Some of the biggest stars on the planet, including Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry, put their own stamp on the Costume Institute Gala’s theme of “Punk: Chaos to Couture” on Monday night, donning all sorts of wild couture when they hit the carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Cyrus, in Marc Jacobs, went for a spiky hairstyle that certainly recalled Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten. Perry noted she was paying homage to the “OG queen of PUNK, JOAN of ARC” in her Renaissance-inspired Dolce & Gabbana get-up, complete with crown and gold nails.
Bey went for head-to-toe Givenchy, rocking a black and red paisley-inspired print dress with matching boots and thigh-high slit. And Kim Kardashian went for a floral Givenchy gown that perhaps wasn’t all that punk but definitely put her baby bump on display.
Before everyone headed inside the museum to gawk at the exhibit (which runs through August 14 at the Met), drink champagne and dine on gourmet food, MTV News caught up with some of the A-listers attending the bash, who weighed in on what the term “punk” means to them.
“Punk is all about an attitude, just kind of being anti-establishment, just doing what you want ’cause you love it,” Miguel shared with MTV News. “It’s what you believe in, you know? You just got to know how to express ourselves and just believe in ourselves to just go with it.”
Jell-O shots at The Met ball is tres punk!
— Katy Perry (@katyperry) May 7, 2013
Supermodel and MTV House of Style host Karlie Kloss rocked some Louis Vuitton and decided her most anti-establishment feature sits atop her head. “My punk is in my attitude and in my hair,” she said of her short ’do.
Psy, on the other hand, felt, perhaps, a little too punk rock given what he wore to the event. “I express punk with this jacket with the red dots, but unfortunately every male actor and every man they are wearing just black,” he said. “I’m the only one who wears different colors. It’s kind of embarrassing right now.”
Madonna, pop icon and punk-at-heart, summed up the festivities as such, “It means not caring what people think, having my own opinion and feeling comfortable and enjoying who I am.”
And, inside the annual Met gala the punk spirit lived on. That was especially evident during Kanye West’s performance , during which he told girlfriend Kardashian “Don’t let nobody bring you down, you’re so awesome, you’re so awesome!” mid-performance and also donned a mask while yelling “I am a god!” to the room of fashionistas and celebrities.
Inside, Kim mingled with Madonna, current “American Idol” judge Nicki Minaj partied with a former one, J.Lo, and Gwen Stefani posed with Queen Bey. Other A-listers who attended the party included Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart, Emma Watson and Florence Welch. And, proving just how punk things did get inside the fete, Perry added on Twitter, “Jell-O shots at The Met ball is tres punk!”