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The Costume Institute Gala | Manolo's Shoe Blog

The Costume Institute Gala

Manolo says, the Manolo has been looking at the photos from the big Costume Institute Gala at the Met to celebrate the opening of the show about the heroic fashion designer Poiret.

Here is the beautiful Salma Hayek, so pregnant that she needs the wheelbarrow, or two.

They’ve just returned from the old-timey photographers. The trip was not successful.

Ayyy! She is giving immodesty the bad name.

16 Responses to “The Costume Institute Gala”

  1. Ruffa la Femme May 8, 2007 at 8:27 am #

    Manolo, please, I’m begging you, no more Jessica Simpson. The girl’s just too much of a mess.

  2. Toby Wollin May 8, 2007 at 8:53 am #

    Let’s separate the fashion choice with Jessica Simpson from the blankness of her expression: We’ve got the metallic dress version of Xena, Warrior Princess going here and it’s …sort of blech. The message it is sending is: “I really want an excuse to show off my surgically enhanced ta-tas, so this is what you get.” Now, let’s move back to picture number one, the “beautiful Selma Hyack,” who, whether you like her or not, is (as I am, also) short. When you are short, pregnancy reveals itself immediately since there is no torso length to absorb it. Everything comes out the front. Now, Selma could, if she wished, just stay home for the duration, give birth, get herself a personal trainer/nutritionist and show up six weeks later (a la Victoria Beckham) looking as if all she had done was go off for an extended worldwide vacation, but no…Selma is a modern woman and believes that pregnancy is not something to be hidden. So, we get to see her hormonally-enhanced glands – and that is ok, but I would think she could have found someone to make her something a little bit prettier and have more fabric across the front that what she is wearing here. As for Ms Dunst, she seems to be our own little fashion eccentric; if she showed up in anything else, we wouldn’t know who she is.

  3. Manolo the Shoeblogger May 8, 2007 at 9:03 am #

    The Manolo wishes to stipulate that he believes the Salma Hayek is the beautiful woman who is beautifully dressed in this photo.

    His main point was not to ridicule, but to note that during her pregnancy she has become wonderfully, almost cartoonishly bounteous.

    She is starting to look like the very lovely, well-groomed fertility figure, and more power to her for that.

  4. linda May 8, 2007 at 9:22 am #

    I looked at more of those pictures. Is that how we honor the great Poiret? The man who set the tone for twentieth century fashion? The designer who got women into harem pants and chiffon tunics and out of corsets? We honor him with junior prom costumes and fake tans? Has high fashion fallen that far in one hundred years? Some of the gowns were spectacular, Jennifer Lopez picked a gown that recalled Poiret, yet brought his aesthetic into the twenty first century, however the trainwrecks are far more amusing.

  5. Phyllis May 8, 2007 at 12:40 pm #

    Salma is gloriously and radiantly pregnant and more power to her. Jessica, on the other of the hands, needs to lay off the junk food…

  6. la petite chou chou May 8, 2007 at 12:48 pm #

    Jessica Simpson, the poor thing, needs to get it together. She looks like a drug addict in those pictures. Or possible the star of x-rated movies. Is that the image she wants to display?? Who would want that? It is really sad, but how can anyone feel bad for someone who HAS a choice!!?

  7. Renée May 8, 2007 at 12:58 pm #

    …since when does dying your hair brown make you intelligent and deep? A true brunette must suffer the indignities of gray hairs at 30 and oh yeah, go to college and read some books. I think this whole new generation of bimbos needs to be locked up together in the big house.

  8. jenny May 8, 2007 at 1:11 pm #

    My favorite line regarding this scowling Miss-Universe-Gone-Very-Very-Bad look is from the gals at gofugyourself who said (regarding those perilously-contained bosoms): “What if one of them pops out and hits Anna Wintour right in the bob?”


  9. gemdiva May 8, 2007 at 1:29 pm #

    Jessica, gag me with a spoon, Simpson looks like she’s auditioning to be the new Barbie doll. Why does her skin look plastic and shiny? I’m thinking fembot?

    Salma Hayek is gorgeous no matter what condition she’s in or what she wears.

    Kirsten Dunst……well we were all young once.

  10. Ann S May 8, 2007 at 2:09 pm #

    Nature hates a vaccum. With the passing of Anna Nicole, Jessica has stepped up to be the bimbo (brown/green hair and all) of the day.

  11. Empress May 8, 2007 at 9:02 pm #

    Yes, perhaps Salma could have chosen more wisely in the costume department (or chosen something that truely flattered her fabulous pregnant shape), but on her arm is a billionaire fiance. A wise choice, indeed! Kiki, on the other hand, besides choosing an outfit that uses far too many yards of satin, seems to have chosen a strange cow/boy/child on her arm who is badly in need of a Major Style Makeover himself. Perhaps she took the term ‘Costume Institute Gala’ a bit too literally, and thought she needed to dress for Halloween? As for Ms. Simpson….oh, dear. It’s a good thing that she doesn’t seem to know the Beyonce armpit-flashing pose, as both of her girls would most certainly not only escape from their metallic, beaded bondage but would knock out Ms. Wintour and anyone else in range. As my dear mother used to say ‘some people’s taste is all in their mouth’!

  12. la petite chou chou May 8, 2007 at 11:38 pm #

    Seriously though. She looks more like she is at the WWF…cut that skirt off at the arse and put a numbered sign in her hand and what do you have…? I’d even go so far as to say she looks mannish because of how disproportionately large her up top to her down below.

  13. Gina May 9, 2007 at 3:32 am #

    I did not recognize Jessica Simpson. I had to read the comments to find out the identity of the person!

  14. themusicvids.com May 9, 2007 at 5:44 am #

    Salma Hayek will be a beautiful mother.

    If she will have a girl, I can bet that her daughter will be as beautiful as her.

    And btw: THAT is Jessica Simpson? Holy cow! WTF happened to her?

  15. Bree May 9, 2007 at 3:18 pm #

    Wow…jessica simpson looks sad and dejected. She used to actually smile in her pictures. If that is her doing sultry she needs to rent cat on a hot tin roof and check liz taylor doing sultry. She just looks kind of like a plastic blow up doll with a sagging rack. Sadness for her.

  16. J May 10, 2007 at 4:37 pm #

    I think the prob with Jessica Simpson is mostly her make-up actually…not the boobies so much…she needs some dark eyeliner…somewhere…the make-up is HORRIBLE and is creating the fembot look. Making it even worse is the brown hair…maybe her boobies are actually as always and its just her coloring in make-up and hair (and dress) is just all so, so wrong.