Jessica Alba attended the Met Gala as the guest of designer Tory Burch. She was there along with Ginnifer Goodwin, below. Both of these ladies tried to be punk, but there was something too feminine about their gowns. Alba was interviewed by Vogue.com’s correspondent on the red carpet and she said that she felt “very elegant but kind of punk rock because it’s leather.” Leather doesn’t make something “punk rock,” cut, styling, attitude and accessories do and this dress was lacking somehow. She’s in a sexy cutout leather dress which was was actually navy blue, not black. I love the lace pattern on the leather and she looks gorgeous, just not punk. Her earrings are very cool.
Check out the studded leather jacket that Alba wore over this dress. She should have kept it on for the photos and it would have been perfect.
Ginnifer Goodwin was also in Tori Burch. She tried to compensate for the safe sequin gown with some very dark black eye makeup and messy hair. She said “Having short hair has been very liberating tonight… we were trying to keep up with how incredible the dress was.” The dress wasn’t that incredible, in my opinion. It was a typical cap sleeve gown that Burch tried to make edgy with leather details. She didn’t quite bring it.
Christina Ricci was in Vivienne Westwood and I think she rocked this sexy little mullet gown. This is the kind of plaid “ska” print that crossed over into punk. (Or maybe it originated in punk and crossed into “ska,” I’m a product of the 90s!) Westwood knows punk and she married it with fashion well here. I even like Ricci’s black fishnet stockings, this is the 90s punk that I know so well.
Minka Kelly was more goth than punk in this very striking full length purple Carolina Herrera gown. This was incredible in my opinion and was such a beautiful dress. I love the sequins around the shoulders and neckline and the way the sheer lace overlay reveals a sexy fitted gown underneath. The detail on this dress is so impressive yet it doesn’t cross over into “busy” territory. I would love to wear this gown.
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