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Punk Glamour

BY LIZZIE, WOMENSWEAR EDITOR ON 9 MAY 2013 18:04 WOMEN'S FASHIONCOMMENTS

Punk Glam

The Met Gala Ball, hosted by none other than American Vogue editor, Anna Wintour, this week returned to the red carpet with a dark and decadent theme – PUNK: Chaos to Couture.

Chanelling the darker side of fashion, A-listers flocked to New York’s Metropolitan Museum for the Costume Institute Gala’s annual affair – said by fashion insiders to be the world’s ‘best red carpet’.


While (almost) everyone worked the punk theme to glamorous perfection – with the exception of a bizarrely-attired Kim Kardashian – Gwyneth Paltrow, Ginnifer Goodwin, January Jones, and Gwen Stefani in particular, stole our hearts in the style stakes.

With Anna Wintour herself declaring ‘pink to be punk’, Gwyneth (recently voted the ‘World’s Most Beautiful Woman’ by People magazine) looked every inch the punk princess in her gorgeous gown from Valentino. Like the look? You’ll love our Red Herring maxi.

Ginnifer Goodwin rocked the dark theme with dramatic eyeliner (tip: team with metallic eyeshadow to really shine) as did January Jones, with both actresses opting for sparkling dresses. For Ginnifer’s gold and black custom Tony Burch number we think our black shift from Principles by Ben de Lisi, with gold detail, reverses the colour emphasis for a fab little black dress with trim detail reminiscent of the actress’ star style. For January’s full-on glittering Chanel mini, the sequinned jersey dress from Star by Julien Macdonald is the perfect fit.

Still a big trend for the season, pop star and fashion designer Gwen showcased monochrome-meets-punk couture with an unusual design by Maison Martin Margiela. We think this monochrome Quiz dress, with punk-esque chain belt, is a fabulous high-street alternative.

And, if this editor was going to work the punk look? She’d definitely opt for a gorgeous number like the silver maxi stunner from Collection 8 at Phase Eight – with an equally eye-catching clutch not dissimilar to the above pictured style from Star by Julien Macdonald.

So that’s our take on punk glamour…

How would you punk it up?

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