Zoe Saldana in Dolce & Gabbana at the Met Gala: impressive or overdone?

MET Costume Institute Gala 2016
Last night Kaiser and I were refreshing Twitter to see who wore what to the Met Gala. While E! did have red carpet coverage, and kudos to them for starting that this year, it was more commentary than breaking news and Twitter was usually first. The back of this dress was tweeted early with the celebrity incorrectly identified as Heidi Klum. (The same thing happened with the at-first unknown wearer of that lit-up Zac Posen dress, people said it was Heidi Klum.) Then, when Zoe stepped out in this incredible gown, there was chatter that she was wearing the same dress as Heidi Klum. That didn’t happen and with all the planning that goes into these custom gowns it would not be a coincidence if it did. This was Zoe, rocking this incredible peacock-look dress which had a long train and just beautiful, stunning craftsmanship. I would love to know more about the work which went into this gown. It doesn’t fit the theme of the Met Gala this year but that doesn’t matter at all. Something nitpicky: her makeup is too light for a red carpet look but maybe she didn’t want to overshadow the dress, as if that would even be possible.

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

Do you remember how Zoe defended Dolce and Gabbana after their stupid “synthetic babies” comments last year? They remembered.

MET Costume Institute Gala 2016

Kate Bosworth was also in Dolce & Gabbana and it’s like they farmed out the design of this hot bedazzled mess to a junior designer. In theory it should be a lovely gown in that there’s so much detail put into it, but there’s not enough editing on the bodice especially. It’s so overwhelmed with rhinestones that it looks like someone hot glued them on with little attention to the pattern. Plus she’s got on some kind of leafy Grecian crown and there’s a giant circle at the waist and embroidered shells leading down the skirt. It’s too much.

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

Look at this body language.

I shouldn’t stir up trouble, they looked normal-ish in other photos.
Met Gala 2016 - 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology'

Kate Mara was in Paco Rabanne and she was one of the few women to wear a laser-cut dress. That’s one of the examples of the effects of technology on the fashion industry, laser cut patterns. I love the grommets on this dress and the cut is very mod. Kate was there with her Fantastic Four co-star, Jamie Bell, and I forgot that they were dating but we first heard about it last fall. They’re cute together!

MET Costume Institute Gala 2016

MET Costume Institute Gala 2016

Speaking of cute couples, here’s Hannah Davis and her fiance, retiree (ha!) Derek Jeter. She’s in light blue Zuhair Murad and she looks fab. I love the silver belt on that gown and her strappy matching heels.

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  1. Locke Lamora says:

    Zoe looks amazing. Too bad it doesn’t fit the theme, but THAT’S how you do Met Gala.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      Zoe’s was my favorite until I saw Danes’ Posen number. The colorful skirt makes me want to roll around it in like a soft, colorful rug.

    • K says:

      Zoe fit the theme it’s man and machine! It’s talking about hand made and machine made those feathers where sown on by hand! The dress is art and the top was done by machine.

      Kate was also on theme with beading hand done and others made by machine.

      I have thoughts on Dolce but these dresses are art! And on theme

      • Locke Lamora says:

        I didn’t know that. Then it fits the theme. Even better. I actually prefer this to Claire’s dress. Claire’s looks great when lit, but in daylight it’s too princessy.

      • K says:

        @ Locke yeah ENews really messed up the theme when. They explained it they kept talking about it like it was robots and future and that isn’t it at all. When Anna throws this it’s always about the impact of the theme. wHeather it’s the designers impact on society or society’s impact on fashion. She is always trying to show the larger impact fashion has on the world.

      • mia girl says:

        Not only did ENews mess up the theme, they messed up the entire coverage. It was terrible. They spent 3/4s of the time in studio on a group of boring talking heads who all needed a RedBull via IV drip. While fashion was going on, we had to watch these four people (who were dressed terrible by the way) prattle on with no energy or chemistry. When they did show the arrivals on the red cart, it was not video but stills! They barely covered the actual event. Such a missed opportunity.

    • Bridget says:

      How does it not fit the theme?

  2. Lucy2 says:

    I love the Peacock dress even though it didn’t match the theme. Kate’s is interesting though I wish it were a little bit longer.

    • cr says:

      Funny, because I thought taking about 3 inches off Kate’s dress would be better. Either that or go the full train.
      It’s a nice dress though.

    • Kitten says:

      That dress is absolutely STUNNING. Good lord that train is pure art. I think she’s my favorite of the night.

      I also like Jeter’s girlfriend’s dress, even if it’s a bit safe/boring. I love the color and how the delicate fabric wraps around the front. Out of all the dresses I’ve seen so far, that’s the only one I could see myself wearing.

