Please try to choose the worst Gucci gown from the LACMA Art + Film Gala

2017 LACMA Art and Film Gala

The 2017 LACMA Art + Film Gala was held over the weekend, and unlike years past, we’re not going to do exhaustive fashion coverage of the event, because most of these poor women were treated horribly by the sponsor designer, Gucci. Gucci is the long-time sponsor of these LACMA galas and Gucci dresses most of the most famous women in attendance. The results, year after year, are pretty bad. This year the gowns were especially awful and cheap-looking, and if I could ignore it completely, I totally would. This year’s gala honored Mark Bradford and George Lucas. Let’s start with Dakota Johnson and her date, her mother Melanie Griffith. Dakota is a longtime face of Gucci, and they’ve done her dirty on so many red carpets. Honestly though, Dakota got one of the better Gucci gowns for this event. I like the star appliques! The hair is tragic though.

2017 LACMA Art and Film Gala

Zoe Saldana. This made me laugh. She’s wearing an actual structure on her shoulders, which makes her shoulders look broad for no reason. The roses on the shoulders… my God.

2017 LACMA Art and Film Gala

Kerry Washington: beautiful girl, trainwreck Gucci gown. This is just SO BAD.

2017 LACMA Art and Film Gala

Amy Adams wore what appeared to be a cheap satin negligee from the 1980s. It’s Gucci.

2017 LACMA Art and Film Gala

Salma Hayek’s entire look, from head to toe, was offensively bad.

2017 LACMA Art and Film Gala

2017 LACMA Art and Film Gala


The 2017 LACMA Gala

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Julianna says:


    Dakota’s could have been good on someone a bit more statuesque, and Salma’s could have been kind of fun on someone with the personality to pull off a disco ball/mermaid dress like that.

    The rest are just hideous. Still, I’d rather see this than a bunch of LBD’s and bedazzled nude gowns.

    • ichsi says:

      A bit more statuesque and less bland yes. The sleeves are still bad though. I’m gonna be in the minority here, but I actually love Zoe’s dress. It’s cray, but in a good fashion way and if you look at pics of her from the side you can actually see how well structured it is and how well it fits her.

    • Laura says:

      Agreed. I’m happy I’m not seeing any granny panties or sheer panels (with the small exception of Kerry’s “bodice”). I’m so over the see-through trend.

  2. Aiobhan Targaryen says:

    This is hard because they are all bad in a way but I am going to have to hand the biggest L to Kerry. There is nothing redeeming about that over designed monstronsity.

    Salma and Nepotism’s dresses are somewhat decent. I think I like Salma’s more because it reminds me of something Vanna White would have worn. Vanna White is great.

    The other dresses either don’t fit, the women have bad postures, or a combination of both.

  3. anna222 says:

    I’ll take Kerry in a spaghetti western brothel curtain for 1000 Alex.

  4. Sixer says:

    All horrid.

    And I am obviously qualified to comment, what with currently being attired in Mr Sixer’s jogging bottoms. They fall down when I stand up. Note to self: check clean washing pile for something belonging to me.

    • Alix says:

      Dakota’s dress might have been okay sans giant sparkly epaulets.

      Sometimes the cost of a free dress is looking awful, I guess…

      @Sixer: my leggings keep sliding off and they’re mine, so I have no excuse!

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        I think it might have been okay in a deep/midnight blue. At least the star-ish appliqués would have made a bit of sense. Worst, though, is that venous blood dark lip with *that* color gown. Ugh.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      Yeah, listen, I’m no fashionista myself (largely due to a limited budget and big butt/boobs) but I recognize a bad dress when I see one. Are designers on strike? Are they sad because of the state of … everything? I don’t understand. None of them look good, just like in the Angelina Jolie post. However, Dakota’s lipstick is fabulous.

      Salma’s makeup is so 2002, I’m having flashbacks.

    • Sixer says:

      If I, person of no dress sense whatsoever, can see these are awful dresses, they ARE awful dresses!

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        I sometimes suspect I wouldn’t own jeans if I worked from home. It’s a scary thought. ‘Cause I’d still be into makeup. Styled on top, slob at the bottom.

    • Ankhel says:

      Obviously. Loose sweat pants would make you tres chic among these women. Comment on, fashion maven.

  5. Alexandria says:

    Salma at least looks like a shiny Xmas present so some kids would like her. My vote to get off the island goes to Kerry. Auf wiedersehen.

