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Leighton Meester - MET Costume Institute Gala 2009

Leighton Meester - MET Costume Institute Gala 2009

Leighton Meester keeps it fun and playful in Louis Vuitton 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 gala kicked off the Costume Institute exhibit, which runs from May 6 to Aug. 9 at the Met.

Leighton and costar Cam Gigandet have busy in Los Angeles shooting The Roommate.

10+ pictures inside of Leighton Meester @ the 2009 MET Costume Institute Gala…

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70 Responses to “Leighton Meester - MET Costume Institute Gala 2009”

  1. 1
    Shar Says:

    Umm, NOOO!!

  2. 2
    lieza Says:

    WTF is that? She looks like a doll.

  3. 3
    m.t Says:


  4. 4
    flow Says:

    it’s definitely an eye catcher.
    i kind of like it.

  5. 5
    casper Says:

    it is greaat! i like this custume!

  6. 6
    Mariah Says:

    Don’t like the hair, don’t like the dress or whatever that is.

    You’ve had better ones Leighton

  7. 7
    YES! Says:

    It screams “look at me”! “I want attention”!
    When a girl is willing to look hideous just to get some attention, it’s a bit pathetic.

  8. 8
    YES! Says:

    The hair and makeup are actually wonderful.
    Such a shame she ruined it with the “outfit”.

  9. 9
    soso Says:

    She is definitely unique!!! Love her even more… It is a costume gala.

  10. 10
    sem Says:


  11. 11
    Jules Says:

    Ugly!!! ew…

  12. 12
    sos Says:


  13. 13
    zoe Says:

    she definitely stood out but…it really is quite bad. hate the hair and the outfit. she needs to go back to being a brunette

  14. 14
    Natasha Says:

    Her outfit is a nightmare. BUT HER HAIR!!!! I get that she is a natural blonde but really… IT DOES NOT SUIT HER. I really hope she goes back to dark hair.

  15. 15
    Nativenyker Says:

    She looked like a wayward clown….

    Rants, Thoughts & Merde

  16. 16
    Bubbaness Says:

    Oh, sweetpea. Don’t wear anything that you can’t pull off.

  17. 17
    MermaiD Says:

    Love it!! her style is unique not grey like the rest…

  18. 18
    [~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~] Says:

    it’s official: no one likes it. hahahahahahaha..

  19. 19
    Jenn Says:

    Clearly this girl can pull off anything and can wear anything.. especially if she looks good in that! lol

  20. 20
    Deeleym Says:

    if i see 1 more celeb standing in a pidgeon toed pose, i swear, i’m gonna run amok. i even saw a pic of ……..oh, i forget her name, but a really sophisticated older model doing it. she looked so stupid. can anyone tell me why they do it?!!

  21. 21
    Saudia Says:

    she’s gorgeous ! she looks like a barbie doll

  22. 22
    jason Says:

    Didn’t anyone explain to Leighton that “Costume Institute Gala” didn’t mean to actually wear a costume?

  23. 23
    STELLA Says:

    She looks gorgeous no matter what she’s wearing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Still i prefer her hair darker…

  24. 24
    WTF?? Says:


  25. 25
    Osakhomen Says:

    Don’t you people understand that at this Gala you where out-of-the-ordinary things?! Of course it looks weird… it’s meant to be that way sillies.

  26. 26
    sohpia Says:

    WTF?? is she insane or something? probably she was drunk. lol. i wonder what all the other sane actors and actresses who looked ravishing at the gala thought? maybe they pitied Leighton regarding the fact that she was at least able to entertain them with her hideous outfit. its high time that Leighton gets a fashion sense, and that’s one thing money cant buy them.

  27. 27
    holy Says:


    like a pre-teen experimenting on makeup for the first time.

  28. 28
    abfan123 Says:

    her confidence alone makes her look ten times better than everyone there. her only competition in my mind is RiRi who also looked hella fierce.

  29. 29
    omg Says:

    all the dresses/outfits worn to the event were fugly!
    What is up with her fashion lately!

  30. 30
    yummy Says:

    she is beautiful,love her dress<333

  31. 31
    momo Says:

    this is just horrible….:S poor girl but i still adore her.

  32. 32
    jen Says:

    isn’t it a met COSTUME GALA or sumtin..?? so it must really look horrible or weird :)) right?

  33. 33
    Chuck Says:

    th outfit is great, but she, like blair should have a more simple and chic style,
    her outfit, hair, is awesome, but I’d rather she had insisted on other style, for life I mean

  34. 34
    french Says:

    Louis Vuitton have to stop to make clothes, but !!! the shoose are asome, the make-up is very pretty and finaly I say YESSSSSS.

  35. 35
    tamio Says:


  36. 36
    LolaSvelt Says:

    All you people complaining about her outfit, it’s a costume gala? Did you want her to come to the event with some boring long dress?

