The annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala is arguably the biggest fashion event of the year, and this time around, the fête honored the opening of the PUNK: Chaos to Couture exhibition with a punk-themed party. "Warm Bodies" actress TERESA PALMER hit the red carpet in a dress to match, which was custom-designed for her by Diane von Furstenberg. Although the plunging neck gown and dazzling diamonds were much more on the glamorous side, the Australian beauty didn't hold back when it came to her makeup and hair. TRESemmé Celebrity Stylist JOHN D. gave Teresa's long golden mane a mussed appearance before sharply braiding one side. It was a cool faux attempt at the trendy-yet-edgy half-shaved head look, which instantly gave her locks a toughened up twist. As for her makeup, JO BAKER gave Teresa bold "bad gal brows" that were complimented by a dewy complexion and glossy taupe lips. If you're digging this look, then you're in luck. Teresa's glam team gave The Fashion Court the scoop on how to recreate it.
For this year's Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala--hosted by Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci, Moda Operandi creative director Lauren Santo Domingo, and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour--guests were asked to dress in their punk best in celebration of the opening of the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition. Heads quickly turned with KRISTEN STEWART emerged onto the red carpet wearing a bold bordeaux jumpsuit by Stella McCartney that instantly set her apart from the other glamorously punkified attendees. With every public appearance from the 23-year-old actress comes a makeup palette and hairstyle on-lookers immediately crave. Kristen worked with her mane man ADIR ABERGEL and one of her go-to makeup artists BEAU NELSON to ensure a solid punk look. The Fashion Court got the low-down on all of the details for you to try your hand at "punk beauty"--Kristen Stewart style!
WHO: Kerry Washington WHERE & WHEN: Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" on May 6, 2013. WEARING: Vera Wang dress, Christian Louboutin shoes MY VERDICT: It was so hard for ladies to find a balance between "chaos" and "couture" at the MET gala this year, but I believe Kerry Washington was one of the few who made a great attempt. The "Scandal" actress looked absolutely stunning when she arrived on the red carpet wearing a custom-made violet floral and laser lace peplum gown by Vera Wang, which featured a black fishnet inset within the deep v-neckline and a matching tulle train. The dress alone had a dark glamour vibe that was only enhanced by Kerry's daring long leather gloves. This was certainly something new for Kerry, but I've never gotten the impression that she wasn't willing to test new fashion waters.
WHO: Kate Bosworth WHERE & WHEN: Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" on May 6, 2013. WEARING: Balmain Atelier dress, Salvatore Ferragamo shoes MY VERDICT: It seemed like Kate was paying homage to Jem and the Holograms rather than punk when she hit the MET Gala red carpet in a hot pink Balmain Atelier gentili lurex jacquard body-con mini dress. Don't get me wrong--I love Jem and I think the "Black Rock" actress, who was the guest of designer Olivier Rousteing, look really cool in the dress. In fact, the style is inspired by the Fall 2013 collection that just so happens to be one of my favorite lines this season.
WHO: Elizabeth Banks WHERE & WHEN: Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" on May 6, 2013. WEARING: Atelier Versace dress, Brian Atwood shoes and clutch & Kara Ross jewelry. MY VERDICT: I was looking forward to seeing what "Catching Fire" star Elizabeth Banks was going to wear the MET ball this year. I had hoped for a dress by Versace, and that's what Liz ended up going for--although it wasn't from the Fall 2013 collection that I thought we'd see a lot of, but from the Spring 2013 Atelier line. Liz hit the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art wearing the shimmering gold metallic tuxedo jacket mini dress.