Gwyneth Paltrow: 2013 Met Ball

Anne Hathaway 2013 Met Ball
Anne in vintage Valentino at the 2013 Met ball.
Well, Gwyneth Paltrow certainly looks pink on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Ball.

The Iron Man actress donned a rather safe looking Valentino number to the star-studded affair. Other than the pretty cool sheer stripe up top, the rest of the dress looks kind of like a giant cake. A giant, frosted cake.

And those Wilfredo Rosado earring studs of hers look like those edible ball bearings you see on cakes. Who knew that I would one day prefer her truly bizarre Iron Man 3 premiere look? 

See, here’s the Catch 22 that Gwyneth is in. The real problem with this dress is the color–it’s just too pink. But this kind of hot pink is also very punk, the theme for the evening. So if she’d worn this dress in another color, it’s no longer punk. But by wearing this dress in this overly pink color, she looks absurd.

I can’t be the only one who thinks this, right? Luckily she’s Gwyneth Paltrow and even the bad stuff looks good on her. Except for the Oscars that one year–that was just a bad look altogether.