May 15, 2007

MET Fashion II- Poiret: King of Fashion

More on the dresses from the Costume Institute Benefit gala , here are some of the dresses that I was unsure about or are just downright terrible.

I KNOW Anna Wintour is the queen of fashion and everything, but this is not a flattering dress on her. She looks weighed down. Especially with the metallic shoulders and looks like part of a body armour.

I read that she is actually looking better in this dress, but Cate Blanchett still looks very scary and skeletal to me. Maybe its the spikey hairstyle, it makes her look even more gaut and edgy.

This one I'm on the edge. I love the drapery and the greek goddess concept behind this Marchesa dress and its also very classy and discrete for JLo. But then, its not exactly very complimentary to her figure.....

And this one. On one hand, this Bally dress is quite flattering, but on the other hand, the see through material of the bodice makes it look really trashy. Maybe if we just convince ourselves that its not really see through. . . ?

At first glance, I did not like this outfit. Shalom Harlow looked like some evil vampire. But then I found out it was from Viktor and Rolf and then it made much more sense why it looked so strange.

The cutting of this dress is actually very flattering to America Ferrara's figure. But i think i just don't like the stripes in the skirts.

What is with Renee Zellweger and fishtail dresses? And to make it worse, the pattern of the dress actually reminds me of a fish this time. The spotty, stoney looking ones.

Conceptually a simple white strapless dress should look elegant. But Christina Ricci just looks uncomfortable and awkward. Maybe Calvin Klein was too heavy on the starch.

I've always loved the way Liv Tyler looks. She's always so elegant and classy. This dress fell short of my expectations. The color is dull along with the cutting, while her make-up is waay too striking and pale.

You'd think this girl would look good in a haysack, but seems like she's human after all. This dress looks awful on her. The bodice is too tight. The dress too short. The color too dull. It looks like she's trying to fit into a little kid's fairy costume. And the fishnet stockings. . . . ugh.

I really don't think green is much of a red carpet color. Although this one on Chloe Sevigny is slightly more striking, the cutting looked a bit amatuer for something by Balenciaga.

Mary-Kate's tiny frame looks like it's being smothered by the overload of feathers. But minus the feathers it doesn't look too bad.

I usually love the way Ashley dresses, but this one looks like she hastily put it together last minute with some strings and tape. . . not very fitted. And WHO is that old man she's with? Please tell me that its strictly platonic (correction: the old man is indeed Christian Louboutin, so it is indeed strictly platonic).

Maybe Ashley and Claudia Schiffer (correction: Gisele Bundchen) made their dresses together?

And for a truly horrific sight, check out Jessice Simpson in Just Cavalli. *shudder*
And WHAT was Karolina Kurkova thinking? What is that THING around her shoulder?
Looks like Parker Posey had a bit of an accident with the laces....
And Claire Danes decided to wrap herself up in tin foil.....burnt in the middle tin foil at that.
And this looks like the tin foil version of something I drew in pre-school.


Blogger Tammie said...

I'm pretty sure that's Gisele Bundchen that you have labeled as Claudia Schiffer. :)

5/16/2007 12:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe the old man that Ashley is with is Christian Louboutin.

5/16/2007 1:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not claudia schiffer. its gisele.

5/16/2007 1:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was just about to say what tammie and anonymous said.

everytime i look at jessica simpson, i just have this urge to scream at my computer. what was she thinking!? the bad tan is beyond words.

5/16/2007 1:41 AM  
Blogger The Curio Keeper said...

They're all pretty dreadful! I think Jessica Simpson is incapable of subtlety.

5/16/2007 2:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cate - you are normally so fierce! What made you decide to morph into a washed out skeletal disco zombie??
As for the rest of the dresses: just plain awful. America and Renee get an extra chastising for wearing such boring, traditional dresses that wouldn't look out of place at a grade 12 graduation. This is the MET ball people!! Take a chance on something!

5/16/2007 4:07 AM  
Blogger Fiona M said...

you missed Kirsten Dunst's disaster. And normally I love her. But the feather monstrosity one of the olsen's is wearing was definitely the loser of the evening.

5/16/2007 4:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I definitely agree with you for the most part - but I do think Shalom Harlow looks great. She has the features to pull off a dress like that. The rest of them? Boring, ill-fitted, and in the case of Jessica Simpson (what the hell goes through that girl's head!?) downright trashy. America Ferrera and Christina Ricci in particular had the potential to do much better. Cate Blanchett I don't think looked that bad - her makeup was her downfall I think, rather than the dress.

