May 6th, 2013
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Hot! or Hmm…: The 2013 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala: Punk: Chaos to Couture
By The Fashion Bomb Staff

The Met Gala is fashion’s actual night out as designers and celebrities come together to kick off the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s yearly Costume Institute exhibit. This year’s theme, Punk: Chaos to Couture, brought the stars out in their own personal interpretations of the rocker aesthetic.
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Let’s see who got in the spirit, who brought it, and who tried their best to no avail.

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And the last shall be first… Beyoncé, one of the event’s chairs, arrived later in the evening, retroactively setting a tone of fabulosity in this custom Givenchy printed gown and thigh high boots.
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Upon that train, the girls were slain.
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Jennifer Lopez also brought it, as she always does, in a custom black leopard sequin-embroidered Michael Kors gown. The dress is nice enough, but her hair truly sets everything off. Hot!

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Miranda Kerr was also outfitted in Michael Kors, specifically a custom black crepe gown with a paillette bandeau. A Christian Louboutin spiked clutch added a punk edge to her look.
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Joan Smalls arrived on the arm of  Tom Ford, smoldering in one of his black lace creations. Authorities were unable to locate any identifiable flaw. Hot!

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Nicole Richie‘s twist on the theme was predictably genius. The designer rocked a Topshop high neck long sleeve column gown with a vintage silver Maria Francesca Pepe ring. The cropped white ‘do just brings it to the next level. Perfect execution! Certainly a ‘best dressed’ nominee, no? Hot!
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A Riccardo Tisci-clad Kanye West could at least smile with his eyes this year, as baby mama Kim Kardashian was permitted to attend the event. Kimmy kept to the theme, channeling (saftey) pin cushion couture in a bespoke Givenchy gown. Hmmm…not feeling the floral. What do you think?
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Amaré Stoudemire offset a Calvin Klein Collection suit with a pair of Converse Chuck Taylors. Fiancé Alexis Welch dressed her burgeoning baby bump in a feathered Giambattista Valli number. Hmmm, Alexis is glowing, but I’m not sure this was the most flattering choice.
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Jessica Alba was positively ladylike in a laser cut leather Tory Burch look. It’s a beautiful dress, but Jessica always looks so sweet. I’d wish she’d punked it out and toughened up her look a little bit– just for tonight, at least!
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Heidi Klum also went for a traditionally elegant look in an ivory piece by Marchesa. Beautiful, but safe.
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Coco Rocha went with a slick leopard print moth-embellished gown from Emanuel Ungaro by Fausto Puglisi. Hot! Feral! I’m digging the bangs!

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Honorary chair Solange Knowles tried an Afropunk aura for the night, feeding the children a generous serving of bronzed thigh in a periwinkle Kenzo patterned gown, topped by a voluminous ‘fro. Yes, Solo!

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Event co-chair Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy posed with co-chair Rooney Mara (who else?). Of course both were outfitted in the brand, with Rooney in a white hand-embroidered tulle dress with gold zippers worn with white nappa leather shark-lock sandals. Hot!

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Karolina Kurkova donned a Mary Katranztou one shouldered minidress, with thick black eyeliner and an edgy slickback to boot. Loving the colors here. Hot!

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You gotta hand it to Sarah Jessica Parker: she consistently comes correct  on the red carpet. This time, the actress donned a Phillip Treacy mohawk headpiece, with a Giles Deacon gown and patterned Christian Louboutin boots.

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Bee Shaffer accompanied her mum Anna Wintour to the festivities. Bee wore Dior and Anna Wintour kept it snoozeworthy in Chanel Couture. Looks like they missed the ‘punk’ memo.

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Alicia Keys chose this custom Jason Wu number for the night. I like the leather top, but I’m at a loss with the sequined skirt. Hmm..something seems terribly disjointed here, no? Perhaps all leather would have worked.
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Naomie Harris was a vision in a purple Donna Karan Atelier gown. Gorgeous frock, but the look is reminding me a little of Beyoncé’s Givenchy moment last year
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Anja Rubik‘s blood red Anthony Vaccarello leather look kept to the theme of the night. I approve.

