Gwyneth Paltrow in linebacker-shouldered Gucci at LACMA event: cute or tragic?


The annual LACMA Art + Film Gala was held this weekend in LA, obviously. It feels like it came early this year. It also feels like the Art + Film gala was a little bit subdued this year, but maybe I’m misremembering previous galas. One of the big A-list names at this year’s event was Gwyneth Paltrow. Gucci was one of the major sponsors of the event, so most of the women wore Gucci, and Goop was one of them. I will never understand the “big shoulder” movement in womenswear. Shoulder pads are still a mystery to me and the “linebacker shoulders” on this Gucci dress are a big “WTF?” Still, this was by far one of the cutest Gucci dresses at this event, so maybe that was the point. Also: my kingdom for a side-part on Goop.


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Gucci. I find this shade of pink sort of garish, but Rosie can pull off some weird stuff. On almost anyone else, this would be kind of twee and cheap-looking, but she comes close to looking good.


Zoe Saldana and her husband Marco Perego. I feel like Zoe lost a bet with someone over at Gucci, because she clearly got one of the worst Gucci gowns, or she got the one intended for Florence Welch. I could totally see this of Florence and it would sort of work on her. On Zoe? I’m just staring at the snake slithering up from her crotch. Gucci should call this the Taylor Swift-Snake Emoji dress.



Kate Upton came to the event with her fiancé Justin Verlander. I like her simple gown – it looks like Dolce & Gabbana to me.


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. SM says:

    I love Kate’s simple dress. I also think that goopy’s dress is facinating.

    • bros says:

      goopy’s dress is amazing. I love when she goes weird. she almost always pulls it off. love the shoes.

  2. Seraphina says:

    I agree with the comments Kaiser but that pink is really harsh no matter who wears it, GP’s dress looks awful (but she rarely hits it out of the ball park – in my opinion) and that black dress is way too simple.

    Taylor Swift emoji dress almost make me spit out my coffee!

  3. CornyBlue says:

    Rosie and Kate Upton look so damn good.

  4. Alix says:

    Goopy’s face is starting to look frozen.

  5. Beatrice says:

    Gah–that snake dress gives me the creeps. I don’t like snakes and wouldn’t wear a dress like that even if it was a free Gucci. Would be more appropriate for Texas Rattlesnake Roundup festivities.

  6. ElleBee says:

    That snake dress looks like the night gown of a slightly unusual child that prefers to play alone in the attic. I actually like Gwyn’s dress

  7. Rice says:

    Did Goopy dye the tips of her hair or is it an illusion?

  8. minx says:

    That dress is unflattering on Goopy, for starters.
    She just never looks chic or stylish to me.; I’m not sure why. She doesn’t carry herself well…for someone who is tall and slender she can look really awkward.
    And that straight center parted hair….

  9. deevia says:

    Taylor should wear that Snake dress. It’s sort of whimsical and weird so her twee-ness might work? She can may be channel Dakota Fanning.

  10. HappyMom says:

    I’ve always thought that Zoe Saldana is so beautiful and can pull anything off. Until now. Ugh-from the color to the fit to that horrible design. And you can see on her face she knows it too.

  11. hey-ya says:

    …GP looks lovely…especially the heels & minimal make up colors…Gucci animal motifs have long worn out their welcome no to both Zoe & Rosie..unfortunately too much froth on Brie…but they were all beautiful night faries…

  12. KBeth says:

    Kate Upton’s gown is lovely, the other 3 are terrible.

  13. QQ says:

    I don’t good and Even I Must agree this isn’t actually bad at all, she looks good If Pulled, but what i really need is her shoes!

  14. Angel says:

    I like the idea of Gwyneth’s dress but with actual puffed sleeves not this tiered ruffle-mess.
    Rosie- cheap looking fug satin
    Zoe- she should be able to pull it off but not today it seems
    Kate looks nice

  15. poppy says:

    is this the type of expensive gown she was knocking the other day?
    why not wear her own (cheap) goop line? she isn’t fabulous enough to pull off a high-low esthetic? or is the goop line strictly school runs clothing or, worse yet, is she only going to wear her own clothing only in pictures only on
    she can’t even play CEO mega web genius convincingly. but she must stick to it because what else is there for her?

  16. Nikki says:

    Kate looks marvelous to me, but Goop looks silly. The dress is wearing her.

  17. emilybyrd says:

    I so wish that Rosie would let some of her natural beauty shine through. When I saw Mad Max: Fury Road, I thought she looked so radiant with toned down makeup. On red carpets, she’s so garish and overly done up.

    Justin Verlander is so bloated looking, for some reason.