Met Gala 2013 “PUNK: From Chaos to Couture”

With a different theme every year, and hosted by fashion magazine Vogue in New York City, the Met Ball or Met Gala is the fashion world’s best red carpet event with an exclusive guest lists of stars, models, designers, and Hollywood’s A-list.

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This year, the theme Punk: from Chaos to Couture added more edge to the gala event with celebrities wowing us with leather, lace, studs and even punk hairdo and make-up. This is what happens when Punk meets Couture … Can anybody say AWESOME?!

THE BEST DRESSED:

Nina Dobrev looked stunning in a black Monique Lhuillier gown.

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Rooney Mara, breathtaking in this Ricardo Tisci for Givenchy. The combination of lace and zipper gave it the perfect sexy edge twist.

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Emma Watson looking impeccable as always in Prabal Gurung. Hermione who?

EmmaWatson_PrabalGurungEmmy Rossum in a plunging V-neck Donna Karan Atelier sequin gown.

EmmyRossum_DonnaKaranAtelier_The 23 year old Taylor Swift threw away her usual romantic look and pulled off a more daring J Mendel edgy dress with a beaded neckline. Now if she could only write something as grownup as her look…

TaylorSwift_JMendelHunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence in a simple black strapless Dior gown added drama to her look with a netting over her face and blood red lips.

JenniferLawrence_DiorAshley Green in a black Marchesa gown with gold prints.

AshleyGreene_MarchesaAnne Hathaway in Valentino. The platinum is very punk… Approved!

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It girl of the moment Cara Delevingne in an also plunging V-neck studded dress from Burberry.

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THE DECEPTION:

Gwyneth Paltrow in a hot pink gown by Valentino. I think she could be a little sexier, especially after that great fighting scene in iron man 3. Her abs were rock solid, so she can pull off wearing less.

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Kerry Washington in Vera Wang. The leather glove is very sexy but the combination of gloves, lace, and floral print dress is a little too much.

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Elle Fanning in Rodarte. Not a big fan of the full Tye-die skirt … Like other critics have said, it looks like she just came back from summer camp.

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Chloe Sevigny in Proenza Schouler. A bit deceiving and boring for a fashionista.

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The Olsen twins.

Ashley Olsen in Vintage Dior and Mary-Kate Olsen in Vintage Chanel. Girls, we all know your styles are very different and unique, but what is up with that orange parachute and fur kimono ?

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THE SHOW-STOPPERS:

We added this category to highlight some of the celebrities that managed to catch our full attention, whether it be good or not so fabulous.

Beyonce in Givenchy. This may not be her best dress but Queen Bee looks literally like she’s on FIRE!

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Katy Perry was definitely out there from her crown, to her cross-shaped earrings to the thousands of beads featured in her Dolce & Gabanna dress making up a religious design from the mosaics of Sicily’s cathedral.

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Madonna in Givenchy. With just fishnet stockings and no pants on, Madonna arrived on the red carpet leaving us all in astonishment as usual.

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And of course style icon Sarah Jessica Parker in a gorgeous abstract print gown by  Giles Deacon and with PhillipTracy head piece that had us all stop and stare.

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WTF moment:
KIM!!!!! I wish I didn’t have to be rude, but come on! There was nothing remotely okay about this dress. Pregnant women glow, but even that couldn’t save this travesty. Guess it’s another way for this sister to steal the spotlight …

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PUNK BEAUTY:

ROONEY MARA pulled her hair slick back with a clear complexion, big strong brows and bold dark lips.
JENIFER LOPEZ looking fierce with her pompadour hair style, smokey eyes, and natural glowing skin.

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KRISTEN STEWART looked stunning in dark red smokey eyes.
NICOLE RICHIE pulled of her snowy bouffant hair do.

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We cannot forgot MILEY CYRUS who looked punk personified. MileyCyrus

Picture source: Huffingtonpost.com

TREND: Lucite Accessories

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Top Left: Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci clear strap sandals.
Top Right: Jil Sander Clear sunglasses
Bottom Left: Vince Lucite accessories
Bottom Right: Alice + Olivia clear clutch.

We’ve seen them on the runway, and now Lucite accessories are spotted everywhere this Spring/Summer season.

photo imageValentino clear sandals and tote.

From clear plexiglass clutches, to high Lucite platforms and transparent totes, clear accessories were once a go go dancer signature, and now this hot new trend is spotted amongst many celebrities, and are even seen in many houses.

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image_1image_2Solange Knowles and Beyonce both wearing Lucite heels.

Clear Home Accessories

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Harrods’ Designer Disney Princess

This Christmas, Harrods’ window will display 10 of Disney’s princesses’ gowns created by a few of the biggest fashion houses. Each designer will realize their version of legendary the fairy tale dresses by adding their own personal touch of style to the princess dresses. Every year, the Knightsbridge department store puts on a displays that attracts shoppers from all around the wold. Harrods’ Christmas window will be revealed this November 1st 2012. Let us know which one is your favorite!

Ariel from The Little Mermaid – by MARCHESA

A gorgeous silk evening gown in the deep blue mirroring the “under-the-sea” statement. Marchesa is delivering an elegant and modern feminine silhouette with draped fabrics.

Aurora from Sleeping Beauty by ELIE SAAB

Nothing screams more La Belle au Bois Dormant than this pale pink gown with delicate beading.

Belle from Beauty and The Beast – by VALENTINO

Valentino is portraying Belle’s innocence and grace through a gorgeous silk chiffon dress with a sheer hooded cape and adding a silver flower bag to complete Belle’s look.

Cinderella by VERSACE

A superb tribute to Cinderella’s ball gown created by Donatella Versace in which the whole ensemble of tiara, bold necklace and golden layered dress creates the perfect fairy-tale look.

Jasmin from Aladdin by ESCADA

Exotic and Fierce. Two adjectives that describe both princess Jasmin and Escada’s creation using a fuchsia silk chiffon, a golden belt, and a cape.

Mulan by MISSONI

A stunning kimono in shades of turquoise with red detailing reflecting the graceful oriental style of this princess warrior.

Pocahontas by ROBERTO CAVALLI

Cavalli chose to commemorate the native American tribe princess in soft golden and earthy tones with light feathers and prints while evoking an agent of freedom.

Repunzel by JENNY PACKHAM

A loose pale grey gown embellished with sophisticated beading for the locked up princess.

Snow White by OSCAR DE LA RENTA

Oscar de la Renta’s perfect reproduction of Snow White’s signature gown in silk, with a perfectly embroidered bodice, and without forgetting the red cape.

Tiana from The Princess and the Frog by RALPH & RUSSO

An elegant mint dress with layers of tulle and scattered crystal beads.

All Picture Source: Vogue.uk