I decided to take a slightly different approach to my Met Costume Institute Gala red carpet coverage today, instead of trawling through hundreds of photos I decided to go to Vogue’s website and choose my picks based on their “Best Dressed” list from the ball. Well, you can imagine my surprise that from their 51 “best dressed” – I found eleven loathes and nine loves (the rest I ignored because they were boring or the person was of little interest to me.) Not much of a best dressed list, in my opinion. Here’s what I think.
Blake Lively in Gucci Premiere. Holy s**t she looks hot.
Dita Von Tesse in Zac Posen. These two were made for each other. She looks divine.
Naomi Watts in Givenchy Couture. I love the ombré and her slicked back hair.
Kim Kardashian in Lanvin. I don’t really love this, but I love that she doesn’t look like an idiot. That’s an accomplishment for her, right?
Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung. Beautiful bold lines.
Emma Stone in Thakoon. For some reason the crop top with no bra thing works on her, whereas it does not on Rihanna (see below.)
Diane Kruger in Hugo Boss. I dare you to find me one photo of her looking bad.
Dakota Johnson in Jason Wu. Beautiful, but ditch the gloves.
Anne Hathaway in Calvin Klein. Yes, she is lame but at least she looks chic.
Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta. I actually laughed out loud.
Victoria Beckham in, you guessed it, Victora Beckham. Firstly, I Victoria Beckham may have had a serious mishap in the spray tan salon. Secondly, I probably could have stomached this boring dress but WHAT HAPPENED with her makeup and WHY hasn’t someone taught her not to do these idiotic poses on the red carpet?!?!
Rihanna in Stella McCartney. Why are bras so desperately out of fashion?
Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton. She looks like Tavi and that is not a good thing. And by the way, this is NOT red carpet worthy, at all.
Marion Cotillard in Dior. I don’t like the way this dress looks like it is missing its straps. What’s wrong with straps?
Lupita Nyong’O in Prada. I guess she can’t look fabulous every time.
Lena Dunham in Giambattista Valli. She doesn’t have the shoulders to wear strapless.
Claire Danes in Oscar de la Renta. This outfit isn’t that bad except I watch Homeland and this is so out of character, it kind of disturbs me.
Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney. This is not red carpet, even if you are a semi lesbian model who wears weird stuff.
Alexa Chung in Nina Ricci. Why doesn’t she do something with her hair???
Bee Shaffer in Alexander McQueen. This is the most insane choice on thier list. First of all, if you are just at the ball because your Mom is the editor of Vogue, then wear something simple, don’t do a crazy long train that only the mega A-listers should be wearing. Secondly, how PATHETIC does it look when Mommy’s magazine puts you on the best dressed list. Really? I think the word here is nepotism, and they aren’t even trying to hide it.
All images from Vogue.com.