A tribute to those who attempted the theme, took a leap of faith, and failed spectacularly.
Are you caught up on the rules? Good.
gown by Comme des Garçons
I cannot explain the joy I feel, seeing the last surviving child of JFK and Jackie O hit the Met Gala in something so on-theme that it’s actually painful to look at. This is one of the most spectacular failures I’ve ever witnessed. Caroline does not appear to have legs of any kind. Her feet are dangling out from that dress like someone dropped a house on her. The traditional, straight-laced styling is an almost hilarious juxtaposition to the epicenter of weirdness that is her dress. God bless you, Caroline. Thank you for giving bored fashion bloggers something to talk about.
gown by Elizabeth Kennedy
From this angle, I was willing to put this in the “Well… Almost!” post, for those who aimed for the theme and nearly succeeded. The hair is a dealbreaker, but I thought the rest of this almost worked, until I saw it from another angle:
That’s when I realized this dress was made with no consideration for the woman wearing it. She’s not actually wearing this dress at all – she’s living inside it, like it’s a house. I’ve certainly seen New York City studios with less square footage.
gown by H&M
Props for wearing Rei Kawakubo’s face as a belt, but the rest of this feels like she raided the dressing room at a cheap drag show.
gown by Ralph Lauren, purse by Edie Parker
Volume is great! Proportions are cool! I’m here for weirdness! But even I have to draw the line somewhere, and I draw it at that hair. At least on her. Or without a similarly-proportioned skirt that’s like, thirty feet wide.
EVAN RACHEL WOOD
gown and pants by Altuzarra, jewelry by Fred Leighton
Evan, I ADORE you. But you look like Kristen Stewart on those days when she gives WAY too few fucks.
gown by Dolce & Gabbana
I’m not sure this was the theme to pull out your Chiquita Banana couture, but, more power to ya!
gown by Gucci, jewelry by Cartier
You need to have some serious It Factor to pull off whatever the hell is happening on that skirt. And Dakota… does not have it.
gown and purse by Thom Browne
This one also nearly made it into the “Well… Almost! post, until I realized she’s essentially wearing very fussy curtains.
MARY-KATE OLSEN and ASHLEY OLSEN
Are we sure these two aren’t eccentric recluses? Like, we’re POSITIVE they aren’t Little Edie and Big Edie?
gown by Versace, jewelry by Bulgari
I LOVE that Celine came to play. She’s clearly having a blast. That eyeliner obscures the fact that she has eyes at all, and Sarah Jessica Parker wants her tacky headpiece back, but go on, girl.
gown by Marchesa
Is that what Cabbage Patch Kids look like before they grow yarn-hair?
gown by Moschino
gown by H&M, jewelry by Piaget
Sue H&M for what they did to you, Ashley.
gown by Chanel
We already have one Chloë Sevigny. Do we really need another?
suit by Rag & Bone, jewelry by David Webb, purse by Lee Savage
I demand an explanation for why Keri Russell is cosplaying as a sad clown at a wedding.
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