On May 6th, celebrities, designers, politicians gathered for the 2013 Costume Institute Gala at the Met in New York. The event is known for attracting some of the most fashionable guests each year in beautiful, over-the-top outfits. This year at the Met Ball, party goers donned safety pins, leather, spiked hair, and fishnets to celebrate the opening of the new exhibit, “Punk: Chaos to Couture.” This exhibition showcases punk from its birth in the 1970s to its influence on today’s fashions. The guests this year decided to truly take a risk; some were more rewarding than others. Here are some of the outfits that I thought were able to honor the “punk” theme while still looking chic! Which outfit would you dare to wear?
Anna Wintour in Chanel. I’m not sure this is Punk but as the Editor of Vogue and Chair of the Ball, her outfit is very important!
Kirsten Dunst in Louis Vuitton
Hailee Steinfeld in Donna Karan decorated with safety pins
Cara Delevingne in a studded Burberry gown
Giovanna Battaglia in Dolce & Gabbana accessorized with safety pins and fishnet stockings
Sienna Miller in a studded Burberry leather jacket. Love the spiked barrette in her hair!
Christina Ricci in Vivienne Westwood, the designer who created the punk movement in the 70s.
Sarah Jessica Parker in Giles Deacon with a mohawk headdress designed by Philip Treacy. Underneath her gown, she wore Christian Louboutin thigh-high plaid boots!
Cameron Diaz in Stella McCartney with a gold studded belt
Anne Hathaway in a sheer vintage Valentino gown. By the way, I take offense to this gown being called vintage as I was in high school when it came out.
Nicki Minaj in Tommy Hilfiger
Jennifer Lawrence in an embroidered leather Miss Dior 1949 dress
Taylor Swift in J. Mendel
And finally, the most talked about outfit of the night, Ricardo Tisci’s “maternity” gown for Kim Kardashian. What do you think?