Metropolitan Gala 2013

Punk: Chaos to Couture is the theme for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute exhibition. The Met Gala, the opening of the exhibit and one of the most cherished fashion invitations, was last night. The trend was all about DIY and vintage but as one knows, Punk did influence fashion. People who wore punk-styled clothing were usually thought of as being rebellious and trying to make a political statement. Punk broke the rules and had no boundaries. It also was not only about what people wore; hairstyles and make up played a big role. Punk was not about couture gowns, so what were people going to wear? Let’s take a look at how creative people were.

Some people followed the theme and here are their versions of punk.050713-Kate-Mara-350Kate Mara wearing Delpozo.

Rooney Mara wearing Givenchy.

050713-met-ball-taylor-swift-350Taylor Swift wearing J. Mendel.
article-2320469-19A6BF49000005DC-906_470x963Miley Cyrus wearing Marc Jacobs.050713-met-ball-lilly-collins-350Lily Collins wearing Moschino.050713-Anne-Hathaway-350 Anne Hathaway wearing vintage Valentino.050713-met-ball-madonna-350 Madonna wearing Givenchy.050713-met-ball-sjp-350 Sarah Jessica Parker wearing Giles Deacon. The mohawk headdress is by Philip Treacy. (Not shown thigh high plaid boots by Christian Louboutin.)050713-Stacy-Keibler-350Stacy Kleiber wearing Rachel Roy.050713-met-ball-sienna-miller-350Sienna Miller wearing Burberry.

050713-met-ball-diane-kruger-350Diane Krueger wearing Chanel. This is certainly one of my favorites. She has all elements correct: hair, makeup and dress.Unknown

Vivian Westwood was one of the original crusaders for punk fashion. Instead of wearing jewerly she made a political statement by pinning a photo Bradley Manning on her dress.

Others dressed more elegently with just a slight nod or not to the punk theme.050713-Amber-Heard-350Amanda Heard in Pucci.050713-met-ball-alexa-chung-350

Alexa Chung in Erdem.050713-met-ball-jessica-biel-350

Jessica Biel in Giambattista Valli.050713-Amanda-Seyfried-350

Amanda Seyfield in vintage Givenchy.050713-Minka-Kelly-350

Minka Kelly in Carolina Herrera.050713-met-ball-gwyneth-350

Gwyneth Paltrow in Valentino. Her nod to punk was the hot pink.050713-met-ball-cameron-diaz-350

Cameron Diaz in Stella McCartney. The spiked belt was the punk influence.050713-Jessica-Alba-350Jessica Alba wearing Tory Burch.050713-Katy-Perry-350Katy Perry in Dolce Gabbana.050713-met-ball-kirsten-dunst-350Kirsten Dunst wearing Louis Vuitton.050713-January-Jones-350

January Jones wearing Chanel. Although her dress was very classic, her hair and makeup was quite festive.kate_bosworth_met_gala_18ognv7-18ogo0mKate Bosworth looking amazing in Balmain. She also wore this designer last year. This is one of my favorites.anna-wintour

Anna Wintour wearing Chanel.

Last year it was refreshing to see people not wearing couture gowns. This year I did not see any dresses from H&M but all the following are from Topshop.050713-met-ball-julianne-hough-350

Julianne Hough.

Nicole Richie.050713-met-ball-jaime-king-350

Jamie King.

As as always I found it interesting to see what people wore and how they interpeted the theme. I am looking forward to seeing the exhibit. Who do you think rocked the punk theme best?


8 responses to “Metropolitan Gala 2013

  1. I think Miley blew it out- she took the biggest risk (except Anne Hathaway who just about went topless) by just changing her whole vibe. Good job, Miley.

  2. Anne Hathaway in Valentino. Never thought Valentino could look punk, but she rocked it! Miley in Marc Jacobs is the runner up for me.

  3. I liked the grunge of Sienna Miller and her boy toy.I felt everyone else looked fab,yet pretty contrived.I liked January Jones as well.
    I always like to see what SJP rocks.Wish I had seen the boots.(:

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