Madonna in Givenchy at the Met Gala: gross, messy or just boring?


Much like Lady Gaga (in more ways than one), you can always count on Madonna to be a hot mess at any given point. Particularly over the past six months or so, Madge has been particularly messy. Madonna was chosen by Riccardo Tisci to wear Givenchy last night. Beyonce also wore Givenchy, and I believe that they were the only two. While Bey got a latex-rash dress, Madonna got the lace butt-cheek dress. When are we going to acknowledge that Riccardo Tisci doesn’t know what he’s doing? As for Madonna in particular, she spoke to E! on the carpet and it was SO MESSY. She’s had so much work to her face, she can barely speak properly.




I feel bad for doing this to Tory Burch’s ladies, but none of them are noteworthy enough to get their own post, thus they have to share with Madonna’s butt cheeks. Emma Roberts, Freida Pinto and Mindy Kaling all wore Tory Burch to the Met Gala. Emma looks bratty (per usual), but Mindy and Freida look lovely. I actually think this is the prettiest dress Mindy has ever worn on any red carpet, ever.



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  1. Kitten says:

    Hold me I’m scared. 🙁

    Freida looks great though…what a beautiful woman she is. Mindy looks like she’s wearing a wedding dress. The fabric is really cool and it’s a great fit but white strapless poofy dresses always look like wedding dresses, unfortunately.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Me, too! Looking at the thumbnail, my first thought was, ” Oh, god, Melisandre, put the necklace back on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    • Rachel says:

      The other night, my husband and I were channel surfing and saw that Hansel & Gretel movie with Famke Jansen as the witch… That’s who Madonna reminds me of here. The witch from Hansel & Gretel. Except they didn’t use prosthetics to make her look like that. She did it to herself. It’s sad. Sad that someone would be so afraid of aging that they’d make themselves into a laughingstock.

      • antipodean says:

        Oh, dear, Madge. Will she ever learn that just because she can, doesn’t mean she should. The word harridan springs to mind. If she would just be graceful and rely on her prodigious artistic talents she would do herself more favours. How the mighty are just continuing to lower themselves. A sad postscript to a once groundbreaking career. Sads! What my granny would have described as “lowering the tone”.

    • SK says:

      Her FACE! My god. Her eyes have been pulled up so tight. She looks awful. I would really like to see what she would have looked like if she had let herself age gracefully. My mother (who, admittedly is a freak of nature), has never had any work done and looks fantastic for her age. She doesn’t try to dress like she’s 18 but she doesn’t wear frumpy clothes either. She always looks chic, sometimes sophisticated, sometimes funky, sometimes cool. I get that Madonna is showing off a body she’s worked hard for and women’s bodies should be attractive at any age; but it just smacks of desperation. Cher managed to do it with pizazz. Madonna just seems so thirsty. And I just can’t get past her poor face. WHY???

    • cubfan34 says:

      Wicked Witch of the West.

  2. missmerry says:

    ugh i hate that i like that purple dress, just cut her face out and it would be perfect ( I like her hair color and styling)

  3. Mgsota says:

    Madonna is such a freaking embarrassment at this point.

    Mindy looks absolutely gorgeous, but that being said, it’s kind of boring dress for the Met Gala. She should’ve kept that dress for her wedding day.

    • Tifygodess24 says:

      I thought Mindy looked beautiful but it was on the bridal side. However her clutch was pretty cool, it lit up cube by cube. (She showed it on her insta)

    • ladysussex says:

      Ikr? I really wish Madonna would disappear from public for a good long while. Her schtick got old a loooong time ago.

    • Sarah(too) says:

      Madonna is just done. Seriously. My 14 year old suggested that Madonna was now trying to figure out how to fake her own death so she can get positive press like Prince and Bowie. At first I scolded. Then, after seeing these pictures, I think he may be onto something.

  4. mia girl says:

    No need to choose between the adjectives in the headline because Madonna was all three:
    Gross, messy AND just boring.

    • EM says:

      Exactly! If this were a multiple choice question go with d. All of the above.

    • Mia V. says:

      As a true Madonna fan, I’m embarassed.

      • Lisa says:

        She reminds me (and kinda looks like) Norma Desmond here.
        Someone needs an intervention. Cringeworthy.

      • justme says:

        Yes – I thought Norma Desmond as well (and Norma was good few years younger than Madonna!)

      • Mich says:

        Count me in on the Nora Desmond thoughts as well.

