Met Gala 2014 Red Carpet Rundown – Part 3

Posted on May 07, 2014

Fame whores… GO!


Anna Kendrick in J. Mendel

The dress and jewelry are great, but the makeup renders her almost unrecognizable.


Bradley Copper in Tom Ford

We realize all the scruff’s for a role, but why do that to your hair, Bradley?

You look great otherwise.


Dakota Johnson in Jason Wu
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Love the skirt, but the bodice feels like it goes with another dress completely and the gloves don’t really go at all (although they’re true to the theme of the night).


Dita Von Teese in Zac Posen

Fun and exuberant. We’re not always fans of Zac Posen, but this was his night. The trick foofaraw he specializes in was exactly what a lady would want if she’s paying homage to Charles James.


Elizabeth Olsen in Miu Miu

No. Inappropriate. Go home and find a skirt that goes to the floor. Not to mention accessories that match. Your sisters didn’t talk to you all night, did they?


Felicity Jones in Theykens’ Theory

Pretty, but what’s up with the unstyled head?


Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung


LOVE the flash of pink under the skirt.

WAIT. Oh, the hell with it. You know what we meant.


Idina Menzel in Donna Karan Atelier

The hair and makeup are too harsh, which tends to be a thing with her. The dress is working like gangbusters, though.



Jessica Alba in Diane von Furstenberg

Totally underwhelming, which is par for the course with her.


Kate Upton in Dolce&Gabbana

Won’t someone help this poor woman? She seems to have no idea how to wear anything that you can’t swim in.


Kristen Wiig in Balenciaga

A great take on the white tie theme, but yet another lady with a wildly underdone head. She looks sickly from the neck up.


Lily Allen in Chanel Couture

Would the redhead standing behind her please move? Because it’s really messing with her head.

Great dress, though. Terrible clutch.


Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior Couture

Sorry if we sound old-fashioned, but knee length dresses should be automatic no’s. Wear a formal pair of pants if you don’t want to wear a gown, but the Met Gala is no place for cocktail dresses.


Rachel McAdams in Ralph Lauren



Sarah Silverman in Zac Posen


Wow. Her, of all people. Even the hair is on point, although we would have played up her eyes more in the makeup.


Selena Gomez in Diane von Furstenberg

Pretty. Unexciting.


Solange Knowles in 3.1 Phillip Lim

No. Ugly shape, silhouette and color. And the hair’s pretty awful. You should not be serving us “Phylicia Rashad at the 1989 Emmys,” dear. The world expects better from you.


Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham



Zooey Deschanel in Tommy Hilfiger

Very pretty – and totally right for the occasion. Who knew?




[Photo Credit: Getty Images]

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  • Emily Smith

    I love these rundowns, I hope you guys have more coming from this night. So many dresses and outfits to see!

    • Carleenml

      there was a gorgeous young redhead in a lovely pink dress and I keep hoping she’ll show up somewhere here.

      • EMV

        Emma Stone? She and Andrew Garfield are on the Whiteboard.

      • imspinningaround

        I think you’re thinking of Karen Elson, the ex-Mrs. Jack White.

        • FibonacciSequins

          Karen Elson looked great, I thought.

          • Carleenml

            if I was invited, that’s what I would want to wear.

          • zenobar

            Karen Elson was the embodiment of the theme, and in the world of my mind she is my totem animal.

        • Carleenml

          yes! thanks, that’s her. Loved the look.

  • MsKitty

    I wore Solange’s dress for one of my proms back in the ’80s. Dying to see a front view of the woman in the pantsuit behind Dakota Johnson.

    • Alyssa

      Brie Larson is the wearer of said pantsuit, if you’re feeling inclined to google it. 🙂

      • L.O.V.E.

        or set fire to it.

      • JimMcC

        Oh god! It looked SO promising from behind, but that is one of the worst things that ever happened to my eyes.

    • doodley

      I came here to post that I tried on a prom dress made of the exact fabric of Solange’s dress back in 1986 or 1987. That is some seriously dated material.

    • altalinda

      Another vote to see that pantsuit in a drive-by.

    • jen_vasm

      All critique of this dress is officially suspended, as it is now known as the dress Solange wore when she gave Jay Z a beatdown in an elevator.

  • Julie Chase

    Kate Upton grave-robbed my great-grandmother’s casket and then stole ALL the coral jewelry I bought at the Ocean City Boardwalk. Not cool, Kate.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      This young woman really needs some really good gays to sit her down and figure out how to dress that curvy figure when she’s doing the red carpet. Is she under contract to Dolce & Gabbana?

  • Amelia

    Kate Upton looks like the madam at a wild west themed brothel

    • Capt. Renault

      You might be onto something. Kate could do well to look to Mae West for style tips. She’d be fully clothed, but still give everyone the oomph that’s her ticket to ride.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Don’t get Miss Kitty angry now!

    • Anna

      Nailed it! I don’t understand Kate Upton – with that face, those boobs, the height, why the hell can’t she wear a decent dress?! Get your shit together, Kate!

  • alyce1213

    Kate Upton = Beverly Hillbillies. Miss Ellie goes to a fancy dress ball.

  • FibonacciSequins

    Yes, yes and yes to your commentary!

    I don’t understand why Sarah Silverman was invited – I like her, this just doesn’t seem like her crowd – and I do think she looks great. But her head looks oddly small. I would have done something bigger with her hair to compensate.

    Elizabeth Olsen needs help! That entire outfit is just ridiculous.

    • Rhonda Shore

      I was pleased Sarah SIlverman was included in this roundup though, her dress was perfect for this event. I thought she desperately needed a necklace…something simple and rich.

      • Sarah

        I really liked her dress in the pics I saw elsewhere. I thought it was very cool of her to show that she can “bring it” when people tend to think of her as a casual lady.

        • deelup

          I thought she looked amazing except every pic I saw of her she was doing this super bitch face/pose seen here. It seemed very try hard.

          • Sarah

            She’s maybe overcompensating for her role as a comedienne?

          • deelup

            I was almost wondering if she was trying to be funny by being so in character. I saw a couple of photos where Michael Sheen is smiling so big, it seems he’s laughing. Even in those photos she has this same exact expression.

          • FibonacciSequins

            I suspect she was nervous.

        • Nathan

          I think she wanted to look cool, and she’s smart enough to realize that “cool” at the Met Gala translates as “glamorous.”

      • Or bracelets. Definitely some sparkle!

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      Maybe she went because her boyfriend was the one invited? She’s dating Michael Sheen.

      • FibonacciSequins

        Oh, that could be why. Maybe Anna Wintour likes her. I was happy to see her there and really happy to see her looking beautiful!

      • Annistella

        I wish you hadnt told me that. Now I have to kill her.

        • lunchcoma

          Yeah, I’m torn. Half of me wants to kill her so I can date him too. The other half of me likes him even more knowing he’s involved with a smart woman his own age instead of a Blake Lively sort.

