Rachel Brosnahan in Erdem at the Met Gala: more frumpy than on theme?

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Rachel Brosnahan was in an elaborately ruffled and layered pink Erdem gown with a yellow and brown floral print, little velvet bows across the front and a long train. This is more frumpy to me than camp, but maybe I just dislike this style. Erdem gowns often look like this. I could imagine several actresses wearing this on any red carpet. In her interview on E! with Erdem they said they were going for gothic Victorian. This is Rachel’s first Met Gala. I feel a little bad for her. Imagine you worked with a designer for weeks or months and the dress turned out completely different than you pictured. You would be stuck wearing it and if it was this far gone there wouldn’t be much you could do.


Here are a couple of other random looks as we wrap up our Met Gala coverage this morning. (Kaiser still has another post or two coming.) This is Natasha Lyonne in a Jean Paul Gaultier structured blue and white jumpsuit. I love this so much. It’s very exaggerated 80s rock star. JustJared reports that it’s based on the stage personna of German singer Klaus Nomi. Also, watch Russian Doll, even if you hated the dialogue in the first episode. I did dislike it at first, but gave it a chance and it was a highly watchable show.

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Charli XCX was in a highlighter-color Jean Paul Gaultier that’s just a fug ruffle dress with an asymmetric hem and neckline. I don’t get this and she doesn’t look too pleased with it either.

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Solange was in a Ferragamo python-print jacket bodysuit with thigh high boots. This is campy enough although it calls for wackier styling.

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  1. ds says:

    props to the Klaus Nomi homage. Not the best, but this man even inspired David Bowie and he deserved that shout out.

  2. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Who’s wearing that lighted pink hat behind Charli?

  3. Alissa says:

    I was a little disappointed with Solange’s look, to me it looked like a tour outfit or something that would have been in place at pretty much any red carpet event she’d go to. Usually she nails this stuff, but I didn’t think she did this time.

    • Jensies says:

      Me too! I love her and thought she’d go really big and campy and nuts, like Ezra Miller or Billy Porter or Cardi. This seems so safe. Like she prioritized sexy.

    • Raven says:

      Solange was a complete disappointment she’s not afraid to go over the top so I’m shocked but she went for something so basic.

    • Veronica S. says:

      Yeah, she’s usually a home run. I wish she’d at least done her hair in the huge afro she sports some time. She’s a woman who looks really good with big hair.

  4. Enn says:

    Rachel needs to stop with the pink eyeshadow. She looks like she has chronic conjunctivitis.

    • Erinn says:

      hehehe, I have very similar eye color/shape and skin tone and I’m wearing pinky/coraly shades right now… but mainly in the crease/lower lashline. I did have a fleeting moment of “okay, Erinn, make sure you don’t look like your allergies are causing this” so I packed some gold onto the lid.

      It’s conjunctivitis … but fashion. 🙂

  5. lucy2 says:

    I love Natasha’s!
    Rachel looks so much like Evan Rachel Wood now that she’s blonder.

    • FluffyPrincess says:

      The Evan Rachel Wood comparison is spot on. Honestly, I thought that’s who she was at first glance until I read the headline. If they played sisters in a movie, it would be heralded as amazing casting. . .

  6. Original Jenns says:

    I think so many of the outfits depended on the hair and makeup styling to be either camp or odd dress. Rachel could have camped it up if she wasn’t just wearing a slicked back pony tail and pretty neutral face paint. Instead, she just looks like an independent actor on a red carpet.

  7. Michael says:

    Can’t wait for Season 3 Midge

  8. Snowslow says:

    Brosnahan’s character Maisie annoys me so much that I looked at her and thought “tsc, figures”.

    Solange is scarily thin, has she been sick?

    LOVE the Klaus Nomi hommage. LOVE.

  9. minx says:

    I kind of like Rachel’s look but not for this occasion. She could dump the bows though.

  10. Veronica S. says:

    I’m meh about everything but Natasha’s look. That’s a great way to do camp while still being in your own style. I wish the suit hadn’t gotten wrinkled in the car, but I otherwise love it. Very 80s scifi vamp.

  11. Ann says:

    I hated Rachel Brosnahan’s dress. The cut of it reminded me of that awful pink polka dot Valentino monstrosity that Kate Hudson wore a few years ago. Ugly dress. Not on theme. Bad styling. For sure my least favorite.