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Posted by Catherine Kallon on May 8th, 2013 In:
Best Dressed, Blog, Met Gala
Whoa, I vote and all of a sudden it’s a 100% for Diane Guess I’m the first vote…that’s never happened before!
Taylor Swift was my best dressed. She managed to incorporate punk influences into her gown but didn’t look trashy or costumey. She stepped out of her comfort zone a lot, and the risk paid off. I’m surprised she’s not on the poll.
I agree with you completely. Very disappointed. Although Cameron Diaz was my best dressed, Taylor was a very clos second and absolutely deserved a spot here.
I agree. She should have been included in the poll.
Taylor Swift looked amazing yes, not my best dressed (SJP), but she did bring it
You are SO right.
I agree she was stuning…
I agree with you. Taylor Swift should´ve been included in this list
where’s Madonna? the only one who was on theme
What about Miley Cyrus, Christina Ricci, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Morrison, or Jaime King? They weren’t on theme?
Siena Miller and Christina Ricci definitely fit the theme. Actually, looking back, I’m really disappointed in what Gwen Stefani wore. Isn’t she supposed to be the walking embodiment of “punk”??
Also missing Christina Ricci, Miley Cirus, Paloma Faith and Lily Cole.
Madonna was a mess for me.
WHERE IS KIM KARDASHIAN? Lol JK
Top 5 of the night (in no particular order): Diane Kruger, Ginnifer Goodwin, Naomie Harris, Hailee Steinfeld, and Bee Shaffer.
On this list I voted for Diane, but other looks here that I like include Cameron, Sienna, and Uma (mostly). However, I was less enamored of SJP’s dress when I saw that her boots were THIGH-HIGH and the split went up way too high. I still appreciate the drama, though.
Not a lot of punk, but I think there were some pretty great looks!
Thank you to FC, Emily, Melissa, Rachel, and Jeremy (was that everyone who helped? Sorry if I missed anyone!) for the amazing coverage.
I LOVED Naomi, Anne Hathaway, Sienna, Blake and Emma’s looks. Great choices.
I loved watching the the fashion! I think Madonna and Jennifer Lawerence were looking fierce!!
Nicole Richie is the only one who matched Ann Hathaway!
Loved Cara’s look!
+1 Her look was the perfect match of punk and couture. And her attitude makes the rest.
she was the best for me
paloma faith was my best dressed. i also miss jennifer lawrence here.
SJP all the way, shes my queen !
Judging by the amount of replies on Nina’s post, I’m really surprised she didn’t make the cut. But oh well… Anne and Naomi are my runners up. I’ll probably vote for Anne.
IMO this year was much better than the last one, I loved a lot of looks.
I agree nina shouldve been on there, because she was my personal 2nd
I agree. I was planning to vote for Nina Dobrev.
Agreed, my 2nd favourite!
I also wanted to vote for Nina. Was sure she was going to be on here. Now, I don’t really know.
I loved Cara, Emma Watson and NINA DOBREV… why is nina not in the list ?
yeah nina was amazing
No Nina or Emmy? Shame, though Anne really wore her full look with confidence!
+1 they were both my best dressed, they combined punk & couture in the most elegant way, can’t believe they’re not in the poll…
I agree.. they were the only two worth voting for in my opinion.
sad hailee steinfield, nina dobrev and kate bosworth weren’t included here because they were some of my favourites! when for diane though, she was punky but still so elegant, beautiful!
thanks for all the coverage FC, it was better than everr!!
Nina, but because it’s not an option i’ll have to go with Diane
No Nina Dobrev nor Emmy Rossum?
I know that cutting down the choice is difficult, but I hoped that if anything ever deserved a third row it’s Met Gala…
Joining the corus…missing Jessica Pare (my personal fave), Nina Dobrev, some others…I’d replace quite a few looks in this poll but of course I understand it’s impossible to please everyone.