    • Alloy Jane

      Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner were in attendance. Until someone can sufficiently explain to me why “the worst thing since socks and sandals” and her blood get invited, I won’t question why anyone else gets to go.

      Oh, and she looks great, but a necklace would’ve been nice. I think you see a small head because most celebrities have larger heads than normal. That’s not snark fyi, bigger heads are supposed to film better or something.

      • FibonacciSequins

        Yes, I think she just has a normal-sized head, as opposed to the large heads actors and models usually have. The voluminous skirt contributes to the effect.

    • ballerinawithagun

      She does look like a pinhead with that large skirt. I’m always the opposite, giant head.

      • 3boysful

        See, you were supposed to be an actress/model!

    • Anna

      The Winter Olympics are over Elizabeth Olsen…

      • ampg

        To be fair, she nailed the short program. Too bad she choked in her second routine.

  • Emily Dagger

    Elizabeth Olsen was clearly mugged by a figure skater en route to the event and forced to switch clothes with her.

    • Frankie Carter

      lmfao the “your sisters didn’t talk to you” comment SLAYED me.

    • Nathan

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who immediately thought figure skater. I thought maybe she was just putting in an appearance before going to a competition.

      • marlie

        Not just “figure skater costume.” It’s “BAD figure skater costume.”

        • NBG

          Thank you. Most of the ladies in Sochi at least wore dresses that looked better constructed and more expensive than THAT.

    • Kayceed

      Right down to the pointed sleeves. Ugh.

      • Emily Dagger

        It’s the illusion netting that really sells it for me.

    • doodley

      I’m guessing mid-90s Oksana Baiul.

    • alliekat9090

      Really this isnt funny. It’s tragic. How did this ever happen?

  • Frankie Carter

    Zooey looks like she’s going to prom and the theme is “midnight magic.” That waistline just bothers me

    • ConnieBV

      She’s doing a line with Tommy H., and I have to say, his red white and blue all-American aesthetic really works with her. She wore tons of his stuff last night on his show.

    • 3boysful

      I would lay down real money that there are black tights under that gown.

    • Caroline Lindsay Whitham

      Her hair is giving me serious Country Music Awards vibes.

    • Jackie4g

      Yes, that white is disrupting. Maybe if it were angled or wider or a shirred cummerbund, anything but a 1″ wide strip of what looked like cheap ribbon. I know there was white in the back drape. Isn’t there a better way to do the white at the waist? Sheesh.

  • Jay

    I realize I’m probably in the minority, but I don’t care for the beefier Bradley. The weight has distorted his face and in certain pictures it looks like his cummerbund was bursting at the seams. He doesn’t seem comfortable, either.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I like a svelter Bradley, too. Presumably he’s bulked up for a role;memo to Mr. Cooper-once you’re done, take off a few pounds.

    • Inspector_Gidget

      Yeah he looks a bit like Ulysses S. Grant or something.

      • Sarah

        Ha! I like beefy and hirsute, but that’s funny.

    • Fred Vaughn

      Others of us welcome the change (GRRRRRR…) – but his hair could’ve been more on point.

    • lunchcoma

      I don’t either, but I’m a fan of slender fellows in most cases, so I am probably very biased.

  • Corsetmaker

    i LOVED Dita’s gown. She posted a pic of the insides and it was porn for someone like me LOL! The only designer with the sort of construction skills to bear comparison with Charles James… made many of the other designer’s represented look like amateur night. All the Posens there were staggering. the only other dress to come close was the blue and white Marchesa someone wore.

    • Rhonda Shore

      i know i’ll get flak for this, but Sarah Jessica Parker’s dress also fit the theme really well…the dress itself was fantastic, she just over-accessorized.

      • alyce1213

        No flak from me, it was beautiful.

      • Corsetmaker

        I’m going to get all geeky here 🙂 but SJP’s Oscar de la renta dress was a straight copy of a Charles James gown (from the front) and a bad one. It was really poorly made. There was no grasp of the construction at all, which was the amazing thing about James’ clothes. They were a feat of engineering! Posen gets that, and can do it. Oscar, from that dress, doesn’t at all.
        But I also liked her hair 😉

      • lunchcoma

        I liked her dress too. Not the signature on the back so much, but the gown itself was lovely. I probably would have given the look a thumbs up if she’d been less terrifying with her hair.

    • quiltrx

      The blue/white was Karolina Kurkova,, and it was magic. Did you see Liu Wen’s Posen? I love it even more than Dita’s, which is REALLY saying something.

      • Corsetmaker

        Oh it was stunning! I loved Karen Elson’s too, the pale pink.

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      I just got home from my field trip to see the show. It is amazing, the clothes are absolutely without parallel and the presentation in the secondary room is really fantastic. It’s so dim you can barely see the gowns – ( preservation necessity ) – but there are cameras on the dresses that show the structure underneath and explain the infrastructure. it’s really quite something. The pieces are really breathtaking . I need to go back when there are not as many people but wow. The animation deconstructs the pieces to show how they’re put together, then layers them back.

      We always see the black and white dress that kind of defines James, but there’s a pale pink, rust and black lace over-lay gown that is truly magical. I could hardly stop looking at it.

      Posen really made an effort to rise to the occasion, hats off to him, but when you see the sumptuous quality of the gowns….there’s no way you can touch it. I can almost understand not even trying. It’s formidable.

      Sarah Silverman comes closest to capturing the feeling i think. Plus, I love her. There was one gown in a silver silk with paneers, and I couldn’t help thinking that this is what Sandra Lee was going for and fell woefully misguidedly short. The down puffer jacket from 1937 is gorgeous.

      • Corsetmaker

        I’m very very jealous! I’d love to see that. Because James came at things from a different angle (millinery background) his work fascinates me. I suppose because millinery and my thing, corsetry, have a lot in common so applying that engineering to gowns is always interesting. Also I always have respect for designers who are self-taught and rise to the top. Considering his influence though, he’s been slow in gaining the recognition he deserved. I am so, so hoping that exhibition comes to the V&A sometime. In the meantime, there’s a James gown in their wedding dress exhibition this year. But I love the sound of how they’ve described the construction!
        That silver dress of Sandra Lee’s was just…. woeful is the word!

        • VictoriaDiNardo

          As a corset maker, this is so your show! The bodice’s on these gowns, and the way the waist and hips are engineered and constructed to carry the weight of the dress, a thing of wonder. I’m a milliner, so I was hoping for more hats; there were a handful in display case, but get the feeling not much remains. The two felts and one straw hat were consistent with the other work in the simplicity of line and use of folds and darts to create shape. Really sculpting with the materials; you can see how he had to go to clothing.

