seems a weird thing to give one credit for.

    Sometimes, I wish Keith Richards would show up at this just being Keith Richards. Then it would be all ‘Oooooh’ in regards to what Depp does with himself. But Keith’s been that way since the 60s when he was sewing pieces together his own damn self because that’s what he liked. Plus, I just like the idea of Keith Richards attending a Met Gala.

    • MilaXX

      Instead he went for Chaplain drag with the spats and cane.

      • Phydeaux

        Reminds me of Peter Boyle in Young Frankenstein.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Janelle Monae in Tadashi Shoji – what you said. Absofuckinlutely. In fact, I’m having palpitations over that outfit.

  • DTLAFamilies

    I’m starting to think Jackman’s wife has a foot issue because she always defaults to platforms.

    • GorgeousThings

      I figure it’s because she’s a foot shorter than her husband. She’s shorter than he is, even with the platforms and standing on the step above him. Either she’s teeny or he’s giant, or both.

      • FibonacciSequins

        I think Hugh is 6’2″, and Deborra must be a foot shorter than him.

  • I’m just here to worship at the feet of Janelle Monae.

  • Elizabetta1022

    Johnny Depp has lost me forever. Also, he has “old man stance” in most of the pics I’ve seen him in lately. It’s an odd combination–he dresses younger than he really is, but stands like a grandpa escorting his grand daughter to a dance.

    • ItAin’tMe

      He should start wearing the actual costumes from some of his films. Sleep Hollow steampunk, for instance. He would look less affected than the way he dresses himself now does.

  • kimmeister

    I just wanted to throw down some love for Chrissy Teigen, because I think she looks ravishing in that dress.

    • That dress just looks so slinky, I want to stroke her!

  • GorgeousThings

    There was a great article in today’s online Wall Street Journal, in the Greater New York section, about how rude most of the stars were. The quote that I remember most was that Rita Ora was more interested in finding Instagrams of herself on the stairway than she was in talking with any of the people at her table. And apparently the first question everyone asked when they hit the top of the stairs was, “Which after party are you going to and what time can we leave?”

  • Eva_baby

    Janelle Monae wins all the snaps! For me she was the only one who made me gasp.

    I think the women who chose Prada to wear to this thing got the shaft (and feathers). Just a lot of fug there.

  • DuBey2

    Chrissy T and John Legend For the Win (Couples category)!

  • Mrs. Julien

    Am I the only one loving the grey striped dress on the innocent bystander behind Gabrielle Union?

    • alyce1213

      It’s one of the best dresses there!

      • RedRaven617

        I noticed it as well. Love it!

  • Much of what Prada sent out there has a weird Salute-To-Ethnicity-X-or-Y dance costume vibe that would make actual members of ethnicity X or Y grimace.

  • Yow, Emmy Rossum for the win! Gorgeous. Leighton’s dress is pretty, but would look so much better on a 90 year old women who never wore a bra in her lifetime. And Rashida, I love you and I hate to be the one to tell you this, but Tory Burch is not your friend, even if she pretends to be.

  • random_poster

    Chrissy Teigen’s looks like that dress was poured onto her. She and John make a handsome couple.

  • Angela

    I know…boobs, but Olivia Munn’s dress is just gorgeous.

    • MilaXX

      It’s the best she has ever looked.

    • FibonacciSequins

      I’d love to own that.

  • Synnamin

    I’m just waiting for the WERQ on Dita’s dress. I actually thought it was a vintage Charles James

    • FibonacciSequins

      Could it be? I haven’t gotten a good look at it yet. She’d be the first one to find and wear vintage Charles James.

    • marlie

      I think she was wearing Zac Posen. Also, this was Posen’s NIGHT. Just about all of his ladies looked outstanding.

  • LJCdoc

    I think that outfit Janelle Monae is wearing is For Janelle Monae Only. It’s gorgeous, but I can’t imagine a lot of people other than her pulling it off.

  • TheOkeyDoke

    I’ve never seen Gabrielle Union look worse. Why isn’t she wearing any makeup?????

