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.
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.
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.
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.