I normally don’t post things like this, but you know what YOLO. I tuned in with some of my favorite bloggers and channeled my inner Joan Rivers minus the botox. We live tweeted the Met Gala while watching the Live feed Via Vogues Website. I was excited that this years theme was “Punk”. As the dates neared for this Vogue worked with HONY on this project to feature Punk Fashion in NY. So of course for some niave reason I thought some stylist would see this and get the memo…but nope. Nobody really gave a damn and the best quote of the evening was Grace Coddington saying –
“I’d like to see some real punks…like street punks. But they’re probably not invited.”
I hollered…because she was fucking right. I love Grace and her sassy ass. I mean could they have invited a sprinkle of punks? I mean something, even if they flew them in for London themselves? Because as someone with an amazing punk friend…I sat there thinking…What the hell is this? Now don’t get me wrong there were a lot of people who didn’t even understand the theme and hated everything off the break. I’m not that type of person. I understand punk for a certain degree having a friend who lives that lifestyle. He’s been nothing but open with me, and of course talking to him all the time I know what he’s about. So i knew that fashion in the punk lifestyle is not about glam, and being fancy. So I was very interested in seeing how all of these beautiful people translated that. Also I hope someone at the MET sees this…Don’t ever let those two Hillary Rhoda and Billy host that red carpet again.
So when I logged on and saw that even Ms. Wintor didn’t give a damn…I knew she would set the tone. I know it’s Anna Wintor but I would have loved to see her even rock something close to edgy even if it was just for one night. She wore this though.
Okay so Anna mentioned that Punk was about “pink” so she had on pink…uh Anna…ma’am I respect you for all that you have done for the fashion industry but aside from this Chanel Dress being gorgeous you could have done something? I would have loved to see her in something darker, black, leather something.
Lets start with the “good” …I wanted to see more black and badassery last night. These women served up a little bit of that. These were my favorite black looks. Cara, Anne, and Alexa dresses were some of favorites.
Nina, Stacy, and Taylor brought it by stepping outside the box a little more. I love Stacy’s dress but would probably have changed the booties and had a little more fun with my hair and make up. I also like Nina’s Dress because I’m a sucker for these pants dress hybrid situations. Taylor looked like she was ready to break hearts and then write more songs about it.
So i’m not saying a thing about Miley’s hair…if I were a stylist I would have at least tried to do a really Chic Slick back with this look. Spikey hair is Punk but …i’m not sure if this is it. Ms. Versace got my feathers ruffled when her last line was themed “punk” my friend and I kept thinking…”no” but for someone her age she is still so badass to me. She loves her body hugging dressed, and I love that she added some serious arm swag with studs and spikes. I don’t know I just love Claire Danes Dress in general…but I would have loved to see her do more.
Now on to the daring.
I wasn’t feeling Sarah…I was totally there for the head piece though. Had she wore even a Bone straight hair style I think it would have suited her dress well but who am I? Katy Perry donned Dolce and Gabanna and I loved it. I was there for the crown and the Historical references of her dress. Not really “punk” but still amazing. Giovanna Battaglia wore Dolce as well. If anything I loved her for actually pulling it all together. According to a lot of people they hated it, but for some reason I just a full on editorial vibe from her. Not to mention I loved everything from this collection that D&G did…I was just excited to see people wearing it.
I thought for some reason there would be more shorter dresses instead of gowns.
Kate…killed it in Balmain. Madonna, well she is Madonna and I don’t know why anybody expected her to keep it simple and boring like most of the other guest, I personally liked her outfit. Karolina did her thing in this Mary Katrantzou dress…I liked the dressed more than I thought it was anything near “punk” but she wore it and I loved her shoes.
These three looks also were my favorites. Rita …well I love her anyway she is daring and I loves the suttle slits and exposure. Sienna…I actually loved that she just threw on the most badass moto jacket and kept is moving…..and Nicole….(bow down) i’m not worthy. A lot of people called her Hades from the Disney film Hercules…but you know what she pulls off that hair well. I loved her dress too. Her make up was flawless and had she been in magazine with this same look I think people would have veen drooling.
I don’t know I had a love hate relationship with Gwens outfit I mean her make up is flawless, and I always looked at her style growing up. It’s evolved so much. I still love the two piece dress …ah…well I guess I did like the look a lot, it was def fun. Chanel looked stunning in black and white, and and Ms. Diaz in Stella McCartney looked amazing. None looked punk but still some of my favorites.
Kim…Girl. I swear I have sympathy for you. The media breaks down everything from what you ate, to your body while carrying child. I hate it, I think they have no right to go there, but I was soooooo thrown off when you came in with this Floral Bed Quilt on…and to top it off the gloves seem attached to the dress which actually grosses me out. I love the leg slit but I’m not impressed one bit by the pattern.
Kanye…why…you let her come out like this? I hvave questions!
Hmm Katie…I think you missed the memo.
In DC we love to “cut up” and be snarky…but I will save that for another time. I’ll just say that I wasn’t impressed with any of these dresses of extra small blazers. I really expected the Olsens to bring it since they are like the queens of changing it up. Psy…no idea why you’re there and no idea why you have that one button breaking a sweat to stay closed. Nicki…your hair was so flawless on American Idol lately and then you go and throw this hair on…and a wierd dress. I’m not here for it.
Solange didn’t really try but she looks amazing… I mean flawless from the Fro to the shoes. I loved her dress but she really looks like she came out of a 60′s Magazine.
As the Red Carpet ended we all thought Where is Beyonce?” …well she should have stayed…I was NOT feeling this dress regardless of who it was made by. Givenchy set that girl up. I love her as an entertainer but this is a busy dress…too freaking busy for me. This was it, she had the steps all to herself and I thought…wow…keep it moving.
What did you think of the looks? Any favorites? Which one was your worst look??
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