Voting for SJP who fully embodied the ‘Chaos to Couture’ theme and did it with a good fashion sense, it was a major standout look at the event, kudos to her for rocking it (even though can’t say that I loved it but I do appreciate what she did there).
Cara for the models.
The biggest disappointment for me was Karolina. I expected to be wowed by her of all people yet she delivered an average forgettable look. Kudos to Anne for bringing some major attitude but it’s one hideous tacky gown.
Didn’t get the excitement about Cameron, she totally missed the mark imo – it would be a great look on someone like Sheikha Mozah, I can totally picture it on her with her turban and proper belt, she would look appropriately regal and sophisticated whereas on Cameron it was just aging, severe, and wrong imo.
Special shoutout to JLo for that hair.
Overall I’m rather disappointed.
Why are Jennifer Lawrence and Hailee Steinfeld missing here? They should have made the cut! Also Taylor Swift’s look was amazing.
Surprised to see Uma Thurman and Naomi Harris here. I thought their looks were boring (compared to others in this list) Surprised not to see Nina Dobrev and Madonna here. (I think they stood out from the crowd while remaining fashionable.) Oh well, let’s just hope they get included in BDOTW
ANNE HATHAWAY… punk-chic at its best!! The hair was the icing on the cake!!! Simply amazing
+10000. She killed it. She looked fantastic.
I would have liked to see Florence Welch in this poll, but my vote goes to Sienna Miller. She looked perfect and into theme! My second vote would go to Anne Hathaway.
Sarah Jessica Parker. Followed by Anne Hathaway.
Uma,Naomi and Blake should not be on here at all. This is the Met ball not the golden globes so everyone that is not event appropriate should never be mentioned as some of the best of the night. Also Dree Hemmingway wasnt featured but she looked amazing and I wish she was on here.
Completely agree. Uma, Naomi and Blake are NOT event-appropriate, I am shocked to see them shortlisted over so many other stunning (and actually ON theme) looks!
i voted Sarah Jessica Parker runner up Nina Dobrev .
I agree with you about Dree Hemingway.
agree, though Uma and Naomi look positively fantastic, and they are on my BDOTY list already, for this poll Ill vote Anne or SJP
Cara followed by Sarah Jessica Parker. Great coverage FC ! Take a break before Cannes!!
lol I knew this MET poll was going to cause outrage. There were far too many looks to chose from and so many polarized opinions as well.
Kudos though, Catherine. You deserve some sleep.
From the ladies listed, Rooney is the one I voted for.
My personal favourites were Emmy Rossum and Nina Dobrev though.
Lol ya, even I had assumed this, since there were so many looks this year Met!
Anyways, people should understand that not everyone will have same opinions!
My pick was easily Anne!! She rocked and punked it !!!
Thanks FC and others for such a wonderful coverage!!
I am also curious to know, who is your fav FC ?
Out of those listed, SJP by far. But I am very surprised to not see Christina Ricci here.
Paloma Faith and Christina Ricci. Both were theme appropriate, fun, and playful. But I’m biased since I prefer quirky girls and find the conventional fashionistas/it-girls incredibly boring.
Where is Nina Dobrev!!!!
Anne Hathaway by a long shot! I will always remember this look… it in the memory vault, just working it! I want that dress!!!
My favourites were Miley, Florence and Anja. My vote here goes to Sienna.
how come January Jones isnt on the list? She is the most interesting, raw and punk!
My favorites are: SJP, Karolina Kurkova, Anja Rubik, Anne Hathaway and Rooney Mara. (and I voted for Rooney)
It’s a tough poll because some of the stars who dressed “punk” looks terrible, and those who dressed pretty gets a safe but boring pass. Everyone has different opinion towards their favorites so it’s really hard to figure out who should or shouldn’t be on the poll.
So, please don’t ask question like “why is xxx not on the poll” and give FC a break.
Ps. Thanks for your EXCELLENT coverage FC, and get some rest.