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Lala Anthony also opted for red in a slinky Zac Posen number. The fit in the bust is unfortunate and I’m failing to see the punk inspiration. Hmm…better luck next time, Lala!
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New York Giants star receiver Victor Cruz accompanied girlfriend Elaina Watley in a Lanvin tuxedo. Elaina looked pretty fab herself in a Naeem Khan beaded look and Jimmy Choo sandals. Hot couple!
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Taylor Swift was as punky as she’ll ever be in J. Mendel.
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Chanel Iman also opted for J. Mendel, and made a splash in a black and white striped organza gown with asymmetrical drape. Two toned hair and braided sides completed her look.

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Miley Cyrus offset her porcupine coif  with a mesh Marc Jacobs gown. Hmm…don’t mind the hair, but I was hoping for more from Miley.

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Katy Perry fancied herself a queen in this bedazzled Dolce & Gabbana runway piece, topped with a crown. Hmmm…love the look and dark lips, but her makeup is trying for Queen of the Damned but giving Twilight: New Moon.

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Actual queen Kerry Washington put her own elegant spin on the night’s theme in a purple Vera Wang gown. She furnished her look with Olivia Pope-approved long leather gloves, and purple streaks in her hair. SURPRISE- another perfectly-executed look from Ms. Washington.

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I feel like Rita Ora skewed a bit safe in this white Thakoon dress. Pretty, but I feel she does ‘punk’ much better in her everyday ensembles. Still, this is her first time at the Gala, and she’ll have many more turns down the red carpet!
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Madonna rocked the theme to a tee in Givenchy Haute Couture. This is how you do it, children. Work!

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Perhaps Nicki Minaj‘s Tommy Hilfiger look was the most punk rock of the night, as it was alarmingly plain. Subversive! The American Idol judge and reformed oddball took the red carpet in one of her most subdued looks yet. Was this intentional?

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Anne Hathaway was completely transformed in a racy vintage Valentino beaded gown and cropped platinum blonde bouffant. This might be the edgiest we’ve ever seen Ms. Hathaway! Hot!
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Christina Ricci tried a Vivienne Westwood tartan print frock on for size, using the hi-lo hem to show off her fishnets. This is a great look, but the hair is a little too pretty. Stick straight locks or an edgy updo might have worked better here. Hot look, however!

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Kate Bosworth a.k.a the luckiest woman in the room, arrived at the side of Balmain‘s Olivier Rousteing. She certainly did his designs justice!

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Gwen Stefani also lived up to the theme, but in her own rocker way in Maison Martin Margiela. With abs like hers, just about anything looks hot!
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118 Responses to “Hot! or Hmm…: The 2013 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala: Punk: Chaos to Couture

  1. liz says:

    So my two favs were Solange and J to the Lo..especially Solange!!! Everyone else was mehh to me.

  2. MG says:

    Beyoncé! Jennifer! And surprisingly, Taylor Swift! Nice. Captured the essence of the evening.

  3. Dr. Ninja Frylover says:

    J Lo slayed… no comment on the rest.

  4. Dr. Ninja Frylover says:

    i find it kinda ironic that rita ora was one of the better dressed people this evening, though.

  5. Lizzy says:

    Madonna was the BEST! She is the only one that apparently got the memo of the theme! PUNK! Everyone else dressed like this was the Oscars. You would never make it into the Mudd Club or CBGB wearing gowns. The detailing in the HQ images of her ‘fit are wonderful. Bravo Madonna!

  6. FashionPopRocks says:

    I’m sorry but…. Beyonce looks dumb…..

    I can’t cosign on the superhero realness she trying to serve.

    Solange, get ur sis. Smh…..

  7. Suga says:

    Kim and that curtain print is a major no! Prints will always make you look bigger.. And the sleeves, the turtleneck. It’s a mess

  8. Jules says:

    Solange, you betts werq!

  9. Ann says:

    J Lo slayed. Beyonce looked beautiful. Would have loved Beyonce’s look more without the matching boots and gloves. Miley looked awesome too. Most of the attendees looked horrible: very bad interpretations of the punk look. The hair and makeup was pretty awful overall.

  10. Kitty B. says:

    beYAWNce ruined it with the belt and the gloves

    Gwen is my fave!!!

    Coco, Taylor, Anna, and Rita I liked

    A big NO to Kim and Alexis smh…

  11. Empress says:

    Beyonce
    Taylor
    Kerry
    Madonna went a bit over board. IMO. But that’s just her!

  12. lima says:

    this year’s fashion was mehhh for me.. not impressed with the looks in general.. J.Lo tho!!! slayed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #okbye

  13. Anonymous says:

    Madonna, Gwen, & JLo were the Only ones who got the theme right.

