January Jones vs. Jessica Paré: which Mrs. Draper looked better at the Met Gala?

Unfortunately for all of us, the ladies of Mad Men were not completely represented at last night’s Met Gala. And by that I mean Christina Hendricks and her bountiful rack of awesomeness were not in attendance. Instead, we got the two Mrs. Drapers. (There are actually three Mrs. Drapers overall, but I guess no one counts Don Draper’s first wife!). January Jones (Mrs. Draper #2) and Jessica Paré (Mrs. Draper #3) were both in attendance. January wore yellow & black Atelier Versace, a pretty standard bustier and mermaid-skirt design. January, as you may know, thinks she’s super-high-fashion. And you may remember, she rarely pulls off “the look” she’s attempting. As for this dress… I’m not sure about the hip fins or anything, but her body looks great. I don’t care for this shade of yellow on her, though. I think that might be my biggest issue – the color doesn’t suit her.

While her hair looks fine in general, I don’t think this style really goes with the dress or the event. And I hate the combination of the turquoise necklace with the yellow dress. Your jewelry doesn’t have to be matchy-matchy, but it shouldn’t look so thrown together without any thought either.

Jessica Paré wore L’Wren Scott, which… shows a great deal of fashion confidence, I think. I love L’Wren, and while she might not be the “coolest” designer out there, the clothes are always beautiful and well-made. This coppery-bronze color really suits her coloring, and while this look isn’t going to be considered groundbreaking or incredible fashion-forward, it suits her and she looks beautiful. Well done!

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. LadyJane says:

    Put those buck-teefs away Megan!

  2. Tiffany27 says:

    January looks like that superhero from The Watchmen in that dress.

  3. Jackie says:

    they both look like hell, but january jones really has horrendous taste.

    such a shame, especially since the mad men team make her look so beautiful on the show. goes to show how hair/makeup/outfit/overall style can either make you look stunningly attractive or mediocre at best.

  4. helvetica says:

    Finally, january gets it right. She looks great here

  5. Beyonce's Bump says:

    JJ looks marvelous. She is ridiculously pretty. I am not caught up with seasons so not sure who buck teef is or if I will and am a fan…yet…

  6. Launicaangelina says:

    I love January’s daring dress and would rock a shorter version of it! Jessica’s dress does nothing for me. I thought the coloring would have made her glow but it actually washed her out. And her hair looks wet; like she just got out of the shower and they forgot to style it. Also, Jessica needs some posing lessons because she’s not getting it right in these pics. She’s much prettier than she’s coming across here.

  7. lil ole me says:

    I just can’t get my head around Jessica. Perhaps it’s because she sucked the life outta Don Draper on Mad Men and turned him into a sap. So I dislike her character & I guess that transfers over to real life for me.

    I prefer Januray’s dress, however, yellow is not her color. She does have beautiful skin. Her and Amber Heard.

  8. Cathy says:

    I don’t care for either dress. But if I had to say which one was uglier I would say Jessicas.

  9. Mel says:

    I think they both look really pretty. Call me mellow today.

  10. Maritza says:

    January looks gorgeous but you’re right that necklace doesn’t look right with that yellow dress.

  11. janie says:

    Love January’s dress!! As a fellow blonde, I know how hard it is to wear yellow and am impressed she’s pulling it off.

  12. Alexis says:

    My goodness Jessica is looking terrible. And she is so gorg on Mad Men. I feel as though the whole female cast (except for Liz Moss) looks much worse out of makeup/costume…

  13. Azurea says:

    I think JJ thought the necklace shapes echoed the shapes in the bustier. But it’s not enough to tie them together effectively…

  14. Zelda says:

    I think Pare looks really wide in that (anyone would, in those sequins.

    I love Jones’ necklace. Love.

  15. Blake says:

    I love JJ’s dress. This is the MET Gala, people! This is the time to wear a dress like this! She looks fantastic. Jessica Pare looks good too, but she played it too safe. Again, this is the MET Gala – think outside the box!

  16. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Bad posing, Jessica. The yellow dress is interesting..I actually like yellow on JJ.

  17. francesca says:

    Jessica looks like hell warmed over. She is beautiful on the show but obviously does not translate well outside of it.

  18. Jordan says:

    I don’t like either of these dresses. The bright yellow looks like a bumble bee and the other one is just plain and ugly.

  19. lucy2 says:

    I don’t care for either dress. Both women are very pretty, but look much better on the show, I think the make up and wardrobe people there are genius.

  20. Mia says:

    I love JJ’s outfit! This is the one night where the celebs are supposed to take risks and wear interesting outfits, not safe award show outfits. I love how colorful JJ, I love the shape of it. Is it the most flattering dress, no not at all, but she works it.

    JP’s outfit is just eh and boring to me.

  21. OMGjuststop says:

    January looks fabulous! Jessica looks okay, but just as I was getting over her huge teeth, here she is baring them again.

  22. Joie says:

    Both of these are 10 times worse than Sofia’s.

  23. Dawn says:

    I think January got it right. Loved the dress and her hair and her makeup. So I would say in this case at least the ex Mrs. Draper wins.

  24. B says:

    I love JJ’s look. The necklace is a little weird but I don’t hate it.

  25. MBGB says:

    Jessica: Invisalign. Get it. Please.

  26. Cait says:

    Wow, Jessica is stunning! Great color for her.

  27. Jenna says:

    Hate the color with those accents on the dress, not to mention the necklace.

    Jessica looks good!

  28. Stubbylove says:

    Jessica is a beautiful woman but her blue steel pose is, well just awful.

  29. Sarah says:

    The red slits on January’s dress make her boobs look like evil robot eyes.

    Also, I love that Jessica has kept her natural teeth. So many women think that being flawless is the goal to looking beautiful, but the opposite is true. Sometimes its that small “flaw” that makes the woman so memorable.

  30. Embee says:

    Disagree totally. The second one is just blah but JJ looks great. Her ensemble is very evocative of the whole southwestern/native american design vibe that’s heating up.

  31. mar says:

    I like January’s dress.

    You guys need to remember- the designers choose the dress, NOT the person wearing it

  32. Kim says:

    Goodness January Jones is a ugly girl isnt she?!

  33. Shelly says:

    They both look great, but I really love January’s look. I love turquoise with yellow.

  34. Marianne says:

    I love January Jones dress

  35. Ginger says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who dislikes jessicas teeth. I usually like quirky flaws on people but her teeth are distracting.

  36. Mindy says:

    I think Jessica Pare wins, and her teefs are awesome!

  37. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    I’m confused, do you hate the clothing or the people in them and/or what their characters did on television a fortnight ago? People (perhaps ones writing the articles?) cannot separate these women from their characters on television and are totally warped by those opinions. What do you even want?

  38. Coffee says:

    January looks absolutely stunning. Have we all forgot that she just had a child as well? The fit is a solid choice for her. She looks amazing.

  39. kaligula says:

    January is definitely a risk-taker when it comes to fashion. I respect that, it shows some hints of inner strength and uniqueness. Jessica on the other hand has yet to learn how to work it. Her beauty is off the charts, but she looks here like a teenager going to the prom in the dress that her parents picked out for her….

  40. ezra says:

    Leave her teeth alone-what look do you prefer? The crazy straight denture look where they’ve been so bleached they are almost a hue of blue?
    Teeth are sexier when they are not perfect-small flaws are sexy.
    January’s dress looks like it is made from banana peels.