Kristen Stewart at 2013 Met Gala.
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Forget all the pretty studded 2013 Met Gala gowns for a second. Forget those strategically-placed cutouts and ubiquitous "I'm so punk by NOT being punk!" lines, too. Right now, let's all focus on Kristen Stewart, who decided to wear a Stella McCartney jumpsuit on the red carpet tonight, and boy, did she ROCK it. It's only fitting that the former Runaways star would pay sartorial homage to "Punk: Chaos to Couture" in true K.Stew fashion: by not smiling and wearing pants (and not surprisingly, schooling everyone on her fave punk songs...). And this time, her no-nonsense casual attitude meshed perfectly with the night's theme.
Dakota and Elle Fanning at 2013 Met Gala.
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OK, we already know that Dakota and Elle Fanning have some seriously opposite personal styles. So leave it to these girls to interpret the night's "Punk: Chaos to Couture" theme Rodarte in two VERY different ways. The actresses brought double the drama on the 2013 Met Gala red carpet tonight, decked out in head-to-toe creations by fellow California sister act Kate and Laura Mulleavy. Dakota went for dark and shadowy glamour in her black number with sheer panels across her stomach. That deep v-neck is MAJOR, as is the statement fingers motif along her sides. Topping off the look with a smoky cat eye, this is a sultry tip-toe into punkland that's perfect for D.
Riccardo Tisci and a look from Givenchy's FW 2010 collection, which, according to 'The Telegraph,' 'owes something to the spirit of punk.'
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Whether we're talking about bands like The Clash or just kids hanging out on King's Road in London, nobody can deny the commonalities running through punk's storied fashion history: safety pins, studs, zippers, mix-matched materials, and that's just the beginning. But as we learn from Riccardo Tisci's recent interview with U.K.'s The Telegraph, punk is so much more than an outfit. The creative director of Givenchy is also the co-chair of tonight's (!!!) Met Gala, and he's been assisting Met curator Andrew Bolton for almost a year in research for the exhibit "Punk: Chaos to Couture," which officially opens May 9. Talking with The Telegraph in the months leading up to tonight's big event, Tisci shares his thoughts on punk's fashion influence, injecting a rebellious attitude into his clothing collections, AND why true punk style is lacking in society today. Find out what we learned below, and keep your eyeballs glued right here on MTV Style. We'll be covering the event all night long!
Miley Cyrus scores #1 on 'Maxim' Hot 100 list.
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Let's all give it up for Miley Cyrus, you guys! In between fanning Met Ball rumors and nabbing consecutive covers for ELLE UK and V magazines last week, the singer has managed to land herself the coveted #1 spot on Maxim's Hot 100 list! Seriously, though, this is NO easy task. Each year the men's publication pits hotties from the music, film, and fashion worlds against each other, and this time around, Miley (and her Smilers, obviously) stole 2012's crown right out from under model Bar Rafaeli. Not that this pop star really needs to prove her hotness, or anything. I mean, can we all talk about this photo above?! Posted over the weekend, the image shows her channeling a Bond girl bombshell in a metallic gold swimsuit, tons of glimmering jewelry, and sultry, straight-on gaze. She may have been #68 on the list just last year, but Miley's come a long way since then... that's for sure.
Guess who's taking these celebs to the 2013 Met Gala?!
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Considering the time of year, the prep work, and the formality of it all, it's not really that surprising that people refer to the annual Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum as the fashion world's version of prom. While both events have a theme (we hear this year's, "Punk: Chaos to Couture," is, uh, causing attendees some wardrobe struggles), let's be real— the high concentration of really talented, really famous, and really good looking people walking those Met steps on Monday night ensures that you won't get THIS party confused with your average school dance. We already told you about how you can get in on the action from home, whether it's buying "Chaos and Couture"-inspired clothing or splurging on the celebs' dresses themselves, but what we really want to know is, who's taking who?! There might not be adorable promposals this time around, but many of the designers HAVE picked their celebrity dates for the night. Not surprisingly, Dior is bringing the brand's new face and recently crowned Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence to the fete.