          • Corsetmaker

            I’ll need to get the book. He really was a genius. The underpinnings of couture gowns are completely fascinating, and I get so ratty at modern day designers who bypass the understructure. It really is sculpture, with the materials and the body, which is why I think milliners and corset makers get it more, we’re sculpting shapes. So its great to see someone like Posen with the skills to manipulate the fabric in that way.

        • Beardslee

          Oh, lucky you, to be able to go the V&A and see that exhibit! Meanwhile, I can get to the Met in an hour and half. Grass is greener, etc etc

          • Corsetmaker

            Well it’ll be a 5 hour train journey for me to get to London, so you’re still winning LOL!

      • decormaven

        Ooh, that puffer jacket. Would love to see that up close. Thanks for the report!

      • SewingSiren

        Is there a book associated with this show that has the blue prints/x-rays/ patterns of the dresses?

        • VictoriaDiNardo

          Yes, and it was done by the Met curator Harold Koda. I didn’t get it because I didn’t want to carry it all day, and my BFF with me stopped me and reminded me my birthday is coming up… ( good friend! )

          It’s called Beyond Fashion, and here’s the description:

          By Harold Koda and Jan Glier Reeder; With a preface by Ralph Rucci and contributions by Sarah Scaturro and Glenn Petersen

          Charles James, often considered to be America’s first couturier, was renowned in the 1940s and 1950s as a master at sculpting fabric for the female form and creating fashions that defined mid- century glamour. Although James had no formal training as a dressmaker, he created strikingly original and complex designs, including intricate ball gowns worn by members of high society in New York and Europe. This lavishly illustrated book offers a comprehensive study of James’ life and work, highlighting his virtuosity and inventiveness as well as his influence on subsequent fashion designers.

          Featuring exciting new photography of the spectacular evening dresses James produced between 1947 and 1955, this publication includes enlightening details of these intricate creations alongside vintage photographs and rarely seen archival items, such as patterns, muslins, dress forms, and sketches. A detailed and illustrated chronology of James’ life describes his magnetic personality, his unorthodox design processes, his colorful supporters—such as Salvador Dalí, Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, and Cristobal Balenciaga—and profiles of a number of his famous clients, such as Gypsy Rose Lee. With flair and style echoing that of its subject, Charles James brings to life one of the most fascinating and creative figures in American fashion.

          264 pages, 315 illustrations (273 in full color). 10” x 13”. Hardcover, clothbound.

          • Corsetmaker

            That’s going on the wishlist! I’m amazed I hadnt spotted it already!

    • Kristin McNamara

      See, I didn’t like it because all I could see was Kiernan Skipka’s dick dress from last year with those….. things around the bottom like that.

      • Corsetmaker

        :/ there’s a thing on here with people seeing genitalia in everything.. I never can see it myself LOL!

        • Alloy Jane

          Kiernan Shipka’s dildo dress was impossible to not see. Dita’s dress doesn’t read penis to me though. I loved it and it was one of my favorites, and I normally am not a fan of flesh-colored dresses. I loved the hints of red he put in and I’m happy to see him have a moment. I don’t watch Project Runway anymore, so I don’t have a bias against him. Plus, he designed one of my favorite pairs of tights.

    • 3boysful

      I did too, but I wondered how she ever sat down, and she would need assistance taking a potty break. So I guess she stood all night and only pretended to sip bubbly. How sad.

      • Corsetmaker

        A situation for many I expect, but Dita is better placed than most for getting in and out of a dress quickly!

  • sienna elm

    Dita von Teese is so very Jessica Rabbit! I love her.

    Bradley Cooper looks like he should be singing the part of Jean Valjean in Les Mis.

    • VicD

      He looks too well fed for Jean Valjean – perhaps Inspector Javert?

    • demidaemon

      Hers is probably my favorite from this run down.

  • smayer

    Kate Upton serving Miss Kitty realness. Back to Dodge City, now.
    Hailee wore a perfect shoe-showing dress, and went with the bridesmaid hoofs. Boo, opportunity lost.
    Loved Dita and Kristen.
    Sarah Silverman was my number three of the night behind Karolina and Janelle.

    • Imasewsure

      I think KU saw KStew’s cowboy spread and thought she’d mosey on down the RC in the same style… Dodge City ugly for sure!

      Gurl needs an emergency style intervention (or better yet, acting oblivion) STAT!

      • If the feather skirt had been floor length though.. that would have been something to see.. 🙂

  • BeeBeauNYC

    In addition to Charlize Theron and Hailee Steinfeld shutting it down, I thought Karolina Kurkova was incredibly stunning in the Marchesa dress.

    • Carleenml

      I think that’s an almost universal opinion. Stunning is the word!

    • sugarkane105

      Agreed on all three. Sad we no longer have a post of that Marchesa dress. Or is that just my browser?

      • Sarah

        Nope. Tis gone.

        • Noah

          Might be a sour subject at this point.

          • Did I miss something? Can we know why this happened? 🙂

          • I wouldn’t get into all that here — I don’t want this post to be deleted too.

          • Damn, I hate when I’m doing something else and then I come back only to discover worlds collided in my absence and I am clueless as to why.. 🙁 Oh well.. some mysteries are meant to remain mysteries.. 🙂

          • Alyssa

            Commenters were complaining that it didn’t get a WERQ. Getting snarky. Not being grateful for the tons of coverage we’ve gotten even with one of the uncles in jury duty. That type of stuff.

          • sugarkane105

            I wouldn’t have called it snark, but I guess some people interpreted it that way.

          • Omg, let’s please not recreate the scene here. 🙂 (Not saying you are, but I’m afraid it’ll head that way and I don’t want to lose another gorgeous post.) This is TLo’s site, they decide what stays and goes.

          • sugarkane105

            Lol k I’m done 🙂

      • You can google for it, though. The TLo collage can still be found in Google Images. (Then I would recommend saving it.)

        • julnyes

          I looked up the dress on google and now I see she is the model who wore the fabulous turban last year. This woman clearly has good instincts of listens to people with good instincts.

        • I have to say I always love that moment of opening the post to see what images are in it. I’ll have seen pictures beforehand about the place but there will always be a couple I didn’t manage to find in the TLo post. Like that one of Lupita spinning – I am so glad TLo posted that I would never have seen it otherwise. 🙂 I then managed to find some video to enjoy..

    • Chuck Barthelme

      YES. Completely agree. There are a lot of good ones in this post though. Sarah Silverman especially looked great.

      • BeeBeauNYC

        Sarah does look fantastic, and I think we’re all surprised that she could actually dress herself up and own it the way she did. I half expected her to pull bunny ears out of her purse (or worse).

      • KateShouldBeWorking

        Karolina has a great track record with the Met Gala; girl always commits fully.

