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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

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Jacqueline on

I think Kirsten needs to fire her stylist! I have not seen her wear one thing, even at the premiers, where she looked good. It is too bad the things stars wear can tarnish their credibility.

Jacqueline on

I think Kirsten needs to fire her stylist! I have not seen her wear one thing, even at the premiers, where she looked good. It is too bad the things stars wear can tarnish their credibility.

Diva on

Miss! Mz. Dunst is at it again. Where do I even begin? It looks like she just took a curtain off of her wall and put it on. Did she even look in the mirror. I mean this is a joke right? Has she lost her mind. It’s ok of she was a little off but she is way off!!!!!! I can’t beleve someone would even design something like this! It’s dreadful, a discrace. What’s on her head as well??? Looks like an Indian head piece! Kirsten did you get dressed in the dark. On a scale of 1-10 1 being the worst I’d give that mess a -10! I can’t beleve they even let her enter the party and red carpet like that! It’s just sad! I have an idea for her next time just have your sylist pick out the dress!!!!!!!!

cm on

when i first saw her i thought it was a joke! she looks really really really bad. she needs fashion help right away!!

Crystal Beach girl on

Oh my! I’m lost for words!

Lorna on

‘Yikes’was my very first thought when i saw the picture of that dress. The roses are gorgeous, though.

wideyeshut on

what the????
what was she thinking?
oh please, a black toilet paper on her head?

Geri on

It’s Awful! I don’t know how anyone could look at themself in the mirror and then continue to go out of the house. It’s hard to believe.

K. Vanderflute on

How did Kirsten become famous? She is not cute at all, has a snaggle tooth and doesn’t even have a great body. I can’t see what all the fuss is about. Please explain this to me.

As for the dress, I can’t even begin to comment on that horrid thing! LOL

S on

Lately Kirsten has been wearing some strange outfits, and this is no exception. It looks like a designer on “Project Runway” didn’t have time to finish the dress. Whoever designed this at Yves Saint Laurant just did not make this work.

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