WHERE IS PALOMA FAITH?? SHE WAS THE BEST BY FAR
Voted for Cara Delevingne, but she was my second choice. Christina Ricci was definitely my best dressed!
Equal first to Sarah Jessica Parker and Anne Hathaway. Honourable mentions to Miley Cyrus, Paloma Faith, Sienna Miller, Gwen Stefani and Christina Ricci. Also Madonna for really going with the theme. I have not included any who didn’t embrace the theme.
Of these, my pick is Diane Kruger in Chanel. She managed to work the theme with her choker, chain bracelets, fierce clutch, and pink hair tips while still maintaining her characteristic elegance. Very clever, very subtle, very effective, and very beautiful.
So many interesting looks both on and off this poll!
Missing Jennifer Lawrence on this poll! It might not have followed theme, but I thought she looked flawless!
My favourite – Nina Dobrev is not in the poll. Oh well.
On theme best dressed: Diane Kruger.
Not on theme best dressed: Uma Thurman.
Wow, this matches my opinion in a big way. My top five were: SJP, Cameron, Sienna, Blake and Kristen with honorary mention of Anne, Miley, Madonna, Christina Ricci and Ashley Olsen for the daring and cool looks.
My number 1 was decided during the live stream – SJP. A look to remember.
Cara, Diane and Cameron. They respected the theme without overdoing. They all look amazing.
OMG cant decide :S!!
I finally voted SJP for bringing the over the top fabulousness plus punk
but agree with the current winner Anne Hathaway! MAJOR surprise there, kudos to Anne and Valentino
Uma Thurman looks AMAZING, Im def going to vote her for BDOTY
and Naomi Harris, breathtaking, that purple hue with degrade feathers is amazing
really enjoyed the coverage FC thanks !
Well, the half of my personal favourites aren’t on this poll either, but here is my Top 10:
1. Sienna Miller in Burberry (decided to make her my best dressed, she was totally event appropriate and I totally loved that look)
2. Kristen Stewart in Stella McCartney
3. Nina Dobrev in Monique Lhuillier
4. Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy
5. Amber Heard in Emilio Pucci
6. Cameron Diaz in Stella McCartney
7. Rooney Mara in Givenchy
8. Jessica Pare in Jason Wu
9. Anne Hathaway in Valentino Couture
10. Jessica Biel in Giambattista Valli
2. Anne Hathaway
3. Uma Thurman
4. Nicole Richie
5. Cameron Diaz
7. Miley Cyrus
8. Amber Heard
9. Elisabeth Banks
10. Florence Welch
To me these had the perfect blend of getting what the MET Gala is about, as well as getting the Punk Chaos to Couture memo, -except Uma and Amber Heard, but their personalities and gowns are enough punk for me to make it to my top- aswell as being true to themselves.
Anne Hathaway, risk that absolutely paid off.
Gwen Stefani… Should have been on my top 3! This was her and Gavin’s event! I did like what she wore, just as much as I wished shed gone all out. So on the fence with her.
Um my favorite is Taylor Swift but she’s not even here…I don’t get Hathaway’s look at all,she dressed like a hooker. My vote goes to Rooney Mara.
*plus* and Nina Dobrev and Jessica Pare. It’s a shame that they didn’t make it to your poll
where is beyonce
Anne Hathaway all the way baby!!!
Others that I really like are Emmy Rossum, Rooney Mara, Cara Delevingne and Blake Lively. All in all, I like his year MET compare to last year.
LOL to those that are asking where’s madonna? I mean, sure she was on theme but to be on best dress list when there are soo many more deserving look, i don’t think so.
Anyway, I would like to say many thanks to you FC for an awesome coverage!!
SJParker and Madonna all the way!
I don’t understand. No Emmy Rossum?!!
