My hands-down, favorite fashion event of the year happened last night, Met Costume Institute Gala. This years event was in tribute to Charles James, so the stars hit the carpet in elegant, detailed ball gowns. Now for the good, the bad, and the down right WTF moments.
I have a 3 way tie for best dressed.
Rihanna: This all white Stella McCartney 2 piece gown was breath taking on Riri. It was so simple and stunning and definitely sexy. It is the best look she has had in quite a while.
Karolina Kurkova- This Marchesa gown is SO beautiful. It has all of the elements of a 1950’s ball gown, with intricate painted flower detailing. Give me satin gloves and big diamonds and call me a queen. This gown is ready for a royal crowning. STUNNING!
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds- best dressed couple, hands down, both in Gucci. Blake’s dress is sheer Hollywood glam. With detailed beading and draping in all of the right places, she looks so elegant and Ryan Reynolds makes the perfect accessory.
Mary Kate and Ashley Olson: Seriously, you are billionaires. Hire a tailor and a stylist. This look is old and expected from this pair: baggy, ill-fitting super expensive clothes that look like trashbags.
Sarah Jessica Parker: She is one person who always goes all out of the gala, but this is all wrong. The front of the Oscar De La Renta dress is stunning, but the back looks tacky.
Lupita Nyong’l 2014’s Red Carpet Queen has finally had a mis-step. Lupita’s trail of carpet victories came crashing down in the flapper inspired disaster. I get what she was going for, but this looks cheap and tacky. It’s part Carnival, part Vegas Show Girl, part Mardi Gras.
What the Hell were they thinking:
Katie Holmes came dressed as Belle from Beauty in the Beast.
Kristen Dunst wore a Death Star Themed Rodarte gown. It would have been appropriate if the gala was on May 4th, but you were a day late and a dollar short.
Lena Dunham: the dress itself wasn’t so bad, but she it was unflattering for her figure and she is just a hot mess
Sandra Lee—OMG…I just can’t .