  37. 37
    gglover Says:


  38. 38
    mickey Says:

    Were these people told to look hideous. All that money and the level of bad is just astounding. Yikes. I understand what the Gala is, but if the stuff is so bad and the people wearing it look so ghastly that it makes your eyes bleed then it doesn’t work. There is good art and bad art.

  39. 39
    lise Says:

    I like it, and agree with Osakhomen about this Gala, it’s not like she was going to WHOLE FOODS dressed like this. I think it’s pretty interesting, and like the makeup and hair as well.

  40. 40
    Susie Says:

    She’s showing a sense of humor. It’s definitely better and more fun than what Madonna wore…check it out.

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    jaye Says:


  42. 42

    SEND IN THE CLOWNS! I hope she got paid to wear this getup.

  43. 43
    mertz Says:

    lol. so you know what it’s the same reaction i had last night/this morning. it kinda makes my stomach curl. i don’t mind the print, and i like leighton and even LV, but really this look is not happening. too much blusher, and the whole thing makes me think pinata…this look should be paird right along with the madonna look. yes we know it’s a costume ball and the muse inspires the designer but really. after seeing a lot of these dresses i have to say it really wasn’t a strong year for fashion at the met. maybe if leighton had done without the legging thing which makes her legs look stocky, but then again i could just be a hater. i don’t fault her for being interesting or going out on a limb with this outfit but really…it wasn’t necessary.

  44. 44
    Jen Says:


  45. 45
    mimi Says:

    I adore it. I like how crazy and cute she looks at the same time. She has looks of a dool, she can dress like a doll, especially if it’s a costume gala, right? this girl has some balls ;))) I think I’m beginning to like her.

  46. 46
    laura Says:

    the outfit is not cute, but she always looks gorgeous!

  47. 47
    andie Says:

    Very edgy and avante-gard! A great statement for the met gala theme.

  48. 48
    tory Says:

    she is so beautifull!
    I love her (L)

  49. 49
    Laura Says:

    When I saw Louis Vuitton runway show pictures yesterday, I thought this dress would be perfect for her. THEN BOOM! She wears it. This is one of the biggest coincidences that EVER happened to me! OMGGGGGGGG!

  50. 50
    erinrae Says:

    Lose the leggings and it could have been gorgeous.

  51. 51
    Tdani Says:

    Ok–where’s the fashion police when you need them? My mom just called wondering what happened to her livingroom curtains.

  52. 52
    Courtney Says:

    I love the girl but I realllly don’t like this.

  53. 53
    Sienna Says:

    oh my god somebody get this girl a stylist. :|

  54. 54
    isabel Says:

    LOVE THE SHOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. 55
    Jay Says:

    I love Leighton, but what the heck is she wearing? I guess it is a “costume” ball, so I’ll have to forgive her.

  56. 56
    Katrina Says:

    Just no. Ew.

  57. 57
    luvher! Says:

    she’s stunning! leighton can pull anything off cos of her confidence – my respect for her doubled like a hundred times. where’s teh fun in wearing a drab ball gown to a costume party?? it’s a FASHION HIT for me!

  58. 58
    disappointed Says:

    WTF was she thinking. i mean even if her stylist was a loser what happened to her?? its got attention written ALL OVER. her hair sucks big time

  59. 59
    agatha Says:

    i love her…but this apperarance is just for this purpose….anyway not her best time <3

  60. 60
    xsleekx Says:

    o wow this is a wicked outfit, fab. it suits her to a T

  61. 61
    xsleekx Says:

    o wow this is a wicked outfit, fab. it suits her to a T

  62. 62
    gabi Says:

    I always thought of her as someone with a good taste for clothes but she totally disappointed me this time. I mean, gosh, I dont think i would wear something like that nor even if i was getting paid for…

  63. 63
    Lo Says:

    She looks like a doll!! Now I don’t know in this case if it’s positive or negative, but…I think she look totally adorable. Yes it is a costume gala, she dared and I think in a weird way, she scored!

  64. 64
    bxd Says:

    Awww, she looks amazing! Love the hair, the make up and the costume of course! So different but so gorgeous! Leighton <3

  65. 65
    sukriti Says:

    She looks totally amazing! Totally out of the box.

  66. 66
    yodella Says:

    it’s cute. she’s young she’s allowed to dress up.

    and least she’s not dressed like 90% of the models who look like they’re ready to go clubbin’.

  67. 67
    a.j. Says:

    I actually kind of like the dress. It might have worked if not for those silly pants/tights. They ruin the whole look.

  68. 68
    Sara Says:

    gosh it was meant to be doll-like and sort of silly! by the way she looks great!!!

  69. 69
    Vestes de Cuisine Says:

    Oh Leighton, WHY!?

  70. 70
    rose Says:

    i usually love her clothes but this time i was really desappointed

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