Fug File: Met Ball

Met Gala Who Fugged It More: Margot Robbie vs. Stacy Martin, both in Prada


Good lord, a lot of people wore Prada to this thing. Which is crazy because, as we’ve noted, I sincerely think Miuccia doesn’t read the Met Ball invitations and instead just boxes up a bunch of random stuff and shoots it out of an international t-shirt cannon and whoever catches it wears whatever is inside. Anyway, two lovely ladies got outfits based on bra tops, so let’s declare a winner, shall we?

First up: Stacy Martin, best known for the five-and-a-half-hour Lars von Trier movie Nymphomaniac, in which she has a lot of sex with Shia LaBeouf and others.

I like the bones of this. Obviously the sheer top with the bra underneath is silly to me, but at least in this iteration, the triangular bra cups and the triangle where the two sides of the top intersect are geometrically simpatico. But I think you’d still have something delicate and pretty if it were lined, and the color is bright and beautiful. The skirt is also gorgeous. And although the lavender shoes look a little plastic from here, they’re at least not neutral, which would have been the easy choice. Full marks for creativity there.

And then here is The Wolf of Wall Street‘s Margot Robbie:

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Met Gala Crazily Played: Brie Larson in Prada


Let’s get one thing straight: this is UTTER LUNACY. It is HIDEOUS. And yet, bizarrely, I might secretly love it:

She looks like a complete crackpot, but a FUN one and a crackpot with whom I want to go have a champagne cocktail, IMMEDIATELY. She looks like that wacky girl you know, whom you’d NEVER EVER go on vacation with, but who is a delight for ninety minutes while she tells you about the seven dudes she’s seeing (two of whom are married, one of whom is an earl), the five watches she’s recently shoplifted, and that one person she kinda accidentally on purpose hit with her car. And then you leave and when you get home, your boyfriend is like, “how was she?” and you’re like, “SO fun. I’m EXHAUSTED.”

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Met Gala Well Played: Ivanka Trump in Oscar de la Renta


This is another instance where being likened to home products is a good thing. I think that looks like a heavy old bedspread and I would TOTALLY sleep under that bedspread, and also, wear this dress. It’s stunning, from cut to color to the way she styled herself. Rachel McAdams — or even Amy Adams — I wish this had been you.

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Met Gala Fug Carpet: Solange in 3.1 Phillip Lim


After KILLING it at this event both last year and the year before, I guess our beloved Solange was due for a fall (and perhaps Beyonce told her to be nice and take one for the team):

But this was such a LONG FALL, Solange. You look like an orange sherbet and those are delicious but not for wearing! NOT FOR WEARING.

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Met Gala Fug or Fab: Marion Cotillard in Dior


I do love a red lip:

Not to mention navy blue:

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Met Gala Played ALMOST As Well: Hayden Panettiere in Dennis Basso


This pattern is so heart-stopping in black and white — Myleene Klass was perfection in it — that the baby pink and blue was never going to match up. But it’s still cool, and it’s close, and it’s Charles James-lite, which is more than half these silhouettes can say. Also, she fell down the stairs in it and handled it adorably, so big points to Juliette Barnes.

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