  • DuBey2

    I submit this RC rundown page as evidence of why I hate Prada

  • MilaXX

    These super wide plunging necklines have got to stop. They don’t make the boobs look sexy, they make them looks like breast plates for drag queens. A lot right here and a lot wrong. Johnny Depp & John Legend are essentially wearing the same thing, but due to Johnny’s bad accessories (gloves, spats & a walking stick), and that awful dye job, his looks like a costume and John’s doesn’t. Gabrielle Union needs some color on her face in addition to taking the skirt to floor length & making the top look less like a bra. I also want to give Hayden a attagirl. It’s not a spectacular look, but it’s world’s above her usual fare. Debra Lee needs to lose those shoes, Sarah Paulson needs to stop dressing like a nun on leave, and Zoe needs to dye her hair back ASAP.

    However, Janelle SHUT. IT DOWN!

    • ItAin’tMe

      JD looks like the dye is still sitting on his head.

  • alyce1213

    So Johnny Depp wore ALL the accessories: cane, vintage sunglasses, spats, gloves (ok, I love him for those), and not one, but TWO dangling chains. The spats might have worked, but they don’t because his pants are breaking too long. The fiancée looks pretty nice, she needs a belt or bracelet or something. It could have been a lot worse.
    Janelle Monnaie’s outfit will be long remembered. Brava!

    Legend and Teigen define the theme White Tie and Decoration. From what I’ve seen, they win Pairs Division.
    Hayden P looks better than I’ve seen in a while. That’s her dress.
    Rashida and Zoe should have been sent home.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Rashida…nobody should be wearing Tory or Topshop to the Met Gala, but aside from that, what’s going on with Rashida’s breasts? I see them starting up by her shoulders, but is that an optical illusion? Because they don’t actually appear to be hoisted up.

  • stubbornthoughts

    I don’t understand how Emmy Rossum and Janelle Monae are thrown into the masses of a rundown and Beyonce gets a WERQ. I think Lupita’s misstep has you confused, Uncles! 😉

  • Vee

    I LOVE the dress on the lady behind Gabrielle Union. Love stripes and the way it moved in that shot.

  • KinoEye

    Janelle wins, hands down. Stunning. Olivia and Zoe are dressed for a different event. Emmy Rossum’s dress is absolutely gorgeous, but she still bores me. And yes, we need to get on testing Miuccia right away. I laughed when I looked him up, and wikipedia described their designs as “understated, minimalist, classic, cool, and comfortable.” Definitely not the case with these dresses.

    Love the Depp zinger. It’s true — how else would we, or he, know that he is Johnny Depp?

  • ShaoLinKitten

    I feel like half of these could be summarized by OF COURSE.

  • cowper

    Jessica Pare looks like a vampire. I think her lipstick has blue undertones.

  • Going to see the first lady of NYS in part three? That poor lady was hiddy.

  • JP

    What is Hugh Jackman wearing? I see something long that looks like black lace under his jacket?

    I think Mrs. Hugh probably wore those shoes to match his height.

    Janelle wins this batch.

    • Coco Cornejo

      Deborra-Lee Furness must be absolutely tiny. Not only is she wearing hiddy shoes, she’s also standing up one stair from Hugh Jackman.

    • icm

      The black lace I believe belongs to the dress of another person who just happens to be standing behind him .someone that is blocked by him in the photo.

      • JP

        *goes back and squints*

        You’re totally right. You can see the woman’s hair poking out of the side of his neck. Thank you for clearing that up for me!

  • ItAin’tMe

    Thank you for John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. So beautiful, the two of them.

  • marlie

    Alison Williams: I sort of love this. Not crazy about the lip color, but otherwise she looks lovely.
    Emmy Rossum and Janelle Monae: Stunning. Two of my favorites of the night. One “garden party princess,” the other “BAM, look at me bitchez.”
    Hayden Panetierre: One of my favorite things that she’s ever worn.
    Tory Burch was wearing Tory Burch, and the fit looked terrible on HER.

    Chrissy Teigen: FLAMES on the side of my face. All of the solo pictures of her on the interwebs show her posing so that she was pulling her dress to show sideboob. It’s completely possible that it wasn’t intentional, but it sure seemed like it, and seriously PISSED me off. Sideboob doesn’t ALWAYS need to be shown.

    • demidaemon

      The anecdote about Tory Burch is just sad.

  • beebee10

    Janelle Monae for the WIN!!!!

    • Coco Cornejo

      Half the battle is won by the fact she knows how to pose in that outfit in order to show it off.

  • FibonacciSequins

    “It’s an interesting dress and the color looks great on her, but we’re starting to think Miuccia Prada needs to be tested for ADHD.”

