Selena Gomez in Diane von Furstenberg at the Met Gala: perfect or boring?

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez is in the midst of a career reinvention. She just signed with new management and is hopefully receiving some good advice. This plum-colored Diane Von Furstenberg dress is superb. If this look is any indication of Selena’s future fashion, she’s doing well. This is a simple silhouette that’s been livened up a bit with a ruched, asymmetrical bodice. The fabric hugs her figure without gripping too shamelessly. Selena looks mature but not like she’s trying too hard. Finally, Selena looks like a 21-year-old instead of a teenager playing dress up!

Selena didn’t jump in for the costume theme, but this is still a winning look for her. Her hair and makeup are subdued but elegant. The geometric earrings add just a dash of adventure.

Selena Gomez

Selena’s frenemy, Kendall Jenner, tottered into the venue in a too-tight Topshop dress. This look cements Kendall as a full-fledged member of the tacky Klan. I was hoping she’d escape the bad Kardashian styling, but this dress is a fug, wrinkly, satin-y mess. Poor Kendall couldn’t sit down all evening. Selena wins this battle.

Rashida Jones did really well by Rashida standards! I’ve long lamented Rashida’s lack of style, which frumpens up her beauty. This Tory Burch isn’t much compared to last night’s collection of dresses, but it works. What an improvement. This lilac and blue gown simmers with old school touches. The off-the-shoulder neckline and glam curls are a step in the right direction. More of this, Rashida.

Maggie Q wore a Zac Posen dress that seemed too severe for the occasion. She looks like an ornate pilgrim.

Maggie Q

Karlie Kloss wore a witchy Oscar de la Renta gown that was quite fascinating upon closeup. The dress looks like burnished metal.

Karlie Kloss

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  1. eliza says:

    Maggie Q is so beautiful which is why this look is very disappointing.

  2. Dani2 says:

    Selena looks very pretty but also kinda boring, it’s not an exciting look, it’s okay. Oh and apparently she and Taylor posed together for a picture? That’s interesting.

    Kendall looks like a Kardashian, the overdone wild hair, the tighter-than-tight dress, the needy “please pay attention to me” stare, this is the first time she’s really seemed like Kim’s little sister to me.

    • Josephine says:

      The old lady hair killed me. At her age and with her body, she could wear anything, but she choose tacky and too mature instead. Proof positive that those people have no taste whatsoever. They are all so dated looking.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Yeah Kendall looks awful and try-hard.

        To me Selena’s hair and makeup are both bad IMO.

        I’m someone who has had a round face for most of her life–really it didn’t start to thin out into a heart shape until I hit 30.

        I also have a small and pouty mouth similar to Selena’s-which can get lost on a round face.

        I can say from personal experience that this kind of hair and makeup just makes a round face look chubbier–it’s just not flattering.
        Better to do a heavier eye and light lipstick-pink or coral.
        I do like that burgundy/wine color on her though.

    • Dani says:

      All of the ‘big’ models wore fug dresses made of the same gross satin material in different colors. Maybe it was planned. Reminds me of prom.

  3. Sabrina says:

    Rashida’s dress looks terrible. Selena’s dress is lovely.

  4. smee says:

    Selena G looks fantastic. Mature and sexy without the trashy, altho I can’t believe I’m commenting on her………

    I LOVE Rashida Jones, but I think she looks terrible here. The hair and dress age her and it’s just not flattering in any way.

    Where are the Kate Upton pix?

  5. Tatjana says:

    Selena and MAggie Q look good.
    Rashida looks frumpy.

  6. Belle Epoch says:

    Wow, Kendall’s dress looks so painful. This look was so unnecessary!

  7. bsh says:

    No. Look at how the strap sits on the shoulder. It makes her arm look fat. Rashida is a stunning woman, she would look great in almost everything, but this satin pale pink disaster is a no-no.

  8. SamiHami says:

    Selena looks good. Great color for her!

