The MET Costume Institure Gala 2009: Madonna in Louis Vuitton

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Last night was fashion's favourite night: the Costume Institute Gala at the MET, which is generally much more interesting outfit-wise than the Oscars, or any other red carpet event, come to think of it.

In examining Madonna's outfit for the occasion, we tried to be fair and remember that it is technically a "fancy dress" party – last night's theme was "The Model as Muse". And Madonna is the current model for Louis Vuitton, so she at least had some kind of reason for wearing this outfit.

Like we say, we TRIED to be fair, but ultimately all we could think was, "What's that on her head? Did she even look in the mirror?" Of course, in Madonna's case, she probably did: the fact is, she just doesn't care, and, well, good for her.

We're still going to cuff her, though.

12 Comments

  • May 5, 2009

    gokarm

    What model is she channeling here? I rather like the dress and boots. If she had left her hair down, I think it would have been rather cool.

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  • May 5, 2009

    Danny

    This is a clear case of wolf dressed in sheep’s clothing.
    It looks like she’s trying to channel her 80’s vibe, especially with that horrible hair-do.
    I agree with gokarm, she’d look better if she had let her hair down. Also, with her age, a lower hemline would have been appropriate.

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  • May 5, 2009

    CoutureCoco

    No mercy – she looks utterly ghastly!

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  • May 5, 2009

    Rebecca

    I think that with a little more fabric, a little less boot and someone fixing her godawful hair, this could have worked.

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  • May 5, 2009

    JJ

    NO NO NO to every bit of that costume.

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  • May 5, 2009

    kevie

    If she is trying to revive the Olden Days when women rockers dressed to provoke, fine, but doing it in designer duds?
    Oh well. At “our” age, you can either go tastefully into that good night, or you can rage like Vivienne Westwood. Madge has apparently chosen the latter, and good on her. Doing time in fashion jail is just the price of being a rebel.

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  • May 5, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    The hair is silly, but I don’t think an arrestable offence.

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  • May 5, 2009

    Celeste

    At first glance it was just the hair that bothered me. the more I look though the worse it gets. The boots are weird, the dress is too short, and it looks like her bra is sticking out. And why the gloves?

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  • May 6, 2009

    Kate

    More footwear with balls. Come on people!
    And the topper? Leave the far flung headgear to Treacy, dear…

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  • May 8, 2009

    natalie

    uhm…she looks like a muscular playboy bunny in blue

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  • May 28, 2009

    Diandra

    It looks like a bat on her head, lol!
    And i’m not sure if those boots really go with that dress…The bat wings are too distracting!

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  • June 24, 2009

    Kate

    Nanna.. please… NOOOOOO!

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