Sarah Jessica Parker mixed punk with glamour and showed off her fashion A-list status in a Giles Deacon gown, plaid Christian Louboutin boots and a Philip Treacy feathered headpiece.
Fashion’s biggest night took over New York City last night. The venue was the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the theme was dark, edgy and rebellious. Simply put, it was punk. Anna Wintour hosted the event with actress Rooney Mara who brought her best version of punk to the big screen in the english speaking version of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”. The event’s other co-chair was socialite and Vogue contributing editor, Lauren Santo Domingo. The punk themed event apparently caused a frenzy amongst stylists and stars alike as many wondered how they would mix this very specific style with the glamour that the red carpet requires. As stars from the entertainment, fashion and sports world congregated on the famed Metropolitan stairs, the one question on everyone’s mind as always was “who are you wearing?”. Here’s a breakdown of the night’s most daring looks.
Co-chair Lauren Santo Domingo
Beyonce disappointed in an overwhelmingly un-punk paisley Ricardo Tisci gown with matching paisley boots (trust us, we never thought we’d put paisley and boots together in one sentence either)
Blake Lively brought the drama with her dark and textured train courtesy of Gucci Premiere
Brooklyn Decker in Peter Pilotto
Cameron Diaz donned a dramatic Stella McCartney dress complete with a backless cape and spiked belt
Model, Cara Delevigne opted for a low cut studded Burberry number and charcoal lined eyes
Last year’s co-host Carey Mulligan kept with the dark and edgy theme in a chocolate brown cut-out dress
Chloe Sevigny in Proenza Schouler
Christina Ricci in Vivienne Westwood
Looks like new mom Claire Danes wasn’t feeling the punk theme
Elizabeth Banks in Atelier Versace
Elle Fanning mixed a little tie-dye with a little punk in Rodarte
Emma Watson showed off some skin in Prabal Gurung
Florence Welch in dramatic black
Ginnifer Goodwin’s punky pixie was right at home at the event. The actress looked stunning in Tory Burch
Gisele Bundchen showed off her gorgeous post baby body in Anthony Vaccarello
Gwen Stefani in Maison Martin Margiela
Gwyneth Paltrow wasn’t the only one who equated pink with punk. Anna Wintour vouched for the color as well.
Jamie King went with a black pantsuit and bold hair accessory
January Jones went all the way in Chanel and super dramatic eyes
January’s Mad Men co-star Jessica Pare also went with dramatic eyes paired with a blue Jason Wu halter
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior
Jennifer Lopez in a textured animal print Michael Kors gown and sky high hair
Jennifer Morrison went with sheer black and a faux-hawk
Jessica Biel in a Giambattista Valli macramé gown
It wasn’t punk but Joely Richardson brought a pop of color to the mostly dark carpet
Kate Bosworth in Balmain
Katy Perry channeled Joan of Arc in her printed mini and major crown
Kerry Washington went gothic in a purple Vera Wang gown which she matched to her hair and paired with elbow length leather gloves
The worst dressed award of the night went to Kim Kardashian who made her Met Gala debut in head to toe floral print Ricardo Tisci
True punk girl at heart Kristen Stewart in Stella McCartney
Lily Collins in Moschino
Madonna in Givenchy Couture
Miley Cyrus in Marc Jacobs
Minka Kelly in Carolina Herrera
Miranda Kerr in Michael Kors
Call us crazy but we love that Nicole Richie went all the way punk in her colored hair and beaded column gown
Nina Dobrev channeled her inner vampire and on screen alter ego in Monique Lhullier
Alexa Chung in sheer Erdem
Allison Williams in Joseph Altuzarra
Even Taylor swift added a little edge to her style in J. Mendel
Punk girl and co-chair Rooney Mara in gothic white
Grammy 2013 Fashion – Rihanna stunned while J.Lo unfortunately disappointed
The Grammy Awards can always be counted on to bring the weird, the wacky and definitely the inappropriate on the red carpet. A look back at Jennifer Lopez’s infamous Versace number and Lady Gaga’s meat dress is all we need as a mental jog. This year, CBS sent out a letter ahead of music’s biggest night appealing to the stars to be on their best behavior when it comes to fashion. In a letter leaked to several media outlets, CBS’ Standards and Practices department urged the presenters and performers on Sunday night to ”Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered”. The letter also stated, ”Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack…Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples. Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible ‘puffy’ bare skin exposure.”
