Met Gala Fug or Fab: Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer Morrison


Goodwin got big points Monday night for not even flinching when Billy Norwich — who was, and I can’t imagine he would disagree with me here, rather awkward and bad on the Vogue livestream Monday night (for the second year in a row, he was terrible! Hire someone who doesn’t ask “so, how long are you in New York?” as a legitimate question. That is not something viewers at home care about!) — called her “Ginnifer Godwin.” She just smiled and was totally charming. Of course, it’s possible she could NOT flinch, because her eye makeup was weighing her down, but whatever works:

I find the dress a little disappointing. The black harness part is leather, which…okay. And this is Tory Burch, who is never going to make a punk dress, ever. But the attempt feels so TWEE in a way that is almost more awkward (on a night that had a LOT of awkward) than just not even attempting anything at all.

Also not making the most of the evening was Ginnifer’s co-star, Jennifer Morrison:

Last week, I posted a rather unfortunate outfit that Morrison wore to a Gatsby event and just asked WHY. And one of you commented, “because crazy.”  And I fear that might be true. This isn’t mad crazy heinous or anything, but it is aging and boy is it a SNOOZE. She looks about 30 years older than she actually is. Which, doing that on purpose? Crazy for sure.

What do you guys think?

[Photos: Getty]

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Comments (59):

  1. qwertygirl

    I’m really coming to hate this theme (no offense to any of the attendees, nor to you Girls). All it managed to do was make some reasonably (and some very) attractive people dress ugly. And worse, most of the time it’s not even amusing-ugly, it’s just ugly-ugly. OK, I’ve said it more than once now–I promise to shut up about it (but I’m still going to silently hate on it).

  2. Rebecca

    I appreciate where Ginnifer went with her look. It isn’t punk per se, but she clearly made an effort to do something different. At least 2/3 of the attendees thought it was Golden Globes Part 2: Globier.
    Also, and this is just something that bothers me, is that most of the people who attempted punk did a Disney Princess version. I think Miley is the only one who went there.

    • julyol1972

      I totally agree! Ginnifer at least tried to work with the theme unlike 97% of her compatriots and I think she was pretty successful. I actually am digging her eye make-up. Jennifer was the only one beside SJP who attempted a mohawk, which again was pretty ballsy.

  3. Stefanie

    It’s just so bad. All of it. I HATE Ginnifer’s makeup. I HATE Jennifer’s dress and hair. She looks 30 years older and 30 lbs heavier than she actually is. YUCK YUCK.

    • Sajorina

      I respectfully disagree… I don’t think she looks older or heavier than she is!

  4. Ines

    i’ve seen worse outfits for this event.
    at least both are trying, with hair, make up and/or accessoires

  5. Esme

    Ginnifer looks HIDDY; I actually like Jennifer’s look better.

  6. Sarah

    I’m in love with Ginnifer Goodwin’s makeup. It’s crazy in an amazing way, and I think it works with her dress and overall vibe – rather twee, without realising it.

    •  LT1

      I used to love doing my eyes like that–drawing lines from the both edges of the eyebrow to the eye and coloring in with dark colors (and then mixing the black eyeshadow with vaseline to get lipstick since you couldn’t buy black lipstick back then).

      *sigh* This whole event is just one big walk down nostalgia lane.

  7. Courtney

    I thought Ginnifer Goodwin was naturally a bit twee. Or at the very least, super wholesome. So I’m applauding her efforts here. It is “fairy princess punk.” At least she tried to stick to the theme.

    Jennifer Morrison just looks incomplete. She needs better makeup, jewelry, different shoes. Something is missing. No, everything is missing. It’s like she jumped out of the shower, into the dress, and out the door.

    I really just want to hug all of the people who at least tried to go punk though. Seriously.

  8. Jen

    I HATE Ginnifer’s makeup. I just don’t think she can pull that off. It just looks awkward.

    Speaking of which… can we discuss January Jones’s makeup soon?? I can’t wait! Oh, I do hope it’s in the lightbox… (Or did I miss it somehow?)

