Jennifer Lopez in red Versace at the Met Gala: on point or style fail?


Of all the nearly-naked women on the Met Gala red carpet, I actually think Jennifer Lopez did it best. Kim Kardashian and Beyonce’s gowns weren’t on-theme, and they just seemed needlessly exhibitionist. At least J.Lo’s Versace gown was red, and she styled it with an eye towards keeping it in-theme. Is it still over the top? Of course. But I’m a ‘90s Girl, and I’ll always love it when Jennifer goes old-school and wears Versace.




Wendi Deng (formerly Wendi Murdoch) was one of the co-chairs of the event. She wore this blue Oscar de la Renta which… it’s okay. I probably would have liked it more on another woman. Wendi sort of cheapens it, right?

Lorde got to wear a custom Calvin Klein dress – she was one of only a handful of Calvin Klein-clad ladies, along with Kendall Jenner and Rose Byrne. I really like Lorde and I think this dress suits her personality. And after so much nudity on the red carpet, it’s refreshing to see a young woman covered up like this. She stood out because she wasn’t exposing herself.



And here’s Rose Byrne (and Bobby Cannavale) in Calvin Klein. I like this a lot too – it’s Chinese-themed, but deconstructed.


Photos courtesy of Getty, WENN.

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  1. Jag says:

    I love Rose Byrne’s dress! She looks fantastic, minus the purse.

    Lorde looks nice. I want her hair.

    Now having seen Jlo, the Triad of Tackiness is complete! She should just sit down with Beyonce and Kim K. now. (Sorry that I disagree and think she looks awful. That’s literally the worst makeup I’ve ever seen on her, too!)

    • Dhavynia says:

      @Jag- agree with you 100%

      There is nothing better with JLo’s dress. You can tell they all under the try-hard category either at this event or another

      Love Rose Byrne’s dress. First non theme I like so far

    • LadyMTL says:

      No need to apologize, I’m with you 100% as well. JLo has a default look these days – tight, skin-baring and borderline tacky. Okay, this technically is going with the theme but she looks so…cheap.

      • MsGoblin says:

        JLo, for God’s sake, woman, have some dignity!

      • Anne tommy says:

        J lo looks tacky. It’s kinda her signature Look these days. She also looks stretchy round the face.

      • wolfpup says:

        I don’t want to see her just before she is going to pounce on her man! Think appropriateness – otherwise she looks hot. But I didn’t ask to see a naked woman in public and it sort of offends me, and not because I am unfamiliar with the female body – it’s just that they (female bodies) are powerful and she is inappropriate at this function. This is not an art gallery either, or a bedroom scene in a movie. I call it a form of assault. (I’m sure there is a better word).

    • MrsB says:

      Agree with both of you. Rose & Kate Hudson have been my favorite looks so far, and JLo is one of the worst.

    • Kitten says:

      Rose looks AMAZING and yay for Bobby Cannavale! I love him.

      Agree about J Lo’s makeup. It’s always a mistake to match makeup to dress. Also, I am so over all her ice skating fuggery.

      • mia girl says:

        I love Rose and Bobby as a couple.

      • Kitten says:

        Oh me too..soooo much–one of the few celeb couples that I GAF about.

        Also I have such a girl crush on Rose. The last season of Damages was pure fashion porn—so many amazing coats and dresses, so much f*cking style. She rocked those chocolate bangs like nobody ever has and ever will.


        Love her.

    • Chrissy says:

      The “Triad of Tackiness”, how true. Ugh! Wow, has the Met Ball ever become a horrible freak show.

    • Judyk says:

      Agree 100% w/ all your comments. Love Rose’s dress.

      JLo has no style, taste, or class in dressing…that dress is gag worthy.

    • Katie says:

      The mostly naked trend is gross. Doesn’t mTter how nice your body is, it’s tacky and cLasless.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Oh, I think Rose looks so beautiful!

      And so agree about the triad of tackiness. I wonder if they are embarrassed that they all wore basically the same (non)dress in different colors?

    • kittykat says:

      +1 on all the above.

