Tuesday, May 7, 2013

2013 Met Gala: Bringing Punk Uptown

Believe it or not, punk is one of my favorite aesthetics, moments in music, and eras. Besides loving a good tartan and the classic punk aesthetic of destruction and subversiveness, I love that it isn't just about safety pins. Just look at the music. Some make the accusation that the Ramones' songs all sound the same, and that might have some truth but they always played hard and fast and they never incessantly jammed. Being your own person is at the heart of the punk movement, anarchy aside, and that's always been my goal. Last night's Met Gala provided, as always, some of the most amazing and daring looks of the season. This year took it to new heights, bringing downtown uptown, with the help of a very special urinal.

Ricardo Tisci and Rooney Mara in Givenchy

Hailee Steinfeld in Donna Karan Atelier
Sweetness with a touch of age-appropriate punk

Julie Macklowe in Zang Toi

Thom Browne and Taylor Thomasi Hill

Alexa Chung in Erdem

Lily Cole in Vivienne Westwood

Nicole Richie in Topshop

Dakota Fanning in Rodarte

Cara Delevingne in Burberry

Mamie Gummer, Eddie Redmayne, & Zoe Kazan

Amanda Seyfried in vintage Givenchy

Miley Cyrus in Marc Jacobs
Not a fan of hers at all, but girl WENT for it. Props

Ginnifer Goodwin in Tory Burch
Diane Kruger (ALWAYS) & Joshua Jackson

Anne Hathaway killing it in vintage Valentino

Sarah Jessica Parker in a Philip Tracey MOHAWK, Giles Deacon dress, & Louboutin boots
She's perfect

Lily Collins in Moschino

Christina Ricci in Vivienne Westwood

Emma Watson in Prabal Gurung

Gwen Stefani in Maison Martin Margiela

Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga

Leslie Mann

**Beautiful images from Women's Wear Daily

If you kept reading until way down here, I'm seriously impressed with your attention span! What I love about these is that while some are minimalist, and some have studs and safety pins galore, I see punk in all of them. All of these women went against the grain and made some very exiting choices.

Song of the Moment: Anarchy in the UK by the Sex Pistols

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