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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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Dorothy on

Hey Jenn G
Do you really think any of the stars actualy happen to read this blog including Kristen so their feelings would get hurt? And if they did dont you think they would have looked much better afterwards? Sometimes criticism although hurtfull might lead to very positive results.

Angie077 on

No no no no and no. A HUGE miss. My dog has better fasion taste.

Shae on

OMG, kirsten what happened????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jillie on

So, fine, this is an event held to honour Yves St Laurent. Wouldn’t it have been more of an honour for him to have his creations represented by someone with some actual red-carpet presence, rather than a grumpy-looking, little-girlish Kirsten Dunst, who never smiles genuinely for fear of showing the world her snaggle-tooth? She has a unique style, I will give her that, but her style lately has been more grunge-infested than high fashion. Boo, boo, boo

night on

Hey J. Gruber, I bet poor Kirsten is at home crying right now over all the horrible and mean things we have all said about her dress. Maybe she will even contemplate the unthinkable act of suicide over the cruel and thoughless remarks that have been said about her. And you are right, if I were to be picked on regarding my fashion choices , the comments might not be all positive, but at least I would never wear a tule embelished dress out in public. Well..not at least sinse I was 6 and was in the balet recital. but you keep on pontificating on how awful we are, there has to be some good kind people out there in the world. Walk tall and be proud of yourself.

Nay on

Horrible, I have never been a fan of the flapper look, I don’t care who it is, no one can pull off this look.

katie on

OMG KIRSTEN WHAT DID YOU KILL??????? wow, ummmmm, what to say about this. hmmmmmmmmmmm. im pretty much speachless. ok, let me put it into words…… WHAT THE H-E-DOUBLED HOCKEY STICKS WERE YOU THINKIN’ GIRL???!!!??? DO SHE REALLY THINK THIS LOOKS GOOD?????????!!!!!!!!!????????? but hey, i hate bashing on Kirsten cause i love her to death!

jenny on

wow thats all i have to say, someone looks like they beat her with the ugly stick. She is so beautiful and I can not believe her friends let her go out looking like that. There should be people being fierd.

Ellen on

Wow, she looks like a character from a Fitzgerald novel. In fact she could even be Zelda. I love it, love love love it! Not an other boring celebrity but a fun, free spirit. God bless you Kirsten for trying something different!

Ellen on

Wow, she looks like a character from a Fitzgerald novel. In fact she could even be Zelda. I love it, love love love it! Not an other boring celebrity but a fun, free spirit. God bless you Kirsten for trying something different!

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