Blake Lively in Chanel at the NYFW amfAR gala: beautiful or boring?


Here are more photos from last night’s NYFW amfAR gala. They got a good turnout, better than last year’s gala, from what I remember. It probably helps that there just happened to be a lot of celebrities in NYC this week. Like Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively – he’s promoting the hell out of Deadpool, and Blake is along for the ride, trying to help him shill. So they came out to this event. Blake wore Chanel and… I guess the best thing I can say about this is that it’s better than the Chanel she wore earlier this week. How stiff is that skirt?!



Karlie Kloss wore Chanel too, if you couldn’t tell by the Lagerfeld-esque gloves. I like this as a simple LBD, and the way it’s styled is very “from runway to red carpet.” Like, literally, this is exactly what it looked like on the runway.


Emily Ratajkowski in Michael Kors. I don’t think she should wear beige. She has lovely Mediterranean coloring, why not go for something brighter?


Jourdan Dunn in Dolce & Gabbana. I absolutely love this gown on her. It would have looked cheap on someone else, but she elevates a mundane floral and makes it look fabulous.


Andreja Pejic… beautiful color on that gown, but is she wearing it back-to-front?


Padma Lakshmi in hot pink… this looks like Calvin Klein to me, but who knows? I like this on her. Sure, it’s a little bit boring, but she looks pretty and simple.


Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.

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  1. Sam says:

    I wonder how awkward it must have been for Leo to see Blake Lively looking fabulous and loved up with the man she left him for…which I’m 100% sure that Blake left Leo for Ryan after hearing the double date that Ryan and Blake went on in which they were there with other dates and there “fireworks.”

    • ell says:

      i’m sure leo really doesn’t give a crap.

    • Jayna says:

      About the same as he feels seeing every other woman/girl he’s slept with for a hot minute. Nothing.

    • Jegede says:


      I wonder as Blake and Gisele were the only 2 who broke it off HIM. (With Leo its usually the other way round)

      Read this on another site from an Australian DJ, whose girlfriend was an extra on Gatsby set.

      “She broke up with Leo over the phone and when he went to the cast dinner that night, ***** said he was upset and kept trying staring at his phone”.

      And the stories in Sydney were that he refused to come out of his trailer for a while post split.

    • CornyBlue says:

      Blake is above 25. I doubt Leo cares.

      • Pmnichols says:

        Omg I just spit out my coffee!!! Lol!! I don’t get the interest in Blake and Ryan. They are soooooo boring. Zzzzzzzzzz

    • Bridget says:

      I gotta ask, what’s with the heavy-duty Blake Lively fandom? She seems nice enough, but it’s a pretty random choice. I mean, you’re even quoting E!.

      • Lee says:


        THIS! Some people get so personal when it comes to Lively!

      • Jegede says:


        But you could ask the exact same question about people who bash her, or certain other celebs. – What’s with that?

        The poster is not going after or critiquing anyone.

        What’s random to some – Non random to others.
        Different strokes for different folks…………………….

      • Bridget says:

        I mean, she seems like she’d be nice in person, but this is someone who’s best known for starring in a show that ended years ago and a dud e-commerce site. It’s like being a really passionate Jessica Biel fan.

      • Bridget says:

        I get that no one here is hurting anyone, and it’s all good clean fun. I’m genuinely just curious because it is a really random choice – is Sam a huge fan of her style? A big Gossip Girl fan? The one person who bought the artisanal crate off of Preserve?

      • Fiorella says:

        Bridget the thing is Serena van der Woodsen is much more iconic than whatever Justin’s cling on played in the show with the Christian dad who is actually a pedo. Have you watched gossip girl? It’s pretty good. Lots of jokes I didn’t notice the first time when I watched the second time. Dumping Leo is a cool claim to fame also.

      • Kitten says:

        “the thing is Serena van der Woodsen is much more iconic than whatever Justin’s cling on played in the show with the Christian dad who is actually a pedo.”

