From leather and lace to studs, spikes and safety pins – we just can’t get enough of the punk inspired looks showcased at this year’s Met Ball.
For almost 40 years the London v New York punk debate has raged on, but now it looks like we’re set to see a resurgence of subversive punk anti-fashion straight out of NYC following the annual Costume Institute Gala.
You couldn’t get an event closer to the centre of the fashion establishment, so all eyes were firmly fixed on the Big Apple to see how the world’s most stylish celebs would handle the ‘punk chaos’ theme of this year’s Met Ball. Cue Sid Vicious safety pins and Siouxsie Sioux bondage gear
We may have failed miserably to spot any multi-coloured Mohawks on the red carpet, but both Miley Cyrus and Anne Hathaway took the opportunity to show off their new bleached blonde cropped hair dos, whilst Sarah Jessica Parker just stopped just short of going for the chop, instead opting for a Philip Treacy ‘Faux Hawk’.
As a theme, punk played perfectly into Madonna’s hands. All she needed do was rummage through her 80s wardrobe of ripped jeans and lace bodystockings then pile on the crucifix jewellery. For others a smokey eye was by far enough of a nod to the theme.
Studded Burberry can be hailed the success of the evening – as seen on Sienna Miller and Cara Delevingne – but this is punk glammed up for the A-List. No green Mohawks, Dr Martens or old Sex Pistols t-shirts here! The Met Ball is a polite society affair rather than a display of anti-establishment anarchy after all. Rumour has it that Anna Wintour put her foot down to veto a naked sculpture of Vivienne Westwood as the centrepiece of the event. So is this it? Has Punk finally gone mainstream?
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