Met Gala 2014: Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta

Posted on May 06, 2014

Amy-Adams-Oscar-de-la-Renta-2014-Met-Gala-Tom-Lorenzo-Ste-TLO (1)Amy-Adams-Oscar-de-la-Renta-2014-Met-Gala-Tom-Lorenzo-Ste-TLO (2)Amy Adams attends the 2014 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in an Oscar de la Renta gown from the Fall 2014 collection accessorized with David Webb jewelry.





[Photo Credit: Jennifer Graylock/, IMAXTree]

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  • @Biting Panda

    It’s lovely. The details are executed perfectly. But I am still terribly bored by it. Sorry, Amy.

    • Introspective

      lovely but boring. nailed.

      • Trent

        But still lovely! And on theme, which is more than many of these attendees can say…

      • GeoDiva

        All I could think was …boring!

    • Clash D

      I think she should have ditched the earrings and kept the brooch worn by the model. That was the centrepiece of the dress, imo.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Nothing exciting to see her folks…move along.

    • Raspberry2012

      Yep. Lovely, but seen a million times.

  • Malia C.

    I absolutely love this.

    • TheDivineMissAnn

      And the purse is to die for.

  • Sarah

    Ooh, purty. Minaudière envy is mine.

  • Danielle

    If this had been executed in an earth or jewel tone, I would have fallen all over myself to give her a WERQ.

    • ballerinawithagun


    • If ever a woman needed saturated colors, it’s Amy Adams.

    • sojourneryouth

      Yes! Why does she always choose muted or light colors??? She looks so amazing when she goes bold!

    • Constant Reader

      My thoughts exactly. I love everything about this except the color (on Amy; the color itself is pretty).

    • luludexter

      yes, I think she chose the color to bring out her eyes, but it seems to wash her out more than anything. in a jewel tone this would have been spectacularly flattering.

  • Noah

    Now, see, if she wore this kind of thing to movie premieres and awards shows, it would be excellent. But this is just too safe for the Met Gala.

    • Anna

      Was about to say this. Seems more of an Oscars dress than a Met Gala dress.

    • Andrew Schroeder

      It’s in the style of Charles James, which is probably why she wore it.

      • Noah

        It’s on theme, but people like Karolina Kurkova and Liu Wen were able to harness the theme into more spectacular ensembles.

        • sugarkane105

          I so hope Karolina gets her own post today. That gown was STUNNING.

      • Lilithcat

        Pretty much every single de la Renta there last night was in the style of Charles James.

        • Andrew Schroeder

          And every Zac Posen.

  • Kathy_Marlow

    Render this dress in an emerald green or deep blue and we’d be singing. Bored now tho

  • In-freaking-credible. That color sings on her. And I’m crazy about that bun.. 🙂

  • Allison Angier

    Wow! Silver sets her coloring off so beautifully. I like the brooch shown on the model as a focal point, but she made the perfect choice with those earrings. BraVA.

  • Katherine Anthony

    Looks typically Amy Adams. Pretty, but not super memorable.

  • Janet B

    Safe and pretty.

  • jen_vasm

    Pretty and pretty boring. She just does better in color.

    • MilaXX

      This in navy blue would look amazing on her.

      • We’ve seen that before on her.. 🙂 in fact this past awards season she wore something in navy with a similar silhouette to this.. I like that she has gone a different colour and also not a nude which she has done so often..

        It would look great on her in blue, or green, but this colour is something I would never have expected it.. this colour does something amazing to her eyes.. 🙂

  • GillianHolroyd

    It’s a gorgeous gown but I feel like she’s worn this before. And I don’t think silver is her color; maybe for someone with black hair.

  • Jennifer Bober

    Am I the only one who would really like to see her with a softer hairstyle? I really think the tightly pulled back look is too harsh for her.

    • Jennifer Bober

      …and she is much too pale to wear that color. The lights hit her and she’s totally washed out.

    • FibonacciSequins

      You’re not the only one. It’s harsh and she has a rather unfortunate hairline. No reason to highlight that.

  • Alfred Cox

    Its just so boring. Why does she insist on dressing like this…I mean, blah.

  • Glam Dixie

    I wish it was in a fabulous color and she should have left the gee-gaw hanging from the cleavage, then perhaps it would have been elevated to fabulous. As is, it’s just very pretty.

  • Carla_Charlton

    The color looks really good on her, but the top looks like it’s barely hanging on.

  • Was there even a theme this year?

    • estella_nyc

      “White Tie and Decorations”

      • leahpapa

        I honestly do not know if that’s a joke. It’s about as cohesive a theme as “Fancy and Clothed.”

        • Makes sense with the Charles James thing – in old-school dress codes “Decorations will be worn” means you pull out your tiara and the boys wear a sash and Order of the Garter. So they were, I assume, aiming for the most sumptuous of evening wear. And didn’t get it.

          • leahpapa

            Ah! Embarrassed at having outed myself as a fashion and etiquette rube. But, yes, I’d say they didn’t get quite what they were looking for.

          • Whereas I outed myself as a reader of historical fiction!

