Emma Watson in cutout Prabal Gurung at the Met Gala: boring or striking?

I love to see what Emma Watson wears on the red carpet because she loves contemporary fashion, she can rock some tiny micro minis, and she takes risks. So I thought that last night was a real missed opportunity for her. She wore this cutout Prabal Gurung wrap-look dress which just fell flat for me. For any other red carpet, for something like a movie premiere or an event, this would have worked well. It fits her like a dream, it highlights her great figure, and I love her sleek hair. This was supposed to be a punk night, and I would have loved to have seen her mix it up with some contrasting patterns or even some wild accessories like Sarah Jessica Parker. As it was, this was too safe. Her only nod to punk is an asymmetric earring. Still, she looks super cute.

Also, in some photos the dress looks navy blue, but I think that’s just due to the flash. It was probably black.

Uma Thurman baffled me in this green Zac Posen fishtail gown. She looked pretty, she really worked that dress, but this is in no way punk. These designers know the theme well ahead of time, they could have worked in a funky belt for her, but she just wore a dress more suited for the Oscars with glamorous styling and classic accessories. Very pretty, but staid and not mixing it up at all.

Julianne Hough at least tried a little in this reinterpretation of a strapless princess gown, from TopShop. Kaiser covered Nicole Richie’s TopShop gown, and both women did have punky looks. I like the geometric spider web-type print on the gown, the irregular hemline with a black tulle underskirt, her studded shoes and her black and white manicure. She even had some cool overdone eyelashes paired with nude makeup. Whoever styled Julianne did a great job. I think she’s wearing a spider ring too!

As we heard would happen, Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn made their red carpet debut as a couple. All I can do it smirk and shake my head. How is this plain white dress with gold drop earrings “punk”? Something nice: she toned down the raccoon eye makeup and her hair looks pretty.

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  1. LadyMTL says:

    Ergh, none of those dresses fit the theme. I’m really disappointed with Emma Watson because she could have rocked it. Julianne Hough’s is cute but it’s a bit too frou frou to really be punk, and it looks like it’s too big on top.

  2. Amelia says:

    So dull.
    Cut outs do not necessarily mean ‘punk’.
    And Julianne’s eyes scare the crap out of me. It’s like she’s giving someone the evils in most pictures.
    Actually, Julianne reminds me a little of Jennifer Aniston here.

  3. The Original Original says:

    Oh Uma! Poison Ivy is back

  4. Aiobhan says:

    Emma looks great until you get to those shoes. She should have put on something that looked less businesslike.

  5. Tessa says:

    Julianne embarrassed herself. OMG, wtf is she wearing? It’s one thing to be on theme, but another to insult fashion completely and look like a thrift store Halloween outfit. Ew.

  6. Maria says:

    she is slouching like Kstew but she doesnt come across so hostile and unmotivated.

  7. Christina says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: asking if Emma is dull is like asing if Alexander Skarsgard is hot. The answer is always, and unequivocably, ‘Yes!’

    She’s obviously trying for a sexier, edgier image, and it’s embarassing to watch. She’s like Natalie Portman in the sense that she could strip naked and still have all the sex appeal of a slice of white bread.

  8. lucy2 says:

    Wow, did EVERYONE get an invite to this?
    Emma looks uncomfortable, and while I like the color of Uma’s, it’s not terribly flattering to her.

  9. gatinha says:

    julianne looks like a sorority girl on halloween. wish emma had gone hard with the punk theme, she is tiny and can really pull off some looks less petite women cannot.

  10. Jegede says:

    Surprised Tiger Woods showing up on the red carpet with his piece did not create a bigger stir.

  11. Athena says:

    Oh, Emma….jeeez that’s not working. You know, I like Emma but the poor soul has zero sex appeal. This contraption Watson is wearing only reinforces her total lack of sex appeal.

  12. truthful says:

    Uma’s look did not fit the theme but she looks damn good for her age huh??
    I can’t tell you what she is serving but she’s serving something, LOL

    Julianne looks more kiddish “punky Brewster” mehhhh

    Emma is a cute girl but she always serves up the same facial expressions on the carpet but I must admit her dress is lovely and perfect for her frame..perfect.

    Tiger is aging fast, (ho hopping will do that to ya)no other comments about their contractual relationship.

  13. Kristine says:

    Emma!! Why!! This dress is terrible. I’m so disappointed in this. She really could have worn something funky and rocked it.

    Uma looks like shes having a flash back to poison ivy.

    Juliannes dress looks like a cheap halloween costume.

  14. Kate says:

    Isn’t Emma wearing Nicole K’s Oscar dress from a few years back with some scissors taken to it?

  15. tifzlan says:

    I LOVE Uma’s gown. It is drop dead gorgeous. Unfortunately, a little out of place for a punk themed Met gala.

  16. phlyfiremama says:

    Not very punk, but Uma Thurman looked GORGEOUS!!! I thought she was best dressed~no other dress stood out like that.

  17. NEENAZEE says:

    Has Zac Posen ever seen a naked woman? None of his dresses flatter the female form, they’re all way too fussy and structured and overwrought. Ugh!

  18. xxx says:

    Julianne Hough looks like she’s at a Halloween party.

    Emma Watson is boring and not on theme. She also needs to stand up STRAIGHT!

    Uma looks fabulous but is not even attempting to work in the theme.

  19. I do not know… there’s a thing tacky with regards to owning Ferrari branded stuff like this.. unless also you own a proper Ferrari.