Kerry Washington wore a gorgeous purple Oscar de la Renta to the Met Gala

Someone said Kerry Washington dressed up as Solange Knowles in honor of the tenth anniversary of “the elevator incident” at the 2014 Met Gala. I mean, technically the incident happened at a Met Gala after-party, but the incident is forever associated with the gala. And Kerry really did style herself like 2014-era Solange! Kerry was one of several women wearing Oscar de la Renta, and I would argue that she got one of the better looks. We were starved for rich jewel tones at this year’s Met Gala, so Kerry really stood out in this gorgeous amethyst.

Kylie and Kris Jenner both wore Oscar de la Renta as well – Kylie’s look is obviously based on a vintage silhouette, and while it reads in many photos as off-white, it’s actually supposed to be a pale petal pink. Kris’s look is white though. I honestly didn’t hate either of these.

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People sort of expected Sabrina Carpenter to make a big fashion statement and she… did not. I find this de la Renta pretty boring.

Pamela Anderson in Oscar de la Renta – she looks cute! It’s so interesting that Pam has really become accepted in the fashion community.

Keke Palmer in Oscar de la Renta – well, it’s a look.

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  1. Josephine says:

    Kerry and Pam both look amazing. I’ve been enjoying Pam’s make-up free looks (obviously not here but in general).

    • Lizzie Bathory says:

      Two of my favorites of the night.

      • Lens says:

        Came to say I loved Kerry Washington’s dress. Especially after so much beige/sand/silver on everyone else. And Kris Jenner looked so much better than all the daughters. I have to say I don’t think the met is for non fashionistas like me. I don’t care about some theme I care about everyone looking pretty! And they do.

    • Kitten says:

      They both looks so stunning!! I feel like Kerry’s dress is a style that would flatter a lot of women but not every skin tone works so well with that deep plumb color. The only thing I didn’t love was her hair…kinda wanted to see it slicked back or maybe even some sort of headpiece of jeweled beads or…something.

      Pam looks absolutely incredible. Love that color and fabric on her.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Pam’s look was one of my favorites.

  2. Rachel says:

    Kiki looks stunning! Pam looks stunning!

    • Rachel says:


      • Amanda says:

        Keke has been looking AMAZING since she had her bébé…her face, her makeup, her body…she looks incredible!

    • Danbury says:

      Yes! And part of the reason she looks stunning is that you can see she loves the look. That confidence always makes you look better

  3. [insert_catchy_name] says:

    Pam looks gorgeous! I thought she wasn’t wearing makeup anymore though…

    • CatMum says:

      Would you go to the met gala without makeup?

      I didn’t think so.

      They all look great, but the one with the blue skirt could have been an email.

      • sparrow says:

        Agree, No, you just wouldn’t go without makeup! So yes to wearing make up but she’s done it well and it’s subtle. She looks great. And I hate all jewellery when it ruins bare necks, but that necklace is divine. I don’t know whether it was designed to one side to balance the shoulder or whether she’s pushed it to one side to balance it out on her own, but really clever.

      • Kitten says:

        And it’s still pretty understated compared to many of the more dramatic makeup looks we saw at the Met Gala.

  4. WaterDragon says:

    What’s with Kylie’s deflated pointy boob bodice? Looks like some tissue wads or other padding was needed.

  5. Nanea says:

    Kerry’s look was my personal favorite of those dresses that I theoreticaly would love to wear, even if her hairstyle was a bit underwhelming.

    Pam and Keke were nice too.

    • mycatlovestv says:

      I was looking to see if anybody else felt the same way about Kerry’s hairstyle. Don’t get me wrong…the woman has got it going on! Always has, always will. But I would have loved to see a longer style. This look sortof reminds me of that pixie cut that Kim K has worn (usually in platinum blonde).

  6. Concern Fae says:

    Just realizing that the famous “Anna Wintour has to approve people’s looks” may just mean making sure designers are fairly evenly represented at the event, even if it means some blah dresses.

  7. Mrs. Smith says:

    I saw a photo of Sabrina facing toward the camera. The blue puffy train (?) was positioned to the side and it looked like a floating cloud. In the pic here it’s reads as 80s prom.

  8. CouldChangeTomorrow says:

    Kerry’s hairstyle is a Josephine Baker look, with a similar known silhouette style of dress. I get what she was going for with that short pixie look.

    • QuiteContrary says:

      I loved it.

    • Kitten says:

      Yeah but when I think of Josephine Baker I think of hair slicked back into elegant ripples or a pronounced swoop above her eyes, not just kinda plastered forward across the forehead. It’s not awful but I think they could have done something more interesting and glamorous with her hair.

      • Barbie1 says:

        I think they f’ed up her hair as well. It just looks messy and not properly placed. Unfortunate. The dress was glorious.

  9. Bad Janet says:

    even at the met gala, I hate the weird pointy-boob look and will never understand how that was considered desirable.

  10. MaryContrary says:

    Other views of Kylie’s dress look like her train is coming out of her butt. Not attractive.

    • M says:

      In the immortal words of Michael Kors “She looks like she’s pooping fabric”

      • MaryContrary says:


      • paintybox says:

        She stuck her butt out in one of her poses and it did look like she was pooping or farting fabric! Ew? Nobody test-drove that dress, I guess? The boob area was also massively unflattering like she has long super-pointy squeezed-out toothpaste boobs. Which she actually doesn’t but why try to look it?

  11. Abby says:

    I loved Kerry’s and Pam’s outfits. Beautiful!! That shade of purple is my favorite. I would not wear a beige dress ever, but it worked so well for Pam.

  12. tealily says:

    Pam looked great! I love the feathers in her hair.

  13. olliesmom says:

    Pam Anderson looked stunning. The color of that dress with the color of her skin and hair was amazing.

  14. JFerber says:

    I think Kylie, like her half-sister Kim, had a really snatched waist. I hope they don’t continue with this because girls will really harm themselves trying to duplicate this look. So unhealthy.

  15. JFerber says:

    Just saw the hottest men (and men’s looks) at the Met Gala on Bossip: Lil Nas X, Lewis Hamilton and gorgeous model Alton Mason. My Lord! Enjoy.