A Little Bit of Punk Goes a Long Way

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It was a fashion feast for the eyes as is customary, for the annual 2013 Met Gala, and with Punk on the menu, it was time to really let one’s hair down (or more suitably, slicked back in punkesque quiff). And while some seemed to embrace the punk theme with gutso (Madonna), others (everyone else), added splashes of punk to their couture with flamboyant make-up and creative variations of punk dos. It was a welcome change to red carpet tradition – with the real stars of the night being the make-up artists and hair stylists who truly brought it for this year’s Met Gala  – Punk: Chaos to Couture.

Nicole Ritchie: A Top Shop dress, silver pumps  – made all punk-like with dyed white hair and a stained dark vampy lip. She went there and still looked incredibly glamorous.

Kirsten Stewart: Our surly friend donned my favourite make-up of the night. Rocking a deep red coloured Stella McCartney pants-suit, slicked punkesque hair, yet it was the smokey burgundy eye that really stole the show. This red-based colour around her peep-holes made those green eyes a brilliant shade of feline.

JLo squeezed herself in yet another sheath-like printed number, showcasing the
curves, but did let a little bit of punk in with an amazing up-do featuring the quiff. Top marks for trying.

Diane Kruger: Draped in the most sensational Channel haute Couture dress and Jacob & Co jewellery added pink tips to her pony. So punk-cool.

Emily Blunt: The up-do of the night and winged fleuro pink eye-paint on the peeps, certainly brought the punk out.

Elle Fanning’s make-up artist also took the liberty of incorporating splashes of colour to her eyes in a very Adam Ant-like blue and red sweep, matching perfectly to her Rodarte dress.

Ginnifer Goodwin: Her interpretation of punk (well, the make-up artist’s fine interpretation)  – black Cleopatra eyes and jet-black hair. Rocking!

January Jones looked totally unrecognisable with her edgy side-braided up-do, blonded eye-brows and feline black eyeliner resplendent with crystals.


But for me, the celebrity who totally embodied the theme was the always fashion-forward: Miss SJP in a Giles ball-gown with a Mohawk inspired Phillip Treacy head-piece and custom made Christian Louboutin thigh-high tartan boots. This, my friends, is when Punk truly met couture. Amen.

One thought on “A Little Bit of Punk Goes a Long Way

  1. Great photos & love your comments on them, would nevver have got to see these without glammeup!

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