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07.05.13

Madonna In Givenchy – 2013 Met Gala

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Like Beyonce Knowles and Florence Welch, Madonna also trotted out Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci for the 2013 Met Gala on Monday at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

However, unlike Bey and Flo, Madge put on a full-fledged costume for the Costume Institute Benefit. She may have arrived late to the red carpet, but she wasn’t going unnoticed.

The singer threw caution to the wind and channeled her inner wild-child and sent out a rebel yell with this pants-less get-up that delivered every touchstone of punk imaginable.

The studs, the spikes and the chains all came out to play. So did the plaid. Grommets and gloves were present and accounted for, right along with grungy ripped fishnet tights and a visible lace bra.

Did I miss anything? Oh, yes. The dog collar choker and locket, and the hot pink Casedei ankle-strap pumps. And, of course, there was the shock-and-awe factor that’s so crucial in chaotic punk style.

To top it all off? A short black Cleopatra wig. She should have done a mohawk.

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07.05.13

Beyonce Knowles In Givenchy – 2013 Met Gala

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After last year’s show-stopping Givenchy confection, Beyonce just had to bring another knockout to the 2013 Met Gala red carpet, especially since she is the honorary chair.

And that she did, wearing Givenchy for the second time around in designer and gala co-chair Riccardo Tisci’s stunner.

The strapless black gown was built on a black croc-paneled corset bodice which gave way to a cascading, slit-to-there black skirt that was rimmed in digitally printed gold and bronze damask.

The long, sweeping train that trailed behind the songstress was the most eye-catching; it nearly appeared as if she was emerging from an engulfment of fashionable flames.

Of course, the long gloves and the knee-high boots, which were matched to the brilliant, fiery print of the gown, commanded plenty of attention, too.

Every time I looked at this ensemble, I noticed another detail not seen before—like the ever-so-punk-like grommet belt.

But, despite the boldness and the brashness, Beyonce looked utterly beautiful with her flowing, wavy locks and effortless makeup. No need to overdo things—she knows when enough is enough.

Gorgeous or garish?

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Florence Welch In Givenchy – 2013 Met Gala

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Florence Welch wowed on the 2013 Met Gala red carpet at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

The singer put a vampy-bohemian spin on her ode to punk with a full-on fringe gown from the Givenchy Fall 2012 Couture collection.

Since Riccardo Tisci is a co-chair of tonight’s gala, it’s only natural that Florence wore the designer—and that she looked quite remarkable in his dress.

She’s statuesque enough to pull off this dramatic, long-sleeve creation and its floor-sweeping tassels without being overwhelmed.

But, truth be told, it was really Florence’s fiery-red locks that sold me on this all-black, rock-glam look.

On anyone else (or with any other hair colour), it would not have translated as powerfully.

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Rooney Mara In Givenchy Couture – 2013 Met Gala

Rooney Mara In Givenchy Couture - 2013 Met Gala

The Met Gala theme for 2013 is ‘PUNK: Chaos to Couture’. The evening was kick started by one of the co-chairs, Rooney Mara.

We should not be surprised that the actress was wearing a Givenchy Couture look, but for an event of this magnitude, I am very surprised that her look, whilst modified, has been worn once before.

Back in May 2011, Penelope Cruz wore this white lace look at the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ London premiere.

The difference is that Rooney’s Couture gown features an additional lace detailing on the shoulders which cascades down the front of her zipper-accented gown.

Shunning the fresh face trend, she opted for a black currant lip colour with her dark locks tied back into a neat ponytail.

I don’t know about you – even putting Penelope Cruz’ similar look aside, I still have a strong case of déjà vu.

This is the not the first, or the second, but a third time she has donned a lace Givenchy Couture look.

Maybe Rooney and Riccardo Tisci need a plan B. Plan A is tired already.

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Karolina Kurkova In Givenchy – Moda Operandi’s ‘A Midnight Supper’ Event

Karolina Kurkova In Givenchy - Moda Operandi’s ‘A Midnight Supper’ Event

Karolina Kurkova attended Moda Operandi’s ‘A Midnight Supper’ event, which launched the retailer’s exclusive ‘Punk Collection’.

The model wore a Givenchy long silk-cady sleeveless vest, featuring studded embellishments, a notch collar and flap pockets, which is part of the limited edition ‘Punk Collection’.

Taking the styling into her own hands, Karolina opted to wear the vest as a dress – naturally, with those long legs – adding ankle-strap pumps and a red clutch to her look.

Working a fresh-faced look, Karolina completed her look with a chic updo and rosy glossy lips.

Look out for Karolina on the red carpet at the Met Gala tonight, where she’s expected to wear a London-based designer.

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You can buy Karolina’s Givenchy vest from ModaOperandi.com.

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Ciara In Givenchy – Music Choice’s ‘U&A’ Visit

Ciara In Givenchy - Music Choice's 'U&A' Visit

Ciara visited ‘U&A’ at Music Choice in New York City on Monday to promote her new music.

The singer wore an all-white Givenchy menswear look, once again.

Her white Louboutins and leggings were styled with an embellished sweater from the Givenchy men’s Fall 2012 collection over a shirt with an embellished collar.

As the muse of Riccardo Tisci, is she sending the designer a message that she doesn’t favour the womenswear line anymore?

Ciara isn’t the first to wear this Givenchy sweater; Kanye West wore it last year to the Givenchy Fall 2012 womens presentation.

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