Anne Hathaway in gold Ralph Lauren at the Met Gala: stunning or basic?

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I saw a lot of people hating on Anne Hathaway’s Met Gala look. FOR WHY?! Annie wore this shimmering gold Ralph Lauren gown with a built-in hood. I love that she wore the hood properly too. It elevates what could have been a pretty boring, basic gown.

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I was expecting to hate Emma Roberts’ Ralph Lauren gown, but I don’t. I think Emma is kind of meh, boring person, but this isn’t bad at all. I like that she went with a bold green.

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Here is Kerry Washington in custom Prada. The pink taffeta reminds me of Gwyneth Paltrow’s iconic Ralph Lauren dress at the Oscars back in the ‘90s. Only Kerry’s dress is somehow twice as annoying. I know we’re supposed to be all “Kerry Washington is a doll, she’s a fashionista!” about everything she wears, but I think this was a fashion fail for her. The bustle is crazy, the pink is too Pepto and at the end of the day, it’s still a terrible mullet dress.

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Emily Blunt also wore Prada, only this one felt more Chinese-themed. It’s still not great though. It’s poorly fit (which is standard on Prada gowns), the bust is terrible (also standard) and the cape seems like a curtain rather than a showpiece.

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  1. Kaley says:

    I love Emily’s look.

    I actually like Anne’s hood but I’m not sure the gold metallic is working for me. Make it red. She’s look like a sexy, stylish Little Red Riding Hood.

    • Tristan says:

      Anne Hathaway looks really wonderful. There really is nothing to bitch about her look

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I love Emily’s look, too. Those fabrics are beautiful. Very elegant.

      Hate Anne’s. Sorry.

      • Kitten says:

        NO, Gnatty!!!
        I love Anne’s look. Is that silk? The fabric is so gorgeous and lush-looking. Also, I love dresses with hoods.
        So sue me.

    • FLORC says:

      I love both! Maybe Anne’s ccould have used a bit more, but it’s lovely in its simplicity.
      And Emily’s… Looks like it’s missing something or needs something corrected. Like there’s 1 part of the dress that needs to be adjusted to make it flawless.

      Overall i’m really amazed at how well the styling came out whe it could have been a nightmare.

      • Kitten says:

        I think these are the best dresses (aside from Rose Byrne, Poppy, and a few on the Herrera thread) as far as sticking to the theme and using classy cuts and interesting fabrics and colors.

    • Christo says:

      Love the outfit, but I keep hearing, “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi; you’re my only hope.”

  2. Alice D says:

    Yes to Anne’s dress – and I also don’t understand the negative reactions it got! The others are seriously meh.

    • Josephine says:

      I loved it, too. The gold was very pretty and it made her bod look spectacular. I often don’t like her style, so to me, this was particularly a winner. But I also liked Emma’ dress – bold color choice.

    • Jedi says:

      I’m with you totally – i thought it was awesome. Although my all time favourite was Fan Bingbing. She had the best gold dress of the night by far

      • Sos101 says:

        Yes to Anne and hell yes to Fan! There should be a post on Fan’s dress she looked like a fashion dragon – amazing

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      +1 She managed to toe the line between drama and simplicity.

    • Samtha says:

      She was the best dressed, hands down. Gorgeous.

    • Sarah says:

      It looks like she was poured into flat ginger ale to me. Hate it. Emily Blunt wins the DWP face-off.

  3. Goats on the Roof says:

    I thought Anne looked great…

  4. MelissaManifesto says:

    Oh Kerry… That’s all I have.

  5. Size Does Matter says:

    I don’t hate it, but it looks like Anne is in disguise as her Oscar.

    • Lama Bean says:

      Hahahaha. Made my morning.

    • RocketMerry says:

      That’s exactly what I thought!
      My mind immediately went: “Oh, look, there’s AnnE reminding us she won that darn Oscar after all”. She’s exhausting.

      Also, I don’t hate Emily’s outfit, it’s subtle and on point.
      Washington: too much of an effort, I don’t feel the fun of the Gala.
      Roberts: meh.

  6. JENNA says:

    When I saw Anne’s dress I immediately thought of Star Wars.

  7. Joanne_S says:

    I’m not a fan (or hater) of AnnE, but girl’s really pulling it off! Love the hood, love the color & fabric, love the piercing! My only complaint is, I see nothing in common with the theme. It would’ve fit much better with the punk theme from a few years back.

    • QQ says:

      also Not a fan also in utter agreement, This wasnt the Night’s winner but she did well for herself

    • Brittney B says:

      Gold is actually a major color in Chinese culture… it’s on par with red as a national color.

