Met Gala 2011 Articles

Costume Institute (Met) Gala 2011 news, photos and video.

Met Back-Hard Pose-Hard: Renee Zellweger

May 3, 2011 09:09:20 Posted at May 3, 2011 09:09:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey

As I’ve already noted on previous occasions, it is not a relaxing exercise watching Renee Zellweger posing on a carpet. So much effort is involved. The first time I covered the Costume Institute Gala it was with my friend Lara – hi Lara!!! – and we were obviously jerking off over every single arrival and I remember standing beside Lara as Renee was doing her thing, and afterwards, after she had ducked into the doors, both of unconsciously started rolling our shoulders and turning our necks, as if we needed a massage, just from seeing Renee lock her body into place for the cameras. Full Story

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Met Disappointing: Naomi Watts

May 3, 2011 08:48:02 Posted at May 3, 2011 08:48:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Jesus. What just happened? I can see the seam on the shoulder because it’s sheer overlay which... gross. As in from the bowels of bad bridal, you know? All of it. From the belt to the cascading bedazzlement and again the no-colourness that seemed to prevail last night, this is not Naomi Watts at her best. Full Story

Except for Daphne Guinness ...

May 3, 2011 08:34:00 Posted at May 3, 2011 08:34:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

This is a continuation of the thought expressed in the SJP article. About no one really bringing it. But for Daphne Guinness. She’s 43. An artist, an heiress, once married to a Greek shipping tycoon, these are the people who exist on yachts and in castles, who can afford to scoff at the lowly celebrity and her need to hustle even though their own lives are filled with the kind of depravity money is supposed to clean. Full Story

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Met Sober: SJP

May 3, 2011 08:21:46 Posted at May 3, 2011 08:21:46
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I mean sober as in serious, but I can understand why you might think it’s the other way. Her husband however wasn’t ignoring her as her date last night. So there’s that. It was no surprise that Sarah Jessica Parker chose McQueen last night to honour the late designer. Some of her most memorable red carpet appearances were courtesy of McQueen. Full Story

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Best Met Black: Leighton Meester

May 3, 2011 10:48:00 Posted at May 3, 2011 10:48:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Maybe I’m partial to this because it’s a dress I would totally buy for myself... if I could afford Louis Vuitton. Love it so much. SO MUCH. And on her it’s just so well done. The sleek ponytail, the subdued makeup, the earrings... It’s perfect. But... The shoes. I don’t know about the overkill on the shoes. Full Story

Worst Met Colour: Rashida Jones

May 3, 2011 08:00:23 Posted at May 3, 2011 08:00:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Michelle sent me a note last night when all of us started hitting the wires to see the photos as they we released. Her message was simple: “How can this happen to someone so beautiful?”It’s true. Rashida Jones is beautiful. And she is dressed up in all kinds of bridesmaid purple wrong. Full Story

Met Try: Demi Moore

May 3, 2011 07:52:04 Posted at May 3, 2011 07:52:04
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The Royal Wedding was on Friday. And showing up in a fascinator like this to the Met Gala in New York three days later is kinda like saying, I really, really wanted to be invited but I wasn’t so I’m wearing what I would have worn there instead. How sad. I’m cringing for her now. Not unlike the way I cringed for Jennifer Love Hewitt when she dressed up like Audrey Hepburn and went to Tiffany’s. Full Story

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Met without the braid: Rihanna

May 3, 2011 07:41:21 Posted at May 3, 2011 07:41:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Stella McCartney had some big names in her clothes last night. Madonna and Gwyneth (more on them later), Kate Hudson, as always, and Rihanna too, in a one shoulder black lace which, I mean it’s not something I’d pick for myself, but on Rihanna it fit beautifully, it’s made beautifully, with gorgeous lines, and enough drama on its own, it really didn’t need that extra bit of straw looped around her neck. Full Story

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Is this your Met Best? Diane Kruger&Joshua Jackson

May 3, 2011 07:28:09 Posted at May 3, 2011 07:28:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Have been hearing from many of you over email and Twitter this morning. Almost everyone is into Diane Kruger as styled by Jason Wu. No, it certainly doesn’t suck. But I can’t say it’s my best. Maybe it’s because Jason Wu, while popular and talented and very, very appealing, doesn’t do it for me in the way of pure originality. Full Story

Met Olsens: what did you expect?

May 3, 2011 07:19:41 Posted at May 3, 2011 07:19:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I don’t know why people bother tutting about what the Olsens wear, especially to events like these. At this point, does anyone really think that they’re hoping to make it onto’s Best Dressed of the Night? Mary-Kate would probably prune herself to death if she was listed side by side on style with Carrie Underwood, are you kidding me? If there’s any party where the Olsens will get it, where they will not go boring like Zoe Saldana, it’s this one. Full Story

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Met Boring: Zoe Saldana

May 3, 2011 06:48:33 Posted at May 3, 2011 06:48:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It’s bright yellow and I’m calling it boring. Because it is. It’s strapless. It’s that trademark Calvin Klein seemingly super-industrial wrinkle resistant material. There’s a belt at the waist. With some flaps at that back. And... that’s it. But... This is Zoe Saldana. Full Story