    • Rachel says:

      She needs to fire her makeup artist STAT, ASAP, toute de suite!

    • QQ says:

      No Apolies Jag, JLo Looks as Shitty as the other two Full Stop

      Rose and Lorde Look Great… and so does Wendy tbH

    • Pandora says:

      What is it with JLo and the body stocking dress??? It looked nasty in 1983,it looks nasty when youre an iceskater on the Olympic team. DROP THAT BEDAZZLER.

    • mia girl says:

      I thought JLo looked AWFUL and totally predictable.
      Hated the dress, the makeup and the hair.

      It pisses me off to no end that the Met Gala is a chance to go high concept, to wear some serious couture and JLo shows up in her everyday wear. Put that ass away for one night girl. So boring.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Rose Byrne wins!!!! ….by a landslide.

    • Pumpkin Pie says:

      i LOVE her make-up. And the red eye shadow is on theme, check out traditional Chinese eye make-up styles.

    • Janet Planet says:

      What is the deal with JLo’s matching her eye shadow with her dresses? I don’t think I’ve ever seen it work.

  2. The Original G says:

    Did these ladies misread the invite and think this was the Butt Gala?

  3. Kath says:

    Ah, the final member of the nude fame-whoring triplets.

    Am I the only one who is tired of looking at some woman’s naked ass and exposed areolas at what is supposed to be a sophisticated fashion event?

    • Size Does Matter says:

      Totally agree. JLo went for angry naked, Bey for Charo naked, and Kim for reductive naked. I’m so over it all. Just go completely naked and get it over with! And then next year go posing with photos of your internal organs.

    • MtnRunner says:

      I couldn’t wait to see what the Fug girls had to say about the trio of fame heauxs:

    • prettylights says:

      I also agree and posted a similar rant on the Kim K thread. So over this tacky, trashy, supposedly sexy barely-covered look. I’m also over basically seeing women naked at every ‘big event’. I don’t care how bangin’ your body is… showing off all the goodies is just tactless and try hard.

      What they’re thinking:
      “Guess what everyone? I am a woman and I have boobs and an ass and hips, but I have the best of those out of any other woman. Let me show you in case you didn’t notice! Did you see? Did you get a good photo? Should I pose more with my mouth open for the ultimate bringing-of-the-sexy? Did you get that photo? Ok, let me turn around so you can definitely see my butt because it’s the most important part of me. Got that pic? Let me narrow my eyes more for the sexy. Make sure you send those to the news outlets right away. Great, good photo shoot, now to try to sit down in this thing without tearing a seam.”

  4. GlimmerBunny says:

    JLo looks TERRIBLE. And I say that as someone who usually thinks she’s gorgeous and pulls off almost everything she wears.

    • Kitten says:

      I tend to be a J Lo apologist as well but she looks sweaty and constipated here.

      • Boo says:

        Can someone bring me up to speed on J Lo’s makeup? Her face always looks wet or greasy. HOW does she do that and WHY? I’ve never been able to understand this. Nobody else’s makeup ever looks like this.

    • Shambles says:

      Agreeing with you all day, Gilmer. She looks like a human stick of NARS illuminator. Put. Down. The bronzer.

  5. bella says:

    is that an engagement ring on jlo’s finger?!
    don’t do it…

    her dress is way over the top for me, but no one does it better…

  6. Alice D says:

    I like Lorde’s look a lot – it’s consistent with her image, and she’s comfortable with it. Rose Byrne looks good as well. J-Lo is now getting very boring.

    • Diana B says:

      Yes to all of this!

    • Sarah says:

      Agree completely. The comment about seeing a younger girl covering her bits and pieces though….it wasn’t the youngsters hanging out all over the place. It was the 30-40+ crowd. Not good, ladies.

    • SamusAran says:

      Yes, I agree with this. Lorde looks great!

    • Franca says:

      She always wears such dark makeup, I never relised how pretty she was. And the hair is amazing.

