|Sarah Jessica Parker in custom Gilles Phillip Treacy headpiece & Louboutin boots|
So, who paid homage to the theme and got it right? (From the look of things, that was no easy feat).
Disclaimer: I was not at the Met's Costume Gala nor did I cover the red carpet. Based upon images on line, these are my observations from last night.
Sarah Jessica Parker, dressed in a Giles Deacon graffiti printed gown, Christian Louboutin plaid over the knee boots, and a Philip Treacy Mohawk head-dress, she managed to touch upon almost all the punk themes. Was it a bit over the top? Yup. But she can get away with anything, and it actually suited her. She also looked great on the arms of Vogue's dandy, Hamish Bowles, wearing a tuxedo whose lapels were decorated with spiky silver hardware.
Stacy Keibler (George Clooney's gal pal) definitely has the perfect stature and body to carry this custom Rachel Roy studded and sheer black mini dress with long sleeves.
Donatella Versace and Zandra Rhodes: Both dressed in their own designs, and they both 'own' the look after all, no?
Alexa Chung: Wearing a beautiful, short, black, Erdem dress (with a spider web effect), Alexa looked like herself but also gave a nod to the theme of the night.
Carine Roitfeld is another one that always gets it right and she nailed it with her Givenchy fall 2013 ensemble.
Who got it wrong, or just didn't get it? (whether on purpose or not):
Kate Upton admitted to style.com, "I don't think I fully understood the theme," and from the look of her rather plain green DVF gown, that was obvious! (fyi, is it me, or did that dress look a bit like a swimsuit cover-up? Considering that fact she has just graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, maybe that should not come as such a surprise).
Gwyneth Paltrow looked like a Good Humor pop-sickle (or is it a cream-sickle) in her pink Valentino
Marc Jacobs and Sofia Coppola both looked as though they stumbled into the Met by accident LOL. Why am I not surprised that Marc and his BFF looked about as un punky as could be? Do you really think Marc wants to look like anyone else? Of course not. He wants to stand out and make his own statement and he did so with his choice of a Comme des Garcons suit covered in polka dots (worn with a shirt with prim white collar and black bow). He dressed Sofia in a loose and comfy pajama (his favorite ensemble as of late).