  14. L2013 says:

    What’s the tea on Angela Simmons? She posted some behind the scenes pics of her getting ready but then no red carpet photos. ????? She looked great and definitely would’ve been a top contender got best dressed. Hmmm

  15. L2013 says:

    *for …stupid iPhone

  16. B says:

    Solange,Miley Cyrus and Rooney Mara were by far my favorites but Cara Delevigne, Madonna, Sienna Miller, JLO, Joan Smalls, Dakota Fanning, SJP and Anna Hathaway all served.

  17. DesignerGirl says:

    Hey @FashionBombStaff!

    Kims dress is not Givenchy. It is Riccardo Tisci Couture.

  18. YASHI says:

    1. Madonna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sHE SO naAAAAAASTY!!! i love it!!!!!!!

    2. Solange!!! GORG! What a twist on the punk them gurl went afropunk YES!

    3. JLO!!

    4. I bleed for Anja Rubik!!!!!!! OMG the red leather and red shoes HOT!!

    5. And Honey Last but not least SJP slayed with the head piece!!

  19. A says:

    Sorry but Beyonce makes this outfit look cheap in my opinion..I do like her hair & makeup though.

    Everyone else looks good. Especially J.Lo & Solange yeeeeeees!!

  20. Claire says:

    @DesignerGirl Riccardo Tisci is the head designer of Givenchy. Kim and Kanye are wearing Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci couture.

  21. Natasha says:

    You can’t really mess with Madonna’s take on punk. She was literally there on the scene. And her minions bedazzled that jacket to the heavens. Nice!

    To Anja Rubik: I appreciate your simplicity. Thank you.

    Solange and Rooney were also good. The Coco moth ‘fit was also nice but it seemed like expensive embellishments on a low-cost jersey dress :(

  22. bri says:

    Solange looks the best, Amarie’s fiance looks like Monica. When I seen a far away, slighty blurred pic of Beyonce she looked phenomenal, and everything came together perfectly, it looked like she has on an off the shoulder top, then all the detail at the bottom came to life more, up close it was ok because you could see the pieces separately (boots, gloves). I didn’t like Kerry’s look, and JLo looks good but I’ve seen it before from her and not really “rock”.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Yasss I love it!!! So many amazing looks, so many disasters….. First off Ms. Lopez looked fabolous… Naomi Harris looked gorgeous, however she didn’t incorporate the theme !!!……Beyonce would have been perfection if she would have given me B-day hair or even her natural hair straight and sleek…… .Solange and Nicole better Werk!!!! Taylor and Anja gave me a little dose if life as well….LMAO off at Nicki she is giving me all types of Carrie !!!! And who told Alexis it was appropriate for her to wear a big black feathery gown and she’s almost 8 months pregnant. And Kim dear Kim you’re looking like my great aunts sofa we used to keep covered in plastic , that’s not a good look dear. Everyone else -_-….. Oh Kerry looked beautiful it was just a little too safe for the event.

  24. Honeybrown says:

    Yasss I love it!!! So many amazing looks, so many disasters….. First off Ms. Lopez looked fabolous… Naomi Harris looked gorgeous, however she didn’t incorporate the theme !!!……Beyonce would have been perfection if she would have given me B-day hair or even her natural hair straight and sleek…… .Solange and Nicole better Werk!!!! Taylor and Anja gave me a little dose if life as well….LMAO off at Nicki she is giving me all types of Carrie !!!! And who told Alexis it was appropriate for her to wear a big black feathery gown and she’s almost 8 months pregnant. And Kim dear Kim you’re looking like my great aunts sofa we used to keep covered in plastic , that’s not a good look dear. Everyone else -_-….. Oh Kerry looked beautiful it was just a little too safe for the event.

  25. Solo better work! Not feeling Beyonce’s belt, there is too much going on with the look. SJP, Gwen, and Anja look great. I love Madonna’s shoes.

  26. Oh, and Kim, just a hot ass mess!

  27. LOVE BEY!!(im a stan!) she slayed, love Solo, J.Lo, and MADONNA!!! but did everyone (even Anna Wintour) miss the the notice that this year’s theme was punk rock??? Met is tradition! Being a designer i was excited to see who would bring it! Very disappointed! Even Gwen Stefani didn’t follow the trend, which was right up her alley! Kim, you get a pregnancy pass, but Nicki…have SEVERAL seats!

