The 2013 Met Gala took place last night and
it was all our worst fears realized interesting! While the theme–PUNK: Chaos to Couture–was largely ignored, it was still observed enough (and hilariously misunderstood) to slip up many attendees.
Since this isn’t a typical red carpet, our criteria for the Met Gala Best Dressed list is thus: in order to make the list, attendees had to (at least) allude to the theme while simultaneously looking like themselves. The best looks were a little off, or more than a little.
Which is why we’re surprised but certain this one belongs here:
People hated Miley Cyrus‘ hair but seemed pretty positive about her slinky Marc Jacobs. We think her hair kind of made it.
On the opposite end:
Jennifer Lawrence referenced the theme subtly: spikes on her heels, red lipstick and lined eyes, a leather belt. She looked very Dior with a little attitude.
While Karen Elson is more closely associated with grunge, she looked pretty sensational in a golden column with chain detailing and bare makeup.
Okay. So. Coco Rocha went completely over the top in Ungaro. But she’s Coco Rocha and she pulled it off and she obviously had a good time of it.
Emilia Clarke did not go over the top. She paired her pretty red Ralph Lauren with giant crosses dangling from her ears.
Unless Chloe Sevigny looks a complete fright, we’re probably going to put her on the best dressed list. Also, we need her shoes.
Feel free to talk about your favorite fashion bloggers with objectivity in the comments.
Speaking of objectivity, this makes us feel about as weird as we’ve ever felt covering a red carpet. We like the surreal rose print on Kim Kardashian‘s Givenchy a lot. We like the cut on her and we’re factoring in how hard it is to dress for fancy parties while pregnant. Kanye looks good, too.
Another surprise: we were really taken with Leelee Sobieski‘s combination of minimal and intricate. Also, her ’90s supermodel slicked back hair/beauty.
Christina Ricci did a really obvious thing–Vivienne Westwood in plaid–but in the absence of real competitors, she just looked like she knew what she was doing.
And Sarah Jessica Parker, bless you for wearing a big opulent ballgown, thigh high satin boots and a giant mohawk.
Who were your picks for Best Dressed at the 2013 Met Gala? Tell us!
(All photos via Getty)