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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Bebe on

Kristen USED to look good
in her movies such as “Bring it On.”
However, lately she’s been looking
like a one big sloppy mess from
her hair to her clothes. Either
her clothes don’t fit her well
or the hair and makeup or both
are not styled right. She really
needs help in the fashion/hair department.

*By the way,this dress/look is a fashion “don’t.”
The whole outfit doesn’t flatter her in any way
and the dress and head piece needs to be thrown
in the garbage.

Alice on

Wow, I just checked out the other pictures from the costume ball, and most of the other ladies looked amazing!!! Some better than I have ever seen them look.

YEN on

OOOOOOOOHHHHHHH MY GOOOD!!!!! What was she thinking ,who told her she looked good in that dress,she really can´t like what she´s wearing is she trying to attract peoples
atention with that thing on

alia on

I’m not sure how they dress in france, Celine…but in the U.S., this is fugly….I don’t like Kirsten much either…she’s really snotty and annoying:/

Misty on

WHY oh WHY does she insist on dressing like this? I love the roses :D but the dress has GOT TO GO! Oh yeah, and that headband…NO!

JT on

I have never been a fan of her style – honestly, I can’t remember the last time she wore something I liked. But this takes the cake – what was she thinking! And I agree with an earlier post – she always looks tired or hungover. She should take some fashion advice from pregnant Naomi Watts, who looked gorgeous at the Costume Institute’s Party of the Year.

Katie on

what’s happened to her lately? she used to be cute and now she just looks like a greasy mess all the time. boo

Amy B on

Her and Kiera knightly should be locked away together LOL!!!

ciara on


sister maria from the sound of music called. she wants her curtains back to make clothing for the kids.

Abigail on

FRICKEN UGLY!!!!! She needs to wear something like wall behind her if she wants to look good!

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