Last Monday happened to be my favorite event of the year. Some people look forward to the World Cup, others look forward to the Grammys. Me? I’m all about the Met Gala, the time of year when athletes, celebrities and socialites bond over their love of fashion.
It’s a grand time, my friends. A time when Katy Perry can wear this and no one blinks.
Anyway, while every site from Style.com to Laineygossip.com has reviewed the event and listed their favourite outfits of the night, I being the beauty junkie I am, have decided to focus on the best beauty looks.
The following Met Gala attendees make the list because they in my humble opinion, brought the punk.
Every year the gala has a theme. Past themes have been “Superheroes”, “Anglo Saxon”, etc.
This year, the theme was Punk: From Chaos to Couture.
Punk isn’t necessarily about black eyeliner and dyed roots. It’s a state of mind. It’s an “I don’t care” attitude. While it’s hard to act like you don’t care when you’re wearing couture, it is possible to have fun with it. I was disappointed at how few of the women, especially the fashion darlings, had fun with the theme.
I’m looking at you Kerry Washington.
Sigh. This event desperately needed some Rihanna.
Anyway, here are some of the ladies (and a couple of gentlemen) that did not disappoint in the beauty department.
Best Hair: Anne Hathaway.
Anne Hathaway totally owned the Met Gala. While some women’s attachment to their hair can rival their attachment to their children, Annie not only cut her long brunette locks for her Oscar-winning role in Les Miserables, she had no trouble bleaching it.
It is, after all, just hair.
Honourable Mention: Joan Smalls and her major ombre.
Best Eye Makeup: Kristen Stewart.
No one personifies the punk “I don’t care” attitude more than Kristen Stewart. On anyone else, her Stella McCartney outfit would have been unremarkable. On her? Androgynous perfection. But it was her beauty look that really made her stand out. In a sea of smokey eyes and spiked hair, Stewart seperated herself from the pack with a slick updo and red-hued eye shadow. She owned that look and she kind of gave off a bit of a David Bowie vibe, right?
Honourable Mention: Jourdan Dunn, Lily Collins, January Jones.
Best Hair Accessory: Sarah Jessica Parker.
Sarah Jessica Parker’s hair piece. A Philip Treacy Punk hair piece. In a perfect balancing act, Parker personified punk: chaos to couture. Would you expect anything less from the woman who brought Carrie Bradshaw to life?
Honourable Mention: Madonna and her wig, Sienna Miller and her studded headband.
Best All Around Punk Beauty Look: Nicole Richie.
Nicole Richie knows how to have fun. Isn’t that the impression you get from the tv star/fashion designer? This is the girl who dressed up as J.Lo (circa 2002) for Halloween one year. Richie makes the list because with her white hair and dark lips, she still maintains that laughing at it all attitude that makes her so cool.
Honourable Mention: Miley Cyrus.
Best Male Beauty Look: Zachary Quinto
I feel bad for men. I truly do. It’s so hard to stand out sartorially without being considered flamboyant. Flamboyance isn’t a bad thing but if it’s not an adjective a man wants used to be described, formal events can mean a revolving door of tuxedos. And beauty wise? Forget it. There’s rarely never any experimentation.
So I really have to give Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto credit for embracing the punk. Blue hair has never looked more debonair.
Honourable Mention:Pharrell Williams and his eyeliner.
Who wore some of your favorite beauty looks of at the Met Gala? Leave your comments below.
Photos from Vogue.com and Laineygossip.com