    The whole lineup after Dakota looks like all of them were horrified by the designs and had to quickly choose the least ugliest to avoid the ugliest. Rosie was like: ok at least I just have ugly bows but mah face is preddy.

  6. Lucy says:

    I’m seriously starting to believe the Gucci guy hates women.

  7. Ashley says:

    Amy Adams looks like Lily Cole in that picture!

  8. frankly says:

    Brace yourselves, for this is where it’s all going. The pendulum is a swingin’.

  9. Clare says:

    For a beautiful woman with a beautiful figure, Dakota Johnson sure knows how to pick clothes/hairstyles/makeup that don’t work for her.

  10. Midigo says:

    Ugh. All I see is Dakota channelling Dynasty / Joan Collins here. The rest is even (much) worse.

  11. Jenna says:

    I love what Kerry Washington is wearing. That colour looks gorgeous on her. Mint?

  12. Midigo says:

    I hope they got paid A LOT!!!

  13. Beth says:

    All these brands of expensive designer clothes are getting worse and worse. A dress from Walmart would probably be more stylish and pretty

  14. DiamondGirl says:

    I like Dakota’s but it’s too old for her.

    I like Zoe’s – it seems like fun couture.

    Hate the rest.

  15. Kathleen says:

    Ok don’t kill me but I actually think Amy Adams looks pretty great. Yeah yeah it looks like a vintage nightie but playful period sexy is kind of a great look for her and the color is gorgeous against her hair. ::runs and ducks::

  16. G-g-gina says:

    The colors on Kerry’s dress are so gorgeous with her complexion. If it didn’t have the feathery fringes it could be something so great.

  17. Feedmechips says:

    I really like Dakota’s dress, but agree it doesn’t suit her, nor was it styled well.

  18. cleveland girl says:

    The one with the curtain rod over her shoulders reminds me of the the dress Scarlett O’Hara wore after she lost all her money and was forced to make a dress out of the drapes

  19. AmandaPanda says:

    Wasn’t Rosie pregnant? Did we ever get any baby news?

  20. Maggie says:

    If only Zoe’s capelet dress top was in red then she could pass as an undercover matedor as it looks like she should be able to instantly transform that top into a capote de brega.

  21. ell says:

    zoe saldana’s dress is the worst of all. but i sort of like selma hayek’s.

  22. Mia4s says:

    Are the 1980s back? And if they are…ummm, can they go away again?

  23. Anare says:

    Kerry and Zoe for the tie in most cringe-worthy gowns. I’m laughing at the look on Salma’s face. It’s a cross between anger and WTF.

  24. tracking says:

    Imo Salma Hayek’s red carpet game has gotten worse since she married the gazillionaire with fashion connections.

    • Ankhel says:

      Yup. Gucci always stuffs her into overly complicated designs, which is a bad idea on such a short and curvy woman. She should lay off the frills, tassels, bows, and ruffles. They wear her.

  25. Abbess Tansy says:

    I just can’t with these dresses, fugly to the max. The fabrics hurt my eyes. I think Kerry’s Westworld look takes the prize for worst.

  26. Wren says:

    Dakota is wearing what appears to be her great aunt’s favorite nightgown; Zoe somehow ended up with Deonne’s hat from Clueless as a dress; Kerry was given a Wild West hooker’s dress re-imagined as a ball gown; Selma could totally have pulled that off with more pizzazz and personality, as it is she looks like a dead fish; Rosie would have looked nice with one less bow; and Amy’s dress is a bit too shiny but otherwise not too terrible. Who designs this stuff??

  27. Vovacia says:

    Who is Gucci head designer these days?
    My god those are bad. Even Dakota…. it’s a strange hideous Dynasty knock off.

  28. CynicalAnn says:

    Clearly I’m in the minority-but I actually like almost all of them, and the styling.

  29. Madpoe says:

    Dakota’s dress reminds of something Linda Evans or Joan Collins from Dynasty would wear.
    Man the more I scrolled down the worst it became.
    I’m leading towards Zoe tho’.

  30. Pandy says:

    I don’t mind Amy’s dress and love the color of Kerry’s … Dakota looks like a Krystal Carrington wannabe. Rosie’s is a bad bridesmaid nightmare. Salma’s is terrible. Poor Zoe looks like a Day of the Dead homage. Wow, these are pretty terrible. Melonie for the win?

