Imagine being an A-lister who attends a dozen of red carpet events a year. Your first time smiling to cameras in a 10K-pound gown should be exciting. The second and third probably too. But sooner or later I imagine you’d be fed up with the LBDs and the red Valentinos and the 5-inch Louboutins and the Chanel No. 5, and craving for a change in the dress code, right? Wouldn’t you dream of, like, a punk-themed gala?
Believe it or not, some celebs don’t. When the Met Costume Institute launched its new exhibition, entitled PUNK: Chaos to Couture, bored stars had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stroll down the red carpet in a garbage bag and fishnet stockings. Instead, most acted like that annoying friend we all have, who comes to Halloween as a sexy kitten angel.
Gwyneth Paltrow could have worn her side-butt dress with impunity, but she turned up in a saintlier-than-saint (and boringer-than-boring) floor-lenght pink frock. Katie Holmes could’ve finally gotten a parsonality of her own after divorcing her nuts hubby, but decided to dress like a pregnant bride. Jennifer Lawrence seems to have a rebel soul, but covered it up with a 50s-style strapless yawn-gown. And seriously, Anna Wintour? Florals for spring? Groundbreaking! (One day I’ll be refused a Vogue job for what I’ve just written. Sorry, future me.)
What would I have worn to the party, if they hadn’t forgotten to invite me?
I could have picked something pretty (and) anarchic straight from the Fall/Winter 2013-14 runways:
Or resorted to one of fashion’s remaining rebels:
And what would YOU wear? Tell me in a comment! Unless it’s a sexy kitten angel floral LBD, in which case go to hell.