3 posts tagged "Met gala"
With next week’s Met Gala fast upon us, get ready to see plenty of punk fashion hitting stores. Savvy retailers and designers are jumping on the bandwagon, and issuing new bits of nouveau punkery, like Moda Operandi’s 100-piece strong capsule collection of punk-inspired pieces from the likes of Givenchy, Balmain, and Vivienne Westwood. Thom Browne, for his part, already did a punk collection—back in Fall 2012. That little bit of clairvoyance won’t stop him from getting back into the seasonal mood now. In honor of the exhibition, Browne will reissue five spiked, safety-pinned, and studded pieces from the Fall ’12 collection, like the gray cashmere chesterfield and safety-pin blazer, in limited edition exclusively at his New York store. Look for them May 2nd, where they’ll go for $9,190 (coat) and $8,915 (jacket). Punk is now a luxury, and a few remaining originalists might grumble and prefer to shred and safety-pin their own jackets. But Browne’s methods always found fans in punk places. Malcolm McLaren himself was a customer till the end of his days.
Where Angelina goes, the red carpet follows. It’s been scant months since Jolie bared her now-famous leg in Atelier Versace at the Academy Awards—the leg that launched a thousand tweets and at least one Twitter account—but hipbones and acres of thigh made bold appearances last night at the “East Coast Oscars,” the Met gala. Gisele Bündchen made the leg-jut her own in Givenchy Haute Couture, as did Anja Rubik in impossibly slit Anthony Vaccarello. The lesson: Make a statement if you can pull it off, but this is not a look for mere mortals. (There’s a reason “super” is typically appended to “model” in their titles.) Do not try this at home—you could pull something.