(Sid Vicious)
This year’s Costume Institute exhibit at the MET is a celebration of the punk subculture.PUNK: Chaos to Couture is running now through August 14th at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. As is tradition, Vogue celebrated the launch of the exhibit with it’s annual gala where fashion’s stars shine (or disappoint) and celebrities pose like their lives depend on it. It’s like the Oscar’s of the fashion world and my most anticipated red carpet every year. 

Now, the Anna Wintour approved invite always suggests that guests dress to the theme. So, I was expecting some vintage Vivian Westwood, Comme des Garcons and a lot of Sid & Nancy references.
Of course you have to roll your eyes a bit at the establishment celebrating the anti-establishment movement. After all, whats more mainstream and easy to swallow than a museum exhibit and Vogue magazine?

Unfortunately, most red carpet regulars are more worried about US Weekly slamming their fashion then they are willing to take risks. 

It wouldn’t make sense for someone like, Taylor Swift, to turn up completely punk. It would be a costume. But I was hoping that more people would take the time to fuse their own personal style with a punk twist. 
I’ll stop rambling and move on to the Best of the Best.
In no particular order I loved…
Sienna Miller in Burberry

Now, a lot of people are saying she went way too overboard with the spikes but I think she did an excellent job of staying true to her own personal style while having fun with theme. Plus, her manicure was just to die for!

Another woman who knows her own style is Voguette Taylor Tomasi Hill (She’s also one of the creative directors at Moda Operandi). She chose a Thom Browne New York ball gown with a twist.

Zippers, spikes and a train? That’s my kind of punk.
And, just for her new bleached hair and this super sexy dress, I have to go with Anne Hathaway in Valentino. 
This look was just so unexpected and shocking coming from her. 
No one had any hint that she’d done her hair and I don’t think anyone would have pictured her looking this sexy on a red carpet. Sometimes doing something completely different is the most punk rock thing of all.
 
(Images via The Fashion Spot, Vogue, and Instagram)

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