Brie Larson in Prada at the Met Gala: was she wearing a plant cover?

The Prada people have us on our mailing list, so I am definitely biased towards them, but Brie Larson’s cool-looking Prada cage gown was one of my favorites. Their promotional email describes it as “a pencil dress in orange and copper gradient cloquet featuring embroidered degradè crystals, inspired by the Fall/Winter 2007 collection, paired with a cage dress in lilac crinoline inspired by the Fall/Winter 2024 collection. The look is finished with gold brushed leather sandals and clutch.” She looks amazing and I’m loving how much she’s been owning the red carpet lately. This look reminds me of the little tents you put on plants and flowers so that they’re protected. If that’s what they were going for it’s such a clever interpretation of the theme.

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Sarah Paulson was also in Prada, in a pink and black high neck cap sleeve gown embellished with tons of ribbons. The front is “pink satin sable” with sable bows and the back is “silk with satin floral inlays.” This is super goofy to me, but she’s sort-of pulling it off.

I love seeing Amanda Seyfried on red carpets and last night was no exception. This was a “petal dress in silver antique satin with a scoop neckline and black and pink floral crystal embroidery, inspired by the Spring/Summer 2009 collection.” She told Ross Mathews that her headpiece thing was kind of like death and that her lipstick was life or something. It’s also giving goofy, but she looks like she’s having fun.

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Kaia Gerber was in an unremarkable Prada column gown with white sequins “inspired by the Fall/Winter 2011 collection.” My favorite take on this look was from Christian Siriano. They need to always have him on the E! fashion panel because he does not hold back. He said “she’s giving no, nothing, just white.” The other panelists, who were fawning over some of the worst looks, were aghast and uncomfortable looking and I f’ing loved it. I’ll say something passive aggressive/superficially nice – she is a perfect blank slate for designers, if that’s what they’re looking for.

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  1. seaflower says:

    Love Brie’s outfit.

  2. Tarte Au Citron says:

    Kaia is one nepobaby I would like to see the back of. There is ZERO charisma going on. She may resemble her mom, but she doesn’t have “it”.

    I’d have liked to see Brie’s dress without the cage layer, as copper is such a lovely, underused colour.

    • FHMom says:

      Kaia is the worst of the nepo babies. They keep making her up to look like Cindy but she looks just like her dad. Her parents really should have pushed her to go to college.

      • sparrow says:

        I’d say Kate Moss’ daughter is worse – she isn’t model material at all. Kaia is one step down. I don’t really mind children of famous people getting a break – for example the child of a well known actor – as long as their connections enable real talent to get through. But when it comes down to immediate talent or not – literally, are you model worthy – the nepo element is obvious and it fails. She isn’t that great; not even when she tries for her mum’s big hair.

    • SarahCS says:

      She’s the perfect example of what happens when you ONLY get the pretty face. The lack of charisma is staggering and always shows through.

      • Kitten says:

        Agreed but she is *just* pretty, not drop-dead gorgeous like her mom was. I feel for her because it’s gotta suck living in her mom’s shadow but the comparisons were always going to happen as soon as she pursued a modeling career. *shrug*

      • Lulu says:

        Same with Kendall Jenner.

    • nutella toast says:

      My first thought with Kaia was, “Is she supposed to be a Sleeping Beauty from the 1980 / 90’s? [her mom]” Her hair is styled exactly like her Mom’s was 40 years ago. The dress *could* be about the crystal flowers that get shattered to stop time.

      • Sparrow says:

        Said exactly the same above re the hair, nutella toast. She’s trying for her mum’s super model wildly thick hair. She must KNOW she hasn’t got “it” if she’s attempting the hair. She’s pretty. Her mum had beauty and force. You get pretty/baby face models but they also have quirk or attitude. She doesn’t even have the right kind of personality to bring off pretty.

    • Chaine says:

      Kaia is so boring and talentless that it’s painful. She looks like if one of those street caricature artists did an ugly cartoon of Cindy. The only interesting thing she’s ever done was date Pete Davidson. Why would a fashion organization invite her when her mother is still alive and well and could serve up an amazing look?!

