Katie Holmes in Zac Posen at the Met Gala: boring fishtail gown or glamorous?

Katie Holmes was in Zac Posen last night and she came with Posen as her date. I have a confession to make – remember when I gushed over Zac Posen’s purses in this Kendall Jenner post a couple of weeks ago? Well I bought this one from Off 5th. It’s not very practical because the sides flap open and it has just one inside compartment but it’s gorgeous and I love it. So I’m a Posen apologist. I know that about half of you didn’t like the princess gown he created for Claire Danes at the Met Gala last year, but it was one of my favorites. So to me this is a great gown on Katie but totally underwhelming. It’s just a very nice fishtail gown with a tiered ruffled train and tiered sleeves. The top isn’t even fitted properly, like it was intended for another woman and Katie got it last minute. I expected more from him, frankly. Katie’s jewelry is amazing and her makeup is very good too. I shouldn’t like smudged blue eyeshadow but somehow it works.


Zoe Kravitz was in Oscar de la Renta and I like her styling but this dress is meh to me. It’s just a pink satin off shoulder gown with a cape and train and some black floral poofs stuck on it. It has drama but I feel like we’ve seen this several times before.



Daisy Ridley was cute in an Oscar de la Renta gown featuring a black tank and a bold black and white floral print high-low skirt. This is lovely but it’s more for a lesser awards ceremony than the Met Gala. It doesn’t really fit the theme. They were raving over her topknot on E! Her hair does look very cool and I just love her makeup. Some of the cat eye looks last night were to die for.

Photos credit: WENN and Getty

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  1. Chelly says:

    Her dress is kind of, been there done that & her makeup is….sry, awful. I don’t like. Her overall look is a C-. Then again I’m still sitting home with a homemade cut v-neck T-shirt just watching the clock so who am I to judge

  2. Pumpkin Pie says:


  3. OSTONE says:

    Katie’s dress is a Golden Globe dress. Zoe’s dress is a travesty. And I used to have a variation of Daisy’s dress that I bought at Ross dress for less.

  4. eXo says:

    She looks old with that makeup. The dress is okay.

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah, her makeup along with the hair and jewelry add at least 10 years to Katie. Not good.

      Zoe’s hair and makeup are really beautiful. Daisy’s dress is strangely unflattering in the top area.

  5. Aiobhan Targaryen says:

    None of the women fit the theme at all, but they all look good in their own way. I just wish Zoe would stand up straight.

  6. QQ says:

    I think we need to dispense woth the idea of Theme is Mandatory more so than FUN FASHION FANTASY AND COSTUME is to be done?

    Zoe for me all the way and this is cause she looks like an elf Princess … somehow she got me on board with Pink Satin??!!

    Also Let me do this for Katie Holmes: Suri picked it I feel like the mommiest mommy princess of them all! Tah dah!

  7. naomipaige says:

    Boring just like her. She oozes boring!!!

  8. Louise177 says:

    I like Katie’s dress but it’s an awards show dress, especially with the jewelry. She sticks out not because it doesn’t go with the them but it also doesn’t go with overall tone of the Met Gala. I think people are supposed to be a little more adventurous for the Met.

  9. Chetta B. says:

    Love Katie’s dress and her look! Stunning.

  10. Goldie says:

    I loved Katie’s gown, especially from the back. I feel like the pics in this post didn’t really showcase it as well, but she looked great in other pics that I saw.

  11. Eric says:

    Going from Tom Cruise to Jamie Foxx must be like the interstellar polar opposite of having Emperor Zero president after Obama.

    I mean, just penis sizes alone…

  12. Lightpurple says:

    Uhm. I believe I have seen Katie’s dress before. On Project Runway in an episode when they had to design a dress to match jewelry. Zac, honey, you’ve got some explaining to do.

    • chaine says:

      I think we saw it before when Princess Diana wore it to the White House and danced with John Travolta while wearing it.

  13. serena says:

    Wow, Katie looks stunning in that outfit plus her make up is perfection! It may not really fit the theme (just somehow) but it’s a classic beauty -imo.
    I’m kinda tired of Zoe Kravitz look, and those horrendous blonde hair, she could do so much better.
    Lastly, I think Daisy Ridley looked really cute and on theme.. she could have gone ‘bigger’ but this is fine too.

  14. Betsy says:

    I like her makeup and jewelry, but otherwise that dress is deeply underwhelming.

    That platinum on Kravitz dulls her beauty somehow. Maybe it’s just fighting the pink of the dress. Hideous dress, anyway.

  15. Jazzie30 says:

    Zoe’s dress looks like an iteration of an icy sea green gown Nicole Kidman wore in the past. Katie Holmes hair, make-up and diamonds look quite nice.

  16. Lucy2 says:

    While I think Katie looks nice, this would be better suited for an award show.
    Pink satin, no. Zoe could really knock it out of the park with better fashion choices.
    I think Daisy looks good. She doesn’t strike me as a real fashion girly girl, this seems like a comfortable and fine choice for her.

  17. chaine says:

    Daisy’s dress is adorable. I would wear that.

  18. Coconut says:

    I was meh re Zoe’s dress, but Lainey’s assessment gave me a different perspective. Those are real black roses!


  19. CF98 says:

    I like the dress the makeup could’ve been better though.

  20. JFresh says:

    I agree Celebitchy, Katie’s dress is underwhelming and the poor fitting on the torso is perplexing. To me it looks like a dress Demi Moore would have worn in 1988. Totally out of place at the gala and a disappointment

    Zoe’s dress probably looked really good as a sketch on paper I bet. On her in real life… it just doesn’t fly somehow.

  21. bella says:

    I think Katie looks the best overall. The dress, hair, makeup all are beautiful. Zoe’s dress and makeup are great, but I don’t like her hair. Likewise, with Daisy, I like the dress and makeup , but her hair, as they say are doing her no favors!