by Josie Saldat
It was a night of “Chaos to Couture” at the punk themed Met Ball on May 6th. Celebrities arrived on the red carpet at the Costume Institute Benefit of the Metropolitan Museum in outfits inspired by punk culture. With a theme so diverse, it was an opportunity to step out of their comfort zones. Men with eyeliner and women with fishnets and coloured hair filed up to enter the event.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Madonna took the theme to an extreme with their go big or go home looks. SJP was rocking the punk look from the extravagant Phillip Treacy gold and black mohawk headpiece to her Giles Deacon printed gown paired with velvet tartan mid-thigh boots. Madonna shocked the audience in her Givenchy studded plaid blazer and fishnets along with her black shoulder length wig. If the event was a competition SJP and Madonna would have taken home the studded trophy.
A very pregnant Kim Kardashian arrived rocking a full coverage, curve-hugging gown. The floral Givenchy dress was complete with matching shoes and gloves. The gown may remind us that in pregnancy it is occasionally best to turn to some of the high fashion, ultra chic maternity wear that is available.
The Queen B turned heads in her black and gold Givenchy form-fitting ensemble with matching thigh-high boots. Unlike Kim, Beyoncé flattered her body in all the right ways. From the flames on her train to her golden lion-like locks, she created the ultimate Queen of the ball look. Beyoncé just proved once again that she truly does run the world.
Taking the theme to the next level, Nicole Richie and Anne Hathaway surprised all with their change of hair colour. Richie opted for a punk inspired silver up do, while Hathaway’s bleach blond locks brought a major shock factor to the event.
As beautiful as Gwyneth Paltrow looked in a bright pink, vintage Valentino gown, it had little tie to the theme. “ I guess it’s punk in that I’ve gone just totally classic on a punk night,” Paltrow commented on her classic choice.
Looking more elegant than ever, Oscar winner Rooney Mara wore a stunning white lace detailed custom Givenchy gown. The plunging neckline and plum lips made it hard to recognize the star of “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”.
63-year-old, Anna Wintor wore a floor length Spring/Summer 2013 Chanel floral dress to the event. She states that it was suitable since “Pink is the colour of punk.” If the quote is correct then, Kate Bosworth scored points in Wintor’s good books. Bosworth looked like an 80’s rock Barbie in a pink quilted Balmain dress fresh off the runway for fall 2013.