Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez in Louis Vuitton at the Met Gala: cute or tragic?

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Taylor Swift was one of the co-chairs of last night’s Met Gala. The theme was “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” which was sort of difficult to interpret for many, many people. So lots of people didn’t even try, and some people only went as far as “let’s dress up in silver, for robots!” Swifty was one of those people. While I know Swifty’s Louis Vuitton dress was and is “fashionable” and on-trend, I KNOW she could do better. I know she could have put more thought into it. I know that she could have chosen a dress without silver robot ruffles. Now, all that being said… this was hardly the worst look on the carpet, nor was it the worst Louis Vuitton look. I actually think she got out of her comfort zone a little bit, and I like that her styling – with the dark lip and mussy platinum hair – is pretty different for her.

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Taylor’s date was her BFF Selena Gomez, and Selena – who also has a long-standing connection to the house of Vuitton – wore Louis Vuitton too. Some people even suggested that Selena talked Taylor into wearing LV. My problem with Selena’s look is that the whole thing just looks sort of tacky. The skirt cuts off at a terrible length and THE SHOES. The Shoes are the worst. I just don’t get how their dress says “Met Gala” whatsoever.

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56 Responses to “Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez in Louis Vuitton at the Met Gala: cute or tragic?”

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  1. Zadie says:

    I was totally underwhelmed by both looks, especially by Swifty who was supposed to bring it since she was co- chair. I agree that it’s nice that she tried to get out from her comfort zone with the styling though.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      Taylor looks like she’s at the Teen Choice Awards, and not the Met Gala. But her hair and makeup are great.

      Selena’s dress doesn’t look underwhelming, it looks straight up fugly. Who thought leather and polka dots would look good togeter?

    • Sarah says:

      I like that Taylor is becoming more experimental with her fashion I give her props for that. I swear Selena has had something done to her face but for the life of me I can’t figure out what it is… something about her face looks different? She also lost a good amount of weight recently so that might be it.

      • Kyle says:

        Weight loss can sometimes do that and she does have one of those baby faces so as she thins out of gains more her face may shrink and so on naturallly too. Or maybe it’s work. Who knows?

  2. tx_ava says:

    lol she’s trying to pull a Jenny Humphrey

  3. Katie says:

    I kinda like Taylor’s look. LOVE the boots!! 😭 Serena? Tragic only BEGINS to describe it!! 😢 😕

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Agree with both assessments. I don’t love Taylor’s lipstick, but I do love her boots and the dress is fine. What was Selena going for? That’s very confusing.

    • SilkyMalice says:

      Love Taylor’s look too, and I was going to give Selena a pass until I saw her boots. :O

    • Tami says:

      Taylor was wearing those same boots all weekend/earlier in the day. But she had the sense to use black laces because white (or red) aced in combat boots is a neo-nazi/skinhead thing. But I wouldn’t expect her to know about that.
      Taylor to me (as always) tried too hard and missed. Too much going on and too casual for gala-good for a disco though. Bet anything she is scrutinizing Katy Perry’s look today and she should be Katy killed it.

  4. paolanqar says:

    She looks terrible. Terrible!
    So poorly styled and underwhelming. So under dressed compared to almost every other woman on the red carpet. Cindy Crawford, Beyoncè.. even Kim was better dressed. How can you pull off grunge or a dar lip if your feet point to each other like you’re a schoolgirl?
    I can’t stand Beyoncè and you could see sweat under her dress and it was tacky and gross as hell but she looked magnificent in it.

    I’ll just ignore Selena Gomez. She doesn’t even deserve us talking about her dress.

  5. Tifygodess24 says:

    Selena looked very 90s- reminded me of something Claire Danes character on My so called life would have worn. Throwback. Not the right outfit/costume for the met gala.
    As far as Taylor, I feel like I almost like it just because it was different. Not my favorite by anymeans but not completely tragic.

  6. Rachel says:

    Both of them look like they turned up several years too late to the punk themed Met Gala in 2013.

  7. Greenieweenie says:

    I love Selena’s outfit…I mean, I wore the same
    thing in high school.

    • CharlotteCharlotte says:

      No shade at all, I outright LOVE Selena’s love. The whole look. Especially the shoes.

  8. vauvert says:

    Serena is a pretty girl but this look manages to make her completely unremarkable. Honey, the grunge 90s are over.

    I don’t mind Taylor’s hair/makeup, she is trying something different, but the budget mermaid at tenting a dominatrix convention dress is a disaster. LV, like Balmain, is coasting on their old reputation, but at some point people will wake up and realize that this is just garbage, not high fashion.

  9. Jess says:

    I don’t think she looks bad, but I expected more. I am underwhelmed.
    With that being said, I appreciate that at the very least she is on theme. More of the guests didn’t even pretend to follow the theme (hello Karlie Koss and the others….)

  10. Ally8 says:

    I’m guessing they all just focused on the x Machina part and viewed Alex Garland’s “Ex Machina” again for design ideas. Hence, perhaps, why Alicia Vikander’s dress was so colorful, though even hers couldn’t seem to avoid the obvious leather/metal breastplate motif.

  11. what's inside says:

    Taylor, quit listening to Anna – you are not that girl. Your hair is ruined with that awful platinum blonde and the punk/goth/futuristic fashion is not for you. Selena looked very 80s and like she was going to the mall not a fashion extravaganza.

  12. hey-ya says:

    …loved Selena’s look. Especially the boots. ..a big waste of pose hard for Taylor…tbc…lol..

  13. Sam says:

    I’m sorry but I was dying at the tweets last night that were comparing Taylor Swift to Jenny Humpry. And to make it even better Serena showed up so it was really some gossip girl nostalgia. But I’m more of a fan of Taylor’s than Selena’s. What the heck was she thinking?

