The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Gala is known as the party for fashion. Stars descend on the Museum like cicadas in summer, trying to outdo each other with the most stylish gowns, shoes, and jewelry. This year’s theme was Punk (ostensibly to highlight the new Punk exhibit opening this week–would definitely like to see!) and the guests ran with it for the most part, though some just didn’t seem to get the memo. Admittedly, the ladies who played it straight ended up being some of my favorite looks, but I also think it’s a very fine line between punk chic and punk heroin addict.
After clicking through multiple slide shows of the event, I wanted to highlight my favorites of the night, traditional as they may be. Which looks were your favorites?
I love the color combo on Ivanka Trump
Jennifer Lawrence’s birdcage veil and dark lip are just a shade of punk
I like the contrast of the simple top and the ornate bottom of Blake Lively’s gown
Normally, I’m not a fan of Gwyneth at all, but I do really like this dress, even if it’s the opposite of punk. (Maybe she thought the theme was pink?)
Kerry Washington’s gown is just the right balance of pretty and punk
I’m a sucker for deep green, and I love the pattern and the feathers of Kirsten Dunst’s gown
Michelle Williams’ look is a little basic, but I’m obsessed with how good her hair looks