The red carpet at the Met Ball always comes through with endless amounts of entertainment. Where else do we get to see Bella Hadid dress like a chic super villain wrapped in the fashion equivalent of a giant, black, latex condom? Case and point, this year’s festivities did not disappoint.
Naturally, Anna Wintour and her committee chose “Sunday Best” as the dress code, which left a lot open for interpretation. Some took the theme very literally, as was the case for Rihanna whose stylist Mel Ottenberg dressed her as a very glamorous version of the Pope. Others, like Kendall Jenner, opted for creamy, angelic confections by Virgil Abloh’s Off-White.
From the red carpet to the after party, there were no shortage of over-the-top ensembles to feast our eyes on. While some of the young talents in attendance nailed their looks for the evening, others took the theme and went completely overboard. Ahead, check out 5 of the most ridiculous outfits from the Met Ball’s “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” extravaganza.
Ariana is an incredible singer. Her range has been compared to Mariah Carey, who is famous for being able to sing in five different octaves, which is no easy feat for any singer. However, Ariana’s range should be reserved for music, not fashion. This Vera Wang gown, covered in scenes from “The Last Judgement” took the theme quite literally. She even completed the look with an oversized Christmas bow atop her head. The question of the hour is: where is that signature high ponytail?
Good Morning America co-host Lara Spencer bucked tradition and opted for a mini-dress over a floor-skimming gown last night. Spencer showed off her long, lean legs, but perhaps for the wrong occasion. The silver mesh dress, paired with chunky metallic boots, made the news anchor look more “space age” than “ready for church.”
Amber Valletta has been a fashion icon for decades. No where was that more evident than last night when she stepped onto the Met’s red carpet looking as flawless as she did in Peter Lindbergh’s 1993 “City of Angels” shoots. But, as some people noted on Instagram, Valletta’s tiny Saint Laurent dress was not exactly on theme. As one Instagram commenter puts it, “Looks like she just threw on a dress she had in her closet.”
Scarlett Johansson in Marchesa
Scar Jo looked great last night, but there are two big issues with her ensemble. First, she chose to wear one of the worst designers possible. Her red Marchesa gown shown bright like a scarlet letter in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Sure, Weinstein’s ex Georgina Chapman, whose also the designer of Marchesa, has divorced and sued Weinstein. Despite all of this, industry insiders are still on the fence about Chapman, which makes Johansson’s choice of dress particularly bold. The other problem here is that the dress looks like any other red carpet gown.
Kim K never fails to look “good.” Her hourglass figure makes her stand out in any outfit that she slips into. But even a couple of embellished rosaries on this shining gold Versace dress couldn’t save the Kardashian from landing on our worst list. While it wasn’t immediately obvious what she was going for, Twitter was able to decode her mystique.