  14. malina says:

    Wow, what happened to Selena’s face? Did she just loose a ton of weight or did she have something done to it? She looks very different to me!

    • GingerNYC says:

      She does look thin but I think it’s more that she’s starting to lose some of the baby fat in her face?

    • Kitten says:

      Botox in her masseter is my guess.

      As someone who had a round baby face for most of her life, it saddens me to see…Now I would kill to have that volume back.

    • KB says:

      She looks like Ariana Grande now.

    • mee says:

      i think she just lost weight. she looks cute as a button. i love selena’s whole look; very young, cool, and a nice mix of textures put together, a la machinery. the boots are the best.

  15. Renee says:

    Everything about Taylor’s look is bad. She’s pin thin but that dress makes her look wide.

  16. Louise177 says:

    Taylor can’t do the edgy or grunge look. She looks like she’s playing dress-up. Maybe because she’s been in the delicate princess zone that anything else looks silly.

    • perplexed says:

      I think her transition to this new look has been too sudden. Or maybe it seems weird because she hasn’t yet started making music that matches her current style. I would understand if she were making grunge music, but I don’t think she is. Madonna’s styles seemed to change when the direction of her music changed somewhat or she was putting out a new album, but Taylor hasn’t yet, so I don’t get the point of trying to look like Courtney Love.

      Perhaps this transition is more about getting into high fashion, and if it is, I’m surprised she can’t pull it off given her height and frame. Now I get why that Victoria Secret model said she couldn’t be one…she doesn’t appear to be good at modelling anything other than her princess look.

  17. mellie says:

    I like Taylor’s look, but Selena’s….I like the boots, but the dress…yuk.

    • Lizzie McGuire says:

      Taylor’s look doesn’t offend me as much as Emily what’s her face or Kate Upton, at least she’s trying with the theme. I think people were expecting more because she was the co-chairman at the event. Also if its’ true that Selena talked Taylor into wearing LV why didn’t she snagged that dress & made her wear whatever she’s wearing. Selena looks so bad, I think I’ve seen better people dressed at the supermarket than her.

  18. Jayna says:

    Taylor’s look was so average. It was like something she went and bought off the rack.

  19. Alix says:

    Taylor’s hair and makeup make her look old, tired, and washed out.

  20. SloaneY says:

    I actually like Taylor’s look.

    What was up with all the combat boots last night? Were they trying to go back to the beginning of Internet technology, aka the 90′s?

  21. Magnoliarose says:

    From the neck up and knee down I like Taylor’s choices but some fashion crimes are taking place in between with that textured tin foil tragedy. Nothing works about it.

    Selena looks like she was trying Steampunk for the 13 year old crowd. It is hideous and her styling is too understated for the event. Fine for a dinner date but not a gala.

  22. Marianne says:

    Taylor’s dress is kind of tacky looking, but at least it went with the theme which is more than what I can say for most of the people last night.

  23. Diana B says:

    It was all very meh.

  24. Brit says:

    I liked Taylor’s hair and makeup but hated the dress. Selena looks 12 in that getup

  25. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    They tried.

    *RuPaul eyeroll*

  26. serena says:

    Without the shoes, Tayolor’s look would have improved A LOT.
    Selena wtf was she thinking?

  27. QQ says:

    Honestly I am not here for TS but her hair and makeup are a VAST VAST Improvement, I would dare say this is the most Ive liked her in a Minute

  28. Kimbers says:

    Whoever chose Gomez’s dress made her look 10yo.

    • ichsi says:

      Yep, what goes for Vikander goes for Gomez too. LV styles their baby-faced celebrity models to look like creepily bdsm-ed up teenagers. So wrong on so many levels.

  29. Laura says:

    Both girls are beautiful! I am not a fan of either dress but Taylor and Selena are really pretty so I give them a pass for their not-so-pretty dresses!

  30. Betti says:

    Not a good look on her – she looks like Courtney Love in these shots and thats not a compliment.

  31. kri says:

    Swifty has found her colors. Now she can sing with all the voices of the mountains. Well…probably not, but it’s better than that mouse brown Mad Men wiglet she has been sporting. I have no words for selena gomez. I am struck silent.

  32. Mabel says:

    I actually like Taylor’s dress and strappy knee high boots. Selena’s whole look is a big no no. I don’t like anything about it.

  33. tacos and tv says:

    I think I have said it many times, but it’s Tuesday and I may have never said this on a Tuesday, but I can not stand Taylor Swift Bangs. And I wish I hated her dress. And her look. From the neck down, she looks great. Selena needs to go home and change. in fact, even more reason I hate taylor swift. If she was any kind of friend, she would have told Selena to change!

  34. Lucy says:

    Said it in another thread already: About only three people actually respected the theme, which barely had anything to do with robots or whatever. Taylor’s look sort of reminds me of something I saw Lara Flynn Boyle wear at some awards about ten years ago, except Lara’s was some fugly ballerina-inspired nonsense. This is an upgrade of that look.

  35. Erica_V says:

    Everytime I see these pics of Taylor I can’t help but feel like she looks like she’s been crying. Like maybe she had a mini meltdown just before she was supposed to leave.

    Not a fan of Selena’s look either. The 90s grunge look may be making a revival but it’s just not for her.

  36. amilu says:

    I think Taylor’s styling really ages her. That terrible hair color and the dark lip makes her look like she’s in her 40s and trying too hard.

  37. EliCaroline says:

    I really liked Selena’s dress, especially the boots. I kind of want her outfit.
    Although, I feel like it’s more dinner and movie with the girlfriends rather than Met Gala.