May 7, 2013 Red Carpet Trends

Met Gala Trend: Built-In Gloves

Posted by Rachel Watkins

Met Gala Trend Built-In Gloves

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?

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11 Responses to Met Gala Trend: Built-In Gloves

  1. Dhppy May 10, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

    This trend creeps me out. And not in a … “Hey! That’s so fashion forward, I love it” way.

  2. Jess2 May 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    Not one to favour Paloma’s looks, she really sold the built in gloves. I didn’t mind Leelee’s version either.

  3. sara May 8, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

    I think I may be the only one who doesn’t think that Kim looks so bad! Yes, the print is awful, but she took a risk and she does look pretty. I’m sure its not as easy dressing a curvier pregnant woman to make her look good and confident as it would be for someone like Giselle. But anyway, I think the more sheer gloves look beautiful on Leelee and of course, Paloma killed it! Gorg!

  4. harrison May 8, 2013 at 6:59 am #

    Lets be real though beyonce did built in gloves last year at the met in givenchy…

  5. Bella May 8, 2013 at 12:01 am #

    Paloma always gets it right for me.. And looks fab with her built-in gloved look.

  6. Eliza May 7, 2013 at 11:43 pm #

    It seems so impractical. If the gloves are really part of the sleeves, how are they to wash their hands? Do they have to get 1/2 undressed? If they can’t wash their hands – ewww.

  7. EmmaWoodhouse May 7, 2013 at 11:32 pm #

    Kim looked terrible.
    Leelee pulled it off.
    Paloma’s creeped me out.

  8. Nat39 May 7, 2013 at 10:40 pm #

    Paloma rocked this trend magnificently, the other two versions are awful. Kim is Kim but I’d expect more from Leelee – those yellow florals on her arms are anything but appealing and nonsensical.

  9. Anna Rios May 7, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    God…. did we really need to see Kim from another angle? The look is even more hideous than I thought.

  10. HM May 7, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

    I agree with this post. Paloma does this trend the best, Leelee is alright whilst on Kim K it is just a big no-no.

    P.S. I enjoyed every pun on this post…exactly how long did it take you to come up with all of them? Lol!

  11. Yeliz May 7, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    I liked Leelee’s Dior gloves when I saw them on the runway and I’m glad we had the chance to see them on the red carpet too. Paloma’s gloves aren’t bad either.

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