Amy Adams in Oscar De La Renta at the Met Gala: pretty or cheap looking?

Amy Adams was in silver strapless Oscar De La Renta for last night’s Met Gala. This is not her best look. We’ve seen Adams with bizarre looking bustlines in the past, and she often takes calculated fashion risks that aren’t too out there. This dress is a miss, in my opinion. It’s too one-note, the bodice is not pretty, and the fabric is too bunchy. Her hair is too severe too. Great earrings though.

Beyond Fashion Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Kirsten Dunst was in a killer black one-shoulder Rodarte. The dress featured an expertly draped velvet panel across the top that extended to one arm. The Death Star from Star Wars was printed on the skirt and tiny sequins dotted the gown in a celestial theme. I absolutely love this dress and think it’s perfect for the Met Gala. Well done.

Beyond Fashion Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Beyond Fashion Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Giuliana Rancic also wore black, with less success. Her gown is Rhea Costa Gown and she paired it with some kind of vest that I’m hoping is faux fur, but it may be real. Her makeup is way too overdone and she looks um, too tiny. I don’t want to sound concern-trolly but it’s hard not to notice.

Leighton Meester was in a complicated bronze Pucci gown that looks like Mrs. Roper’s night out. What is with all the 70s looks lately? The craftsmanship on that dress is impressive, it’s just more of an art piece than something that highlights the wearer. Something nice, I like how relaxed and happy she looks. That really goes far to helping her carry this look, which would otherwise weigh her down. I bet that dress is heavy.

Beyond Fashion Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Rosie Huntington Whitely hit all the right notes in Balmain. I know some will find this dress too busy, but I like how daring and bold this look is. The dress mixes leopard print with gold metallic belt-like stripes and yet somehow it works. It showcases her supernatural legs and she’s accessorizing with giant gold bamboo-look hoops. Amazing. Those matchy gladiator shoes have got to go though. The dress shouldn’t have to compete with the shoes.

Beyond Fashion Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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  1. Jackie Jormp Jomp says:

    Amy Adams looks boring-looking, because she always does.
    I really like Leighton Meester’s dress.

    • Kate says:

      You say “boring” I say she’s effortlessly classy and doesn’t need to try as hard to be the center of attention like 99% of these other try hards. I appreciate class. So I guess if that’s “boring” to peeps than I’m cool with that.

      • Tatjana says:

        Exactly. She’s so talented, she doesn’t need to be in our faces at all times to stay relevant.

        I love Leighton’s dress. Rosie’s dress is great too, but it doeswn’t really go with the theme, does it?

      • Mrs. Darcy says:

        To be fair the Met Ball is all about the try hard, it’s almost the point for them to try to meet the theme without destroying it, the fashion catastrophes we take such glee in gawking/largely eye rolling at. It’s a fine line, too safe/boring and you haven’t tried, too out there and it’s a miss. I think of it as Anna Wintour’s own personal fashion Hunger Games. ;-0

      • V4Real says:

        Yep Amy Adams look is boring. The MET Gala is usually a theme oriented event where you are supposed to push the envelope a bit. It’s not about being a talented actress or a classy lady. She looks as if she didn’t put any effort into her look at all; just grabbed whatever was in the closet to go to this cool party.

        SOmebody please give Rosie a shield and a sword and she will be ready for the female version of Gladiator.

    • QQ says:

      I Agree Jackie, she DOES dress Boring-to – Matronly all the time so this is standard, I struggle to understand why the Celebitches Fangirl over this bland lady

      • Tatjana says:

        Because she’s talented, classy and seems to be a really nice person. Or at least, that is why I fangirl over her.

      • V4Real says:

        She’s not the only talented and classy lady in the game.

        I’m beginning to think classy and talented is code for nothing much going on there. So yep, she’s bland.

      • Kate says:

        @ QQ, and I struggle to understand why people are so nasty to such a talented woman and yet Fangirl over rich girls who came from rich backgrounds or had famous parents who got them where they are. Or plastic surgery. Take your pick.

        I like TALENT. I like beauty without plastic surgery. Adams has it. She didn’t come from famous parents. She didn’t come from a rich family. She’s pushing against the ageism of Hollywood by breaking out in her 30’s. She’s a good role model for my daughters.

        Really sorry if that’s bland for you. Guess we have different standards.

      • Mrs.Darcy says:

        @Kate I don’t think finding Amy’s style boring means that anyone is attacking her beauty or talent. In general her red carpet doesn’t thrill me but I think she is a magnificently gifted actress and like you admire here natural beauty and down to earth quality. I don’t think anyone here would deny Amy wins at everything meaningful over someone like Blake Lively or some of the non-entities who are more fashion forward/exciting dress-sense wise. But this is a night about fashion risk taking, and those who take little or no risk are bound to get a bit of slating. I think she looks lovely and she does fit the theme, if in a not particularly exciting way.

