Recently this month was the opening of the Metropolitan Museum’s Fashion Exhibit in NYC. The Costume Institute kicks off the event with the Met Gala party, which is considered by some people to be the “party of the year.” The theme in 2013 for the fashion exhibit is “Punk: Chaos to Couture.”
Punk is a unique culture that is remembered well as part of the 1970’s and 1980’s. It brought forth musical groups like the Ramones, Billy Idol, and Blondie. The Punk Era was dominated by spikey hair, harsh make-up, and studded leather clothing. There were many celebrities who embraced the punk theme for this year’s gala.
Interestingly enough, many of the ladies who donned rebellious garb figured out a way to integrate some fancy but still counter mainstream dress rings – check out Anne Hathaway’s adornments below for a taste. Just goes to show you that disparate styles can be fashionably married – and what’s more punk than mixing of aesthetics? Olivia Wilde could have easily rocked this emerald and diamond gold dress ring from Swag and joined the creative party. That said, Olivia did look fantastic in that strapless, slim-fitting bone-colored gown with cut-outs in all the right places.
This year at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas there was a definite trend of “black and white” in both men’s and women’s fashion. There were some that were elegant, cool, and just outrageous.
One of the guys to rock the Red Carpet in black and white is the Rapper “Taboo”. His leather jacket is color-blocked by the black sleeves, white body, and silver studded striping. The asymmetrical details of the stripes and uneven hemline give the jacket interest. It is paired with black “drop crotch” pants and a set of lace-up boots.
The Cannes Film Festival has been talked about as “the place to be” since the 1930’s. It is an event that celebrates films from all over the world on the French Riviera in Cannes France and is a “hot spot” for men’s and women’s fashion at the parties, as well as on the Red Carpet.
The Tribeca Film Festival is an event that was founded by Jane Rosenthal, Robert DeNiro, and Craig Hatkoff in 2002, in order to bring revitalization to the lower Manhattan area after the devastation of the city with the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center.
The founders had a vision for the general community to experience a variety of independent films, family oriented movies, documentaries, and short in a celebration of New York City film making. The event is attended by millions of people since its inception and generates hundreds of thousands of millions of dollars in the process.
During this time of year, it seems that the television channels are consumed by award ceremonies. While people were still talking about the Golden Globes, who won and what they were wearing, the SAG Awards crept up on us. The Screen Actors Guild Awards is a ceremony for actors whose performances are recognized by their peers. The nominees are selected from the members of the Screen Actors Guild.
The MTV Video Music Awards is an award that is presented to the best music videos on the cable channel MTV. The event has the ability to draw the attention of the younger set, so sometimes it is called the “Oscars of the Youth”. In the winner’s category, such musical stars as The Cars, Van Halen, Christina Aguilera, Jay-Z, and Rihanna have walked away with the coveted award for “Video of the Year.” Along with some memorable moments like when Taylor Swift’s acceptance was rudely interrupted by Kanye West, there have been some fashion “yays and nays” over the years.