Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Met Ball

Last night was The Met Ball. I absolutely love this event! This event, hosted by Vogue, celebrates the annual opening of the Metropolitan Museum's fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute (that's why it is also sometimes called the Costume Institute Gala). If the name and description doesn't tell you, it is more about the theatrics of fashion than anything. Always held around a theme, this year it was PUNK. Let me tell you, I could NOT wait to see how that was going to be interpreted! It did not disappoint. 

Because of the crazy array of fashion on the red carpet, I chose to split my selections into 3 categories:  
  1. Best Punk - best interpretation of the theme while still looking good
  2. Best Dressed - favourite outfits in general whether meeting the theme or not
  3. Worst Dressed - because those are always fun 
The Met Ball, fashion, punk
Sienna Miller, Nina Dobrev, Nicole Richie, Cara Delevingne, Emmy Rossum

Best Punk: To me each and everyone of these ladies went punk, but managed to stay elegant. Lots of soft and hard in the fabrics and textures. Lots of WILD and big hair - I mean, Nicole even spray painted her hair silver - that's commitment! I thought these were very on-point with the theme.

fashion, The Met Ball, red carpet
Jessica Alba, Kate Beckinsale, Emily Blunt, Cameron Diaz, Katie Holmes
Best Dressed: Whether at The Met Ball or not, I think these ladies rocked the evening! They've also added subtle punk accents to their looks as well! Loved each and every one.

The Met Ball, fashion, what not to wear
Elle Fanning, Joely Richardson, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Madonna

Worst Dressed: I would like to think that my reasoning for selecting each of these ladies as worst dressed is pretty obvious. No idea what Elle Fanning is doing with herself. Her tie-dye gown and makeup are more strange than punk to me. Joley Richardson is wearing a beautiful colour, in what looks to be a beautiful fabric, but those hips? Just distracting and unnecessary. Katy Perry... um, just didn't work for me. Beyonce is strange with her matching boots and gloves in that busy pattern. Just not flattering or beautiful. Last but not least, Madonna. Her look is 100% punk and she would win "Best Punk Costume" but it is still a Ball/Gala and it is still meant to be formal so she's just off the mark on this one.

I should also mention that there are WAY more than 5 for each category. It was hard to narrow these down. Last night was impressive! What did you think?

The Anna Mystery: with the theme of Punk and with the below cover of New York Magazine, I've got to say I was a little underwhelmed (surprised maybe?) with what Anna showed up wearing... 

Anna Wintour, The Met Ball, New York Magazine, PunkThe Met Ball, fashion, punk


  1. Didnt feel like the majority of the guest were dressed according to the punk theme. The outfits could've been more fun. Too bad..

    x Cammie

    1. I thought it was a genius theme! But, nothing as extreme as I expected.

  2. love your picks - and i agree, anna could have worn something at least punk inspired!

  3. Totally underwhelmed by Anna. Really underwhelmed.

    You are right on with Beyonce (Why B! Why!), Katy Perry (What the what is she wearing) and Madonna (who I find always annoying).

    I totally agree with the rest of your assesments minus Nicole Richie. She just seemed kind of desperate for attention with that one to me! But I really like all the other girls you chose. Especially Cara Delevinge - she looks stunning and so in touch with the theme!

  4. Loved cameron diaz look! And my least fav was Madonna. xo