There were plenty more misses than hits at last night’s MET Costume Gala, mostly because everyone played it too safe. The theme was “punk” — how exactly does this qualify, Kate Upton?! There were some looks I didn’t love but I still appreciated the risk, including Miley Cyrus, Nicole Richie, Kerry Washington, Elle Fanning. I some I just didn’t love full stop, risky or no (Beyonce, Jessica Biel, Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani). Here are my picks for the top five best and worst outfits:
BEST: Cameron Diaz
She stole the show with her backless blue Stella McCartney and spiked belt. LOVE!
BEST: Nina Dobrev
I’m usually not a huge Monique Lhuillier fan, but I dug what she put the Vampire Diaries star in. The perfect blend of punk and pretty!
BEST: Sarah Jessica Parker
Never one to pass up a good theme, SJP killed it in a pretty Giles Deacon gown and outrageous Philip Treacy headpiece. This is exactly the kind of outfit the MET Gala is all about.
BEST: Anne Hathaway
Everyone made a big deal about Anne’s shockingly blonde ‘do, but I couldn’t take my eyes off her killer Valentino gown.
BEST: Kirsten Dunst
It takes a lot (a lot!) for me to say I like a gown with feathers, which are way too played out at this point, but I’m making an exception for Kirsten’s Louis Vuitton.
WORST: Gwyneth Paltrow
At first glance, I didn’t hate GOOP’s Valentino Couture gown. But then I noticed the bunching and the awkward way she was carrying herself, and it just stopped working for me.
WORST: Kristen Stewart
Man, did I ever want to love KStew’s Stella McCartney jumpsuit. But the things it was doing to her hips and crotch area were criminal.
Nothing screams “desperate” quite like Madge’s Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci jacket and ripped stockings.
WORST: Ashley Oslen
I know making fun of an Olsen twin’s fashion is like shooting fish in a barrel, but COME ON!
WORST: Ashley Green
Of course she wore Marchesa and tried to look like a princess. Of COURSE she did!