      • Jackie Jormp Jomp says:

        @Kate you are getting crazy bitter about the fact that we don’t like your favourite starlet’s dress. Some perspective, here?

      • Tatjana says:

        She is not the only talented and classy lady in the game, but those ladies don’t exactly get much press. Instead of fawning over her or Kerry Washington, people usually go bonkers over Jennifer Lawrence or Shailene Woodley, people who are much more “in your face” (maybe not on this site, but in general).
        I like her style, but I agree that her hair shouldn’t be so severe all the time.

      • Pinky Rose says:

        Yes. She is the definition of basic and bland (and the only performances of her I liked her American Hustle, The Master and Junebug. Though she was funny and cute in Enchanted. That is all). There are like one hundred more talented, classier and more gifted women than her, so she isn’t anything special in my opinion. Pretty, but unremarkable really.
        Having said that, I don’t think anyone goes nuts about her compare to many others. They just said she is “so classy, talented, etc” and move on. I have not seen commenters fawn around her.

      • Pepsi Presents...Coke says:

        Yikes. Are you Amy cousins, or something? She’s REALLY pretty, but no plastic surgery? Eh, follow your nose.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I LOVE Leighton’s dress so so much. She’s working it. I think she’s my favorite of the night.

    • Dubois says:

      Agree. BORING!

    • zinjojo says:

      If there was one thing that I took away from American Hustle (other than I love Christian Bale even when he’s chunky and balding) it’s that Amy Adams has MAGNIFICENT hair. She’s lovely, but her hair is amazing, and to see it pulled back so severely does her no favors. If she had worn her hair down, it would have helped, although the dress is not one of her best looks.

      • Becky1 says:

        I agree 100%. She has fantastic hair. I’m surprised that she pulls it back as often as she does. It’s her best feature.

    • Ramona Q. says:

      I like Leighton Meester’s dress, too. It would look beautiful on a woman 6′ tall.

  2. Dawn says:

    I don’t think she looks cheap at all. She looks lovely. She could have used a bit of color but otherwise she looked lovely.

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

    This MEt gala is really NOT a good MET for fashion

    • PunkyMomma says:

      I totally agree with you, Don’tKill. This year’s MET Gala was boring.

  4. Brickyard Ute says:

    Kirsten’s dress has the Death Star from Star Wars on it.
    May the 4th be with you!

  5. Izzy says:

    CB, I know I’m showing my inner nerd now, but moon thingy?! That’s the Death Star from Star Wars!

  6. Freebunny says:

    Leighton Meester looks fresh and lovely.

  7. GiGi says:

    That Rodarte dress has the Death Star! Their entire line for Fall 2014 had Star Wars images on them… which is… weird, I think. But it is a pretty dress otherwise.

  8. Nighty says:

    EXcpet fot the two first… I must have waken up in a very bad mood, or without any patience and very critical.. Help….

  9. Nanea says:

    Kirsten wearing the Death Star? Nice!

    And Giula’s awful cheap-looking plastic shoes…

    • Lindy79 says:

      I cant see past her AntHead

      • V4Real says:

        She looks like Gollum.

      • connie says:

        She looks like a preying mantis cross-bred with ET in a wig (google it because I don’t know how to clicky). cannot. unsee

    • Belle Epoch says:

      The shoes! The shoes! What the heck is going on? All of her toes are going in another direction.

      The knee! I really would hate to see this Bobblehead naked. She plumped up her look with that vest. She’s also probably freezing all the time from her anorexia.

  10. daisyfly says:

    Bit the silver bullet, This is not the star you’re looking for, bronzer self-flagellation, Joan Crawford’s robe held up nicely all these years, Beyonce called: she wants her dress back.

  11. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Rosie HW looks adorable.

  12. Karen says:

    Nah, I don’t like Amy’s look. Does anyone REALLY look good in silver? No.

    I like Rosie’s look. Leighton looks okay, at least the height of that slit is appropriate unlike all the other dresses.

  13. eliza says:

    Love Rosie, Kirsten and Amy.

    Poor Leighton, her dress and the fit are a mess.

    • V4Real says:

      I like Leighton a lot but that dress is not a good look on her. She has a great figure but this dress makes her look matronly.

    • katy says:

      I love Rosie’s dress – I’m a huge fan of Balmain, and I don’t care who knows! Although I do love Leighton’s dress also.

