… And the punk looks keep marching in! Let’s have a moment of appreciation for all the ladies who stepped into pants for the red carpet at the Met Ball, shall we? Back in 2009, Brooklyn Decker broke the “black tie” mold, boldly showing off a Derek Lam jumpsuit on the carpet, which was such a moment. Could Decker’s look have been the ultimate punk rebellion? She opened the fashionable floodgates it would seem, as insiders pushed the stylish envelope in years to come, culminating in a parade of pants at the 2013 Met Gala.
Expecting mommy-to-be Jaime King wore a custom Topshop suit with a lace turtleneck and pretty gold head piece. Kristen Stewart, the UK’s best dressed woman on the red carpet, chose a Stella McCartney lace trimmed monochromatic jumpsuit with matching eyeshadow, despite her relationship with Nicholas Ghesquiere and Balenciaga. Nina Dobrev couldn’t choose between pants and a skirt, therefore decided to go for both in a custom-created Monique Lhuiller ensemble, proving she knows how to switch it up. Jessica Pare brought the drama in head-to-toe Jason Wu while Hilary Rhoda hosted in a black and gold lace, blouse that swept the floor when she walked, paired with leather skinny pants, all by Wes Gordon.