So, ummmm, yeah – a year later…
The comments about the ‘best’ and ‘worst’ of last night’s Gala got my mind going BIG-TIME, and so I decided to open my blog back up for business. I’ve seen a lot and learned a lot about personal and commercial style this year, and I don’t want the fact that I’m a laymen in this world to stop me from blogging – I enjoy it too much to let it die all together. So, humbly, but not TOO humbly, here are my thoughts and shiz:
Mark Kate in Vintage Chanel – SHE WINS. And here’s why I think so: the theme of this year’s Gala was “Punk: From Chaos to Couture”. Punk, as I’ve always understood it, is the ideology around not giving a flying fuck – and when taken into the context with CHAOS and COUTURE, this really means just doing YOU. I feel like this look here IS MK to the -nth degree. The wild girl hair half-locked is a grunge throwback (and even reminded me of this oldie but goodie), the nude lip echoing the 90′s echoing the 60′s – but not hiding behind black lines and the nonsense safety pin up-do’s of her red carpet cohorts, the flowing tight-body slip dress a la any woman ever & Debbie Harry,
or almost any other Punk Pretty Princess, and then the divinely inspired duster coat which in it’s yellow hue doesn’t fake out that it’s a nasty cold night in 1976, but rather embraces the beautiful Spring evening we NYers had last night. If we look up the fabulous M-Kate in future years, this image will remain as a PERFECT picture of who and how she looked and was perceived AS IS, and that’s pretty dam PUNK if you ask me. I’ll be emulating this scowl and cheekbone bonanza ALL SUMMER LONG, believe.
Other notables – all pics from Huff Post:
Shame about the endless camel-toe, but the look is right on, and Kristen Stewart is pretty badass. Did you see her in On the Road?? If you didn’t you MUST – she lets it all hang out and lives out some major fantasy’s with those epically hot fellas. The script is a perfect adaptation – that Jose Rivera is pure GENIUS.
So bad it’s GOOD – Christina Ricci in Vivienne Westwood
I hate this Riccardo Tisci, I hate it with everything I’ve got, and that makes it PUNK as all hell – well done Ms. K.
This look is clean and lovely, and I’m loving the goth touch with the hair and lipstick. Ronney Mara wears this Givenchy really well – she earned a front a back pic – and this is punk in part because the dress could have been anything! Wedding ready, death ready, there’s something fun about the play here about the beauty and flow of the dress mashed against her dark glare and hard angled face. I dig.
But really – shout out of the night goes to Beyoncé’s helping hand. Without him standing by that outfit had a case of the poops – as in it kinda sucked, as in, it wasn’t even bad enough to BE punk! In the hilariously perfect words of the Dlisted crew :
And now, instead of showing the same BAD pics of people’s half-assed attempts to be Met Gala cool, some images of the folks who I think did the theme better, without prompt…
Over and out.