May 2, 2016
by melissa

Smart ladies love fashion, Met Gala 2008, “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy”

Because 2016 is terrible and the 2016 Met Gala is super soon we have decided to go back and take a look at the galas from 2003 – 2012 because nothing is more fun than looking at OLD fashion. For more fashion fun, we have previously covered the galas from 2003200420052006, 200720132014, and 2015.

From the Met website:

The symbolic and metaphorical associations between fashion and the superhero are explored in this compelling exhibition. Featuring movie costumes, avant-garde haute couture, and high-performance sportswear, it reveals how the superhero serves as the ultimate metaphor for fashion and its ability to empower and transform the human body. Objects are organized thematically around particular superheroes, whose movie costumes and superpowers are catalysts for the discussion of key concepts of superheroism and their expression in fashion.

Since there are no examples of the exhibit on the Met site, I will guess as to what we will see. I expect to see bold primary colors, gold and silver, and things that look like armor or comic books. Fingers crossed for those last two!

Eva Amurri

I strongly dislike the color brown, especially when it’s made to look coppery. -M

The top looks a little tight. The shoes also don’t look good either. This feels very eighties to me. -K

Mischa Barton

I SWEAR I have not thought of MB much until this week, and she shows up in the Met Gala posts AND in the five minutes of Entertainment Tonight I accidentally watch each night because she was on Dancing with the Stars. She is wearing a bejeweled tan sack. -M

This is also BAD eighties. I’m hoping not everything is in the beige brown family. -K

David & Victoria Beckham

Lace! My favorite!!! -M

Her shoes are fun and remind me of Wonder Woman’s bracelets (I desperately want something on theme. -K

Camilla Belle

I’m not exactly sure how dresses like this are on theme (there’s a lot of them) but this is really pretty. -M

Camilla Belle looks very pretty in these washed out pastels. -K


See? Another, but in peach. It’s weird to see Bey like this. -M

I forgot that Bey used to dress this boring. She will perk up. -K

Rachel Bilson & Hayden Christensen

I do not believe the fringe works for her, but I do like how she’s the only one who did an interpretation of the sleek bodysuit superheroes wear. -M

His suit isn’t super baggy but it is shiny, I’ll let it slide because it kind of fits (needs a better hem). She looks very badass and on theme. -K

Kate Bosworth

Comic book influence! Very fun and great colors. -M

Kate really loves a theme –this is making me kind of like her. I love those shoes. -K

Joy Bryant

One year the theme should be, “patterned dresses” because think of how good they always are. -M

I would love that. -K

Giselle Bundchen

This photographed really poorly. I like the nod to armor and costume. -M

I can see the theme in this. I wish it was brighter though. -K

Jennifer Connolly

Does the black and white reference good versus evil? It’s all I got. Otherwise, I like this ok.  -M

Without that slit this would read very business casual. Great necklace. -K

Sofia Coppola

The drop waist is so weird and the fabric wrinkles too much. I love her hair and makeup though. -M

I wish my hair would wave like that. This dress is ugly BUT would have been great for 2007 and the Poiret party. -K

Kristin Davis

Finally, a breastplate! -M

This is very Diana Prince visiting her Amazon family. -K

Wendy Deng

Weird as crap and I couldn’t be more pleased. -M

I would love this if it didn’t have the black part. The navy section with the metallic shininess is amazing. -K

Hilary Duff

It’s fine, but very standard for these things. -M

Her accessories are fun here. -K

Karen Elson & Jack White

They both look looney and I can’t decide if I like it. -M

I’m so sick of the satin. I think he looks kind of amazing. -K

Charlotte Gainsbourg

I will pretend this references comic art because it is really neat. -M

Another breastplate. -K

Maggie Gyllenhall

This would be boring but the colors underneath are rad and it fits her perfectly. -M

BALLGOWN! I love it. -K

Emile Hirsch

I really don’t care about solo dudes but I just wanted to point out how bad this suit is. WHEN DOES IT GET BETTER FOR MEN?? -M

Oh my go this is just the worst. -K

Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise

She looks great all around-the blue shoes are such a good idea. He looks like a 19th century waiter. -M

She really should go back to this hair. -K

Lauren Hutton

Classic. The gold wrist cuff is a nice touch. -M

Full on Wonder Woman cuffs –LOVE IT! -K

Scarlett Johansson

I think this is cute and youthful. Her hair is atrocious. -M

I love a good ballerina gown. -K

Diane Kruger

You KNOW I love both a minidress and brightly colored shoes. -M

There are rumors the Krug and Pacey are on the rocks. I love this but seeing him in the distance makes me sad. -K

