Salma Hayek in Gucci at the LACMA Art + Film gala: tacky or flattering?

10th Annual LACMA ART + FILM GALA presented by Gucci

Here are some photos from Saturday night’s LACMA Art + Film gala sponsored by Gucci. Salma Hayek’s husband owns Gucci so you would think that she gets the best looks from the fashion house, right? Wrong. To be fair, Salma’s look is far from the worst. But it’s still not great and I feel sorry for her that so few designers know what to do with such a top-heavy woman.

10th Annual LACMA ART + FILM GALA presented by Gucci

Jodie Turner-Smith in Gucci – I love the idea of putting Jodie in this shade of pink/fuschia. I would have liked to see this without the feathered “sleeves” because I think she would have rocked it. As it is, she looks like she’s in a bad costume though.

10th Annual LACMA ART + FILM GALA presented by Gucci

Hailey Bieber had one of the better looks of the gala, and big surprise, she was not wearing Gucci. She wore this Saint Laurent Spring-Summer 2022, a minimalist gown which I really love. Would have loved it more if she had styled it differently – the lip is too dark and her hair is way too severe.

10th Annual LACMA ART + FILM GALA presented by Gucci

Billie Eilish in Gucci. Honestly, not too bad? I don’t think she’s comfortable in it though. She has her arms crossed over her abdomen in every photo.

10th Annual LACMA ART+FILM GALA Presented By Gucci

Miley Cyrus in Balenciaga. Eh. Honestly, I prefer this version of Miley.

10th Annual LACMA ART+FILM GALA Presented By Gucci

Lil Nas X in Gucci. Truly the only person who looked good wearing those feather sleeves. He looks AMAZING in canary yellow too, my God.

10th Annual LACMA ART+FILM GALA Presented By Gucci

Camila Morrone in Versace… eh. If you’re not going to wear Gucci to the Gucci-sponsored-event, at least make it interesting. This is such a snooze! It’s not even actively bad.

10th Annual LACMA ART + FILM GALA presented by Gucci

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter. She looks like the hostess of a very nice theme restaurant! And I think she’s wearing a wig? Bendy looks nice.

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  1. Janice Hill says:

    I’m guessing that Sophie Hunter’s dress is more interesting when she is in movement. Don’t love the rigid fabric, but the details are great.

    • iconoclast59 says:

      Sophie’s hair makes her look like Dana Delany.

    • Jan90067 says:

      Sophie’s dress seems too short; also those SHOES with it???? UGH. Perhaps if the dress was 2″ longer and covered the top of her foot?

      And yes, iconoclast59!!!! THAT is who she looks like there!! Darken her hair and they could be twins!

      • BothSidesNow says:

        OMG, she does look like Delaneys twin!! She looks so much like her, good catch!! For some reason my wife didn’t download the last 2 pics.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      I do like Sophie’s dress here, but longer. The shoes were/are a very bad choice. They are competing with her dress, accentuated by the length. Otherwise, she looks beautiful!

  2. minx says:

    Lil Nas’ is my favorite.

  3. Lucy2 says:

    Lil Nas X for the win! I like Hailey’s too.
    These are a better fashion grouping than the other post at least!

    • Jan90067 says:

      Hailey definitely for the win. Simple and elegant.

      This feathered sleeve MUST be put to rest, buried, and GONE. I don’t mind a feathered BOA as an accessory, but just putting a half sleeve on? Nope. Doesn’t do anyone any favor to look like a feathered Popeye relative (after spinach ingestion, of course). Jodie dress looks great on her, but take away those sleeves!

      Salma needs to learn her “girls” don’t always need to be out and proud in *every* outfit (wonder if that was in her pre-nup?). That necklace is also in fierce completion with the top of that gown.

      Miley looks like a mess.

      Billie and Leo’s GF…noooooo. Enough with the sheer gowns. Also, if you’re going to “drape” fabric, don’t make it look like it’s bunched up, just forgotten to be straighten out. Billie’s slouch and bored demeanor just don’t work with that dress. Tea length with open toed stockings and wedgies??? WTH????

      Li’l Nas looks adorable; that yellow looks good on him. But again…the feathers! Could be Big Bird’s little cousin, just growing in his wings 😄

  4. Iris says:

    OBSESSED with Hailey’s dress and I disagree re the styling, I think it’s so chic

    • Hellohello says:

      I loved the styling, too. She looks very sophisticated …

    • Esmerelda says:

      Haley looks like Carolyne Bessett Kennedy here. Perfection.
      Miley looks a bit like Dolly Parton, and frankly it suits her.
      The rest are not quite to my taste… Gucci is just coasting on hype these days, IMHO.

