Met Gala 2012 Articles

Cate Blanchett: Met Gala disappointment

May 8, 2012 14:37:45 Posted at May 8, 2012 14:37:45
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Sorry.I’m not saying it sucks. I’m not saying it’s Paula Patton. But by Cate Blanchett standards, I am underwhelmed. It’s fitted black with a high collar and another f-cking feathered skirt. And it’s McQueen. It has to be the tamest, most restrained McQueen in the collection. Check back on Florence Welch for comparison here Full Story

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Kate Bosworth: Met Matchy Matchy

May 8, 2012 14:30:57 Posted at May 8, 2012 14:30:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Kate Bosworth and Gwyneth Paltrow both wore Prada. I’m ...not sure G would have been aware of that beforehand. You know.Not overly impressed with the feathers here because it only works on someone with no curves and no body fat - trust me, regular size women look super heavy in this design - but the colour, I LOVE the colour. Full Story

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Met Gala Thinnification: Ashley Greene

May 8, 2012 14:16:14 Posted at May 8, 2012 14:16:14
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She’s wearing white Donna Karan. Basically a wedding dress. You’ve seen it a thousand times. What’s new here, or new-ish, at least since last year’s Met Gala, is Ashley Greene’s thinnification. Ashley Greene was always fit. She had a great body. Slim but strong and seemingly healthy.Somewhere along the way though, as they do in Hollywood, someone must have told her she was “too athletic”, and “not delicate enough”. Full Story

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Met Gala Shrug: Claire Danes

May 8, 2012 14:08:15 Posted at May 8, 2012 14:08:15
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There’s nothing objectionable here, no. And I might have liked where J Mendel was going with a white tuxedo dress because I do love the lapels. But maybe on someone else, someone less...shruggy. Maybe Christina Ricci who could have worn it with more theatricality and more interesting footwear. Claire Danes however just . Full Story

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Best Met Hair: Solange Knowles

May 8, 2012 14:03:54 Posted at May 8, 2012 14:03:54
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Sasha message me this morning:“Haven’t seen all the pics yet of Costume Gala. Like I’m dying to sit at my desk and spend hours. But have you seen Solange??? F-ck me YES!”My response: “I’m so over peplum.”Sasha: “Me too! But come on. She looks hottttt.”Me: “I LOVE her hair. I’m giving her best hair.”Sasha: “Fair. Full Story

Met Worst Red: Eva Mendes

May 8, 2012 13:52:05 Posted at May 8, 2012 13:52:05
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No idea. NO idea how this happens. And how Eva Mendes ends up in it. Julianna Margulies, since she seems to enjoy ceramic sh-t all over her dress, fine. But how Prada paired this with Eva Mendes, I can’t understand. It’s a terrible combination. And she looks overwhelmed by it. Shellshocked, even. Like, how did I end up here, in this crazy dress with refrigerator magnets all over it, the peplum part proportionally much too big in comparison to my torso, and why did Prada make me look so bad? Did Gwyneth have something to do with this? Can we find a way to blame her? There’s something about Eva’s expression that’s telling me she’s been meangirled. Full Story

Jessica Chastain’s messy Met Louis Vuitton

May 8, 2012 13:39:11 Posted at May 8, 2012 13:39:11
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Some material just doesn’t travel well. They say this gown was a production. That it required 200 hours of embroidering. But isn’t all that hard work wasted on a dress that appears so wrinkly under the light? You can see a thousand tiny folds and creases all over, up and down, from bust to toe, downgrading every stitch. Full Story

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Best & Worst Met Peplum: Amy Poehler & Elizabeth Banks

May 8, 2012 13:28:09 Posted at May 8, 2012 13:28:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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There were several peplums represented last night.  To me Amy Poehler wore hers best. She looked the most comfortable. And really, really confident. No clunky accessories around her neck, nothing extra about the hair, although, God, I really wish they’d let it die, that skirt feathering from 2006. Full Story

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Best Met Ass: Emily Blunt

May 8, 2012 13:14:41 Posted at May 8, 2012 13:14:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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If we’re comparing bright Calvin Kleins in that seemingly heavy, wrinkle-free material, I’ll take Emma Stone’s orange at the Golden Globes in 2011 - click here to see. There’s something about the tank design here on Emily Blunt’s, and the band across the back, that makes it almost casual, like beach wear. Full Story

Sofia’s Met silhouette

May 8, 2012 13:06:50 Posted at May 8, 2012 13:06:50
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Only Sofia Vergara could have rescued this Marchesa. It’s not the dress, it’s all the wearer. On anyone else this is ghastly. But that’s the Sofia silhouette. It’s kind of the same silhouette she’s been working on every carpet for at least 6 months. Of course Sofia is always, always faultless, of course she is. Full Story

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Best Met Red: Emma Stone

May 8, 2012 13:00:19 Posted at May 8, 2012 13:00:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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As noted many times, I’m no fan of the red dress. The problem with the red dress on a red carpet is that it bleeds into the carpet. And also every time a designer sends a red dress down a runway it’s always made for the vixen, mega vavavoom. But what if red could be cute, girlish, and sweet? These are not the attributes usually associated with the colour. Full Story