The Met gala

Stars went fun and fearless with their fashion

 

Que viva punk!

Celebrities embraced the theme and managed to have a little fun at Monday night’s Met gala, the fundraiser at NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. But Beyonce, the event’s honorary chairwoman, seemed the girl on fire on the red carpet that might rival the Oscars in celebrity wattage.

Wearing a flame-motif gown with long gloves and train by Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, Bey was one of the last arrivals, following in the studded heel footsteps of Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lawrence and Jennifer Lopez.

Many stars embraced the Costume Institute exhibit they were there to celebrate: “Punk: From Chaos to Couture.”

Beyonce’s co-chairs for the event included Tisci, who escorted Rooney Mara, in a white lace gown with exaggerated shoulders and a heavy-hardware zip front.

Tisci also dressed Kim Kardashian, in a flattering (believe it) floral-print, high-neck gown.

Sarah Jessica Parker donned an oversized feather mohawk by Philip Treacy that complemented her graffiti-splashed and slashed gown by Giles Deacon, which she also paired with thigh-high, tartan-plaid Christian Louboutin boots.

Cameron Diaz and Anne Hathaway both said they were influenced by the punk scene — especially the music. Diaz came with Kristen Stewart and Stella McCartney, who designed both of their outfits. Diaz’s cobalt-colored cape dress had a severe studded belt.

Hathaway showed off a blond hairdo, not dissimilar to Miley Cyrus’ and a vintage burned-out Valentino gown. Hathaway said her inspiration for the outfit was Debbie Harry, who was just a few steps ahead in a studded blazer by Tommy Hilfiger. Katie Holmes, in a molded gown with a metal halter neckline by Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa, also gave a nod to Harry.

Madonna said she was a fan of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen “and that whole era.” Still, she added, she didn’t want her plaid jacket, netted top and stockings to be too literal. “I wanted to do my own thing.”

The Met gala is largely orchestrated by Anna Wintour, Vogue’s editor-in-chief. She wore a pink floral Chanel gown, which she said is a color that symbolizes the movement: “I think [punk] is so eclectic and so original and maybe it sort of represents what’s very fearless about fashion.”

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