Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Two Pretty Ladies - Two Unfortunate Looks

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I always look forward to the Met's Costume Institute Gala, it's sort of like New York's Oscars, yet (delightfully) 100% Joan & Melissa-free. That's not to say that the red carpet didn't have its awkward moments.

Although Katie Holmes had fun with the "Superhero" theme this ensemble is One. Hot. Mess. Armani or not, it's just wrong on so many levels. The color, sequins, electric blue shoes, gold chains, and cakey tranny makeup - someone please make her stop, it's just too much '80s excess for the normally elegantly clad Holmes.

On the flip side is Eva Longoria in a stunning aubergine Marchesa gown. Thankfully Eva kept it classy with flattering hair and makeup and just a pop of sparkle with her dangly earrings but it still fell short IMHO. Why? The dress overwhelms her petite frame and is better suited for taller glamazons like Nicole Kidman or Cate Blanchett.

What do you think?

10 comments:

nyshoespy said...

eee, you're so right, Katie Holmes does look a bit like Wonderwoman in that outfit. I would even have been almost okay with the blue shoes if the dress wasn't covered in sequins.

The obvious choice would have been gold shoes with that dress, but I think I would have suggested flats so the shoes were mostly hidden under the dress since there's so much going on there.

(P.S. I love your blog. Thanks for the comment on mine!)

thepreppyprincess said...

You are *so* right about the Katie Holmes disaster! What was that makeup all about anyway? Yikes! And the necklace didn't help either. What a shame, she can look so good.

fashion herald said...

Poor Katie, what a mess. I wish she would start dressing herself, I'm curious as to what her style really is. And that Marchesa is gorgeous, but so true, it's a tall-girl gown.

StyleSpy said...

Eva Longoria is about 8 inches tall -- why on earth would someone put her in a dress the size of a garden shed?? Mystifying.

shoppingsmycardio said...

and here i was, thinking that electric blue color was oh-so-versatile. she's proven me wrong, for certain.

and i love where eva was going with that dress...but i agree with you, it needed a 6 ft bombshell, not an itty bitty thing like her!

Deja Pseu said...

I'm not a fan of Eva's makeup. Those nude lips make her look dead.

Regarding the gowns and the rest: yes, it's a red carpet event, but sometimes less really is more.

Deja Pseu said...

I'm not a fan of Eva's makeup. Those nude lips make her look dead.

Regarding the gowns and the rest: yes, it's a red carpet event, but sometimes less really is more.

Fabulously Broke said...

Sorry, I disagree.. I really love that purple dress even on her :)

But katie holmes is a hot mess...

{this is glamorous} said...

Completely agree, and your write-up is hilarious, cakey tranny make-up and all :)

aisha said...

Katie Holmes did not do that dress enough justice! i mean the blue shoes!! superheroes don't clash! the match.. duh..