  14. Mrs. Darcy says:

    Kiki for the win, my favourite so far. Rosie is the only genuinely high fashion/Amazonian goddess thus far – where is Gisele? I love Leighton but the dress is literally dragging her down. It looks two sizes too big, you can’t do beaded and drapey on a tiny frame like hers. Was she there with Seth/Adam? I need to see Blair and Seth on the carpet.

  15. magpie says:

    Urgh, gonna go against the grain here and say I hate the death star dress. The gathered velvet and criss crossed sheeth, tulle ruffle…it just have no form. And I love Star Wars.

    • Mrs. Darcy says:

      Do you know I think I am reneging my earlier pro-Death Star dress comment, my eyeballs are Met Ball impaired. Looking at it some more I see it’s a hot mess, the tulle strap/slouchy velvet strap irregularity. I just don’t know anything anymore at this point. You win again Wintour, you have blinded me with so much fashion atrocity I no longer know right from wrong.

      • magpie says:

        Thank you. Don’t go to the dark side. That dress is bad. All the MET is bad: too much satin, tulle and cheap looking ill fitting dresses…So much no.

  16. poppy says:

    RHW just NO. why so short?
    and while i like the death star dress, the proportions are off. the death star is too big and makes her look short.
    wearing fur, herm. if it is fake, what’s the point? if it is real, yikes.
    but i like the idea of the silhouette they are attempting. she is so frail looking it helps. but her makeup with that hair is way too harsh.
    the fit of the pucci is off in the torso or it needed a belt. elastic waste looking in a bad way.

  17. MonicaQ says:

    I don’t *love* Kirsten Dunst’s Death Star but I love that she’s ballsy enough to wear it at a “frsrs” fashion even.

  18. MrsBPitt says:

    Between Rancic on this post and Bosworth on the other post.. I’ll bet together they don’t weigh 100 pounds…I understand some women are naturally thin, but this degree of skinny is unhealthy, unnatural and unflattering, and they probably pat themselves on the back for looking like this.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I’m really sensitive to the Skinny Chick Hate that I so often see around here but I really tend to agree with you.
      The post with Bosworth is particularly shocking because all the women she’s pictured with are quite thin/fit and Bosworth looks half their size.

      Both Rancic and Bosworth are small-framed, thin women, but they are starting to look malnourished. Not good.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      They both (but especially Rancic) have the tell-tale sign of thinning hair from malnutrition. Other celebs do too, like Victoria Beckham and Rachel Zoe. People don’t seem to care that malnutrition (from starving, purging, or just poor food choices) doesn’t just affect the hair, it damages the bones and organs too. It’s not healthy.

  19. Pumpkin Pie says:

    Amy looks sad. I saw this other pic of her the other week and she had the same sad look on her face. I hope I am wrong

  20. Pinky Rose says:

    Meh. Boring and safe as usual (and that fabric looks cheap) but with her, it is to be expected. I’ll give her some points for getting her make up perfectly done though.

  21. shellybean says:

    Amy looks elegant and pretty, as usual, but I’m not crazy about this color on her. She looks better in brighter or richer colors.

    I kind of love Rosie’s look, but not for this gala. How exactly does this fit the theme?! I’m beyond sick of all of these people ignoring the theme! Whoever works the entrance should turn away anyone who doesn’t follow the dress code. So annoying!

    I hate this dress on Leighton. The color washes her out, and it does nothing for her great figure.

  22. d says:

    For the MET, I would have expected more, like more oomph or va-va voom crazy elegant sexy from her stylist. I think she’s got the figure and beauty to pull it off, but you do need confidence to pull off some really out there looks, which they just don’t seem to be designing for her, which is unfortunate. So, I think she looks nice, it’s not a bad dress (although I personally hate it), but otherwise, meh. In fact, Adams should have worn Dunst’s dress. THAT would have been fun. Oh well. All that to add that I think Amy Adam is actually a fantastic actress and I hope she keeps getting good roles. She’s got some kind of wonderful quality that not a lot of other actresses have, so she’s always a joy to watch. I forgot who she is and totally buy the character, every time.
    No one else worth mentioning for me.

  23. Kosmos says:

    While I LOVE Amy Adams, I, too, find the silver dress much less interesting than some I’ve seen. I wish she could have worn something else. About Rosie’s dress, yes, she’s trying to make a big statement, but I’m not buying it. I’d go for a longer look, not short, barbie-doll with gladiator on the feet. If she’s just looking for a “costume” look, then I would wear this to a Halloween party. Leighton’s dress is too drapey on her, making her look matronly. She needs something more fitting.

  24. Norman says:

    Amy Adams does it again, she is splendid. I also liked Rosie’s dress and Leighton’s dress looked great too.