        ^^^This whole sentence is amazing^^^

        Myself? I like Blake because of Gossip Girl and I have an affinity for the whole cast, actually.
        I can’t help it. I just love my teen dramas so, so much. Judge away, bitches!! 😉

      • Alyce says:

        Another unapologetic Blake Lively fan here. I have a lot of affection from Gossip Girl plus I actually think she’s a pretty good actress. I really like Age of Adeline and thought she was great in the Private Lives of Pippa Lee.

        I’m bisexual and if I’m being 100% truthful, the fact that I find her to be extremely hot is also a factor. Her and Jason Momoa are tied for the #1 spot on my Freebie 5. 😉

      • Bridget says:

        I don’t know that I would call Gossip Girl iconic though. There’s always a teen drama of the moment, so it would depend on how much you consider those iconic. And yes, I watched Gossip Girl. At least, I watched it until I couldn’t take it any more. The first season was fun, the rest… each season was worse than the next.

      • Jegede says:

        @Kitten and Alyce – Right on!

      • Naya says:

        I watched a few episodes and concluded it was just another template show in the spirit of 90210, OC and the rest. Definitely not to my taste but harmless and easily avoidable. As for Blake, I openly admit to disliking her. I was completely indifferent until her antibellum fixation came to my attention. Now all I see is a pretentious Martha Stewart wannabe with a slave era fetish.

      • Grant says:

        Oh, the OC was so much more than just another teenage drama. Julie Cooper-Nichol is my spirit animal.

        Blake Lively has some of the best hair in Hollywood, IMHO. That’s about all I got.

    • Sam says:

      To answer everyone’s question…this is a gossip site…I found it ironic that Ryan Reynolds revealed he fell in love with Blake Lively while on a double date…I’m assuming she was with Leo…hence the gossip part and there they were last night at the same party. For a gossip site this should be gossip heaven. As for Blake…I am a fan of her fashion sense, I think she’s gorgeous and it’s nice to see someone in Hollywood who isn’t in your face all the time about everything. Her and Ryan received a lot of respect from for not selling out and having their kid on a magazine cover. I respect that.

      • Jegede says:

        @Sam – You really don’t owe anyone an explanation.

      • Bridget says:

        I’m honestly just curious – after all, this is supposed to be entertaining and fun, and if Blake is what floats your boat then more power to you. But it’s okay to ask (if I’m extra snarky, that’s apparently because I’m just a grouch today, so I’m sorry if you feel like I’m being snarky at you). Though I disagree with her and Leo running in to each other being good gossip, but that’s more because he’s always seemed to view his romantic partners as being interchangeable that it’s hard for me to picture him genuinely caring about her presence. The most notable part was the fact that she rejected him, which I can’t imagine happens particularly often in Leonardo DiCaprio’s life, and I would totally believe that he couldn’t get over that. Not to mention, even then it was pretty obvious that Leo was just her placeholder while Reynolds dealt with his divorce and all of that.

        And I respectfully disagree with you about not being in your face. I think that should be qualified with “not in your face NOW”, which also explains the detractors. For a while there was a huge push to make Blake happen, and while she reportedly has immense personal charisma and clearly just makes professional connections really easily, it wasn’t exactly commensurate with the demand. Of course, one could say something similar about all the Gossip Girl kids at the time.

    • Sam says:

      So if you see Lainey’s post about Blake and Leo from today…it’s what I’m talking about in terms of Gossip. The fact that he was probably her date on that double date with Ryan and she left him. We all know that hurt his ego tremendously. As for Blake…she was shoved in our faces but isn’t that every Hollywood star at some point in time or another?

      • Bridget says:

        That is indeed true. And they also get the same type of backlash.

      • teacakes says:

        sure, they all get shoved in our faces but the ones who have so little to actually back it up with, inevitably get backlash.

        She didn’t help matters by sounding like a classic vapid Hollywood twit on that lifestyle site of hers – complete with (plagiarised) bad writing, antebellum worship and all.

      • Bridget says:

        Am I the only one that can’t picture DiCaprio and Reynolds at the same dinner?