Karolina Kurkova

Again, very standard. This is not interesting at all. -M

Again with the Grecian thing. It’s like the only research they did was Wonder Woman’s back story. -K

Eva Longoria

From the ten years where she kept wearing bigger and bigger dresses. -M

I can’t help but love this but it is more Barbie than Wonder Woman –my two childhood heroes. -K

Jennifer Lopez

Another one of those dresses! They must have been popular in 2008. Her hair is magnificent. -M

This is not the best fit but as usual her face and hair are great. -K

Kate Mara & Zac Posen

The primary colors of these two are superhero excellence. Just awesome. -M


Eva Mendes

The skirt has an interesting shape but otherwise, this doesn’t wow me like she usually does. -M

This is pretty but like awards show pretty I expect more at the Met Gala. -K

Kate Moss and Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney is the worst dressed fashion designer ever. Can she not find something to fit her? Kate Moss looks 22 and fabulous. -M

Kate Moss is pulling off the BEST Diana Amazon Queen. -K

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen with Christian Louboutin

Mary-Kate (I think?) was into this natural makeup thing I liked on her and Ashley begins her descent into looking like granny’s couch. -M

Fun suit but should be better hemmed. -K

Paula Patton

Pretty. Normal. Meh. -M

It’s a golden sack. -K

Coco Rocha & Anja Rubik

MORE PATTERNS. These are both beautiful gowns and I love the hair, makeup and accessories. Just. So. Good. -M

These are amazing! -K

Emmy Rossum

This is SO snoozy for her. What gives, Emmy? -M

Ugh I fucking hate these black lace on white dresses. -K

Bee Shaffer

I knew ombre was coming and yet I was not prepared for how much I dislike this. -M

I can’t help it Melissa, it’s a giant lavender ballgown my inner child is squeeing. -K

Kimora Lee Simmons

This is fun but her clutch is not doing the dress justice. -M

Oh I LOVE this so much bright colors. -K

Molly Sims

I don’t love these sack dresses and Kate Mara did yellow better but those are great earrings. -M

I’m meh on this. -K

Jessica Stam

Another adorable mini! These theme pleases me greatly. -M

So many cute minis. -K

Taylor Swift

I think this was before she learned how to be a fashion icon. -M

She looks so young. -K

Tilda Swinton

ALWAYS a fashion icon. -M

Only SWINTON can wear lace and make me like it. -K

Ivanka Trump

I see how it references superheroes but that doesn’t mean I like it. -M

We have seen so many of these dresses in the past eight years. -K

Amber Valletta

God, could she BE any more perfect? -M

This is AMAZING! It’s so dramatic and on point. -K

Naomi Watts

I love how this combines superheroes with old Hollywood glam. -M

Naomi is making the Met Gala her bitch and I like it. -K

Anna Wintour

HANDS DOWN, the best dressed at this event. Poor Amber Valletta, she tried so hard. -M

Anna went for it and won! -K

April 29, 2016
by katie

Smart ladies love fashion, Met Gala 2007, “Poiret: King of Fashion”

Because 2016 is terrible and the 2016 Met Gala is super soon we have decided to go back and take a look at the galas from 2003 – 2012 because nothing is more fun than looking at OLD fashion. For more fashion fun, we have previously covered the galas from 2003, 2004, 2005, 200620132014, and 2015.

In 2007, the theme was Poiret: King of Fashion. From the Met site:

Paul Poiret – who at the height of his career in pre-World War I France was the undisputed “King of Fashion” and whose sweeping vision led to a new silhouette that liberated women from the corset and introduced the shocking colors and exotic references of the Ballets Russes to the haute couture

I actually went to this exhibit the first time I ever visited New York City and then received the coffee table book from the exhibit for Christmas. But before all that I loved Paul Poiret because of his Tom Tierney paper doll book (why yes I am a super fan) I have had since High School. Poiret was less interested in tailoring and more interested in draping, because of this many of his designs are loose which was very from turn of the century clothes. One of his chief passions was the theater and he designed costumes for the theater and ballet. This theatricality flowed to his clothes as well. Lastly Poiret loved bright vivid colors. Here is a collage of Poiret designs.

Poiret Fashion Design

Images taken by me from, Poiret Fashion Desgn, by Tom Tierney.