    The most divine of a series of insightful critique. Waiting for Part 3!

  • Shelby

    Emmy Rossum’s dress is the most gorgeous thing I’ve ever seen. Sigh.

  • amanda siegelson

    once again, it becomes so obvious who bought her chesticles and who has come by them naturally. i’m looking at you, olivia.

    • Imasewsure

      Yes not a good way to show off her purchase for sure

  • holla

    Again with terrible remakes of Charles James, the one on Allison Williams is a play on the “Diamond” dress. Making it all the same color takes all the interest out of the dress. Whoever is at the house of Oscar, please stop this blasphemy!!!

  • KayEmWhy

    And the winner is……. Janelle Monae!

  • Imasewsure

    Janelle!! Amazing and love Emmy dress too… Depp is hilarious but kind of digging the effort and cheekiness this time (but only this time!).. but JANELLE!! Shut it Down!!

  • icm

    The Depps look clean for a change

    • judybrowni

      Johnny in a tuxedo with spats and a cane!

      Hand him a top hat, and he’s the guy on the Monopoly box.

      • FibonacciSequins

        I suspect the only reason he left the top hat at home was because he knew that.

  • SarahSaru

    Why does Rashida’s dress have a blue quilt coming out of the bottom?

    • FibonacciSequins

      Why is the invisible hem visible? Why is it so poorly fitted? Why does she have a double set of breasts? So many questions, so little time.

    • CanIbeFrank

      She looks like a mother of the bride who got roped into being a bridesmaid. And failed on both accounts.

  • Jacob Bowen

    “You get to do that to your leg or your arm, honey. Not both at the same time.”

  • ktr33

    Emmy Rossum nailed it; I think I’ve seen Meryl or Julianne Moore wear that dress Miss Meester is wearing, which means it’s WAY too old for her; Olivia Munn is going for Bianca boobs.

  • BLauD

    Saw Janelle Monae in the background of another picture and had to search out what she was wearing. LOVE. IT.
    And Emmy. Oh lawsy. Divine.

  • Shawn EH

    Emmy and Diane for me: a wood nymph and an ice queen!

  • formerlyAnon

    God bless Oscar de la Renta and Caroline Herrera. Not much flash, but no crash.

    I like Ms. Monae’s style. She looks just as stunning as this most of the time, if toned down for the venue.

    I would love to own Ms. Welch’s coat.

    Ms. Paulsen got snookered by the Prada name even MORE dreadfully than did Ms. Nyong’o, in my opinion.

    Tiegen & Legend look good and glam, Jackman & Furness look like the stylist fairy sprinkled a bit of “mom & dad” dust on ’em. Furness did it right, though. She doesn’t always.

    Ms. Kraitz is skating on her great genes, and honestly? It’s not like I can blame her with a straight face.

  • Verascity

    I’m sorry, people other than Janelle Monae were on this page? Holy shit. She looks so good she completely drove Emmy Rossum out of my mind.

  • Sara Brams-Miller

    JANELLE MONAE FTW!!!!!!!!!!

  • Frankie Carter

    Zoe gave me such an Eve vibe. I kept looking for the tiger prints on her breasts.

  • E. D.

    Johnny Depp needs to give up colored lenses.
    Emmy Rossum looks great.

  • traceyishere

    Janelle M. is GIVING ME LIFE!

  • CanIbeFrank

    Chloë Sevigny’s hair–could it be worse? Horrible horrible horrible. Ugh.

    • Shawn EH

      Totally half-assed for someone who could have given us brand new alter with only a little effort! There’s gotta be some one-sleeved assymetrical punk princess skort dresses around somewhere!

  • I’m really liking Jessica Pare’s dress!

  • Janelle Monae FOREVER.

  • cocohall

    HOw old is Leighton Meester? Surely decades away from having granny boob? Janelle Monae is giving me life. Poor Diana Agron’s dress looks like someone tried to turn a cheerleading sweater into a statement piece.

  • LadyVimes

    That Tadashi Shoji is to. die. for. Absolutely gorgeous.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    Spats! Johnny Depp is wearing spats! Love.

    • Yes, the spats. So ” Putting on the Ritz.”

