Wednesday, 8 May 2013

The Met Gala 2013; Chaos to Couture.

The annual Met Gala, which is held to celebrate the annual opening of the Metropolitan museum's fashion exhibition at the Costume Institute, is quite possibly THE red carpet event of the year- perhaps even surpassing the Oscar's. This year, the theme for the event was Punk; From Chaos to Couture... And it seems that it was a theme that most celebrities, who can PAY people to make them look good, just didn't. The meaning of Punk must have been lost, as most people tried to mix punk with red carpet glamour. However, despite many disastrous outfits, there were a fair few that did manage to please.

First up, Anne Hathaway. The 'Devil wears Prada' actress revealed her new platinum blonde locks, while stunning us in a sheer Valentino dress. Though not as 'punk' as she could have been, the new hair and makeup complemented her outfit perfectly.

Up next is Cara Delevingne, who despite her over-exposure and frankly, now boring public persona, never fails to wow. Obviously, she wore Burberry (no complaints- I love Bailey and Burberry), and looked gorgeous in a studded plunge-neck column dress, accompanied by Burberry accessories. Her heavy Burberry beauty make-up look added to the punk theme, as did her hair; plaited on one side. 

Blake Lively was another blonde red carpet pleaser. As a muse to the genius Karl Lagerfeld, the actress wore a Gucci Première strapless gown, with feather embroidery. There's no complaints about this look- she looked absolutely divine... Despite not exactly looking very 'punkish'. 

Katy Perry was a surprising crowd pleaser with her choice of outfit to the Met Gala. The singer chose to wear a Dolce & Gabbana dress, complete with a crown from the AW13/14 collection. She accessorised her outfit with David Yuman jewellery and definitely stood out amongst the other famous faces that surrounded her. 

The Topshop girls of the night included Chloe Green, my favourite model Jourdan Dunn, and Ashley Madekwe. They all wore custom-made Topshop (who knew the high-street would ever make it to a red-carpet event?) and yes, they all looked gorgeous. It has to be said though, Jourdan looked the most 'punk' from all three of them (and also very stunning). 

Best dressed male of the night goes to 'Birdsong' actor Eddie Redmayne, who looked dapper and divine in a Dior Homme navy blue suit and white shirt... Just a little bit of British man candy. 

For me, worst dressed at the gala was either Kim Kardashian or Elle Fanning. Firstly, I find it absolutely barbaric that Kim was even invited in the first place, but as her current inflated, pregnant self can never seem to look good, it wasn't much of a surprise that she yet again, looked awful. However, innocent face Elle Fanning was a surprise. The lucky young actress doesn't usually make much of a fool of herself when it comes to dressing, but it's obvious that she had a bit of a struggle trying to combine punk with glamour. She looked disastrous in her Rodarte gown, and I don't think there really is any explaining the makeup... I don't think she made anybody's best dresses list. 

Overall, i'd say it was an interesting night for the Met gala. Despite the many poor efforts, we did see a few beauties... I just think that they should stick to a more 'do-able' theme next year. 

Marium x

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