Taylor Swift attempts a princess-y version of punk at the Met Gala: cute or fug?

I have literally no idea what Taylor Swift’s Met Gala look was all about, or what she was trying to achieve or whatever. Swifty wore one of her favorite designers, J. Mendel. And as such, she looked like she always looks, because she always wears J.Mendel on red carpets. We’ve seen versions of this dress on her a million times before. I guess that’s why Swifty tried to mess it up a bit with her hair and makeup? Her hair – which is naturally curly – looks crimped. And her makeup doesn’t work, I don’t think. I just think this whole look is a FAIL. Also: did she get her bolt-ons taken out?!!?

Amber Heard in Emilio Pucci – God, I just hate everything about this. Amber is actually a pretty woman with a great figure, and she can pull off lots of different kinds of looks. She could have done “punk” really well. But she chose this fussy, lace dress that covers her figure and blends in perfectly with the carpet. It’s terrible. It ages her. It’s just an ugly dress. And her hair is bad too.

Emilia Clarke in Ralph Lauren. She looks beautiful, she looks like a bombshell. I wish she would show up to, like, the Golden Globes like this. Because I think it’s wasted on the Met Gala. She doesn’t look right for the event at all. But does she get some points for looking pretty in general?

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  1. bostonian says:

    Taylor pinned her bangs back, I really really like them styled like that. She has a small face, the bangs don’t do her any favors.

    • gg says:

      I agree. That shade of red just looks cheap and pedestrian of the lowest order to me – reminds me of Fredrick’s of Hollywood scratchy polyester lace panties.

      I’m surprised at how fresh Taylor looks here – she looks completely different and her face looks less alien with her hair back like this. Maybe she got her teeth fixed too? Either way, she wins hands down in this lineup.

  2. paola says:

    Who’s that woman with that HORRIBLE stripy dress in that last pic? i want some bleach for my eyes

  3. Shade says:

    I actually don’t hate Taylor’s look. Can’t believe I just said that.

  4. V4Real says:

    I really like Taylor’s make-up it makes her eyes pop but the dress is too Nicole Kidman.

    Emilia Clark heard the word red carpet and thought she was going to the Oscars.

    Amber Heard is just boring and I don’t find her as attractive as I used to think she was.

  5. annaloo. says:

    Taylor didn’t get the look. SO many people didn’t get it.

  6. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    I love Taylor but I too feel like we’ve seen this kind of dress on her a hundred times. Like that we can see her forehead for the first time in like three years.

    Amber’s look is really disappointing because she’s one of those girls who could pull off edgy/punk with little effort, she looks great, but not as great as she could look.

  7. MisJes says:

    Just like her boyfriends, she just couldn’t get the commitment level she wanted from that shit hair.

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

    when Taylor Swift is the most punk of the post,there is a huge problem

  9. Quinn Parker says:

    I’m amazed at how many people missed the mark on this theme…and it could have been so fun!

  10. Joanna says:

    i can’t believe johnny depp is with amber heard. to me, she just looks average, esp w brown hair. just average.

  11. marie says:

    Swifty looks cute but it’s not punk. Emilia kind of looks like Madonna’s “Material Girl” .. wait that was more pink right?

  12. Kristine says:

    Emilia Clarke looks amazing but its not right for the event. All the rest, eh.

  13. Apples says:

    Taylor: It wasn’t perfect but, I thought she looked great in that makeup. Her dress seemed more on the “Couture” end of the theme but, at least her dress had some punk references with the netting, etc.
    Am I the only one who thinks the dress looks like a rip-off of an old McQueen, though?!

  14. boredbrit says:

    What’s wrong with her eye make up? Looks pretty good to me…

  15. Talie says:

    I never realized that Taylor has practically no neck.

  16. Irin says:

    Once again you guys got it wrong. Please hire a fashion expert dont give advice about something you guys dont know anything .Im a fashion student and I work in a magazine and I would say Taylor looks flawless. That is a very good look for her, she is still a young girl trying to have fun. I just dislike the hair event thought I love her curly hair.

  17. Tig says:

    I liked Taylor’s look as well- of these three, she’s definitely the best.

  18. littlestar says:

    I think Taylor looks fantastic! Her makeup looked great, but I wish she crimped her hair a bit more and had more pink in it. Like big poufy crimped hair – it would have looked very glamorous punk then.

  19. serena says:

    Love Emilia Clarke dress, she looks gorgeous. But again, nobody really got this ‘punk’ theme.. they all messed up.

    Still, I kind of like Swifty’s attire.

  20. DreamyK says:

    Taylor looks great and should wear her hair like that more often. I forget how tall she is until I see her standing next to some guy who has to look up to her. Heh. She’s who I picture as being what Bianca looks like in the Up in the Air series with David Beckham being Mr. Cavendish *fans self* ;)

  21. Domestic_diva says:

    Emilia looks like she has on a jcpenny prom dress to me and as much as I can’t stand shifty swiftly her face looks great to me and I think ambers dress is super sexy love it

  22. Domestic_diva says:

    Emilia looks like she has on a jcpenny prom dress to me and as much as I can’t stand swifty her face looks great to me and I think ambers dress is super sexy love it

  23. Dawn says:

    So okay TS looks great, young and fresh. I hope she pushed old Grumpy off the stage and sang a Blonde’s tune! Okay I know she didn’t but pay back would be so great!

  24. Ang says:

    Why does anyone believe she got a boob job?

  25. Kayla says:

    Glad taylor put those bangs away.. At least for one night.

  26. EIleen says:

    I saw Taylor Swift’s picture this morning and had to admit to my husband that she “Looked beautiful” and nearly choked saying it, lol. She always looks flawless so props to her and her team.

  27. Thiajoka says:

    I never noticed before that Taylor has a reptilian face, but the heavy eye makeup underscores it to me.

  28. kay says:

    oh my god i love that it’s not even possible that swifty just didn’t get a boob job.

  29. Jei says:

    Here and Lainey (how surprising!) only hates Amber’s look because you hate Johnny. And hate the idea that she didn’t left him, etc.
    The girl looks great. Even if her look is not punk, you can’t criticize her because is one of those women that looks great in a potato sack!

  30. TheOriginalVctoria says:

    Tay rocked it. It was punk for her I guess. But I love her hair. I used to wear that style in 12th grade.

  31. kim says:

    Taylor looked dumb. Bad styling. She looka like an extra from a star trek movie…

  32. KellyinSeattle says:

    I think Taylor looked good, but does she EVER smile?

  33. xxx says:

    I actually really like Taylor’s outfit. This is genuinely high fashion with some (admittedly still girly) punk influences. I like it. I like the hair. I think her hair and make up could have been edgier and she is a little safe but she pulled it off, unlike a lot of other people!

    Amber Heard looks awful. Expected more.

    Emilia Clarke looks HOT! Not punk at all apart from her cool earring, but super hot.