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Blake Lively In Chanel Couture – 2011 Met Gala

There was no doubt that Blake Lively was going to wear Chanel at the 2011 Met Gala which was held in New York City tonight.

The ‘Gossip Girl’ actress wore a look from the Chanel Fall 2009 Couture collection.

I know some of you will say I’m biased but I think she looked fabulous in this Grecian-inspired draped dress with an illusion bodice and silver pailette embroidered.

It’s not the short dress with a plunging neckline many would’ve expected from Blake, but she totally owns this look.

Christian Louboutin ‘Anna’ heels completed her look.

Credit: Style.com & Getty

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66 Responses to Blake Lively In Chanel Couture – 2011 Met Gala

  1. Luis Santos May 3, 2011 at 04:55 #

    The text is right but the image…

  2. mm May 3, 2011 at 04:56 #

    She looks gorgeous wish hair was pulled back

  3. mala May 3, 2011 at 04:57 #

    your image says christopher kane :)
    i love her in this but that horrible hair color! or how it clashes with her tan

  4. Luis Santos May 3, 2011 at 04:57 #

    The dress look so much better on the model. Blake is trying too hard too look sexy in this dress. I much prefer that the draped detail split the dress in two and in Blake she puts her two boobs out, on the model you can see than one is enough!!

    • Kaylie May 3, 2011 at 05:23 #

      I agree. And her pose is making it look like she is forcefully trying to shove both boobs out from under the drape of the dress. She always comes off as a bit desperate to me.

    • Gaber May 3, 2011 at 09:55 #

      She completely trashes it up.

      • Elisa May 3, 2011 at 11:14 #

        One word also comes to my mind: Tacky.

        • Lou May 3, 2011 at 15:19 #

          I agree with all of you. She should look regal in this dress – letting the draping show properly and not pushing her boobs out. Too try hard. And she should also have worn her hair up. If FC can bash Liv Tyler and Kirsten Dunst for theirhair, then I can bash Blake.

  5. Christy May 3, 2011 at 05:00 #

    FC, you’ve got the runway look labelled as Christoper Kane … but she looks great.

  6. Sher May 3, 2011 at 05:01 #

    love the dress, hate the hair

  7. niya May 3, 2011 at 05:01 #

    I do quite like this – and yay for the shoe-choice! I’m impressed by how well she’s pulling this off – at least from this angle

  8. Nikki May 3, 2011 at 05:01 #

    You ARE biased. LOL

    But seriously, I was expecting something more from Blake and I was hugely disappointed when I saw her. I thought she was gonna be outstanding but for me it was kinda blah. Only thing that’s working here is her attitude. Love it! But the dress itself, meh. I liked her outfit last year better.

  9. Hermine May 3, 2011 at 05:03 #

    FC, the picture says Christopher Kane

    • Fashion Critic May 3, 2011 at 05:07 #

      thanks…that’s my cue which means its time to go to bed.

  10. Kiran Sooknandan May 3, 2011 at 05:03 #

    The MET Gala (and maybe the Oscars) are the few events I will stay up til 5am to see when I have class at 8am. Blake look amazing. They colour, the drape, the glossy hair..PERFECTION. I also like the extra bead work on the bust which makes it more demure.

  11. Teleholic May 3, 2011 at 05:04 #

    Hey! She’s blonde again!! (Right?) Thanks so much for covering the Met Gala, FC, you rock! I’m getting dizzy from all the excitement.

    • Fashion Critic May 3, 2011 at 05:05 #

      still red

  12. ME May 3, 2011 at 05:10 #

    The dress is amazing, but she should have worn her hair up.

    And she needs to get a new pose.

  13. Ashley May 3, 2011 at 05:13 #

    It’s a lovely dress but I feel the hair is totally wrong

  14. Jen May 3, 2011 at 05:19 #

    She’s so beautiful… I wish she’d throw in some ‘less is more’ once in awhile. I don’t like the modifications to show more skin. Reminds me of a figure skating costume.

