How to be daring, Met Gala 2013 style

May 09, 2013

We're still reeling over the Met Gala - the looks were just too wild to ignore! In this recap, we're going to break down the celebrities who opted for the most daring looks, fully embracing their inner punk rocker, as the theme of the night suggested. From the intricate headpieces down to the strappy platforms, these looks showed that some stars take charge when given direction.

Nina Dobrev
If Nina Dobrev's black leather harness overskirt wasn't enough to convince you of how hardcore-punk she can be, then she added some dazzling black jewels to hammer the thought home. Her custom-made Monique Lhuillier attire looked perfect with her accessories, which included an ebony stone ring by Kimberly McDonald and jaw-dropping statement earrings. The pieces added just the right touch of glam to the over-the-top punk outfit that you'd only see on the A-list red carpet. Just like Dobrev, you can choose black stones and metals to accessorize your outfit and achieve a hard, edgy look. You can pair Round Crystal Black Ruthenium-Plated Curved-Cross Hoop Earrings with the flashy Round Black Cubic Zirconia Pavé Black Ruthenium Over Sterling Silver Dome Ring to pull off a similar style.

Katy Perry
Love it or hate it, but Katy Perry at least embraced the atmosphere of the Met Gala with her Dolce & Gabbana look. Wearing the complete runway ensemble, including the bejeweled crown, massive cross earrings and other chunky jewelry accessories, Perry looked more like a character from a Renaissance fair than a stylish celebrity on the red carpet. Still, she had fun with her flashy attire.

"I'm Joan of Arc, the original punk," the pop star told People magazine.

Madonna
Leave it to Madonna to wear an outfit that looks like it actually might've just come out of her closet. Plaid, spikes, studs and chains made up her punk attire, all in Givenchy Haute Couture. She wore an intimidating choker with equally spiky bangles and layers of chains hanging from the belt loop around her waist. This look, though perfect for the event, is a tad trickier to pull off, for more reasons than just the fact that she's not wearing pants. If you're ready to take on the punk style in full force, though, then using Madonna as inspiration might be a good idea. You can start by picking up chain necklaces like the Goldtone Metal Tailored Curb-Link Chain Necklace and stringing it around your belt loop like the iconic pop star, or just finding a bold choker like the Genuine Black Mother-Of-Pearl Tiled Choker Necklace.

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