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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faith on

isn’t it obvious? i’d rather comment on the wall of roses behind her- wow! now that’s a hit.

Maria on

She’s annoying.

Lucy on

MISS! Kirsten looks terrible here! She had been looking SO GOOD lately, with all the Spiderman 3 premiers…but here, she just looks horrible. The dress doesn’t fit at all, she is wearing that ridiculous headpiece, and those awful ruffles. And what’s more, she looks grumpy, grumpy, grumpy. Remember honey, “you’re never fully dressed…without a smile!”

beth on

It’s a MISS… just like everything else she wears – it’s not flattering to her figure, and she usually looks pale and hungover. This photo is no exception. I don’t expect her to be the same bubbly girl she was in ‘Bring It On’ and respect that she is grown up – but it’s disappointing because she looks like she doesn’t take care of herself.
She only works about 3 months out of the year and makes millions – she’s lucky. You would think that she would look a little more happy, and healthy..

dawn on

Some one needs a stylist and stop trying to act like her boyfriend groupie…

Hsdof on

a huge miss!

Alice on

Ugh, I usually defend her because I like people with a more quirky style. But I can’t defend this, its awful.

I do agree with Faith though, the roses are beautiful.

enigma on

faith is right!!

The roses behind her are more comment worthy than Kirsten’s 1920’s drunk flapper had a bad run in with the stage curtin disatrous nightmare!!

I wonder how long it took to make that wall of roses!!??

glad on

omg…throw her in the closet !
she is blinding me with that horrible look.
She should have known better than that…we wins the Funkiest dress of the year !

Jana on

Most of the time when a star tries to stand out in the crowd, it results in a BIG miss…

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