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Met Gala 2014: 29-32

I got these from this slideshow:

29. Jenna Lyons

Jenna Lyons

Well this is… unfortunate. The draping of the fabric in the deep v neckline combined with the jacket and wide legged pants is all way too much fabric. Any one of these separately would go well with some sort of formfitting other half. And the tassels. Just… tassels. NAY.

30. Marion Cotillard(Dior)

Marion Cotillard

So I looked at this for about 10 minutes before I realized why this bothered me so much: The mesh/faux-see-through core piece is a different pattern than the circle-cutout-skirt overlay. Which, by the way, is strangely similar to a rubber mat I’ve lined trays with to dry out my shoes after it rains… but that’s not the point. The point is that this dress is both alarmingly busy and unnerving at first glance because you’re not sure why your eye can’t create a seamless transition between the two barely-different patterns. NAY.

31. Solange Knowles(3.1 Phillip Lim)Solange Knowles

Gah. Drop-waisted anything is not flattering by any means, and the flaired pickup hemline gives the impression that she got stuck in an upended flower. Can’t do it. NAY.

32. Joy Bryant(Marchesa)

Joy Bryant

This dress is stunning and somehow brings out Joy’s exotic features. The color matches her skin perfectly, and the asymmetry lengthens her body making her look insanely tall(She’s 5’9″ and looks 6′ at least!). The crochet/lace detailing adds to the lines of the dress, but makes it look almost like a more casual summer dress… but other than that, this dress radiates high class elegance for an equally elegant woman. YAY!