Forget what you heard, fashion’s BIGGEST night out is here and it’s happening right now! The Met Ball or Gala (depending on who you talk to) is currently underway. The biggest names in the fashion industry, from designers and supermodels to fashion editors and stylists are all gathered under one roof for a formal affair of cocktails and dinner. Throw in Hollywood’s biggest actors, singers, and a reality star and you’ve got an evening that will go down in fashion history. Tonight’s theme is Punk, to celebrate the start of the museum’s exhibit “Punk Chaos to Couture”, and although there wasn’t much punk to be seen, there were some looks that are worthy of a MESS or a YES verdict. Let’s get started!
Madonna, followed the punk theme in Givenchy Haute Couture. I love this look on her! She stuck with the theme, had fun with it, and looks flawless doing it. YES!
Nicki Minaj, the Head Barbie in Charge, opted for a more subdued look in Tommy Hilfiger. I was expecting her, of all people, to really show up and show out. It’s a theme and she’s known for her outrageous costumes, this would have been the perfect platform for that. She didn’t even bring out the pink wig or a crazy face. MESS or more like SNOOZEFEST! :'(
The hair! The eyeliner! Those legs! Karolina Kurkova definitely reminded us why she is a supermodel. She looked stunning in Mary Katranztou. YES!
Coco Rocha remembered what the theme was in a gold moth embellished, leopard print gown by Fausto Puglisi for Emanuel Ungaro. Normally this would be a mess, but because it’s the Met Ball and I love the bangs it’s a YES.
Kerry Washington or Olivia Pope, for all you Scandal fans out there, glowed in Vera Wang. She looks beautiful as always, but I was unimpressed. A little too safe for me. MESS!
Miley Cyrus wore a mesh gown by Marc Jacobs which is a MESS. The only thing punk here is her hair and that’s a MESS too.
Katy Perry gave a punk like pose while wearing a Dolce & Gabbana ensemble straight off the runway, with bejeweled crown and matching cross earrings. Accesories sold separately. MESS!!
Taylor Swift in J.Mendel. SNOOZEFEST!
Newly blonde, Ann Hathaway looked suprisingly good in vintage Valentino. Vintage is always better! YES!
Jennifer Lopez in a Michael Kors black, leopard sequin embroidered gown. Dress= YES. Hair= MESS.
Solange Knowles in Kenzo + an afro = YES! Although I am getting more 70’s Disco thank Punk, but I am loving Kenzo at the moment!
MESS! I was expecting so much more from Ms. Heidi Klum, considering she’s known to go all out for her annual Halloween parties, not this safe mother of the bride Marchesa gown.
Kimye made their first couples apperance at the Met. Kanye is regularly known to make an appearance every year, however this is Kim’s first time. She’s a Met Ball virgin! I expected a little more from her, since this is her first appearance, but instead I got this floral Givenchy gown with matching gloves. Kanye was clad in Ricardo Tisci by Givenchy as well. Hopefully the arrival of their baby will get him smiling again. Pregnant or not these soon-to-be parents are a DOUBLE MESS!
Nicole Richie made a haunting appearance this year in a high neck, long sleeve column gown by TopShop and glowing white, silver hair. It’s like a cross between Casper and X-Men’s Storm. Come on Nicole, you can do better. You have done better. MESS!
Leave it to Sarah Jessica Parker to go all out, they don’t call her Carrie Bradshaw for nothing! The Louis Vuitton boots are amazing and the Philip Treacy headpiece is perfect for the occasion. Although, the Giles Deacon gown is at war with the boots, not enough spotlight for the both of them. Sorry SJP it’s a MESS for me. I still love you though!
Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci and Rooney Mara looked like the perfect wedding topper. Both co-chairs were dressed in Givenchy, of course! Not punk, but it is Givenchy and how often does a girl get to pose with the designer? YES!
The Queen of the Fashion World and her daughter Bee Shaffer made the festivites per usual. Anna dressed in a floral Chanel gown and her daughter looking pristine in Christian Dior. Wasn’t really expecting Anna to follow the punk theme, however we are in the presence of High Fashion Royalty so……. this is still a MESS. Sorry your Highness.
2013’s Honorary Chairwoman, Beyonce made a lasting impression, showing up fashionably late on the red carpet. Just like last year, Mrs. Carter decided to wear Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci. Now, I love a dramatic entrance and hers was definitely dramatic. However, the purpose of arriving fashionably late is to show up fashionable and this was not executed in the slightest. The golden-flame baroque print is too overpowering of a design to wear with matching boots and gloves. If you look at her hands from a far it looks like a bacteria-eating skin disease, and that grommet belt and sequin tube top?!! Seriously?! It cheapens the entire look. MESS!!
That’s all the looks for now. However, I just have one question: WHERE IS LADY GAGA WHEN YOU NEED HER?? Unless I missed something she was noticeably absent from the festivites. I know she is recovering from hip surgery, but I wish she could have attended. She would have done PUNK right!
What were your favorite looks of the evening? Were they a MESS OR A YES?