  31. Catwoman says:

    Zoe looks like a lamp in a bordello.

  32. magnoliarose says:

    Zoe’s dress from the waist up is a mixture of the 1830s and 1890s signature design elements. Inspiration is one thing, but Gucci highlighted the more absurd details from those decades.

    Everything looks cheap and poorly tailored.
    KW is another league though. She looks like someone raided Miss Kitty’s wardrobe from Gunsmoke and claimed it was Gucci. What the freaks is that thing?

  33. kibbles says:

    Amy Adams looked the best even though her dress is very basic and it is something “nice” that a regular non-celebrity woman would get compliments for after buying it off the rack for less than $200.

    I actually think Salma Hayek’s dress is a lot of fun. Someone younger and less serious may have been able to pull it off. Hayek has worn a lot worse on the red carpet. It’s very 80’s and would likely win awards at an 80’s themed party.

  34. Sage says:

    I love Dakota and Selma’s dress. Where is the photo of Jared Leto? He wore the hell out of his suit!

  35. benchwarmer says:

    I actually really like Dakota’s, Kerry’s and Amy Adam’s dresses quite a bit. They’re not the usual run of the mill looks. I like the colors of Salma and Rosie’s but not the execution, too bow happy. And Zoe looks very high fashion, it’s something that looks great on a runway probably but does not translate irl.

  36. browniecakes says:

    Woof. I actually like Melanie’s witch costume the best. The younger girls should start a class action lawsuit.

  37. HK9 says:

    Bad colours, bad proportion, bad detailing. I can’t even say these dresses look like a school project because school projects look better. Gucci isn’t even trying, this is awful.

  38. Doc says:

    Wow the dresses are hideous 😧

  39. siri says:

    Since I like Amy Adams, I forgive her for picking this dress. Compared to the rest she still looks decent, and the color suits her. Dakota’s look is just wrong from head to toe. Reminds me of Denver Clan’s Krystal. She seems to have a way with picking stuff that simply doesn’t do anything for her, or makes her look 10 years older. I think Melanie looks wonderful in this black number, though. The worst one…they are all really bad, but I’ll have to go with Rosie, because there isn’t even any idea behind this. It looks so uninspired.

  40. Alexis says:

    For some reason they don’t seem tailored well. None of them…they all look too big for the people wearing them.

  41. teacakes says:

    Dakota is kind of sad, she’s clearly interested in being a fashion girl+has access to all the designer pieces she could want but she just doesn’t have that X factor to carry off a high fashion look,

  42. Taxi says:

    Kerry’s dress is the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen a designer lay claim to. Its too tacky for Target or Frederick’s of H’wood. She must have really ticked off the Gucci folks. Should’ve faked a last minute attack of food poisoning or salmonella before being seen in public wearing that.
    Dakota? Grandma of the bride.
    Salma? One shoulder dresses aren’t flattering on buxom women & the fabric looks like the foil Kleenex boxes from the ’70s’.

  43. Erica_V says:

    The only thing I don’t like about Dakota’s look is the lipstick – other than that she’s hands down the best dressed.

    Kerry for the worst -that’s just sooooooo ugly. RHW got a bad one too.

    Selma looks like wrapping paper. And her make up! UGH how does someone so rich with so much couture at their disposal consistently look this bad?!?!

  44. Jayna says:

    All horrible, just horrible, out of the pics shown. Only Amy Adams is bearable, and that’s because the gown is simple and she has an amazing body.

  45. Joannie says:

    Dakota looks like Prince William in a wig wearing make-up. It’s mean I know.

  46. Anastasia says:

    Dakota’s dress is about 30-40 years too old for her.

  47. Nev says:

    Love it. Salma looks fantastic. Love her dress and Rose and Amy.

  48. Betsy says:

    Someone smite me; I like all of them except Amy Adams’s.

  49. amilu says:

    Amy Adams is kind of giving me Traci-Lords-in-Cry-baby vibes here, so I can’t hate.

  50. Alarmjaguar says:

    Kerry Washington’s looks like a reinterpretation of a fancy Western shirt from Santa Fe

  51. raincoaster says:

    At least we don’t have to look at Marchesa anymore, amirite?

  52. Rubber Ducky says:

    Which NFL team is Zoe trying out for?