Emmy Rossum in Carolina Herrera at the Met Gala: amazing or underwhelming?

Last night’s Met Gala was only the second time that a living designer was honored at the event. In 1983 it was Yves Saint Laurent and this year it was Rei Kawakubo, the founder of Comme des Garçons. She’s known for fashion that’s like sculpture and which takes shapes and fabrics and transforms them into works of art. You can see a slideshow of her work on Vogue, and Kaiser covered the three gowns that were made by Kawakubo for the Met Gala, most notably Rihanna’s. So dresses which fit the theme should be bold, huge and unconventional.


Emmy Rossum slayed in black and white Carolina Herrera featuring black pants with a strapless bodice and a huge side bow. Her pulled back hair, bold earrings, and traditional makeup are just amazing and spot on. This was one of my favorite looks last night and it fits well with the theme, although it could be a little wackier. It’s just so elegant. Emmy has said that Carolina is designing her wedding gown, which makes her a lucky woman. She’s engaged to Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, who was her date last night. They’re so cute together. I really want them to have a big wedding and I want to see the photos, but I don’t know if that’s Rossum’s style.

Hailey Baldwin was also in Herrera, in a powder pink crop top bustier with a high tiered skirt which she paired with a veil studded in rhinestones and an amazing chain choker. This isn’t my favorite gown but I love her moxie and it’s all right on theme. She stopped and spoke with the E! team on the red carpet and she just seemed excited to be there. Look at how the three layers of the skirt are just slightly different pale colors. Her styling is so striking and I really like this look.

Taylor Hill is a Victoria’s Secret angel and she somehow scored a Herrera gown instead of H&M or Topshop, which the other VS models were wearing. (Although both of those clothing chains did surprisingly well last night.) Her dress was a deep red strapless gown with a structured sweetheart bodice and a classic full skirt. Although it’s a gorgeous gown the only thing really unique about it are the little half cup sleeves which sit midway down her arms. It’s a lovely look but it’s not very daring.



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13 Responses to “Emmy Rossum in Carolina Herrera at the Met Gala: amazing or underwhelming?”

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  1. nataliek says:

    hailey baldwin looked lovely. i’ve caught a few interviews and she always seems just happy to be there, no matter where it is.

  2. teacakes says:

    Emmy looks great but it looks like a derivative of favourite iteration of trousers on a red carpet – Emma Stone at the Golden Globes in 2015.

    (Emma may not have deserved that Oscar but she does know how to give good and memorable red carpet)

    The Baldwin girl really doesn’t look like anything special, crop top/choker or no.

  3. mellie says:

    I love Carolina Herrera designs. They are always so beautiful and dreamy.

  4. chaine says:

    All three of these looks are forgettable.

  5. Merlin'sWife says:

    Love Emmy’s look.

  6. Kata says:

    Taylor is beautiful, but there is something so irritating about her face.

  7. lily says:

    Carolina Herrera is a classy lady, her designs are always pretty, lovely and classy. She designs to enhance the beauty of the woman, not to disguise her or hide her under a gown. You missed one of her designs: Karlie Kloss and her sexy and short outfit.

  8. Pandy says:

    Wow, cut rate celebrity night. Emmy looks painfully thin to me. Not sure if she is always like this?

  9. bella says:

    Love the look that Emmy is wearing. She looks amazing in an 80′s kinda’ way. I also like Hailey’s look. It is very young and fresh! Taylor Hill look like she is going to the Oscars.

  10. A says:

    Emmy looks fabulous. Hailey’s dress would have looked better on someone else. Taylor’s dress looks like it belongs to award season but still looks magnificent

  11. Mei says:

    Emmy’s outfit is very similar to one that Emma Watson wore, I think relatively recently.