Kate Hudson in gold Michael Kors at the Met Gala: gorgeous or blah?

Met Gala - 'China: Through The Looking Glass'
Kate Hudson came to the Met Gala accompanied by Michael Kors. She was in a formfitting Michael Kors gown with a gold sequin pattern, high neck and slight fishtail. I appreciate that she didn’t go for Versace as she has at past events (see J.Lo). We know she has a killer figure, and it seems like strategically sheer and cutout dresses were overdone this year. This has the illusion of being a nude dress under the sequins without actually being see through. Her messy bun updo and jeweled floral headpiece are a nod to the theme without overdoing it. I love this look.

MET Gala 2015 'China: Through The Looking Glass' - Arrivals

Maybe Kors phoned it in for everyone except Kate because Elizabeth Banks had one of the most disappointing looks of the night. She was also in Kors, in this bright blue cutout number that looks like so many other dresses we’ve seen. Nothing really fit the theme and her styling is more suited to the Grammys than this event. Banks usually brings it and she loves to take risks so this seems out of character for her.

MET Gala 2015 'China: Through The Looking Glass' - Arrivals

MET Gala 2015 'China: Through The Looking Glass' - Arrivals

Hailee Steinfeld, 18, was also in Michael Kors, in a crimson gown which had little to do with the theme apart from the color. At least her dress is grand enough for the event. Her gold jewelry is impressive too.

Candice Swanepoel was in what looked like a sexier variation of Kate Hudson’s gown, which was also Michael Kors. In contrast to Hudson, you could sort-of see through Candice’s gown to her nude undies. Candice’s gown was also tighter and lower cut. She looks incredible but again, where’s the theme?

I’m wrapping up with Grace Coddington here, who was in a silk Michael Kors pajamas. At least the print is asian inspired. She should have carried a cup of tea with her. Coddington, 74, is the creative director of Vogue and she wasn’t the only one on the red carpet in her jammies. J. Crew’s Jenna Lyons also wore pajamas.

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  1. JENNA says:

    I don’t like Kate’s makeup.Banks forgot it was the Met gala.

    • Shambles says:

      Yeah, I think it’s because that lipstick is the wrong color red for her face. And I would like the hair better if there weren’t so many pieces falling out of it. Just looks sloppy, IMO. But the dress and head piece are amazing.

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Kate looks stunning.

  3. Kaley says:

    Wow, that 18-year old is wearing really heavy make-up. Save it for when you’re old and in your thirties like me!

    • Kitten says:

      LOL. I actually wear less makeup as I get older because at age 36, too much makeup just ages me.

  4. Franca says:

    I think the high neckline is also a nod to Chinese dresses, isn’t it?

    Hailee looks nice, and I’ve never seen Elizabeth Banks look so bad.
    Candice is sooooo bland, you’d ecpect a VS angel to have more charisma.

  5. vauvert says:

    Snark comment #1: if people like Anna and Grace are in charge of Vogue, no wonder it is going down in flames. Maybe they should both consider retirement and a new, softer look….

  6. ichsi says:

    Hudson looks amazing. This is what I was hoping for when I heard of the theme.

  7. Lucy2 says:

    The gold dresses are pretty, but I don’t like Kate’s hair. Hailee’s dress isnice. Banks usually looks great, this is a disappointment.

    • Maggi says:

      I love Kates’s dress but her hair comes close to ruining the whole look. It’s actually terrible. It drags all of her features downward and looks contrived and seriously uncomfortable to boot. It reminds me of her hair disaster which ruined her whole look the year she was nominated for the Oscar.

      Candace has such a great body, and a pretty enough if generic face–how on earth did she manage to look this bland and forgettable??

      • danielle says:

        Kate’s hair reminded me of her Oscar disaster hair with the disaster fringe dress also!

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Why do Kate and Drew Barrymore always look like their need to color/bleach their roots? Like always!!!! No, Drew is not pictured above. Just saying, she and Kate always have the dirty root look. It’s not flattering.

  8. QQ says:

    I told Yall some basic would kinda cheongsam it up and call it a day and here we have us Kate Hudson

    LOL NO

    elizabeth pains me cause this is for ANY carpet not this one

  9. LDUB says:

    Banks’ body tho….smoking!

    • Ally8 says:

      Yes I think she just wanted to show off that amazing waist & abs after all the working out it must have required! There was plenty of room for an interesting headpiece or bracelets, though.

  10. serena says:

    I’m speechless. Almost nobody respected the theme, if we’re ignoring that chinese-printed pajama (yes we are).

  11. tifzlan says:

    Uuuum… I’m pretty sure that Grace Coddington is wearing the Chinese samfoo or an homage to it and not “chinese-inspired pajamas.” So she was, in fact, keeping with the theme.

    • Santia says:

      That’s what I thought as well.

      • chris says:

        Yep. Celebitchy ignorantly call the
        Samfoo pyjamas. I heard that all the time and even a non Chinese me feel insulted.

    • Bobo says:

      Pajamas – insulting and ignorant. Way to go, CB.

      • chris says:

        Alright, spelling mistake there, but still calling it pajamas? It is very Chinese, from buttons to the fabric. Now, the other person she mentions, that is a pajamas.

  12. Dawn says:

    Kate looks just fine here. That dress looks great on that banging body of hers. The others again looked dressed for anything other than what this event’s theme was supposed to be. The Met Ball just isn’t what it used to be that’s for sure but it still brings in a ton of money.

  13. Jag says:

    Love Kate’s dress but not the hair.

    The rest of the ladies look decent or awful, imo.

  14. funcakes says:

    HAIL Queen Grace! She is beyond awesome.

    • stacat1 says:

      Agreed. She can wear whatever she wants…she is Grace F***ing Coddington. The only person in fashion who will tell Wintour what she REALLY thinks. Love her.

  15. Jayna says:

    I’m in the minority, or the only one, but I think Kate pulled off that hairstyle loosely up on top and loved the jeweled floral headpiece. She just looked adorable, when most wouldn’t.

    • Wren says:

      I adore her hair too! Why does everyone hate it so? Love her dress, love her hair, love her styling. I kinda want to steal it all for my wedding.

  16. Meggin says:

    Kate’s hair is awful, pretty dress though

  17. Lucy says:

    Love Kate and Hailee!! Elizabeth disappointed me too, but she didn’t look awful.

  18. TX says:

    “Where’s the theme?”
    Maybe people are nervous to dress to theme and be called racist? Seems to be what happened to anyone who really went for it. (Not here- but I read some other articles with Twitter reactions etc)

  19. ¡mire usted! says:

    Kate looks great! Beautiful dress!

  20. Tig says:

    Kate Hudson looked incredible. Hailee is such a pretty young woman- that color looks so good on her. E Banks tho- this was a misfire. Can’t wait for her Pitch 2 promo outfits!

  21. JM says:

    Am I the only one who doesn’t like Kate’s dress? I love Kate and the form and fit of the dress is stunning, but the color washes her out. Red, emerald green or fuchsia would have worked better with her complexion.

  22. Carmen says:

    Love Kate Hudson’s gown and Hailee Steinfeld’s. Elizabeth Banks’ dress is meh, but wow, she is toned.

  23. NeoCleo says:

    Hudson’s look is stunning. This is how you do it if you want to look “see through” but still retain some class.

  24. grace says:

    Kate’s dress is beautiful but she somehow still looks a bit drab. Can’t put my finger on it. I want Grace Coddington’s outfit – I can wear it to work and then to bed.

  25. Anare says:

    Eliz Banks’ dress is awful. That shade of blue is so cheap looking. It makes my eyes hurt to look at it. Ick!