Elle Fanning in Thakoon at the Met Gala: bad fit or pretty?

MET Costume Institute Gala 2016
Elle Fanning was discussed at length during last night’s E! red carpet coverage. I like that E! had live coverage of the Met Gala for once, but their format was more roundtable fashion critiques than red carpet interviews. That was probably necessary because there just isn’t as much change to interview the celebrities as at a typical event. Elle did stop and talk to someone, and she explained that she just turned 18 and joined Instagram. Time goes so fast, I remember when her older sister was homecoming queen.

Elle was in a cream Thakoon gown and she arrived with the designer. This looks like Prada in that it has darting around the bust and is too loose on top. This dress is like a typical red carpet gown and has nothing to do with the Manus x Machina theme. She’s still a teenager though and she looks like she’s having a great time. That goes a long way in elevating a look. Plus I really like her high pony. As much as it damages the hair and makes my hairdresser yell at me, I enjoy a high pony.

Met Gala 2016 - 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology'

Some of you have noticed that the celebrities look very sweaty last night. While it was surely hot under the light, some of that may be due to their makeup. The dewy look seems to be popular, and in Elle’s case she’s wearing some kind of sparkle makeup all over her skin.

Also in Thakoon we have Alexa Chung, in what looks like a sparkly pajama set. It’s got highwater pants, a wraparound jacket with a tie, and 3/4 sleeve cuffs. Her makeup went with the “just rolled out of bed” look too, but I like it. She looks pretty with minimal makeup. While she walked the red carpet with Elle and the designer, her boyfriend Alex Skarsgard was also there. I’m sorry but at least there are nice pictures of him to look at.

As promised, here’s Alex Skarsgard:

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  1. lilacflowers says:

    It has been a long drought between that lovely picture of the lovely Idris on the first thread and the lovely picture of the lovely Alex on this one. Men! Where are the men!

  2. SilkyMalice says:

    Why does a high pony damage your hair? My daughter wears her hair like that almost every day, but I didn’t know it was bad for it.

    • AlmondJoy says:

      If it’s high and tight it can put a lot of tension on your hair.. The edges especially. Your daughter’s hair should be fine as long as she doesn’t pull it super tight.

  3. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I don’t like anything about Elle’s look – the color does nothing for her nor does the fit, but she’s young and it could have been worse. She’s a pretty girl.

    This is weird, but I sort of love Alexa’s look. I know. It’s not appropriate for this event, and it’s really ugly, but I sort of love it. Go figure.

    • lucy2 says:

      I’m the same on both. Elle’s washes her out, she often seems to go for really pale colors which I don’t think are good on her. And I kind of can’t help liking Alexa’s.

    • Lex says:

      I like Alrxa’s look also! It’s different. I’m getting tired of seeing the same cutout dress that every woman seems to be wearing. I think she could have been styled better but I would wear that to this type of event.

    • AlmondJoy says:

      Agreed. Hate Elle’s look, like Alexa’s. It’s pretty boring for this event in particular but I would definitely throw it on for a more laid back party or date night.

  4. Locke Lamora says:

    Eh, so disappointing. I usually love both Elle’s and Alexa’s style, but these outfits are just so boring. If there’s one event where you can be weird and experimental, it’s the Met Gala, and they choose this?

    I also hate pant suit pats that are cropped at the ankles. It would look so much nicer if they were longer.

  5. vauvert says:

    Despite the fact that Alexa seems to be channelling a 70s Christmas tree tinfoil package, I actually like the outfit. It’s fresh and fun and doesn’t take itself “couture! fashun! Serious art!” like some I could name…. Her low level makeup is also quite pretty. I never realized how tall she is – wow! I don’t get the love for Skarsgard either… I guess more guys for the rest of you??

  6. KV says:

    Umm.. Alexa looked ridiculous. I can’t stand her “sense of style”. Seriously, sequined high water pants and a jacket that “hangs” on her? And not in a good way? I’ve never been one who understands the hype around this woman. So many people looked so much better than her half-arsed efforts.

    Elle looks cute but I didn’t care for the color of the dress on her.

  7. stephka says:

    Yes, that overly dewy “glowing” makeup look is very popular this year. But I agree. It makes people look sweaty.

  8. QQ says:

    Eh She is young so is kinda working for her

    • nope says:

      No. Imo you are way off. Her young age is the major reason why this look doesn’t work on her. Elle should have used her youth to her advantage to have fun and been creative. The hair works, tho.

  9. serena says:

    I like Elle her avant-garde /fun looks are often awful.. this is no exception. First of all, that cream colour washes her out, then it makes her look much older (I dunno if it’s because of the shape + colour or whatever) and finally a bra would have been nice too, the darting nipples are never a good look.
    Also this ‘wet-look’ trend is pissing me off. Who wants to look sweaty all the time?

  10. Dani says:

    I can’t stand Alex but I looooveee her look.

  11. drnotknowitall says:

    Elle looks stunning and the theme is not about looking looking futuristic. It is about handmade vs machine made.

  12. KiddVicious says:

    I think they both look great. I love Elle’s dress but I agree the color isn’t perfect for her. I couldn’t figure out her hair in the first photo, I thought they did some weird knob on top of her head, sort of a faux-faux Mohawk, then I saw the high ponytail.

    I love Alexa’s outfit (although I have no idea who she is). The pant legs are the perfect length, if they were long she would look like 70′s Liza. Short is more modern.

  13. elle says:

    Alexa looks like a cross between Allison WIlliams and Annabeth Gish in that second photo. I don’t mind her look as much as Elle’s, Very unflattering hair, makeup and dress – especially the color moreso than fit. I thought the same thing about the first photo.. faux-hawk!

  14. LeAnn Stinks says:

    I was wondering if my crush A-Skars was still with Chung, I guess I got my answer.

    Why, Alex? Why? She is so mediocre in every way. I never thought Bosworth was all that special either, but compared to Chung…I hope that rumor about an engagement is not true.