This year’s theme proved more challenging for some than others. The worst looks of the Met can be divided into two categories – those who skipped the theme entirely and those whose looks confused more than they amused. Read on….
We are putting this firmly in the “confused” category. While it was certainly the most memeable outfit of the Met Gala Katy Perry’s Moschino outfit left us asking… is there anything inherently camp about a candle? Sure, Lumiere might argue yes, but at The Carousel, we landed on no.
It seems outrageous to put such a gorgeous look on a worst dressed list. The Victoria’s Secret model was flawless, from immaculate makeup to cascading locks and soft satin princess-pink gown complete with glittering diamonds. Totally amazing, utterly traditional and not at all on-theme. Save this look for the Academy Awards Taylor and serve us something daring next time.
Dua Lipa usually hits the nail on the head but this paisley Versace confection left us feeling conflicted. Camp has been called “bad taste executed well” and in Dua Lipa’s case, we’re just not willing to give full marks for execution. Dua’s gown was a little more busy than camp in my books, but maybe I’m just not ready for this much paisley.
Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady
I imagine it takes a lot of confidence to rock up to an Anna Wintour party and ignore the theme to this degree. If anyone has that confidence in Anna’s good graces it would be 11 times Vogue US covergirl Gisele Bundchen and her husband Tom Brady. The genetically blessed couple looked gorgeous on the red carpet – but then that’s nothing challenging for them. On fashion’s biggest night arrogance is never a good look.
Jared Leto “Sens Tete”
Is it just me or did this feel like a repeat of last year’s theme? The decapitated head certainly feels more biblical than camp (although, as a friend remarked, it could be a form of “wish fulfillment” for 30-Seconds-To-Mars haters). The star wore a Gucci red suit but the stunt seemed more attention seeking than on point, unlike other duplicitously faced male attendees (Ezra Miller, we’ll be seeing you on the Met Gala best of beauty round up!)