Add Vogue editor Anna Wintour to the long list of people irritated by Gwyneth Paltrow. The actress turned luxe lifestyle guru lost the run of herself last week when, the day after attending the Wintour-helmed annual Costume Institute Gala Ball at NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art, she obnoxiously slammed the glamorous event widely considered to be one of most fun parties on the international social calendar.
"I'm never going again," a petulant Paltrow told USA Today. "It was so un-fun. It was boiling. It was too crowded. I did not enjoy it at all."
Paltrow said the best part of the night was "getting home and taking my shoes off".
Maybe People magazine's Most Beautiful Woman 2013 was jealous about all the attention lavished on Kim Kardashian's nightmare floral dress. Or Sarah Jessica Parker's feathered Philip Treacy mohawk. Or Nicole Richie's badass silver updo. Or maybe Paltrow just needs to ingest some carbs.
The 40-year-old, who attended Monday night's star-studded fundraiser as a guest of honorary chairwoman and BFF Beyonce, was also underwhelmed by the fete's punk theme. Asked how her pink Valentino ballgown reflected the night's vibe, she told a reporter, "I guess it's punk in that I've gone just totally classic on a punk night." Sigh.
Paltrow, who in spite of her ennui with the fashion scene worked every inch of the red carpet plugging her website, has an impressive seven US Vogue covers under her belt; #8, obviously, is not a priority.
Blooming KK cut from shot
Kim Kardashian may have achieved one dream by attending the Met Costume Gala but, it seems, she may also have dashed any chance of fulfilling another – namely, winning the approval of the style arbiters at Vogue magazine.
The reality TV star, who has carved a $40m career out of carefully choreographed photo-ops, managed to pull off the coup of upstaging red-carpet professionals including Beyonce (who wore a flaming hot black and orange Kenzo dress and matching boots), KStew (in a metallic Stella McCartney jumpsuit with matching eye-shadow), and Jennifer Lopez (who unleashed her killer curves in a figure-hugging leopard print Michael Kors dress).
But just because KK's attention-grabbing floral Givenchy maternity gown (with gloved sleeves and matching floral footwear) turned out to be the money shot from Monday night doesn't mean she will make the cut for the magazine's coverage of the event.
Eagle-eyed observers, scrutinising Vogue.com's photo gallery featuring its picks for best dressed Met Gala attendees, are buzzing about the fact that Kim was crudely edited out of a photo featuring her baby daddy, Kayne West – a slight that might be even more upsetting than the dig from actor Robin Williams, who tweeted side-by-side comparison pix of Kim and himself as Mrs Doubtfire with the harsh but punchy tag line: "I think I wore it better."
Woods not up to par at gala
Tiger Woods wasn't exaggerating when he said he felt way out of his comfort zone on the red carpet on Monday night. The golfer, who made his first public appearance with Olympic ski champ girlfriend Lindsey Vonn at the Met Gala, described the experience of mingling with the fashion flock as "certainly different".
"Lindsey has come out with a new perfume and make-up line, so that was a big thing for her and I'm supporting it," Tiger later told reporters covering the Players Championship. "As you know, I'm not really big into fashion stuff."
Tiger's skill set, apparently, was equally challenged on the dance floor at the after-party, which drew the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Chris Brown, Jennifer Lawrence, Gerard Butler, Solange Knowles and Kate Upton to the Standard Hotel's Boom-Boom room.
"Tiger looked uncomfortable," an observer told US magazine, adding that "at one point, the divorced golfer got up to dance awkwardly, bopping from side to side and grabbing Vonn's butt affectionately as she giggled".
Just after 2am, Woods again found himself the unwanted centre of attention when, according to a witness, he "fell while walking up a small flight of stairs and didn't move from the spot until Vonn, clenching her teeth and looking embarrassed, helped him up and guided him to the exit".
The couple, who have been dating since January, wisely declined to respond.
Pass the bucket, RiRi
Reformed celebutant turned fashion-world darling Nicole Richie received the best compliment of the night from high-styling songbird Rihanna – who, although at a concert in Boston, kept a sharp eye on the red-carpet happenings. "This bitch makes me throw up!" Rihanna tweeted, with a photo of Richie who wore a knockout white TopShop gown and silver-grey hair.
The Unapologetic singer made sure even her least slang-savvy followers understood the post was positive by helpfully adding the hashtag, "Best Dressed. 2013 Met Gala. Nicole Richie." Cute.