Savage Beauty? Questionable Fashion.

Boy, what a disappointment. 

Frankly, fashion in general lately has been boo-ring. The royal wedding and now the Met Gala - fashion's biggest social event of the year - commemorating none other than the bad boy of fashion, Alexander McQueen - and this is what we get? Snoozefest.

And while I think the classic ladylike looks that are the rage these days are beautiful, they just aren't exciting or interesting. Here are my personal favorites from last night's party in New York City, and a few disasters for amusement.

First, a few that dressed in the spirit of the eccentric McQueen . . .
Liv Tyler in Givenchy Haute Couture

Shalom Harlow in Marchesa

Karolina Kurkova in Jean Paul Gaultier

Hillary Rhoda in Alexander McQueen

Followed by the good . . . 

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Stella McCartney

 Ashley Olsen in vintage Dior Haute Couture
While I'm not sure I would wear this, she looks so grown-up.

Isabel Lucas in Louis Vuitton
The color and headpiece make this unique, which is exactly what Alexander McQueen was - absolutely a one-of-a-kind.

Amy Poehler in J. Mendel
This is classic and elegant, but the color, sheer drape and her necklace make it interesting, no matter what decade. I would love, love to own this dress. 
Hair = fail.

Princess Paltrow in Stella McCartney
She's on a column dress kick (hello Oscars), but this one fits amazing. Also backless.

Florench Welch (of Florence and the Machine) in Yves Saint Laurent
She looks like she dropped out of the 30s. And love her red hair.

Naomi Watts in Stella McCartney
On the safe side, but loving by the long, sheer sleeves.

The Almost Award: Mary-Kate Olsen in vintage Givenchy
I love the dress; the fit is horrendous. If the waist and hips were fitted and the sleeves belled out and came in at the wrist, I would wear this in a heartbeat. 
The green and deep corally red are awesome together. 
Hair, as usual, a fail.

The bad . . . 

Elettra Wiedemann in her grandmother Ingrid Bergman's dress, as redesigned by Prabal Gurung
Unflattering across the board. Should have kept it long.

Emma Stone in Lanvin
Hair, lipstick, floral pattern, dress shape: all zeros.

Jessica Alba in Ralph Lauren
Pretty sure they took a wrinkled bolt of bridesmaid silk and wrapped her in it. Awful.

Penelope Cruz
She's worn this dress a million times. That's why.

Sofia Vergara in Carolina Herrera.
Or is it Laura Ashley's prom collection? I can't tell. The worst of the worst.
Looks cheap.

And the hot: 
Jeremy Irons's son, Max Irons. Just because.

Photos via style.com; nymag.com; stylefrizz.com.


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