Best and Worst of the Met Gala

 There is still so much Met Gala fashion I could write about - but we will get to best and worst looks today!

First there are a couple looks I am just not sure on - they have been on both best and worst dressed lists, so I want to take a poll on these:
Jennifer Morrison in a custom made Donna Karan Atelier
I have no issues with Jennifer's dress, its the faux hawk. Hot or not? I think I lean towards not...

Nina Dobrev in Monique Lhuillier
Pants + Skirt = Fashion do or don't? She looks smokin' hot and vampy in her styling and I love that... I am not quite certain on the pants thing...

Emmy Rossum in Donna Karan Atelier
I think this look is definitely a win. I love the hair - but other critics have said it's a no-go and too messy. What do you think?

JLo (in Michael Kors) gets a quick honorable mention for her kick-ass pompadour hair. Fierce.

And now, for the Best Looks! (Some of these are the best I have EVER seen these ladies look - seriously impressive!)Now for the best looks:

Sienna Miller in Burberry
I LOVE her look here - the super-studded jacket and spiky headband with an almost ethereal dress are a beautiful combo!
Hailee Steinfeld in Donna Karan Atelier
This girl looks adorable, age appropriate, and rocked a punk-lite look. Those are safety pins making the little sunburst patterns! Love it!

Emma Watson in Prabal Gurung
Helllllloooooo Hermonie! When did THIS happen? I think she looks absolutely stunning and edgy and just flippin amazing!

Julianne Hough in TopShop
She looks like a little punky princess. And the hair and make-up! Ryan Seacrest, eat your heart out. 

Kirsten Dunst in Louis Vuitton
Louis Va va voom! I am so glad to see her step outside the box from her usual, buttoned up style. This is the best I've ever seen her look - those feathers, the emerald green, and the deep neckline - Stunner.
Christina Ricci in Vivienne Westwood
She looks punk and hot. The only thing I'd do differently here is do away with those sheer panty-hose. Maybe they are fishnet, which would make them punkier, but they read sheer and I dislike sheer colored hose.

Katie Holmes in Calvin Klein
All I can say, is wow - Divorce looks good on her. 
Taylor Swift in J Mendel
Ugh, I get it. You are young, rich, gorgeous, and clearly can do no wrong in the fashion world. Go away Taylor. Just go away. 

Anne Hathaway in vintage Valentino
Holy crap. She looks hot. Like, sex-bomb hot. Why didn't she chop off all of her hair and dye it blonde years ago? 

Sarah Jessica Parker in Giles Deacon  and Philip Treacy headdress

OMG - She definitely had a Carrie Bradshaw fashion moment here. Undeniable perfection. This is Punk-Couture. Hands down, best dressed of the night.

 And now, for the worst:

Zooey Deschanel in Tommy Hilfiger
Yes, you read that right. That is Zooey Deschanel. I know, I didn't recognize her without those bangs either. And that dress.... Honey, this was the MET GALA - not your junior prom. It hurts my soul you did so bad at this because I love you so much.

Minka Kelly in a belted lace curtain

Gwyneth Paltrow in Valentino
Seriously, the more I hear about Gwyneth Paltrow, the less I like her. She said she's never attending another Met Gala because it was too hot and un-fun. Way to be gracious Gwennie. And she wore this ugly pink dress to a punk-themed event and her hair is in a stupid pony tail. Honestly, did you even try?

Kristen Stewart in Stella McCartney.
I think that KStew has a funky, off-beat style that I don't really get, or like, but can respect. This - just no. I wish Stella McCartney would stop making these things and let people thing they are stylish. Ugh. It is just barf-ugly. I also dislike her hair and think it makes her look a little like a man - but we have a couple worse hair-offenders up next!

Miley Cyrus in Marc Jacobs
I think this look is A-OK from the neck down. However, the I've-just-been-electrocuted hair just ruins the whole look. She's worked that pixie into some fierce punk styles, but just so missed the mark here.

Nicole Richie channelling Marie Antoinette in Topshop.
Again - nothing wrong from the neck down (aside from the so-not-even-a-little-bit-punk dress) - but that HAIR! WHY?!
But - we've saved the worst for last...

Kim Kardashian in Givenchy
Yes, ladies and gentleman, Kim K showed up wearing my parent's bedspread and curtains from 1994 to a PUNK THEMED Met Gala. Seriously, this print is practically identical to the pattern of my parent's bedspread, which they also upholstered their dressers with, and had matching curtains... it was the 90's people - it was all about excess! And excessive is this dress fo-sho - I mean, matching GLOVES AND SHOES?! Kim, Kim, Kim.... Oh how good could I look if I had all your money honey. It almost makes me wonder if someone set her up - like she got duped.
Anna Wintor in Chanel
And let's just talk for a second about Anna Wintor - apparently the fashion, Met Gala maven - who is wearing a SIMILAR dress to Kardashian! HOW IS THIS PUNK?! I am flummoxed. And she cropped Kim out of her photos with Kanye on the Vogue website. Yikes.