    • Pablo Ulloa

      agree, Karolina looked great!
      i’m also waiting some kind of apology from TLo for not givin’ Charlize her own WERQ post hahahha

  • Carleenml

    the look on Elizabeth Olsen’s face looks so staged I can’t even take it. “This is my Tess face…”

  • largishbearishAtlish

    Elizabeth Olsen looks like she is having stomach cramps and trying to hold it til til she can find a loo….Marion Cotillard looks like something from an unconventional challenge on PR (bathroom mat? braided plastic tape? Sarah Silverman can dress up? wow (but who else is getting ‘bull fighter’ from her?)

  • marlie

    My favorites (despite some quibbles): Anna Kendrick, Dita and Sarah Silverman (really, most of the ladies dressed by Pozen looked great), and Hailee Steinfeld. Kristen Wiig and Felicity Jone could have ended up on this list if their headsuits were done better.

    And the “Gurl, NO” awards in this bunch go to Elizabeth Olsen and Kate Upton.

    • Jacob Bowen

      Kate Upton is in a “WHAT THE FUCK, GIRL?!?!” dress. THE HAT?!?!

      I would also add Solange and her many folds of peach on her pouch to the “Gurl, NO” list.

      • Sarah

        Also THE JEWELRY?!? It does not go, and that’s weird because one would think, on paper, that colored jewels would go with a black dress, but not THAT black dress, which is like a fancy Victorian undergarment with a dust ruffle.

      • marlie

        Absolutely, Solange belongs on that list. EO and KU were just my biggest offenders. 😉

      • lunchcoma

        I feel for her, because I don’t think she knows how to dress for her body type and it doesn’t seem like stylists are necessarily willing to help her and the Christina Hendricks of the world (nor do they seem to be willing to help out the Lena Dunhams). But, yeah. Sympathy or no, this is dreadful.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Absolutely agree.

    • Sarah

      I love Kristen Wiig’s look. Agree about her headsuit, but considering how many times she’s worn something totally blah for a RC, I’m okay with it.

  • Catie

    I was expecting you guys to critique Lilly Allen’s weird hat, then I read your comment about the redhead behind her, then I realized she isn’t wearing a hat, thats her hair, and what looks like her hair isn’t her hair at all, but the hair of someone else! My head hurts…

  • Deansweetie

    Good God, Victoria Beckham looks like she should be cast in “Death Becomes Her.”

    • kimmeister

      The eye makeup gun was set to “terrifying” that day.

  • alyce1213

    I’m not crazy about Dita’s dress, it looks fleshy — like skin, especially with the red accents.
    I need a better look at Kristen Wiig’s pants dress — it looks like something really nice.
    Zooey D, Sarah S, Hailee, and Felicity all look quite lovely.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Kristen Wiig is wearing snazzy pants under that – I guess you’d call it a dress? The inside is lined with some very sparkly fabric.

    • kimmeister

      I totally agree with you about Dita’s dress. In fact, I hate it. It is *exactly* her skin color, so it looks like her armpits have gills. Her boobs look like two scoops and the bottom of the skirt is reminiscent of Kiernan’s phallic dress from last year.

      • alyce1213

        Oh yes, Kiernan’s phallic dress immediately came to mind.

    • Alyssa

      Go Fug Yourself did a post on Wiig’s outfit, if you want some additional pics!

  • ashtangajunkie

    Kristen Wiig could have been AMAZING, but ruined a fabulous outfit with bad hair and makeup. Bummer. Bradley Cooper has perpetual hair problems. And Elizabeth Olsen clearly thought Charles James was an ice dancer.

  • sundaynightaddict

    I feel like all the great hairdressers of the world must have been at a convention in Las Vegas on the night of the Met Gala because there has been a rash of underwhelming, innapropriate (or downright ugly) hair.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Red accessories would have gone a long way for Posh. She could pull off Major Jewelry.

    • L.O.V.E.

      fancy seeing you here. I been awaiting e j p, who seems to have directed us over for this bit of snark, but alas he seems to be writing a fashion dissertation.

      • Mrs. Julien

        Hi, honey! Did he ever show up?

  • Sarah Silverman needs to teach Lena Dunham how to pose.

    (Also, you might want to correct Bradley “Copper” to “Cooper.”)

    Thank you for all your hard work!

    • sugarkane105

      Also, “Idina Menzel” to “Adele Dazeem.”

      • Imasewsure

        Yes we can’t ever let it go (see what I did there?)….

        • Alloy Jane

          I doesn’t bother her anyway.

          • Imasewsure

            I’m really glad she took it in stride because it is so fabulously funny… I’d hate to have to grow up and grow out of using it

      • makeityourself

        “The one and only . . . “

  • semirose

    I love that Silverman nailed it. I’ve always been a fan of hers.
    Wish that cutout wasn’t there on Kendrick’s dress.

    Alba’s dress just looks big on her.
    Steinfeld is the most.

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    Kate Upton is giving The Widow Longoria a run for her money.

  • ktr33

    Elizabeth Olson is wearing a Nancy Kerrigan reject; Hailee! whoa!; Jessica Alba: dress is the color of canned pea soup and baggy; I love Kristin’s dress and cuff bracelets, but her head says “don’t look at me please”; Sarah Silverman: she’s not a ball-gown girl, I hate the color on anyone under 60, and the bodice looks like it slipped 3in sideways, needs a tug.

  • ktr33

    Oh, and Dita, please! WERQ! and only on her would I ever accept that dress. Made for her.

  • imspinningaround

    I want daddy bear Bradley Cooper to put me in his waistcoat pocket and carry me around all night.

  • B_C_J

    I am beginning to question solange’s taste level. She has been wearing some truly hideous things lately.
    Zooey will forever dress line a prom queen.
    Anna Kendrick, Idina menzel, Selena Gomez, Jessica alba were big yawns.
    It DEFINITELY was Zac Posen’s night. His gowns showed the construction & precision that made a lot of other dresses look sloppy in comparison. Dita’s dress was a tour de force. He gained much respect in my eyes.
    As for the ladies who wore cocktail length dresses or shorter – please brush up on the meaning of “white tie gala”.

    • demidaemon

      Solange seems to go through fashion cycles. She has a couple of months of attagirl to WERQ-level looks then goes to a couple of months of dreck and then repeats. I don’t know why; it just seems to be her MO.

  • Sarah

    Vicki Posh’s face is giving me shades of Breakfast Club “all that black shit” realness. You could take off about 3/4 of that makeup and she’d still look overdone, I’m thinking.

  • Capt. Renault

    Why would Anna Kendrick not want to look like Anna Kendrick?

  • LilyVanessi

    Just a caveat – when your stylist tells you you’ll be the talk of the town after this night, make sure you clarify how they mean that.

  • MissJames

    Anyone know who is in the background with Elizabeth Olsen? Is it Caroline Dhavernas?? Its driving me crazy!

