WHERE & WHEN: 2013 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – PUNK: Chaos to Couture on May 6, 2013.
WEARING: Donna Karan Atelier dress, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes & Jherwitt jewelry.
MY VERDICT: Oh my mohawk! Just like Hailee Steinfeld, Naomie Harris and Emmy Rossum, “Once Upon a Time” star Jennifer Morrison was clad in a one-of-a-kind dress from Donna Karan Atelier. She wore a reptilian black lace on nude gown with asymmetrical cascading flounce motif on one hip and shoulder with a micro strap detail. I think it’s a beautiful creation, and probably one of the best looks I’ve seen on the actress. The back reminded me of Nina Dobrev’s dress last year.
It didn’t really call out “punk”, but there was still something still rough and sexy about it that captured the theme more than Emmy’s did. When Jennifer styled her long blonde locks into a braided faux hawk with looped edges, it played off the dress rather than being out of place. In a nutshell: punk wasn’t fully there, but it wasn’t non-existent either.
She finished with a black clutch, matching Giuseppe Zanotti platform pumps and custom jewelry by Jherwitt.