It all happened in New York City. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala, one of the most anticipated fashion events of the year, was a star-studded celebration of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2013 exhibit “Punk: Chaos to Couture”. There was no shortage of celebs as everyone, from the biggest names in Hollywood to the most iconic models and designers in the fashion industry to the most prominent sports stars, flew to the Big Apple to attend New York’s biggest night.
The red carpet was filled with unconventional, show-stopping fashion as the stars fearlessly strutted in their most punk-themed attires. The list of best dressed attendees proved endless with even the most conventional celebs rocking it on a night celebrating rebellion, self-expression, and haute couture.
Donatella Versace was a stunner at the red carpet. Wearing her own design (of course!), she looked impeccable and gorgeously punk. The spikes and slits in her ensemble gave her look a full-on edginess. Nothing less could be expected from this fashion legend!
Katy Perry was feeling the religious spirit in her cathedral-inspired get-up on the red carpet. Decked in head-to-toe Dolce and Gabbana, Katy looked ethereal as she showed off her dark and glamorous diva side and embraced the punk culture.
Taylor Swift was the punk princess of the night. She sashayed down the red carpet looking glamorous and regal in a black J. Mendel dress. Her surprisingly edgy get-up showed no hints of her signature preppy style as she opted for pink streaks, smoky eyes, and black polish. Who knew this country singer had so much punk in her?
Fashion It girl Cara Delevigne looked super fierce in a Burberry number. Clad in punk-appropriate studs, the model posed for the photographers with a confidence that left fellow attendees in awe. This model was born to be punk!
Two words: Punk queen. Madonna revelled in the spotlight as she arrived on the red carpet. She showed attendees she was queen in her impeccably glam punk ensemble. Madonna turned heads as she posed sans trousers and sporting a brunette bob. To top her outfit off, she wore a crucifix on her rear –classic Madonna!
Nobody does punk better than Sarah Jessica Parker. She was one of the biggest show-stoppers at the event, adorned in pieces fit for a high priestess of punk. She wore a Mohawk headpiece by Phillip Tracey, Giles Deacon dress, and thigh-high Loboutins on the red carpet and proved that she could still look fabulous without being Carrie Bradshaw.
Edgy, fierce, and glamorous: Coco Rocha’s ensemble was the embodiment of punk. Her stunning leopard print dress by Emanuel Ungaro flaunted her curves and was the perfect match for her uber-sleek ‘do. Coco looked hot!
Florence Welch channelled dark elegance on the red carpet. Her Givenchy fringe dress perfectly complemented her clear porcelain skin and showed off her gothic and punk side. Her red hair gave this look an edgier touch. Florence was a sight to see at the Met and it would seem she is grabbing more and more fashion attention!