  • Jennifer Bober

    Okay, so this is from the point of view of someone who designs and makes jewelry, but weren’t a lot of these necklines screaming for some sort of necklace? There were a few, but for the most part, people seem to have gotten out of wearing them. Is it just me?

    • You are right – and I don’t design jewellery so have no vested interest!

    • B_C_J

      More jewelry was required for this type of event.

    • BLauD

      Yes! All the naked necks just begged for something beautiful!

      • Sarah

        Karolina Kurkova had a kickass necklace. Unfortunately, Kate Upton went for one, and failed.

    • Glammie

      Yep. Sarah Silverman’s just screamed out for some sparkle–enough so that it looked like she forgot it.

      • makeityourself

        Some Harry Winston diamond cluster earrings would have been just the ticket.

    • GillianHolroyd

      Also Claire Danes. There’s minimalist and then there’s unfinished.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Well said-the right necklace would have kicked that dress up to a very polished, elegant level.

    • VCR1

      Felicity Jones really needed some jewelry

    • Alyssa

      It seems to be a common theme right now…wear a dress that cries for a necklace, and then don’t wear one (or wear the wrong type of one!).

    • lunchcoma

      Yes, especially since the dress code was “white tie with decorations.” To me, that means that it’s time to haul out your tiara and your finest jewels.

  • sleepycat

    I want to know who wore that gold and navy armour plate!

    • GillianHolroyd

      I forget who but it was—wait for it—Prada.

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      Brie Larson.

  • Is it just me, or can you see the line where Dakota has shoved her disco camisole into her skirt? And I am going to have to check my drawer-of-things-I-will-never-wear-again, because I think she stole the gloves from my year 12 formal.

    • decormaven

      That top is from Roller Boogie.

  • Lauren

    Do you think Miss Zooey is sporting black tights under there?

  • BLauD

    Wow. Lots of pleasant surprises – Sarah Silverman, Zooey, I’m looking at you.

    I often assumed that Idina went harsher on the makeup because she’s used to stage makeup… just a theory, but that’s usually my excuse for her.

  • Shawn EH

    Zooey: that hair! Kristen: quirky! Selena: most relaxed and sexy ever! Dita: penis dress!

    • Sarah

      If that is a penis, I don’t ever want to meet that penis 😉

      • Shawn EH

        It’s a mermaid tail of penises!

        • Sarah

          That’s like some Japanese comic book imagery right there. *Shudder*

          • Shawn EH

            NOW you see it! Sorry!

    • Coolekat

      Dita as a penis – cannot un see.

      • demidaemon

        Well, she is sex on a stick. 🙂

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    And who was that cutie in formal tie to the right of Kristen Wiig? Perhaps Wiig thought that a slick, more severe style worked with her dress, but I think she carried it too far.

    Love Dita Von Teese-she almost never disappoints, and Zac Posen certainly had his moment at the gala. Well done, Ms. Silverman!

    • steveac10

      I would have called Sara the look of the night had she deployed some over the top Mid-Century Harry Winston style diamonds either on the ears and wrist or around the neck. This dress is screaming for some statement bling.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I agree-statement bling would have kicked this up to the top level.

    • GillianHolroyd

      That *cutie* is an actor, forget the name but he was in “Noah”.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        thanks! We BK’s can always count on each other for this kind of info!

      • par3182

        Douglas Booth.

  • L.O.V.E.

    Kate Upton looks like she just came from the set of A Million Ways To Die in The West, as “dead prostitute #3”.

    She looks like she got that dress from the Charo Funeral Collection.

    She looks like no one told her she is just wearing the framing that her dress is supposed to go over.

    • Gatto Nero

      Yes. My first thought was Victorian streetwalker in her underwear.

  • Janet B

    I can’t think of any circumstance that I’d like Elizabeth Olsen’s dress.

    • Sarah

      The Olympic Singles Long Form Figure Skating competition?

      • decormaven

        Truly. Skater outfit at the Met Gala? Huge ol’ fail.

        • FibonacciSequins

          Not to mention the mismatched shoes and bag.

          • demidaemon

            Well, those are items figure skaters don’t usually have to worry about….

      • lunchcoma

        Nope, because even by the standards of skating dresses, it’s hideously ugly.

        • Sarah

          True dat. More like she’s playing the embodiment of minty fresh toothpaste in a Colgate commercial.

  • Glammie

    Man, these short dresses–when Charles James is the inspiration? Makes no sense. Overall, lot of disappointment.

    Oh, and Miucca’s doing one of her occasional let’s-fuck-with-the-fashionistas seasons. I swear she’ll push things, just to see what she can get people to wear. Then she’ll go back and do something beautiful just so she’s never written off as too eccentric.

  • L.O.V.E.

    I can see the Elizabeth Olson twins from here.

    • alyce1213

      Yes — Shrimp cocktail ring!

    • SewingSiren

      You are probably not too far off the mark. Charles James had a “Lobster” dress and a “Siren” (love that name). No doubt Zac found these designs inspiring, and by no means do I mean that he copied them.

  • GillianHolroyd

    In the Met Gala in my mind, there was a switch up in the changing room and Kim K. wore Kate Upton’s gown and vice versa.

  • Capt. Renault

    Elizabeth Olsen looks like she picked that outfit from a catalogue of Russian mail order brides.

    Not that I’d know. (*ahem*)

  • Anna

    -Why so many crop tops at the Met?
    -Wow. Anastasia Steele was invited.
    -HAHAHAHAHA, I don’t mean to laugh at Kate Upton, it’s just…what the hell is that on her head? The dress itself is a little Bellatrix Lestrange goes to the Met.
    -Elizabeth Olsen: Ice dancer. From the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics.

    -Sarah Silverman: SHUT UP!!! And BAM!!!

    • She was invited, but apparently her bra was not.. which is a shame, her girls could have used that support. 🙂

      • Anna

        Maybe Christian Grey has it.

        • Oh, hot damn, Jamie Dornan in white tie.. Why did I not see this? I think there is a reason this did not occur, and that would be the temporal vortex created by thousands of women staring at him for most of the next couple of days.. 🙂 I know I wouldn’t have got much done for the better part of a week had that happened..

  • RussellH88

    Kate Upton is starring in a local production of Hello Dolly! and Lily Allen is wearing an outfit that looks a lot like something Jay would have designed during Season 1 of PR.

    • Lori

      Did you look closely at the top of Upton’s dress? More “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” than “Hello Dolly.”

  • skipiddydoda

    I’m really tired of Zooey’s hair.

    • GillianHolroyd

      This could be thick-hair envy but hers always looks so weighty and it drags her looks down.

      In this case, I would’ve taken off the shoulder straps/feathers and made the gown strapless.

  • L.O.V.E.

    I don’t think it was necessary for Dakota Johnson to try and get 50 shades of blue in one dress, but it does kinda work.

  • BellaLuv

    I loved Hailee’s dress, especially the back!!! Buttons!!!