Elizabeth Banks

Despite my new found hatred for shiny fabric gowns I love this for its whimsy and modern interpretation of theme. -K

I don’t love the sage color of the dress the the belt is really cool. -M

Mischa Barton

Was this when she was a “big deal?” I guess this is on theme and she looks pretty. -K

This was right when The OC ended–though she was killed off–so we all probably thought she was going to be a big deal. -M

Camilla Belle

This dress is lovely and very theatrical. -K

I adore the gold and the pale ice blue. A color combo we don’t see too often. -M

Cate Blanchett

I LOVE THIS. If I were to have one harp it would be that I wish she had brighter lip. -K

GOLD and FRINGE? It’s like we hit the couture lottery with this gown. -M

Emily Blunt

This is super boring. I think Emily Blunt’s style has got better when she ditched Groban and married Krazinski. -K

She definitely dresses better now, including hair, makeup and jewelry. She does wear simple stuff but only the best Calvin Klein. -M

Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth went full hog on the twenties vibe and I dig it. I am super into her shoes. -K

I LOVE when people go all in, including hair and makeup. One of her best. -M

Sandra Bullock

Her make-up and tan are super harsh. I think I would have loved this dress if it were bright purple. I find the ruching detail interesting. -K

If you learned anything about me with week, it’s that I strongly dislike all ruching. I especially hate how my Mac autocorrects the word ruching. This is on theme, though. -M

Naomi Campbell

I wish she had a fun clutch and not that handbag. I also wish this was more high-end. She just kind of looks like she wondered in from a cocktail party. -K

Agreed with Katie but in addition, I don’t like the booties. -M

Patricia Clarkson

I feel like Clarkson should have embraced a flashier color. -K

I just realized this is the first year of legit posed red carpet pictures! This puts me to sleep. -M

Jennifer Connelly

You know, I expected better from Jennifer. This seems very reserved for her. Though she looks super young with that make-up. -K

I don’t know about the attached scarf. I do enjoy the shoes. -M

Claire Danes

This dress is so flipping LOVELY. I am so digging Claire’s fashion metamorphosis. -K

WONDERFULLLLLLLL!!!!! In my top 5 Met Gala looks ever, non-model/SJP edition. -M

Rosario Dawson

In a previous post I criticized Rosario’s style but this I love. This is a win for theme and style. -K

I wish every dress in the world was this color. -M

Cameron Diaz

I also love this. Fuchsia and turquoise is such a great color combo. -K

Hey look, I got my wish! -M

Kirsten Dunst

Kiki is on the jury for Cannes and I cannot wait. I love it when she goes wacktacular as she did here. ALSO this is totally on theme. -K

The headband is the piece de resistance of this outfit. -M

America Ferrera

This is the sad trombone of gowns. America dresses really well so I’m thinking she fired this stylist. -K

She wears MUCH more flattering stuff now in better colors. What a disappointment! -M

Charlotte Gainsbourg

I always love when the French ladies attend these shindigs. This is so chic and she also looks really young. -K

I’m ok with the booties here because the rest of the outfit is so cool. -M

Jennifer Garner

JGar I wish you would embrace fun. Where is the whimsy? I think it’s too close to the Oscars for me with this dress (and the hair). -K

Plus I HATE when people stand like that. She wasn’t pregnant or anything at the time and she is totally foxy. Maybe she’s embarrassed by how boring her dress is. -M

Ginnifer Goodwin and Chris Klein

DEFUNCT COUPLE! BAGGY SUIT! When did dudes start wearing skinny pants? Ginnifer looks fantastic. I love the color and length of this. -K

She’s been kind of a surprise to me–she’s been so meh on the red carpet lately I forget that there’s a time when she always looked fabulous. -M

Salma Hayek

Meh. -K

Just don’t know if you’re going to wear crap like this. -M

Jennifer Hudson

Ugh lace. -K

Bbbbbbut it’s SILVER lace! Yeah, I’m not excited by it either. -M

Scarlett Johansson, Stella McCartney, and Amber Valletta

Scarlet’s dress is way too small and is she wearing fishnets? I don’t understand Stella’s outfit. Amber usually goes over the top so I’m disappointed BUT she does look lovely and I think I might adore her earrings. -K

Amber must hang out with them so she looks better in comparison, in her WELL-FITTED gown without an unnecessary jacket on top. -M

Alicia Keys

Was she pregnant this year? This dress fits weird. -K

Shell boobs? Ugh. -M

Juliette Lewis

I love this. If I were to go to the Gala and I saw Juliette there I would totally hang out with her, she seems fun. -K