This was really tough. But I had to give it to Anne Hathaway as she really did take everyone by surprise with that amazing new hair. It was completely out of her usual style, really embracing the theme, and she looked absolutely awesome!
anne and sarah jessica definitely. not only do they look great, they’re two of the what – four people out of many who actually nailed the theme. (there’s even some panty flashing from sarah jessica in some photos — which, honestly you cannot get any more punk than that. props to her)
i was most disappointed by gwen stefani, who i expected to nail the theme and instead was boring and kristen stewart who personifies so much of punk attitude off the red carpet but didn’t bring it at all at the met ball.
I completely agree. Anne and SJP were my standouts are well. Their looks fit the theme without looking costumey and gimmicky. Loved both their looks.
My laptop died just as Met coverage was about to begin.:( So this is my first proper look at the outfits.
Considering the theme my highlights:
Sarah Jessica Parker
Jessica Biel (Though I wish she’d done something with her hair & make-up)
Uma Thurman, Naomie Harris, Amber Heard, Diane Kruger, Bee Shaffer and few other looked really great but not didn’t get into the spirit of theme.
I know she wasn’t covered but I saw model Kati Nescher in J. Mendel on twitter and thought she looked great too.
In the punk theme, my best dress is Anne Hathaway, so, she got my vote.
But my very best dress is Emmy Rossum, she was incredible.
Thank you very much FC for that wonderful coverage of the Met. Always a pleasure. And now, Cannes.
ROONEY and Anne Hathaway!
Wow, that’s a lot of dresses. Great effort on the coverage! Anne H for me. The blonde hair completely surprised and impressed me
How on earth is Anne Hathaway and her horrible eyesore of an outfit winning?! I love Anne but this was just awful. I don’t get it.
Cameron Diaz was absolutely my best dressed. She nailed the theme and looked glamorous while doing it! FC I really hope she gets a best dressed nod (and hopefully a spot in the BDOTW poll) from you because it’s ridiculous that she’s so low in the ranking here. And I agree with many of the others, Taylor Swift and Nina Dobrev should have absolutely been included in this poll. I liked Emma Watson too; at least she’s here.
Cameron Diaz was terrible. She has NO IDEA how to wear a dress like that. Tilda Swinton would have rocked that dress, but Cameron looked miserable. And I won’t even mention her makeup.
What a collection of horrors. I have never seen so many ugly, hideous “styles” in one place at once: particularly bad as far as I could remember were Kim Kardashion, Beyonce, Kristen Stewart and Madonna. Only ones I can recall being half way decent were Uma Thurman and Zhang Ziyi. ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ writ large I think.
What about Nina Dobrev?
Missing Florence here, voted for Blake.
why not Nina Dobrev? she was my best dressed.
FC, why no Nina Dobrev? You yourself said you thought she was one of the best of the night 0_0 #confused!
My vote goes to Nina!!!
Miranda Kerr although why wasn’t she included in the poll?!?! I voted for Blake in Miranda’s absence.
What about Dakota Fanning?
Ela estava maravilhosa!
Beijos do Brasil
Where is Taylor Swift and Amada Seyfried?? They`re my favorite.
On this list i will vote for Karolina, she really stood out and rocked the hell out of that skirt. And i know that edgy mini dress wont get many votes from you guys but only 1%, really?
Where in the world is Nina Dobrev in thi poll???
I was planning to vote for her!
I hate that i can only Vote for one! There were some amazing gowns last night….. as well as some real doozies! But Anne H, SJP, Anja R, Sienna and Elizabeth B were my favourites!
First, thank you FC for you amazing coverage of the event!
I am assuming that some (most) people did not get the memo that the theme was Punk.
I am so in love with Uma Thurman’s gown and think she looks perfect, but, because nothing about it is Punk, my best dressed is Anne Hathaway – gorgeous from head to toe, followed by SJP. Where is Nina Dobrev? Gorgeous. Ivanka Trump blew me away as well.
My top ten no particular order:
Sarah Jessica Parker
Nicole Richie (for her hair)
This probably should’ve been a bracketed vote, like sports playoffs
I have never been one to question the the poll choices, but I have to admit I was rather disappointed to not have Christina Ricci as a choice. I thought she killed it! Thus I voted for SJP. She had fun with the theme and looked fantastic.