  9. Tiffany

    I have been thinking, what would I have worn? What says punk to me in 2013? How would I have interpreted the theme?
    Answer: P*ssy Riot.

    I would have worn a stunning gown with a bright balaclava on my head. Those women speak against power, take risks through their music, and risk real punishment to make a change (Nadezhda is still in prison). That is punk to me. Not 80s punks, but 2013 punk. They have a striking visual style and a message. Their protests are both very aggressive and very feminine at the same time. Of course, if I were a starlet having something covering my head might not be the best promo style, but it would have gotten a lot of attention!

  10. Helen

    I would be crazy about Goodwin’s look if done with beauty makeup, and worn on a red carpet, at a premiere or awards show. That she’s kinda almost trying for punk-couture is making it not work IMO. However, I particularly love her hair artfully tousled like that, and think she should do it a lot more often if she insists on keeping the same cut for-freaking-EVER.

    JMo’s look is just made of “No,” except for one detail – I love, love, love the spiders. There’s one on a finger, too!

  11. Squirrel!

    I have to say I really like Ginnifer’s whole look. Now HERE’S where the bitchface works!

  12. Aurora

    I actually love Ginnifer’s dress! It’s not very punk, but i think it’s great in its own right. The makeup just plain sucks, but I at least understand what she was going for. If she were in a high fashion editorial it might work, but in real life it’s a whole lotta no.

  13. Mjx

    I think that if if Ginnifer’s dress lost the sleaves, it would scootch a good bit closer to the theme, but hey, she nailed the Siouxsie Sioux thing pretty solidly with her makeup!

  14.  Carolina Girl

    I don’t watch their show, so can someone tell me why Jennifer Morrison is so blonde? It’s unflattering on her and she looked so much prettier as a brunette on “House”.

    • Amberoni13

      There is no reason. You can’t even blame it on the show because she went blond the last season she was on House as well (when she married’ then kind of left, the scruffy Aussie member of the three assistant docs). The harsh blond makes her complexion look so muddy and is just not right with her skin tone. It’s like she really wants to be Charlize Theron – but not when she grows up, or at the propotionate age, but she (at her young age) would like to be Charlize Theron’s current age and look.

      • Sajorina

        She’s a natural blonde! And I like her hair like this… it’s bolder than the brunette! She plays a kick ass private investigator who is the daughter of Snow White & Prince Charming, so she needs that bolder look!

        •  Carolina Girl

          She may be a natural blonde, but Emma Stone, Katy Perry and Christina Hendricks have all proved that sometimes nature makes mistakes when it comes to hair color.

          • Helen 

            Morrison’s natural hair is more of a light brown meets ashy dark blonde.

            She’s blonde like Ellen Pompeo is blonde.

            Nothing like THIS.

            • Sajorina

              I meant that hey make it blonder for the show because it needs to be bold! Anyway, I feel like brown hair washes her out!

              • Edith

                Completely disagree that brunette would wash her out – this blond just ages her ridiculously.

  15. Lillibeth

    Jenny, Jenny…you are doing something wrong. You are an attractive woman in your mid-forties, why are you looking like a fifty-something years old? Your stylist is not making you any favours.

    • Squirrel!

      Jennnifer Morrison is 34! And she plays a character in her mid-20s on Once Upon a Time. Guess that really proves your point, huh?

      • Squirrel!

        I meant late 20s.

        • Sajorina

          Her character is 28!

          • Guerra

            I’m 28, she doesn’t look 28! nor does she look 50!

            • porchswing

              The first time I watched her show, I googled to see how old she was. I was shocked to find that she wasn’t in her 40′s. I don’t know why she skews so old to me; it’s not like she’s wrinkled and gray.

    • Jeanette

      She looks like Kate Bosworth’s Mum! Is she REALLY only 34? Oh deary, deary me. How unflattering…

  16. Bella

    I really like Ginnifer’s dress. It’s much better than what she usually shows up wearing. But that makeup is too distracting. I understand, it’s punk, but it’s not very flattering.