        I guess part of why the ill-fated double date doesn’t pique my interest very much is because Leo has never struck me as being a particularly charming or interesting guy, so I think it would be inevitable that someone like Blake, who didn’t need Leo for his connections or for the exposure it would get her, would end up throwing him over for someone else. I’ve said this before on other threads – Leo doesn’t have to work for anything (aside from that Oscar!). Could you imagine being around someone who has spent the last couple of decades hearing “Yes” to almost every question?

      • Naya says:

        You arent alone Bridget. I dont know in what universe people think Leo and Ryan would be such close hang out buddies as to double date. Not unless Ryan has been hiding a darker wilder true self beneath that persona.

      • Sam says:

        For me it’s not that Ryan and Leo were friends but that Ryan and Blake were friends and went on a double date together with their respective partners…and Leo was Blake’s at the time. Obviously things aren’t clear all the way but Blake literally jumped from Leo to Ryan within a week or something along those lines. So I can totally see Blake and Ryan being all flirty and eye balling each other and Blake realizing that she could be with Ryan over Leo who is just there.

      • Bridget says:

        I read it that way too, Sam – Blake and Ryan were friends and got together with their respective significant others. But still, can you picture Ryan and Leo at the same table, or even having a conversation? And I wonder who Ryan’s date was.

      • Sam says:

        Bridget I actually can’t imagine them having a conversation. Ryan is sarcastic and all and Leo is just serious. That’s probably why if it was Leo, Ryan and Blake just hit it off…and that’s who I’m trying to figure out. I know he dated Charlize Theron and his co-star from Safe House.

  2. Locke Lamora says:

    Only Jourdan looks good. The rest not so much.
    Why are turtlenecks making a comeback? Even Blake Lively can’t make them look good.

    • mila says:

      turtlenecks are going to be huge on spring… why? dunno. the 90s are back, so they are part of it. they were even on Haute Couture shows. slip dresses and turtlenecks are like a must have for spring. i will choose neither. also, belt bags.

      • Luxe says:

        I am really excited about the chokers, though.

      • Who ARE these people? says:

        I like turtlenecks, but I live in a very cold place.

        Never understood sleeveless turtlenecks, though.

      • mila says:


        I already found one perfect choker, wore it on my b-day last week. it looked so great.

        Who ARE these people?

        sleeveless turtlenecks are also back, very Goop. guess they are like wearing sandals during winter. senseless.

      • Kitten says:

        Add me to the Excited About The Return of Chokers list.

      • Dani says:

        FFS. I saw a girl at the gym the other day wearing a choker. It was hideous and I was so confused. Happy to know the reason she was wearing it but sad to know I’m gonna see these again soon. UGH.

    • Sumodo1 says:

      Yes, that’s from Unkle Karl’s “Heidi” collection in 2014. It was full of turtlenecks, neck ruffles, dirndle skirts like this and lederhosen for the men. It reeked of Ricola.

    • Sumodo1 says:

      Yes, that’s from Unkle Karl’s “Heidi” collection in 2015. It was full of turtlenecks, neck ruffles, dirndle skirts like this and lederhosen for the men. It reeked of Ricola.

    • CornyBlue says:

      Also the embroidery on the turtleneck is the same colour as her hair and that is so off putting.

    • Fiorella says:

      Jourdan looks incredible. She’s incredibly thin i like the way it looks., her skin, the flowers…
      Chanel Blake and the magenta also look good

  3. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I have mixed feelings about Blake’s outfit. The fabrics are beautiful, but somehow it isn’t very flattering. Everyone else looks nice.

  4. mila says:

    Kloss looked amazing, minus the gloves.

    Too much going on that Chanel. Also, Blake looks plastic.

    Love for Andreja.

    Jourdan Dunn is one of the most beautiful models, but she is too thin now. She makes Karlie Kloss look normal, and she is very skinny too.

    • mee says:

      agree with everything you said. i love karlie’s look. i think the gloves are kind of cute too.

      hate blake’s dress, and everyone else’s, except that the woman andreja looks good in that color.

      padma looks cheap in that hot pink dress as does that emily w/her naked illusionist dress

  5. madi says:

    Love Blake’s dress, very pretty. She looks lovely. Karlie’s dress is maybe to simple, but love nice touch with gloves, it’s fun.

