The 2013 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (aka “The Met Gala”), is like the Oscar’s of fashion for designers, celebrities, and fashion icons! The theme for this years Met Gala was appropriately titled “Punk: Chaos to Couture”. I was thrilled that the theme was switched up this year. While I love a classic gown, the punk theme allowed attendees to have a little more fun and actually have a reason to step outside their comfort zone at such a major event!
Instead of using all red carpet photos, I thought it would be fun to approach things from an Instagram point of view. Here is a list of my favorite red carpet looks, dope nails of the night, and some tragedies that just didn’t give me life at all.
Read on for a healthy dose of leather, spikes, lace, and hair gel! Cheers to those who really had fun with it!
MY TOP FAVS
I love how Nicole Richie went all out with the punk theme! Everything from the grayish blue hair to the bold lip and couture white beaded gown. You see that dope gold ear cuff? Details make all the difference! Go Nicole!
Model Cara Delevingne in Burberry Prorsum! Yaaasss hunny, so my style! I absolutely love the deep v neck dress with the extra edgy spikes and messy smokey eye! Young, fresh, and definitely punk.
Donatella Versace looked hot last night in a black floor length gown with sheer cut out panels and safety pin covered sleeves! Loving the mixed black textures paired with her signature blonde hair and smokey eye.
Sarah Jessica Parker NAILED IT in a Giles gown and Christian Louboutin boots!
…and that Philip Treacy headpiece … ::drops the mic::
I pray to God that I age like Jennifer Lopez! Every time she steps out she serves glamazon on a platter!
Ok, Miley Cyrus is on a roll with this fresh style transition of hers. She rocked a mesh Marc Jacobs number complete with the ultimate spiked “up-do”.
Rooney Mara turned heads as she donned a sexy angelic take on “punk” wearing a white, lace Givenchy dress. I probably would have selected a different shoe but she did her thing with the dark lip!
Madonna in Givenchy… enough said. I know she had a ball with this theme!
Although this wasn’t the punkest of the bunch on the red carpet, I just love the artistry behind Balmain. Kate Bosworth couldn’t have been with a cuter date, Balmain designer Oliver Rousteing (pictured sitting down). I would totally rock this look!
I love Kerri Washington. While watching her red carpet interview with Vogue, she mentioned that she threw in some cool purple highlights into her hair to really get into the punk theme. Don’t think I didn’t notice the fly ensemble Vera Wang chose! Two thumbs up from me.
Last but not least, the anticipated arrival from Queen B! Even the celebrities couldn’t wait to see her and ensemble selection. Beyonce literally showed up in flames rocking a strapless Givenchy dress. Givenchy made a heavy presence on the red carpet this year!
Aaaannnnddd as far as the “not so much” crew, Kim Kardashian and Nikki Minaj were on my worst dressed list. While I appreciate a fashion risk taker, the floral frock Kim K. selected was not working for her at all. Nikki’s hair looked ok, but I was expecting something a lot more out of the box coming from her.
Who do you think was the best dressed on the red carpet? And how do you think Kim K and Nikki could have rocked it better?