Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Ahh the Met Gala, quite possibly the best Red Carpet event of the year. Though not everyone seemed to understand how to interpret the punk theme for the formal occasion, many figured it out and everyone else still looked fabulous.

The Good:

Lauren Santo Domingo in Dolce & Gabbana: LSD got it RIGHT. Mixing a silky, demure gown with a mesh bodysuit and a spiked dog collar doesn't entirely sound like the best combination, but hell, it works. 

Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte: The feathers, the minor mesh, the plunging neckline, the emerald ombre; every piece of this gown is to die for and so wonderfully accurate for the punk theme.

Hailee Steinfeld in Donna Karan Atelier: Admittedly this doesn't look very punk, in fact it looks quite sweet what with the white and the maturity. However, there's nothing Steinfeld wears better than a midi dress and the smoky eye in combination with the beading detail on the gown pull this whole look together so well that you forget about all the punks in the surrounding area.

Aubrey Plaza in Marios Schwab: Aubrey Plaza, my sarcastic sweetheart, you pull this off perfectly. I can't even tell what this is made of but I love it and I have to have it.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Giles Deacon with (obviously) a Phillip Treacy headpiece: I mean were we expecting anything less?

Allison Williams in Altuzarra: Marni? Is that really you? Because damn girl you make a great punk. Lace? Cut-outs? Octopus looking hem? This dress has it all.

Julianne Hough in Topshop: Let the word "Topshop" just sink in for a second... Yeah that's it.

Emmy Rossum in Donna Karan Atelier: Okay, I think it's clear by now that I really liked all the white last night... But isn't making a white dress punk more impressive than resorting to the classic black leather look? I certainly think so, and evidently so does Emmy Rossum's perfectly punk hair. Without that up-do we'd be looking at a wedding dress here.

Alexa Chung in Erdem: One of my favorite black looks from last night. It has a punk feel to it what with the amount of skin we can see, but the way the skin is displayed, under a sheer layer of fabric with delicate cut-outs above, adds intrigue.

Rooney Mara in Givenchy: Is there anything Rooney Mara does better than edging up white dresses? She's a fantastic actress but seriously if she just wore white dresses for a living I think she'd still do pretty well.

The Bad:

Kim Kardashian in Ricardo Tisci: I feel like Kim kind of doesn't understand maternity wear in normal life, but clearly she doesn't really get it here either. It's one thing to show off the baby bump, I mean maternity clothes aren't tent dresses anymore, but a skin tight floral turtleneck with a giant slit up the leg just doesn't seem like the right choice.

Jennifer Lopez in Michael Kors: Okay it's not the worst... and JLo does look amazing, but what is this? Maybe it's the fact that I can't really tell what animal print this looks like; is it leopard? a little cheetah? but maybe it's closer to giraffe? I just don't know and I just don't like it.

Ginnifer Goodwin in Tory Burch: This is another, "it's just not working". To begin with I feel like Tory Burch is probably not the go-to for a punk themed Met Gala, but even then Ginnifer Goodwin usually does so much better than this.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Valentino Couture: It has so much potential... and yet... it's not going to work. I love the uniquely placed cut-out at the top, but besides that there's not much else. Afte a long analysis, I've decided to blame the fabric in this bubblegum pink as the source of the problem. Were it pretty much any color this would be just as fabulous as everything else GOOP has ever worn.

Julianne Moore in Balenciaga: Let me begin by saying the color choice was flawless here. And let me end by saying everything else was very wrong. The hair, the shape of the dress, the accessories, all so painfully wrong.

Photos from: Huffington Post

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