Belated Met Ball Bests

Yeah, I’m two days late. I get it. I’m teetering on irrelevancy. Sorry ’bout it – I’ve been preoccupied with the job hunt and all that accompanies it. I did, however, make the effort to set aside a hefty chunk of time on Monday night to view the live stream of the 2013 Met Gala red carpet procession. Let’s discuss.

Number 1:

This was the first time I had the pleasure of watching the live stream of this event. Well, I guess I had the pleasure last year, but I didn’t partake for one reason or another. I was probably busy building a miniature 3D floorpad for a new-and-improved Target men’s shop or something. (See: ‘Grant’ for more on this – one inch, hand-bent hangers included). I enjoyed every minute of the broadcast, both because Hilary Rhoda and Billy Norwich spoke with quite a few of my celebrity girl crushes AND because they did it in such a fantastically awkward way. Think back to the complete disregard of Leslie Mann and the Vivienne Westwood snub – both particularly painful. Really good bad TV.

Number 2:

The number of attendees that immersed themselves in the theme of the occasion was few and far between (though Hilary did make sure we knew what it was: PUNK, in case you missed the 23 reminders). I applaud those that went all out in honor of the evening and absolutely refuse to criticize the looks that were fitting with the rebellious spirit, no matter how ridiculous. (People have been so down on Miley, for one, and I won’t stand for it. I’m not even a Miley fan.)

Taking into account everyone involved, punk and non-punk, let’s round up the best of the best.


Sarah Jessica Parker. Forever the fashion icon in my eyes (and one of the most gorgeous women alive. No, I do NOT think she resembles a horse, thank you), SJP turned it out as per ush. Keep doin’ your thing, girl. (Giles Deacon gown; Philip Treacy headpiece)



Rooney Mara. Somehow she manages to look light, feminine, sexy, and edgy all at the same time. How does she do it? (Givenchy)


Nicole Richie. Silver hair? Props to you, lady. Despite all of the white, this ensemble is oozing darkness. I wouldn’t typically be into it, but considering the occasion, she hit the nail on the head. (Topshop)

Nicole-RichieMiley Cyrus. Another chick that went all out with zero limitations. A totally obnoxious look that was, truthfully, just right for the event. (Marc Jacobs)


Taylor Tomasi Hill. Killer spikes bring her Antoinette-like gown to an almost-punk status.


ANDLet’s just take a moment to appreciate that this happened:


And this:



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