5/16/2007 6:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think all the dresses need ALOT of work! what are these celebrities and style icons thinking? usually theyre right on target are we tapping into a dry spell?

5/16/2007 7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess her dress is kind of boring, but I still think Liv looks gorgeous :/

Also, I've heard Cate Blanchett has been looking particularly gaunt lately because she's playing a cancer patient... I don't know whether that's true though...

5/16/2007 8:24 AM  
Blogger Frasier said...

So what went wrong with all these women ?Its like a conspiracy to make them ugly!
only America Ferrera looked good.

5/16/2007 9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Claire Danes Dress I actually like quite a bit...but the rest i think you're right on

5/16/2007 10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Comments! I totally agree that most of the dresses were pretty scary, I guess it just shows that not everyone can look perfect all the time (and they even had a a whole team of people to help them look that bad)!

5/16/2007 10:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lindsay Lohan's dress is a dress from Zac Posen's collection for Vakko(Turkish luxury fashion store).

5/16/2007 7:00 PM  
Blogger Lana said...

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5/16/2007 10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

America Ferrara's dress looked very...prommy, not really couture.

And I actually liked Liv Tyler's dress - I just think she looked washed out because of the lighting.

5/16/2007 11:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually like Mary-Kate Olsen's dress but I seem to be the only one that does. I like how it broadens her shoulders.

5/17/2007 2:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Cate Blanchett does look scary!!

5/17/2007 5:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and Scarlett! i love her! but this time she just looks trashy.. who made the dress?

5/17/2007 10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That picture of Liv's dress is really bad. The color is actually more intense.

I think Kurkova is wearing a Poiret cape??

5/17/2007 11:33 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Yah some dresses look freaky. But i kinda thought Renee Zelwegger looked not too bad.

5/18/2007 12:34 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

LOVE ashleys dress she is so pretty

5/18/2007 5:50 AM  
Blogger Geisha said...

I actually feel sort of sorry for Jessica Simpson- she is always trying to look chic, but always fails horribly by looking beyond trashy!!! Actually I don't think that Gisele and Mary Kate looked that bad, I think they looked good!

5/19/2007 8:38 AM  
Blogger J said...

I really love that dress zelwegger is wearing. I think you're being too harsh.

I also liked the lohan, jlo, and wintour dresses...

5/19/2007 9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no, if anna wintour is the "queen of fashion," fashion really is dead.

5/19/2007 10:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No offence on your fashion credibility or anything, but I think you were a bit harsh in your judgements. Ashley, Liv, Cate, and Gisele's dresses really were not that bad. Perhaps Ashley and Gisele's were a bit boring, but that doesn't mean they're disastrously ugly. Now, I can understand Scarlett or Jessica's dresses being sent through the wringer...but your words are unevenly distributed to be honest. Liv's dress color is far from boring--black, white, pale gold...THOSE colors are boring and used often for red carpet events. but Turquoise? That's not dull at all, I'm sorry that I disagree. And Cate's dress isn't bad at all, it's just Cat's hair and makeup that make her look really austere. Anyways, I guess some of those dresses do look awful, but not to the point of hideous.

5/23/2007 1:22 AM  
Blogger Asi Mod said...

I LOVE your comments and they are all SPOT ON. I totally agree with you on everything.

5/25/2007 5:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who though Scarlett looked awesome? I would wear that in a heartbeat...I've done the nude fishnets many times, it is the only way to wear them without hooker connatations. An I am not a fan of her at all.

I like Kirsten Dunst's. Yeah, it was costumey but it was cool, and about 1000x more stylish and coll than nuclear Wintour.

6/01/2007 9:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

um did you have absolutely anything POSITIVE to say about these dress choices?


but for having a blog about fashion, i would think a "fashionista" might be a bit more open minded. i think most of these dresses are beautiful and you are forgetting that this was a COSTUME-type event. just think about it. not everyone wants to come out in a safe little black dress. true fashionistas take risks and many of these girls did!


6/30/2007 3:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are so right coz all of them look like having a really bad fashion consultant day. All the dresses is unflatering to their body and the color scheme comes out of gremlin castle!

8/27/2007 9:14 AM  
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