  • Injustice

    Bradley Cooper is trying to be Zach Galifianakis?! Why, Bradley, why?

    Is Elizabeth Olsen on her way back from figure skating? Did she triple axel onto the red carpet?

    • Lori

      Zach Galifianakis. LOL. Cooper’s look really is for a role, and not as Zach Galifianakis, I promise. He’s playing Chris Kyle, a SEAL sniper who had the most confirmed kills in the history of the US military. IOW, just in case the role has rubbed off on Bradley you might not want to make the Galifianakis joke while standing next to him 🙂

  • Look, I don’t know quite how to ask this question, but are you guys 100% certain that Sarah Silverman is not hiding some machine guns in her bra, 007 style? 🙂

    • kimmeister

      Her awesome guns are already on display!

  • decormaven

    Disappointed in Solange’s look; the dress isn’t her style, and the hair definitely isn’t!

  • kimmeister

    Marion’s silver pilgrim shoes are really weird, especially when paired with a cocktail dress. I think they’re Elton John’s shoes.

    • Sarah

      Yes! Elton John wants his Cosmic Pilgrim Heels back!

    • MilaXX

      I like the shoes. In fact, I like the entire look, just not for the Met Gala.

  • skitzfiggitous

    How do you say, “Girl, what the FUCK with those shoes?!” in French?

  • Somebody PUHLeeeze tell me how Jessica Alba gets invited to these things and WHY? What does this woman do, what has she ever acted in? Who is working overtime as her publicist, because they ain’t hit pay dirt and don’t look to anytime soon.

    • conniemd

      I say the same thing about Dita Von Teese.

      • Imasewsure

        Oh no you did NOT! Dita is a star of her blend of entertainment and a throw back to Hollywood glam so she makes total sense at these events. She is the real deal…

        Jessica Alba… I guess two bit actresses rate too…. just wish we could limit their exposure now and again

      • Corsetmaker

        Not only is Dita at the top of her profession (it may not be a screen one, but it’s a genre all the same) but as probably the best known burlesque performer since Gypsy Rose Lee it was completely appropriate, as the latter was one of Charles James’ clients.

    • lunchcoma

      She’s what they call a mocktress. She pretends to be an actress, but really what she does is get paid to model designer clothing at openings and sitting in the audience at fashion shows. It actually makes sense she’s there, as she’s probably cultivated a lot of relationships with designers.

  • JP

    If Zooey can pull off an appropriate look for the event, why can’t others? She looks adorable but sleek and so fitting to the night.

  • Sara Brams-Miller

    SARAH SILVERMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • GorgeousThings

    So it seems that floor-length-duchesse-satin was the winner of the evening. A few other gowns rated (the elder Olsens), but if there’s a recurring theme, it’s that satin ruled the night.

    Great, now I have “Knights in White Satin” ear worm.

  • Ashleigh

    S A R A H S I L V E R M A N ! ! ! wow

  • Is this the last of the parts? If so, there was one Zac Posen I really miss hearing your drive by bitchery on – the one worn by Liu Wen which was frankly the most crazy dress I have ever seen.. It was like octoballgown only it may have had more than 8 legs.. gorgeous colour but just plain bizarre.. 🙂

  • sojo

    Dita is *poured* into that dress, love it! And Hailee’s look – WOW. Kate could kill it every time but always ends up wearing a ‘whaaaaat is going on here?’ Solange looks like she’s wearing a weird peplum shirt made for a giant.

  • Lilithcat

    Elizabeth Olsen looks as though she left her skates in the locker room.

  • E.Nelson

    Sarah Silverman is a celebrity who tends to be overlooked style-wise even though she DOES have a consistent sense of street style; she seems very low maintenance and unfussy, and I think a lot of people give her shit for not putting in the effort BECAUSE she’s a beautiful woman – they sort of say-but-don’t-say it’s her job as a pretty lady to live up to an unspoken potential. Which is unfair.

    That being said, she lived up to said unspoken potential VERY well. She looks wonderful.

  • PastryGoddess

    Sarah and Deeta FTW’s of the night. Loved Hailee too, but this was a night for grownups

  • Mothra

    Was so shocked to see Sarah Silverman in there–that dress is stunning and she is WEARING IT, but her head looks so small. Not sure what could be done about that.

    • nannypoo

      Totally agree about Sarah Silverman. She looks great, but she needs hair.

    • FibonacciSequins

      I had the same reaction. Bigger hair would have helped. It was great to see her!

  • MarieLD

    Bit off topic: Zooey wore almost the entire collection (one dress at a time, of course) of her and Tommy Hilfiger’s joint venture last night on the season finale episode of New Girl (it took place aboard a cruise ship).

  • I totally disagree with Zooey and I normally looove her.

  • Danielle


  • Gatto Nero

    Re: Dita, those tail fins look inflatable.
    She’s probably the only woman in the world who could make that dress work.

  • paolat

    Just quietly dreaming about Lupita in Sarah Silverman’s dress…..

  • charlotte

    Zooey surprised us last year, too. Perhaps the Met Ball is her thing?

  • ojosazules

    Sarah Silverman is stunning.

  • Hailee Steinfeld really hit all the marks on the theme, and she wore a beautiful, flattering dress. She wins the Met Gala.

    • kittentoes

      She did well last year too.

  • Alyssa

    I just want to say thank you for all the coverage you’ve brought us! My favorites from the night are: Janelle Monae, Karolina Kurkova, Karlie Kloss, Hailee Steinfeld. Honorable mentions go to Emmy Rossum and the Olsen twin in the vintage Chanel. So basically, I like capes and big gowns.

    • Garcia Loca

      I loved Kloss’s and Kurkova’s also! Why they did not make Uncles’ rankings, I do not know.

  • E. D.

    Elizabeth Olsen looks like a junior Vegas showgirl, not in a good way.
    Hailee Steinfeld would have been a WERQ with better shoes.

  • Qitkat

    Hah! His name may as well be Bradley Copper because he has become unrecognizable.

  • TFS8

    Anyone know who is standing behind Dakota Johnson? I must find out what the front of that insane gold pant suit looks like!!

    • L.O.V.E.

      Some people think its Alison Brie, but I’m pretty sure its a life-sized fishing lure trying to catch Rachel McAdams in that salmon costume.

      • Deb

        It’s Brie Larson.

    • Angela

      She looks like she is wearing an alien costume from the end of Rocky Horror Picture Show. “Prepare the transit beam!”

    • icm

      Brie Larson wearing Prada. Don’t know who she is and yes the outfit is crazy ugly (you can see a frontal shot of it on Perez h.(sorry tlo) . Perez has been expressing his best and worst fashion views for big events lately. Not as gracefully as TLO by any stretch .

      • MilaXX

        I kind of liked Brie’s outfit. The downside is it’s once again too old for her. IIRC it’s another custom Prada.