      • Lauren II says:

        I used to worship Madonna. She is a brilliant businesswoman.
        However, her tricycle riding-sad clown show has made me question her mental health. She needs a mental health intervention.
        Madonna apparently has a net worth of $750,000.00. This proves money, power, and success ultimately do not buy happiness. Her intergalactic, flabby, lacey ensemble is not very flattering either. Deep down, I think Madge is very sad.

    • anniefannie says:

      IKR!! I think we’re all accustomed to Madonna’s exhibitionism but she took it to a galactic level w/ this atrocious get up. I’m really feeling for her kids theses days…..

  5. QueenE says:

    Madonna looks awful

  6. mellie says:

    Madonna is gross, just gross. I love all the Tory Burch dresses. Her own personal instagram post of what she was wearing was beautiful too!

  7. CoKatie says:

    Madonna: For your children, for yourself, for all of us – Just stop it, will ya?

    NB: if looking for styling tips, please contact Helen Mirren.

    • crtb says:

      That was my first thought: Do you wonder why your son doesn’t want to be around you? Most teenagers are embarrassed just because their parents breath. Can you imagine having your mum’s bum out for the world to see? I am sure he is cringing. Yes, I know she is allowed to wear what ever she wants and should not have to think about what others think.

      • swak says:

        My first thought – no wonder he doesn’t want to be around her. On top of it, in that first picture her face looks older than mine (without makeup on me) and I’ll be 63 in August.

  8. Lucy2 says:

    Gross, messy, and boring. At this point it’s predictable she will wear something ridiculous like that and strut around with her butt hanging out. It’s embarrassing.
    Emma does not look well.
    Mindy’s dress is pretty, I like the material.

  9. PunkyMomma says:

    Small wonder Rocco wants to live with his father. I’d be embarrassed if that was my mother parading her bits like that.

    • Capepopsie says:

      Exactly what I was thinking!
      If only she could age gracefully.
      She looks like she just stepped
      Out of an adult movie. . .

    • NUTBALLS says:

      Yep. She’s become a joke and her exhibitionism doesn’t work now that she’s in her 50’s.

    • Janis says:

      Seeing her like this makes me thank God for my mom, a woman who has aged gracefully and rarely embarrasses her kids. I feel so sorry for Madonna’s kids…she the definition of narcissism IMO.

      • Minxx says:

        I agree. I feel bad for her kids and I think she’s having some major mental health issues. This reeks of desperation and it’s just sad.

  10. lilacflowers says:

    How nice of Mindy and Frieda to plan a double wedding at the Met.

    • CharlotteCharlotte says:

      I thought they were marrying each other 🙂

      I’d love to be as body confident as Madonna. At any age. Her dress is a revisit of a famous (infamous?) look she rocked on te red carpet a couple of decades ago.

  11. Jenns says:

    Love Mindy. But that dress is really boring.

    And I don’t have enough eyeballs to roll in Madonna’s direction.

  12. Maum says:

    Isn’it it the ten millionth time we have seen Madonna’s arse cheeks on a red carpet?

    Boring boring boring.

    How scary is that second picture though? Yikes.

  13. Emilee says:

    Madonna looks like an old sea witch.

  14. AlmondJoy says:

    Gross, messy, boring, awful, predictable, disgusting, offensive

  15. QQ says:

    Im embarrased for my eyes.. Madonna is just..the Worst at this point

    Also NOW the Shunning of Ricardo Tisci Is NOW

    Also: even me the resident foremost “I cant deal with Mindy Kaling” expert can acknowledge this is indeed the prettiest thing she’s ever worn, Even her makeup is under control!

  16. Jayna says:

    Madonna has lost the plot. She has zero ideas anymore. Her face cheeks were competing with her ass cheeks.

    • chaine says:

      i’m sure rocco is loving hearing his classmates joking about his mom’s flabby butt this morning…

  17. paolanqar says:

    Madonna looks like death itself. I wonder what she sees in her mirror.
    leave the dress.. the hair and make up are atrocious. Especially the hair.

    • QQ says:

      Yo!… It was TERRIFYING IN MOTION!!! like the side of her nose was doing something so unfathomable

      • mia girl says:

        YES!! What was with that crinkle thing on the side of her nose??!! It was so disturbing. Was it the one spot on her face that wouldn’t take the filler?

        She’s so filled that it is giving her trouble to actually move her lips and speak. Like it took her a few seconds to be able to pronounce words!

