this year’s met gala theme was PUNK: FROM CHAOS TO COUTURE, which was taken literally by some, and brushed off the shoulders by others. as you know by now, this is THE biggest night in fashion. (recaps of 2012 and 2011)
so let’s start with the BEST, BEST dressed:
CARA DELEVIGNE IN BURBERRY. when the theme is “punk” and that’s just the style you’re known for, expectations are high. but, she successfully perfected the juxtaposition of badass femininity.
other contenders for BEST DRESSED:
ALEXA CHUNG IN ERDEM. although not quite as punk as it was feminine goth, i still LOVE the sheer iteration of a crop top.
ALISON WILLIAMS IN ALTUZARRA. for someone who usually plays it safe in oscar de la renta and jason wu, this was a big stretch. but i appreciate that she stayed true to herself and didn’t try TOO hard.
SARAH JESSICA PARKER IN GILES DEACON. sarah jessica parker has been the best dressed person at the met gala since 2001, so naturally she’s the only candidate to actually pull off a couture mohawk headress. and she did it damn well.
ROONEY MARA IN GIVENCHY. black was too obvious a choice for someone already as badass as rooney mara, and i LOVE that she went with white. and that dress is insane.
TAYLOR SWIFT IN J MENDEL. tswift falls under the alison williams bucket of “this was a big stretch for me, but i didn’t try to hard”. and i loooooove that she crimped her hair. well done.
TAYLOR TOMASI HILL IN THOM BROWNE. again, for someone who’s known for her tomboyish, high/low looks, i love that she played it totally femme with the subtle badass spikes on the shoulders. amazing.
ANNE HATHAWAY IN VINTAGE VALENTINO. at first i was naturally devastated because THIS ISN’T FANTINE. but then i realized how sick this 1992 valentino dress is, and she kinda of looks amazing. well done, anne. RIP fantine.
and now for a category entirely of their own…only because my loyalties towards them could never drive me to expel them to the worst dressed list. i give you:
MARY KATE OLSEN, wearing what i can only call a Miss Hannigan costume (you know, the drunk, slutty woman who runs the orphanage in the children’s musical ANNIE).
ASHLEY OLSEN, who maybe shrank-wrap herself in some kind of orange chiffon, and then attempted to feel indifferent about it?
and now, we reach the other end of the spectrum. in my opinion, the WORST:
KIMYE. why are her hands covered up? why is her pregnancy literally taking over her entire body? WHAT IS IN THERE.
GWYNETH PALTROW. gwyn, it didn’t have to be like this, but when you’re vocally self righteous about kale juice cleanses and your organic lifestyle, i’m already inclined to not like you. arriving at the PUNK themed met gala wearing A PINK GOWN, just makes you look like a total bitch. especially when we all know you’re fully capable of this:
that’s all i have.
justin timberlake wasn’t there in a tom ford tux this year, so nothing else matters.