The Met’s Costume Institute Gala 2010: Worst

The Met’s Costume Institute Gala is a ball. It is also a candy-shop-like heaven for the fashion lovers, what with beautiful gowns and crème de la crème of celeb world. But when said celebs pick some disastrous outfits to wear on such an important night, it makes me wonder if they did that to get noticed and to stand out from the crowd.

Well, in Katy Perry’s case, one does not need to wonder. A romantic white dress that lights up in the dark screams for attention…and that necklace is all wrong for the neckline of the dress. In my humble opinion, Katy Perry is the fail of the night.

A few other notables are Vera Farmiga in an ill-fitted baby blue Sophie Theallet for Gap fit for a saloon, Malin Ackerman in a not-so-flattering black-and-white dress, complete with blah hair, Elizabeth Banks in a fashion-forward feathered Gucci number that she overaccessorized bringing it from cool to trying-too-hard territory, and last but not least – Carey Mulligan in Miu Miu – cute dress, wrong occasion (plus the color washes out her pretty face).

What do you think about these dresses? Are they the worst of the night or do you have a soft spot for some of them? Sound off in the comments!

Photo Credits:


  1. says

    oh yeah i agree with your list, but Carey’s outfit is actually not THAT bad at all, just wrong for the occasion :) Oh I can’t stand Malin Ackerman :(

  2. says

    Just catching up with your posts.

    I think your best and worst picks were right on, but I would also add Jennifer Lopez and switch Elizabeth Banks to the best dressed list. I know Elizabeth looks outrageous …but I kind of love it!

    And I’m finding H&M’s new layout very confusing – I think I was just used to the old one. It’s probably just going to take some practice to learn how to navigate it.

Commenting is always in style!