      • QQ says:

        OMFG MY SISTER IN HEART YOU SAW IT!! It was like a Mo-cap Witch with the wrong codes for the nose

  18. Zadie says:

    Madonna is her usual thirsty self, the only one I really like here is Freida. Please cover Amandla Stenberg, she was fabolous!

  19. SamiHami says:

    How sad and sorry your mental state must be to wear something so incredibly ugly and “look at meeeeeeeee!” Even sadder is that it shocks exactly no one. She’s become such a caricature of herself. I’m actually embarrassed for her.

  20. The Original G says:

    Oh. It’s the Game of Hoes, Great Grandmother of Dragons……

  21. serena says:

    I’m not even gonna comment on Madonna.. but lord, her face…
    Mindy’s gown is too bridal so it’s a big NO for me, while Freida’s dress looks just shapeless. I liked Emma Roberts’ outift and look, it was simple but beautiful -as for her looking bratty.. wheter she is or not, I think she just got that permanent resting b*chface-.

  22. celine says:

    Is Madonna morphing into Sharon Stone? She’s truly scary at this point.

  23. Lindy79 says:

    if she really wanted to cause a shock she should turn up in something that actually flatters her and doesn’t show off her arse, at this stage it’s so passé no one even bats an eyelid

    • Coconut says:

      Exactly what I’m thinking. Something “old Hollywood glamorous” with a big thigh slit or something.

  24. sofie says:

    Was the theme dragged through a hedge? Everyone looks awful. Heavy greasy makeup & god awful clothes.

  25. dagdag says:

    Tisci dressed Bella Hadid, Beyonce, Irinia Shayk and Madonna for the Met Gala .

    Looking at their costumes, I am just wondering why he didn´t add whips, handcuffs and masks to their outfits.

  26. Tifygodess24 says:

    Madonna you a mess girl. Not that this would change all that much, but some extreme eyelashes might balance out that face a smidge.

  27. Mikeyangel says:

    Madonna is ridiculous. She also looks like Sharon Stone in the weird faces pics, and I don’t think that is good? The other ladies are both beautiful but meh here. ETA Emma looks like an a–hole, as always.

  28. Deedee says:

    I’m truly embarrassed for her. She looks so thirsty. 🍼It’s sad.

  29. Jaded says:

    I’ve now tipped over into feeling truly sorry for Madonna. Narcissus has finally consumed her body, mind and spirit. She is now nothing more than screaming ego.

  30. Giddy says:

    Is Madonna going blind? Does she not have mirrors? Do all her hangers-on lie like crazy and laugh behind her back? Does her make-up artist hate her? Did she wrong Richard Tischi so he designed a big gotcha outfit? Did she notice all the people who upon seeing her, laughed and turned away, or stood blinking and rubbing their eyes. Or maybe like Medusa she turned them to stone. Scary woman!

  31. whatnext says:

    Madonna is seriously whacked out in the head and always has been, but if I had her body I would show it off too; lace covered butt cheeks and boobs, pasties, ribbon and all!! Don’t some of you people see this is the attention she is going for? She knows she looks terrible but THAT’S THE POINT! Her makeup and wardrobe people are not terrible and inexperienced. lol She doesn’t want to look normal because she is known for shocking people. She always has been that way.

    • Jayna says:

      You miss the point by everybody. She’s shocking no one. This shtick is boring. Madonna used to shake it up. She is out of ideas and thirsty. I say this as someone who was a huge diehard fan.

    • Flowerchid says:

      Wow I’m supposed to see Jayna unfavorable comment about Madonna because she a mega fan and she right. No one really talking about Madonna look because we’ve all seen Mag ass and boobs before it’s old news and it’s just sad at this point.

      Madonna used to be inventive with her looks now it just a hot mess. She is on Kim K level of bad and that’s when you know you’ve have hit rock bottom.

    • The Original G says:

      Madonna’s look has lapsed into parody of herself. It’s not shocking. One of the most powerful designers in the world just now, put her in something that looks like it came from the Halloween Store.

      The execution here, was terrible. Right now a half dozen east village baristas are pulling this look off with aplomb.

    • LW says:

      People have literally been saying that since Erotica, e.g.”She’s desperate”, “Trying too hard to stay relevant”, “She’s old”, “gross”, “embarrassing”, “her career is over”, etc. etc. And each time it’s presented as though the behavior is new. Like a broken record.