      Examples: the Shanghai Gold Exchange, the “fear trade” vs. “love trade” of gold, gold gifts for the Chinese new year, gold dragons at festivals, annual Panda bullion coins, the Pillars of Destiny symbolism, etc.

      There’s also the fact that China owns more gold than actually exists in the world (which completely boggles my economically illiterate brain).

      • Saks says:

        Yes, and I was reading in another site that reported Chinese people’s reaction to the gala, that they actually liked Anne’s dress

    • sally says:

      Look up karolina kurkova met 2012 dress. its similar but way better.

    • Joanne_S says:

      @sally
      Ooooh, I know all about that dress! It might just be my favorite red carpet look of all time. Perfection! I suppose I like gold:)

      @Brittney B
      You’re right of course, about gold being a significant color in Chinese culture, but I do admit, it didn’t occur to me to make the connection at first. Which maybe goes to show, color alone is not enough to make a dress meet a theme?
      Lol @ economically illiterate brain, what you wrote doesn’t make any sense to me either:D

  8. Loulou says:

    Anne is wearing some Jedi-realness here… Not a fan.

  9. Lucy2 says:

    Anne’s is certainly dramatic. I like the color of Emma’s but she annoys me.
    I really like Kerry as a person, but I’ve realized I hate pretty much everything she wears.

    • Carmen says:

      She needs to borrow her “Scandal” stylist. The looks great on the show and all kinds of horrible on the red carpet.

      • Lucy2 says:

        Agreed, she always looks amazing on the show. It makes her red carpet choices even more disappointing.

  10. lisa says:

    I thought Anne Hathaway looked lovely and the gold fit in with the Asian theme.
    I was so disappointed with what Kerry wore the intent was there with the green accents and color of the dress but the execution was poor.

  11. Kath says:

    I thought Anne’s dress was heinous – like she got lost on her way to the new Star Wars set.

    Emily Blunt, on the other hand, looked AWESOME. Nailed the theme without being cheesy and she actually looked like a grown up who dressed appropriately for the event, rather than a half-naked bimbo auditioning for a Whitesnake video.

  12. Kristen says:

    Emily and Anne both look great and theme-appropriate.

  13. Nikki says:

    Ah, it’s just personal preferences, but I hate Anne’s sleeves and especially neckline: so stiff and ugly, so I hate the dress. I liked Emily’s look the best of these. p.s. How was Kerry Washington’s look at ALL Chinese themed? Epic fail!

  14. LAK says:

    Except for the colour of Emma’s dress, these gowns are all terrible.

    Which brings me to an observation, IMO, RL and Prada can’t design decent evening gowns meant for the red carpet. RL is too waspy and good taste which means it’s always boring whereas Prada is always try hard that never quite hits the mark.

  15. aquarius64 says:

    Anne – looks like a Sith lord.

    Kerry – just NO : (

  16. Norman Bates' Mother says:

    I like Emily’s dress. Anne looks okay but what in the Hugh Hefner hell her husband has on his feet? The ugliest shoes-sock combination I’ve seen, ever. Kerry’s dress is really bad. Emma’s is ok, pretty color but the fabric could have been nicer.

  17. mia girl says:

    I loved Anne’s look. Star Wars vibe and all.

  18. Sisi says:

    normally not a fan of Anne’s style choices, but I absolutely adore it from the shoulders up. The rest of the frock is an utter disappointment in comparison to her golden framed face though.

    Kerry’s dress looks straight up amateurish though. There is no logical explanation to that poor fitting industrial apron like top, and that waistline is all over the place. The color and fabric look cheap. I look at the pictures and all I feel is pity.

  19. serena says:

    Anne Hathaway’s dress seems more a tribute to Star Wars.

  20. Jayna says:

    Anne looked wonderful. Kerry was a big fail. I am shocked, but this just didn’t work. She usually nails it. Emily, no. Just blah because it was definitely ill-fitting and the color just did not work on her. Her face had a pink look that didn’t work.

    • Carmen says:

      Olivia Pope nails it. Kerry should borrow some of Olivia’s gowns from the ward department because her own sense of fashion is excruciating.

  21. Brittney B says:

    This is the BEST Anne has ever looked, hands down. The tailoring reminds me of Jennifer Lawrence’s red Calvin Klein from the Oscars… it’s a looser fit, but it’s perfectly sculpted to match her curves. And the hood elevates it so much.

    I hope others had a positive reaction too, because she should definitely experiment more like this on regular red carpets. (Though I hate to admit… I just realized I find the hood so flattering because it hides her ears. I never really noticed them before, but in combination with her exaggerated features, something simple and slicked down really really works.)

