Gwyneth Paltrow In Prada – 2012 Met Gala

Gwyneth Paltrow never fails to amaze on the red carpet, so I knew the 2012 Met Gala, held in New York City on Monday evening, would be no exception.

Wearing a Prada steel blue duchesse halter neck dress, Gwynie did not disappoint.

With inverted back pleats and micro-paillettes embroidered patch pockets, a simple silhouette is given a complete makeover.

Like Kate Bosworth, Gwyneth proves that short dresses can be every bit as glamorous.

Steel blue Prada shoes with embellished heels, Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie hooped earrings, a statement ring and a satin blush Prada clutch accessorized her look.

A sleek center-parted bun provided the finishing touch.

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69 Responses to Gwyneth Paltrow In Prada – 2012 Met Gala

  1. Parvati May 8, 2012 at 22:46 #

    Although I don’t really like seeing short dresses on such occasions, I have to admit that Gwyneth looks great here. The dress is really interesting and the earrings are also a great addition to the look.

  2. serenissima May 8, 2012 at 19:42 #

    This. Is. TOO. SHORT. She looks awful 🙁

  3. Aline May 8, 2012 at 19:10 #

    The first thing that crossed my mind when I saw this was “where’s the rest of the dress?”. Call me a conservative but this is just a huge NO.

  4. Natalie May 8, 2012 at 18:37 #

    I LOVE this! So, so beautiful!

  5. Nia May 8, 2012 at 17:21 #

    Nice earrings.

  6. britta May 8, 2012 at 17:19 #

    worst dressed of the night. there is nothing a dress can do more wrong than not fit. and this dress clearly does not fit.

  7. Rebecca Z May 8, 2012 at 17:02 #

    I agree with Gillian–too much side boob for my taste, but boy is she making this whole thing work.

  8. Rebecca Z May 8, 2012 at 16:56 #

    I agree with Gillian–she looks fabulous. There’s a little too much side boob for my taste, but man does she make it work.

  9. BagLover21 May 8, 2012 at 16:27 #

    I utterly and simply DIE for this. She can do no wrong to me.

  10. Gillian May 8, 2012 at 15:59 #

    I love the fit, it’s different, she looks so chic, and she has the body to pull it off. On others this may look borderline trashy, but on her it looks so effortlessly chic, one of my faves of the night.

    And truth be told, for me personally, if you still have them perky, sideboob>cleavage

  11. Vanie May 8, 2012 at 15:14 #

    Although I love her style usually, I didnt like this look at all…if it was lil more covered in the chest area, then I think she would have rocked it…But this just fails!! Btw must admire her confidence!

  12. Janet Snakehole May 8, 2012 at 14:19 #

    She’s displaying sideboob in a mullet dress. BIG NO.

  13. Grace Patricia May 8, 2012 at 14:00 #

    I always love Gwyneth looks but it is a bit awkward to me. Sideboobs, too short and bare back is too much.

  14. Shaina May 8, 2012 at 13:21 #

    The sideboob really throws me off but the dress is beautiful. I really love the cut and the fit on her (minus the boob action). She looks great.

  15. Alina May 8, 2012 at 13:20 #

    I don’t like it.

  16. Andreea May 8, 2012 at 12:56 #

    Love the way she looks.I’m not sure about those earrings,but either way she looked stunning.

  17. A May 8, 2012 at 12:39 #

    Somehow she always manages to look wonderful, even though the clothes in themselves are not something special all the time. This is what it means to have a unique personality. Way to go, Gwyneth!

  18. J May 8, 2012 at 12:20 #

    Not a good look at all.

  19. carrie May 8, 2012 at 12:16 #

    She’s too old for this dress. I think anyone over 25 is probably too old for it. The side boob is tacky and in other pics from the from, it made her boobs look droopy and her stomach look pouchy. Just not flattering. Love the earrings though.

  20. Nat May 8, 2012 at 12:12 #

    Good lord – I thought this was an awful choice. Side boob, too short and front looks a bit crumpled. Not sure I am quite seeing what you are but thought this was awful for Gwyneth. She should of taken the Tom Ford route.

  21. bewie May 8, 2012 at 11:56 #

    I love it! She looks super hot and probably is the only person in the entire planet who can pull this off.

    Best dress for me!

  22. Jones19 May 8, 2012 at 11:54 #

    I don’t mind a little sideboob but the short skirt WITH the sideboob is just too much. Not classy Gwyneth.

  23. Fari May 8, 2012 at 11:52 #

    I love this look! and those earrings! she looks amazing without being tacky

  24. msd May 8, 2012 at 10:46 #

    Her body is great but I can’t say the same about the dress. It may be Prada but it’s tacky looking.

  25. The Dame May 8, 2012 at 10:16 #

    Im glad that she flaunts it while shes got it, with legs like those, so would I!

  26. Nat May 8, 2012 at 09:49 #

    Kudos to Gwyneth, because she manages to look classy even with a supershort dress with a lot of sideboob showing.
    That being said, this is definitely not one of her best looks.

  27. Irmina May 8, 2012 at 08:55 #

    I really don’t like it 🙁 She looked so stunning on the Oscars, but now she looks badly

  28. cat May 8, 2012 at 08:52 #

    Beautiful dress… wrong person wearing it and wrong event.

    Not to mention it’s way too short, Kate Bosworth looked 1000 X more elegant and glamorous

    Oh and she’s too old to wear this!

  29. Emi May 8, 2012 at 08:43 #

    I don’t know if I like the dress on her, but I absolutely love the dress. It’s gorgeous.