      • Jayna says:

        Not since Erotica at all did her behavior continue as far as this kind of desperate shock. And her Erotica era was more sophisticated than present day Madonna anyway

        After Erotica, she had R&Bish Bedtime Stories. Then she did Ray or Light and she had another evolution and was provocative in a different way and had had Lola and was on a different journey. She even said in an interview in the late ’90s that she didn’t recognize that girl who was so desperate for attention and for shock value anymore.. Then she went on to Music, the album in 2000 and American Life in 2002, and the adult sounding dance record Confessions on a Dance Floor, all albums sounding like a Madonna evolving but still not conventional, but not desperate.

        She hadn’t toured in a decade, and when she did,in the early 2000s, there was nothing like this. She did the Drowned World Tour, the Re-Invention Tour, and the Confessions Tour. All amazing and no desperate Madonna in sight. Just bad-ass Madonna in sight.

        She has turned desperate after hitting 50 with a lot of bad plastic surgery, making jokes about drugs to get down with the “kids” the whole Drake fiasco, the grill, and pulling pathetic stunts that come off desperate and a shadow of the ballsy Madonna who did it decades ago, and also putting out a lot of crappy music like Bitch I’m Madonna at the age of 58.

        I will give her credit. Amidst al of this she still managed to put on an amazing tour recently, even if a few elements were the tired religious crap that didn’t have a point like it did back in her Blond Ambition day.

      • Artemis says:


        Have you ever seen that documentary (Rising?) where she was asked if she was going to continue what she’s doing now and she said she didn’t see herself performing the way she was doing then (I’m paraphrasing). So by her own account 2 decades ago, she would find THIS Madonna pathetic and try-hard. She used to mature upwards and she just went down and lost herself and her vision after 2006 imo. She is going backwards in maturity with leaps and bounds!

        She used to be so gorgeous and still a visionary during the Confessions tour and when her marriage started to fail and she started overusing cosmetic and plastic surgery, she never recovered and just fell deeper (and deeper 🙂 ). She can’t even talk properly anymore now! I thought she was wearing her grill again but nope, it’s the tightness of her face…dear lord!

        Here it is (it’s creepy how I know where I got my Madonna info from!):

    • EsS says:

      Her team is gas lighting her. How much attention does one need? Really, I’m asking, bc this is out of control. Nora Desmond, Baby Jane, Ms. Havisham. It’s all so sad. I get it, you can bounce a quarter of your pert derierre, but could you accentuate your figure with an exquisitely cut gown? I know you have the money.

  32. Jade says:

    I swear even Bellatrix Lestrange is recoiling in horror.

  33. epiphany says:

    Gross, messy, and, these days, boring, are three adjectives which describe Madonna, no matter where she is.

  34. Pandy says:

    Madonna looks like a ghoul – AWFUL make up and her face is pretty jacked looking. I did like her outfit though – ONLY because I like the idea of handmade lace and then the tacky machine made black fabric. I wanted to see lace and machine made to showcase the theme. Enough of the over the thigh boots though. Does she ever NOT wear them??

  35. marymoon says:

    I thought she was Vivienne Westwood at first glance.

  36. Magnoliarose says:

    Madonna has become a self parody cliche at this point. She looks pathetic and insecure. She’s been heading toward Sunset Boulevard for awhile now and it looks like she has arrived.
    More meh salad here.

  37. LT says:

    The black wrapping around Madonna’s arms and legs is sports tape I think. I swear the tape I’ve used has those KT initials. It definitely didn’t add to the outfit…

  38. MAC says:

    Madonna would lovely in a Darn green or Emerald Dress, with fabric draping down and flowing to help how short she is even in heels. I can not believe this is a designer out fit, I mean even if I remove her age, which is hard, this is not flattering on anyone. EVER

    • AtlLady says:

      This was a designer outfit on Madonna? I thought it was one of her concert costumes.

  39. hmmm says:

    Oh my. Madonna is so sad at this point. She’s slid into Baby Jane territory.

  40. JenniferJustice says:

    Madge has become an utter embarrassment. Does she know this and not care or does she really think she looks good? I can’t imagine she thinks she looks good, so I can figure is she’s so hung up on shock value, she doesn’t care if she debases herself. Gross!

  41. Pants says:

    In the pic where Madonna is grimacing, she looks like Debbie Harry… A demented form of Debbie Harry, anyway.