However, Kim's dress is still the worst offender of the night and I think this tweet by Robin Williams sums it up best:

Met Gala Fashion Review (1)

Well, the Met Gala certainly did not disappoint in the area of fashion-risks! Some attendees certainly took the “Punk” theme to heart and went balls-to-the-wall punk – I am talking studs, spikes, and Mohawks. Amazing. Others seemed to disregard the whole punk memo all together and some of the others stood firmly on middle ground, not quite all-in, but quite fashionable all the same. I think the middle-grounders were my favorites because they mixed the hardness of punk with the beauty and art of fashion.

First, let’s visit those I was most looking forward seeing:

JLaw in Dior. Honestly, she’s beautiful, but this was a bit of a snooze-fest to me. It’s a black dress with a net-veil. Wah-wah. Not a Met Gala risk for sure. Stupid Dior – you’ve completely pigeon-holed this girl into non-risky, classic looks.

Emma Roberts in Diane von Furstenberg. Again. Snooze-fest. Yay, you wore a black dress with a slit. You are sooooo punk.

Jessica Alba in Tory Burch. She’s gorgeous, there is just no getting around that. I love her dress and the sexy little cutouts, but don’t love the librarian bun. Don’t get me wrong, I work a good librarian bun on a regular basis, my problem is the context and she could just do so much more! At least her buddy Ginnifer Goodwin took a risk with that make up – and her gown – to die for!

Now, here are a couple of my age-buddies looks:

Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy. It’s definitely a statement dress – I am just not sure what she’s trying to say here. I think I like it, but it also reminds me of Honey Boo Boo’s mom’s wedding dress.

Florence Welch also in Givenchy. Can I just say – rocker chick perfection. I love this look on Florence. No one else could pull this off the way she does. Amazing.

Here are some other looks I loved, but don’t quite top my “best dressed” list:

Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga. This is another one who can do no wrong for me. She looks stunning and so very understated.

Michelle Williams in Saint Laurent was another understated stunner. And LOVE the edgy headband. 

Lily Collins in Moschino. She’s gotten a lot of criticism over her blue hair – I flipping LOVE it (but I may be biased, having some blue hair of my own). I also love the edgy, but still pretty make up. I think she looks fab. I just wish I could’ve found a picture of her without her Volturi boyfriend.

Kate Beckinsale in Alberta Ferretti I read in a blog that this was described as 80’s socialite meets punk. I’d say that’s a pretty accurate description, and let’s just face it, this woman could wear a potato sack and be stunning. 

 Claire Danes in J Mendel. I don't know if this qualifies as punk, but its just so pretty. 

Chanel Iman in J. Mendel Ugh – so beautiful I could just barf. 

Solange Knowles in Kenzo. She called the look Afro-punk. I don’t know how punk this is, but I love the ‘fro so much! She reads a little more disco to me than punk, but when you look this fab, it doesn’t matter what genre you are channeling.

Stacy Keibler in Rachel Roy. Someone got t he punk memo and rocked it. The never-gonna-be-Mrs. Clooney looks stunning and those legs go for days!

We still have so many more looks to go! Stay tuned for my Best and Worst Dressed lists!

Met Gala

 The Oscar's Night of Fashion - the Met Gala - is tonight! I am excited because this is always an event that turns fashion into walking pieces of art and the attendees usually push the limits a little bit in funky, creative, show-stopping looks. Each year the show has a theme and this year the theme is Punk; Chaos to Couture. It should be an interesting evening of fashion for sure! 
Just for fun, I took a look back at last year's gala, themed Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations (Apparently this means "trompe l’oeil prints, whimsical flourishes, intricate embellishments, and Schiaparelli pink").
 Here are some of my favorites (and mostly age buddies too!)
Carey Mulligan –
2012, Prada

Florence Welch-
2012, Alexander McQueen

Diana Agron –
2012, Carolina Herrera

Lea Michele –
2012, Diane von Furstenberg
Leighton Meester –
Savage Beauty Theme: 2011, Louis Vuitton

Leighton Meester –
2012, Marchesa

Emma Stone –
2012, Custom-made Lavin

Nina Dobrev –
2012, Donna Karan Atelier

Tonight I am looking forward to seeing:
Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy since she's their new cover girl. 
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior
Emma Roberts with Diane von Furstenberg  
Jessica Alba with Tory Burch.
Kim K reportedly will be there - always controversial, but fashionable. 

Can't wait to review this year's Met Gala red carpet! Stay tuned! :)