  15. NooG May 3, 2011 at 05:22 #

    I’m not the biggest Blake fan but she looks darned tootin’ amazing here.

  16. Vidhya May 3, 2011 at 05:26 #

    Thats such an interesting dress choice. But thats about it. Her pose seem weird to me.. and she looks sleepy.. the dress is a mini as seen from the other side and i’m glad she doesnt try to showcase it.

  17. Emma May 3, 2011 at 05:30 #

    In this case FC I think you’re biased. The dress is almost see through. And oh so predictable.

    There are more designers than Chanel, Christian Louboutin and Lorraine Schwartz. This is like the go to combo for Blake.

    Utterly predictable and not classy at all.

  18. Sofie May 3, 2011 at 05:32 #

    When I heard that Blake was going to wear chanel, this was my first choice for her, I totally predicted this for her, and I think she looks outstanding, the only issue i see like everyone else is the hair, when I imagined Blake in this gown i pictured it with the grecian inspired up do, but still is a BDOTW for sure!

  19. ShoeGal May 3, 2011 at 05:36 #

    The Little Mermaid in a toga. Next.

    • Emi May 3, 2011 at 14:13 #

      Lol, you’re right!

    • Alina May 3, 2011 at 16:26 #

      LOL..you’re right.

  20. Leti May 3, 2011 at 05:43 #

    I’m not always a fan of Blake’s, but I have to give credit where credit is due–I think this is perfection.

    PS – FC, thank you for your amazing coverage. It’s late here on the East Coast, so I can’t believe you are still posting. Have you worked through the night?

  21. roselle May 3, 2011 at 06:39 #

    I still don’t get why she always cheapen every look she wears

    It looks couture on the model, on Blake it looks showgirl-ish

  22. Emi May 3, 2011 at 06:40 #

    The dress is very sexy so she didn’t need to pose like a Playboy girl. I’m so tired of her sexy pose. If you’r sexy you don’t need to show it all the time. I don’t like this girl, I’ve already said that, so I don’t like her here. Tacky as usual.

    • Vidhya May 3, 2011 at 17:08 #

      comepletely agree… arched back, half open mouth… r u having an orgasm everytime the camera clicks is wat i wud like to ask her!

  23. Emi May 3, 2011 at 06:41 #

    And she looks 40 years old here.

  24. Crystal May 3, 2011 at 07:01 #

    different and lovely, i love it

  25. Sophia May 3, 2011 at 07:16 #

    I have to admit that I’m not as crazy about Blake as many other people, however, I think she looked absolutely gorgeous in this gown!

  26. Saara May 3, 2011 at 07:27 #

    I hate the dress. That illusion bodice is just. AWFUL.

  27. Jarrold May 3, 2011 at 07:45 #

    I have been waiting for this dress on the red carpet for awhile. Im so glad she pulled it off

  28. Lo May 3, 2011 at 07:47 #

    Can Karl pick a new muse?? Over her. She manages to make every look tacky.

  29. Hailie May 3, 2011 at 08:18 #

    I absolutely love this outfit, I think she looks like a proper old-school movie star…But I am alos a little biased as I adore Blake anyway :)

    Love the coverage as always FC, thanks so much x

  30. Femme May 3, 2011 at 09:04 #

    Nice dress, but not a Blake dress, she obviously can´t rock everything. I just don´t think she can pull off a Chanel look, she´s just not a Chanel madamoiselle

  31. Pam May 3, 2011 at 09:07 #

    I think it’s a typical Blake look though as she always likes to showoff something sexy, be it her legs, her twins or her nude-illusion body! Haha.

    Still love this look though. Her attitude (which admittedly repels quite a few people) works this dress to the heavens.

  32. M May 3, 2011 at 09:42 #

    She totally rocks it! Love the hair, the makeup, the dress, the shoes. She looks fab. Guess she’s one of those that either you love her or hate her. I love her!!!