    • sally says:

      I LOVE the bangles, they’re so chic and I wish I could pull them off like she does.
      Jodie’s head looks fantastic and I love the colour on her too, but the visible breast-cups and shoulder pads, plus the feathers and the cheap lining push this a little too far into drag-queen territory. (which per se isn’t bad, but I don’t think she was going for that)

    • CityGirl says:

      I think Hailey looks stunning and I personally love her severe hair styling with the minimalism of the dress and the dark lip color makes her look pop. I would walk around like this ever day if I could lol

  5. Mina_Esq says:

    Salma needs to get a new stylist, STAT. If you can’t figure out how to make a beautiful woman that has access to all the dresses look flawless, you don’t deserve to be a stylist.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ Mina_Esq, I don’t think it’s the stylist, as Salma likes to dress like this and she looks like a cheap Vegas showgirl. Her girls are not needed for every event. In fact, with her body, she could go much more covered with a form fitting dress, minimalist accessories and focus of her face and hair. She lost on all accounts here. I can’t remember anything that she has worn that has knocked my socks off. Look at Eva Longoria!! She looked stunning in that dress from the side and back, and she wore it well!! She looked like she loved her look and it showed. Just because you have money doesn’t mean you have good taste in everything, Paris Hilton too.

      The only one that can pull it off is Lil Nas!!! He was the best dressed for certain!!! Though, Hailey looked fabulous as well. I love everything about her look. The bangles, the hair, make up and the dress is stunning!!! Poor Jodie! She could wear anything but that Gucci ensemble isn’t doing her any favors!! I surprised she didn’t slap the designer for this atrocity!!! She is incredibly stunning, though I do love the color on her, the rest of the dress is a NO!!

      • Anne Call says:

        JLo probably saw a picture of Salma and screamed to her assistant, “get me one of those dresses stat”. I don’t know why these beautiful women need to look like early versions of Charo. Hailey’s dress and styling is perfect. So elegant and chic.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      So, I had to dig, but her 5 favorite looks per Variety are featured here. The only 2 that she knocked it out out the park in, were complete happenstance. Her Herrera and her McQueen look. Both in which she looked stunning, to me. There are so many looks to choose from, I zeroed in on her personal favorites.

      • Becks1 says:

        That link is interesting, thanks for sharing. I always loved the pink and black Herrera and I have to say that while it was super nice of Renee Zellweger to give it to Salma, I also don’t think it would have looked good on Renee, no wonder she didnt want it, lol.

  6. Becks1 says:

    Lil Nas X looks amazing. For once the feathers work – just the whole thing is a serious look.

    Salma Hayek….its not the worst look ever, but considering the resources at her disposal (like all of Gucci), its pretty bad.

  7. luna says:

    Lil Nas X and Miley. The rest, yikes.

  8. FHMom says:

    Jodie and Hailey and Nas look fabulous. Selma is very petite. It’s easier to dress someone with height.

  9. Hrefna says:

    I would never have guessed that was Miley Cyrus. And I’m still not convinced it is. Has she done something to her face?

  10. Merricat says:

    I would wear Hailey’s dress, absolutely. Nothing else here, though.

  11. josephine says:

    I feel like neither stylists nor designers have gotten their grooves back.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ josephine, I don’t think it’s a groove problem, I think it’s a Gucci and D&G issue, which are both designing dreck these days. They have been horrendous these last 2 seasons. Someone needs to go in and gather everyone around and tell them that adding feathers, in honour of Sesame Street, is not a thing, ever!!K!

  12. Natters says:

    Salma looks like she’s joining the captain’s table on the Love Boat. I like Sophie Hunter’s dress the best. I’m sure Gucci was trying to dress all the celebs and some were smart enough to refuse.

  13. BC says:

    With the exception of Nas and the yellow suit, which isn’t all that original-he just looks amazing in it, all of Gucci’s looks stink. Billie Eilish isn’t awful and might be the best, but you are right she doesn’t even seem to like it. I think it might be Gucci isn’t good right now.

  14. Sof says:

    As always, Jodie Turner-Smith looks amazing!
    I’m glad we are getting to see fun clothes, I don’t care if the feather sleeves look stupid (I think lately there have been many attempts to bring feathers back, will it happen?)

  15. Ameerah says:

    Hailey’s lip and hair are perfect for that dress! When you opt to wear more minimalist and severe dresses you cant hedge it. You have to lean in to it. Which she did.

  16. Sudie says:

    Hailey’s look is the absolute best here. The dress is gorgeous and she looks amazing and sophisticated with the overall look.

  17. Theothermia says:

    Lil Nas X has the best look here

  18. vesper nite says:

    I prefer no version of Miley….she is awful and self-absorbed! I”m over her. Besides her sister Noah is a better vocalist hands-down.