  6. ldub says:

    Blake and Andreja should have switched looks.

  7. Meg says:

    Love Jourdan’s whole look. Blake’s look isn’t flattering at all and she looks uncomfortable.

    • minx says:

      Yeah, Blake looks dowdy in that–the cut isn’t flattering. And she has a great figure.
      She needs to stop the side-swept hair.

  8. Birdix says:

    All is see is boobs: Blake’s look too low bc of the cut of that dress, Emily looks like she has some new ones (at least since the video?), Jourdan’s look fake, Andreja’s look cold, and Padma’s look like Jessica Rabbit.

    • Jegede says:

      Lol, that’s cause Jordan’s ARE fake : ))))

      She’s been open about that though and I think got booted from a Parisian fashion catwalk show because of ‘them’.

      And she looks nice I think.

  9. ell says:

    why does she keep wearing 2014 chanel?? is that the best she can get?

    • Jegede says:

      Especially as she was already wearing Chanel 2014 in 2014!!

      • ell says:

        lmao, i remember back when she and leighton meester were a thing and attended all the chanel shows. look at them now, one pretty much disappeared (i mean she did a broadway play in 2014 and i heard she was good, but did nothing since), the other is outdated chanel.

      • Jegede says:

        Lol I actually like them both.

        They are both doing their own thing at their pace.
        That’s altered moreso, as both recently became mothers.

      • ell says:

        i like them too tbh (huge gg fan!), but their careers haven’t been great since gossip girl. admittedly it’s hard for actresses no matter what, because there aren’t many decently written female characters, but i always assumed they’d do better.

      • Bridget says:

        I wonder if Blake didn’t want to hire a stylist on her own dime for this one (there’s no way it would have been in the Deadpool budget) and genuinely just liked this Chanel. Though I’m assuming this also means her Gucci contract is up? The other possibility is that she’s on the outs with Wintour and her fashion access is being limited, but that would have to mean that Wintour felt she was blamed for Preserve’s failure, and I don’t know that I believe that.

      • teacakes says:

        @Bridget – Blake was hired at Gucci, gossip says at Wintour’s nudging, in the era of Frida Gianini – who was basically trying to recreate bits of the Tom Ford aesthetic, and not quite suceeding.

        post-Alessandro Michele, the label has done a 180 in terms of image, is hotter than ever and actually has fashion cred as opposed to ‘I have $$$$’ cred. Blake Lively simply doesn’t fit the Gucci image anymore, and one look at any Gucci show post-AW2015 should make it very obvious just why.

  10. Denise says:

    Jourdan Dunn is ridiculously beautiful. Padma is gorgeous and I love the pink but there!s something off about her lip colour. Blake has a great figure but always looks boring.

  11. Karen says:

    Looks like Blake forgot to take the pin out of her hair in the limo. The 1st pic she has it, and in the rest its gone.

    • Wiffie says:

      Ha just saw this!

    • Lee says:

      lol! true! this was hidden along with the time stamps in some pics of her fan site:
      “Blake Lively’s hair stylist will have to answer an angry Blake. She walked the Red Carpet at AMFAR NY, and there was a clip left in her blonde locks. She got so mad, and embarrassed after realizing this, that she demanded a Re-Do of the walk, and made her husband Ryan walk again with her.”

  12. ichsi says:

    Padma looks flawless in this. Jourdan is scarily tiny and I will never get that beige trend.

  13. Luxe says:

    I actually love Blake’s dress, except I was never crazy over the stiff, structural skirt look. The top is beautiful though, especially the back of it (unfortunately there aren’t pictures of it here).

    But, though it looked awesome on the runway model, for some reason it isn’t working on her, like at all.

    Emily Ratajkowski’s dress is pretty and I love the necklace, but I totally agree about it not being the best color on her.

  14. Jayna says:

    It should have worked, but it doesn’t. Maybe if she had her hair in a very sophisticated updo, I would like it.

