Anti-establishment style was everywhere last night at the punk-themed 2013 Met Gala, where the ‘it’ list worked varying levels of sartorial subversion – from glam-rock to goth and grunge.
But there was also a select group of red-carpet rebels who armed themselves with one of the evening’s more unusual, nonconformist trends.
Their weapons of choice? Not spikes or studs, or even chainmail. Rather, they suited up in full-on punk protection mode with what can only be dubbed as glove-sleeves – full arm, hand and finger-covering extensions. (Practical, they are not.)
We saw these gown appendages in their most blatant form on a Givenchy-clad Kim Kardashian, who not only covered her baby bump in all-over floral, but also completely sleeved up in the moody, foreboding print.
The built-in glove extensions also appeared on Leelee Sobieski, who wore Christian Dior Couture and looked to be growing a gold-plated garden on her forearms and fingers.
It was Paloma Faith in a Michael Cinco design who gave us the best lesson in how to wear gown-gloves with her blood-red, ombre-effect masterpiece.
Is the trend worthy of a high-five, or is it outrageously out of hand?