  28. Honeybrown says:

    Ok so y’all added some people…. Round 2 Mrs. LaLa Anthony the gown is very ill fitting however I love the hair the ombré especially but that gown was neither flattering nor appropriate for the event that goes to show that she can be a snooze fest at times……… Even Victor Cruz’s girlfriend gave us a little edginess with her choice. Although I’m on the fence about the pants with this look. And how could I leave out Gwen Stefani only she can bring us classic Rocker Chic !!!! Werk

  29. Elle says:

    So many bad hair and make up looks. Not feeling the dark lips on anyone.

  30. Titi says:

    Throw Anne Hathaway up here! She did that!

  31. Anonymous says:

    Wins: Beyonce train, jlo killed, and rooney mara. Honorable mention sjp, solange, and joan smalls.

    Everyone else was just ok.

    I love how kerri dresses on scandal but outside of that show, I feel like everything she puts on shows how thin and fragile she is. :-/

  32. Anonymous says:

    Oh and amaries girl looked like she was wearing a gorilla suit. No bueno.

  33. Morgan says:

    J.Lo, Miranda Kerr, Jessica Alba, Solange, Lala Anthony, Taylor Swift, Rita Ora, Nicki Minaj and Anne Hathaway looked lovely and were the ones I liked.

  34. Emma says:

    Beyonce and Kim were the worst dressed. Ricardo played you both (Kim even more with her abuelita’s old sofa dress ).Solange, the theme was “punk”, not “disco”…smh
    Jlo, Cameron Diaz, were one of the best dressed.
    Heidi was dressed for the Oscars, not this years’ met gala.

  35. lola says:

    I wish they would have kept kim off the guest list

  36. Anonymous says:

    I think on Instagram Brad G. said Jessica Alba’s dress was actually leather that was lasered cut not lace

  37. Anonymous says:

    I think this event should be renamed “look as hideous as you possibly can” gala coz thats exactly how everyone showed up looking

  38. Jay Are says:

    J Lo is lookin like Joan Smalls spicy sister honey! She is taking dives in the fountain of youth I tell ya.

    Bey- You make me cry. Last year you slayed & this year you’re lookin like a church fashion show! No Bueno

  39. Jenna says:

    @lola the only reason Kim was even on the guest list was because she’s Kanye’s “plus one” she has never been invited before. This would have been a great opportunity for her to slay but she chose to come there with her regular foolery she been wearing throughout this pregnancy.
    Ricardo you set Kim up for failure and UOENO it!

  40. Jenna says:

    Beyonce dress would have slayed without the boots and belt.
    Solange looks sleek and chic as always- no complaints here
    Chanel Iman looks good
    Sarah Jessica Parker is giving you vintage couture realness- get into it
    Everyone else should have stayed home!

  41. Jenna says:

    Oh I forgot Jlo she gets best dressed hands down in my opinion. She delivered!!

  42. Anonymous says:

    Some very nice looks, but not punk.

  43. binks says:

    Solange and J-lo served it and Joan, Madonna, and Anne are my honorable mentions but most of everybody else looked a hot damn mess and most people didn’t stick to the theme.

  44. Obsessed617 says:

    Of Course Kanye’s lover attended in spirit with the dress – it’s actually beautiful but he Adele-d her out with the pattern. Poor girl. JLo is what the look aspired to be.

  45. Cee Day says:

    Best looks: Anne Hathaway, Taylor Swift, JLo(loved the hair anyways), Solange&Kate Bosworth(even though she might have missed the memo) Madonna&Nicole Richie(they werrrked the theme!)

  46. Cee Day says:

    Alicia’s outfit would have been great but the fabricssssss just didn’t want her to, Beyonce & Kim’s looks are a hmmmm…. :/ &Miley, the mesh gown just didn’t work for her, I’m heartbroken really :(

  47. Obsessed617 says:

    Attended with Kanye I meant..he was there

  48. Nicky says:

    J-LO looked by far the best followed by Chanel Iman – a BIG NO to kimmy’s floral

  49. Cee Day says:

    Oh I forgot, SJP looks so pretty & cute in that dress n headpiece! Love it!

  50. Jei says:

    Solange, JLo & Anne Hathaway take top 3 in my book. Naomie Harris, Rooney Mara & Victor Cruz’s gf looked great too. Everyone else…however unfortunate, looked a hot damn mess. Thee worst dressed goes to Kim K. I could go on & on but your dress speaks for itself.

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