Kirsten Dunst In Rodarte – 2012 Met Gala

Kirsten Dunst attended the 2012 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City this evening.

The actress doesn’t surprise us by wearing a custom Rodarte look.

I love that she went for something different. One can get tired of seeing a succession of similar strapless gowns hit the red carpet at these events.

Her pumpkin-and-cream wool crepe double lapel jacket accented with a thick black leather belt was teamed with a pumpkin wool and floral lace gown.

I hope we get to see the look sans jacket at some point, because the lace part looks enticing.

Like many others at this event, Kirsten opted for a retro wavy hairdo.

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43 Responses to Kirsten Dunst In Rodarte – 2012 Met Gala

  1. Dhppy May 9, 2012 at 02:06 #

    Oddly, it took a Rodarte ensemble to make me understand what Prada and Schiaparelli could possibly have to do with each other. It marries that 1930s, 40s period in which Schiaparelli was at her height, with that schoolmarmish quality that has often been a Prada mainstay. So it fits the occasion quite well. Having said that, I don’t really love it, but I do appreciate it. Good for Dunst. She took us to school.

  2. Parvati May 8, 2012 at 21:44 #

    I don’t hate this look, but I find it a bit weird. It’s something different, but I think it ages her slightly.

  3. brycedavid May 8, 2012 at 20:56 #

    Love it. The most stylish dress. The lines are perfect.

  4. Zineb May 8, 2012 at 17:23 #

    Thumbs up for daring originality!

  5. Felicia May 8, 2012 at 15:11 #

    Just fine.
    Nothing amazing or memorable.
    Actually looks like she stole an outfit from some random movie set.

  6. Andreea May 8, 2012 at 13:10 #

    She looks like she’s going on an expedition,but it’s not bad..

  7. Jess2 May 8, 2012 at 11:31 #

    The first words that came to mind was Mrs Claus! Seriously, I love Kirsten but this look is bad, it is the Met Gala for crying out loud!

  8. kikifan May 8, 2012 at 10:55 #

    love her look but I have a doubt on the dress…

  9. The Dame May 8, 2012 at 10:33 #

    Very Marlene Deitrich.

    • dee May 8, 2012 at 13:58 #

      That is what I thought too. I kinda like it.

  10. Ramsay May 8, 2012 at 08:24 #

    This is too good – i just think it’s not age appropriate- if she were 10/15 older tgat look would’ve worked

  11. noo May 8, 2012 at 07:29 #

    i am loving this 😀 she looks like a chic new york socialite by not conforming with the colors, materials or trends of today 😀

  12. vicky May 8, 2012 at 07:10 #

    Again, so many seem to have decided to dress like it was just another premiere night. It’s the fricking Met Gala!!!

    It’s totally Ms Dunst style and would have been OK on any other movie premiere but not here.

  13. CC May 8, 2012 at 06:53 #

    not a dress for the met….

    too costumey and doudy


  14. Emi May 8, 2012 at 06:25 #

    I love her style, she’s very classy and never predictable. I hope to see her without the jacket, too. I like it from head to toe, so chic and outstanding.

  15. pipsqueak May 8, 2012 at 05:01 #

    I don’t like it. It looks like she was on the set of a World World II movie, where she was playing a German spy. Cate Blanchett in The Good German came to mind. The gown is between a military uniform and a bath robe. A sexy spy at least.

  16. bm May 8, 2012 at 04:50 #

    This is a dress that i will pick for some office party, not for MET Gala.

  17. Incroyable May 8, 2012 at 04:45 #

    It’s so sweet that Mrs. Claus got an invite 🙂

  18. Kass May 8, 2012 at 04:01 #

    I like the outfit but not for this occasion. I feel like she just stepped out of th Downton Abbey set. Add a hat and a pair of gloves.

  19. Grace May 8, 2012 at 03:24 #

    *THIS look. Not his look. I am well aware tht Kirsten is female. LOL

  20. Carolyn May 8, 2012 at 03:23 #

    Well at least she was warm because it was cool tonight in NYC…

    • Yeliz May 8, 2012 at 14:22 #

      LOL – Don’t like this at all.

