The Met Gala: what we wish every red carpet event looked like.
You guyzzzz, last night was uber en-ter-tai-NING. As I walked the red carpet wearing custom Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci watched the live red carpet stream from the comfort of my own home in my coziest oversized H&M sweatpants (one day I’ll be on that red carpet), I was glued to Moda Operandi's live stream, loving the different interpretations of PUNK. In case you live in a cute cottage on top of a mountain off the side of a highway and didn’t have wi-fi last night (if that's the case, I adore you), the theme of the Met Ball was indeed Punk: From Chaos to Couture.
The overwhelming consensus of the night was that Punk is an attitude more than anything. Sure there's the music, the studs and the mohawks that add to what the Punk movement was about, but overall is was an attitude of irreverence towards the establishment. A "SCREW YOU" attitude of not caring about judgements and marching to the beat of your own drum, or in this case electric guitar?
What I thought would be fun and apropos with the punk theme and all, would be to feature the red carpet dwellers who most embodied themselves and their personalities through their choice of attire rather than the ones who looked like they were at a Punk themed costume party, even if that’s kind of what it was. There were all types on that crimson carpet: women who were designer's dates and barbie dolls for the night (see Tom Ford and Joan Smalls), women who put a lot of effort into making sure they looked the part of punk (see Julie Macklowe and Linda Fargo), and then women who just expressed themselves so perfectly through their gowns, it was almost as if they were wearing their personalities on their sleeves.
Here's my list of Best Authentically Dressed:
Riccardo Tisci and Rooney Mara in Givenchy (WINNER), SJP in custom Giles, Philip Treacy
fauxhawk head piece and custom Christian Louboutin boots
Giovanna Battaglia in Dolce & Gabanna. Beyonce in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci
Vivienne Westwood, aka the Queen of Punk, Taylor Tomasi Hill in Thom Browne.
Carine Roitfeld in Givenchy, Stella Tennant in Christopher Kane
Gwyneth Paltrow in Valentino, Cara Delevingne in Burberry
Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga by Alexander Wang, Mary-Kate Olsen in vintage Chanel, Alexa Chung in Erdem
Do you see what I mean?! These women just get it. They get the art of fashion as a form of expression and their sartorial choices speak volumes about who they are. That's what it's all about. To me, those are the winners. This is precisely why the Met Gala is the best red carpet event of the year; it's the place where you find women who understand the power of fashion and use it to their advantage.
It feels like I used a lot of words to get my point across today. Whatevs Charmin, I know you say less is more, but today I couldn't help it. We're not all cuddly Teddy Bears ok?!
So talk to me. Do you agree with this notion? Or do you think I missed a key authentically dressed red carpeter?