Stripes have long been a favorite in fashion circles, and for Spring 2013, designers brought back the classic print. For today's DIY, we are showing you how to transform a plain bag into a striped creation just like the one we saw on Marc Jacobs's runway. Watch to see how it's done, and then get ready to show your stripes! On Allison: Parker top, Eddie Borgo ring.
There's no denying it: the Met Gala red carpet debuted some of the sexiest dresses we've seen this year. We're talking thigh-high slits, sheer insets, lacy finishes, plunging necklines, and even some corsets and harnesses (the theme of this year's bash was punk, after all). From Constance Jablonski's hand-crafted golden Wes Gordon gown to a serious display of skin from Miranda Kerr in Michael Kors and Anja Rubik's moto-inspired red leather Anthony Vaccarello mini, our favorite starlets and models weren't afraid to show just how sexy this year's theme could be. What's the point of punk if you can't push the envelope a little, anyway?
— Additional reporting by Hannah Weil
Thanks to this year's Met Gala theme, Punk: Chaos to Couture, we are now trying to add some majorly tough pieces to our own wardrobes. And we have famous partygoers like Sienna Miller, Cara Delevingne, Cameron Diaz, and Gisele Bündchen as our styling inspiration. All these ladies incorporated spiked accessories into their Met Gala look — and their ensembles were that much more authentic because of it. If you too have spikes on the brain, click on to shop 22 of our favorite pieces, including bags, shoes, jewels, headbands, and belts.
On today's special edition of POPSUGAR Live!, we're breaking down all things Met Gala! We were on the exciting red carpet last night, and POPSUGAR's Allie Merriam gives all her highlights from the scene. Plus, POPSUGAR's Matthew Rodrigues, Lindsay Miller, and Allison McNamara break down the hottest couples, best dressed, and most perfectly punk looks. Then Beauty Editor Jessica Cruel weighs in on the top five punk hair and makeup moments. Watch POPSUGAR Live! now!
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To find out, we turned to Moda Operandi, where a selection of last night's dresses are already available to preorder — including a good handful of our favorites. Fancy getting your hands on Kate Bosworth's sparkly Balmain mini? Prepare to shell out $26,000. How about Elettra Wiedemann's bright and bold Prabal Gurung? That'll be $27,690—$12,495 for the gown, $15,195 for the cape.
But the most expensive dress on offer? That'd be Constance Jablonski's stunning harnessed Wes Gordon creation, priced at $35,610 — more than some luxury automobiles, for those of you keeping score. But remember — Moda only requires that shoppers pay half their bill upfront, so really, you'd only be shelling out $17,805 for the time being. What a bargain!
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The 2013 Met Gala has come and gone, but we are still replaying the most memorable fashion moments over and over again in our heads! It was a punk takeover on the red carpet, but who really pulled it off? Hint: she wore a ridiculously cool mohawk! Plus, style setters like Emma Watson, Miranda Kerr, and Carey Mulligan jumped on the sexiest trend of the evening: cutouts. It's all in this special Met Gala recap edition of Fashion Flash. On Allison: Love, Zooey top, Tibi jacket, Vita Fede rings.
Armed with spiked minaudières, fringed heels, and studded bracelets, none of the Met Gala's punk fashion was complete without the supporting details. Our favorite celebs and fashion fixtures fully embraced the night's theme with a nod to the subversive, the edgy, and the truly outrageous. Some committed more than others (Madonna, we're looking at you), but in every case the accessories deserve a closer look. Click through for the best bags, baubles, and heels to hit the red carpet last night.
— Additional reporting by Jennifer Michalski
We love seeing the stars' behind-the-scenes moments as they celebrate at big events — and the Costume Institute Gala was nothing short of fabulous. Some of our favorite snap-happy celebs like Gisele Bundchen, Miranda Kerr, and Stella McCartney got dolled up in their finest punk-inspired pieces and shared their fun, filtered photos from the red carpet and beyond. From the dressing room to the afterparties, we've rounded up all of the cute candids from the evening's fashionable festivities — click through to see all of them now.
When Beyoncé arrived on the red carpet at last night's Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, we thought the show was over: Queen Bey had arrived fashionably late to fashion's biggest night, and she stole the show in custom Givenchy. But just around the corner, Madonna — perhaps the original Queen of Pop — seemed ready to take back her throne. Moments after Beyoncé made her way atop the staircase, Madonna showed up in a look so punk, we thought she might have ransacked the museum's Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition to get all the materials. (Which, now that we think about it, would have been quite fitting.)
Also in bespoke Givenchy, Madonna had all the workings of true punk royalty. For the details on her look and her afterparty attire, find them here in this gallery.
The looks from last night's Met Gala were long on embellishments — we saw our fair share of grommets, studs, and safety pins in an homage to this year's Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition. But for some stars, it was also short on fabric. We tend to believe it's always a little punk to show up to a black-tie affair (at the nation's largest art museum, no less!) in something ultrashort, so we'd like to pay our respects to the five stars who rocked minidresses. Gisele Bündchen left little to the imagination in an asymmetrical Anthony Vaccarello metal-hook minidress. Stacy Keibler showed up in a studded black Rachel Roy mini with sheer panel sleeves, while Elizabeth Banks went with a menswear-inspired gold Atelier Versace dress. Kate Bosworth put her long legs on full display beneath a structured, pink-beaded Balmain number, and January Jones, ever the red carpet risk-taker, paired a bold Genevieve Jones ear cuff with a sequined LBD by Chanel. In the minidress melee, whose look do you like best?
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