Best and Worst Dressed at the Met Gala 2017

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This year’s Met Ball ran the gamut from horrible fashion fails to gorgeous gowns.   I haven’t seen such a wide array of fashion hits and misses in some time.

There were classy looks like Jessica Chastan (above) in a gorgeous yellow Prada and Katie Holmes in an elegant Zac Posen dress.

Solange Knowles in a Thom Browne Sleeping Bag dress.

Solange Knowles in a Thom Browne Sleeping Bag dress. (Photo: Getty Images)

Then, for something completely different,  there was Solange Knowles in a plastic bag sleeping bag coat that bore more than a passing resemblance to Norma Kamali’s comfortable and functional sleeping bag coat.  WTF?

Katy Perry Met Gala

Katy Perry’s Met Gala dress can only be described as bizarre. (Photo: Getty Images)

Katy Perry channeled silent film star Theda Bara in a dreadful red gown that bore more than a passing resemblance to a burka.

Madonna at the Met Gala 2017

Madonna at the Met Gala 2017 in a bizarre outfit.

Madonna went completely over the top in a camouflage dress.

Kendall Jenner Met Gala

Kendall Jenner attends the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Then there were some stars that looked like they were literally wearing nothing, like Kendall Jenner in sparkling La Perla Couture with a thong underneath and Bella Hadid in a see through Alexander Wang jumpsuit.

To read more about the Met Gala fashion atrocities, read Piers Morgan’s column in the Daily Mail.  I don’t always agree with Piers, but this time he got it so right.   “This year’s Met Gala, supposedly ‘fashion’s biggest night out’ and a ‘pinnacle of iconic style’ was the most absurd collection of disturbingly attired human beings since the last Hunger Games movie,” notes Piers.

Below are a few of our fashion favorites from what was otherwise a literal sh*t show.



Lily Rose Depp in Chanel

Lily Rose Depp in Chanel. (Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Zoe Kravitz in Oscar de la Renta

Zoe Kravitz in Oscar de la Renta (Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images.)

Katie Holmes in Zac Posen.

Katie Holmes in Zac Posen (Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images.)


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