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After telling the USA Today that this year’s Punk: Chaos to Couture Met Gala was “so un-fun”, and complaining that she “did not enjoy it at all”, Gwyneth Paltrow has sent a ‘look how much fun my life is’ newsletter to her GOOP fans, complete with Instagram-like snaps of her prepping for the evening.
You’ve gotta love Instagram for lifting the veil on the crazy amount of work that goes into prepping celebrities for major events like the Met Gala. It’s no small feat putting together a look that will appease both Anna Wintour and the hordes of online critics while still being comfortable enough to rock the night away in. In fact, “Chaos to Couture” is probably an apt description for all of the teasing, trimming, shellacking, pinning, and fitting that goes into every look. Thanks to behind-the-scenes pics, we’ve got a look at how Jessica Biel, Madonna, Gisele Bündchen, and more got ready for the punk extravaganza.
Sometimes two dresses are better than one — especially when you’re going from a formal soirée at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to a late night party at the Standard Hotel. But while many guests at last night’s Met Gala opted to stick with their red carpet pick, a handful pulled out second designer looks for the latter half of the evening.
Some were pretty and some were punk, but these ten Met Gala attendees hit it out of the park with their not-so-chaotic couture.
We’ve been writing about the Metropolitan Museum of Art 2013 Costume Institute Gala for months. Specifically, that the theme this year was Punk: Chaos to Couture. When prepping for this evening, we were sure we’d be penning a ‘too much chaos!’ debrief rounding up an explosion of Sid Vicious-inspired torn denim vests. To our shock and, dare we say, disappointment, the most offensive outfits on tonight’s red carpet weren’t bad because they took the theme too far. They were bad because they completely ignored it.
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
When we first spotted Anne Hathaway in the corner of the frame, we immediately recognized her even with her new, nearly platinum crop. See the pics and let us know what you think of the punk-inspired hair transformation.
Start your engines and get your safety pins at the ready, folks! The Metropolitan Museum of Art 2013 Costume Institute Gala red carpet is well underway and we have every look right here.
We’re not sure we’ve ever seen Kate Bosworth make a major fashion mistake. Whether she’s sporting jeans and an oversized sweater or donning a sleek black sheath, she’s undeniably, effortlessly, and outrageously gorgeous always.
Because punk may be dead, but capitalism is alive and kicking up it’s $3,000 heels!
Cheeky accessories designer Charlotte Olympia and subversive jewelry maestro Tom Binns are joining their signature styles in mosh pit matrimony for a collaboration to coincide with the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibition. Kitten flats, lucite clutches, and safety pins galore? Count us in.
Vivienne Westwood may be pretty much it when it comes to punk’s early influence on fashion, but when the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its doors for the Costume Institute Gala on May 6, the designer won’t hold quite the place of honor that some may have hoped.
The irony of attending an 8AM press preview breakfast at the Metropolitan Museum of Art along with Anna Wintour and a pack of Vogue-ettes to talk Sid Vicious, Johnny Rotten, and all things punk was not lost on us as we made the trek to the Upper East Side yesterday, but were we complaining? Not a chance. What we were previewing was, of course, the Costume Institute’s “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibition, slated to open to the public May 9 after the annual star-studded gala.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has just announced its 2013 exhibit, PUNK: Chaos to Couture. Quite a departure from its previous Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibit, and we’re totally on board with this one.