Celebrity Style On Trial: Coco Rocha in Zac Posen at Met Gala

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The red carpet fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Met Gala evokes as much heated debate amongst the fashion crowd as many of the famous works inside have in the cultural community throughout the ages.  Instead of getting all philosophical on you and asking “what is art?” we’ll just ask if this Zac Posen gown worn by model Coco Rocha qualifies. There wasn’t much color on the red carpet, so the oceanic hues and painterly print certainly draw the eye – but in a good way?
A print like this is always at risk of turning into a Monet, as defined in the movie Clueless: “Seen from far away, it’s okay; but up close, it’s a big ol’ mess.” The train may be the most controversial part of the gown – unfurled it has all the expected flowing drama (adding to the sea associations) but what do you think of it twisted artfully into this unique bustle? And is the whole effect flattering on Rocha?

5 Comments

  • May 4, 2010

    Natasha

    I love it! The colors are just beautiful, and the train is quite dramatic. A work of art in my book.
    .-= Natasha´s last blog ..Whole-Wheat Pizza Crust =-.

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  • May 4, 2010

    Carissa

    To me, the train reminds me of the bedspreads in motels all tangled and twisted around her feet.

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  • May 4, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    It looks like the train is growing into some sort of big monster that’s going to start attacking people. So perhaps it’s art…

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  • May 9, 2010

    Lauren

    I love it, I don’t fully understand what the Met Gala is for but it always seems to me that the dresses that are worn are pretty out there in most occasions and I think this definitely fits the bill. The Print is amazing and the drama of the train will guarantee a huge amount of exposure for Zac Posen.

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  • June 28, 2010

    brit brat

    One word…. gorgeous? NO! HORRIBLE!!! Absolutely Horrible!

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