Sometimes I wish my opinions were different, but alas, I am who I am. I’m glad that a star chose to wear a piece from Christopher Kane‘s challenging, futuristic collection to a heavily photographed public event, and I’m proud of Alexa Chungfor having the cojones to do it, but I wish she had picked something long for an event as formal as the 2011 Met Gala. Yeah, I said it. And I’m not entirely happy with myself.
The Met Gala provides an opportunity to wear dramatic, over-the-top looks that might otherwise never see a red carpet, and although this dress is weird enough to be appropriate for such an event, the scale is all wrong. This Kane collection did include a few full-length looks, and I would have much preferred to see Alexa in one of those than in a cocktail dress and a pair of chunky platforms. That’s a frock for another night, I fear. View the Gallery →