Met Ball YES Carpet: Bianca Brandolini D’Adda


This lady is an Italian socialite/model/girlfriend to the Fiat heir/daughter of a Count/descendant of an Empress.

To that list I shall add: caped crusader/optical illusion/potentially very expensive person/High Priestess of Liquid Gold (and possibly thus also of the Velveeta Skillet empire)/by-product of the orgiastic mating of the spirit animals belonging to Joan Collins, Liberace, Gwyneth Paltrow, SWINTON, and GFY Jessica/necessary component of the Avengers sequel/a WiFi hot-spot. My internal APPLAUSE sign is flashing. Powered by the sheer wattage she’s giving off in this picture.

[Photo: Getty]

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  1. Andre
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    Vegas Wizard Robes!

  2. Art Eclectic
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    You will next see this outfit on Cee Lo Green and he will rock it like a hurricane.

    • Lauren
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      YES!

    • The Fugger
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      Nah.

      Cee Lo wouldn’t wear this in gold. He’d wear it in red. Complete with the diabolical (and I mean literally diabolical, not how I normally mean it around here, which would be butt-ugly, which it is not – it’s just evil-looking) facial hair.

    • katkin74
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      Thank you for the Scorpioins ref! Now I have that song in my head. lol

  3. theotherjennifer
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    now *THAT* is a cape!

  4. Willow
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    Well if it’s even half as fun to wear as she’s making it look then I am all in on this one.

  5. Eliza Bennett
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    “by-product of the orgiastic mating of the spirit animals belonging to Joan Collins, Liberace, Gwyneth Paltrow, SWINTON, and GFY Jessica/”…and MY spirit animal. Or, to mix YA fantasy metaphors, my sparkly sparkly Patronus.
    This is crazy and I love it. The belt thing looks oddly placed, but who cares?
    Props for the Pullman shoutout.

  6. Stella
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    if she and Karolina Kurkova ever crossed paths during the night I imagine a new, very sparkly universe was created.

  7. Amber
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    THIS is what you wear to the Met Ball! It’s crazy without being hideous, it’s shiny AND it’s lacking feathers. Win/win/win.

  8. meggyoh
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    Was her boyfriend there? Because his personal style is simply deliciously outlandish!

  9. Sandra
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    This is exactly how an Italian countess should look at a big society party. And she’s obviously having fun with it.

  10. Billie
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    Her pose is saying ‘And THIS, Ladies, is how you do the Met Ball’. This is fantastic.

  11. Claire L1
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    It’s shiny!!! And that’s almost all I need! Even better…. it’s shiny and she didn’t need to show a lot of skin to balance it out….because who the hell wants to balance out shine?!!

  12. Miz H
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    Ow my eyes with all the shiny. She’s working it though.

  13. Kimberli
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    That dress is beyond words. IT’S FREAKING BEAUTIFUL. SHINY!

  14. Gigi
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    I love this because… SHINY!!

    She and her boyfriend Lapo Elkann are 3rd cousins. His grandfather and her grandmother were brother and sister Agnellis. Another dimension to the sister-wife trend at this ball…

    • ErinS
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      Had no idea she’s dating Lapo…LOVE HIM! This dress is fabulosity to the nth power!

  15. Mahastee
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    Gold, shiny, caped capers. It’s the Met Ball meets Eurovision and the timing couldn’t be more perfect!! YAYYY!!!

    Oh god, the Met Ball Crazy is starting to get to me.

  16. The Fugger
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    Incidentally, this is what I’m wearing to work tomorrow.

  17. Heather
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    awesome!!!

  18. vandalfan
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    Why, who is this demure, retiring wallflower again?

  19. Dazie
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    Do people actually dance at the Met Ball? I don’t know what they DO there. But if they did dance, I would love to see this woman tango like Ahnuld and Jamie Lee do in “True Lies.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ydRwCf9Qyw

    Because really- who wouldn’t want to see that??

  20. Tami
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    Am I the only one that see’s a very shiny woman that needs to use the little girls room- really bad? Look at her knees!

  21. Kyasarin
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    I suddenly have disco music playing in my head. Can’t figure out why.

  22. Girlin
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    That is seriously shiny! Her super-happy expression is adorable (probably not how a countess likes to be described) and I must admit I love the whole thing. It’s like Krystle Carrington meets Abba at Gucci! FUN!

  23. filmcricket
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    I was waiting for her to show up! THAT is a cape. I’m pretty sure even Gwyneth’s cape hangs its head in shame in the face of such Liberace fabulousness.

  24. Shiitake
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    The Future Mrs. Oscar.

  25. Laura Del Toro
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    I LOVE THIS!!! It’s crazy, but its AMAZING!

  26. guerra
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    Wow. This is amazing!! How fun!

  27. SKS
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    Everything about this is just cramazing. The outfit! The pose! The SHINE. The commentary. WIN. This is just magical.

  28. Lillibet
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    Darlinks! Zis ees ow itz don. I got your attention, no?

  29. Meg
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    Sadly she and he boyfriend/cousin Lapo are no longer together.

  30. Emily
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    She looks like she’d be really fun to hang out with. I love this crazy shiny dress and the megawatt smile she has accessorized with. Also, I suspect if you took off the cape, the dress would be slinky and beautiful all on its own.

  31. Ms.A
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    Liberace woulda been proud! I love this dress. It is ridiculous, insanely sparkly, and amazingly gorgeous. Oh the met ball should never end!!

  32. Rachel57
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    The insane-awesome of the dress is matched only by the “Do you see how awesome I am” smile.

  33. Carol
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    This dress is the FUG equivalent of staring into the sun! You need one of those homemade gizmos constructed of the tube from paper towels, etc. just to look at her.

  34. Katie Lynn
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    I honestly can’t even tell anything from this picture because it’s so sparkly. Is the dress actually good? I don’t even think I could look at her face. Because I was blinded by the light (see what I did there?)

  35. Cranky Old Batt
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    I could probably live well for the rest of my life for what that D&G gown cost.

  36. jean
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    What I really love is that SHE is wearing this. I can still see her gorgeous smiling face over all that shine. No botox for this one.

  37. M
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    DAMN. Now, THIS is how you work it. I wish Jolie took tips from her

  38. crystal
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    I am one thousand percent in favor of this. SHINY TREASURE.

  39. Bambi Anne Dear
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    It’s Sandra Bullock!!

  40. Karen
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    That is European hotness…That’s how you wear it when you don’t anyone to tell you you’re hot. She just….is.

  41. Grace
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    Love this! She’s fierce!

  42. Lily1214
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    Who is this lady again?