ALSO in a headband! Gossip Girl didn’t start till that fall, BTW. -M

Lucy Liu

Even if I didn’t comment Melissa would know that this is my FAVORITE! -K

It’s purple and it has ruffles! DUH. -M

Lindsay Lohan

For Lilo this is demure. -K

It looks really outdated in a way that annoys me. -M

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

JLo is so rocking the theme. -K

I LOVE the detail on the sleeves and waist. -M

Rose Mcgowan

This is NOT a good color for that dress. -K

No, it looks like a dirty hanky. -M

Eva Mendes

I feel like Eva didn’t even try this year. -K

What happened to her? Where’s the big hair and the crazy gown? Sigh. -M

Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs

This defunct couple makes me sad. Even Taye’s suit is too big. Idina’s dress is navy and has cap sleeves so I like it but it is NOT on theme and lacks a bit of whimsy. -K

Why is she standing like that? It looks bizarre. -M

Debra Messing

I hope Debra followed Cate around singing the girl scout song Make New Friends,

Make new friends,
but keep the old.
One is silver,
the other is gold.

A circle is round,
it has no end.
That’s how long,
I will be your friend.

Melissa might be right, we might be running out of adjectives. This dress is shiny. -K

I love this but wouldn’t it be fun if she actually did something with her hair?? -M

Julianne Moore

I don’t know how I feel about this. I love her lipstick. -K

I want to own this, though I would probably wear a tank underneath since I feel weird about showing cleave. -M

Emily Mortimer

This dress is hilarious. I kind of want to cut off those bath scrubs hanging off the bottom and remove the medallion on her belt I’m not sure that would make it less comical. -K

I have loved her for so many years due to her performance in one of my favorite movies, Lovely & Amazing. I feel I need to share this before I question what the hell she was thinking with all the loofahs. -M

Ashley Olsen

I don’t hate it. -K

Here is where they start to lose me. -M

Mary Kate Olsen

I love feathers. I also think I might love that deep red clutch. -K

Or maybe the other one lost me first. -M

Paula Patton and Robin Thicke

This suit is baggy and wrinkled (lets be thankful that didn’t catch on). Also his facial hair is so patchy, it makes him look 12. Paula as usual looks pretty. -K

Paula Patton was always too good for him. She’s a goddess in that dress. -M

Amanda Peet

Oh Amanda. I sincerely hope she did not pay people to do that to her hair and face as they did what I do before I go to bed. I am also really confused about those sleeves. -K

You don’t think it could get any worse for her AND IT DOES. -M

Ellen Pompeo

Melissa her dress is falling down right? I mean she is even giving the face of someone who needs to hike up her dress. -K

Yeah, it’s way too low. I wish people would not just wear modern interpretations but also things with 40s sleeves and necklines because they should come back. -M

Parker Posey

This is wacky and delightful. -K

She looks kind of pained. I hope it’s not because of this whimsical ripped lace dress. -M

Christina Ricci

There are NO pictures of her NOT making this pose. -K

I can’t remember–do I start liking Christina Ricci again after 2007? Because right now she is annoying the ever-loving fuck out of me. -M


Riri is about to get very good at the Met Gala. -K

PRAISE BE. I’m so happy someone wore gloves! -M

Winona Ryder and Marc Jacobs

If I see one more baggy suit –no wonder we loved Eddie Redmayne and his velvet tuxes, look at what we had to put up with. I wish Winona was in a color. -K

And wasn’t carrying her bag like that! -M

Claudia Schiffer

This isn’t my fave but I love the color. -K

For the love of god, do something with your freaking hair. -M

Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts

These two are still going strong. I wish the fabric on this dress didn’t remind me of trash bags. -K

Whatever, she gets to wear anything she wants when she’s that pregnant. Even if it is a little trash bag-gy. -M

Chloe Sevigny

I love this color. More ladies need to wear green. I should try to make green the new blue. -K

Definitely within the theme, but I wish the waist went in a skosh more. -M

Brooke Sheilds

I like those red earrings. I feel like we have seen this dress a million times since 2007. -K

And before this. And also at the 2007 Met Gala, where Jennifer Hudson wore almost the exact same dress but in silver. -M

Jessica Simpson

One of our other posts Jessica looked classy and now here she back to her sexy vamp self. I might have gotten behind the shine if it weren’t for the hip area looking kind of see-through (I actually think it’s reflecting the carpet). -K

Her hair and makeup though are STUNNING. -M

Liv Tyler

So pretty. I also love her lips and bracelets. -K

What a wonderful color! I think this might be one of my favorite looks. -M

Kerry Washington

I love the fabric of this and the cut. I do wish it were a brighter color. -K

I do wish it were a color too but otherwise this is pretty good. Not as high as her best but not as bad as some of the shit she wore in 2015. -M

