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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Met Gala 2015: DivaDebbi's Fashion Report Card

Some people may think the Academy Awards is fashion's most important night of the year--Not me. I'm in the camp that would vote for the the first Monday night in May, when Anna Wintour and her handpicked co-chairs host the annual Met Gala aka, The Party of the Year.

Wintour, who has been chairing this star studded event, in what is now her 20th year, has successfully turned it into both a haute couture carnival and a blockbuster fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, (now deservedly named in her honor.)

Rumor has it, that if you are lucky enough to make the cut of the some 700 or so beautiful and famous, you dare not not show. Those who decline are never asked back. This is one party I might swap a kidney to attend...

As always, guests are requested to dress in  the theme that reflects that year's exhibit.  This year, it is China: Through the Looking Glass which examines the influences of Chinese fashion on culture over the years.

I attend several parties in the course of the a year that ask guests to dress in theme.  I always do my best to at least do a nod of homage in my attire. To me it's just good manners and shows respect to my hosts. It takes a bit more effort, inevitably it adds to the fun and festivities. Of course, I'll  also being weighing in on who got it right and who took the "costume"  thing too much to heart...

It's going to be a long one, so for the sake of brevity, I will winnow it down to the Best and the Worst.  Is there regular old fugly??? Absolutely, (Jennifer Connelly, Keri Russell, Kristen Wiig).  Is there missed the mark, despite having a dozen stylists??? Yup, (Allison Williams, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Alba.) Am I confused about the dresses that look like they should have been worn to a whole other event, like Elizabeth Banks turquoise cut-out Jersey Michael Kors???

Sure...but there are so many, that's a whole other blog. For now, I give you the Best and the Worst, with biggest props going towards those who managed to balance tasteful, with the Chinese inspired theme.

The Best of the Met Gala 2015
Kate Hudson, resplendent in gold lace Michael Kors with a Cheongsam vibe

Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy Couture

Zhang Ziyi (who???)
in and with Carolina Herrera

Georgia May Jagger in Gucci
Catwalk regular Behati Prinsloo

Karlie Kloss representing the model contingency perfectly

Kylie Jenner
Aside from the side boobage,  stunning

Amal Clooney in Maison Margiela Couture
(Have a burger Girl! Mrs. C. is getting way too thin)

Lizzie Caplan in Donna Karan Atelier (though I suspect she had to walk like her feet were bound-
-I don't ever recall seeing a "front train" on a gown before
Jessica Chastain in Givenchy Couture
I don't get a sense of theme, but this is H2T gorgeous

The Train Wrecks

Sienna Miller in Thakoon

Anne Hathaway in Ralph Lauren
On her way to Grandma's--"What BIG eyes your have..."

Katie Perry in Moschino
Cha Cha Cha

Alison Willams in Giambattista Valli
Red tulle is never a good idea, donchathink???

Chloe Seviegny in J.W. Anderson
Who, What, Where and Why???

Kim Kardashian in Atelier Versace

Jennifer Lopez
(looking oddly overinjected)

Beyonce in Givenchy Couture with I Dream of Pasties Hair
I guess Kim, J. Lo and Bey's theme of the night was leave no behind, behind.

Solange Knowles in Giles
If you are going to come as a crazy lady, you might as well go full tilt as shown on the runway
(especially if you are bow legged)

Sarah Jessica Parker in H&M with a Philip Treacy hat from the Vatican collection
Very Game of Thrones

Another unsuccessful Prada outing for Kerry Washington
Shoes by Payless .  Tragic.

Lily Collins in Chanel Couture

Selena Gomez in Vera Wang
At the Copa...Copa Cabana...

Rhianna in the only Chinese designer of the night Guo Pei Couture
Big Bird in Da House

So there you have it Lovelies!  Agree?  Disagree?  Who were your faves??? Who did I miss on the good, bad and fugly side???

Such delicious fun!  See you at the Emmy's...



  1. I completely agree with your choices. I think Kate Hudson was number one in chic and classy. Some of the ones in your train wreck category were appalling. Not sexy or stylish...just bad.

  2. you totally nailed it... the big bird comment cracked me up!!!! xox

  3. "Zhang Ziyi (who???)". Really? Perhaps you should have taken a moment to Google this famous, award winning actress.

  4. Sorry if you feel offended Eileen. At least she was on my A list :)




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