  7. Tifygodess24 says:

    JLo gets a lot of heat for what she wears but I liked it. I mean It didn’t blow me away but It wasn’t horrible either. I agree it’s The best of the tacky illusion dresses last night. At no point did I think a boob or biscuit was going to fall out so that’s a plus. The hair however didn’t work for me with that dress. Can’t point it out but It just looks odd to me.

    • judy says:

      I agree. Ith tacky stuff last night like Beyonce, JLo is the best. She can get away with anything still

  8. Francesca says:

    Are Rose and Bobby a thing?? Yummy!

    • msd says:

      He called her “love of my life” in an awards speech a couple of years ago, so, yeah, a serious thing for a while now! I like them together. I like her dress too – one of the better ones of the night.

    • Kitten says:

      They’ve been dating since 2012.

    • Francesca says:

      How did I miss this? They are like the classed-up version of Vergara and Mangiello.

  9. ava7 says:

    I’d forgotten how big J Lo’s booty it until I saw her in this dress! She usually wears gowns that drape that area. I just think she’s a bit too big for this particular dress. It really irks me, her pose-y face!

  10. MelissaManifesto says:

    We already know Jlo looks amazing, her body seems to get better every day, her skin is great. That being said, everyone here, yours truly included, can almost predict what she is going to wear: it’s the same dress but different versions. Some are more demure, others are sheerer but it’s the same. Sometimes it feels like they are coming from the same collection. The bronze glowy makeup is predictable too.

    • Tig says:

      From your lips to J Lo’s/stylists’ ears!! She used to wear lovely Grecian gowns- wish she would revisit that silhouette. And totally agree the makeup needs to be toned-down.

  11. H says:

    I think Rose Byrnes dress is the winner of the night for me. JLo looks horrible, as did Kim K and Beyonce. Enough of showing up half naked!

  12. Jayna says:

    The side with that huge opening that came so high and wide was so unflattering on her. She used to mix it up and really be creative back when. What’s happened to her? The same style gown over and over for the last several years. I appreciate the ruby red, though.

    I think Rose’s gown is beautiful.

  13. lisa says:

    j lo’s makeup and mouth breathing pose look especially tired to me here

  14. OhDear says:

    re: JLo I actually like the dress – it’s very much her and it at least tries to go with the theme.

  15. Burgher says:

    JLo looks amazing! Loved it!

  16. kai says:

    The Hollywood-idification of Lorde disappoints me. I wish she would stay away.

  17. Jensbend says:

    She usually looks so great and here she looks FAT! It shows everything that is not flattering for her. And her make-up makes her look as though she has typhoid.

  18. Hmmm says:

    Jlo looks like she’s covered in crawfish….

  19. bettyrose says:

    Sucks for any gynecologists attending this event. It’s like work followed them there.

  20. Chrissy says:

    Love Rose Byrne’s dress. Finally, something on-theme. She always looks so elegant, even regal. And Bobby, yummmmy.

  21. Justagirl says:

    When did JLo morph into Diane Lane?

  22. Lucy says:

    It was a surprise to see Lorde there! Loved her little gown. Glamorous yet true to herself.

  23. Kiddo says:

    I like everything except for J.Lo’s dress. It’s interesting that an intense color was added to the nude skater look adss something, but the pattern of sparkles is bizarre and unflattering. And the missing gap on her rear: what is that a blow hole or air vent? Yeesh.

  24. Lilacflowers says:

    JLo, Beyonce is coming as Titania, KimK is coming as a stumpy Vegas showgirl, Rihanna is coming as a rug. Could you please come dressed as a red blood cell? Yes? Thanks!

  25. lucy2 says:

    Rose looks awesome.
    JLo looks tacky as hell.

  26. Kori says:

    Love Rose’s and Bobby pulls off the shiny look. I think her hair was a little matronly but she is really lovely. And being flat, she can pull off the plunging neckline without looking tacky or needing copious amounts of double sided tape. And she’s a thin woman but doesn’t have the bony chest plate that sometimes throws those looks off. Her legs look great.

  27. Adrien says:

    Jlo is more Mexican than Chinese with all those chili peppers stapled on her gown.

