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5.06.2016

2016 Met Gala - Missed The Mark

One last Met Gala post for you to showcase the looks that were...different. Some were great looks on their own, but didn't quite live up to my Met Gala expectations. Some were...well...not so good. Let's take a look.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Monse
Sarah Jessica Parker usually owns the Met Gala, so I was a little surprised by her casual get-up here. It's a cute look, but not what I like to see at this event. I liked the pop of color from her blue shoes, but didn't understand why the decorative accent on them were mismatched. Her make-up felt imbalanced too, she either needed a bolder lip or a more natural eye. I was digging her wild hair though.

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen (designers unknown)
The Olsen twins have a look, and you're looking at it here. They like their Grandma Chic, and it works for them. Again, nothing wrong with these looks in general. However, they love the fashion world and the fashion world loves them, so it would be really nice to see them take a risk at an event like this and wear something really amazing. Also, why are they always together? It's a little weird at their age, am I right?

Kerry Washington in Marc Jacobs
Kerry Washington looks like she's ready for Halloween in this lacy get-up. The gloves were the wrong choice - or at least sheer gloves were. There's a lot of sheer going on already, so if she wanted to don opera length gloves they should have been opaque instead. Mostly though, it was her hair that really ruined the look for me. The magenta highlights were not flattering and cheapen the whole look.

Nicki Minaj in Moschino
Um...no. First, this sheer dress trend has got to die soon. A black lining alone could have seriously helped this look. However, it was the jeweled belt buckles all over the place that bugged me most - so distracting! Plus, her poor boobs look in pain being strapped in this way. This one was a definite miss for me.

Michelle Williams, Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Connely, and Selena Gomez in Louis Vuitton

There were a number of ladies that sported similar looks all from Louis Vuitton, and they were all far too casual for the Met Gala. Plus, the last thing you want your Met Gala look to be is similar to someone elses. Alicia Vikander's is the best of these looks, but as good as it was, it feels unoriginal when you look at the group as a whole. Also, combat boots, no matter who designed them, is never appropriate footwear for an event such as this.

Lady Gaga in Atelier Versace
I would expect someone like Lady Gaga to go for an eccentric look such as this for the Met Gala. She's never one to shy away from taking a fashion risk, and there are elements of this look that I actually like. The motherboard inspired jacket is actually pretty great, and even the structured sequined corset brings a lot of visual interest. I just can't get behind the no bottom look. If this could have been interpreted into some sort of gown instead I think it could have been really cool. I'll just leave it at that and not even mention the ridiculous of the shoes and wig. Definitely a missed opportunity here. 

Emma Watson in Calvin Klein
Emma Watson's gown looked like it was not finished in time for the event. The dress was made out of all sustainable products - recycled plastic, organic cottons and silks, and was even designed to be worn again in different ways. From a construction standpoint it's cool, and on theme. However, it's not much to look at. There seems to be too much pleating around the pants and the train looks like she's trailing a garment bag behind her. I did like the bustier though, and her hair and make-up all looks good. 

Michelle Monaghan in Rosie Assoulin
I'm sure there are some really interesting construction elements to Michelle's gown that is probably totally on theme, but it really just looks like she's wearing a duct taped top and a garbage bag skirt. This one was a miss for me as well.

Kim Kardashian in Balmain
I originally was just going to showcase Kim Kardashian's look here, but when I looked at her alone it's actually not a bad look. It wasn't the best Sci-Fi/Robot dress of the night, but it certainly doesn't offend by any means. It was most definitely Kanye West that brought the whole look down. I don't care how sparkly your jacket is, in no way, shape, or form are jeans and a t-shirt appropriate attire for the Met Gala. He should have been banned from entering. I do not understand why the fashion world has embraced these two like they have. They're definitely seeing something I'm not.

AND FINALLY...

Madonna in Givenchy
Okay, where to start with this one. First, I have no problem with a woman of her age wanting to dress provocatively (did you see her from the back?), but this whole look just feels too try-hard. There's no interesting design elements or even cool construction here. It feels like she is trying to be shocking just for the sake of being shocking. But, she's Madonna, so this isn't even shocking anymore. Instead it feels expected and tired. I absolutely love Madonna, but I didn't love this look - political statement or not. Time to reinvent yourself again.

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The Olsen Twins, Kerry Washington, Nicki Minaj, Michelle Williams, Alicia Vikander, Selena Gomez, Michelle Monoghan, Kim and Kanye, and Madonna photos from here.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Connely, Lady Gaga, and Emma Watson photos from here.

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