A coterie of stars came out in their best goth finery as luxe fashion label Givenchy
and its designer Riccardo Tisci hosted a dinner party to celebrate the closing of Maria Abramovic's "The Artist Is Present" Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art
last night in New York City.
And while the fashion house is recognized for being one of the most influential of our times, there were some celebs who were just trying a bit too hard to get into the artsy spirit last night.
Among them was Christina Ricci
whose lacy neoprene number from the Fall 2010
collection consisted of a half-moon shield that obscured her top half save for a hint of underneath boob (or "neathage"). The adorable actress's ensemble just looked forced.
And since she is no stranger to the questionably dressed list, it was of little surprise that Bjork
also managed to wear something that resembled a crumpled mass of gold foil. The eternally eclectic songstress paired her ruffled confection with semi-sheer stockings and open toe gold sandals.
Fortunately Givenchy did score some wins for the evening as Ciara
, Liv Tyler
and even Courtney Love
looked pitch perfect in their floor-length black gothic gowns.
But don't take our word for it. See what Christina and Bjork were wearing in the gallery below and let us know what you think by leaving a comment.
Fashionable or faux pas? Weigh in on Christina Ricci and other celebs who pushed the envelope.
Cannes, France, May 17, 2010
Marion Cotillard wore a black metallic jumpsuit from the Lefranc Ferrant Fall 2010 collection to Chopard's 150th Anniversary Party during Cannes Film Festival. The French actress paired her daring sequined getup with Jimmy Choo 'Marble' booties and acrylic clutch and a futuristic side swept updo.
New York, April 29, 2010
Christina Ricci wore a bright green Galanos gown to the gala celebrating Chopard's 150 years in the business. The petite actress looked beautiful, but we couldn't stop thinking of Kermit the Frog.
New York, April 29, 2010
Are this many layers ever necessary? Kate Hudson goes for Bag Lady-chic as she walks through New York's SoHo neighborhood.
Los Angeles, CA, April 28, 2010
There's no doubt that Britney Spears looks fabulous in her dark skinnies and black boots. But why the peek-a-boo bra? The 70's hair? And the lace collar? The stunning star certainly has one kooky sense of style.
Los Angeles, April 19, 2010
Gwen Stefani brought her entire brood to church to attend a family christening. The one thing Gwen didn't bring was one of her usually chic outfits -- this striped ensemble (complete with white tights and strappy shoes) was a big mess. So don't try this one at home, kids -- if it's too bad to look good on Gwen, no one should be caught dead in it.
Las Vegas, Nevada, April 18, 2010
Nicole Kidman arrived at the 45th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards in a 'feminine take on the tuxedo' dress by L'Wren Scott that she paired with witch-like lace-up booties. Her flat hair and bright red lips didn't make up for the unflattering award show ensemble.
Beverly Hills, Ca, April 15, 2010
Halle Berry stopped by a party in one very busy outfit. From her see-through paneled pants to her silk lurex Isabel Marant top to her Byson Gilet vest by AllSaints, Berry's outfit wasn't quite a home run.
New York, NY, April 15, 2010
Ivanka Trump provided her own bling for the American Museum of Natural History's 2010 Museum Dance. She wore diamond tassel earrings and a pave diamond link bracelet from her Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry Collection. But when it comes to her Donna Karan dress, we're not sure the effect was so sparkling. Why hide her lovely figure in such a big, billowy dress? And what's with the red shoes?
New York, NY, April 12, 2010
At Good Housekeeping's 125th anniversary celebration, Martha Stewart brought the glitz and glamour, courtesy of her pants. What do you think of her sequined wide-leg slacks?
Los Angeles, California, April 8, 2010
Demi Moore posed at the red carpet premiere of "The Joneses" in a magenta mini. When she turned around, Moore revealed the dress' open back and ruffled bottom, which we weren't expecting.