Last night, the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted their annual Costume Institute benefit with the Gap and Vogue. It’s the Oscars of fashion, the one time of year the stars are supposed to take to the red carpet in fashion forward getup to impress the industry, and not US Weekly, but something went horribly wrong this year.
What was bad? Mostly the makeup. A slew of women were almost unrecognizable behind their black eyeshadow and sparkling highlights.
What was awkward? The “for Gap” concept. Most of it was just recycled runway. Padma Lakshmi’s feathers were bad. SJP’s big gold flower had to have been a joke. And whoever put Tina Fey in that jumpsuit should be embarrassed.
But there was good, too! Chloe Sevigny looked perfect in custom Proenza, and Carolina Herrera looked like she stepped out of the exhibition in a pink column and elbow length white gloves and Louis Vuitton’s corseted dresses transitioned right into real life on Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rachel Bilson.
In the end, the Olsens were sorely missed.