Met Ball Well Played: Brooke Shields


Apparently, Brooke here tore her meniscus during a performance of The Addams Family, so she was stuck navigating the Met Ball — and its massive staircase — with a funked up leg and a cane.

And she totally worked it. The dress is kind of like webbing, in both a cool and a freaky way, but it’s almost beside the point: We watched her hobble around, without help, as tentatively as you can imagine, but she gritted her teeth and went up the damn stairs and worked it anyway. Slow clap, Brooke. Next time I vote you decorate your date a little — even Clair Huxtable BeDazzled her walking cast when she broke her toe, or whatever, chasing a snake out of her bedroom — but one thing at a time. You made it through upright, and you still look tremendous. I would shake your hand, but they’re both busy.

[Photo: Getty]

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Comments (17):

  1. Kayla

    Can I also award her an honourable mention for the unbotoxed face? Watching the live interviews, she had so much expression. Amazing.

    • Josephine

      I was just about to say–she is aging SO WELL. Yeah, yeah, genetically blessed, of course, yadda yadda, but she just looks so happy, even when she’s toughing it out through a very painful injury. I can’t judge health and I won’t judge weight, but I feel okay saying she looks like someone who takes very, very good care of herself and who has the resilience of a real grownup.

  2. Britt

    Also her arms are amazing. I know that we try to stick to the clothes and avoid body-talk here (which I think is awesome), but since she’s obviously worked hard to have beautiful arms, I think it’s okay to compliment them.

  3. cathy

    my god, she’s good looking.
    beautiful woman and i like her dress a lot. i hope her leg feels better soon

  4. cathy

    @britt- i know, right!

    *fine, fine, looks like i’m going to gym today -.-*

  5. maryse

    i don’t like her dress but i think she’s fantastic. so i agree, well-played.

  6. O

    With that cane, I’d go all out — black pantsuit, tuxedo shirt, and top hat a la Fred Astaire.

  7. Lisa

    She is aging beautifully. She looks so great!

  8. Amy

    She is one of my few celebrity sightings in Boston and I must tell you, she looks fantastic in person. And she was very casual, not done up at all. I think she’d been to the Children’s Museum with her kids, as she was lunching with them outside at a nearby cafe. Genetically blessed, that one.

  9. Sandra

    I really wish it had straps on both shoulders, but other than that it’s great.

  10. Mahastee

    Cool dress. I don’t know if it’s just because she’s been around FOREVER, but I have such affection for her. I always love seeing her out & about, it’s like bumping into an old (incredibly gorgeous) pal.

  11. vandalfan

    Nice gun show.

  12. Shiitake

    She looks fantastic.

  13. Franziska

    I’d like the dress to have another strap, too, but that’s only because I hate one shoulder dresses. Other than that… A-MA-ZING!

  14. Ms.A

    The dress is fine, I don’t love it or hate it. She is still workin it though, even with a cane. Mad props. Also, props to her for that body! And I love her face. No surgery and a SMILE.

  15. Lily1214

    She looks great in this gown.

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