Gwyneth Paltrow wore a sad sack Chloe to the Met Gala: creepy doll nightgown?

Gwyneth Paltrow at arrivals for Camp: No...

Is there a bigger a–hole than Gwyneth Paltrow? Chica never follows a theme. What’s weird about it is that it’s almost like she’s making an arrogant effort to go VERY far away from the theme every time she does attend the Met Gala – the hot pink nonsense at the “punk” themed gala, the nothingburger pale pink cocktail dress at the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons-themed gala. That last one was in 2017, where she attended after throwing a hissy fit years prior about how much she hates the gala. Well, she’s back. And she wore a Chloé dress which looked like a creepy doll nightgown. If I was being generous, I would say that her camp interpretation was “1970s Valley of the Dolls” MAYBE, but since I’m never generous to Goop, I’ll say that she just looks like a dumbass.

Gwyneth Paltrow at arrivals for Camp: No...

I friggin’ LOVED the fact that Benedict Cumberbatch understood the camp theme. This was not Bendy’s first time at the Met Gala, and I feel like he actually tries to stay on-theme and he really thinks about it. His look was just so… great. Like a pimp Tom Wolfe. His ensemble is Labassa Woolfe. Bendy brought his wife Sophie Hunter who interpreted the theme as “Renaissance Faire reject.”

Benedict Cumberbatch at arrivals for Cam...

Benedict Cumberbatch at arrivals for Cam...

For all of the bitching and moaning she’s done about how much she hates the Met Gala, it’s amazing that Lena Dunham manages to face her a–hole demons, year after year. This year she and Jemima Kirke went together, and they both wore Christopher Kane. It’s camp and it’s tacky, so they got it right. But just prepare yourselves for more interviews about how Lena is SO OVER it and she’s never going again, only to show up in 2020.

Lena Dunham at arrivals for Camp: Notes...

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Maria Sharapova wore Givenchy. She looked like ten kinds of hell too.

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  1. Kittycat says:

    The best joke is to not make fun of her because she is in mourning.

  2. Seraphina says:

    Goop’s dress reminds me of my doll from the 70s. The baby doll had the same dress but a bit shorter. Now I miss my dolly 🙁

    • Eliza says:

      Reminds me of Betty Drapers night gowns

    • Esmom says:

      Aw, lol. Barbie had a similar ensemble in the 70s and I loved it so I actually don’t hate this. Sharapova looks way more ridiculous to me.

      Goop could’ve tilted the dress to camp if she’d maybe done a B-52s type beehive hairdo, or some big 70s curls, but I can’t see her committing to a theme. So instead she kinda half-assed it. Too bad.

      • Anne Call says:

        Her hair reminds me of older women who still have the same hairstyle they wore in their teens and twenties figuring it makes them look young. Girlfriend needs a bob or something different that that lank parted in the middle mess.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Goop’s dress makes me think of something she might wear to an audition for the villain in The Curse of La Llorona.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Aw, Goopie’s ready for beddie-byes. Ni-night. 😴

    • minx says:

      The cheap 60s nightgown is never a good look.

  3. Mia4s says:

    Now that GOOP is (probably) done at Marvel…we really don’t need to pay any attention to her anymore do we? Lord knows she’ll come seeking our attention though. For someone supposedly “above it”, she’s hungry as hell.

    Benedict gets it, bravo! See boys, it’s not that hard.

    • Raven says:

      Funny thing is no one is paying attention to her I Googled Met Gala last night to look at the outfits and nobody was talking about her, only one mentioned her.

    • PlainJane says:

      FRANKLY, Goop is being super hypocritical by being at the Met Gala and asking for our attention. She previously stated she was over it, and was never going again.

      Sooooo, once again, Goop leaves me super confused. She’s there, but she doesn’t want me to pay attention to her? It’s almost as confusing as putting jade eggs where the sun don’t shine, or paying $120 for a white tee, which I can do because food is free, or sending my pasty white self out w/out sunscreen cuz it’s good for my health.

      Cancelled. With the jade eggs, the free food, the water with feelings, just cancelled.

  4. Megan says:

    Bendy nailed it.

  5. Cinnaber214 says:

    Lena looks like if I, as a normal person, tried to go to a fancy Hollywood party.

    • lobstah says:

      same! and no wonder she’s so sweaty – she’s wearing RUBBER gloves – i’d be dripping with sweat!

  6. Onerous says:

    Benedict Cumberbatch was pure Pierre Trudeau dandy. I absolutely loved both of their outfits! Absolute camp.

    • detritus says:

      That’s who the vest and all reminded me of!
      Bendy killed it. More of the men needed to actually try, even just a Jonas little. There was a severe lack of chunky man rings, so I know other than a few like Bendy, they didn’t take it seriously.

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  7. SamC says:

    Why do so many of the attendees think “camp” means putting some random word or phrase on their attire?