Anna Wintour

This is very sparkly and I love it. -K

Hey epaul, epaul, epaulettes! -M

Renee Zellweger

I wish Renee could find a different dress. I love the color of this. -K

She is the Sofia Vergara of the mid-aughts. NEXT. -M

April 28, 2016
by melissa

Smart ladies love fashion, Met Gala 2006, “AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion”

Because 2016 is terrible and the 2016 Met Gala is super soon we have decided to go back and take a look at the galas from 2003 – 2012 because nothing is more fun than looking at OLD fashion. For more fashion fun, we have previously covered the galas from 2003, 2004, 200520132014, and 2015.

In 2006, the theme was AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion. From the Met site:

AngloMania focuses on British fashion from 1976 to 2006, a period of astounding creativity and experimentation. Over the past thirty years, British fashion has been defined by a knowing and self-conscious historicism. In their search for novelty, designers have looked to past styles with an appetite that is as audacious as it is rapacious. Focusing on their postmodern, historicizing tendencies, this exhibition presents a series of tableaux based on Britain’s rich artistic traditions. The irony of satirical prints, the romance of landscape paintings, and the glamour and bravado of grand manner portraits are evoked through a wide spectrum of British designers. The exhibition is set in the Metropolitan Museum’s English period rooms—the Annie Laurie Aitken Galleries—to create a potent dialogue between the past and the present.

My initial reaction is that there will be lots of plaid, Vivian Westwood, hats, McQueen realness, and loud prints. Unfortunately all it will take to be minimally on theme is to wear a British designer and it’s too much work to find out that information since none of my cheating blogs were around then. [Note: the were NO HATS. Maybe they weren’t allowed?]

Here is some inspiration. Images from British Fashion Designers, Tom Tierney.


Jessica Alba

Fine. The color is nice. I think this was before she hired Rachel Zoe/Brad and her fashion got way better. -M

I wish her hair was up so we could see those earrings. -K

Drew Barrymore

See how long we’ve had to deal with black lace? -M

At least her lipstick is amazing! -K

Kim Basinger

Super duper classic American, which is maybe a fuck you to this theme? It could be designed by a British person, I DON’T HAVE THAT INFORMATION. -M

Finally a red carpet! -K

Victoria Beckham

Her hair and makeup are atrocious but this dress is a party! -M

I bet she had so much fun with Becks on the dance floor. -K

Selma Blair

This is completely darling. -M

Selma is a Met Gala joy. -K

Joy Bryant

Since 2006, this dress has be redone about a billion times and I’m tired of it but I am intrigued by the sleeves. -M

SO MANY RUFFLES! I’m such a ruffle fan. -K

Gisele Bundchen

A mesh top does not say “gala.” -M

What a waste of fringe. Fringe, Giselle deserves better! -K

Naomi Campbell

This is fabulous–the color is unusual and she just looks so cool. -M

I am in love with this. The jewelry is so lovely. -K

Sophie Dahl

I enjoy this–I expected to see this Westwood silhouette a lot and there was enough diversity that there were only a few examples. -M

I love how girly she made this. I just find this dress so joyful. -K

Rosario Dawson

Oh look, Rosario Dawson wrapped up this shiny towel for you! -M

Rosario is a lovely person but I don’t think I like her style. -K

Minnie Driver

I miss Minnie Driver. I adore the wide straps and belt. -M

Minnie Driver was such a great actress. I love her in red. -K

Linda Evangelista

A little too “curtains of Nashville dive bars” for me but the color, cap sleeves and styling are all marvelous. -M

This is so twee and it makes me so happy. -K


I was going to ask what Eve has been up to but I realized I don’t give a shit. The top looks like athletic bandages. -M

I’m just going to go out on the limb and say this is not on theme. -K

Gina Gershon

She looks like she is surprising someone from behind, which is how I feel about Gina’s outfit in general. -M

That top is tragic. -K

Ginnfer Goodwin

I wish this was the color of Linda Evangelista’s gown but otherwise it is really working for me–though I WILL say it directly references one of the dresses in the collage above (top row, third from the right), which I always appreciate. Great dramatic makeup, too. -M