  33. Lils May 3, 2011 at 09:43 #

    The dress is nice but it looks so tacky on attention-seeking Blake

  34. D May 3, 2011 at 09:46 #

    amazing dress :)

  35. Alex May 3, 2011 at 10:04 #

    It’s Chanel, it’s Couture, it’s Blake and she’s so beautiful and I don’t know why but somehow I find this whole look a bit to tacky, especially for Chanel.

  36. Sharon May 3, 2011 at 10:36 #

    You are biased, FC, but so am I. I don’t care what this girl wears, I think she ruins it. So we agree to disagree, OK?

    • Fashion Critic May 3, 2011 at 10:47 #

      deal :)

  37. Voguette May 3, 2011 at 11:01 #

    kind of like it

  38. Ben May 3, 2011 at 11:05 #

    i HATE this…and i normally love blake!

  39. rebecca o May 3, 2011 at 11:29 #

    No matter what she wears, she always ends up looking like a Las Vegas showgirl.

  40. Mimy May 3, 2011 at 11:44 #

    i think its the pose that ruins it. its like she’s trying too hard to show that she’s sexy that makes it not sexy anymore. i think that’s the reason why sometimes ppl thinks that she cheapens the look.

  41. Lucía May 3, 2011 at 12:23 #

    OMG I love this. I think it’s the best she has looked in a while

  42. Lara May 3, 2011 at 12:27 #

    I LOVE this look, everything about it, even the hair. She looks stunning

  43. ahot May 3, 2011 at 13:20 #

    shiny Blake, tacky Chanel…

  44. feliciab May 3, 2011 at 13:25 #

    I think this dress would be better pulled off by an older woman. It looks to me as if she’s playing dress up in her mom’s closet.

  45. suzan May 3, 2011 at 14:13 #

    she looks amazing..if anybody can pull this look off its HER!!

  46. sabrina May 3, 2011 at 14:22 #

    Nice dress and hair

  47. Hannah May 3, 2011 at 14:52 #

    I really didn’t liek it. The makeup, the colour, the hair. Not oen thing worked for me. The pose and the ‘druggy’ half open eyes really are killign me. Killign me.

  48. Bonnie May 3, 2011 at 14:57 #

    The dress is so Blake Lively but yet unexpected,she should have pulled the hair.sometimes,stars need to take tips from the runway styling.

  49. dee May 3, 2011 at 15:21 #

    She looks okay. I am not blown away. I wish she wore her hair up or pulled back like the model. it looks betteron the model.

  50. DivaMom May 3, 2011 at 15:30 #

    Hair pulled back would have allowed us to see more of the dress. It’s a beautiful creation no doubt, but I don’t think she’s doing it any justic.

  51. Valeria May 3, 2011 at 15:54 #

    well, it’s nice, but not to-die-for. i really don’t get Chanel couture, to me it looks gypsy-like a lot of times and that dress Dunst wore to Met Gala is horrendous enough even without soccer mum hair

  52. GGG May 3, 2011 at 18:06 #


  53. Tahj May 3, 2011 at 18:09 #

    lol. Most people tone down the runway looks but she always manages to make it look cheaper and trashier. Sorry don’t get the love for Blake. The media just likes to hype up some new starlet every few years. I’m over the nepotism, the showing up half naked on the red carpet in something tacky and being called a fashion icon and 100 most influential list maker. And there is nothing iconic about her hairstyle either contrary to what the press says. Jerry Hall was doing the long side-swept hair in the 70s.

  54. Raquel May 4, 2011 at 06:15 #

    They don’t match, Blake and the dress. In theory, they should because she has the body for that, but something feels forced….

  55. Lou May 4, 2011 at 18:56 #

    I really like this look and liking the red hair on Blake much more here than with the blue dress earlier in the week

  56. Jazz May 4, 2011 at 20:54 #

    she looks incredible, my fave dress of the night

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