Fug File: Met Ball

Met Ball Fugs and Fabs: More Women In Red

We’ve already covered a couple gowns in this shade– Amal Alamuddin Clooney, Karen Elson — but the fact that there are so many left over goes to show that people may have coped with the tricky theme by espousing When In Doubt, Just Wear Red.

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Met Gala Well Played: Janelle Monae

She told ALT that the black and white of her gown — which she designed with H&M — is a salute to yin and yang:


I feel like, it’s also conveniently the color palate she wears literally all the time, so…she might have just concocted that story on the way up the stairs. That being said, she still looks rad. The beauty of the uniform is that it gives you parameters that you might need on a theme night to keep you looking like yourself. Luckily for Janelle, “herself” almost always equals “chic.”

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Met Gala Fug or Fab: Katie Holmes in Zac Posen

On his Instagram, Zac Posen called this his “auspicious clouds dress.”

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I actually quite like it, especially as a departure from the usual hourglass-shaped satiny gowns he likes to do, with lots of twists and darts in the bodice. This has a serenity to it – a gorgeous, inky night sky with gently swirling clouds.

And of course, an open back:

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Met Gala Fug or Fab Carpet: The Olsen Twins in (vintage) Dior

Rumor has it that they’re both in Dior dating from the John Galliano years.


To me, they look like they’re both auditioning for a role on Game of Thrones as the two saucy and very fashionable neighbor witches that Melisandre occasionally pops in to visit, to complain about Stannis’s snoring and maybe borrow some terrifying yet potent potable.

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Met Gala Fug Carpet: Cara and Poppy Delevingne

Cara is wearing Stella McCartney for the second year in a row, and it is as questionable as you might imagine.

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It seriously resembles a Victoria’s Secret-designed wetsuit. For when surfing and scuba diving demand that nightclub edge. Yesterday, the body art felt a little crazy to me, but the more I’ve sat with some of these other outfits, the more I think it’s actually a clever way to embrace the theme. They’re beautifully painted (my favorite factoid is that the creator is the same man who tattooed “BACON” onto the bottom of her foot — talk about polar opposites of ink work) and they honor the theme as not just fashion, but art. It’s way better than, say, gluing a bunch of hideous tissue-paper poppies all over your chest.

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Yes, Poppy, I am talking about your poppies. That skirt is really pretty, but the semi-homemade ode to the opium trade should have stayed at home.

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Met Gala Fugs and Fabs: The Rest of the Models

No event brings out more models than this one.

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