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Rachel Weisz - MET Costume Institute Gala 2009

Rachel Weisz - MET Costume Institute Gala 2009

Rachel Weisz tempers her confection of a dress with dark lipstick at the “Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion” Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday (May 4).

The 39-year-old British actress was outfitted by Vera Wang in a strapless, blush hand-painted tulle-draped gown.

“I feel like a punky princess,” Rachel said.

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  • Bell

    Rachel proves that less is more while most of the others look like they came from a freak show.

  • faith

    Lovely dress, lovely woman.

  • Jane Doe

    Beautiful, just beautiful. Love everything she has ever done, a truly amazing actress.

  • ken

    She looks gorgeous. Hands down the best dressed of the night

  • Whisper

    @#1 Bell, Rachel DOES look like a freak show. The corpse makeup, and pale skin makes her look like she’s auditioning for an Addams Family movie remake.

  • Tyson

    The yellow in the bottom is a bit much but regardless, Rachel looks fantastic

  • me

    She looks ghostly. Doesnt look like her at all. Dont like the color of the dress either.

  • Hellen

    Super Wow, she’s BEAUTIFUL

  • meandthekid

    She looks pretty good

  • vicky

    Of the entire ball, Rachel is the one who looks the best.

  • Scott

    Rachel really knocks it out of the park fashion wise, with out a doubt, the best of the entire gala

  • Bingo is my name

    I love what Rachel’s wearing, great get up. Its much better than most of the dresses that were worn tonight.

  • Si

    Perhaps, this party is not Halloween?? My Good are all that are looking,dress for Halloween party.

  • Sister Hood

    I like it, simply yet elegant. The lipstick is a bit much but she really pulls it off.

  • Jasmin

    Now that’s sassy, best dressed of the night.

  • Ellen

    Where to begin? It looks like she stepped into a giant wad of cotton candy. But dress aside, the lipstick is bad, a pale peach wold have been better with her hair in an updo with lots of soft curls cascading down around her shoulders.

  • Dale

    It’s the best dress i have seen tonight. As usual, Rachel nails it. Bravo.

  • minx

    The dress is ok but it has a been there, seen that before vibe to it. She is very beautiful, but the lipstick is too severe to be flattering.

  • mochakiss

    She looks like a corpse! WTF?! was she thinking.

  • Paula

    She looks great, i loved the whole look she has.

  • Ashley

    Her makeup is terrible, she’s so gorgeous what was she thinking!

  • George

    Great dress and a beautiful woman. I agree with everyone, Rachel’s the Best dress of the night.

  • Robin

    Thank God for Rachel, she saved the night. She looks fantastic.

  • lea

    Classy goth all the way. Rachel looks brilliant and oh so beautiful.

  • Oscar

    Just adore her, great actress and a amazingly beautiful woman as well. I dig the dress she’s wearing and have to hand it to her for making the night for me. If it was not for her, the whole night would have been a huge miss.

  • 30 year old maid

    Rachel looks gorgeous.

  • Brenda

    Love it, love it, love it. Rachel truly redeems the evening.

  • Mike

    Rachel just kicks butt with that dress. Its not only original but has flair and style, something sadly missing from most of the other celebrities who attended tonight.

  • mertz

    i love the dress, minus the yellow organza underlayer…and i love rachel…hair looks like it’s gonna flop down in the heat, and she’s doing the lip plum berry tint…i think she wins for the night then. i’m not a fan of the make up but the dress is stellar. congrats to vera waaaanngg!

  • Peter

    i think she’s wins hands down in the elegant department and yes, Rachel is the best dress of the night.

  • LuckyL

    Jesus Christ, what a ghoul.

  • Holly

    Rachel looks amazing. She saves the night with probably the simplest of accessories. Hats off to her, she saved this event.

  • naomi

    Love the dress and everything in between. Rachel is the belle of the ball.

  • Preachy

    Much respect for Rachel Weisz and Vera Wang. They proved that at least someone has some taste. Congagulations to the both of them for bringing class to an otherwise classless Costume Institute Gala.

  • Samantha

    The whole Gala was a trainwreck but Rachel Weisz and a few others save it from falling off the cliff. Rachel looks spectacular.

  • gayman

    Rachel looks so beautiful and her dress really takes my breath away. She really steals the night and saves it as well from becoming a celebrity fashion disaster.

    With out a doubt, Rachel is the best dressed of the night

  • Denise


    I agree, Rachel brought class to an event that was did not deserve it. She brought down the house and puts the other tacky celebrities to shame.

  • Al

    Now that’s how a real woman should look. Rachel should be commended for her brillance.

  • :/

    She used to be so pretty, shame she’s getting old. The colors on her face are too harsh for her and the color of the dress is too young for her.

  • bif

    Rachel looks stunning, what a beautiful woman. She’s the highlight of the entire night.

  • grandmanista

    She’s so beautiful, years ago I was in New Orleans visiting family and she was shooting a movie there with Dustin Hoffman and we all gathered around to watch them shooting a scene and afterwards, she came over to sign autographs. She’s pretty nice and Dustin was very nice as well. As for tonight, she proves once again to be a fashion force to be reckoned with.

  • Eddie

    Very classy yet edgy as well. Rachel looks beautiful and she takes the award for best dress of the night with ease.

  • Fabric_Princess

    I do not like this dress at all, personally, but that’s a matter of taste. The color is wrong for Rachel; it completely washes her out by almost blending in with her skin tone. A better choice, in my opinion, would have been seafoam green or midnight blue, with the under skirt and lining in a silver-gray or metallic silver color.

    I just don’t like the color palette and combination of this gown. It’s very tricky to wear. A woman with dark skin color (i.e. African American or East Indian) could have pulled this off successfully. A pale skinned caucasian woman cannot.

    I may be in the minority with my opinion, but that’s okay. Seafoam green or midnight blue would have been better choices for this evening gown in terms of a flattering color on Rachel. Just my opinion.

    I do respect Vera Wang as a designer. As with Dolce & Gabbana, her name will forever be bigger than mine, and I doubt I’ll have her bank account anytime in the near future. However, as a costumer who has studied fashion design at FIDM and holds an AA degree in it, I do reserve the right to have my own opinions.


  • ff

    wow that make up
    and the pale ness

  • Damon

    Rachel looks great, not only the best dressed of the entire night but the most classy as well.

  • soblove

    Elegant, sophisticated and soulful. Rachel delivers the goods and single handedly redeems an otherwise sucky night in fashion.

    A+ all the way.

  • LuckyL

    God, could the same person stop posting this b*tch compliments?

  • Madeline

    i love it, Rachel just makes this dress look magnificent. My gratitude goes to Rachel Weisz and Vera Wang for showing the world how you should dress for something like this.

  • Zoe

    While it’s not the best dress Rachel has had on at a event, it’s the best dress worn tonight by anybody.

  • Jack bauer

    the fuck is that?