Let’s Discuss The Outfit J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons Wore To The 2012 Met Gala

How it is that Jenna Lyons’ get-up at the 2012 Met Gala went pretty much unnoticed until recently, is rather strange. The woman, who has a phenomenal sense of style that is completely her own, should have been photographed just as often as the other designers and celebrities on hand, but she wasn’t. Not cool!

It was just a couple days ago that J.Crew posted photos on their Tumblr of her outfit from the evening, and gave a bit of history behind the look that, true to Lyons’ unique style, included a denim jacket that she paired with a gorgeous pink skirt. She also explained the inspiration behind look:

“I didn’t want to wear duchesse silk satin with something sparkly or pearls. I am who I am—so I took it down a notch with denim. We pulled a J.Crew jean jacket and then had it fit and re-tailored to raise the waistband. I’m also not really wearing a shirt underneath—the collar and cuffs were custom-made by my custom shirtmaker and were stitched into the jacket.”

Personally, I love this look! I love that Lyons continues to be who she is and doesn’t fall into the trappings of conventional ideas of how one should dress to such an event. She’s also my fashion inspiration of the moment, so I’m a bit biased.

So what are we thinking about this outfit? Yay or nay?

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    • RM

      Oh goodness Nay. I like a little mix of street and formal, but this is too much, it reminds me of wearing a puff jacket with my prom dress (because our prom was in the winter and I had nothing else.)

      Also, that jacket is way too small for her: it’s pulling and gaping. If you make that much $ and have great fashion sense, wear clothes that fit.

      • porkchop

        Yes! The jacket is not woman shaped. There’s a crease right across the bust and all the buttons are gaping. It’s like she’s wearing a child’s jacket, and it’s making her torso look all lumpy, which I’m sure it is not.

        I like the idea of this outfit though, even though I don’t like jean jackets.

    • Via

      Nay. This is simply awful.

    • Emily

      This is atrocious- I’d hate it even if the clothes fit, but the torso of the jacket is nowhere near her size. I can’t believe that was custom-made.

    • Mayte

      I actually like it. It would be better if the jacket fit her properly (her torso does look lumpy). It’s different but not completely crazy (think Nicky Minaj, Lady Gaga, etc) so it shows her style, but it does not cry “LOOK AT ME!!”

    • Amy

      It’s reminiscent of tear-away track pants paired with clunky heels. Circa 1996

    • willa

      love it!!