Every year, one style star tends to rise above the rest in taking home the most jaw-dropping look of the Met Gala. Last year, there was no doubt about who that star would be when Claire Danes showed up in a heart-stopping design by Zac Posen that likened her to a RL Cinderella. The gown was plenty gorgeous enough by day, but it really shone when the lights when out, as it lit up to become a glow-in-the-dark masterpiece.
Needless to say, the fashion stakes were high for a repeat performance this year, and many weren’t sure that Danes delivered. While the 38-year-old was certainly on theme for the night’s “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons,” a design house known for being nothing if not avant-garde (just see Katy Perry’s latest Vogue spread for proof), many were left feeling a little… underwhelmed by the cutout Monse blouse the actress wore with cinched-ankle pants.
Twitter was quick to go in on the Homeland star, wondering how (and why) her look changed so drastically from last year’s breathtaking gown.
Many simply weren’t feeling the edgy look, comparing it to Seinfeld days of yore…
While others still thought it was a little *too* DIY-looking.
But others thought the look was exactly on point:
Guess the jury’s still out on this one!
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(Photo via Theo Wargo/Neilson Barnard, + Mike Coppola/Getty)