Zooey Deschanel In Tommy Hilfiger – 2013 Met Gala

Zooey Deschanel In Tommy Hilfiger - 2013 Met Gala

When up for nearly 24 hours straight, you tend to look out for those you recognize when coming to the end of blogging an epic event like the Met Gala.

This is why I missed Zooey Deschanel. The ‘New Girl’ actress was totally unrecognizable.

She didn’t wear a mohawk or sport super-thick eyebrows a la Ginnifer Goodwin (thankfully) for this punk-themed event: quite the opposite. She was the picture of elegance in her Tommy Hilfiger one-shouldered striped gown.

We are so used to the same hair and makeup from Zooey that her simple styling, lighter lip colour, and low side-swept bun sans bangs have transformed her into a totally different woman.

An Edie Parker safety-pin clutch and Forevermark jewels completed her look.

Are you as stunned by this transformation as I am?

Credit: Getty

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51 Responses to Zooey Deschanel In Tommy Hilfiger – 2013 Met Gala

  1. Jess2 May 8, 2013 at 13:49 #

    Unrecognisable is right, this is so weird! I wish she had been brought out her quirky side. This is pretty lacklustre.

  2. Nikki May 8, 2013 at 13:21 #

    She’s looked very unlike Zooey for a while now – she’s had something done to her eyes and lips, right? Just makes her look weirdly pinched and puffy at the same time.

    Don’t like the heaviness of the dress near the floor, but yeah – so unpunk it’s almost punk. Punking the theme?

  3. Ayesha May 8, 2013 at 05:22 #

    That does NOT look like Zooey Deschanel,this is so weird, as for the dress it’s too simple for an event like this.

  4. Lily May 8, 2013 at 03:13 #

    Not that I’d ever doubt RCFA but I had to google to make sure this was her. I’m just so pleased she’s not wearing tights that I literally DON’T CARE that her dress was not punk or her makeup makes her look older.


  5. Parvati May 8, 2013 at 01:47 #

    What surprises me the most is that she opted for such a different, soft look on the one night she should have gone edgy and dark. However, she does look good.

  6. Fiona May 8, 2013 at 00:50 #

    I too am still struggling to recognise this person – perhaps she has an eye infection and was not able to wear her lashes or something, because I cannot believe she would do this on purpose. I like the dress but not for this event.

  7. Alicat May 7, 2013 at 23:57 #

    Looks like a home made prom dress which used the tablecloth as the fabric. Why would anyone wear this to a ball with a punk theme? More home grown country bumpkin.

  8. Jenny May 7, 2013 at 23:41 #

    I’m pretty sure there is nothing less punk than seersucker! I love that dress on her, but I can’t believe that’s her. Not sure why her eyes look so different.

  9. zoe May 7, 2013 at 22:47 #

    OH MY GOSH! I AM IN SHOCK! that is zooey deschanel?! seriously, it appears there has been a face transplant. I can’t believe it. O.O she looks beautiful though! wow….still in shock.

  10. Nat39 May 7, 2013 at 22:08 #

    She chose not to embrace the theme, I get it, but come on, did she really have to go this plain and pale for the punk-themed event??

  11. Aline May 7, 2013 at 21:39 #

    Yes, it’s her, but she looks like a different person. Weird.

  12. EmilyBowen May 7, 2013 at 21:32 #

    Whilst I am a fan of her niche style, it is nice to see her step outside of her comfort zone. It’s not in keeping with the theme (to be honest, I am disappointed with practically everyone who attended the Met Gala on that front, you would think punk had never happened judging by some people’s looks…), but even so, I think she looks stunning.

  13. sammy May 7, 2013 at 21:22 #

    Nah this aint Zooey!!!…I’m not a believer

  14. François Bresmal May 7, 2013 at 20:30 #

    No no no Getty got it wrong this is not Zooey Deschanel

  15. gabis May 7, 2013 at 20:08 #

    Whoaaaaa, she is really unrecognizable!! Without her usual bangs and heavy makeup she’s a totally different person.
    I dislike her outfit completely but I love the hair change and the fresh face. Unlike a lot of commenters here I don’t think she looks aged but in fact the other way around.

  16. Kathy May 7, 2013 at 18:39 #

    WHAT?! She looks like a 50-year-old version of herself. How is this even possible? I had to look up other pictures of her just to double check that this was indeed Zooey…I don’t know what happened. Her dress is bad too. It looks like the material on a lawn chair.

  17. lisa May 7, 2013 at 18:37 #

    that definitely is NOT zooey deschanel.

  18. Hamilton May 7, 2013 at 18:34 #

    What is aging her so much? Amd what is the fascination with this look? Seriously, she is a really beautiful actress and here she looks like she could be her own mom, I still think this might be a mistake but since she was sitting at Tommy Hilfiger´s table and wearing the brand, I think is her. This is not right at all!

  19. Marybeth May 7, 2013 at 17:52 #

    What an amazing transformation! I like it! She looks great!