It's no secret that Emmy Rossum rules the small screen each week as Fiona Gallagher on Showtime's comedy Shameless (if you haven't seen it yet, start watching now!). However, if you've been lucky enough to catch the actress belting it out in flicks like Phantom of the Opera, then you know that she's also got a MAJOR set of musical pipes. And trust us when we say her vocal talent isn't just movie magic, either. Emmy's a classically trained singer, and her new album Sentimental Journey comes stocked with unique covers of classic songs spanning from the 1920s all the way to the '60s. Yep, what's old is officially new again, and a music project like this one calls for an equally retro music video look. Whether it's raiding flea markets or using old costumes from the eras to give the vids like "These Foolish Things" an authentic appeal, Emmy's a total vintage fashion PRO.
Cara Delevingne is Miss 'Vogue''s first cover girl!
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The secret's out, y'all! British Vogue officially has a cool little sister in the newly-launched Miss Vogue magazine. And let's be honest—who better to front the glossy's debut issue than Cara Delevingne? After some Twitter teasers this week about the mystery cover girl, today is the day we can finally feast our eyes on Cara in ALL her pretty, pink glory. The notorious industry goofball, onesie queen, and 2012's Model of the Year is smiling wide in bold red lipstick and dressed in a custom Topshop Unique ensemble. The 20-year-old has been a longtime favorite of the U.K. retail giant, walking in the Fall/Winter runway show as well as being a key player in the brand's tech-savvy catwalk production. While Topshop's boundary-pushing goods are nothing new, here Cara's throwing back to the ultimate middle school style trick by layering her sequined cami over the basic gray crewneck (remember those days?!).
Some of the rad stuff that we can (finally!) score, thanks to Hukkster
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Earlier this week Time Inc. released its Top 10 Startups to Watch in 2013 List, and we've got to admit: between all the key players in tech and social media these days, the fashion world was disappointingly underrepresented. But alongside emerging businesses such as Grouper and ArchetypeMe, ONE glimmery style startup managed to snag a spot on the coveted list. Meet Hukkster, the new platform aimed to change the way we shop online. But before you go tightening your grasp on your wallet and clutching your credit card with the jaws of life, hold up! Ironically enough, Hukkster's not about making you splurge more—at least, not technically—it's actually about helping you score the pieces you love for less.
Rita Ora wore a UNIF clear jacket at Coachella.
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We're not the only ones feeling the spring fever vibes around here, you guys. Leave it to Rita Ora to get a major head start on some KEY warm weather trends this month, from rocking that old-meets-new version of the gladiator boot to strutting her stuff in a basketball jersey dress. Now the pop star's bringing yet another unexpected piece smack dab onto everyone's radar: the clear jacket. We spotted the singer traipsing around the Coachella festival grounds several weeks ago, repping her trademark tomboy style (and uh, showing off her rock hard abs) in a graphic Carven skirt, fresh white Supergas, a HUF hat, and, the piece de resistance, her see-through moto jacket. Remember when Lady Gaga hopped on the transparent clothing fad early in her plastic frock at the 2010 EMA?! Well, Rita's version definitely a more wearable option for everyone who isn't brave enough to wear nipple stickers IRL. In other words, most of us...?
BAPE debuts 20th anniversary t-shirts designed by 20 creative figures, including Pharrell.
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Earlier this month we spilled the exciting news that streetwear label A Bathing Ape was teaming up with some of our favorite creative types— 20 of them, in fact!— on a special edition collection of tees and artwork to ring in the brand's 20th anniversary. And sure, we all know that BAPE is no stranger to rad partnerships, but an epic celebration like this one means the roster of collaborators is NEXT LEVEL awesome. We're talking about everyone from music heavyweights like Kanye West and Pharrell, to artists like Futura and Stash, to fashion players like Jun Takahashi and Daisuke Obana. Each of these highly diverse (but equally cool) style setters have all placed their signature stamp on the new crop of not-so-basic white crewnecks.