Fashion is about personal interpretation and the need to make a statement through the use of clothes and accessories. Celebrities are becoming far more outlandish in terms of the clothes they wear and the way in which they present themselves. There is strong competition, particularly within the music industry and the need to be prominent is overwhelming as it is the very basis of a music career. Artists such as Rihanna and Beyoncé are known for having their very own sense of style, which incorporates high fashion with their own take on what style is.
However, in recent years there has been a new breed of pop star created, one that is truly unique and that uses superb marketing ploys to build a legion of fans to maintain a longer shelf life. Lady Gaga is the perfect example of this, she stormed the charts overnight and has since become the perfect modern pop star leading to a barrage of copy cats that try to emulate her success with their edgy pop music and shocking fashion choices that not only secure their place in the media but in the hearts of their fans.
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.