Kate Beckinsale in pink Alberta Ferretti at the Met Gala: too glam or just right?

Here we have Kate Beckinsale in tiered asymettric Alberta Ferretti, looking like she’s going to the Golden Globes. As I mentioned earlier, a few of the designers said last night that “pink is the color of punk.” No it isn’t. They may have tried to reinvent punk as some Avril Lavigne pink skull teenage angst, but that’s not true to the movement. This is in homage to nothing except Hollywood, although Kate looks flawless and somewhat too “done” as usual. I do like her earrings but they’re contemporary, not punk.

Elizabeth Banks mixed it up in a Atelier Versace gold chainmail jacket dress with studds. In the late 80s I used to hit up the Salvation Army for men’s jackets, which I would wear with dresses, t-shirts and jeans, and always with combat boots. This dress reminds me of that jacket trend. It’s kind of cool.

Dakota and Elle Fanning were cute sisters in Rodarte. I didn’t realize how much taller Elle, 15, was than her sister Dakota, 19, until I saw them on the red carpet interviewed together. They were super cute and giggly and Elle admitted she’s more adventurous with fashion than her sister. This dress with sequin angel wings on the back was very true to the theme and looked great on Dakota. Elle’s dress was more 60s hippie with the tie dye, but I like that she went experimental and that she’s covered up.

Hailee Steinfeld was styled so differently that I didn’t recognize her at first! She was in Donna Karan Atelier, and she was there with Teen Vogue editor Andrew Bevan. (not shown.) The dress isn’t that “punk,” but its whimsical and her hair and makeup make up for it.

Finally Julianne Moore was a big miss in this navy blue Balenciaga sack gown. I get the impression that Julianne is such a compliant person that she lets designers do whatever they want she doesn’t push back at all. This was a snooze and did not flatter her.

photo credit: WENN.com

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  1. don't kill me i'm french says:

    Kate beckinsale is pretty (but she’s always pretty)but not punk

  2. Kristine says:

    All of these are pretty bland and ugly except for Dakota. She looks pretty adorbs in that dress. It’s edgy but still feminine.

    Julianne.. Oh Julianne. I love her and seeing her like this makes me so sad.

  3. Lizzie says:

    Kate Beckinsale looks like a bridesmaid. Red taffeta is not for the Met Gala.

  4. LadyMTL says:

    Okay seriously, this is getting sad. Why is it so hard for these women to grasp the concept of punk? Pink is not punk. Ruffly is not punk. None of these looks are punk.

    I would have died of joy to have been able to wear Westwood or vintage McQueen to an event like this and they all failed so hard. Now excuse me while I go cry in a corner.

    • BooBooLaRue says:

      Thank you LadyMTL. Pink is NOT punk. *joining you in the corner*

    • littlestar says:

      Oh man, I would love to wear vintage McQueen to the Met Gala! I think the problem with a lot of the celebrities at the Met Gala last night is that they were afraid of looking “ugly” or “bad”, so that’s why they didn’t push the punk theme. Punk isn’t known for being glamorous and/or beautiful. And heaven forbid someone like Blake Lively be seen in anything but a too tight sexy mermaid gown lol.

      • LadyMTL says:

        Yep, I think their egos got in the way. I mean, it’s not like they’d have looked ugly in (for example) McQueen’s famed tartan dress, or even something from Gaultier, but they couldn’t wrap their minds around not being a pretty princess for one night.

        *Returns to the corner to sit with BooBooLaRue*

  5. serena says:

    I love Dakota’s dress, the only one in this post who was ‘kind of’ punk. The others no way.

  6. Lulu.T.O. says:

    So many of them seemed to think that as long as their hair was sky high they were good.

  7. Ozge says:

    Have you seen Elle’s gown? I really like it, it might be my favourite.

  8. Anna says:

    Hailee’s dress was one of my favorites bc it was just a bit subversive. It is 1950′s tea party/pretty princess at first but then the fact that it’s leather AND working the safety pin element in a totally creative way make it a true, age-appropriate, event-appropriate original.

  9. judyjudy says:

    Hippie tie-dye is the utter exact opposite of punk.

    I’m blown away at how few people at this event understand what punk means. It’s embarrassing.

  10. tifzlan says:

    I will always and forever love Hailee Steinfeld.

  11. Ag says:

    Looooove the angel wings dress! Awesome. And Kate looks great, as always.

  12. Stubbylove says:

    Best dressed for me is Elizabeth Banks. I think she knocked it out of the park w/staying with the theme of the night as well as stylish and edgy.

  13. lucy2 says:

    I kind of love Elizabeth’s.
    I like Kate’s look, but it’s not at all punk for this, and I’ve seen her choose much edgier things for different events.
    The others are pretty good too.

  14. Rhiannon says:

    None of this fits the theme. At all. Sadly Miley freakin Cyrus came closest. How about Debbie Harry’s parallel lines album cover dress, or Chrissy hyndes smudge leather, or the slits, or Joey ramone FFs?

  15. xxx says:

    Kate is not punk at all in style, definitely more glam, but she looks fab and something about her attitude is a little punk-ish. I can’t quite figure out what it is! It’s weird, I thought she would have this down, she knows it better than most. She still looks good though.

    Elizabeth just looks 80s/early 90s.

    Dakota’s dress is cute. I don’t LOVE it, but it’s cute and kind of works. Her sister’s dress is awful and her make up is worse, but she is very young so I’ll leave it at that.

    Hailee is actually fantastic. From a distance this is a gorgeous 40s style dress, which is a great length on a younger girl. Up close, it’s detailing is… SAFETY PINS! Yay! And I think it may be leather too. The thing is, the idea is to show the influences punk has had on high fashion, not to dress up like a punk impersonator. Safety pins were a huge influence on high fashion, that came directly from punk fashion. Hell, that famous Liz Hurley dress was a classic example of this. Not actually pink at all, but elements of that street-style influenced high fashion. I think she did really well.