Anne Hathaway and Uma Thurman were among my favorites. I realize Uma was not on theme, but she looked fantastic.
Several of my faves didn’t make the cut (Paloma, Emmy, Nina). Oh well. FC typically picks the ones she likes best and the ones who got the best feedback in the comments.
For those complaining about the ones in the poll who didn’t fit the punk theme — this is the best dressed poll, not the best on theme poll.
I love that you cover the MET Ball so comprehensively and I use your website regularly but I thought that your criteria for critiquing the costumes would have included a preference for those who a least tried to embrace the punk theme? In that vein I would have liked to see Christina Ricci, Nina Dobrev and Emilia Clarke on the best dressed list… I thought they succeed in taking small elements of punk and still looked good.
Where is Christina Ricci in VIVIENNE WESTWOOD??????????!!!!!
was she not the best dressed and followed the theme of the night to perfection?!!!
SJP ALL the way, love you
NINA DOBREV! Why isn’t she in the poll?
Where is Anja Rubik
I wonder where is Nina Dobrev? She was one of the best dressed of the evening, I wanted to wote for her. Instead I gave my wote to Emma Watson.
Nina Dobrev was best dressed of all of them and she wasn’t even on the list WTF.
Most of these looks have nothing to do with the evening’s Punk theme and therefore wouldn’t make my best dressed list. If available, I would have chosen Madonna, since she embraced the theme with the most vigor. I went with the studded Delevingne in her stead.
Worst dressed: Queen B (requires sarcastic and rolling-my-eyes emoticons). She’s become a caricature of herself. Get back to making decent music and accept your sister is the stylish one in the family!
Heh heh, there are lots of opinions about this one! What did people think of the theme? I thought it was a difficult one to interpret for a dressy event, because although the Met Ball is about being fashion-forward and pushing the envelope, it is also a glamorous event, and I’m not sure whether punk wasn’t essentially a bit juxtaposed to glamour.
I’m not saying it wasn’t worth trying. Exciting new looks can come about when people try to marry contrasting styles, and I understand why the organisers wanted to pay tribute to punk’s big cultural legacy. As I think FC put it on one post, though, I generally reckoned that many of the attendees struggled to represent the theme without looking like they were dressing in costume for Halloween.
My favourite interpretations of the theme:
Taylor Swift – absolutely nailed it, fierce yet glamourous, sexy yet severe.
Nina Dobrev – ultimately I can’t get on board with split skirts with trousers, but with its texture and patterns this came the closest ever to making me like it; and from the waist upwards she was Le Sex.
Carey Mulligan – clever, sharp and true to her style, though perhaps slightly underdressed.
Hailee Steinfeld – punk was cute!
Didn’t attempt the theme but looked fabulous:
Looked lovely but “WTF? really got confused about the theme”:
Where is Nina? I guess it is very subjective, but how does Karolina Kurkova or any of those cute dresses even compare to Nina’s dead on interpretation of punk in couture? I love you FC, but I don’t understand this pole.
I think we need to do another poll since there are better looks than the ones included in the actual one
I’m surprised no one wore Alexander Mcqueen, especially vintage Mcqueen.
My best dressed was Paloma Faith but since she didnt made to the list I voted on Anne Hathaway and I agree that Taylor Swift should had made to the list she was gorgeous and redeemed herself in the styling department. At the MET we saw a woman not a girl.
Anne Hathaway killed it! Thanks so much for the outstanding coverage FC, you and your team are absolutely fantastic! Enjoy your well deserved break! Xo
Emmy Rossum, Taylor Swift, Lilly Collins, Sienna Miller, Cara Delevigne, Katy Perry
I meant to tell you how much I appreciate all your hard work on the Met Gala coverage, FC. You got people other bloggers, and reporters missed. You’ve done a truly fantastic job.
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