Hollywood has the Oscars, New York has the Met Gala. Hollywood’s biggest stars were dressed to the nines today hoping to impress the only woman whose opinion matters—Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour.
The theme of the Costume Institute exhibition this year: “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity.” But judging from most of the outfits, it was more like “Who Can Look the Worst.”
Sadly there were more bad dressed stars than good, so let’s take a look at the nights biggest fashion disasters:
The Worst Dressed:
Kristen Stewart: KStew awkwardly walked the red carpet at the 2011 MET gala in a Proenza Schouler gown. Sadly I’m not sure who to blame for this one, Kristin or the designer? It looks like Proenza ran out of ideas, saw the curtain hanging at his grandmother’s house and decided to make a dress out of it. Where’s her figure? She has great legs, it would have been nice to see a hint of them. Fashion fail.
Sofia Vergara: I adore Sofia, I really do. But what was she thinking? The simple solution is that she wasn’t. Sofia walked the red carpet in this Carolina Herrera gown that did absolutely nothing for her. The dress was so bad, her beauty couldn’t even save her from ending up on this list. The embroidery looks like it’s staying in place with scotch tape, most of the fabric looks off colored and to be frank—it ages her about 20 years. She’s a beautiful woman, but this is sadly one of her worst looks ever.
Freida Pinto: Was Frieda attending the Gala as a guest or serving as a cater waiter? Believe it or not this horrendous frock is from Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2010 Haute Couture Collection. Normally I would bow down to Karl Lagerfeld and anything he creates, but I just can’t let this one pass. It’s a crime against fashion—against humanity. Poor Frieda. Is she being punked?
Kirsten Dunst: Someone forgot to tell Kirsten she was going to a red carpet? She looks like she’s ready to go milk some cows. And again, this painful frock is from Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2010/11 Haute Couture Collection. Just when I thought it was impossible for her outfit to look worse, my eyes went south. Her outdated pumps make the sequined embroidered frock look even worse. Why? Why would you do this Chanel? I’m so disappointed I could cry.
Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen: Usually I admire the Olsen’s daring fashion sense. But tonight, I just want to give them a hug, tell them they tried, give them a pat on the head and ask them to go home. Mary Kate is trying really hard to rock the homeless chic look, but it’s just not working. MK was wearing a vintage Givenchy Haute Couture gown with Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, a Judith Leiber bag, and Van Cleef & Arpels and David Webb jewelry. The homeless chic look hasn’t worked for years, you’re a billionaire, please stop dressing like a bad lady. And Ashley—I expected more from you. I don’t care if you were wearing vintage Christian Dior Haute Couture, you looked vintage. And that’s not a compliment. 1987 called, they want their look back. You were just born. Stop dressing like you just got out of Marty McFly’s back to the future car.
Beyonce: It pains me to put Beyonce on this list because I worship the ground she walks on, but come on! Pucci dressed Beyonce in this “fashion forward” black and gold embroidered frock. It was so fashion forward, someone should have traveled into the future and burned it before anyone could be seen in it. The top half wasn’t terribly tragic, but the mermaid bottom was just bad. Just bad. Why Beyonce, why would you do this to me? I’m so utterly disappointed in her fashion choice tonight.
Rihanna: Hey Riri, Morticia Addams called, she wants her dress back. This black lace Stella McCartney dress wouldn’t have looked so bad if it wasn’t for her fiery hair. There’s a time and place for everything, the bright red wig should have stayed home tonight. Rihanna tweeted, “Congrats to my friend Stella McCartney on being the honorary designer at the MET Ball tonight! I love u chica, see u soon! We gonna ROCK OUT.” Can you rock out of the dress?
Lucy Liu: Dear Lucy, I’m sorry you were attacked by the black swan. I hope you are recovering well. I wish you a speedy recover from fashion hell.
The ‘I’ll Forgive You This Time’ List:
Miranda Kerr: I adore Miranda Kerr. It’s almost unfair how beautiful she is, so the only explanation for why she wore this dress tonight is that someone at Marchesa is jealous of her beauty and convinced her to wear this embroidered white leather strapless flared dress with draped silk tulle overlay. She looks like she broke into the Met Gala and stole the White Swan costume and wore it out. Bad idea. But because you’re so damn adorable, I forgive you.
Emma Stone: Emma is fairly new to the couture red carpet scene. She’s been doing fairly well for herself, usually landing in our best-dressed list, but not tonight. Emma wore a custom black & white floral rose print silk-satin strapless gown by Alber Elbaz. The florals were too much for my eyes, but she’s so young and fresh, she can afford to take fashion risks like this.
Christina Hendricks: Christina looks like she was dipped in chocolate and rolled around in some truffle. In her defense her boobs are so huge it’s hard for her find a decent dress to wear. I’ll give you a pass this time.
Leighton Meester: Honey, the S&M thing is so 2009. Just because Rihanna has a song about it doesn’t mean you need to dress the part and hit a red carpet. The 25-year-old Gossip Girl actress wore a Louis Vuitton dress and shoes with Cathy Waterman diamond mesh earrings and ring. The only thing missing? A leather whip.
Michelle Williams: Dear Michelle, you are not 5 years old. Stop wearing dresses with animals on them. Sincerely, Me. When Miu Miu approached Michelle about wearing this dress, she should have hopped online and read all the bad comments her fashion sense has gotten her, hired herself a new stylist and played it safe.