The Met Gala to celebrities is the bedazzling red carpet of haute couture. The annual ball celebrates the opening of the Met Museum’s fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute and is graced by the presence of A-list celebrities, fashion editors, top designers and their model muses. With the underpinnings of Vogue magazine “Punk: Chaos to Couture” theme this year, one can imagine the paparazzi-ridden event being lavished by the likes of Valentino studs and Balenciaga’s silver metals. There may not be a 3D hologram of Kate Moss in evolving tiny moving light this year, but the punk-themed rock’n’roll meets fashion powerhouse outfits displayed at the Met Gala will definitely have you put those sunnies on.
Cara Delevigne in Burberry
My favorite look of the night was without a doubt the studded Burberry dress worn by this stunning Brit who’s cool nonchalance and street style has grabbed the attention of major fashion designers all eager to make her walk the grandeur opening of their fashion runways (it helps that she’s a darling to Karl Lagerfeld). Whether it’d be making comical monkey faces to paparazzi or strutting an “ain’t no wifey” T, this 20-year old magazine-grabbing elite model is unstoppable. Love the studs, the deep V-cut, and the smoldering gothic eye makeup.
Anne Hathaway in Valentino
The Devil Wears Prada apprentice took off her frumpy sheaths, died her hair platinum blonde, and put on vintage Valentino. Voilà! There goes your siren wailing sexy pin-up doll! Anne Hathaway looked SPECTACULAR in this sheer Valentino gown that does the unconventional punk theme justice with her mohawk, dark cat-eye makeup, and those Cruella frills. The annuel fête had it’s ample supply of side cleavage display and Hathaway nailed it with just enough sensual appeal to make the boys (and girls) go ga-ga!
Rooney Mara in Givenchy
White lace and burgundy lips to most people would scream “Bride of Frankenstein” but when it comes to the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo thespian, the ensemble is baroquely hot! Not to mention the curve-hugging silhouette, the sleek ponytail, and the golden zipper pulls. Mara was a co-chair for this year’s Costume Institute Gala Benefit and thus opened the “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibition with her camera-stealing gothic look. Though off camera we didn’t see any ink on her petite frame, this look will be another fashionable relic reminiscent of her 2012 Golden Globe appearance. Indeed, the dragon has risen 🙂