Either people haven’t read The Great Gatsby, don’t get it, or just don’t care: the contradictory nature of all those opulent themed Gatsby parties being thrown right now. Plus, Audrey Hepburn’s much admired street style, and – post Met Gala – the question of punk-as-fashion. After the break, your round-up of things to see, do, read (and maybe even drink) this weekend.
Met Gala on Fashionising.com.
Picture an evening gown with plunging neckline and floor-sweeping hem. Now add some tough accessories: an upper-ear cuff, a spiked tiara, a studded clutch, a sharp talon ring… any of these things can change the mood of the look instantly and completely. And yet, they maintain a luxuriousness, adding an edge rather than necessarily taking over. This is punk as fashion statement, not as subculture.…
Interpreting the theme of punk can yield a great many different looks – as this year’s Met Gala proved. Cara Delevingne‘s outfit of a studded Burberry dress wasn’t the most extreme, but it did stick in the mind for being the kind of look any girl would want to make her own. And much of the effect also came down to her smokey eyes, studded…
I suspect that any publication that runs a “hits and misses of the MET Gala” editorial will place Kim Kardashian firmly within the ‘misses’ column. Much light has been made (and will continue to be) of her floral maternity wear, with even comedian Robin Williams jumping on board with a Mrs. Doubtfire reference.
Nicholas Hoult is decked out in Tom Ford and Abbey Lee Kershaw is… seizing the moment to show her support for the United States’ gun control movement.
Sienna Miller and Cara Delevingne kissing at the MET Gala: both blonde and decked out in studs, it’s a little like a mirror reflection. And probably made more than a few people’s fantasies come true. You can see Cara Delevingne’s MET Gala outfit here and Sienna Miller’s outfit here.
The fact that the MET Gala was punk themed didn’t stop Katy Perry from avoiding the look altogether. Her wearing of Dolce & Gabbana pieces was exactly as the catwalk intended. Not so for Giovanna Battaglia, who opted for a golden crown of safety pins.
Cara Delevingne’s look from the MET Gala‘s Punk: Chaos to Couture opening could be described as something of a Morticia Addams one were it not for the padlocked, mesh clutch bag she had in hand. All plunge and studs, the model took to the Gala’s red carpet decked out in Burberry.
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Safety pins, piercings and studs. This year’s MET Gala was a punk laden affair, all in the name of the The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s spring 2013 exibition, Punk: Chaos to Couture. And from that formula of iconic punk elements, Sienna Miller opted for studs and a pierced-up ear wrap. Appearing on the Gala’s red carpet with partner Tom Sturridge, Burberry…