    • It looks like “The Kiss” by Klimt.

  • ovarB

    I would like to thank the Met Gala for introducing me to Charles James. After reading the Washington Post about the event and him (and you! YEAH for the mention Uncles!!) I’m a fan!! Love the clover dress!!

    • Vtg Fashion Library

      If you ever get a chance to see one of his creations in person, do. They are truly something to see. When I saw one at Chic Chicago, they actuallyl had created a miniature version to show the inner construction. I am still in awe.

  • SewingSiren

    I have a feeling that Zac Posen has been a fan of Charles James for a very long time. So his tribute dresses are very true to himself . All of his dresses worked and he had a fairly wide variety of clients wearing them too.

    I saw a picture elsewhere of Felicity Jones standing next to Oliver Theykens and they looked like they were about to present The Crawling Eye at midnight on cable access channel.

    • MilaXX

      I think I read his work is inspired by Charles James.

  • Coolekat

    Rihanna in Stella, Emily Rossum in Carolina Herrerra and Claire Danes in Oscar – my faves

  • Malia C.

    Sarah Silverman for the win in this group – certainly words I never imagined I would utter.

  • KinoEye

    Hailee wins this round for me. I’d also like to thank TLo for what must have been an exhausting few days of blogging, between Mad Style, RPDR and all the individual and combined Met Gala posts. You’re the best!

  • random_poster

    Did anyone else lose the Karolina Kurkova post? It’s no longer showing up on my screen.

  • Trickytrisha

    So is Kate Upton this year’s Kim Kardashian? She may not be preggers, but she does invoke uncontrollable giggles in an outfit that could have been straight from Blazing Saddles. Poor Solange… her dress looks homemade. The taller Olsen sister looks very out of place and apparently she knows it. Love Felicity’s dress, and Zooey’s. Dita is a bit too cartoonish for me.

    I love this event and the huge variety of good and bad couture that shows up each year. Thanks to our Uncles we get front row seats and commentary.

  • Qdahling

    Thanks! This one was my favorite rundown!

  • quiltrx

    Are you saving Liu Wen and Karolina Kurkova for the end? They are my top 2, big time.
    But Miss Dita is a solid #3 on my list. Sarah Silverman and Hailee Steinfeld are arguing with Emmy Rossum and Charlize Theron for 4th and 5th!

    • MilaXX

      They posted Karolina already. She earned a separate post. I would love to see Liu Wen though.

      • random_poster

        Quiltrx must have the same problem as me. I saw that post and even commented, but the post isn’t on my feed any more.

  • quiltrx

    And I forgot to ask…why, for the love of Oprah, did Kate come dressed as a Jack the Ripper potential victim? AWFUL.

  • MilaXX

    A lot of people unexpectedly stepping up their game. I actually really like Kristin Wiig’s look, hair and all. Never would have thought she had that in her. Other’s were a disappointment. All the cocktail length and short dresses need to go. Kate Upton was the worse. She looks like Miss Kitty from Gunsmoke.

  • LadyVimes

    As a fellow broad-shouldered lady, I would have to recommend Sarah S. go with some form of sleeves or straps. From my experience it is more flattering. That said, I give her snaps for rocking that gown.

  • Maybe you uploaded the wrong pics? Can’t agree on most comments with the pictures that go with them…. Ex. that feather shouldered thing Zooey’s wearing from TH? Since when does he do ball gowns anyway?

  • Pterodactyl111

    Lily Allen’s dress is hideous.

    • It reminds me of this layered jello dish my mom used to make. Except the jello would end up rainbow colored, this is the black and white picture of it.

  • rage_on_the_page

    Looks like they gave Anna Kendrick Tina Fey’s makeup…

  • Nancer

    Who is the gorgeous man behind Kristen Wiig?

  • alliekat9090

    I’m trying to think of a delicate way to say this. Kate Upton is too “healthy” to even try to wear that gown. Lately, she seems to be getting healthier by the minute.

    • Vtg Fashion Library

      She seriously doesn’t look like she has a clue how to pose. She’s a model, for heaven’s sake. She just needs to find her a rich old man and retire.

      • alliekat9090

        She should seek out Tim Tebow, settle down and have a few really pretty kids. She just seems entirely too normal for all of this. It’s kind of endearing.

      • alyce1213

        Thing is — she’s not really a model model. She’s a bathing suit “model.” And she looks like an idiot.

  • LeelaST

    Hailee Steinfeld, Kristen Wiig and Sarah Silverman were on my list of 8 standout looks (NYTimes had a comprehensive photo list, can’t find the link now). TLo, you have trained me too well – I was much more critical than you two! Dita Von Teese is a perfect example – I “get/understand” her gown – but it doesn’t seem to fit well; I saw that on many a celeb which was very disappointing. The other glaring issue was wrinkled fabric – so many looks were just ruined by creases and crumples. If this is such an issue, let the attendees dress at the venue next year.

  • Leah Elzinga

    It’s ridiculous how many truly fabulous outfits are in the BACKGROUNDS of some of these pics. The lady pants ALONE are making my heart happy.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    I WANT to like Dita’s dress, I really do. It’s just too…I don’t know — “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”. “I’m not bad. I’m just drawn that way.”

    • madscntst

      I’m still trying to figure out how she was able to walk in that dress. Did someone have to come by with a dolly and wheel her around everywhere?

    • wisdomy

      In this context, I think it’s fabulous. The only thing I really don’t like is the red stripes around the boobal and armpit areas, IMO they sort of displace her breasts and make her (and would make anyone) look very broad in the upper ribcage.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    I can’t stand Sarah Silverman, but yeah, she nailed it. Also, Cherlize Theron and Karlie Kloss also nailed it. Solange Knowles looks like a plate of peach sherbert ice cream. That is melting.

  • TheDivineMissAnn

    Elizabeth Olsen evidently didn’t have time to change clothes after ice skating practice.

  • Posh was boring and Solange really missed the landing.
    Bradley’s hair is kind of tragic, but my, he’s filling out nicely.
    While she always looks polished, I’m just not feeling Dita’s dress.
    Rachel looks pretty, but oh so boring–a pop of color, some jewels, hair swept up–something.. I guess my quest for her to bring back her dark hair has failed.
    Zoey looks cute, but the dress is trying to do too much.
    Sarah’s dress brings the appropriate drama, but it looks like it’s wearing her.

    Kate get my vote for the worst look of the night. She looks like a partially dressed saloon girl. Miss Kitty would tell her to go back upstairs and put on a dress. (Bonus: If you get that last reference, consider yourself old or or a fan of the Encore Westerns channel.)

  • Annistella

    I think Dakota Johnson looks striking – the contrast of the different textures, but all on the same colour palette appeals to me. I dont mind the gloves, they look referentially opulent. Yet another who looks better once she has ditched the blonde and embraced some red and copper tones (Emma Stone, I am frowning at you).

