The 2013 Met Gala Recap

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Not only did the 2013 Met Gala bring art enthusiasts and fashion designers together, it brought our city together. Each year that the Met Gala takes place the city becomes a bit more vibrant. The punk theme truly brought nostalgia to the city and encouraged everyone to dress the part. We loved how each starlet had fun with their looks and we’re dying to DIY our own punk project.

FEATHERS"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute GalaSarah Jessica Parker rocked a Giles gown with a custom Philip Treacy headpiece and plaid Louboutins

"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute GalaKristen Dunst wore a Louis Vuitton feathered frock

"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute GalaAmar’e Stoudemire’s pregnant wife Alexis Stoudemire wore a feather enhanced  Giambattista Valli couture gown.

LACE
"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute GalaJennifer Morrison stunned in a black lace Donna Karan number.

"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute GalaKristen Stewart opted for a lace embellished Stella McCartney pantsuit.

"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute GalaRooney Mara, the co-host of the evening selected an ivory lace Givenchy gown with zipper accents.

SPIKES
"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute GalaDonatella Versace wore her own spike enhanced gown.

"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute GalaCameron Diaz donned a sleek blue Stella McCartney dress.

"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute GalaSienna Miller was very punk in her Burberry ensemble.

Paris Spring 2010

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By Milton

The runway shows from the Paris Spring 2010 collections were full of surprises and as expected, beautiful clothes.  Some of these included Alexander McQueen’s short dresses, with digitally printed reptile patterns and shoes that were simply amazing; while Valentino’s short party dresses in soft tones like pale yellow, rose, gold and nudes made from very sheer fabrics such as tulle, organza, chifon and lace. They were very different from the house’s tradition. Chanel’s show took place on a huge barn inside the Grand Palais, with a flirty country look.

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Your Own Louis Vuitton

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By Milton

Louis Vuitton’s Spring ’08 collection features shirts and skirts with

stripes of sequins circling the front and back. Like with all designer
clothing, I’m pretty confident that this collection’s price tag would
leave anyone stumped as to how such a simple design arrived at such an
inflated price.

It’s not always necessary to spend a large amount of money on a piece of
clothing you saw on the runway.  Some pieces can easily be recreated
using pieces of clothing you already own.  If you’d like you can also
purchase something similar and add little touches with embellishments to
make it look the same as the one you saw on the runway.

For example, I’ve easily recreated a piece from the Louis Vuitton Spring
collection.  You can purchase a regular solid shirt from any
department store.  Then with some sequin trims, sew it around the
shirt.  It can easily be done by hand or with a sewing machine.  It’s
just that simple!