Blake Lively in Chanel at the Met Gala: tacky, cheap and/or budget?


As we know, Blake Lively’s all-American-Mall-Girl appeal was hired to be the new (fake) boobs of Chanel. Karl Lagerfeld chose Blake himself to front a campaign for Chanel handbags, and apparently Blake’s appeal is so “down-market” (re: CHEAP) that some Chanel employees are quietly questioning The Kaiser’s infinite wisdom. How better to show up the haters then? Blake was on Karl’s arm for the Met Gala, and she was dressed in head-to-toe Chanel Couture.


Even though Blake put on her happy face, I feel like there’s sadness there. She didn’t get to shove her boobs or her legs in everybody’s face. Karl made her cover up! BOO!!! But seriously, I’m sure the detailing on the dress (especially the fitted, beaded bodice) is lovely, but this dress is a spectacular FAIL on Blake. It looks like she’s a sorority girl who got hammered and stupid at a fraternity toga party.

And Jesus Christ, this red tint in hair looks SO CHEAP. She can afford a better red, right? Why does she look so cheap, from head to toe?



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  1. brin says:

    Ugh, you’re right, Kaiser…it’s a fashion ball not a frat mixer.

  2. Cherry Rose says:

    I wonder if Karl Lagerfeld has the hots for Blake? He seems to be infatuated with her, more so than other models for Chanel. Oh, I forgot, Blake is one of the biggest ass-kissers in Hollywood. She probably strokes Karl’s ego quite a bit.

    And you’re right, the red does look really cheap. It looks like dye you’d get from CVS, not a professional dye job.

    But then again, Blake is a cheap looking girl.

  3. khaveman says:

    She and Karl are draped in weirdness. Ugly weirdness.

  4. Ingrid says:

    I don’t mind the red hair, it distracts me from looking at her face.

  5. Marjalane says:

    She IS a cheap looking girl- I think she’s someone who needs to keep her mouth shut and make an effort not to get over-emotive. The dress? Seriously ill conceived; It’s like the designer forgot where they were going with it.

    I laugh everytime I see (ala Michael K) “Kunty Karl”.

  6. Brassy says:

    She never looked more at home with a look than she did in The Town–you know, the movie where she played a cheap, trampy drunk? Exactly.

    She looks like Tonya Harding’s cute little sister with that hair. For the love of GAWD!

  7. myTbean says:

    Maybe shorter darker hair would help make people take her a little more seriously? Like a Katie Holmes do? I dunno… but she does come off like Garage sale Barbie. :/

  8. Lady Jane says:

    she looks like a beige sunset and not in a good way.

  9. Mark says:

    lmao all the jealous ugly bitches ,she looks gorgeous and classy

  10. baby says:

    wow. that is an epic fail if i ever saw one. from head to toe. JESUS. and normally i love Chanel, and her style (altho I resent her for it). first the pageanty green dress now this. yuckkk

  11. Vivi says:

    Blake makes anything look cheap, but I don’t think anyone could save this hot mess. It’s just awful.

    I am a fan of His Highness’s dinner jacket though.

  12. Kasey says:

    LMOL! Kaiser it’s post titles like these alone that keep me coming back after the disappointment of all-Royal-Wedding-all-the-time-all-uninteresting to me for TWO long, royally boring and disappointing days.

    I digress…..I LOVE how you don’t even need to READ the post to know exactly how you feel about Miss Lively and that hot, mess of a dress because you can tell by the title alone. Unlike the regular options of a negative affirmation/comment on an outfit VS. a positive affirmation/comment on an outfit you give THREE equally disparaging “choices”! You crack me UP!

  13. hmmhmm says:

    that red hair reminds me of the synthetic red-headed barbie I had as a kid.. but yeah, it does distract me from her face. I wish leighton meester would’ve BROUGHT it whenever the two are together for a fashion function. She used to nail it.. sigh

  14. lucy2 says:

    I don’t care for the gown.
    I used to think she was pretty, but not so much lately, she does look cheap.

  15. Ben says:

    It *is* weirdly off and cheap.

