Met Gala Fashion: Almost Punk

So we already know who completely missed the punk memo last night, but we have to discuss those who tried…but failed. Not saying all of these ladies are on the worst dressed list, but their attempt at punk was so close…yet so far.

 photo BeyonceKnowlesinGivenchybyRiccardoTisci.jpg Beyonce in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci

I feel like we saw this last year: Givenchy dress, long train, waits until she’s the last arrival on the red carpet so she can have the steps to herself. Beyonce was pretty much the focal point of this event, so you better look like a bad ass. To me, she just looks okay. Solange really took it for the Knowles family last night. Sorry Bey.

 photo JessicaAlbainToryBurch.jpg Jessica Alba in Tory Burch

Jessica Alba and Tory Burch are two names that are not associated with punk, however I appreciate the laser-cut leather and I applaud them both for a punk attempt. Bonus points for the ear jewelry (they’re neither earrings nor ear cuffs). She looks stunning but my only complaint…I wish there was a little more edge.

 photo AliciaKeysinJasonWu.jpg Alicia Keys in Jason Wu

This just straight up does not look good on her.

 photo DakotaFanninginRodarte.jpg Dakota Fanning in Rodarte

Dakota definitely gets points for most unique (you have to see the back to really appreciate it) but I’m not seeing the punk here.

 photo EmmaRobertsinDVF.jpg Emma Roberts in Diane von Furstenberg

I almost didn’t even include Emma in this category because from far away I thought that was just a belt. When I looked closer I realized it kind of looks like a bunch of bullets and even if it’s not I must applaud her for the edge. If that wasn’t there, we’d have just another black dress. Just what the red carpet needs.

 photo CareyMulliganinBalenciaga.jpg Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga

Carey took the easy way out…throw on a safety pin and call it punk.

 photo RitaOrainThakoon.jpg Rita Ora in Thakoon

I actually love this look but because everyone knows she loves fashion and has such a unique style, I hold her to higher standards…and this JUST met them.

 photo AllisonWilliamsinAltuzarra.jpg Allison Williams in Altuzarra

This is one of my favorite dresses of the night. Note that I said dresses, not looks. Is it wrong to say she’s not fashiony enough to wear this dress? Well, I said it

 photo ChloeSevignyinProenzaSchouler.jpgChloe Sevigny in Proenza Schouler

It’s Chloe. It’s Proenza. And exactly what you’d expect when the two meet.

 photo EmmyRossuminDonnaKaranAtelier.jpg Emmy Rossum in Donna Karan Atelier

Gorgeous. I love the idea of a beautiful gown with edgy makeup and hair…but too many people went that route last night. However, Emmy had my favorite of that hair and makeup…plus I’m a huge fan of Shameless.

 photo ConstanceJablonskiinWesGordon.jpg Constance Jablonski in Wes Gordon
(pictured with the designer)

That harness is fantastic and it’s perfect with the dress. I don’t know how you can be such a versatile model, wear a harness and not look the least bit edgy but Constance found a way. Not hating for her it (because she obviously looks incredible) but it had to be said.

Last part — the punkest of them all — coming soon.

Photos via The Cut & Styleite


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