Ginnifer Goodwin is so pretty and she really has fun at the Met Gala. -K

Marsha Gay Harden

MGH is too classy for Barbie mermaid dresses. -M

That hair is so high. -K

Shalom Harlow

This is really fun and reminiscent of 70s punk. A model on theme! Shocking. -M

This is so lovely. -K

Josh Hartnett

I forgot Josh Hartnett exists. I am so glad men wear more closely fitting suits. It’s surprising to me that the men’s clothes feel more out of fashion than the women. -M

Ugh shiny and baggy. Josh Hartnett is actually pretty wonderful on Penny Dreadful. -K

Lydia Hearst

Katie will love this because it’s a ball skirt, and I love this because it’s black and white. -M

I DO LOVE IT! More ballgowns. -K

Elizabeth Hurley

Why don’t people wear more peach? It can be grown up! I don’t like the bodice but the skirt is crazy good. -M

I’m not sure how I feel about the embellishments but I do appreciate this style of gown. -K

Karolina Kurkova

This is EXACTLY what I was expecting from one of the models and it pleases me greatly. -M

Oh man PLAID! MIXING PATTERNS! I had to explain that this is currently on trend and something one could do, to my mom this wekend –she dug it. I appreciate the skirt of this so much. Also it’s my favorite fabric taffeta! -K

Lindsay Lohan

I appreciate the 50s influence of this dress but I don’t like the styling or how the layer of tulle extends over the skirt. -M

For LiLo this is classy. -K

Jennifer Lopez

She has worn this a million times since but I don’t get tired of seeing her in it. -M

This woman is just so pretty. -K

John Lydon

So happy to see you, Mr. Rotten. -M

More mixing of plaid. -K

Eva Mendes

I will probably keep mentioning how freaking gorgeous she is, but I can’t help it. I totally get why she wore this dress in this color even though I would normally hate it. -M

My one quibble is the earrings should have been small cause of that high collar. -K

Sienna Miller

There’s a minidress with tights coming up in 2010 that I like way better than this, but she is being true to her style, which is good. -M

This is also very Mary Quant which is on THEME! -K

Gretchen Mol

Who??? This was better suited to the Chanel gala from 2005. -M

Yeah it was. It actually reminds me of an actual Chanel dress from my collage. -K

Mandy Moore

Why does she always wear such dark colors? I like the pockets though. -M

What is going on with her waist? -K

Thandie Newton

I am the only person not wildly impressed with her style. It’s too traditional for me. -M

She is such an oddball, she yo-yos between conservative and wackadoo. -K

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

I especially like the patterned dress (Ashley?) and the white purse. -M

They look great this year. -K

Sarah Jessica Parker

Here’s the McQueen realness. She is rocking it, of course. -M

Oh man this is SJP at her best. -K

Amanda Peet

Could be one of her better looks if it wasn’t so freaking twee. When will Amanda Peet find the perfect dress? -M

Hey but she has on lipstick AND this is not sack like. -K

Emmy Rossum

The hair is dumb and I think this is Ralph Lauren (blasphemy!!!) but I love a blazer over a gown. -M

I love the blazer and the gown. Melissa is totally on point with that hair. -K

Zoe Saldana

The waist looks like it was wrapped in rope. -M

This is not one of her best. -K

Chloe Sevigny

There’s my weird girl! This is fun and she looks happy to be wearing it. -M

This is very on theme, it screams British sixties mod. -K

Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons

Defunct couple alert!!! I really only included it for that–he always wears the same thing and her dress is boring. -M

When will this dress go out of style??? -K

Molly Sims

ANOTHER shiny silver dress. Molly Sims needs to diversify. -M

I’m so bored with the shiny. -K

Stella Tennant

I am always dubious when ruffles start at someone’s vag, especially when they’re the color of dirty dishwater. -M

This would be perfect IF, the color was better, her hair was good, and if she had on lipstick. -K

Charlize Theron and John Galliano

Charlize does sleek so well that I’m taken aback when I see her in ballgowns. The color… meh. -M

I think her face and hair are perfect. -K

Ivanka Trump

I am so surprised I love this after her ill-fitting nightie of 2004. I’d go so far as to call this classy and understated, even! -M

She also did well in 2005. -K

Liv Tyler

I think this is a very dark blue, which makes me love it even more. -M

The fit on this gown is amazing. -K

Amber Valletta

Amber, you never disappoint me. Keep it up. -M

Love this dress. Man patterned ballgowns with a wacky length and a train are my jam. -K

Diane Von Furstenberg

I love DVF’s brand of crazy. -M

Good representation of theme DVF! -K

Anna Wintour

I think I might like this better sans coat. The dress is stunning. -M

So shiny! -K