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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rosie on

the outfit is bad enough without her making that stupid face

AnnieM on

What on earth…..

shoeshoes on

oh she showed off her curtain!!!

Cindy on

Is this for a halloween party? Even then it would be ugly.

Maryse on

Normally I like Kirsten, and her fashion choices were getting better with her promoting “Spiderman 3”, but WOW. This IS a miss. Kirsten looks horrible. There’s nothing about this dress to make this mess work at all. Throw this piece of garbage dress in the trash and call it a day. That headpiece is horrible too. I was looking through the gallery of other stars at the Costume Institute, and I bet other stars were wondering what the heck she was wearing…Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen looked better then her!

My favorites were Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Hudson, Renee Zellweger and Liv Tyler.

Jessica Simpson NEEDS some major boobage control also, yuck.

Kendra on


yvonne franceschi on

After seeing the photo gallery of all of these ladies, dressed in fabulous frocks, this is really a miss. Probably she got tired of dressing up for her Spiderman Openings, so she dressed out in a pair of sheets. She can do better.
Sorry Yvonne

Nicole on

Horrible! The dress looks so heavy, it looks like it about to fall off her completely. Not to mention, by the way, it is ugly!

Marje on

I have one question: Who is her stylist? Who is her publicist? They should be a shame of themselves for letting her get out the house with that god awful dress. She looks like she is wearing a curtin. My 6 year old daughter can be her stylist. She has MUCH BETTER taste then Kirsten Dunst.

rachel on

Oh my GOD!!!!! she has no taste and she never will!!!!! it’s pretty sad – people like that need to hire a fashion advisor to help them get dressed!!!!!

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