2014 Met Gala: The Serious Gowns

We’ve now discussed many of red carpet looks from last night’s Met Gala but what about those who really went with the theme this year? Last year, I thought it would be fun to break up the posts by who got super punk, who kinda did and those who couldn’t be less punk. So we’re doing this same this year but with regards to those who took the Charles James theme quite literally (see below) and those who just didn’t give a shit about the theme (coming up in the next post).

sarah jessica parket met gala 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta

It’s a little costumey for me personally but she’s known to go all out at these things. She was a co-chair for this year’s Met Gala and she’s SJP so of course this happened. I don’t love it but hey, it works.

tabitha simmons met galaTabitha Simmons in Dolce & Gabbana

That’s way more nude tulle than I’d ever like to see in one garment. Between this and Kate Upton it’s almost like Domenico and Stefano are just like “fuck it, we’re going to jail anyway.”

rashida jones, met gala 2014Rashida Jones in Tory Burch

It’s my favorite material again! Let’s turn this into a compliment sandwich (I have to include at least one for every red carpet event). She’s on trend with the off-the-shoulder look. Everything about this is terrible. I really enjoyed her in The Muppets

karlie kloss, met gala 2014Karlie Kloss in J. Mendel

We saw a lot of opera gloves last night but this was one of the few instances where it was done oh-so-right. WERK.

hayden panettiere, met gala 2014Hayden Panettiere in Dennis Basso

Quick — what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see this dress?


arizona muse, met gala 2014Arizona Muse in Zac Posen

My oh my…that waist! It’s overall a very traditional look (and I’m far from a traditional girl) but it’s as close to perfect as one can get.

felicity jones, met gala 2014Felicity Jones in Theory by Olivier Theyskens, pictured with the designer

Moving on…

karen elson, met gala 2014Karen Elson in Zac Posen

So. Much. Satin. Can’t. Look. Away.

katie holmes met gala 2014Katie Holmes in Marchesa

If she’s going for that morning after Belle from Beauty and the Beast look then she’s SPOT ON.

karolina kurkova met gala 2014Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa

What’s great about the Met Gala is that it’s the only event where you can get away with dresses meant for editorial, in real life. This is a great example. The dress is truly a work of art and I have to say Karolina wins for best dressed to the theme (different from best dressed, we’ll get to that later) for the evening.

ivank trump, met ball, red carpetIvanka Trump in Oscar de la Renta

Sorry Oscar but this isn’t your best work. Probably one of my least favorite ODLR dresses I’ve ever seen…and there were better hairstyles at my high school prom.

dita von teese, met gala, zac posenDita Von Teese in Zac Posen, pictured with the designer

The fit looks a little loose up top but from the waist down it’s amazing. Would have preferred a less matronly clutch but overall, it’s pretty good.

claire danes, met gala, oscar de la rentaClaire Danes in Oscar de la Renta

We need a less fancy theme for next year because I can’t take all the satin…IT’S JUST TOO MUCH SATIN FOR ONE NIGHT.

bee shaffer met gala 2014Bee Shaffer in Alexander McQueen

Bee had mentioned in The September Issue that she has no interest in fashion…which is made quite obvious by her Met Ball choices.

liu wenn, zac posen, met ballLiu Wen in Zac Posen

I’m personally not a huge fan of Zac Posen dresses (they all kind of look the same) but this is really a statement and it’s perfect for this year’s theme. The neckline seems a little off (but it could just be the angle of this photo) but who cares? How fantastic is that color?!

sandra lee met galaSandra Lee in Dara Lamb

How does Sandra Lee keep getting invited to these fashion events? Especially when she shows up LIKE THIS. Girl, you’re not Cinderella. I hate to break it to you…

I had to end on a high note. Coming soon — those who didn’t exactly dress to the theme (not saying it’s a bad thing!)

Images via Vogue & The Cut

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