2013 Met Gala red carpet fashion
This year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute 2013 exhibition theme is Punk: Chaos to Couture and at the Met Gala stars and celebrities strolled down the red carpet in their outfits, some fabulously elegant and playing it safe in their high couture dresses, while others tried to embrace and to interpret the rebellious and extravagant punk theme in their own personal manner.
So who was the Gala’s princess of punk? Let’s check out some of the ensembles that the stars decided expressed their inner rebel.
Since Beyoncé is honorary chair at the Met we’ll start with her. Mrs. Carter wasn’t wearing H&M, but a Givenchy black and gold strapless gown with a thigh high slit from where gold embellished boots with the same gold pattern of the dress peaked out from. A studded belt completed the outfit just to try to keep with the punk theme.
Sarah Jessica Parker showed up with a mohican feather headdress by Philip Treacy, tartan thigh highs by Christian Louboutin and gold leaf ball gown dress by Brit designer Giles Deacon that let everyone see her underwear, as did Madonna, who decided to go sans trousers or skirt.
The original queen of pop, popped eyes with a ripped fishnet body stocking, hold-up stockings topped off by a grey Givenchy studded tartan jacket, and accessorizing with chains, a crucifix and studded belt and choker, plus pink suede stilettos by Casadei and hid her hair under a black wig.
Twilight star Kirsten Stewart wore a Stella McCartney burgundy red silk trouser-suit with lace panels, while Katy Perry turned up in a shimmery under the knee dress with a religious iconography emblazoned on the front, from Dolce & Gabbana’s 2013 Autumn collection, and she completed the outfit with a crown and crucifix earrings and gold and jewel studded nails, more baroque than punk.
Christina Ricci was particularly inspired by the punk theme as she wore a Vivienne Westwood tartan printgown, along with black hose and black strappy heels, but Doc Martens would have been more punk appropriate.
The only other star to have donned something from the original queen of punk fashion, was Lily Cole, who wore a custom-made Westwood, made of sustainable Amazonian wild rubber.
Westwood herself wore a purple and green gown with long pink coat, with a photo of Wikileaks whistle blower Bradley Manning pinned to her lapel and impossibly high cork platforms, that made us worry about her hips.