Met Gala’s Worst Dressed: Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow & More
The 2013 Met Gala, with the theme “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” inspired some stunning ensembles at the annual fête, as well as others that were more notable for how badly they missed the mark.
Among the worst dressed at the 2013 Met Gala was Kim Kardashian, who was wearing a design by Riccardo Tisci, a friend of her boyfriend, Kanye West. The baby belly-hugging dress featured a floral print, thigh-high slit and long sleeves that went into gloves. When the pregnant reality TV star placed a hand on her stomach, it seemed to disappear.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s hot pink Valentino number was more reminiscent of a prom queen than a punk rocker. The long-sleeved number was floor length with a crew neck collar and a sheer band across her upper chest. She would have been better off wearing something more daring, like the Antonio Berardi peek-a-boo gown she donned at the Iron Man 3 Los Angeles premiere.
The Olsen twins, who managed to develop a fashion empire after their Full House days, were equally worthy of making the worst dress lists for the fashionable affair. Ashley Olsen wore an orange beaded Dior Couture dress with a sheer overlay. Her sister, Mary-Kate Olsen, wore a black drop-waist Chanel dress under a yellow fur-trimmed robe. Neither channeled punk in the slightest.
Also failing to get the punk memo was Elle Fanning, Dakota Fanning’s younger sister. She chose to wear a red and blue tie-dye print Rodarte dress with matching makeup. Dakota, also wearing Rodarte, looked slightly more on-theme in a black dress with sheer panels.
Every year, the Met Gala formally kicks off the Costume Institute exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is attended by Hollywood’s biggest names, in-demand models and renowned designers.