  15. Casi says:

    Blake looks fine but not great.

    Emily R. is wearing that meh beige color because its close to her skin tone and she wants everyone to remember that she looks good naked.

    Jourdan does look thin but is pulling that dress off.

    Karlie is still goregous.

    I like Padma and Andreja looks but then I prefer color.

  16. Sarah01 says:

    Emily looks very pretty the dress is beautiful it’s very simple. She could have posed better.
    Everyone else looks ok.
    I have to say Blake’s body is banging!!

  17. Squiggisbig says:

    Right ear watch 2016 continues

    Day 2 of wearing a chanel dress on the red carpet and we have grown weary of searching for Blake’s right ear. Will it ever re-appear? Is it still there behind the same side swept hairstyle that has graced her head, lo these 28 years?

  18. redviper says:

    Is it just me or Jourdan Dunn looks very thin, tiny and fragile. She doesn’t look very healthy…

  19. Christina says:

    Leo and Blake dated for 6 months, 5 years ago. I’m sure he probably doesn’t remember

    If the rumors are true, he didn’t handle the Gisele breakup well. They dated on and off for 5 years. He probably secretly always roots against the patriots (joking) lol

  20. Mar says:

    Jordan for the win!

  21. trishy says:

    Emily’s dress looks like someone stuck L’eggs pantyhose to the bottom. Ugh.

  22. CornyBlue says:

    Dunn is just too pretty. Everyone else looks generic as fuck. Emily’s boobs are so damn great and i love that she e,braces them . i hate my bog boobs.
    I forget how absolutely beautiful Padma Lakshmi is

  23. Nancy says:

    Blake and her husband put to mind ordering a vanilla latte for a change. Take one sip, it’s okay buy you’re wondering why you wasted your time and money on something so boring and unoriginal. Many who don’t get the analogy will disagree, it’s not the latte I’m bored with..

    • PennyLane says:

      Oatmeal comes to mind, but yes very bland – heck, in that top photo, they even look like they’re bored with each other.

  24. Bridget says:

    That’s the best fitting dress I’ve seen Padma wear, and it suits her!

  25. kri says:

    Blake looks like a paper doily dolly. Jourdan is lovely, and Padma kills in tha color.

  26. Tiffany says:

    What is up with Blake’s face. If you had told me that was her, I would have to stare at an uncomfortable rate to adjust.

    Also, kudos for using the pic with Gerbil’s eyes closed.

  27. Cassie says:


    I wonder why Gisele never goes to any fashion event. People love to call her a fame whore but she never goes anywhere and she doesn’t give interviews. She almost lives a recluse and hidden lifestyle.

  28. Green Is Good says:

    Best nose/eye/breast job in Hollywood. Seriously.

  29. tx_ava says:

    ok I couldn’t figure out the other day who Blake was reminding me of but I just realized who it was… Heidi Montag after she had all the surgery. Blake can be beautiful but she makes this one face that’s just so Heidi montag sometimes

  30. Rainbow says:

    I didnt know that Andreja finally transitioned. She looks great.

  31. Elizabeth says:

    I like Blake’s dress down to the waist. The skirt is just silly-looking. I’d like to see Emily in Andreja’s dress (but turned around so as not to flash the world). Truthfully, though, Jordan just blows them all out if the water, and it’s like she’s not even trying.

  32. teacakes says:

    This post is a handy illustration of the difference between ‘tall blonde with big boobs’ and ‘model’ as two separate concepts.

  33. Maggie Grace says:

    I’ll tell you what’s boring, her husband, that’s what. I just don’t get his appeal. Yawn…..

  34. Crispy says:

    I like Blake’s hyper-glam looks. She looks amazing. Jourdan Dunn too, and Karlie Kloss looks cute. The rest are bleh.

  35. What's inside says:

    Blake’s Chanel outfit is so wrong for her. It looks like too much cake frosting and makes her look overweight, though we all know that she most certainly is not. As for Ryan he looks fine, but seems to be aging faster than she is. As for her dumping Leo, it just goes to show how smart she really is.