That was the theme of this year's marvelous Met Gala.
Many A-listers were left dazed and confused by the idea of leaving their usual princess ballgowns behind, while others stepped up to the plate and made punk perfect.
It was a sea of black, lace, plaid, leather and rockstar hair.
Now lets see which of our fashionable attendees impressed and who punked out.......
At first glance SJP looks ridiculous. I mean she's about 100 years old and she showing of her undies like its nothing. But after you give her Giles Deacon look another (and more open-minded) glance, you can see that all the lady was trying to do was keep on theme.
As usual, she turned heads and made a fashion statement. Its not my favourite look at all but what else is Carrie Bradshaw gonna wear?
We no longer Kerr.
Oh Miranda Kerr, you're so hot, you have a great body and you have every reason to show it off. But this Michael Kors is just not doing it for me. Its boring, boring and well, boring. How many times has Miranda rocked this already? Its just not interesting to anybody anymore.
The grass is not Greener.
Isn't Ashley Greene a DKNY girl? Can somebody tell me why she is skating around in an ill-fitting Marchesa ball gown?
As usual, Ashley looks alright but not outstanding She has the punk make-up down but her hair is a bit of mess and this whole look is just forgettable.
Yawn dot com.
Dammit Rooney, I expected so much.
I thought Miss Mara would shine in an amazing punk look, but instead she rocked the same hair, make-up and Givenchy that she always does.
Her shoes are really throwing her a life-line and I'll admit that the dress is a work of art, but its just a bit to tame for the Met.
I wouldn't bank on that
Here is Elizabeth Banks wearing absolutely amazing shoes that I would love to own.
Unfortunately, she's wearing an awful shiny thing (blazer, apparently) with them. Yawn.
What happened Gwen?
When I heard that Miss Goop herself was going to be wearing Valentino, I expected something gorgeous flowy and romantic - not this boring mess. Whatever this is does nothing for her body and its a complete departure from the fashion forward looks that she's been rocking lately. I am completely unimpressed.
Its Serena baby!
So what if Gossip Girl ended? Nothing is gonna stop Blake Lively from looking 100% awesome.
Sexy, statusque and stylish in a gorgeous Gucci gown, Lively has kept up her tradition of turning heads at The Met. She looks great.
Coolest Kat in town
I can't be the only person dying over that crown, right?
Katy Perry's D&G is not out of this world or anything, in fact the whole look is kinda so-so but I really do love that crown. Best accessory of the night, hands down.
Ice Queen? More like ice peasant.
How skinny can one person be before they drop dead?
I honestly fear for Nicole Richie's life.
I'll be the first to admit that the grey hair was a nice touch, but she's so frail and unsexy that she just ended up looking like a sick old man.
I hate this dress. Carolina Herrera needs to rethink her entire life after this. As for Minka Kelly - somebody so pretty (she's no Mila Kuis, but she's alright) should not be wearing something so sad.
Dressing up can be hough (you know what I mean).
God, I expected so much from Julianne Hough and all I got was TopShop.
Her hair is effortlessly punk but what else does she have to offer? Her dress looks fit for a cheap prom -boring, underwhelming and forgettable.
Nicki goes normal.
Yeah, Nicki Minaj isn't much of a dresser is she? I had hoped that Nicki would shut of the crazy for this event and she really did, but this Tommy Hilfiger sack is just really lame. Toning it down does not = looking bland.
And the 'you should know better' award goes to.....
I think its time that I accept it - Amanda Seyfreid never dresses well on red carpets. On the street and during photoshoots, she's perfectly fine. But once it time for the flashing lights she just looks average.
This is another Givenchy (the go to designer for the Met, I see) that is just dull and annoying to my eyes.
More of the same........
Really, Taylor Swift? J Mendel again? Really?
I think we all know how I feel about T-Swizzle and her boring outfit choices. So.Over.It.
Super model swag
Well well doesn't Brooklyn Decker look chic?
I love the shorter length dress, I also love her vampy hair and make-up. The darker locks really suit her.
Her Peter Pilloto dress isn't exactly a showstopper, but I absolutely love her in it. Her body (as usual) looks amazing.
Ricci does is again
Christina Ricci takes no prisoners when it comes to the Met Gala. I guess she had to make us forget that she was in Pan Am somehow.
I don't know how plaid is punk, but minus the fishnets, I actually quite like Ricci's, Vivienne Westwood frock.
I'm a bit disappointed in Jenny from the block.
She's one of my favourite celebs so I'm always looking to her to set the bar and she just didn't bring it hard enough this time.
She looks better than half the ladies at the Met, but she's worn this dress before (Golden Globes anybody?).