  17. Christina

    I actually love Ginnifer’s dress. Yes, it’s a bit princessy punk, but it’s not so far from the theme that I don’t get how it relates. The makeup, however, just doesn’t work.

  18. Julia

    What in the world is Jennifer Morrison doing to herself lately? She is beautiful, but seems to be on a campaign to make herself look as unattractive as possible. I don’t get it. Be kind to yourself, woman.

  19. Elizabeth Rafferty

    What is happening with Jennifer Morrison’s hair? It looks like she might have tried a fauxhawk, but I can’t tell because it’s the same color as that fabric behind her.

  20. linda

    Ginnifer’s make-up reminds me of Dr. Frank-N-Furter from Rocky Horror, and Jennifer to me looks a little like Sharon Stone getting out of a bath (no offense to Sharon Stone).

    • Helen

      Hmmmm, well observed… I think now if Goodwin had gone all the way with that, and done the Frank-N-Furter heavy dark lip as well, it might work.

  21. Sajorina

    What works→ Hair, eye makeup, clutch & jewelry, especially the 1 earring! The dress is BEAUTIFUL and I want it!
    What fails→ The sharpied brows and the nude lips!

    What works→ Hair, makeup, clutch & the AWESOME jewelry, which I covet! The dress is PRETTY and I want it!
    What fails→ The lack of earrings and those awful shoes!

    ½ FAB to both of them!

  22. derpshooter

    Morrison looks like Sharon Stone from 10 years ago. Which is still too old and not awesome enough for Morrison.

  23. TonyG

    I really like Ginny’s dress and I don’t hate Jenny’s dress (it seems to fit her well and I find that the lace looks interesting pulled and bunched at the waist as it is).

  24. M

    Call ME crazy, but I think Jennifer deserves at least an Unfug It Up. She’s kind of tattered-couture which is punk adjacent. I don’t mind it. A little more on the eye, different jewelry and it would be a win, I think. She needs more, not less. THIS WHOLE EVENT NEEDED MORE.

  25. Kate

    I like the dresses but hate the hair and makeup on both.

  26. mepe

    They both look fine but not punk. Moving on…

  27. casey

    I wasn’t really bothered by Goodwin’s makeup, just thought it was a clumsy attempt at pseudo-punk (which was better than what a lot of people managed) but then I saw posts by her makeup artist tagged #middleamericawillhatethis and I got all rage-y.

    I’m not even from middle america, but how freakin’ condescending can you be? The makeup isn’t great (not even great punk – punk needs a lip) but the attitude makes me look at it more carefully, and now I find that I really don’t like it. Not sure it works at all with the dress, etc. So basically, I’ve become confused between feelings of vague indifference to the look overall and rage-y feelings that aren’t really about Goodwin at all (except to the extent that she is responsible for hiring the makeup artist)

  28. Annie Mouse

    For what it’s worth, Goodwin’s make up is spot on for early punk – it’s SUPER Nina Hagan/ Siouxsie Sioux. I also see where they were going with the dress, bringing in elements of ’77 punk’s pseudo-S&M aesthetic. I give this a pass for at least being to theme.

  29. Laura

    GG can’t pull this off. I like the dress (not necessarily on her though and I’d remove the sleeves) and hate the makeup (though a model could possibly pull it off).

  30. Ann

    …I LOVE Ginnifer’s dress. Love love love love lovelovelovelove. Love.


    It’s shiny and leather and cute and pretty all at the same time. It’s my favorite of anything anyone wore to this event.

    It’s a shame she had to top it with that unflattering Rocky Horror Show makeup.

  31. Lily1214

    The eye makeup throws the look off.

  32. Paloma ri221

    Goodwin looks like a fugly goblin. Someone giver her makeup remover and a dress that doesn’t accentuate how high waisted she is. Oh and cover up the ears…she looks like the offspring of one of her dwarf followers.