Models at the 2014 Met Gala


Models stormed the Met Gala in droves, demanding to be loved by the fashion industry. 

Best Dressed: KAROLINA KURKOVA
gown by Marchesa

Photo: David Fisher/Rex

One of the most perfect Met Gala gowns in history. Dramatic, thematic, and drop-dead gorgeous.

Runner-UpLIU WEN
gown by Zac Posen

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

A stunning color and an unforgettable silhouette. I don’t recommend trying to pull off this gown unless 1940s ball gown couture is on the menu, but the best Met Gala looks are the ones you couldn’t possibly wear anywhere else.

Honorable MentionARIZONA MUSE
gown by Ralph & Russo, purse by Smythson

Photo: Getty

There will never be a major red carpet event without a major diva in a major red ball gown. Arizona Muse filled that role and made my heart sing with her perfectly tailored look.

LILY ALDRIDGE
gown by Michael Kors, purse by Salvatore Ferragamo

Photo: Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic

It’s not the most original choice, but she wears the shit out of it. (Then again, this is the Models post. They’re pretty much all wearing the shit out of everything, because THAT’S THEIR JOBS.)

GEORGIA MAY JAGGER
gown by Thierry Mugler, shoes by Sergio Rossi

Photo: David Fisher/Rex

Sexy and chic, if not particularly theme-adherent.

CARA DELEVINGNE
top, pants, and shoes by Stella McCartney

Photo: Arroyo-OConnor/AFF

Cara looks fan-fucking-tastic, but let’s not pretend this is anywhere near formal enough for the event. (Not that she needed to wear a gown, but a tux would have been delightful.) But I suppose if you’re going to break the dress code, you might as well break it hard. Also, her hair is amazing.

KAREN ELSON
gown by Zac Posen

Photo: Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic

Points for drama but this skirt might just be a bit too ginormous for even a model as fierce as Karen Elson to pull off. I love the strange neckline, and I think her ginger hair looks fantastic with the baby pink gown, but the red lipstick wasn’t a great choice.

DREE HEMINGWAY
dress by Proenza Schouler, shoes by Rupert Sanderson

Photo: Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic

Fun in a vintage-costumey way, but way too casual.

KARLIE KLOSS
gown by Oscar de la Renta

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

It’s a beautiful gown, but it seems more suited to a Reese Witherspoon or an Amy Adams or a Jessica Alba. (You know. Someone boring.) I expect the models to wear shit no one else can, and this is just an ordinary red carpet gown in a particularly great fabric.

ADRIANA LIMA
gown by Givenchy

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Shamefully understyled. Stick-straight hair and no jewelry? How dare you, Ms. Lima. And the gown is interesting, but I don’t think those textures work together. I know the hard/soft contrast is the point, but it just feels a touch awkward.

JOAN SMALLS
gown by Vera Wang, shoes by Ruthie Davis

Photo: Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic

A braid and zombie lips? Go home, Joan Smalls. You’re drunk.

AMBER VALLETTA
suit by Saint Laurent

Photo: Kevin Mazur

If you’re going to wear a suit, wear a more statement-making one than this. I’ve seen this look about a thousand times before.

TONI GARRN
gown by Topshop

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

Careful, Toni. You’re veering into prom territory, and NOBODY wants that.

LILY DONALDSON
gown by Burberry

Photo: Getty

I thought this was pretty unremarkable – too long, and weirdly drape-y in the torso, but not particularly terrible. Then I saw the back:

Photo: PA

That is just the saddest bow in the whole, wide world. It adds nothing positive to this look and only furthers its disheveled vibe.

SUKI WATERHOUSE
gown by Burberry

Photo: David Fisher/Rex

A sad, dirty color, and no part of it even remotely fits her.

NAOMI CAMPBELL
gown by Givenchy

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Naomi. You’re wearing pool floaties made of cotton candy. TO THE MET GALA. Pull yourself together.

Worst DressedKATE UPTON
gown by Dolce & Gabbana

Photo: David Fisher/Rex

The sad thing is, if the theme were “Drag Queens at an Old-Timey Western Saloon,” Kate Upton would have out-dressed them all.


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