Most of the time, the Kardashians know how to turn heads with the looks that they create for big events. Sometimes, heads are turned because they look immaculate, and other times, it’s due to poor wardrobe decisions. Perhaps this time was the latter. Kim Kardashian’s 2013 Met Gala getup is reminiscent of curtains you’d see hanging in grandma and grandpa’s place.
The pregnant celebrity chose this busy, floral print, which didn’t suit her very well, and drew an array of negative reviews from commentators after the event. Later, she admitted that she “cried the whole way home” over the poor response to the Givenchy gown.
Nicole Kidman may not be the most regular attendee of the Met Gala since she’s only attended about four times, but when she does decide to pitch, she’s usually one of the most notable stars to grace the event. She was stunned in this nude-colored, form-fitting embellished dress by Tom Ford for Gucci at the 2003 Gala.
The event was governed by the theme, "Goddess: The Classical Mode," so the gown was a perfect choice for the evening. Her sleek ponytail, a simple clutch, and drapey earrings add nice touches to the ensemble as well. She also attended the event in 2005, 2016, and more recently in 2023, in which she wore the same dress that she wore in the Chanel No.5 commercial.
At the 2014 Met Gala, actress Katie Holmes arrived in a super-bright, mustard-colored yellow dress by Marchesa. Perhaps she was trying to channel Belle from "Beauty and the Beast." However, something just got lost in translation, and the off-colored, off-the-shoulder dress scored her a spot on several worst-dressed lists that year.
In fact, that year’s event has been called the “worst-dressed met Gala ever.” The theme was “Charles James: Beyond Fashion.” Charles Wilson James was one of the most prominent fashion designers of the 20th century, but since the theme was quite dated, it may explain why it was dubbed one of the worst-dressed Gala events.
Back to the Future
You know, Woodley’s look also seems like it may have fit in better at the 2016 Gala, with its Star Trek-like feel. Katy Perry arrived in this fitted, black, and gold Prada gown. The dress is pretty lovely, but it’s the hair and makeup that throw the look off.
With the combination of a beehive and black lipstick, it’s hard to want to nominate her for any best-dressed awards. In fact, the getup landed her on several worst-of lists. Perry is no stranger to taking risks when it comes to over-the-top fashion, and this may be one of those occasions that the risk didn’t work out in her favor. Oops!
Unisex Black Dress
Well, there have been plenty of stars to grace the red carpet at the Met Gala throughout the years in black lace/sheer dresses – though, for the most part, they’ve been women.
But designer Marc Jacobs decides to mix things up at 2012’s NY event by showing up in this long, see-through shirt dress over a pair of white boxers. And might we add that he may have won the prize for the most controversial male outfit for that year? Just saying. But, hey, it looks a hell of a lot more comfortable than the majority of other looks on our list, that’s for sure!