      • I Choose Me says:

        I don’t like the peacock dress but I can appreciate the workmanship. I love, love, love what Jeter’s fiancee is wearing.

    • Carol says:

      I loved Zoe’s dress. I thought she looked lovely. Everyone on this page looked great except Hannah. She didn’t look bad just pretty basic.

    • Nike says:

      Zoe’s dress is art. Kate’s looks like it needs a tutu.

  3. Karen says:

    The theme this year is how machines changed the couture industry! Hand vs Machine.

    The dress is gorgeous! Highlights various craftsmanship and skills. Zoe was on point.

    • roses says:

      Yes she was and this is what I understood the theme to be as well. Plus its mentioned in the MET exhibition overview. http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2016/manus-x-machina
      Emanating from this presentation will be a series of rooms based on traditional métiers of the haute couture, including embroidery, featherwork, artificial flowers, pleating, lacework, and leatherwork, which will be presented alongside versions that incorporate innovative processes

    • vauvert says:

      agree, it was totally on point and of the best three dresses of the evening. Loved it.

  4. lilacflowers says:

    Zoe’s dress was awesome! Twitter was also convinced that she and Katy Perry were wearing the same dress but no, and Zoe’s was better. Way more betterer.

  5. Jenns says:

    I’m loving Kate Mara’s look.

  6. Karen says:

    Kate Bosworth’s wax-like face. I just don’t know why she keeps doing whatever she does to achieve this look. She’s too pretty to look this plastic.

  7. QQ says:

    Loved this dress! Kinda boss, also Begrudgingly To Kate Bosworth a nod is a Gorgeous dress, well landed for someone that doesn’t do anything

    CAREFUL KATE MARA! you Almost Smiled there! serious actress! (I actually like her dress and her man

  8. crtb says:

    Love Zoe’s dress. Also think Derrick Jeter’s girlfriend look nice.

  9. Squiggisbig says:

    I feel like Zoe just told her makeup artist to do the opposite of her Nina “look.”

  10. serena says:

    Hannah Davis’ look is perfect from head to toes! I also loved Zoe Saldana’s dress, but as you said her make-up was too light.

  11. paolanqar says:

    What Kate Bosworth does in life????

  12. K says:

    Zoe’ s dress is on theme!! The theme is man vs machine and how technology changed fashion it’s about hand made versus machine made. I know ENews didn’t understand the theme at all (I’m not sure they understand fashion or clothes) but that is the theme.

    Zoe and Kate are on theme!!! Those feathers done by HAND! Same with beads on Kate’s dress! The top section was made in a machine.

  13. K says:

    I don’t think that dress is laser cut. It’s a bunch of disks attached to each other.

  14. Diana B says:

    Soooooo pretty… That dress is a work of art.

  15. Alex says:

    Lots of good looks in this post. Love Zoe’s dress it was flawless and in theme. Kate Mara looked very in style with her aesthetic and Hannah and Derek looked so cute

  16. Maleficent says:

    Zoe’s dress was breathtaking.

    I wish more of these people would smile. Loosen up. Isn’t this supposed to be fun?

  17. Bridget says:

    The Bos goes to the Met Gala every year, but every year looks like she’s in an afterthought of a dress. Like she’s there as a favor to someone.

  18. Melca>Blue says:

    I can’t take it anymore. What is it with all the ads on the pictures? They are all from amazon prime and all voices, super annoying

    • Pitag says:

      I thought it was only me going crazy
      Sooo many adds, I won’t stop coming here though 🙁

  19. KiddVicious says:

    Hanna Davis looks amazing.

    I love the peacock dress, not too crazy about the top, but Zoe looks gorgeous in it.

    Paco Rabanne is a name I haven’t heard in a few decades. Love the dress.

  20. Poisonous Lookalike says:

    Kate’s dress is unfortunate in many ways, not the least of which for me is the urine-soaked look that hint of yellow gives the skirt.

    Zoe’s dress is amazing.

  21. sauvage says:

    I can’t believe I’m writing this about Kate Bosworth, of all people: I really liked her dress and styling!

  22. tacos and tv says:

    I’m into Kate Mera’s dress and I think her and Billy Elliot look super cute together. Zoe’s dress should be in a Museum. Oh My GAWSH! Work of art. Man oh man, if I wore hats, I’d remove it for the designers and constructors of this gown. Fantastic. Hannah davis is pretty. Kate Bosworth is a wet blanket, as usual.

  23. Lucy says:

    Zoe’s gown not only is amazing, but it also 100% fits the theme! She was one of the three people who actually stuck to it. And I really like Kate and Jamie together!

  24. Magnoliarose says:

    Zoe’s dress is great. It’s on theme and stunning.

  25. NeoCleo says:

    Just jumping on the wagon here and agreeing that the dress is stunning and Saldana looks marvelous.