  • Zoe looks like she’s playing dress up.
    Gabby’s serving up Hula dancer realness.
    The thing on Rita’s arm looks like mummy wrapping.
    I expected more from Chloe too.
    I *so* want to give Rashida a participation award, but I can’t.

    Janelle had the best look of the evening. Get it girl!

  • merciblahblah

    Emmy Rossum FTW. Love. Every time I see her, I love her a little bit more.

  • Annistella

    Is it me or are Alison Williams and Olivia Munn looking much…slimmer? I hope this was not intentional because both had delightful physiques before. I think it gave both a physicality in their roles that was marked by its absence elsewhere across the media spectrum. Olivia in particular seemed to have a real presence and grace, and just a dash of cheeky. My new Lucille Ball perhaps (RIP). Now, I scrolled right past her – she looks like just another starlet. Sigh.

  • Judih1

    does anyone know what happens once they get inside? Is there an awards show? Do they all just stand around and look at each other or the exhibit? Or is it sit down affair? Just curious cause I can’t imagine that these group of egos would all do a room together.

    • Lisa_Co

      I think they look at the exhibit and then have dinner.

  • livesarah

    Aw man, it’s a sad day when Prada makes TopShop look good.

  • snarkykitten

    Whoever is standing behind Hugh Jackman makes it look like he’s wearing a sheer black skirt over his pants. Had to do a double-take!

  • katiessh

    I love what diane kruger is wearing, but then I’m a big fan of her and pacey

  • oat327

    Emmy knows she looks gorgeous. Face says it all.

    Leighton looks like Marigold from Sunday’s Mad Men.

  • St. Ace

    Despite his spiral into sartorial dementia, I appreciate that Johnny Depp wore sprats.

  • kerryev

    Chrissy Teigen looks like magic in that dress (After reading thru other comments, adding “from that particular angle”).

  • malarson2

    I thought Chrissy Teigen was my fave of the night till I saw Emmy Rossum. Holy Mac. I wish I had that dress to just walk around my house in when nobody’s home. And Ms. Monae, as I pointed out earlier, looks a more feminine version of Prince at his most feminine. Love. And someone please tell me, as I’m starting to learn a little bit about what these designers actually stand for now – as opposed to just being names that get thrown out there on Oscar night – is Caroline Herrera what Marchesa wishes it was? Like its Marchesa if Marchesa actually did it right? Discuss (and then explain, please).

  • MsC

    I’m starting to think of Johnny Depp as Sir Twee-As-Fuck.

  • Gatto Nero

    This may be a personal best for both Allison Williams and Emmy Rossum. Both usually look like they’re trying way too hard and missing the mark, but they are beautiful and elegant here.
    And Sarah Paulson — who usually looks a little misguided — nailed it. I love that strange green Prada on her.

  • Joey Melliza

    Forget Gabrielle Union – who is that Chic striped creature behind herrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!

    • kategs

      that is exactly what I wanted to know!

    • altissima

      Indeed. I wanna know more!

  • AutumnInNY

    Megan Draper’s Marge Simpson hair is hideous.

  • kategs

    Janelle looked spectacular as did Emmy.

  • All men need to take lessons from John Legend on pant length. All.

  • C W

    Johnny Depp does look quite dapper, but can’t help but think he’s a top hat away from being Mr. Peanut.
    Dianna Agron – it’s the slightly edgy look done well but for me it’s hard to say whether it’s the dress or the odd stance that’s widening.
    General note – side slits where popular this year, and I think they can be really awesome, but 99% of the ladies I saw were posing in a ‘hitchhiker stance’ with their legs thrust through. Showing leg is awesome but forcing it Rita Ora is a good example, but Zoe Kravitz is compounding the cheapness by actually pulling up on the dress with her hand on her hip – way to keep it klassy.
    Emmy Rossum – beautiful. Carolina Herrera puts out a lot of ‘mother of the bride’ looks favored by Jodie Foster & Renee Z so it’s nice to see something so youthful & vibrant, but still classically beautiful.
    Gabrielle Union – like some of the other comments, it’s not a bad look but too casual for a gala. Who’s the gal behind her though? Love the striped dress!
    Leighton Meester – loved the dress. The first photo I saw her in was a little less slovenly & glowy – must have been a warm night.

    Rashida Jones – Tory Burch just took over the crown for mother of the bride dresses. I guess Tory didn’t tell Rashida that Meryl Streep had already rejected this dress as too matronly.

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