April 29, 2016
by katie
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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

Rihanna

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
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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.

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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

Eve

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

April 27, 2016
by katie
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Smart ladies love fashion, Met Gala 2005, “The House of Chanel”

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, 20042013, 2014, and 2015.

In 2005 the theme was The House of ChanelFrom the Met Site:

Nearly 34 years after the passing of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, the spirit of the house of Chanel will be manifested this spring in an extraordinary presentation of iconic fashions from Coco Chanel to Karl Lagerfeld.

To help us assess the theme I have coined the acronym WWCD or What Would Coco Do? and I will base this on my Tom Tierney Coco Chanel paper doll book, Chanel Fashion Review. Here is a collage of all the ways the attendees could have explored the theme.

Images taken by me from, Chanel Fashion Review by Tom Tierney.

Images taken by me from, Chanel Fashion Review by Tom Tierney.

Their is so much to work with here, including shiny satin, Grecian inspired gowns, embroidery and ruffles, HATS, stoles, CAPES, and everyone’s favorite color black –in fact it was Coco who “invented” the little black dress, seen above in two versions night and day (bottom row, right two images). She also created the women’s suit. The woman was kind of a fashion genius (and possibly a Nazi spy).

Andre 3000

Andre is really looking dapper here and is very on theme –as in Coco would be very pleased. -K

I can’t wait til there’s better pictures because his suit pants look like ones you rent from the mall and they probably cost $2000. -M

Selma Blair

This is so on THEME! Selma Blair really loves the Met Gala. I think this has just the right amount of early Twentieth century reference while also being modern. -K

I love this! The sun motif makes me think of Harry Crosby (read this, for real) and I think the necklace is just perfect. -M

Erika Christensen

Well it IS a little black dress BUT it’s also fugly. -K

I’m going to start my anti-ruching campaign any day now. Those shoes suck ass. -M

Jennifer Connelly

I don’t often appreciate Connelly’s style and if this were another event I would be kind of meh about this BUT it’s on theme and plays with the theme. I also love it when people experiment with length and get it right. Her shoes are great as well. -K

If I had a minor quip it’s that I wish she had done something to her hair, but otherwise she looks great. -M

Katie Couric

Umm shiny satin. I am getting very sick of shiny satin. Nice twenties inspired clutch. -K

This would look better with a little cap sleeve. -M

Marcia Cross

This is a woman who looked up Chanel and went for the theme. I feel like Coco would definitely approve. -K

She really got everything right—down to the shoes, which I guess people think we won’t notice that their shoes are not on theme. -M

Sheryl Crow

I feel like the people up top have proven how easy it is to be on theme and then you get Sheryl Crow wearing a mermaid gown and just UGH. -K

Oh 2005, you mermaid gown-obsessed asshole. I have no use for this. -M

Elisha Cuthbert

I kind of wish she did something different with her hair but this froofy dress really works with the theme. -K

She looks so different now! I hate the early oughts hair. -M

Claire Danes

Claire is starting to perk up. I actually like this (even though I am so over black lace) and think the little pink ruffle shrug is perfect. -K

But this is 2005 black lace, Katie! I’m glad to show Claire’s progression via the Met Gala. -M

Tom Ford

Tom Ford in a nicely fit suit –foxy. -K

I looked up 1920s sunglasses and those are not it. Maybe he’s referencing the 70s, the decade in which she died. -M

Jake Gyllenhaal

This fits better than his 2003 appearance but is still kind of baggy. Also boring. -K

Jake, give us something else! YOU’RE KILLING ME. -M

Marcia Gay Harden

This needs to be fit a bit better and needs less stuff.

“Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” -Coco Chanel

Here face and hair look great. -K

Still not a fan of what looks like overworked satin. -M

Mariska Hargitay

That top is so incredibly bad. It looks so see-through that I keep wondering what happened to her nipples. -K

I will also note that the skirt is a really weird shape. I wish someone would have worn some famous 1920s Chanel sportswear. -M

Nicole Kidman

Nicole’s dress is a lovely color but kind of boring. -K

It looks like denim. HARD PASS. -M

Karolina Kurkova

This dress is so much fun and perfectly accessorized I feel like Coco would be so pleased. -K

Usually we don’t put models in our fashion posts but we HAVE to with the Met Gala because they are the most whimsical. -M

Marilyn Manson and Dita Von Teese

It’s the first defunct couple of 2005! I feel like had Dita gone alone she would have really killed this theme. -K

Her makeup is so much better here than 2004. -M

Bridget Moynahan and Tom Brady

And defunct couple number two. I would have liked this so much better with a darker color and a better fit at the bust. -K

I would have liked it better had it been a completely different dress. The seam up the middle looks like a surgery scar. -M

Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen

They look so young here and NOT homeless. -K

So lively! Great jewelry, too! -M

Vanessa Paradis

I love this. This is so French and chic. -K

I didn’t like the choker but then I imagined the look without it and she was 100% right to include it. -M

Amanda Peet

Things I wish for Amanda Peet: that she would start wearing make-up and do something different with her hair and maybe NOT wear sacks. -K

I want this for her too, plus a role on a show that doesn’t get cancelled. -M

Ellen Pompeo

I wish she had put her hair up. I don’t know I’m very sick of this type of dress. -K

Is the puckering on purpose? I mean, even if it was I would still hate this. -M

Joely Richardson

I’m so happy she wore red shoes with this dress instead of black. -K

AND it references that white dress in Katie’s collage at the top! -M

Emmy Rossum

I’m grown on Emmy Rossum over the years but I really wish her make-up was better here. I just find this whole thing very monochromatic and kind of blah. -K

She usually does better–I love her look from 2006, which we’ll talk about tomorrow–so maybe this was a fashion growth year for Emmy. -M

Catalina Sandino Moreno

Is this the year that lace became a thing? -K

She is so pretty and this does not match her personality. -M

Jessica Simpson

For Jessica this is kind of classy. I think it needs to be hemmed better but the bust is good. -K

Really, might be the best she’s ever looked? -M

Andre Leon Talley

Where is Andre’s cape? -K

I see he’s still clutching on to boot cut dress pants. That will change. -M

Ivana Trump

Well Ivana is on theme and kind of classy. I find her commitment to that hairstyle kind of hilarious. -K

What does she DO? How does she always get invited to these? -M

Ivanka Trump

Ivanka should cut her hair right now. She looks so good with a bob. -K

SO CHIC. When her dad loses the first thing she should do is cut her hair.  -M

Naomi Watts

I bet this looked better in person–her make-up is kind of white and her hair is looking a bit high. I love the gown though. -K

I like how she decided to go for simple and lovely. -M

Rachel Weisz

The only thing nice I can say is great shoes. -K

I do not care for this and that is not clouded at all by how I can hear her awful, fake American accent when I look at her. -M

Vanessa L. Williams

I can see the theme in this but I feel like it’s not very Gala. -K

Yes, may be better for a cocktail party. She should have worn the sportswear!!! -M

Anna Wintour

Sometimes I wish Anna would change her hair and then I realize that she and Ivana will always be who they are and who am I to criticize. -K

Colored shoes!!! She knows how to party. -M