  30. Ramsay May 8, 2012 at 08:37 #

    Prada really wanted to prove the point that you don’t have to wear a gown on the red carpet and she succeeded – all the Prada dresses of the night were beautiful and this is another with the detailing on the side, her rocking body and beautiful – on my BD list

  31. Wong Hiao Hiao May 8, 2012 at 08:15 #

    You can always count on Gwyneth to bring something interesting to the red carpet. Not sure if I’m a fan of the side boob or skirt length, but my jaw did drop. In shock or awe, I can’t decide 🙂

    • manja May 9, 2012 at 11:31 #

      +1 yoou took the words out of my mouth

  32. bm May 8, 2012 at 08:15 #

    Kate and Carey are my fav actresses who wore Prada tonight.
    This look is gorgeous, but i think it’s not appropriate for her, save this dress for someone like Shailene Woodley and co.

  33. Ange May 8, 2012 at 08:14 #

    This dress is awful. After her triumph at the Oscars she goes and wears this to a Gala night??

  34. A May 8, 2012 at 07:39 #

    She looks cold and emaciated

  35. Joy May 8, 2012 at 07:30 #

    Only Gwyneth could pull this dress off and not get slammed. I’m not sure I like it, but it sure is different. Love the color but just too much for me I think. Love the earrings and the side panels. As my girl VB says, sexy is one or the other. I think if we had the side boobage with something different going on with the hemline, I would have been more on board.

  36. M May 8, 2012 at 07:06 #

    Chic. Check. Divine. Check. My love.

  37. Riley May 8, 2012 at 06:55 #

    The dress is nothing to begin with. It doesn’t do anything for her besides reveal her amazing body.

    Her shoes are amazing though.

  38. Danielle May 8, 2012 at 06:53 #

    That is a satin apron with a bustle. Ew.

    • Riosanna May 8, 2012 at 14:14 #


  39. vicky May 8, 2012 at 06:48 #

    I want to do to Gwyneth what that lady in the background is doing on herself, there’s just not enough fabric. Looks like they ran out of fabric.
    This is something I’d expect Rihanna to wear…
    Gwyneth and Rihanna could have swopped their looks this evening.

    • serenissima May 8, 2012 at 19:48 #

      wow, what a great comment… this actually probably would have worked fantastically on rihanna.

  40. ash May 8, 2012 at 06:38 #

    no one should ever wear this dress.

  41. Liz May 8, 2012 at 06:36 #

    I think it’s pretty interesting that Gweneth, Kate and Carey were all given dresses with almost identical silhouettes by Prada, yet each of them rocked their looks in totally different ways. Would love to see a picture of them all together!

  42. Sarah May 8, 2012 at 06:35 #

    OMG, I just cannot get over the sideboob. I really can’t.

    • CreoleLady May 8, 2012 at 09:54 #

      Me either.

    • Annel May 8, 2012 at 09:55 #


      • lily May 8, 2012 at 10:50 #

        me too 🙁

    • Barbs May 8, 2012 at 12:31 #

      Me too! Find it tacky an distracting! She said it herself that she only tried the dress on that morning…maybe she needs to try it with a little more time to make some necessary changes. If it weren’t for the sideboob I would love the dress!

      • elaine2 May 8, 2012 at 16:42 #

        Yeah, I think this dress is obscene. Mostly because of the side boob thing.

        I do like her hair, makeup, and shoes. There’s just too much exposed FLESH.

        • EmmaWoodhouse May 8, 2012 at 23:02 #

          TOTALLY agree! The short hemline doesn’t help either…I am very disappointed by this look. It is tacky and not something I would have expected Gwyneth to wear. THIS after her Oscars look?

  43. Tina May 8, 2012 at 06:35 #

    This is a great colour and it creates a very interesting silhouette with he flair bottom that is longer behind than in the front. Love the makeup, hair, accessories, and shoes. The only I find distracting is the revealed side boob – takes away the sophistication of such a pretty dress.

  44. Pène May 8, 2012 at 06:34 #

    This does not look like a met gala dress but in some way she is working it

  45. Christine May 8, 2012 at 06:31 #

    Althought, I gotta say…her earrings are gorgeous!

  46. CC May 8, 2012 at 06:31 #

    one wrong bend, and it looks like her crotch will accidentally show.
    just saying…

    the dress wld be fab if it were just a little longer!


  47. Christine May 8, 2012 at 06:31 #

    Side boob? Not sure I am finding this a bit sexy. If it wasn’t for the design on the side, it would be borderline tacky to me.

    Blah on this whole look tbh.

  48. CC May 8, 2012 at 06:31 #

    while i appreciate her physique (god knows, she works hard at it), i do not think a woman of her age shld be wearing this short a skirt. it just is not age appropriate to me.

    it just doesn’t look right to me


    • Ju Alves May 8, 2012 at 16:04 #

      Agreed!!! Plus too much going on, legs, back, boobs, arms!

      • Yeliz May 8, 2012 at 16:49 #

        Agreed on both your and CC’s comment.

      • serenissima May 8, 2012 at 19:44 #

        agree completely! it’s too short, there’s too much going on, it’s not age-appropriate… not to mention that material is hideously cheap-looking. this is a FAIL.

        • RoRo May 9, 2012 at 00:17 #

          i completely agree. i cannot stress it enough. it is a GALA. sophisticated elegance trumps any stunt for a “wow” moment. this doesn’t hold up to any expectation of glamor. side boob is NOT the business! great work-out regimen… complete fail on the dress!

  49. pipsqueak May 8, 2012 at 06:30 #

    Chic is the word I reserve for only a few celebrities. Gwyn is one of them. Love the look, though I wish she had worn a gown. Isn’t Chris Martin a lucky man?!

  50. Mandy May 8, 2012 at 06:27 #

    They must have used tonnes of tapes to secure the side of her dress because its WM waiting to happen.

    • Parvati May 8, 2012 at 22:44 #

      LOL! 😛

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