  42. Pitag says:

    Mindy’se dress looks exactly like the one Sarah Jessica Parker had for the satc movie premiere, a Nina Ricci, just different color and we’ll also the waist details.

  43. kri says:

    What in the name of Jesus has happened to Madge?! I feel like I need to call Father Merrin. truly awful. Tbh, I do not think she is at all well. It makes me sad, because if she had just allowed herself to age and not had such budget work done, she would have been gorgeous forever. Now we have this.

  44. Deanne says:

    This ensemble would have been controversial 20 years ago, but this kind of stunt is all she pulls now. I’d have been more shocked if she’d dressed elegantly. The way she posed on the steps, baring her butt, makes me so embarrassed for her. She’s seriously got no idea of how ridiculous she looks. Her face is like a caraciture of what is was. What will the next 10 years be like for her? I can’t even begin to imagine.

  45. Emily C. says:

    What has she done to her face? It would be an insult to 90-year old women to say she looks like them. She doesn’t look old, she looks undead. She could have remained pretty if she hadn’t decided to replace her flesh with some kind of melting synthetic.

    Hey, that means she’s more on-theme than anyone else though. Nature plus technology equals… this.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      She had the Saw dude’s cheekbones removed and put in her face.

  46. token5151 says:

    Man; talk about TRY-HARD!!!

  47. sauvage says:


  48. Lucy says:

    Mindy looked fantastic. And I still remember how good Madonna looked at last years’ Gala…sigh.

  49. tacos and tv says:

    Madonna gets the “Hottest Mess In Town” award, always. So good for you, girl!!!

  50. Ariel says:

    Can’t someone please make grandma put on some pants?

  51. amilu says:

    I have to disagree about Mindy. That dress is not for her. Strapless is not for everyone, and the white screams bridal. I think Mindy looks most amazing in vibrant colors and jewel tones.

    I think her best red carpet look was the 2014 SAG Awards. She was wearing this beautifully draped navy gown — Though it might not be the “prettiest dress” on its own, it works much better for her figure than the strapless ballgown.

  52. SM says:

    Madonna thinks that letting her but cheeks and boobs hang is the defdinition of rebelion. But in her case the oposite would be more shocking on her behalf. You can’ t blame Rocco for wanting an out from Madge’s house because looking at that mess when you get up in the morning can not be easy

  53. Tara says:

    Mindy looks amazing. Even Madonna pretending she’s British after Princess Di died would be better than this. It’s over. Stop clinging desperately to your youth. It just looks pathetic.

  54. Dee says:

    Madge’s outfit is disgusting.

  55. HK9 says:

    This is a missed opportunity for Madge. She has a great physique and can wear almost anything. I don’t think she even tried, she just did a repeat of her usual “rebellion” letting it all hang out and it’s so boring now. If she wants attention, she should give people something that they don’t expect, like some interesting fabric to cover her bits & pieces.

  56. Joh says:

    The bondage Pillsbury Dough girl.

  57. Pandora says:

    Madonna is starting to look geriatric. She needs to knock it off a bit.

  58. tw says:

    She hasn’t changed her look in a while. It’s a shame because she was always known for switching it up. She’s been doing this kind of bondage, all black, trashy, no pants thing for too long.

  59. Jwoolman says:

    Maybe they need to stay away from the usual fashion houses for these events and just pick up something interesting at Goodwill. Or Target. Or if they have time, eBay. Not kidding.

  60. vespernite says:

    Madonna please sit the hell down!

  61. Andrea says:

    Well any witch movies coming up for Madonna to act in?

  62. iheartgossip says:

    Poor, poor Madonna. Look what she’s done to herself. In 10 years she will be identical to Whatever Happened to Baby Jane

  63. Jane says:

    All of the above. I do not like this look at all.

  64. TOPgirl says:

    That ain’t Madonna! Madonna is dead. This woman is the creature from the black lagoon.

  65. Kinnakee says:

    For some reason I saw Madonna’s hot mess and all I could think of was that it’s probably what Miley Cyrus is gonna look like in the future.

  66. Meadow says:

    At this point she is beginning to look like the millionaire version of a bag lady.

  67. K2 says:

    Someone argued the other day that Madonna is just a woman who isn’t afraid of age, and dresses as she pleases, and we’re so unused to seeing it that it makes us uneasy. And while that sounds great on feminist grounds, I think the reality is more that Madonna is terrified of aging, and absolutely in denial that she has. And that’s what makes her behaviour and clothing choices so unsettling.