WHERE & WHEN: 2013 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – PUNK: Chaos to Couture on May 6, 2013.
WEARING: Head-to-toe Stella McCartney
MY VERDICT: Leave it up to Kristen Stewart to do the exact opposite of what you expect her to do. There wasn’t a scrap of tartan or a Chuck in sight when the “On The Road” actress arrived on the red carpet as a guest of designer Stella McCartney. Kristen wore a dramatic bordeaux silk long sleeve jumpsuit with panels of lace embroidery. First of all–I’m so excited she wore a jumpsuit. This may not have been one of my Wish List picks for her, but I had my completely heart set on a jumpsuit and she delivered. I like that there was an approach to punk taken here by incorporating some femininity into it. Kristen has a natural punk vibe about her that she didn’t need to be cliché, and that’s why this works for her better than it would for someone else.
As predicted, she was in her element.
I’m still holding out for her to wear a tuxedo one day, and that gives me something to look forward to.
Kristen’s hairstylist opted for a “greaser boy” ‘do. It was a cool and unique idea, but I can’t deny that a faux hawk or something where she had a little hair left out would have been ideal. I’m loving those garnet smoky eyes and blood red lacquered nails.
A sick pair of spiked-out Stella pumps and a gold minaudière with a ruby clasp helped polish it all off.