Ciara in a Dundas showgirl gown at the Met Gala: nailed it?

The Dundas people sent us press releases for a few of these dresses before the Met Gala, which we always appreciate. Their description for Ciara’s gown calls this a custom “embellished gown with ostrich feathered hem paired with matching embellished gloves, belt and choker.” She paired it with an “emerald crystal head piece by House of Malakai and custom sandals by Gianvitto Rossi.” This is showgirl camp, it’s incredible and her styling is just right. Her hair caught my eye on the red carpet and the overall look is just outstanding.


Poppy Delevingne was in a “Custom Dundas black tailored jacket with embellished cigarette trousers, embellished tuxedo belt with a gold paillettes and crystal encrusted floor length coat.” That coat really makes this outfit. I think her sister Cara got the theme a little more, but this is also awesome and very 70s.
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We didn’t get a press release for Emily Ratajkowski’s barely-there Dundas gown and it’s obvious why. I’m sure Emily had a hand in designing this, as it looks like everything else she wears. Her husband isn’t paying their rent but she’s showing up to the Met Gala dressed like she can’t decide whether to be a fairy or an elf.

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Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade were both in Dundas. He had on an “embellished silk harness” on under a black embroidered tuxedo jacket. I love that sequin hoodie. She’s in a fabulous sheer dress with brocade silver and gold sequins and tassels paired with a jacket with shoulder pads. I don’t even care that this is one of those “sheer dress over granny panties” looks, it’s fun and I especially like the headpiece.

I’m including Michael B. Jordan here as we’ve also seen him wearing those man-harnesses which are popular now. He’s a new brand ambassador for Coach, so he’s in head to toe Coach. Remember when Selena Gomez wore Coach to the Met Gala last year and got mad when people didn’t like it? Maybe Coach knows they should stick with male celebrities for the Met Gala becauses gowns are not their strength. Michael B Jordan would look amazing in anything, but I would have liked to see a more on-theme look from Coach particularly. He’s really working this sequin and satin suit though.

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  1. Flying fish says:

    Rihanna has worn something similar to Ciara’s a few years ago.

    • Karen2 says:

      Exactly. That yellow Guo Pei dress. & Ciara wasnt the only one referencing that look. Cardi B anyone. But more importantly where were the Carters & the Sis. Where was RiRi. Is Ciara really the biggest invite. Lol. Generally Alisters dont seem to attend.

      • Haapa says:

        I got to see the Guo Pei dress in person at the Vancouver Art Gallery in December and it is incredible to see all the detail in person. There was an entire exhibit of Pei’s work and it was all wonderful.

  2. (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

    I think if they wanted pure camp, someone should’ve raided Bob Mackie’s closet and chosen one of the gowns he made for Cher, or better yet, worn the green, curtain-rod dress that Carole Burnett wore in the “Really Gone With the Wind” sketch. Now THAT would’ve been camp!

    And JMO, but Emily Ratawhatever her name is should just be done with it and go naked already. Like “Patsy” said on “AbFab”: “The world is her gynecologist” at this point.

  3. Simon the Bird says:

    “Her husband isn’t paying their rent but she’s showing up to the Met Gala looking like she can’t decide between being a fairy or an elf”

    Does someone want to explain this one to me?

    • Megan says:

      They are using a loophole to live rent-free in a loft that isn’t certified for occupancy.

  4. Alissa says:

    Ciara was great! I was kind of disappointed that MBJ didn’t go for it harder because he’s not afraid to make unusual fashion choices, and pretty much always pulls it off.

    Honestly when I look at that picture of Emily R all I can wonder is if she’s eating okay, because she looks scarily skinny to me.

  5. Snowslow says:

    I like everyone’s notion of CAMP here. They all nailed it and look super fierce.

  6. Caitrin says:

    Okay, but why aren’t we talking about Big Freedia?


  7. lucy2 says:

    Ciara looks great.

    Emily is so predictable, and tacky in a non-fun way.

  8. Pabena6 says:

    How much must Ciara’s wig weigh?! Serious question.

  9. Mia4s says:

    Yawn Michael B Jordan. You walk the carpet solo in that? Yawn.

    • hunter says:

      Yes but he has an excellent attitude and looks happy. I’d hire him in a second over sourpuss Kristen Stuart.

  10. Naddie says:

    Ciara looks like a goddess.

  11. JRenee says:

    Go Ciara go!
    I like Gabrielle’s look too

  12. Jensies says:

    Is Emily…ok? She looks miserable and like she’s lost weight every time I see her now. It’s like even wearing thirst-trap outfits don’t make her happy anymore.

  13. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    The hair wins, and the fairy-elf should join the K Krew.

  14. Amaria says:

    Ratajkowski here is camp personified – cheap, tacky and completely unaware of it. The best camp is naive camp and she seems to tick all the boxes from Sontag’s essay.

  15. phlyfiremama says:

    Ciara!! YASSS Queen!! Cara D looks divine as well~

  16. KidV says:

    When Emily Ratajkowski is standing normally she has amazing abs. Makes me want to do sit-ups. I’m sure if I sit here a few more minutes it will pass.