Kirsten Dunst's Costume Institute Look: Hit or Miss?

05/08/2007 at 01:15 PM ET

It looks like Kirsten Dunst took the “costume” part of the Costume Institute’s Party of the Year very, very seriously last night. The Spiderman 3 star turned out in a volumous Yves Saint Laurent purple frock that looks like a cross between a 20’s flapper outfit and one of Marie Antoinette’s bedsheets. While we applaud her daring (perhaps she was feeling brave after her whirlwind premiere tour these past few weeks) we’re afraid she looks a little silly. (And we’re not even talking about the pouf on her forehead.) There’s just way too much of this dress — it looks like she’s drowning under all those folds. Perhaps the pregnant Noami Watts (who looked stunning, btw, in Zac Posen) could have been forgiven for this, but Kirsten, we know you could have done better! Do you agree? Tell us: Is Kirsten’s look a hit or a miss?

To see what all your favorite stars wore, including J. Lo., Lindsay, Mary-Kate and Ashley, Jennifer Hudson and Scarlett, check out our Costume Institute gallery.

Photo: Matt Baron/BEImages

FILED UNDER: Kirsten Dunst , Red Carpet

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Katy on

uhhh…no. just no. the roses are gorgeous, that’s all i can say about the picture.

Lyndsy from WI on

DO you really have to ask??? YUCK!

Summy on

someone actually designed that frump of a dress
and someone actually bought and wore that horrid thing
Kirsten I love your movies but hire a stylist!

Elda on

Kirsten, what did my baby girl do to herself??

ann on

yeah. i agree completely. she is annoying and this outfit is just plain silly.

Rebecca on

Ewwwwww, that’s so bad in so many ways.

victoria on

She’s never been fantastic but every pic of her now-a-days she looks like a damn frumpy mess!

astoreri on

It’s a miss and from the look on her face you can tell that she knows its a miss. Her stylist probably talked her into into it. But I have to say I kinda like the headpiece.

But she wasn’t the worst dressed of the evening. I think Jessica Simpson looked horrible in her plunging neckline/boob flattening matalic dress. And the orange hair and matching orange skin do nothing to help.

Best dressed goes to Kate Bosworth.

e.jay on

it’s a miss… a horrible horrible miss!!!!

maddy on

why would she do that to herself? she looks awful. The wall of roses is fab though!

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