I don't tend to review red carpet fashions but there was something so ridiculously cool about last nights Met Ball, celebrating its new exhibit, Punk: Chaos to Couture. In complete honesty, I was ready to really hate what I saw when I woke up this morning to all the fashions that took the stage as I slept here in London...otherwise known as the spiritual home of punk. Yes, all these stars have very knowledgable stylists but I was prepared to see something similar to the MTV Video Music Awards where lots of vanilla stars look at it as a chance to be 'cool' and a little 'rock and roll'. But holy s**t. WELL DONE, TEAM.
It seemed as though some people missed the memo on the theme of the night and just got far too dolled up, but there were some real winners for me and for reasons I would never expect. Aside from Madonna who went balls to the wall with her get-up, there was a brilliant manifestation of punk in the most fashionable ways last night...and in some of the most unexpected ways. Hair and make-up sealed the deal for many of the stars but in-your-face studs, bold silhouettes and, in the cases of the real punks (i.e. Her Majesty Vivienne Westwood), it was all about the understatement.
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