          • trisker

            So glad! I bet not very many of us knew this — I didn’t!

          • Constant Reader

            See, now being American I’d have shown up with crepe paper carnations all over my dress to go with the “Decorations” part. (Note to self: check with Alicia before going anyplace fancier than the local feed store.)

        • estella_nyc

          “Edited because I just Googled…you were being serious; that was the actual theme. Who phoned that one in?”


        • Lilithcat

          That’s an extremely cohesive thing. “White Tie” has a very specific meaning in men’s formal wear, and “Decorations” means your Croix de Guerre or whatever.

  • B_C_J

    It reflects the theme of the night yet it stays true to her sense of classicism & elegance. I think she looks exquisite.

  • BlairBear

    This feels on theme and coming out of this night looking lovely is a huge accomplishment.

  • altalinda

    Boring and the wrong color for her, methinks.

  • numenah

    Gorgeous train.

  • Brittany

    This looks gorgeous on her, but it is a little safe for the Met. Rendered in a print? Stunning!

  • MilaXX

    Dress is pretty, hair & face look good, but it’s all very boring.

  • Not a great color for her, and I’m no fan of that kind of bodice, but her jewelry is lovely.

  • lunchcoma

    It’s a lovely dress, but I don’t know if silver really flatters her coloring.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Lovely, of course, but I’ll fall asleep if I continue to look at her.

  • Ona_in_Barcelona

    She looks beautiful in an icy-frosticle way, but I wish there was some colour *somewhere*. Perhaps a rosey-nude lip instead of just beige.

  • My kingdom for a pop of colour. Instead of leaving the brooch off the front altogether they should’ve swapped a sapphire or something.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    Her accessories always underwhelm. She needed something to kick this up a notch- purple, maybe? And a more interesting bag.

  • SewingSiren

    Very elegant. Looks like it could Charles James influenced, which is appropriate.

  • unbornfawn

    At least it doesn’t have a cleavage down to her navel.

    • charlotte

      …and she doesn’t look like a human Swiffer.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I like this dress on her, not much to the color but it looks good on her. But those earrings … they should be mine.

  • boweryboy

    It’s boring, but she’s werq-ing it. And at least it’s not all wrinkly.

  • Julie Chase

    Snore. The only interesting aspect of the dress was the jeweled embellishment, and it’s removed. Nope. Wear some more interesting colors Amy, you are GORGEOUS.

  • Imasewsure

    Really pretty but so boring as other BKs have so rightly pointed out. Love her hair and makeup here though

  • anneshirley

    Yawn. Perfectly fine but too boring for the Met.

  • Oscar can do better than that! Stlist’s fault!

  • crash1212

    That color makes her positively glow. I love this on her. Perfect jewelry, great head. It may not set the world on fire with amazing innovation and herculean structure, but it is a great dress being worn by a pro.

  • MarinaCat

    I’m just going to copy and paste myself:
    MarinaCat • a year ago
    I’m starting to believe I just have an irrational negative spot for her. Every time I see her, I think, “meh.”

  • susan6

    Fabric looks a bit tortured. I want to like it, but it doesn’t quite work.

  • Coleslaw McGraw

    I don’t think that’s her color. I don’t think that’s anyone’s color, except maybe if you’re a mermaid.

  • PastryGoddess

    Great earrings but crying out for a necklace

  • Boy, nothing about this is flattering. Heavy, shiny satin in a dull color wrinkling everywhere, the hairdo I slap together when subbing high-school P.E., earrings she ripped off of a Victorian chandelier on the way out the door. She seems really convinced that this is her shape in terms of gowns, and I’ve seen no evidence to support that. It’s a bit like Lea Michele, where I feel like she aims for “sexy, mature, serious” actress in order to avoid the “pretty princess” place her looks so easily go, and she just ends up looking dull. She needs a fashion psychiatrist.

    Great clutch, though.

  • MissFern

    I can’t. She’s just so boring.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    I would have loved this had it been done in a deeper color. It’s lovely, but i don’t think that the silver is doing as much for Amy. Hair and makeup are nice.

  • KT

    Eh. Too stuffy, as usual. The dress is pretty, the ass ruffles are kind of ugly, but ultimately I just wish she went for something bolder. I almost always want that from her, but especially at the met gala for christ’s sake.

    She needs to get laid.

  • wisenhar

    It’s a lovely dress (despite the butt wings), but I don’t think this color is very friendly to redheads.

  • formerlyAnon

    I don’t like the flaps on the bodice – I assume a subtle attempt to emphasize her chest? – but otherwise, if this had even a blush of a warmer color to it, it would have been lovely.

  • Bobbie_Loblaw

    A pop of lipstick would have made this sing.

  • kategs

    elegance personified. another dress that is right in line with the theme of the evening. And what the color does for her eyes is wonderful.

  • Cheryl

    Well in the thumbnail, I thought she had a Princess Leia hair thang, going on. Thank goodness on the larger photograph, it just was two videographer’s heads on either side of her. At least that would have made this look less boring.

  • DTLAFamilies

    It’s boring but at least she’s on point with the Charles David theme unlike most of the shitastic outfits people wore. I think this must be the worst Met Ball ever.

