The annual Met Ball Gala is dually a feast and nightmare for the eyes. As a fashion fan, I love it all because unlike the traditional red carpet event, Hollywood fixtures are obligated to dress for fashion and not for what will get them on the Best Dressed list. Well, in theory anyway. This year’s “punk” (in quotes) theme was interpreted with spikey coifs, cutouts and, for some reason, wearing trousers under dresses (???). I don’t get that last one either, but here are some of my favorite looks nonetheless.
Allison Williams channeling ’90s goth in this long, lacy gown.
I love the blonde pixie cut on Anne Hathaway! It looks fresh, doesn’t wash her out and contrasts nicely with this faux-shreddy long-sleeved cutout number.
Blake Lively combining elegance and whimsy.
I know Cameron Diaz’s royal blue gown will be polarizing but I LOVE it: the cape, the shape, the color. Fabulously futuristic and retro at the same time.
Cara Delevingne plunges in something appropriately punk-inspired. Dig the studs.
Looking ever the ladylike muse, Carey Mulligan in this all-black ensemble is cute and coquette-ish.
Adorable Emma Watson sasses up an elegant black gown with cutouts.
Midriff bare, don’t care. And that is why Gwen Stefani can wear anything.
Jaime King in a sleek pantsuit. So glad she opted out of attaching a giant skirt to this, contrary to some of her Met Ball peers.
Say what you will, but January Jones always dresses for fashion and I appreciate her for it.
I like about 90% of Jessica Pare’s combo trouser-gown (trown?. Had the peplum been longer and the trousers lost, I would’ve been on-board 100%.
Like only J. Lo could.
Punk? Not even in the slightest. Still, I love Lana del Rey’s old-school glam, compete with cape. Drama!
Both Miranda Kerr and Olivia Wilde reminded me of Leeloo from Fifth Element in their bandaged-cutout numbers.
The zippers seal the deal for Rooney Mara’s structured mullet-cut dress.
Jacket. Punk. Want. And rocked in that insouciant British way that only a Brit like Sienna Miller could.
Sources: Vogue.com, GoFugYourself.com