Monday, May 11, 2015

Review: Fashion at Met Gala 2015

Since everyone else on the internet is having their say in what they thought of the fashion at this year's Met Gala, I thought I might as well jump in, too. I think the theme ("China: Through the Looking Glass") is very interesting, and we've got the looks to see how celebs interpreted this idea!

BEST DRESSED

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I absolutely LOVE this cape that Rihanna wore. It is stunning! So dramatic! It's perfect for this type of high-profile event. Of course there is the impractical factor of how big it is, but I guess that's why you hire men to carry your fashion statement for you. I will say I was disappointed to learn that all she wore underneath that glorious piece was a pink corset and matching panties. Why not an equally beautiful yellow gown underneath instead?

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It was the battle of the see-through, embellished gowns at this year's Met Gala, and between two of the hottest celebs. Beyoncé's dress has more of an ethereal, Fairy Barbie look to it, while Kim Kardashian's look screams royal opulence. Either way, both of these gowns are magnificent.

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This look is fabulous. Keri Russell looks so exotic, like she's part-bird, part-reptile. This is one sexy stunner of a dress. No offense to Keri, but this dress is so amazing that almost any beautiful woman in showbiz could pull it off and look glamorous.

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Zendaya's dress is so fun! This youthful look completely matches the Chinese theme of the event. This dress is really a piece of art, and was unlike anything else at the event!

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Helen Mirren looks amazing! The cut-outs of this dress are so detailed and ornate. She looks wonderful; I hope I can look like that at her age!

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I didn't know who Bee Shaffer is (now I know she's the daughter of Vogue's Anna Wintour), but this gown is amazing! I feel like this is the kind of dress I would wear if I were going to a big, fancy event. It's tasteful and elegant, with beautiful details. This dress is perfection!

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Like Shaffer, Emily Blunt's dress is very classy and lovely to look at. The cape is regal and goes wonderfully with the dress (perhaps it's all one piece?). Love this!

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Karolina Kurkova (and her legs!) look incredible in this mini dress. She certainly took the theme into account, and she is rocking this look! I'd like to see the "supermodels" of today (Lily Aldridge, Behati Prinsloo, etc.) measure up to this!

Honorable mentions are Jennifer Lopez (she looked beautiful, but her dress did not measure up to those of Beyoncé or Kim Kardashian), Amal Clooney (this dress is beautiful, but isn't as unique or different as some of the others), Janelle Monáe (I liked that she looked more feminine than her usual androgynous fashion sense, but the outfit was a little too simple for me), and Kate Hudson (she looks wonderful, but this is just way too reminiscent of her mom, Goldie Hawn, in Overboard).


WORST DRESSED
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I usually think of Kerry Washington as a rather fashionable lady. But this look is a total flop. She looks like Glenda the Good Witch from The Wizard of Oz. What was she thinking?

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We can always count on Lady Gaga to wear something strange or different. And while she stayed true to her outrageous platform shoes, this outfit just doesn't do it for me. This cage-like, over-sized coat is a sad version of Rihanna's show-stopping cape, and while many celebs embraced color at the Met Gala, this black and white ensemble leaves much to be desired.

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Now, I will admit I had to look up who Allison Williams is, since I don't watch Girls. But I figured I should still include her in this blog post since I really disliked this dress. What's going on there? She looks like a little girl playing dress-up. I also don't think the outfit flatters her at all! She looks much better in many of the Google images I saw of her, and this dress just doesn't do her justice.

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I think Alexa Chung got crafty and decided to turn her tablecloth/sheets/curtains into a dress. This is the Met Gala, not The Sound of Music.

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Now, I don't think any of us expect Miley Cyrus to be the belle of the ball. Ever. But this dress doesn't get her any closer to that achievement. Her pelvic bones look great...but nothing else does. We're used to Cyrus being kinda crazy, and this somewhat-demure look (for her, anyway) ages her, and is just plain confusing.
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I usually like Olivia Wilde and think she is very beautiful (other than that breastfeeding shot. Ew.). But this dress baffles me. The jewels all over her dress just make her look like a pink ladybug with spots all over. And are the gloves leather? And besides being bejeweled, how do the gloves and clutch match the gown? And we can't see her shoes, which I think many women would agree is the most important piece of any outfit. This was a big miss for me.

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Now I already don't care for Cara Delevingne (those eyebrows!), and this outfit doesn't change my mind about her. It's hard to tell from the photo whether the flowers are actually part of the clothes or are fake tattoos, but either way, they look trashy. Go cover yourself up and tweeze those brows!

Note: Most people put Kris Jenner on the worst dressed list. But honestly, I thought she dressed appropriately for someone her age (would you want to see her in Beyoncé's ensemble?!). Jenner didn't make my list because I thought it was middle-of-the-road. I think it was somewhat safe, but safe doesn't necessarily mean bad.

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It's not that the dress is bad; Sarah Jessica Parker even helped design it. But that headpiece is so distracting. I'm not sure whether it's high-fashion or a fancy Halloween costume.

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I'm not really sure what's going on with Katy Perry's dress (or those awful matching gloves). It's more horrifying that there's a matching men's outfit to match.

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Why is Anne Hathaway wearing a hood? Was it raining? Was it windy? Was she wandering through the forest trying not to get eaten by a wolf like her poor grandmother? Rita Ora also seemed to be playing Little Red Riding Hood, too.

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Solange is known for being quite fashionable. But I am torn on this one. On the one hand, I think it's very cool and unique, and certainly makes a statement! But the shape of the dress doesn't seem very practical. What if she dropped something and tried to pick it up? Could she even see the floor? Could she give any hugs that night?

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I wasn't really sure which category I should put the Olsen twins in. It's not that their dresses are bad, but they also aren't particularly memorable. I'm more amazed by the fact that these two can look young and old at the same time, AND that they've looked this way ever since they were no longer "children." Some people seemed surprised that the twins didn't wear anything more exciting, but quite frankly, this is how they ALWAYS look; I'm not surprised at all!

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And last but not least...I don't know who this girl is, but this look is frightening. The hair is a total mess (I'm not sure where her head ends and the head of the woman behind her begins), and that "purse" looks like the hybrid of a make-up case and old-school lunch box.

Do you agree with me? Disagree? Have any other thoughts? Please leave a comment!

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