In the world of punk-themed galas, there are two camps: the literal interpreters of the era’s gutter-and-grit days, and then those who opt for a glam reinvention of punk’s inspiration on couture fashion (one word: Beyoncé).
But first, we wanted to know how we could define “punk.” Met curator Andrew Bolton has spoken to the DIY aspects, commercial abandonment, and style reiterations of the movement, but we think Lena Dunham and Erdem said it best in their interview with Hilary Rhoda:
Hilary: What are you excited to see tonight in the punk exhibit?
Lena: I think the entire thing…I’m just so fascinated with what the approach of the theme will be… Will it be about a punk attitude? Is it about a specific time period referred to as punk? There’s a lot of mysteries to be unveiled.
Hilary: I think it’s all about how each person interprets it. There is the attitude, there is the whole political movement in England…
Lena: This will be a good excuse to spit inside the museum.
Erdem: Yep, inappropriate behavior.
So who brought their best punk chops to the table? There was Miley, who chose a form-fitting Marc Jacobs mesh gown and an um, true-to-form punk ‘do. Then there was Anne Hathaway who was stunning in a black 1992 vintage Valentino gown. The gown–not so punk. But Anne’s sensibility — her peroxide blonde crop and dark eyes — attempted to give off an air of punk-glam. We appreciate the effort. From Donatella Versace to Madonna, here are your punkest looks from this year’s Met Gala. And if you missed the red carpet, you can still see every look!
this is some kind of spaceship or something.