Met Gala 2015: The Disappointments

Welcome back to the Met Gala! And now, for the stars who should have known better.

ELIZABETH BANKS
gown by Michael Kors, purse by Lee Savage

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

If I were in my forties and had her stomach, I’d want to show it off as much as possible too. But this color reads as a little bit cheap, and I don’t think any of us can pretend we haven’t seen this dress a million times before. I consider Elizabeth Banks one of the best-dressed women in Hollywood, usually because she’s not afraid to take a risk. But this was disappointing, coming from a woman whose wardrobe is so prolific and fabulous. I’m not sure Michael Kors could have designed her something up to her usual standards of excellence, but I think he could have done better than this.

JESSICA CHASTAIN
gown by Givenchy

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

A perfect, if extremely predictable, Oscars gown. But nothing about this says “Met Gala” to me. And it’s also pretty much the only thing Jessica ever wears.

TARAJI P. HENSON
gown by Balenciaga

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

A pretty dress; spectacular earrings. This probably would have made the best-dressed list for any other event, but again… IT’S THE MET GALA. Over-the-top is under-the-top and under-the-top is garbage.

CLAIRE DANES
gown by Valentino

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

She was born to wear this color, and I love the gauzy feel to this dress, but it’s got nothing to do with the theme, and the styling is a problem. You just know those two dudes behind her are talking shit about her conjunctivitis eye makeup, right?

DIANNA AGRON
gown and purse by Tory Burch

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

Pretty and thematically appropriate, but instantly forgettable.

JENNIFER CONNELLY
gown by Louis Vuitton

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

I like the idea behind this gown much better than the execution. I love a strong shoulder, but these look just a little bit asymmetrical. If that was intentional, the difference between the shoulders should be more stark, and if it wasn’t, then dammit, what is going on with this woman’s shoulders? And while I love a grand textile on the red carpet, this print definitely has that “grandma’s couch” feel to it. Also, get a pedicure. It’s the Met Gala.

LILY COLLINS
top and skirt by Chanel

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

Am I a bitch for thinking that everything less than spectacularly formal is bullshit, but something like this is so fussy that it’s also bullshit? Maybe, but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE
gown by Christian Dior

Photo: Jamie McCarthy/WireImage

I appreciate her desire to represent the everywoman, but while we ordinary ladies (and gents) love our messy buns, that doesn’t make them Met Gala appropriate. Also, a bedazzled bib. SHE’S WEARING A BEDAZZLED BIB. Like the world’s fanciest toddler.

ALEXA CHUNG
gown by Erdem

Photo: Rex

Too casual and careless. I know Alexa can’t just wear a normal outfit like normal people, because that comes with the job description when you become a Hipster It Girl, but I can’t believe everyone okay-ed those shoes with that dress.

KERI RUSSELL
gown by Altuzarra, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

This fits her TERRIBLY. A shame, because those feathers are some of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen on the red carpet, but I can’t get past this atrocious silhouette.

JULIANNE MOORE
gown by Givenchy

Photo: David Fisher/Rex

I don’t even know what I’m looking at. Is she wearing an art deco lampshade?

KRISTEN WIIG
gown by Prabal Gurung

Photo: Arroyo-O’Connor/AFF-USA

Kristen Wiig is a miracle of a human being, but this dress is only okay. I’m not sure this canary yellow is really her color – between that and her hair (which is DEFINITELY not her color), she just looks strangely wan. (Editor’s Note: I totally typed “wang” at first. #oops)

ROSE BYRNE and BOBBY CANAVALE
Rose’s gown and Bobby’s suit by Calvin Klein

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

Yes, that’s right – Rose Byrne attended the biggest fashion event of the year wearing head-to-toe nipples. I don’t even know how to respond to something this ridiculous. Also, I love me some Bobby Canavale, but did he forget to shower in the six months prior to this event?

SIENNA MILLER
suit by Thakoon, purse by Rauwolf

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

Sienna thought the theme was Pamplona, not China.


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7 responses to Met Gala 2015: The Disappointments

  1. i cannot wait for you to rip Reese Witherspoon a new one, democracy diva. I was not just underwhelmed, I was like deeply offended haha. Horrible. Basic. Draper James.

    • democracydiva – Author

      Funny that you called her Basic. I have a post just for Basic Bitches, and obviously she’ll be covered in that one.

  2. MLzx

    Oh man Elizabeth Banks was SUCH a disappointment. I’ve come to expect Jennifer Lawrence to never get it right and Sienna Miller to look way too try-hard, but Elizabeth Banks is not only fashionable, she is always so on point for the venue. She knows how to dress for her body, the camera, and the event. But this? I wouldn’t even like it on her for a movie premeir, but for the Met Gala it’s a tradgedy.

  3. Sienna: really cool outfit, but off theme and how did she not flash someone??
    Alexa Chung and Lily Collins–I actually like their outfits, but they’re kind of overwhelming to look at.
    Jennifer Lawrence–if she had lost the bib and the bun it would been a great dress, if not theme-related.

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