Diva: Kim Kardashian at the Met Ball
This year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute focused on punk, and its annual opening gala, steaming with celebrities from Taylor Swift to Jennifer Lawrence to Chelsea Clinton, was hotly debated (see photos of the red carpet here!). While many argued that designers like Vivienne Westwood essentially invented punk fashion, others thought a red-carpet event for elite fashion lovers in $10,000 gowns was fundamentally antithetical to the spirit. But whatever your stance, one unlikely source flawlessly embodied punk in style, spirit and provocation: Kim Kardashian, wildly preggo, wearing custom, neck-to-finger-to-swole-up-ankle Riccardo Tisci. Not only was the side-split gown replete with built-in gloves and a rebellious mock turtleneck, the Givenchy designer had imbued it with a print of Henri Fantin-Latour's painting "A Basket of Roses," which looked familiar to anyone who follows post-punk/electronic band New Order, and/or celebrated skate and streetwear label Supreme. She wore matching strappy sandals with a very pregnant-feet-friendly, low-looking heel (three inches for Kim K? The blasphemy of comfort!). On the carpet, so bulbous and ballsy in mauve bodycon, she was sublime in her lack of fucks. Her smize was the blankest. Practically everyone on the Internet hated it. There was nothing punker.