Met Gala: Too Bizarre for Words

I have never seen so many ugly, bizarre, poorly fitting fashion designs as those worn at last night's Met Gala. Here is the NY Times slideshow of 84 photos. Even the severe hairstyles and pointy ears were unflattering. I can't even pick out the worst because they are all horrible.

Rhianna looks like she's being swallowed by rose petals . This one made me laugh out loud. Julianne Moore looks like she's wearing confetti. Here's the Wicked Witch of the West feigning boredom. I have no words for this look or whoever is wearing them, they both look terrible.

P. Diddy looks like a Windows screensaver. (I saw that description on Twitter.) Katy Perry played Little Red Riding Hood while this woman played Snow White. [More...]

There's Petticoat Junction, the "I sewed this at home" dress, and the pineapple queen.

This one looks like a Christmas Bow. This one looks like she's wearing a silk bathrobe.

Clair Danes looks like she's wearing a bunch of xerox paper stuck together at odd angles.

Caroline Kennedy looks really happy but her dress is so ugly, it's like someone chopped off her arms. This woman looks like she just left the gym dressed in foam. This one's wearing a puffer coat.

This woman forgot to put her dress over her bodysuit while Kendall Jenner opted for half a bodysuit and Mary J. Blige just went for the nightgown. Another Jenner went mermaid with fishnet.

Frank Ocean came dressed like a waiter. (I have some old Commes des Garcons shirts with that same collar in storage.)

Some ignored the theme altogether and wore thin lingerie- type frocks with seams that Project Runway contestants could have sewn better. It takes a lot to make Gwynneth Paltrow look matronly but she managed. Even Mickey Mouse showed up (on the right).

This one made me want to reach for a scissors and start hacking away. Check out this psychedelic trio looking like they just stepped off a VW bus in Bali or Thailand where they met up with the Olsen twins.

Anna Wintour, when asked when she last wore something by Rei Kawakub, the Japanese designer from Commes des Garcons being honored, answered "in the 80's." Same here.

Here is Rei Kawakub leaving her hotel for the Gala. Here are Vogue's photos of her 2017 collection -- even more bizarre than some of the outfits worn last night. I'm not sure why she still has a devoted following, you couldn't get me to wear one of her unflattering concoctions if you gave it me.

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    Wow...tee hee (none / 0) (#1)
    by Militarytracy on Tue May 02, 2017 at 09:19:31 AM EST
    We just had a military ball here. I couldn't get a bead on what the latest trend was so I wore a gown that was 6 yrs old. But it fit well, sort of a timeless style.

    Because our house is being prepared to sell it looks like a wrecking ball lives here so I wasn't going all out. I plumped my hair with some of that bodifying powder and put it up in a simple chignon. Did get my nails done. I just tried to look respectable.

    When we got to the ball we looked similar though in that there isn't much of a discernible fashion trend. Gowns were all over the map. I was surprised though by the hair that many had spent several hundred dollars on. I would have demanded my money back. I can make my own hair appear to be an unwashed mess all by myself. I don't need help with that.

    i didn't watch the event, but i have seen (none / 0) (#2)
    by cpinva on Tue May 02, 2017 at 10:16:15 AM EST
    pics of some of the outfits. the best I can come up with to describe them is "ghastly". did no one teach these people how to dress for a relatively formal occasion? apparently not. although, I will say that at my son's college graduation just a couple of years ago, I was among the very few men wearing a suit. take from that what you will.

    Let the Hunger Games begin (none / 0) (#3)
    by jondee on Tue May 02, 2017 at 01:13:08 PM EST

    LOL! (none / 0) (#4)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Wed May 03, 2017 at 06:34:48 PM EST
    That's exactly what I thought, too, after peering at the photos in some of Jeralyn's links. Oh, well, there's certainly no accounting for good taste. I came of age during the 1970s, in which -- hey, it speaks for itself. In fact, it screams, "What were you all thinking back then?"

    Back when my daughters were teenagers, rather than criticize them for their more outlandish fashion choices -- which, of course, immediately prompts teens to assume a defensive posture and often leads to a rather mindless parent-child confrontation -- I'd just show them photos of our '70s attire and say that back when we were their age, more than a few of us thought that this was "looking cool."

    They always got a kick out of this, and my point was made by appealing to their developing sense of posterity. I mean, seriously, would men have ever dressed like that, if they knew then what we know now? Or as my older sister says, "Sears and J.C. Penney deserve to die for what they did to us."



    I remember guys wearing (none / 0) (#5)
    by jondee on Wed May 03, 2017 at 06:46:43 PM EST
    those Robert Plant-Roger Daltry nuthugger jeans in the seventies that made you think they were smuggling some sort of contraban down there..

    Bad taste is one of the eternal verities.