  • FancyPhilly

    Zzzzzz… sorry… just woke up… and now back to sleep. This dress is boring. On a night of FASHION I’d hope for more.

  • marlie

    I think Amy looks fantastic. She’s working the “ice princess” look beautifully. She could have gone for a little more color in her makeup, but I still think she looks great.

  • mary_berry

    Not so much on the model, but on Amy, she looks like she has silver Mickey Mouse ears on her boobs.

  • holla

    is oscar remaking all the Charles James dresses? This is the 2nd one, it’s the “Butterfly” gown, 1954

    • Corsetmaker


  • The Versatile Chef

    I don’t think that bust detail is doing her any favors. Also? Bleh color.

  • Qitkat

    Shimmery and pretty, but I wish she had chosen her own brooch to wear on the bodice, as in the model’s version. Perhaps something with a pale bit of color bling.

  • Corsetmaker

    What is his workroom doing?! Look at all that visible horsehair braid on the back edges!

    • formerlyAnon

      Ha! The expert eye is brought to bear.

  • suzq

    Better hair would have helped a bit. She has way better hair than I do and she just pulls it back and slicks it down. Cop out.

  • Shelby

    I like the dress a lot, but I wish her hair had been styled a bit softer.

  • Kate

    I sort of wish she had the model’s brooch from the runway

  • Jen

    She’s so elegant. Other peoples’ boring is my classic.

  • Glammie

    I know it’s not exciting, but Amy Adams just isn’t. It’s not in her looks or personality, I think. So as Amy Adams goes, I think this is very nice and recalls Charles James nicely. Way better than a lot of what showed up last night. So, go Amy.

  • kimmeister

    I don’t think I would trust boob tape enough to lean to the side that much . . .

  • Anplica Fiore

    I’d like this a lot better with the boob bling the model is sporting.

  • lovely. predictable.

  • Lolo Andre

    Her whole fashion/style is one big Meh

  • Erica Woods Tucker

    Snore. Lovely. Snore. She pretty. Snore. Snore.Snore. Please put on something with a color. snore.

  • Beto


  • Gatto Nero

    Gorgeous gown and beautiful accessories and styling, but with her pale skin a blue or green fabric would have been stunning.

  • THIS. This is what Lupita should have worn. She would have KILLED in it.

  • Jacob Bowen

    Could we at least get JEWELRY with some color?!?! She is all one shade of blahhhh!

  • I feel like this an Of Course. Pretty but totally expected.

    • conniemd

      Me too. I dearly love Amy Adams. She is beautiful and her make-up is flawless, but the girlfriend can’t go to red carpet without wearing something that harkens to the golden era of Hollywood. I’d probably faint if I ever saw he in a print, but her silhouette is always the Hollywood glam. I’d love to see her in a Carolina Herrera gown, which would also be beautiful and feminine but not so sleek and fitted.

  • quiltrx

    At least she GOT the theme, which is more than 90% of the attendees, who apparently thought the theme was “wear a pretty dress”.

  • DesertDweller79

    Boring. Don’t like this color on her.

  • Susan Carson

    She looks pretty, it is her go to shape and she knows she can work this dress. I think the silver is good on her. Plus it does fit the theme of the night.

  • MyFavoriteColorIsGlitter

    This bitch puts me to sleep faster than ambien.

  • Mr. J.

    The girl knows how to pose in a beautiful dress…..

    The show’s subtitle is “Beyond Fashion.” From what I’ve seen, an awful lot of ladies in attendance were indeed beyond fashion. Way beyond.

  • pattie capet

    This is beautiful. She can’t always wear green.

  • LadyVimes

    It looks like every other Serious Red Carpet Dress(™) she’s worn. Bored now.

  • msjin

    Amazing – especially for a mom, hitting almost 40.

  • malarson2

    She looks beautiful and totally event-and-theme-appropriate. However, I’m a little leery of Lurch lurking in the background of that last pic…

  • murt

    i like it – the colour is beautiful.

  • Nopinkertons

    I always feel like she’s trying so, so hard for “elegant.” The hair pulled back so severely it looks painful, the strapless solid color column gowns, the understated makeup and jewelry–it just feels off, somehow, but I can’t put my finger on why. I can’t deny that she often manages to hit “elegant,” but I can’t help feeling she would look so much better if she aimed for “beautiful.” “Elegant” just seems like so much work for her.

  • Fuchsiaforever

    SO boring…

  • Columbinia

    Radiant. Better than that, there’s something relaxed, happy and confidant in the way she moves that is in stark contrast with the rest of the hyper crew in attendance. The look itself is also utterly lovely. This is the way I’d like to look.

  • E. D.

    Love it.

  • demidaemon

    It’s a little too fussy and wrinkly for me. The ruching at the waist looks like a design mistake.

  • smh4748

    She just loves to have her hair slicked back, and I don’t really get it. I always think she looks better with softer, more voluminous hair styles, but she seems to gravitate toward the slick and the tight. She’s got enviable hair, I’m not sure why she’s not rubbing that fact in our faces–I would be. 🙂