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Gwyneth Paltrow, Rihanna, & More Best and Worst Dressed This Week

From a fringed Diane Kruger to a pajama-clad Sofia Coppola, Misty White Sidell breaks down the week’s fashion.

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Diane Kruger made fringe chic, Sofia Coppola took punk to mean pajamas, Rita Ora proved the age-old truth that jumpsuits never work, and more of the week’s fashion highs and lows. By Misty White Sidell.

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Best Dressed, Uptown Fringe: Diane Kruger

The German actress turned typically cowboy fringe embellishments into New York glam. She paired a black fringed dress by Alessandra Rich with strappy Louboutin’s and a white belt for a Jaeger-LeCoultre promotional photo shoot.

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Best Dressed, Religious Symbolism: Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clark did not disappoint on the Met Ball red carpet. In a relatively pared-down red gown by Ralph Lauren, she gave the ensemble some oomph with big hair and a single large cross earring—lending just the right amount of punk panache.

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Best Dressed, Mismatched Grace: Plum Sykes

Author and socialite Plum Sykes didn’t quite stick to the Met Ball’s punk theme, but her look was so carefully (and perfectly) calculated that it doesn’t quite matter. She wore a textured pale pink gown by Kate Middleton-preferred designer Emilia Wickstead, paired with a sassy pair of red pumps.

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Best Dressed, Perfect and Pink: Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow is already pretty much perfect. But she reached a new stratosphere of amazingness when appearing at Monday’s Met Ball in this pink Valentino gown. The actress has since vowed to never attend the event again because “it was so un-fun,” placing added fashion importance on the rosy moment. Take a good look, because according to her, you will “never” see her there again. 

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Best Dressed, Le Smoking: Carey Mulligan

How very Daisy of her. Carey Mulligan, who stars in the new The Great Gatsby adaptation, is everywhere this month—tasked with promoting her new film and looking awesome while doing it. And she’s up to the challenge: Mulligan wowed in a Lanvin –designed tuxedo a pre-Met Ball screening of the film at New York’s MoMA on Sunday.

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Best Dressed, Linear Equation: Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles went with The Great Gatsby’s Roaring Twenties, Art Deco theme when attending a special pre-Met Ball screening of the film on Sunday night. She topped off her striped Jill Stuart dress with a fancy pair of red satin wedges.

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Best Dressed, Lady in Red: Giovanna Battaglia

Giovanna Battaglia stunned in a red Dolce & Gabbana lace dress to co-host the label’s special Fifth Avenue store opening party on Saturday night. Like a true street style star, she paired the voluminous frock with jeweled heels and oversized earrings.

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Best Dressed, Like a Monet: Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker may have overdone it with the accessories at Monday night’s "punk" Met Ball. Two days later, she piped down the excess in favor of a vintage watercolor-printed gown, worn to the Tate Americas Foundation Artists Dinner.

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Best Dressed, Couple of the Week: Sofia Coppola & Marc Jacobs

Sofia Coppola may be married to Phoenix front man Thomas Mars, but she ditched the rock star on Monday night to accompany longtime friend Marc Jacobs to the Met Ball. Coppola, revered for her simple and chic sense of style, wore a luxe pair of pajamas from Jacobs’s Fall 2013 collection. The designer opted for a spotted suit by Comme des Garcons, which he paired with a Peter Pan-collared shirt and Converse sneakers.

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Worst Dressed, In a Silk Sheet: Piper Perabo

The Coyote Ugly actress missed the fashion mark while attending a pre-Met Ball screening for The Great Gatsby. Her A-symmetrical dress is too voluminous and oddly draped, making it appear as if she took a blue silk sheet—and cinched it at the waist.

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Worst Dressed, the Ghost of Cinderella: Linda Evangelista

Of all the people to disregard the Met Ball’s “punk” theme, Linda Evangelista did it with the least amount of edge. The typically-sharp dresser wore a floaty nightgown-ish dress by Marchesa with long, frizzed hair—both of which overwhelm her notoriously banging body. To put it bluntly, she looks like the ghost of a Disney princess.

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Worst Dressed, It’s All in the Gloves: Paloma Faith

While Kim Kardashian’s Givenchy built-in glove dress may have stirred the most fashion controversy, but, in our opinion, Paloma Faith’s iteration on the style was far more offensive. The singer’s sparkly ombré gown was something of a dark sea creature look (as in more Ursula than Ariel), and her wicked fascinator and too-done makeup turn the ensemble into that of a wicked ice capade.

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Worst Dressed, Jumpsuits Really Never Work: Rita Ora

Never one without her BFF Cara Delevingne, singer Rita Ora exited The Standard Hotel’s Met Ball after party in a fancy paratrooper jumpsuit. The look is cool in theory, but like with most jumpsuits, really doesn’t translate into real life.

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Worst Dressed, Why Wear a Shirt?: Rihanna

Oh Rihanna, lover of all things loud and slightly bizarre: Why bother wearing a shirt if you can’t even button the (sheer) one you have on? Perhaps it’s a convenient exit strategy?