    Kendall Jenner is just too try hard. Such a shame.

    Ornate Pilgrim-LOL! You nailed it! Perfect descriptor!

  9. Erinn says:

    Salena looks beautiful. She’s looking a little less baby faced, too. My face changed a bit when I was about 21, so maybe it’s settling into a bit more of an adult shape. Either way, she’s always going to look young.

    I love her earrings, the color of the gown, and the cut. She did good.

  10. Karen says:

    That color is lovely on Selena, the lipstick clashes though. Rashida should have worn her hair up. And worn a different dress clearly lol.

    All the Topshop dresses were bad, why are they trying to get in on the designer game?

  11. magpie says:

    Rashida still looks too matronly.
    Kendell: Full on KK
    Love Selena’s earrings.
    Love the Zac Posen black dress. Super gothic, structured and cool.

  12. M.A.F. says:

    Maggie Q for the win! Loved her dress.
    Selena’s dress is pretty and she looks good but boring for the Met. Any other event it would have been fine.
    Kendall has bad hair. I kept starting at it trying to figure out how they got it that way. Terrible.
    Rashida-love the color but to me, it is another reason why we don’t wear satin outside of the bedroom. I just want to iron the dress as she walks.

  13. paola says:

    I was wondering if Lorraine Schwartz rents the jewels or if the celebrities actually buy them.

  14. QQ says:

    Rashida PAINS ME, That fabric is Godawful as is the fit AND THEN her hair looks like it got limp and sweaty on the way over :(

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

    Selena looks good and boring

  16. Buckwild says:

    Kendall looks like her ribs are about to split into pieces. That body though…VS needs to give her a call!

    • Allie says:

      Yeah she’s thin and tall. But has no boobs. Or hips. Shouldn’t a lingerie company have curvy women as well? She has the body of a runway model (not sure if she’s too trashy to do that) but I vote no for suppppsedly sexy underwear model.

  17. Mia4S says:

    Zzzzzzz. Sorry, can’t comment, I got to end of these photos and fell asleep.

  18. captain says:

    Selena’s dress is gorgeous and perfect. Her face is all wrong though.
    “Her hair and makeup are subdued but elegant” – I don’t think so.

  19. lucy2 says:

    Selena’s may not be exciting, but I think it looks great. Pretty color and nice fit too.
    I love Rashida and she is beautiful, but I almost never like her fashion choices.

  20. Dhavynia says:

    Selena will win hands down even if she was wearing a sack in comparison to any Kardashian

  21. poppy says:

    the black dress is amazing but the top pleats/gathers are overwhelming.
    rashida. so sad with that cut and fit.
    the mermaid dresses at least fit properly.

  22. Maggi says:

    I love how Selena’s dress fits her. I don’t like plum colors, I find them aging but she still managed to pull it off.

    Rashida looks matronly and frumpy. I know she hates selfies but maybe she should try taking some so she can figure out what looks good on her and what doesn’t. I don’t know, maybe she should send sexy, naked pictures to her partner or something….anything to make that inner school marm of hers die.

  23. serena says:

    Loving Selena’s whole look! Finally she brings in something good and more adult!
    I like these dark plum colours on her, she’s really a beautiful girl.

    Kendall Jenner fell into the mermaid dress-insanity that the Kardashian klan’s loves. Bad choice.

  24. HoustonGrl says:

    Maggie Q was my favorite look of the night. It’s dramatic and severe, but it’s costum-y enough for the occasion, and she looked stunning. Selena looked lovely, but this is a very safe choice. Rashida, oh lord. I actually felt nauseous when I scrolled down to that second pic of her, and you can see that bizarre blue part of the dress that looks like it’s being birthed by the violet bridesmaid nightmare above it.

  25. Kosmos says:

    Karlie Kloss looks the best here!! She looks like a perfect representation of what someone would wear to a MET gala. Selena can pull off this color and she looks great. I feel Maggie Q looks too severe here, but otherwise good.