Met Ball Madness

On Monday night the stars flooded the red carpet for the annual Costume Institute Gala, otherwise known as the Met Ball. The Met Ball celebrates the annual opening of the Metropolitan Museum's fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute in New York, and boy is it a big date in every celebs diary.  It has become the ‘Night of Nights’ in terms of the fashion industry, as celebrities descend on the red carpet evening dressed to seriously impress. The event is hosted by none other than Vogue, and is regarded as the hottest social event in New York. Tickets are in the region of $10,000, with Vogues editor-in-chief Anna Wintour overseeing the guest list. My invite was obviously lost in the post... so trawling through the photos on Tuesday morning filled with FOMO was sadly the closest I was getting.
Each year the event has a theme, and this year the stars made their best attempts at ‘Punk’, some achieving considerably more success than others! Some embraced it, some ignored it and some just got it down right wrong! So who tore up the red carpet and who was on a path to style self destruction? Here is my scoop on the best and worst dressed at this year’s Met Ball!
So to kick it off with the Punk Princesses!
Anne Hathaway hit the red carpet sporting a Vintage Valentino dress and a fab new haircut to match. After cutting her long locks for her role in Les Miserables, Anne has embraced her short new look. Going blonde has certainly been a great choice, and it amped up her punk appeal big time! In my opinion, she absolutely nailed it!
She was already my ultimate girl crush, so it was no surprise to me that Cara Delevingne absolutely rocked it on Monday night. Sporting a plunging spiked Burberry dress, Cara brought some hardcore punk attitude to the red carpet, turning some serious heads in the process.
Nicole Richie looked absolutely exquisite in this Topshop Couture dress. It was the perfect choice for her tiny frame, and to be honest she couldn’t have been a better model for this dress! The detailing is beautiful, and I love that she embraced the punk theme by rocking the crazy hair!
Taylor Swift made a half hearted attempt at Punk in this J Mendel dress by pairing it with smoky eyes and a pink streak in her hair. While her efforts at the punk theme could have been better, she couldn’t have nailed it with her dress anymore if she had tried. With the beaded neckline and cut out spider web lace, this dress was utterly beautiful!
Sienna Miller was another Burberry beauty at the Met Ball, showcasing both a spiked biker jacket and white gown by the designer. In my opinion, she created pure punk magic, and after welcoming her first child less than a year ago, she couldn’t be looking better!
And now for the rotten rebels...
Where to even begin with this monstrosity? After being blacklisted from the Met Ball in previous years, Kim Kardashian finally made it onto the guest list. She hit the red carpet in this Givenchy number after apparently being unable to fit her bulging baby bump into her first option. The floral print, matching shoes, high neckline and sleeves that turn to gloves are only a few of the offences that this outfit is committing!! More to the point, nothing says punk like floral print right?

Beyonce is a woman who normally hits the red carpet looking smoking hot, but unfortunately on Monday night her flame had fizzled out! This Givenchy dress is not only unflattering, but the print is awful. And let’s not even start on those matching boots...!

Sarah Jessica Parker slipped into a Giles Deacon dress, and I have to admit that I wish she hadn’t! Yes she did try to embrace the theme so credit is due there, but the combination of tartan boots, eccentric print and that bizarre head piece is all just a bit too much!

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