May 12, 2013
Met Gala 2013: Most memorable red carpet looks
Where else would you see Madonna, the queen of Met Gala, in Givenchy Couture studded tartan jacket and stockings (no pants/skirt), plus a rather provocative touch: a crucifix hung below the pop star's derriere?
While keeping up with this year's theme, "PUNK: Chaos to Couture", Anna Wintour who acknowledged the edgy theme could have thrown some people off their fashion game.
“I think [punk] is so eclectic and so original and maybe it sort of represents what’s very fearless about fashion,” she said.
Like always, there were plenty of risk-takers on the Met gala red carpet. Anne Hathaway (in Valentino), Miley Cyrus (in Marc Jacobs), Rooney Mara (in Givenchy couture) and Sienna Miller (in Burberry) were among the celebrities to embrace the punk theme.
Well, Anne Hathaway debuted her platinum blonde, hair. Her vintage Valentino from 1992 confection on top of that, was very pretty but very sheer -- with a lot of side boob. She pulled it off so well and I think she's on my top 3 best-dressed. When asked about her choice of dress for the punk-themed evening, she recounted that she had initially asked the designer: "Have you ever done punk, darling?"
Miley Cyrus encompassed the true punk spirit when she walked the red carpet. Crazy hair, don't care! Actually, I very much loved all the celebs rocking punk hair all at once.
Rooney Mara is a classic white beauty at the red carpet dressed in head to toe in Givenchy with Jennifer Meyer and Carrie Hoffman rings. Stunning.
Last but not least, Sienna Miller in a rather effortless punk look. She simply added the iconic Burberry studded biker jacket to her white maxi and just like that, she basically stole the limelight.
Here's a photo gallery of the night to remember. I mean, forget Kim Kardashian floral 'old-sofa' dress. I've seen enough of it.
Anja Rubik in Anthony Vaccarello
Dakota Fanning in Rodarte
Cameron Diaz in Stella McCartney
Blake Lively in Gucci Premiere
Nicola Richie in Topshop (really?)
Rosie-Huntington Whiteley in Gucci
Miranda Kerr in Michael Kors
Gwyneth Paltrow said of her encounter with the Aussie supermodel: "She was wearing a black Michael Kors dress that was sort of like a sparkling bandeau, and her whole stomach was showing. It was really beautiful. It was a little punk-y. She's just so pretty, it's abnormal… I was like, 'Is it weird to be that pretty? And she was like, 'No.'"
Sarah Jessica Parker in Giles
Obviously, she took the theme very seriously, with her giant mohawk headdress, custom designed by Philip Treacy. "He's been working on it for the past few weeks and I feel incredibly fortunate that it is in my care and custody tonight," Parker told Vogue.com of her mohawk hat. "[The dress is] Giles Deacon," she added, noting that the designer came to NYC to personally "cut" the dress.
Images from various sources.