It’s time, everyone. The 2013 Met Gala–or, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala, if you’re nasty—is upon us. While we have really, really mixed feelings about this year’s theme—Punk: Chaos to Couture–and we know most of the attendees are nervous about committing (despite our helpful styling suggestions!) this is still the biggest red carpet event of the year. Expect one or two unforgettable looks, lots of playing it safe, some real style, some real glamour and, hopefully, a whole lot of beautiful disasters.
So, per usual, we’ll be updating live throughout the red carpet. Come back and refresh often–expect new looks here every few minutes!
Let’s do this.
Jennifer Morrison, first on the red carpet. She’s wearing Donna Karan. Although we appreciate the raw-ish looking neckline and the oil blotch print, we think this is about as “punk” as most attendees will get tonight. Thankfully, we really like black!
…All right, we’re going to retire all “[first wave punk band] would have loved [oblivious rich person stuff]” before that joke starts sounding too bitter. Speaking of which…
And you know what? A for effort.
Look! Someone tried! Unfortunately for Anja Rubik, the theme was not Thriller-inspired erotic role play. :(
We know as much about sports as every attendee at the 2013 Met Gala knows about punk, but we hear this Amar’e Stoudemire fellow plays some sort of ball game with the Knickerbockers of New York City.
We like his lady friend Alexis Stoudmire‘s feathery thing because the tiniest amount of effort is going to go a long way with us tonight.
Ivanka Trump has some dye in her hair.
Not sure where Sandra Lee was going with this.
Emmy Rossum dressed exactly how she always does, but piled her hair in some braids and shit on her head.
Hailee Steinfeld wore Donna Karan, looked cute like always, and let her eye makeup subtly echo the theme. Fair enough.
We thought Nina Dobrev was JWOWW, so that’s where we’re at.
Chloe Sevigny‘s accessories were awesome, especially her shoes. Her bare makeup is also up our alley.
Katie Holmes, we think, nodded to the theme with a towering bouffant. Sure.
La La Anthony looks… really different?
So, sheer is maybe big tonight? Lauren Bush Lauren.
We appreciate that the models were more daring than the everybody else. But “sheer panels on a tea length dress” aren’t anymore punk than the rest of what we’ve seen. Carolyn Murphy always looks beautiful, beyond that.
But we are not against odd this evening. We are highly in favor of anything remotely odd tonight.
Look at that! Coco Rocha took the theme seriously and won–sure, in any other context, this look would be pure Crazy Town. But at the Costume Institute Gala’s clueless honoring of punk, we’d say Coco just made the best dressed list.
Emilia Clarke nailed it: look like her super hot self, add some subtle element that nods to the theme, wind up looking like you paid attention without embarrassing yourself. That’s the goal tonight, folks.
This is going to be a night of occasional surprises and here’s the first big one: Miley Cyrus 1) did right by the theme while 2) looking high fashion enough for the Met Gala… while 3) looking like herself. Good job, Cyrus.
…And has a peplum. How is this still happening?
…So, cyber punk?
We can’t decide if the studs completely overpower Sienna Miller or that she looks kind of great?
Tom Ford and Joan Smalls, looking tremendous.
Jamie Campbell Bower and Lily Collins.
Marky Ramone, thinking to himself, “I’m not proud of this.”
When a journalist on the red carpet asked her if she would have been punk (back in the day?), she responded with a spritely, “Heck yeah!”
And there was the 2013 Met Gala contained in a single phrase.
(Photos via Getty)