  28. ¡mire usted! says:

    Jennifer Lopez always kills it in Versace. She refuses to become matronly. The dress is so beautiful. It actually blends into the red carpet. This is the best her body has ever looked (at 45!) and she’s showing it. Versace is never tacky. His designs are sexy. I wish Versace was still alive to see her. His sister presented a fashion award to her a few years ago and said she embodies the Versace gown. So true!

    I love how people compare her in a derogatory manner with Kim and Beyoncé when both of them are over 10 ten years younger than her. It’s really a compliment. Now if only she can get a grown man…….

    BTW, I love Rose’s dress too.

    • Ennie says:

      Of the Three Naked Ladies, I think JLo looks the best. KK is not “the most beautiful” and Beyoncé irks me because she is supposedly so talented and ends up competing for the table scraps with a gown like this.
      The three of them look like flowery transparent vases.
      Beyonce and KK: Tacky and Tackier. You get to decide which.
      JLo: The best bod, and she owns this look, but it is too much. She could have done it so much better she could have borrowed something from Fan Bing Bing and look spectacular. .

  29. meme says:

    JLo is so one note. Predictable. Skin tight. Sheer.

  30. twink says:

    She looks amazing! She always gives something to talk about and she’s never boring. I love me some Lopez!

  31. db says:

    JLo’s body looks fantastic, better than ever actually. but her — and I don’t know whether it’s the makeup or her expression. Or both — looks hard. Maybe there comes a time when fierce starts look mean.

  32. Jaded says:

    I want Rose Byrne’s haircut – she wins the night. J-Lo is ridiculous, she looks like someone sprayed her with adhesive and dumped her in red sparkles. And her make-up is horrible – nobody, NOBODY looks good in rust coloured eye shadow, and I’m sick of her “fierce” face.

  33. Lola says:

    J Lo, the dress was awful… Only liked Wendi’s and Rose’s dresses.

  34. Catlady says:

    How is J-Lo’s dress not on theme? Did you miss the obvious Chinese Dragon? His eye is staring right at you. The dress is on theme, very creative and stunning.

  35. JenniferJustice says:

    The peep hole in the butt of JLo’s dress looks like a design flaw. I’d think it’s suppose to tease, but it’s being off-center is throwing me off.

  36. TW says:

    From behind, JLo’s dress looks like a menstruation accident. She doesn’t look too happy, perhaps she forsaw the dislike comments coming…

  37. Denise says:

    I can’t believe I’m the first to comment on how tight JLo’s face is! I mean it looks like it’s going to snap off and fly across the room.

  38. Meatball says:

    Lorde looks great. Very pretty.

    JLo looks terrible. Her makeup looks like garbage. Always with the open mouth pose. She looks greasy and constipated.

  39. DottieDot says:

    Is that Dakota Johnson staring at Rose Byrne? Tee hee hee

  40. Robin says:

    Everything about Lopez’ get-up is hideous except her hair. The dress, the makeup, the ridiculous open-mouthed expression that is supposed to look sensual but just looks silly…just ridiculous.

    What is up with Bobby Cannavale’s suit? Awful color, ill-fitting, shiny shirt, it looks like a horrible prom outfit from the 1980s.

    Lorde looks really nice in her dress, and she looks like she’s having fun.

  41. HoustonGrl says:

    Normally J-Lo is flawless, but this is just a miss. And she looks tweaked.

  42. I Choose Me says:

    You know what? I kinda like it. It’s JLo. Of course she’s going to wear something barely there. Agree on the styling though. Her hair and makeup could have been better.

    Love, love, love Rose Byrne’s dress and styling. I’m also digging Cannavale’s suit as well and I just wish his jacket was a better fit.

  43. jlee says:

    J Lo looks like someone whipped her across the eyes with a belt.

  44. Cc says:

    Lorde looked beautiful. I love her smile, hair, and makeup in this pics. The dress suits her, the color is perfect.

    JLo…please stop.

  45. Emmanuelle says:

    Is the hideous make up to hide some botched eye work? Worst look ever…