    But powder-blue seersucker at a punk-themed gala?!? Hah! This is so UNpunk, so ANTIpunk that it’s downright subversive! 😆

  20. Prudence May 7, 2013 at 17:49 #

    idk what the excitement is about…she looks like she has aged 20 years over night and wore a dress to match. is that dress really made of seersucker…..i cant. one of the worst.

  21. KC May 7, 2013 at 17:39 #

    OMG there is no way that is really Zooey.

    • Heather May 7, 2013 at 19:27 #

      No way is that Zooey Deschanel! Did she get plastic surgery?! Doesn’t look a thing like her

  22. Amy May 7, 2013 at 17:34 #

    without the heavy bangs she looks very different. Regarding the outfit it’s nothing interesting.

  23. fromchi-town May 7, 2013 at 17:18 #

    Is that really her?? I still cannot recognize her.

  24. Kate May 7, 2013 at 17:16 #

    Seersucker to the MET GALA??

    So wrong. And this isn’t a transformation…she usually wears this type of silhouette without any eye-catching elements.

  25. dressaddict May 7, 2013 at 17:15 #

    This is how a lip enhancement kills your sweet face. She was so perfectly Zooey. Not so Zooey anymore.

  26. GiGi May 7, 2013 at 17:03 #

    Getty must have it wrong. This simply cannot be Zooey.

  27. Sam May 7, 2013 at 16:52 #

    this is literally not zooey

  28. Roberta May 7, 2013 at 16:47 #

    I think she looks quite different because she’s got a bit of a tan and she is normally very pale, going for the porcelain doll look.

  29. Yeliz May 7, 2013 at 16:41 #

    I didn’t recognize her either, not at all! I have to say I love this transformation. This simple look is stunning.

  30. Pedro May 7, 2013 at 16:40 #


    Perfection! Flawless.

  31. ~abi~ May 7, 2013 at 16:37 #

    this isn’t zooey, is it?? where are her big eyes?

  32. Pedro May 7, 2013 at 16:35 #


    Perfection! Flawless

  33. Sammy C May 7, 2013 at 16:26 #

    Is this Zoey Deschanel? No really. She looks older and more interesting in a good way. I know those seem like things you wouldn’t say positively, but for some reason those are the two adjectives that come to mind and I know I like how she looks so…

  34. Mandy Leong May 7, 2013 at 16:23 #

    Wtf ?! This is Zooey?! Wow !! I had to look at this picture for ten minutes straight before I decided to digest the fact that this is she.

  35. Moxie May 7, 2013 at 16:20 #

    Are you sure that’s Zooey Deschanel? Wor, that’s a transformation. Not a fan of the seersucker dress, though.

  36. dee May 7, 2013 at 16:17 #

    This is boring.

  37. cat May 7, 2013 at 16:16 #

    Leave it to Zooey “I’m so sweet” Deschanel to wear PALE BLUE stripes to the PUNK themed Met Gala. I can’t stand her. And she looks ten years older.

    • Noemi May 7, 2013 at 18:18 #

      I quite agree with you. I hardly recognize her, but she looks 40 here and the theme of the exhibition was punk!

      • the ogre May 8, 2013 at 07:58 #

        even i agree with u both! she looks way older! and not in a good way in my opinion. i like the more fun side to her with the eyes and all.

  38. May May 7, 2013 at 16:14 #

    She looks very good, but it looks like she’s going to prom, not to a punk-themed Gala

  39. Jen May 7, 2013 at 16:14 #

    Whoa! She looks beautiful and the dress is so pretty though she probably couldn’t be any more un-punk.

  40. Lani Lye May 7, 2013 at 16:11 #

    I was honestly about to type that you had put the wrong face to the name…. there was no way that this was zooey! she is completely unrecognizable, && not just fashion wise. i adore this look on her, this is more like it.

  41. Jeremy May 7, 2013 at 16:11 #

    unbelievable. i literally wouldn’t have recognized her and even now that i know who it is – i am staring at her face and i STILL can’t recognize her. it’s insane!!

    • Irma May 8, 2013 at 08:15 #

      the same!

  42. Alina May 7, 2013 at 16:10 #

    WOW, WOW, WOW!
    I simply adore this!

  43. EmmaWoodhouse May 7, 2013 at 16:08 #

    Wow, she IS unrecognizable! I realy like this look except for the clutch. It is so pretty and light! Her hair looks great this way too. However, I think we all know that it wasn’t right for the theme.

    • noo May 7, 2013 at 16:22 #

      i’m giving her a pass on the whole theme thing, it’s a pretty lame theme in my opinion :S she looks stunning 😀

      • CreoleLady May 7, 2013 at 18:50 #


    • Christine May 7, 2013 at 19:11 #

      She looks like a totally different person!

    • Beta May 8, 2013 at 09:14 #

      +1 agree on everythin, really love it but for another event

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