Met Gala: Fashion successes and scares

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This year’s Met Gala theme was “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.” As usual, at a red carpet event, there will always be winners and losers in the fashion department. Varying from extravagant to obnoxious, there were many dresses that earned a thumbs up, but a lot that earned a thumbs down. Here are a few that earned a success and a few that earned a scare.

Fashion Successes

Emma Roberts: Dressed in Diane Von Furstenberg, Roberts’s dress was simple but classy. The train was short with a ruffled ending. The whole gown was a red with a V-neck scoop along with lace around the straps. It wasn’t too extravagant which I liked.

Blake Lively: Of course, Lively looked amazing in her Atelier Versace dress. It was a gold fringy looking dress with the bottom of the dress rocking peacock feathers. The neckline was plunging, but it still managed to look classy. Also, Ryan Reynolds on her arm was the best accessory.

Rihanna: While Rihanna’s dress may have been over the top, she did follow the theme of the Met Gala. She was modeling a dress from Comme des Garçons. Her makeup also accompanied the dress really well which pulled the look together.

Zendaya: Although Zendaya did not follow the theme, she shinned in her Dolce and Gabbana gown. It may be cold in Illinois, but her look exuded spring with the yellow, orange and red colors in her dress. The parrots are also an unique design to the dress. The off-the-shoulder sleeves also were really fitting for the overall structure and design of the dress.

Fashion Scares

Madonna: You’ll forever be “Like a Virgin” if you chose to wear Madonna’s Moschino dress. The whole dress was camouflage and leather. Paired with the grill in between her teeth, the dress was a walking disaster. Then add the mesh-looking tail attached to the dress, and you have a fine example of what not to wear.

Katy Perry: Honestly, what is she even wearing? Perry wore a gown designed by John Galliano. It was a mess of red tulle and beads. It was certainly different, but it was not a good kind of different. The bunches of tulle on the dress were distracting. The veil had some unreadable word scribbled across it that made it even more tacky. Not a fan.

Solange: New York City can be cold, but this was one odd dress pick. Solange decided to hit the carpet wearing what appears to be a black puffer coat designed by Thom Browne. To say it was quite unexpected would be the understatement of the year. It would fine for a night out in December, but not for a gala.

Lena Dunham: Dunham decided to twin with former Jonas Brother, Joe. She wears a plaid red and black dress by Elizabeth Kennedy. If it was a different pattern or even a solid color, the dress wouldn’t be so bad, but the pattern does it no good. Throw in the awkward layer, the dress just doesn’t capture the appeal to be on the best dressed list. It looks too much like a picnic table.

Overall, there were plenty of interesting and not so interesting looks at this year’s Met Gala. Honorable mention for best scare goes to Jaden Smith for casually holding his hair on the carpet.

Photos from PopSugar.

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