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02.05.17

Nicki Minaj In H&M – 2017 Met Gala

Nicki Minaj went for broke at the 2017 Met Gala with a truly over-the-top look on Monday (May 1).

The singer wore a custom H&M gown, which left many people saying, really? H&M?

Here I have been complaining about people not leaning in to the night’s theme enough, and now we have Nicki, and I’m still not happy. There is just way too much going on here, and I find it to be very tastelessly executed.

The asymmetry, the kimono-inspired detailing, the beading, the train, the belt–I am super confused. Is she a super hero? A video game vixen? A lingerie model? It’s all too much, and I simply can’t stand it.

Let me hear from you: Am I being too harsh on this get-up?

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02.05.17

Jennifer Lopez In Valentino – 2017 Met Gala

I will be the first to admit I did a double-take upon seeing Jennifer Lopez at the 2017 Met Gala on Monday (May 1) in New York City.

This could be more fabric than the entertainer has worn in all her previous looks combined.

Majorly dialing back the overt sex appeal that she favours by wearing this diaphanous Valentino gown, I have to applaud her for trying something new.

That said, I found this look to translate as the exact opposite of fashion-forward. Instead, it was rather dated—from its icy prom-blue colour, to J. Lo’s styling including the large diamond earrings, frosted lip, and half-up ’do.

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02.05.17

Diane Kruger In Prada – 2017 Met Gala

Diane Kruger attended the 2017 Met Gala on Monday (May 1).

The actress and fashion lover wore a custom Prada gown accented with a gold bracelet and baby blue clutch.

Avant garde? No. Completely dramatic in its own rite? Most definitely. The gold beaded designs are really beautiful and whilst you cannot see it here, the back is sans beading and has a really fabulous draped detail.

I’m absolutely crazy about her choice of carrying a seemingly unrelated light blue clutch, and her makeup is perfection. Her radiant skin, light pink lips and flushed cheeks have her looking half her age.

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02.05.17

Jennifer Connelly In Louis Vuitton – 2017 Met Gala

Jennifer Connelly attended the 2017 Met Gala on Monday (May 1).

The actress wore a Louis Vuitton dress with black boots and dramatic waterfall earrings.

Is this the point in the night where I start yelling ‘this isn’t avant garde’? Because this dress is really fabulous and fun for a hundred different occasions, but it’s simple too, well, simple for me to get on board with it for tonight’s grand affair.

While I feel the dress miss the night’s mark, those earrings, her red eyeshadow and super sleeked back hair are fabulous, and really causing me to question what fountain of youth Jennifer must have found!

So what do you think? Was this dress a good choice for tonight, or no?

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02.05.17

Felicity Jones In Erdem – 2017 Met Gala

Felicity Jones brought her own fields of lavender to the 2017 Met Gala on Monday (May 1) in New York City.

Tiny flowers floated across her bespoke Erdem gown, adding a lighter, whimsical spirit to its Victorian-style touches.

While I was enchanted by the vividness of the periwinkle-blue colour and how it breathed life into Felicity’s brunette locks and skin tone, the rest of the dress was hit or miss.

My main objection to the look lies in the diagonal ruffles across the hip, as they translated as overwrought and unflattering on an already fabric-intensive dress. Would you agree?

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02.05.17

Kate Bosworth In Tory Burch – 2017 Met Gala

Kate Bosworth dialed up the fashion drama at the 2017 Met Gala on Monday (May 1).

She actress wore a black Tory Burch gown with plenty of volume and structural elements.

I am typically obsessed with Kate’s style choices, but this one, I can’t get 100% behind. While I’m fairly certain there are some pretty cool design elements at work with this dress, the fabric and color simply don’t translate well to images, and I honestly can’t tell.

And while having a moment in-person is of course important, how a gown photographs is equally as important, and this reads quite flat–even in the face of so much apparent texture.

As for her beauty styling, no one pulls off a completely sleeked back bun quite like Kate, and her radiant skin, coral eyeshadow and bold raspberry lips are a dream–and the perfect look for a black gown.

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