Bailey nails Punk.

When the theme for this year’s Met Gala (Metropolitan Museum of Art Institute Gala) was announced, I wasn’t exactly excited. ‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’ does not scream glamour and, as we know, glamour is what I live for.

One designer however, managed to turn out three impeccably polished dresses for three of England’s finest. Cue fashion-heavyweight and a personal favourite of mine, Christopher Bailey at Burberry.

Best known as Lady Mary in Downton Abbey, Michelle Dockery looked stunning in a black, python-effect, leather midi dress with statement jewellery. My only complaint, perhaps Bailey could have been a little more adventurous. I mean this is the Met Gala. Now Burberry has brought its Beauty division in-house, it’s keen to prove just how great it can make women look. Dockery is the perfect canvas for this and looked stunning with a natural look and slight wave through her hair.

Model of the year, according to British Vogue, Cara Delevingne is the second slice of this Burberry dream. In contrast to Michelle’s makeup, Cara’s look was a lot more dramatic: black smoky eyes framed with a punk plait pulling her blonde locks to one side. The dress itself really played on the punk theme with an all over studded top and plunging neckline that revealed understated jewellery.

If you read my previous post about the Met Gala, you’ll know I’ve got a bit of a crush on Sienna Miller’s look. The overly studded, black leather jacket juxtaposed the backless, white evening gown perfectly. If the jacket wasn’t punk enough, Sienna’s hairpiece added more edge to the look. Although Burberry didn’t confirm her make-up was Burberry (she’s still under contract with Hugo Boss) she looked absolutely breathtaking… perhaps my favourite makeup of the night.

Although Givenchy was the most popular choice amongst celebrities for the event, I don’t feel any of the looks brought the punk theme hurtling into the 2010s the way Burberry’s looks did.

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