WHERE & WHEN: 2013 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – PUNK: Chaos to Couture on May 6, 2013.
WEARING: J. Mendel dress and clutch, Givenchy shoes & Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
MY VERDICT: I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a sad thing that Country/Pop star Taylor Swift was able to execute punk better than most at the MET ball this year. The “22″ singer arrived as a guest of designer Gilles Mendel wearing a custom J. Mendel black silk crepe gown with lace inserts, a chiffon sunburst pleated back and a sparkling silver-gold embroidered crystal neckline.
Taylor played up the ‘Chaos to Couture’ vibe that was the theme of the evening. Granted she didn’t break out garbage bag leather and a faux hawk, but she certainly hit a higher note than most. The embroidery along the neck reminded me somewhat of Kate Hudson’s dress at the Golden Globe Awards back in January, but my favorite part of the dress were the daring lace panels. | continue reading..