    • Becks1 says:

      I think she’s an interesting contrast to her mother because it really proves that what makes some people huge stars isn’t looks or fashion – there is definitely a certain star quality that some people have and some people just don’t. Cindy Crawford had/has it – charisma, personality, confidence, whatever “it” specifically is -you notice when she’s on the red carpet.

      Kaia just feels so flat in comparison. I would almost feel bad for her – who wants to constantly be compared to Cindy Crawford? – but its not like she’s trying to hide or minimize the association.

      • Eurydice says:

        These comments are interesting because I don’t see “flat.” What I see is “President of my Sorority Mean Girl.” I don’t imagine that’s what she was going for, but maybe…

      • DaveW says:

        I know he has, or had, some issues but Kaia’s brother (his name fails me now) is the one with the more interesting look and caught your attention in print and on the runway when he was doing the nepo modeling thing.

      • sparrow says:

        Some time ago, I’m not sure whether it was on a Vogue segment, but Naomi Campbell was talking, sort of off-camera or not directly to the interviewer, saying Kaia is definitely a model/super model. And you’re thinking, if she has to defend this young woman, she’s aware that people in the industry don’t think she’s top notch. If you have to say it, you can’t see it. It was almost as if she were defending the daughter of a friend rather than stating fact.

  3. Josephine says:

    I really like Kaia’s dress, I just don’t think it works on her. Whoever did her hair made some bad choices. I also think her dress is one that works better in motion.

  4. Jais says:

    Brie and Amanda look very cool. I didn’t watch E but now I wish I had just for Christian’s comments. Hope someone makes a video of his snarkiest moments and posts it. Doesn’t seem like he’s harsh in a mean way so wonder why the others were uncomfortable.

  5. Nanea says:

    I like Brie, I liked this dress, but the make-up was not even understated, it could have been a lot more dramatic.

    Amanda’s headpiece looks like it’s the more successful cousin to Kate Missington’s DIY conanation tinfoil tiara. And I like her dress.

    Sarah Paulson looks nice in that outside pic, the billowing effect is great. The pale pink washes her out, it looks like something is missing.

  6. Isabella says:

    Sara’s dress is cool from the side with contrasting colors, boring from the all white front. Brie’s look is fresh and fun.

  7. Amanda says:

    @Celebitchy: Buzzfeed is using your tweet about C.S and Kaia G “It’s giving nothing…” lol

  8. blue says:

    My first thought for Brie was that she’s wearing a mesh food cover to keep flies away at picnics.

    • Silver Birch says:

      Yes! I can’t believe this dress is getting positive comments from anyone. It’s hideous, and the hair and makeup are completely underwhelming. Major fail, in my book.

  9. Miss Melissa says:

    Yes to the cloche dress. Excellent catch.

  10. Sarah B says:

    I’m just staring at Andrew Scott in the background of Amanda Seyfried’s pic.

  11. tealily says:

    I’m really not into Sarah’s look. That pale pink really washes her out. It’s a weird looks to start, but I would have like to have seen a darker color on the front. It makes her makeup look very dark, which it isn’t.

  12. Lulu says:

    Love Amanda’s whole look. Kaia, while I have no interest in, and avoid, famous people’s children, her dress is pretty but doesn’t warrant a mention at this event. Also, someone must owe her mother a favor because she was cast in Palm Royale, and she is quite beautiful.

  13. JustMe says:

    The look on the guys face behind Sarah is hysterical

  14. JFerber says:

    For me Sarah Paulsen wore the best dress and is the best at what she does–acting. SUPER-talented.
    I really liked Brie in Marvel–haven’t seen her in anything else.

    • Jayna says:

      You didn’t see her in 2015’s “Room”? She won an Oscar for it as best actress. It was a great movie. She was amazing in it, and it was her breakout role. Also, she is fantastic in the Apple limited series from last year, “Lessons in Chemistry.” I’m sure it’s still on Apple.

  15. Barbie1 says:

    Love Amanda and her look. Like a magical fairy princess. Kaia looks beautiful but I wish the dress was more on theme, something to realky wow us.