Anne Hathaway actually blew me away with her punk transformation for the Costume Institute Gala for the “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum (or Met Gala for short). Doesn’t she look great as a blonde? Every year celebs dress to the hilt for the event for whatever the theme is. This year, it’s punk. So keep that in mind when looking at these photos — these looks are supposed to be crazy and over the top.
BEST: Anne Hathaway, January Jones, Sienna Miller
WORST: Almost everyone else, but especially Kerry Washington, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kim Kardashian and honestly there were so many more I couldn’t even deal with.
PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY: Miley Cyrus and Anne Hathaway
Check it out!
Katie Holmes. This isn’t remotely punk and you look physically uncomfortable and you should go home.
Katy, I love you, but I don’t love this. You look pretty but the whole thing is just…just not right.
Nicole Richie. Okay. Totally get what she was going for here. It does not work. But I really admire the risk.
This is as punk as it’s ever going to get for Taylor Swift, so I’ll take it.
Gwyneth Patlrow what in the ever loving hell is this? It’s ugly. And the gown you wore to the Iron Man premiere was way more punk than this. This whole thing is terrible. What are you even doing.
Cameron Diaz. Uh.
Jennifer Lopez. There is nothing about this that I like.
Kim Kardashian baffles me. She walks around running errands and eating lunch in sky high heels and tight leather and then for a punk themed gala she wears 1970’s living room drapes? And Kanye, are you about to conduct an orchestra? You both look stupid.
Blake Lively. Stunning woman. Boring and ugly dress for this event. It’s like you didn’t even try.
Miley Cyrus in Marc Jacobs. THIS is what I’ve been waiting for. This is how you do formal punk. Her bod looks killer. The dress is great for the occasion, and not too costume-y. The hair is very over the top and to that I say, well done. A+ for you, Miley. If you hate this, you and Katie Holmes should go hang out at the American Girl Store.
Rooney Mara is always a little punk, so for her this is almost boring.
January Jones. YES. My girl January ALWAYS BRINGS IT to the Met Galas. And I always bring her the love.
Michelle Obama’s Arch Nemesis Kerry Washington. Leather gloves and black taffeta stapled on the back? Really, Kerry? That was the best you could do?
Jessica Alba. WHERE ARE HER EYEBROWS? Is this purposeful? Is it just bad lighting? Can I just not see them? What the hell is happening where am I what day is it
Oh my God Kirsten Dunst, this isn’t even the right theme. You look amazing but you could have done this theme so well and instead you Gatsby’d it up. I’m so mad at you.
Sarah Jessica Parker wore some kind of…mohawk…headpiece? So points for sticking to the theme, but…Miley did it so much better. It almost pains me to say that. Almost.
And this is also as punk as we will get for Emma Watson. Okay. I accept it.
Ella Fanning got a little lost in the theme. I do love her eye makeup but the tie dye is not right. Even if the theme was tie dye. It would still be bad.
Nicki Minaj. This is like a dress you would get at Bebe for a girls’ weekend in Vegas. Do not like. She looks very pretty though.
Jessica Paré. Nooooo Megan Draper, why did you do this. You could have done something so much better.
Chloe Sevigny, I am so disappointed in you. This is so blah for you and so blah for this event. This is the kind of stuff you would wear to the Golden Globes. You’re Sevs, you gotta step it up for these occassions.
Ashley Olsen. I, uh, okay. Well it’s not boring. It’s hard to look away from. It’s intriguing. Kind of like the Tupac Hologram.
Anja Rubik. Haha. I like this. I like how strung out and Angela Bowie it is.
Julie Macklowe (“socialite”). This is a perfect example of taking the theme too far into the costume end. This is not good.
Madonna. She clearly went with the theme…and I’m not sure what I think. I need some time to think this over. And several days of meditation and soul searching.
Sienna Miller. YES. I LOVE THIS. This is perfect.
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I love your fashion posts Catherine, PLEASE keep them coming.
Sienna nailed it. Absolutely appropriate.
K-Stew obviously thought camel-toe was the theme, or she is sending subliminal messages to Rupert.
Last night was a near-complete fashion fail.
Yes! Love the fashion posts!!
I forgot to ask my rhetorical question: If kardashian is so afraid of her “couch ass,” why did she dress up like a sofa??
january looks so much like robin wright formerly penn, ya know, princess buttercup, like wow.
don draper’s new wife, whatever her name is, those chompers distract me, eeeesh! good on her for not getting them fixed, that’s like a big F U to the industry, but i just can’t see past them gums & chompers…
miley looks alrighty, good job little shit.
and lastly from me, madonna looks kinda rad, however what is up with the clashing pink shoes? seriously, can anyone tell me – why red lipstick & red accents elsewhere, but a horrible choice of shoe color? i hate seeing that on the red carpet, i just don’t get it….
All this does is show how incredibly clueless people are when it comes to the word “punk”.
Sienna’s half headband spikey-comb thing is amazing and I want it.
Agree with meh.
However, Rooney is perfect, and I’m actually kinda feelin what K-Stew’s puttin out.
I agree with you on most things but Miley was terrible, yes she got the punk thing wow congrats but it was such a basic interpretation and she looked like she was trying to be a punk rather than incorporating punk elements. She’s not a punk so ughh… just don’t. Sienna (and Cara) was a horrific mess. Oh look spikes = punk congrats u and miley can talk about your genius together. They looked tired and bulky. Gwen Stefani was the best by far imop. She looked immaculate, not over done or trying to hard.
Gwyneth Patlrow abviously misread the invitation.. The theme is PUNK not PINK. Duhh.