  21. Emmeline May 8, 2012 at 03:23 #

    I want to love this because I love her, but I’m just not feeling it. I think it’s something that I’m going to have to sleep on, maybe I’ll feel differently in the morning.

  22. Grace May 8, 2012 at 03:23 #

    I cannot gush enough about his look! It’s so Jean Harlow old Hollywood. And it’s AUTHENTIC feeling old Hollywood. Lots of girls throw on some fringe and pin curls and say their vintage, but it’s just costumey.

    Also, maybe it’s just my computer, but I’m not getting the Santa Clause vibe here. It looks more like a red-orange, almost pumpkin color to me.

    BDOTYear for me, so far.

  23. Luca S May 8, 2012 at 03:10 #

    She looks like a chic Santa Claus!!!

  24. jennifer May 8, 2012 at 03:06 #

    Mrs. Clause to the rescue to save the Met Gala from all the evil Fashion Victims (ie Jessica Alba, Kristen Stewart, Lana Del Rey, Emma Roberts, and the worst…. Heidi Klum)

  25. DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) May 8, 2012 at 02:51 #

    I normally adore her style, but I find this head to atrocious.

  26. pascha May 8, 2012 at 02:46 #

    The hair and the outfit make her look like she just stepped off the set of Baz Luhrman’s ‘Australia’.

    Now I’m curious to know what kind of top (if any) she is wearing underneath the jacket.

  27. Grace Patricia May 8, 2012 at 02:34 #

    Just good.

    After seeing Kurkova I guess I’m not going to be impressed.

  28. Rachel May 8, 2012 at 02:27 #

    I like the design of the dress but the colours just scream ‘Christmas’ at me. With the red, black and cream thrown all together, she just looks like Mrs.Clause.

  29. CTgirl May 8, 2012 at 02:25 #

    I love this look. In a room full of sequins, over thought leather with horrific white laced shoes, and mermaid silhouettes Ms. Dunst stands out for the elegant simplicity of this look. Good on her!

  30. Nigerian Man May 8, 2012 at 02:24 #

    This look makes me think of Christmas, the fit and all is perfect but i couldn’t help but think of santa claus

    • Alina May 8, 2012 at 12:41 #


  31. Gustavo Velasco May 8, 2012 at 02:22 #

    Santa´s Clause wife is coming to town, hahaha, so mean, but that´s the first thing that comes to my mind

    • ami May 8, 2012 at 10:07 #


  32. T from Sydney May 8, 2012 at 02:16 #

    the more i look at the dress the more i love it.

  33. EmmaWoodhouse May 8, 2012 at 02:14 #

    And, can someone help me–I heard that Cate Blanchett and Diane Kruger were there as well…I can’t find a single photo of either! (I wasn’t able to watch the livestream)
    Please tell me that they both looked fab! 😀

  34. EmmaWoodhouse May 8, 2012 at 02:13 #

    I wish the neckline were higher, as it feels as though it is dragging too low, but I appreciate the eclectic vibe of this look. Very retro and VERY Schiaparelli–she did some amazingly chic suit-style ensembles. I think Kiki is WORKING this look. I would have preferred it in a different color, though…maybe…not sure…

  35. NooG May 8, 2012 at 02:13 #

    J’aime! She looks like she stepped out from the past. *love*

  36. SJF May 8, 2012 at 02:09 #

    I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it. I think it’s actually a great outfit, but on her it’s a no go. Plus the makeup just seems to be blending in with the dress, at least to my eyes.

  37. Christine May 8, 2012 at 02:08 #

    I amy be the only one but I LOVE this look. Very old school 🙂 The color is gorgeous on her skin.

  38. Riley May 8, 2012 at 02:07 #

    I love Kiki, I have for 10 years, but I hate this look.

    • Riley May 8, 2012 at 02:09 #

      I accidentally pressed send. She manages to make this look not age her, which is a feat, but this is not Met Gala for me. At most I kinda barely like it. I like the spirit that this look suggests: going against the grain and not doing the obvious. But this is too not obvious for me.

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