  22. Rhiley says:

    For whatever reason, Emily Blunt bugs me. I think her husband is adorable, which may be why she bugs me, but I think also it is because she chooses really terrible films (with exception of the 5 year engagement), and seems quite cold when she is promoting them. Kind of like she is a little Nicole Kidmanish, but with very few good films on her IMBD. So her outfit annoys me. Annie, yeah she looks pretty good, although I wonder if perhaps her dress would look a little better with some bracelets or longer sleeves. Her dress looks like something Madonna would have considered for a concert ensemble, maybe when singing Like A Prayer, but would have ended up rejecting because it wasn’t complicated enough.

  23. Dawn says:

    I actually liked Emily’s dress the best that I’ve seen so far. And sometimes simply outshines gloss and glitter. At least at this now tacky event.

  24. Ally8 says:

    Anne’s look is my fave. Sleek, shimmery, subtle, stunning!

  25. Oobejabbawonka says:

    God I hate to say this but Anne’s dress was my favourite of the night, so simple and elegant. Love the colour of Kerry’s dress but otherwise NO. Love the fabric of Emily’s but yes, poorly fitted.

    And is anyone else worried about the hygiene at this event with all those ladies going commando? YUCK.

  26. The Original G says:

    Emily looks great. I like the simplicity of Anne’s dress. I just wish it was hemmed properly. Honestly both look so fresh and elegant compared to Kim and Bey.

  27. grabbyhands says:

    Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi-you’re my only hope.

    No, but srsly-it looks silly and would have been better minus the hood. But as ever, she’s gotta do the most.

    I thought Emily and Emma looked great. Poor Kerry Washington-she is so gorgeous and wears clothes so well, but keeps getting stuck in these odd concoctions. She looks like a giant bubblegum cloud here.

  28. Naddie says:

    Anne has a very interesting look. She can be whatever she wants, from sexy to plain. In this dress she almost resemble a saint, a very charming one.

  29. DavidBowie says:

    Emily Blunt’s dress is awesome.

  30. Did Annie bring her ham sammich?

  31. Nessa says:

    I actually like the looks of both Anne and Emily here.

  32. Ai says:

    Emma should have left the pink chopsticks out of her bun sigh….

  33. Chihiro says:

    Emma Roberts looks ok, but she had chopsticks in her hair, which I think is kind of tacky.

  34. Lucy says:

    Anne’s gown was amazing! The Fourth certainly was with her. :D

  35. OhDear says:

    Anne’s dress and look was pretty!

  36. Kori says:

    I love Anne’s! It’s a real Golden Era of Hollywood flashback. Love the hood and I love the fabric as well. And no boobs or butt on display. Emily’s has some fit issues and it’s not my favorite color but I like that she tried to go with the theme in a classy way. Emma’s? Blah. Hate the fabric, hate the fit, think it’s too old for her but love the green.

  37. Bishg says:

    Anne is a beautiful woman and that dress is awesome. I take just a few points off because it doesn’t seem much on-theme.
    I feel like Kerry Washington always dresses the same, à la Sofia Vergara. They are both amazing women with nice, different bodies and they could use a little bit experimenting. SNOOZE FEST.
    Emma Roberts: why is she even invited to such high-profile events?

  38. M.A.F. says:

    I liked Anne’s look, one of my favorites from last night.

  39. AlmondJoy says:

    Anne looks AMAZING. I love Emily’s look as well. No comment on Kerry 😩

  40. Carmen says:

    Love, love, love Anne Hathaway’s dress. Stunning and elegant.

    Emma Roberts — not bad at all. Love the color. That green looks great on her.

    Will whoever styles Olivia Pope please style Kerry Washington? She has the worse fashion sense on the red carpet I’ve ever seen in my life. One disaster after another.

  41. lila fowler says:

    The only thing that I like about Anne’s look is the hood. There are pics of her leaving the Gala with the hood down and the dress looks very bland and basic.

  42. Cynthia says:

    I love, love Anne’s dress.

  43. tracking says:

    Anne looks gorgeous. Modern take on Carole Lombard. My favorite, paired with Rihanna (representing the other extreme). Emma and Emily looks are too literal for my taste.

  44. oneshot says:

    The hood makes this look, I think this is AnnE’s best red carpet look of all time. I love every bit of it – in any other colour and without the hood it would have been basic and boring, but it’s standout perfection on her.

  45. Ana says:

    I thought Anne looked exquisite. Not just for this Gala, it looked very Star Wars inspired. But she looked beautiful and the dress is superb.

    From these women is Emily’s look which I prefer the most.

  46. I Choose Me says:

    No to every dress except Emma Roberts.’

  47. kitty-bye says:

    I think the gold reminded me of something from Star Wars :) . The pink was awful.