2014 Met Gala: The Not So Fancy

Going the complete opposite direction of my last post, let’s discuss those who didn’t take the theme so literally at last night’s Met Gala.

cara delevingne, met ball, red carpet

Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney

It seems quite casual for the Met Ball (especially this year’s) but regardless of that, it’s just straight up fierce.

elizabeth olsen, met ball red carpetElisabeth Olsen in Miu Miu

Figure skater meets Wizard of Oz.

rosie huntington-whiteley, met ball 2014Rosie Huntington-Whitely in Balmain

She looks like she’s going to kick my ass and I mean that in a good way.

amber valleta, met gala, red carpetAmber Valleta in Saint Laurent

Like Cara, it could be too casual for this event (although this look is much dressier than Cara’s) but I mean…it’s REALLY good. I love the look of a tuxedo jacket with nothing underneath and add that necklace? DAMN GIRL.

gabriella union, met ball, red carpetGabrielle Union in Prada

I don’t know if it’s the fact that we saw so many crop tops last night that I was over it by this point or that she just seems to be very awkward in this look. Regardless, this is a situation where I love the idea of the look but not the execution (great outfit, wrong girl). Diane Kruger would have looked badass in this.

brie larson, met gala, red carpetBrie Larson in Prada

I’m having a hard time with this one because I’m absolutely obsessed with the outfit. It’s fun, it’s crazy, it’s different and much appreciated at a fashion event like this. But why does the hair always have to ruin everything?  Very odd choice and totally killed this (and not in a #killinit kind of way). I do love that hand piece though…

emma stone, met ball, red carpetEmma Stone in Thakoon with Andrew Garfield in Band of Outsiders

She looks a little on the casual side but I love Emma Stone and I think we could actually be friends in real life but until then I’ll just admire her and Andrew (who’s looking mighty fine in Band of Outsiders, by the way) from afar.

michelle williams, met ball, red carpetMichelle Williams in Louis Vuitton

This is something you’d wear to a nice dinner…not the party Anna Wintour throws so your fashion choices can be judged by the world (you know…the Met Ball).

luna dunham, met ball, red carpetLena Dunham in Giambattista Valli

I’m a huge Lena Dunham fan so I hate to hate on her style…but it’s kind of easy to when things like this keep happening. I’m not sure why she always opts for such heavy eye makeup. It’s distracting and unnecessary. I actually do like this hemline on her but strapless isn’t for everyone (it’s most definitely not for me). You either need to be thin and kind of flat (but not too flat) or curvy and proportionate. And because those are two very specific body types, this is why everyone should just avoid strapless.

janelle monae, met ball, red carpetJanelle Monae in Tadashi Shoji

I don’t even know if this would be considered “to the theme” or not but regardless — it is FANTASTIC. Who knew a turtle neck and a cape could work so well at the Met Ball?

lupita nyongo, met gala, red carpetLupita Nyong’o in Prada

I was looking forward to seeing what Lupita was wearing more than anyone else (even SJP) and this…this I do not understand. I can always appreciate certain things, even if I don’t like them personally. There might be some crazy explanation / interpretation of this look (besides the fact that it’s like a DIYed version of Prada SS10 meant to be worn to Coachella on Earth Day) but because I haven’t heard one yet, I can’t get on board.

Are you caught up on last night’s Met Ball red carpet? Good. Because we have just one more post left…and I saved the best [dressed] for last.

Images via The Cut

One thought on “2014 Met Gala: The Not So Fancy

  1. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE Cara’s look (I want the entire outfit). Emma Stone can also do no wrong in my eyes. Blake Lively is stunning. I know everyone loves Beyonce and Jay-Z but I’m not on board. I think Rosie Huntington-Whitley and Gabrielle Union’s looks would have been perfect for last years theme (with some styling tweaks) and Lupita was a complete disappointment after having such a long, A+ streak.


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