  16. Marie says:

    Her hair is the same color of her skin.

  17. Emily says:

    I’m kinda liking the red. HATE the dress, it’s just ugh. And the way it falls around her left foot, it looks like she’d be tripping over with every step she took.

  18. trevise says:

    Upclose; her fake nose still looks so HUGE.

  19. Jacq says:

    She’s like the T & A version of the Little Mermaid.

  20. Ashley says:

    The dress looks like a dirty curtain wrapped around a figure skating costume. She seems bland and forgettable.

  21. Fabianne says:

    I don’t have anything against the dress but it would’ve been better without the cuff bracelet. And it’s good she changed her nails. They were scary last time.

  22. Lindy says:

    The IDEA of everything here–the red hair, the lovely embroidery on sheer fabric, the flowing drapey silhouette–is fantastic.

    Using Blake to try to make that idea into a reality is an automatic fail–she manages to make Chanel couture look like something cracked out you’d see on Like someone made a run to Hancock Fabrics and thought this toga thing might work.

  23. marge says:

    tacky, cheap and/or budget you ask?
    I vote for all three

  24. monsley says:

    The Blake fans came out in force! Hilarious.

    It’s a pity both GG girls can’t look half as luminous when out & about as they do on TV. That show’s stylists & makeup/hair people are definitely top class. If only they could use the same people IRL both Blake and Leighton would always knock it out of the park.

  25. Sassy says:

    Yep, all I can see is TOGA PARTY. And the red hair looks totally budget.

  26. Wicked SteppMom says:

    Wow…If that’s Chanel Couture, I’m glad my budget only extends as far as TJ Maxx.

  27. Myra says:

    The more I see pictures of her, the more I’m beginning to like the dress.

  28. kathug says:

    OMG this is like the ugliest met gala ever!!! i have never seen so many cheap, budget looking dresses. im sure i could have picked out something more classy at my local Dillard’s

  29. Mick says:

    I am a natural red head, and red hair changes color continously. The sun, the shampoo, the conditioner, everything
    affects it. In the winter, the hair changes to a deeper red because there is less sunshine.

    Red from a bottle would be even more challenging to keep up with.

  30. NoFrank says:

    Karl Lagerfeld scares me. There’s something “Dr. Evil” about him that makes me think you would not to be anywhere near him when he’s shitface drunk. Also that dress is awful.

  31. dorothy says:

    I think it’s great thats she’s been trying out her “Barbie’s first sewing machine”.

  32. fancyamazon says:

    This is a case where the dress should be high fashion and glamorous (not my favourite colours, etc…but can appreciate what it should be), but because Blake has that awful posture and cheap personality it makes the dress look like a bad halloween costume. She should stick to little black dresses and such until she learns how to walk and stand in actual designer clothing.

  33. mia girl says:

    @NoFrank “Karl Lagerfeld scares me. There’s something “Dr. Evil” about him”

    I was just thinking the same thing in relation to this dress. Maybe he secretly wanted to mock her. You know, like “I am so powerful that I can make any women wear the stupidist thing”.

  34. kmn says:

    Ughhh she annoys me so much. What exactly has she done to deserve to be on Karl’s arm/be the face of Chanel?? She looks SO cheap and unsophisticated here and she perpetually has her boobs out and up! That’s her only sense of style right there. Down market is right! In my opinion, she’s not even a great actress…it makes me stabby that she’s managed to land herself in such a favorable position (glowing endorsements from Anna Wintour and Lagerfeld anyone???) She just doesn’t deserve it.

  35. kikay says:

    It looks like the clothes that the old indian lady from India wear when they wash their laundry in the stream or something,only this one sparkles.

  36. beth says:

    cheap-looking girl is cheap.

  37. Roxy75 says:

    Love her hair color, love her shoes.

  38. Rasputina says:

    Her ugly face. Every time I look at her, her face disturbs me more and more. Can we replace her head with a picture of a yellow smiley, please?

  39. kazoo says:

    i really wish someone would teach her how to poise. she always looks like a cheerleader.

    that dress is horrid.

  40. Mairead says:

    Jaysis that is an ugly dress.

