It’s not even that I don’t LIKE this, necessarily…

… just that, what party did anyone think this WAS? I get that it’s Tommy Hilfiger, and he’s the baron of preppy yachting-chic attire, but the Met Ball is not on a boat. It’s not even boat-adjacent, unless you count everything going on at the piers on the West side of Manhattan, which surely Anna Wintour does not. It’s also not on a beach, at the Hamptons, at someone’s back patio wedding, or in a Land’s End formalwear catalog. So punk theme or not, I’m a little confused about lavender seersucker at the Met Ball, period. I’m ALSO really not sure what I think about ZD without her signature bangs — something that I’m sure she feels a little stuck with now, as most people do with things that inadvertently became their signatures (see also: The Rachel, and possibly Tom Selleck or Victor Newman and their ‘staches) — so let’s just vote on all of it even though I’m vehement in my conclusion that this dress REALLY does not belong here. VEHEMENT, I TELL YOU.

First, dress:

  • Love it here (5%, 393 Votes)
  • Love it anywhere but here (64%, 4,814 Votes)
  • Love it here ONLY, because it's so anti-punk that it comes back around to being punk (7%, 560 Votes)
  • Loathe it always (23%, 1,757 Votes)

Total Voters: 7,524

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Then bangs:

  • I miss them (75%, 4,507 Votes)
  • BEGONE FOREVER (25%, 1,532 Votes)

Total Voters: 6,039

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[Photo: Getty]