Blake Lively in a tiered Gucci ball gown at the Met Gala: not punk but not bad?

Blake Lively got invited to the Met Gala this year. Surprised? Don’t be. Blake is one of Anna Wintour’s favorite young Fashion Girls, and designers clamor to dress Blake for whatever reason. Blake wore this Gucci gown, probably because she’s currently the face of a Gucci fragrance. While the dress isn’t punk AT ALL, I was surprised to discover that I didn’t hate it at all. In the thumbnails, I thought she might have been wearing Marchesa, so I’m glad she wasn’t and I think this Gucci is probably what Marchesa is trying to achieve with many of their ball gown looks. This dress fits Blake beautifully, it’s interesting and the only think I would change would be her slicked-back hair. This would have been a good awards show look, either for the Globes or the Oscars.

And here’s Blake’s casting nemesis, Rooney Mara. Hahaha, Rooney Mara wore Givenchy, just like Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and Madonna. Rooney must have been horrified!!! HOW GAUCHE. God, Givenchy had some of the absolute WORST looks on the red carpet, right? And I can’t believe they dressed both co-chairs (Beyonce and Rooney) so terribly. This dress looks like a goth wedding look made from a repurposed doily.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Allie says:

    It hurts me to say it, because I really dislike Blake, but that dress is one of my favorite looks from last night. Boooo

  2. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    I love Rooney. So interesting and so genuinely talented – that being said though, the dress and the dark lipstick is giving off more of a goth vibe than anything, I think people just substituted “punk” for “goth” in their minds. Rooney does look amazing though.

  3. Cece says:

    I completely disagree about Rooney – I think she nailed the look of the night and still looked classy. I would never wear the dress, but it’s so right for the night.

  4. MissKittyKay says:

    Did Blake get new boobs? I don’t remember them being that big

  5. bns says:

    Rooney looks great, but I feel like she’s worn that dress before.

  6. Jegede says:

    The Side Effect Girls. LOL

    Blake looks lovely. I like it
    The lower case of the dress is more goth than punk.

    But she’s starting to go the Lollipop look.
    Blake dear have a hamburger.

    I do like Ronney’s outfit. She seems to be someone who could fit the ‘new Winona Ryder’ mantle

    Only it seems she has been in Lisbeth mode for sooo long the theme/dress is all deja vu.

  7. Erinn says:

    I absolutely love Blake’s dress.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Me too–LOVE the dress. She looks awesome–just not sure that it’s really punk ya know? Would have been cool to see her do something a little edgier but she strikes me as the kind of girl who always has to look pretty and feminine.

  8. LAK says:

    I love Rooney’s dress. It’s from several seasons ago rather than being custom made specifically for her for this event.

  9. Aiobhan says:

    I like both dresses but do not care for the women in them. I hate to say because I love Ricardo Tisci but: he should just stick to daywear. His evening looks are either disasters or tacky messes that could possibly be redeemed with some tailoring and a better celebrity to but the dress on.

  10. Lucrezia says:

    What’s the bit of dark (red?) material at the top of Rooney’s right leg?

    I’d almost say a garter, but it’s far too angled. I can’t figure out what it is supposed to be.

  11. LadyLupton says:

    I normally have boob-envy when I see pictures of Blake but this dress kind of kills them.

  12. Olivia J. says:

    I would be more impressed by Rooney’s look if she hadn’t been dressing like this nonstop since the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo came out.

  13. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Man, Rooney Mara just makes me so stabby…
    The *corpse bride* look has been done to death (no pun intended).

  14. truthful says:

    let me get this out of the way, Blake looked nice…

    Rooney’s dress looked the best out of all of the Givenchy dressess last night, I like her look.

    I am fixated on the lady’s hair in the background of Blake’s photo..its HUGE.

  15. Taylor says:

    Deleting my previous comment — I was wrong!

  16. Isa says:

    Blake’s face looks different. Is it the fake eyelashes? Smokin’ hot bod.
    Rooney creeps me out.

  17. Kate says:

    Rooney Mara needs to find a new facial expression.

  18. Irin says:

    Beautiful dress, beautiful body, horrible face and personality this girl is so boring go back to the suburbs with your fake boobs.

  19. serena says:

    Rooney Mara looks like a ghost.

  20. moon says:

    how is blake rooney’s acting equal in any way?

  21. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Blake looks pretty, great body too.

    And I prefer Rooney’s dress than the other godawful Givenchy dresses that other celebs wore.

  22. sarah says:

    Why does Blake always look like she’s about to fall backward?

  23. Ally8 says:

    Woo, Ryan Reynolds let her out of the house! But he picked her outfit.

  24. xxx says:

    Oh Rooney… This should have been your night to shine sister! I expected so much of her! Several of her past choices would have worked so much better than this. It is goth in white, not punk-influenced at all. Ah well, the dress at least is decent enough.

    I HATE Blake’s dress. I hate all dresses in this style. There’s something so garish about this style of dress. Ugh. That baby blue with the black is awful. It’s total ice-skater/princess crap.