The Met Ball 2013 'Punk: Chaos to Couture'

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Hello lovelies!

Since today is such a drab, rainy and dark 'summer's' day I thought I'd cheer myself up with a bit of MET Ball Fashion. 

Monday night the fashionable stars of the world met at New York's Metropolitan Museum under flashing light bulbs to celebrate the opening of the theme of 'Punk: Chaos to Couture'. On one of the most celebrated fashion events of the year celebs were adorned in edgy black studded creations and chaotic patterns as they strode the red carpet. 

So why don't we have a look at who got it right and who weren't quite to the punk point!

Once again super brand Topshop edged its way into the high fashion world with Jourdan Dunn, Chloe Greene, Nicole Richie and Ashley Madekwe all sporting custom made gowns. 

Alexa Chung went for an elegant yet edgy dress from Erdem with gorgeous cut outs and a high collar. You can never go wrong with a bit of  Erdem.

Short sticky fringed hair styles seemed to make multiple appearances throughout the night but Anne Hathaway certainly aced it with a new platinum do and Vintage Valentino.


Stunning Cara Delevingne wore a studded black and gold number from Burberry however I'm not to jazzed about her choice of a white and gold purse.

Diane Kruger now the face of Chanel's new beauty line was of course dressed in one of my more preferred Chanel pieces. As if to spice up her look more Kruger added a pop of ultra punk pink with dip-dyed hair.

Although not quite punk but definitely energetic and adventurous Elle Fanning was mesmerising in a spiral tie-dyed Rodarte A/W 13 gown.

Miley Cyrus definitely got the dress code and was, for lack of a better word, shocking in Marc Jacobs.

January Jones was slightly cosmical maybe even extra-terrestrial wearing a sequined Chanel number, muilticoloured Nicholas Kirkwood sandals, striking eye make-up and white out eyebrows.

Moving away from the predictable black and typical 'punky' gowns Jessica Pare was gorgeous in this shocking Jason Wu peplum dress.

Kristen Stewart was strong in a Stella McCartney jumpsuit.

One of my favourite looks was Sienna Miller's angelic white Burberry gown contrasted with a powerful studded leather biker jacket. Not at all boringly punk but definitely dynamic and youthful, classic Sienna.

It seems as if Zooey Deschanel completely missed out on the whole 'punk rock' theme but all the same she was wonderful and pretty as always in custom made Hilfiger. Is it just me or does she look even more radiant sans eye-makeup and that characteristic fringe? 

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley showed off her amazing figure in a dirty gold satin Gucci dress.

Lastly the queen of the MET Ball in my mind will always be Sarah Jessica Parker and this year she wore the Philip Treacey crown to match. Elegant yet still featuring a bit of edgy, dynamic punk essence.

Oh and hats off to Kim Kardashian for attempting to pull of a glove/dress/curtain concoction. You have to admire her confidence! 

So over all I was quite impressed, as per usual, by the standard at the MET Ball. Most of the looks were quite interesting and managed to capture the theme of the night: the definite energy and fearlessness of punk slightly tamed by the regal and mature nature of couture.

As always thanks for reading,

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  1. I thought the theme was a bit of a fail this year, the only 'Punk' outfits were Cara, Sienna and Miley's.
    Great post and review!

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    1. Yeah I guess 'Punk' is really something you have to go all in for isn't it? Nice to see a bit of effort though :)