    And she’s looking very oddringe as they say around here.

    Crypt-creepin’ Karl has repurposed some Graham & Brown wallpaper as a smart jacket I see. Stay stylish Cryptie!

  41. Jen says:

    Wow, that hair color does absolutely NOTHING for her. Yuck.

    Also, events like this so hot on the heels of an event like the royal wedding really highlight that money doesn’t buy you class. I realized that the other day when I saw pictures of Posh & Becks wearing outfits costing more than my car that screamed “Rich!”, but covered in tattoos that just screamed “Trashy!”

  42. Az says:

    I’m kind of flabbergasted that anyone can make Chanel couture look like mall wear.

  43. Annie says:

    She’s one of those people who you can just tell has had a nose job in a way that’s hard for me to put my finger on. Her nose looks nice if you blank out the rest of her face and look at it individually but it just doesn’t fit the overall gestalt of her face…same with Kim Kardashian.

  44. Nina says:

    Her hair color is really nice, actually. It’s her skin that ruins it. Redheads don’t tan. They just don’t. So if one wants to be a convincing redhead, they have to have pale skin .. which I’m sure she’d have if she would lay off the fake tanner.

  45. Hanh says:

    wow amazing how she made a couture dress look like a frat toga party outfit. I love the beading on the dress. I hate the cheapness of her dye job. Brassy orange anyone?

  46. original kate says:

    i am confused by this dress and feel like i have no opinion of it at all.

    isn’t blake the girl that chris martin supposedly boned? wonder if blake & goop had a slapfight in the ladies room.

  47. serena says:

    Hate everything, including Black itself.
    But MAD LOVE the shoes!!!

  48. Tia C says:

    All of the above! Tacky, cheap AND budget.

  49. Janna says:

    Very striking dress on her and love the color. Her hair color is meh. Or maybe it’s not the hair color, but, like someone above said, the fake tan against the hair color.

  50. Amy says:

    I don’t understand this girl’s appeal… she is not pretty and she cannot act (from what little I’ve seen of Gossip Girl, her character just seems annoying and she has this annoying syrupy sounding voice). And I never like anything she dresses herself in. I don’t get it!

  51. gabs says:

    She is that girl that can make something so classy and elegant look CHEAP. I still dont see what Karl sees. Shes too barbie for chanel. ugh!

  52. Ron says:

    She looks like a hooker who got busted in her Fredricks of hollywood body suit and then wrapped herself in the bedsheet for the perp walk.

  53. ladybert62 says:

    Mamma Mia! That hair color is so wrong – looks like a quickie dye job gone horribly bad – that dress is – well words fail me at this point! I dont know who that male freak is that she is standing next to but he looks downright CREEPY!

  54. Cinderella says:

    Her hair just doesn’t know what it wants to be when it grows up.

  55. Camille says:

    Hate, hate, hate the dress, but Blake herself looks pretty.
    I don’t think anyone would look good in that dress.

  56. jemshoes says:

    When high fashion gets low-brow it’s because there’s too much orange fake tan everywhere! :D

  57. anna says:

    The fake tan is what makes her look so cheap.

  58. rainstarr says:

    Who’s the guy in the first pic to the right and behind of Karl? Now HE’s HOT. Forget about the average cheerleader and the crypt keeper! And I agree with a previous poster, you can’t pull of a redhead look with tanned (cough *orange*) skin.

  59. Newbie says:

    @mia girl: YES!

    This look is awful. No way around it.

  60. Lia says:

    It’s hilarious that the sillies in Hollywood fall all over the ridiculous Karl Lagerfeld. He looks like a goofball character that Will Farrell would play. Does the Count Dracula look really get him the women he wants? (or the men….). It’s awful. Just awful.

  61. Nikki says:

    I actually like the gown, it would have been much better with an elegant up-do, the Barbie curls are cheapening it. And good Lord, Karl Lagerfeld is just frightening, he looks like a corpse in that first picture. I might have nightmares.

  62. danielle says:

    I like the dress. I LOVE the shoes. I think she is a bit shiny tho…