  • heartbot

    Elizabeth Olsen looks like she should be wearing ice skates, not heels.

  • holla

    To the people at the Oscar de la Renta, what Dita, Hailee, and Sarah, plus a few others not mentioned here, are wearing is how you pay homage to Charles James.

  • DeniseSchipani

    Mrs.Beckham scares me. She looks sharp, and I mean that literally, like you could cut yourself on her.

  • Melissa Mendes

    Every time I see Zooey I want to chop her hair off and shove her into a lady tux or something. She is really cute, but I’m so sick of the bangs and navy blues and black tights. Take some risks, girl!

    • amanda lynn

      agreed. and the hair’s a bit too poofy…. right?

      • Melissa Mendes

        Definitely. I cringed a little.

  • snarkykitten

    Who is the person that rolled in gold and a disco ball standing behind Dakota Johnson? She looks like a walking Byzantine icon.

  • French_Swede

    I want to see the woman standing to the left behind Dakota Johnson, the one in the gold & blue fancy pantsuit. Wow!
    Hailee Steinfeld’s dress makes her look overweight to me, and I think Zoe Deschanel has a personal best here.

  • BrooklynBomber

    I can’t help it: I love Marion Cotillard in the Dior. But, then, I j’adore her.
    Anna Kendrick is unrecognizable. She’s entered phase two of her Beckinsalization.

  • Amel

    Gosh Zoe is pretty. But also, I feel like of all the too-short dresses of the evening, Marion Cotillard deserves a break. She looks like she’s channeling King Louis XVI with those shoes, which needed some space from a hem to get all their flash on. I’m realizing now none of what I’m saying sounds flattering, but I really did love her look

  • ItAin’tMe

    And…you’re all okay with Lily Allen’s hair? And make up?
    Sarah Silverman, so perfectly gorgeous. But couldn’t she have a necklace? Like, major diamonds and sapphires?

  • oklund

    Is it just me, or does Jessica Alba look nothing like herself in that photo?

  • The weird angle of the shot makes it look like Solange is flashing the good china to the paparazzi behind Selena Gomez.

  • decormaven

    Thanks! That is a great clip- love ALT’s take on Posen’s design.

  • MoHub

    I would kill for Dita’s gown.

  • formerlyAnon

    It is interesting (very) which designers are showing especially well. When the goal is formal glamor, apparently you want the old hands who are sometimes a bit tried & true. Or Zac Posen.

    Ms. Knowles is the worst of this bunch. And nobody as lovely as she is – and with “people,” yet! – should have been allowed to leave the house/hotel looking that bad.

  • Patrick Cleary

    I kind of want Sarah Silverman to be a Bond girl now. She could stand there, all gorgeous, and Bond could try to seduce her, and she could kick him in the nuts and make off-color jokes about his manhood and he’d fall for her completely. She’d also be a rocket scientist, because why not?

    • enuma

      I’d pay to see that movie in the theater.

  • amywinns

    I am pleased that a smart cookie like Hailee Steinfeld did her homework for the occasion.


    I really thought Dakota J should have had dyed to match her skirt gloves. Not black.

  • Who wants to lay odds that Zooey is wearing tights underneath that (really beautiful) dress?

  • Clash D

    Who’s Bradley Copper?

  • Dhppy

    Solange did not have Phylicia Rashad hair. She had Carol Burnett hair.

  • bluefish

    The gorgeous fellow standing behind Kristin W. the best part of this whole segment! Beautiful!

  • Who knew that would be a great color for Dita Von Teese? She looks fab, as does Hailee Stienfeld.
    Elzabeth Olsen’s dress makes her look like a sad skater who just found out her untalented rival made the Olympic Team and she did not.
    Kate Upton: Scullery Maid (PBS, are you listening?)

    • Nicola Anna Molly Page

      You need to see (if you haven’t already) Dita’s instapic of the inside details – ‘One mustn’t wear undergarments with haute couture’.

      I love that she makes going commando seem classy. What a broad.

  • jjfg

    Whoa! Still in wonder over Sarah Silverman. Did not see that coming.

  • AutumnInNY

    Did Lily Allen stop by the store and pick up a bag of leftover easter candy? That silly clutch looked that way to me on first glance.
    Why does Adele Dazeem always look so angry on the red carpet?
    And Selina Gomez’s head looks oddly photoshopped onto her petite frame.
    Wonderful and amusing Met rundowns, well done as always TLo!

  • Orange Girl

    Who’s the guy standing behind Wiig?

  • Greg

    And where is Karolina Kurkova?

  • BuffaloBarbara

    On the underdone heads: I was looking for something stylish to do with my hair for spring/summer, and I came across a page of “hot styles for S/S 2014.” I wince to say it, guys, but I think we’ll be seeing more of it. Other than “unbrushed with some kind of product in it,” they also featured low ponytails and, I kid you not, braid-head. (“You get those beautiful waves by sleeping in braids!”)

  • suzq

    Who’s wearing the gold disco ball pants suit behind Dakota Johnson?

    • altissima

      Exactly. I want know more about this alphet too.

  • C W

    The Met Gala always promises out there style & ya’ll (yes, I’m southern) have taught me this is an event where I need to give some leeway for the fashion risks. But wow, were there some missteps this time – the first thing I thought when I saw the photos is ‘What are Tom & Lorenzo going to say about that?’ and you don’t disappoint. A couple of thoughts I had on my first viewing:
    Elizabeth Olsen – it’s a tired comparison, I’m sure, but I have a very vivid image of an Olympic skater at competition frantically pawing through her bag for her costume, which Liz pulled a Mean Girl & stole. Furthered by the way the waist & sides of the dress are pulling on her, which make it look like it’s literally not her dress.

    Idina Menzel – love her but she always looks like she’s trying too hard. Glee casting her as Lea (Rachel)’s birth mom was so spot on, even in real life it’s easy to draw comparisons between the two. Her makeup is harsh but the beading plus foofy skirt just look so heavy & stiff on her.

    Kate Upton – that outfit & hat(?) now have me picturing her speaking in a cockney accent from My Fair Lady, selling flowers.

    Solange – this week’s headlines give some insight as to why she looks drugged. The dress is just wrong, but the Liza Minnelli hair is not doing any favors either. For the record, only Liza Minnelli can rock that hairstyle.

    Victoria Beckham – has always been scary small but lately it’s near circus performer. Ever see the youtube video of the guy who works his way through impossibly small pvc pipes? This dress makes it look like she’s mid-act.

    Loved – Sarah Silverman, Hailee Steinfeld & Beyonce – not only did they look great, but their expressions said they knew they were absolutely killing it. Sarah was my fave, the color, the style, and the way she’s posing – especially since she doesn’t usually come across as being into fashion. She should totally call Sandra Bullock & share her stylist’s info.