.met gala 2013: what the punk?!.

Ah, the Met Gala – one of fashion’s greatest nights. Held in conjunction with the opening of the Metropolitan Museum’s fashion exhibit at the Costume Institue and hosted by Vogue, celebs and influencers flock to the incredible museum annually to strut the famed red carpet.

This year’s theme, Punk: Chaos to Couture, brought the hotness. While many of my favorite icons looked beautiful in ethereal gowns, I was disappointed in the lack of punk-ness (Heidi Klum – you wear Marchesa like no one else, but I expected more from you). Even designers Diane von Furstenburg and Donatella Versace got in the mood with spikes and studs. Read on for my fave true punksters from last night’s ball.

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Photo by Us Weekly

First up is Christina Ricci, representing original haute punk in a Vivienne Westwood couture number, fishnets and criss-crossed pumps.

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Photo by HuffingtonPost Style

Model Anja Rubik wore Anthony Vaccarello , showing off her stems and sassy red heels. Her side-swept hair and focused gaze say punk rocker, loud and clear.

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Photo by SawFirst

LeeLee Sobieski’s Christian Dior Couture look featured a white bodice, black t-shirt and embellished gloves. On theme, indeed.

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Photo by Celebuzz

Risk taker Katy Perry donned a Dolce and Gabbana frock, bedazzled with Joan of Arc, whom Perry calls “The OG Queen of PUNK” (her words, not ours). A gold crown topped her head to match her intricate nails.

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Photo by Just Jared

Girls star Alison Williams got the black, sheer, cutout memo for last night’s red carpet. Despite being slightly predictable, she looks dynamite in this Altuzarra gown.

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Photo by Daily Mail

Nicole Richie went way out there, and I absolutely loved it. This demure but radiant Topshop dress was a surprising choice. Hairstylist Luke Chamberlain used hair paint to achieve this grey shade, which was the perfect compliment to her intense tan and full-on ear jewels.

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Photo by Just Jared

Aubrey Plaza was dressed by Vouge, which may be why I find this snakeskin dress by Marios Schwab so captivating. Her Barbara Bui heels are perfection.

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Photo by Vanity Fair

Beyoncé has done it again. Though the train is a bit reminisient of her gown last year, she is rocking Givenchy like no other. The heeled boots and nearly fullarm gloves are punk-meets-glamazon (and admit it – slightly Destiny’s Child reminiscent).

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Photo by Daily Mail

Girl about town Alexa Chung wore a Fall ’13 Erdem ensemble, representing dainty punk with a chocker-inspired neckline and off-the-shoulder sleeves. I love this look.

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Photo by CocoPerez

Paloma Faith took a Gaga approach in this dramatic gown by Dubai-based Filipino designer Michael Cinco. Her long gloves were fingerless – à la punk.

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Photo by Just Jared

Minka Kelly dazzled on her first Met Ball red carpet in Carolina Herrara, with flawless makeup and braided tresses. Going for “British-regal-meets-punk,” according to her hair stylist Jen Atkin, Minka looked divine and quite possibly was my favorite look of the night.

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Photo by Fashion Bomb Daily

Model Coco Rocha went wild in her leopard, embellished, high-slitted gown – created by her date Emanuel Ungaro, Creative Director of Fausto Puglisi. Gotta give Co snaps for stepping up her game, and pairing this look with blunt bangs and black booties. Never one to be tame!

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Photo by Style Snooper Dan

Rose Huntington-Whitely oozed sex appeal in this Gucci gown. With strategic mesh and feather placement, Rosie is red hot.

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Photo by US Weekly

Modern day punk princess Gwen Stefani honed in on her signature style in this Maison Martin Margiela dress. Gwennie showed off enviable abs, a Fred Leighton tough-girl necklace, bright lips and riot-worthy hair (natch).

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Photo by US Weekly

Florence Welch called upon her recent style staple, Givenchy, to dress her for this year’s Met Gala. Though her look is a bit more goth than punk, Flo is unique and confident – just the way I like to see her.

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Photo by Bitten and Bound

Pretty meets punk in Julianne Hough’s Topshop strapless number. The faux hawk, studded heels and talon-like nails lean her just enough to the dark side to squeeze on this list.

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Photo by Huffington Post Style

Finally, for the dark horse of the evening, may I present Anne Hathaway in (what else?) Valentino. Between the sexy gown (side boob! sparkle!), the smoky eye, and the big shocker – platinum hair – Anne shook things up on this red carpet. Never before has she graced my dressed to impress list, and I’m happy to see her on here.

Honorable mentions from last night’s fête: Nina Dobrev’s dress-turned-pantsuit for the afterparty, Jessica Biel’s septum bling, SJP’s ah-mazing Phillip Treacy headwear, and Madonna’s forced costume.

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.emmys2012 best looks.

The Emmys came and went with a blur of big dresses, heartfelt speeches and admittedly clever commentary from Jimmy Kimmel. From the sequins to the dramatic trains to my “honorary mention” below, read on for my favorite looks from the Emmy Awards 2012.

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This gown is breath-taking. While certainly a bit mermaid-esque it remains classic and spectacular. I am in love with Julianne Hough in this Georges Hobeika dress.

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Sarah Hyland’s Marchesa look was the perfect gown to wear while accepting Emmy Awards – which Modern Family did extensively! She looks like a modern Greek goddess and her soft styling hits the mark.

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Padma Lakshmi’s tangerine Monique Lhuillier frock looked stunning with her skin. The gown showed off her amazing body which she paired perfectly with drop earrings and loose waves.

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One of my two top favorite looks of the night. Edie Falco is simply flawless in this Stella McCartney gown. She is so toned and tan the cut-outs look made for her fit bod. Though the metal belt was most likely scorching on the 125 degree red carpet!

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I loved January Jones’ somewhat gothic Zac Posen dress, though not all critics felt the same. The sharp lines on the train are remarkable, but she completely lost me on the hair and make up.

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Emily VanCamp blew my mind in this billowy J. Mendel number. The diamond accessories, especially the bow bracelet, were absolutely stunning. The whole look is soft and romantic.

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Julianne Moore’s look was slammed by some but I love this canary yellow complimenting her red hair. It was her first Emmy attendance, and she won for her role in Game Change (well deserved!) I thought she looked smashing. But with all the celebs and reporters bemoaning the heat, I can’t imagine Julianne was very comfortable in her Raf Simons gown.

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I am normally hesitant with a high-low dress, but this Monique Lhuillier number has a gradual length change so it isn’t utterly consuming. I think Ginnifer Goodwin looks fantastic in these Louboutin ankle-strap sandals; they look made for this gown without being too matchy. Ginnifer’s pixie cut showed off her earrings and let the dress shine.

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Kristen Wiig joked in a red carpet interview this evening that she told her stylist she wanted to look “ghost-like” for the Emmys, and this is what they came up with. In actuality this Balenciaga dress is beautiful with a vintage flair. I especially love her accessories including nude pumps, a matching clutch and medium-long necklace. Bravo, Kristen.

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And finally, my honorable mention: Rico Rodriguez. This adorable tween played a big part in the awards show by appearing in multiple clips with his mom before and after commercial breaks. He obviously loves his Modern Family cast mates and always remains polite and kind. I’m crazy about this kid! He looked adorbz in his thick-framed glasses, wing tip shoes and tux. But the best part? His bow tie from co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s new line Tie The Knot, where all proceeds of the bow tie collection go towards the fight for marriage equality.