With a theme like “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity,” we would have expected to see something a little bit more patriotic. But perhaps January Jones wasn’t in the mood to play with the rules on this particular year’s event. While her eyeshadow is blue, and her hair is red (well, orange), we can’t really see how her dress fits the theme.
You can’t deny that She always looks stunning, but this purple Yves Saint Laurent dress didn’t really leave an impression on us. Sadly, it was quite forgettable if you compare it to other looks that she has donned in the past.
3L-What Were They Thinking?
The members of the girl’s group 3LW confused everyone a little bit when they showed up to the 2001 Met Gala in neon, skin-tight, and short attire. And do you blame them? No one’s entirely sure what those outfits have to do with the theme of "Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years." And secondly, their outfits don’t really match each other either.
Since they came as a group, you’d at least hope that there was some sort of a theme going on with the trio, but nope, there was none of that on this occasion. Do you care to wager a guess? Well, they turned heads alright, but probably not in the way they’d hoped.
The Czech model and actress Karolina Kurkova showed up to the 2005 Gala in this long white gown, which included a large, “I love you,” sewn across in bright red. Other images from the night reveal the dirty, wet steps outside of the museum, so who knows what the bottom of the dress looked like by the end of the evening!
While she may have been trying to nod to the House of Chanel, who was being honored with that year’s theme, it was more of a swing and a miss than a home run. Yikes! At least she did manage to redeem herself in the 2016 Met Gala with a gorgeous white floral dress.
The 2019 Met Gala was one of the best ones yet, simply because its theme, "Camp: Notes on Fashion," allowed for some of the craziest outfits we have ever seen. "Riverdale" star Lili Reinhart attended the ball with her then-boyfriend, Cole Sprouse.
We are undecided about this dress (if you can call it that); while the color suits Lili and her hair and makeup are gorgeous, something about the proportions of this dress is a little bit off. More than a dress, it seems like tailored track shorts with oversized sleeves on top with a floral headpiece. But she still manages to look spectacular in it, somehow.
God is a Woman
Rihanna is the kind of woman who knows how to pull off a look, no matter how insane it is. In this case, the dress and the hat look like they weigh more than the Barbadian singer herself. She wore a jewel and pearl-encrusted dress, with matching mitre and necklace, hoop earrings by Mari Tash, other jewelry pieces by Cartier and of course Christian Louboutin shoes.
The whole look was put together by Maison Margiela, which marked the first time that the singer paraded this designer to the Met Gala. But the seasoned performer totally nailed 2018's theme, Catholic Imagination. Her dress makes her look like an opulent, godly pope. Work it, girl!