  8. LouAnne says:

    Sharapova was invited when Serena was the host…. interesting!

    • Cinnaber214 says:

      Bet her seat was next to the bathroom lol

    • Starkiller says:

      That so called “feud” is entirely one-sided. Maria is weirdly obsessed with Serena, but Serena doesn’t really think about her at all.

  9. Karen2 says:

    Why does that cheat even get an invite? Her & Ora are complete nonentities who appear year after year. Next year I want Little Mix to get invited.

  10. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Wow, this group is all over the place! Gwen is certainly 60s nightgown, but she really just looks stupid. Ben is awesome, and I kinda hate that Lena is doing the camp, but I believe she thinks she was born for quirk and camp and had a fun night.

  11. Lightpurple says:

    Wow, you found a picture of Lena with her mouth closed. She walked the whole carpet with her mouth in that stupid open O expression.

    • Yup, Me says:

      Nope- her mouth is still open if you enlarge that image.

      Lena Dunham and her stupid open mouth poses are so grating. I want someone from the sidelines to yell “Hey, dumba$s! Close your f*cking mouth.” until she abandons that expression forever.

  12. Nuzzy says:

    His shoes!!!

    Goop’s dress is pure Mia Farrow when she wore that waif Mia Farrow stuff.

  13. Alissa says:

    When I saw Goop’s look I literally said out loud “she never even bothers, can they please stop inviting her?”

    She didn’t even attempt to do anything with her hair, just that same boring stick straight part down the middle nonsense she ALWAYS does.

    I’m impressed by Benedict though!

  14. Mrs. Peel says:

    I hate to say it, but I love Gwynnie’s dress, just completely wrong for this event/theme.

    • Snowslow says:

      I mean, it would be great with a cheesecake slice and the rest of the Golden Girls.

    • prettypersuasion says:

      I love it too. Valley of the Dolls.

    • Cali says:

      I love it also and only wish I could pull this look off but wide hips would destroy this. I’d taker her outfit over most there.

  15. Lizzie says:

    Gwyneth would have nailed it if she had done some major 60’s hair and makeup and carried a giant handbag with shit falling out of it. instead she phoned it in b/c she’s a brat.

  16. Carol says:

    Sophie and Benedict look great, up to and including their time infinity stones. I’ve been afraid to find out the answer to this question – in the fall Sophie was clearly pregnant and they announced it. She is now clearly not pregnant. Did she miscarry? I notice he hasn’t done much press for Endgame.

    Gwyneth looks on theme to me with her 70’s dress vibe.

    • Ashley says:

      I hope that they had the baby and are just doing their typical privacy thing where they don’t announce until later. 🙁 if you count it up, confirming a pregnancy last fall means she could have been due months ago. That would be so sad if they miscarried.

      • Raven says:


        The theme wasn’t 70’s it was Camp Goop outfit doesn’t even come close to camp.

    • Miss Melissa says:

      Yes, I wondered the same thing. I hope they are just being private.

    • Meganbot2000 says:

      They had another baby earlier this year, and just kept it private I think.

  17. Harryg says:

    Yank your shoulders back, Paltrow. Stand up straight, please.

  18. judith reeder says:

    It looks like she just climbed out of bed!

  19. lucy2 says:

    “Is there a bigger a–hole than Gwyneth Paltrow?” Bwahahahaha.
    Also, Goop and Lena in the same post? How dare you.

  20. Chimney says:

    Lena is obnoxious but she nailed the theme imo everyone else seemed to just be phoning it in. I knew when they announced the theme that some many attendees were going to miss the mark. I think it’s representative of how boring this current cohort of celebs is. Everyone is too afraid of looking stupid.

  21. SM says:

    Looking at Bendy here, as well as Ezra and in part Harry Styles it looks like there were several men who actually delivered and elevated the theme. Did you guys write on this site prior to Gala that women were a bit pissed about the theme because they just want to look beautiful and not weird? Which would explain why there are men who shined this year.
    And yes, Gwyneth is an ahole. If Anna had any balls left she would make that known to the world.

  22. mycomment says:

    looks like a fancy maternity nightgown…

  23. yiza says:

    The met gala has devolved into a dumb costume party for rich people.

    • NYC_Girl says:

      Yeah, I don’t get it. But then again, the Biebers were given Vogue covers, so I guess it’s all downhill from here? Perhaps all these people are writing big checks for the museum?

  24. Marianne says:

    I think you’re being generous with GOOP’s “vision”. I think its more likely that she’s too scared to take risks.

  25. angie0717 says:

    Why do I love this dress!? It’s like old lady nightgown chic. She looks like she smells amazing too. Man, I’m getting old lol

  26. Gobo says:

    She never partakes in the theme. Like, it’s just so passé to theme dress, y’know?