Thanks for tuning in to the second and final installment of “A Little Leopard’s Met Gala Opinions” – but first, if you are reading this before noon est, have you voted for me in Apartment Therapy Small Cool yet?? I need all the votes/help I can get!
Okay, PSA over and done with…let’s move on to the fun fashion commentary, shall we? If you missed part one of my Met Gala coverage, catch up here!
Becky with the good hair or Rita with the killer silver feathered Vera Wang gown? (For the record, she posted a selfie with Beyonce that seems to dispute any Rita-as-Becky rumors.)
Zoe Saldana is a magnificent peacock in Dolce & Gabbana. (“Can you please spell Gabbana? …guess not.”)
Jessica Chastain’s Prada gown is giving me Jessica McClintock vibes. Yes, I realize that’s a super harsh thing to say. It’s probably the satin.
I’m very into Bella Hadid’s Givenchy look, but can’t you just hear The Weeknd saying, “Come on, babe, let’s go inside. There are breadsticks!” in this picture? Just me? Okay.
Katy Perry looks like Elvira/Bride of Frankenstine/Mortitica Addams but not even a little bit in a good way. Also, where did her eyebrows go? Also also, that’s two strikes for Prada on the Met Gala red carpet this year. Yikes.
Nicole Kidman is a radiant space queen in McQueen and Keith Urban is wondering where all the cowboy hats are and what kind of party this is.
I don’t have anything particularly witty to say about Poppy Delevinge’s Marchesa look, I just really like it.
Rachel McAdams reminds me of C-3PO here, if C-3PO liked to accessorize with words and could rock a Valentino gown like nobody’s business. It’s slightly reminiscent of the music note gown from the Spring 2014 couture collection that Katy Perry wore to the Grammys — clearly a Valentino creation, but without being redundant. So yes, this is another one of my favorite looks this year.
Similarly to Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston is stopping by to look really good in a Ralph Lauren tux.
I’ve never been a fan of Jeremy Scott, and would like to submit Demi Lovato’s dress into evidence as exhibit A for why. It’s like a cheap, bad, trashy knockoff of a classic Hermes scarf pattern with inexplicable sequins. Or something.
On the other hand, I love Florence Welch’s Gucci dress. It suits her perfectly, from the Renaissance inspired silhouette to the bear embroidery on the back.
Who let Kristen Stewart be Chanel’s brand ambassador? This makes no sense to me. She doesn’t care about anything and Karl Lagerfeld cares so much about everything (well, Chanel and Diet Coke-wise, anyway). I don’t get it.
But then, as an antidote to Kristen Stewart, you’ve got Anna Wintour, who is literally the queen of Fashion Prom in this Chanel Haute Couture gown. But really, would you expect anything less?
Can I dress my bridesmaids like Jenna Lyons, Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner if/when I ever get married? In the words of Chi City Fashion, squad goals.
Finally: easily my pick for best dressed of the night. Somehow Kate Hudson managed to stay on-theme while sticking to her own typically boho style in this Versace creation. But I guess when Goldie Hawn’s your mom, being a boss runs in the family.
And that’s all, folks — for the 2016 Met Gala on this blog, anyway. What do you think? Do you agree/disagree with any of my picks? Sound off in the comments!
All images via Racked.