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The best and worst dressed

Friday 9th May 2014

Met Ball 2014 – the best and worst dressed, in pictures…

From Beyoncé to Victoria Beckham via Cara Delevingne, who rocked the Charles James couture dress code at Monday night’s Met Gala in New York? And who unwittingly embodied ‘Sitcom Kaftan Chic’? Presenting the Guardian fashion team’s verdict on the hits and misses…

Cara, Rihanna, Stella, Kate, Reese
Stella McCartney’s gangStella gives great red carpet consistently, but it wasn’t Stella gang’s night this time.

Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, Stella, Kate Bosworth, Reese Witherspoon. Photograph: Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic

Anna Wintour  Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating Charles James: Beyond Fashion, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Anna WintourIt’s her night, she can wear what she wants. And she wants THIS?

Photograph: David Fisher/Rex

Bradley Cooper attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating
Bradley Cooper

Having seen this, we really want Bradley to make a cameo in the next series of Downton Abbey.Photograph: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong’o Don’t worry, she’ll dry clean this before she returns it to Cher. And no criticisms please – she’s got the fashion immunity card for one year.

Photograph: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica ParkerIf anyone was going to suit a debutante-style theme it would be SJP. But does the designer’s signature at the bottom of the dress have a little bit end-of-the-pier-artist about it?

Photograph: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Georgia May Jagger  Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating Charles James: Beyond Fashion, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Georgia May Jagger Someone interpreted the white tie and decoration dress code as ‘tux and tummybutton’.

Photograph: David Fisher/Rex

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Navy is good, Lanvin is great. Kim is gorge, but the recipe falls flat somehow.Photograph: Erik Pendzich/Rex

Kristen Stewart in Chanel
Kristen Stewart

Um, wow. She really is brave, isn’t she?Photograph: George Pimentel/WireImage

Maggie Gyllenhaal
Maggie GyllenhaalThe label is Valentino but the effect, alas, is Sitcom Kaftan Chic.

Photograph: Erik Pendzich/Rex

Actor Edward Burns and model Christy Turlington
Ed Burns and Christy Turlington Pure class in Calvin Klein on Christy’s part, shame Ed’s bowtie needs a little pick-me-up.

Photograph: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Joan Smalls
Joan SmallsFishtail plait from East London, dress from Vera Wang, blue lips from the left-field.

Photograph: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Tom Ford and Benedict Cumberbatch
Tom Ford and Benedict CumberbatchTom and Ben: two dudes in the same clothes but a century apart in style. Tom looks 2014, Ben looks 1914.

Photograph: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Donatella Versace
Donatella VersaceWho knew there was some moss green chiffon knocking around the Versace atelier, huh? And some sort of kid’s maths toy. Waste not want not, Donatella.

Photograph: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Emma Stone
Emma StoneSo much love for this Thakoon outfit. Lavender and fuchsia on the red carpet, the sporty vest-styling on the top, and the Pippi Longstocking plait. J Law better watch out, because Emma has her eyes set firmly on the Modern Sassy title.

Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard Such a classic French chick move to wear something navy and knee-length and make everyone else feel bit naff and over-done. Love this Dior dress: a classic shape in a modern fabric. And the one huge diamond earring. Not at all sure about the shoes, but full marks for trying something different, I guess?

Photograph: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Kate Upton
Kate Upton I think UK Vogue’s current cover star was going for Sicilian grande dame, but it ended up more like: ‘Austrian serving wench in deep mourning, wearing a flowery swim cap.’ Don’t you hate it when that happens?

Photograph: David Fisher/Rex

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson
Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson This woman is proof that being blond and classically beautiful and wearing pretty dresses is categorically not enough to make anyone give a toss about you. She’s wearing Hugo Boss, should you care, but you don’t, do you?

Photograph: Rex

Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst You know what’s wrong here? The hair and make-up. With a dress as extreme as this – sci fi from the waist down, John Singer Sargent’s Madame X from the waist up – you need a simple look. Maybe a sleek ponytail and a choker. Not a boring chignon and diamonds.

Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Alexa Chung
Alexa ChungAbsolutely love this. Only Alexa can make ice-blue taffeta look this good. The crunch and rustle of the fabric, the bows and the bejewelled shoes all nod to the Charles James era, showing off Alexa’s fashion know-how, but the final look is modern and cool.

Photograph: Erik Pendzich/Rex

David and Victoria Beckham
David and Victoria BeckhamThe chic, off-white yin to the matching-black-leather-jackets yang of pre-makeover Brand Beckham. Note: no legs, no cleavage. Also, don’t you love a man who lets you put your phone and eyeliner in his pocket so you don’t have to take a bag? Sigh.

Photograph: Richard Young/Rex

Hailee Steinfeld
Hailee Steinfeld17 going on 70. It’s elegant, yes, but does it remind anyone else of those Stella McCartney trompe l’oeil dresses of red carpet’s recent past? In ball gown form?

Photograph: Matt Baron/Rex

Source: theguardian.com