Fug File: Well Played

Met Gala Well Played: Naomie Harris in Burberry


I may have accidentally saved (one of) the best for (nearly) last.

Naomie Harris

It’s stunning. It’s flawless. It also vaguely reminds me of the old tapestries that bedeck the walls of every other British palace, and you know how I feel about an old tapestry (or you may not; for the record, I am WAY ON BOARD). Burberry says it used high-tech fabrics to make the gown, and the close-up of the material is wonderful:

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If the Met made souvenir throw-pillows of half these dresses, I would collect them all. Perhaps I should request a calendar intend. Much cheaper.

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Met Gala Well Played: Katie Holmes in Zac Posen


I have to tell you, when I downloaded the photo I didn’t think I was going to like this.

Katie Holmes

It’s VERY “I’ve Got You, Babe.” Especially when you zoom into the eyelashes.

Katie Holmes

I can just SEE Sonny Bono swaying beside her. But the thing is, I think she looks kind of FANTASTIC like this. And the dress is both extremely pretty, and very different for Zac Posen. If the two of them want to duet like this for all eternity, hand me a tambourine, because I’m on board.

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Met Gala Well Played: Zendaya in Michael Kors


She is selling this.

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Met Gala Masked Carpet: Zoe Kravitz in Valentino


Talk about not phoning it in.

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Met Gala Well Played, Naomi Watts in Burberry


It seems I am utterly incapable of resisting Naomi Watts in a strapless shiny column dress. But what can I say? We all have a type!

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I think this is magical, and it also looks as if it’s made of the metallic plates they staple to the outside of the Space Shuttle for Science Reasons. Like, this dress is gorgeous on her and if she and Liev attach it to the roof of their townhouse today, they can probably bring down energy costs. It’s a win-win!

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Met Gala Well Played: Bee Shaffer in Alexander McQueen


I want Bee Shaffer to be awesome. Because here’s the thing: North West may need her. Like North, Bee has a mother — Anna Wintour — who is notorious and also powerful. And while Bee is ostensibly close with her mother, she doesn’t appear to be trying to coast on her coattails, or at least courting any fame beyond what you naturally get from being in New York social circles. North West may need a primer on how to avoid the fray. #SaveNorth.

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Bee Shaffer in Alexander McQueen

This is just stunning. Every year Bee trots out something astonishing at the Met — it can’t hurt that the designers do not want to upset La Grande Dame by making a mug out of her child – and she wears it with quiet dignity and elegance, while many of the A-list invitees invitees glide around her like gluttons at the attention buffet. Which is totally their right; it’s what red carpet events are for, and Lord knows I don’t begrudge them the spotlight, because it brings out SO many outfits worth discussing. I just enjoy that amid all the pomp and circumstance from people who think they’re the center of attention, Bee Shaffer quietly steals the show.

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Met Gala Well Played, Allison Williams in Peter Pilotto


I basically fell in love with this just now.

Allison Williams

I was trying to look at it analytically, wondering what I could interpret about its relevance to “Manus x Machina,” when I got lost in the detailing and decided I wanted to stay lost there. It’s just dreamy and gorgeous and intricate, like a hallucination of some impossible Springtime in Hoth scenario.

Allison Williams

I want to go to there, tauntauns and all.

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