On that note, let’s see if any of the night’s biggest names adhered to the rules. Here are all the hits and misses of the night.
Black & Skin were huge this evening: Jennifer Lopez was the first big miss of the night in this black number with thigh-high slit
Alicia Keys was leather clad in a black gown with structured bottom
Kerry Rowland rocked some sheer panels in Georges Chakra Couture
Christine Teigen showed of her taut tummy and long legs in a black dress
Surprise hit: Kathy Griffin in black
Faith Hill went with an LBD with embroidered sheer sleeves
Carly Rae Jespen also glittered in black
Beyonce’s understated look also shocked the red carpet. The singer looked chic if slightly under dressed in color blocked Osman separates.
The queen of tailored suits –Janelle Monet puts a Spanish style twist on a classic suit
Karen Fairchild shows how to do animal print the right way
Ashanti in floral print
More skin – Estelle in graphic print dress with stomach slit
Leading the ladies in color — Rihanna stunned in red
Natasha Bedingfield in red
Skylar Grey also went with sparkling red
Adele steps aways from her usual black in a colorful lace frock
Katy Perry shows off some serious cleavage in an embellished seafoam gown
Solange Knowles opted for green sequin dress with side slit
Missing the mark in green – Florence Welch in a Christmas Dinosaur inspired sequin dress
Another miss – Tamia channeled a psychic in this metallic look complete with turban
Carrie Underwood’s Roberto Cavalli number was lukewarm at best
Allison Williams in a KaufmanFranco column gown
Taylor Swift went for a modern day Grecian goddess look in J. Mendel
Alexa Chung was demure in a printed dress
The boys didn’t disappoint either – Nas
Chris Brown in all white
Drake cleaned up in a tuxedo
Justin Timberlake experimented with classic black and white
Beyonce opts for some shocking color, Rihanna goes for graphic print and country darlings Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift take over the American Country Music awards. Here are this week’s best and worst looks in music.
After spotting colors like burnt orange and marigold on the catwalks for fall 2011, we knew it was only a matter of time before these gorgeous colors made an early leap into summer and pre-fall wardrobes. Orange is a color that lets you get away with being shocking whatever season it may be. It’s bold, fearless and adventurous and it most definitely makes a statement. Below, check out some daring variations of “orange” looks on celebrities taking a fashion leap…
Looks like the former Destiny's Child band mates are still inspiring each other. UK X Factor Judge, Kelly Rowland also stepped out in orange.
Camilla Belle color blocks in an orange Gucci blazer
While Rihanna color blocks in a pair of high-waisted orange pants
Eva Longoria in burnt orange shift dress
Leighton Meester accessorizes her bright outfit with an orange Riki Rosetta bag
I’m a huge fan of the color as well. As bold as it is, it’s also pretty practical if you play your cards right. One of my favorite dresses is a 50s style orange dress with a pleated skirt. I’ve worn the dress alone, with a sweater and even put a twist on it by wearing it as a skirt.
Test driving the orange trend - (To the left, I created a make-shift skirt by pairing the bright orange dress with a forest green v-neck sweater and cinching my waist with a cognac belt. My look is finished off with striped peep-toe pumps. To the right, I paired the dress with a simple black sweater, a skinny black belt and added a little edge with some gladiator sandals).
Style Tip: Green, brown and black are great colors to mix with this shade.
So what do you think of these looks? Too bright or just right?
We recently covered the hottest color of the summer and today, we’re featuring something for the risk-takers. There’s nothing new about the art of color blocking. Who could forget Grace Coddington’s eye catching work (experience is probably a much better description) in the pages of Vogue. What’s exciting about this art of dressing is that it gets more bold and more vibrant from year to year and never seems to lose it’s “freshness”. This style is most certainly not for the meek, it takes a certain level of confidence and audacity to walk in a color blocked piece. This past season, thanks to fashion houses like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Designers like Sonia Rykiel, we’ve been re-introduced to a really bold alternative. So the morale is, for those who dare, remember people will stare, some may even sneer but you’ll probably be having too much fun to care! Here’s to taking a risk in color…