The recent Costume Institute Gala or Met Ball left me appreciating punk, the must-followed trend this season, or I should say, this year. With the theme Punk: Chaos to Couture, Hollywood celebrities and fashion personalities took to the Metropolitan Museum their most punk (though some didn’t embrace the trend) yet stylish looks that almost brought the house down. As usual, I put up a list of ladies who looked great on the red carpet. Just so you know, I skipped Anne Hathaway and Beyoncé because they’re too cool to be mentioned in this roundup.
Serena van der Woodsen is back! Okay, maybe she’s done playing Upper East Side’s It-girl, but Blake Lively definitely lived up to her former role as she walked on the red carpet in an attention-worthy Gucci gown. Though it wasn’t the best choice for an event like this, Blake managed to bring justice to it with her sleek ponytail and beautiful smile. Thumbs up, S! I mean, Blake!
Coco Rochaarrived at the event in a leopard-print Emanuel Ungaro dress. Whether you like it or not, she’s one of those who can pull off an eccentric piece like this. The fake butterflies on her chest and shoulders were quirky enough to consider her in my list. There’s another thing I like about this Canadian fashion model – her fierce eyes.
Florence Welchgave Maleficent a run for her money. The lead singer of Florence and the Machine turned heads in this Givenchy gown that was full of fringe. Trust me, she could’ve played one of those vampires in Twilight with her look. The lady in black award goes to Florence. You go, girl!
The voluptuous Jennifer Lopez graced the event with Michael Kors, who happened to design her leopard-like print dress. Like Blake, J.Lo’s dress wasn’t really punk-ish, but I’d like to give credit to her sophisticated fauxhawk. The smokey eye makeup also complemented the theme. At least, she didn’t bring her boyfriend along.
If there’s someone who has mastered punk styling, it’s none other than, Kristen Stewart. Agree or disagree, K-Stew was ravishing in a Stella McCartney jumpsuit. Although it didn’t look punk, her attitude said it all. Too bad, she wasn’t with Robert Pattinson, who would’ve been her gorgeous accessory.
Rooney Maraproved she looks more beautiful in white. This Givenchy dress spoke of purity and innocence, but The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star contradicted it with a rebel touch by wearing a dark lip color. Alright, I must admit this creation should be worn at the Oscars, but I’m amazed at how Rooney worked it like a pro.
There’s nothing wrong with taking inspiration from runway models. This is what exactly Rosie Huntington-Whiteley demonstrated after appearing at the affair in a Gucci ensemble. While she opted for the runway look, the English stunner made quite a difference by wearing a pair of chandelier earrings and a sultry red lipstick. Which do you prefer: the runway look or Rosie’s look?
Sarah Jessica Parkerprobably made the headlines because of her gladiator-like headpiece. Her Giles dress was absolutely a hit too, especially after wearing it Christian Louboutin velvet thigh-high boots. I couldn’t say anything more but marvelous! SJP is still a fashion icon and that’s something I love about Carrie Bradshaw. Now, where are the other Sex and the City ladies?
Clad in a Burberry gown, Sienna Miller looked like a rockstar and a princess in one. With spiked jacket and headband, who would argue to the fact that the English actress was indeed the star of the night? However, if I were her stylist, I’d suggest she skip stilettos for a pair of heeled boots. What do you say?
I’m not a fan of Taylor Swift but I admit she’s one of the most fashionable stars that were present at the annual gala. J.Mendel was the choice of the country singer and it didn’t fail her. The embellished neckline achieved that punk-goes-glam look, together with her smoky eyes and dark nail polish.
Which of these ladies made punk work? I’d like to hear your reactions!
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