Its a really lovely Micheal Kors, but it honestly doesn't hold a candle to her out of this world hair and make-up - which is so well done, its crazy.
Even when she isn't at her best, J-Lo is a style star extraordinaire.
Beautiful English Rose.
Even in a weird dress like this, RHW never fails to look stunning.
I love that rich greenish colour on her. The cut of this Gucci does wonders for her shape and I can't think of anybody else that would be able to rock this successfully. She's amazing.
Wow, this is boring. I expected much more form Amber Heard and she just didn't excite at all.
What happened to that stunning girl with crazy brows that wore gorgeous mermaid dresses at every chance she got (ok, maybe that was just once). I have been obsessed with Lily's style of late but now I just don't understand. This Moschino monstrosity deserves to be burned. Its awful.
Can somebody say, crazy eye?
January Jones is wearing a simple Chanel dress. And quite simply put, she looks insane. Her hair, make-up and shoes are awful and she looks like a weird alien creature. I Hate it.
I guess she's not as stylish as I once thought.
The right Bond
This is beautiful. Sometimes a slick elegant look is all that is needed even if it totally defaults from the theme. Noamie Harris has a sick body and her Donna Karen Atelier dress is ever so beautifully crafted it even makes me forget that Zoe Saldana (and Ashley Greene for that matter) once wore something like this way back when. Five star look.
Not so Wilde
Not wild at all folks. I mean seriously, what is this? A classy lady trying to look edgy does not have to end up looking like trash, I mean come on.
I love Olivia Wilde and I'm sure she could have chosen anything from Calvin Klien's archives. I can't understand why she chose this? It makes her body look strange instead of sexy and her lack of a proper hairstyle and magic make-up just makes things even more tragic.
I am so tired of hearing about Cara Delevigne. She's everywhere isn't she?
And do she was at the Met last night and for someone who is talked about so often she didn't really stand out.
Wearing Thakoon, she looked rather punk and sexy, but it really isn't anything to write home about. I guess all that hype was for nothing.
Anja strikes again
Anja Rubik sure has a thing for wearing nothing, doesn't she? So she's way more covered up than last year, but she's still showing it all off. This uhm, outfit is by Anthony Vaccarello (who dressed her last year as well) and I actually quite like it. Its sexy, edgy and cool and only a supermodel like Miss Rubik could ever get away with it. For the occasion, I love it.
Hotbrev or hot mess?
Mmmmm, I don't know about this one. Nina Dobrev is one of the hottest and one of my favourite young hot Hollywood girls. I usually love everything that she wears because she is always so effortlessly beautiful and hot hot hot.
Punk really isn't her thing so I can understand why she looks a bit awkward this time around. Still, she's really pretty and her body (as always) looks smokin' okin.
Taking the punk look literally.
Hey, didn't Kate Moss wear something like this once upon a time? Yeah she did.
Miley looks alright but not as good as she usually does.
This Marc Jacobs dress is just boring and the Blink 182 hair is so dated. Cyrus is way to pretty for this look. She could have done so much better.
A much needed improvement
Shut the front door! Katie Holmes is actually looking glam.
Hair? Fab. Make-up? Amazeballs. Dress? A giant sheet, but its Katie Holmes so we can accept it.
Well done, Suri's mom.
A right old Scandal.
Yeah, this is not going to fly. Not at all.
Kerry Washington is a bit of an it-woman at the moment. Beautiful, successful and generally well-dressed. But the more famous she's become, the less stylish her clothes have become - its rather sad.
Every inch of my being hates this dress. The gloves, the awful print, even that crazy smile (if you can call it that) that she has on her face. Bad job, Vera Wang.
The curious case of K-Stew.
Kristen Stewart is pretty punk, I'd say. But alas, instead of owning her inner punkness she wore a fancy pair of Stella McCartney pajamas. And her make-up? The grim reaper must be smiling wherever he is.
A Dior bore
J Law's sense of style is so boring and lame- talking about it makes me sleepy. Marion Cotillard is somewhat better but together they both look they are off to some high end funeral. Neither of them are giving me any joy.
A fashion non-statement
I love this Balmain dress. But for the Met? When you're Kate Bosworth? No. Absolutely not. I don't know why she would do this.
This is awful. Nothing more to it. Beyonce looks like she's on fire from head to toe. A sad sorry tragic fire that burns our eyes.
Beyonce, please stop wearing Givenchy. Its not for you. I've seen those exact same boots on a character in Tekken Tag.
Worst dressed of the night by far.
Say yes to the Jess?
Jessica Alba is beautiful, but she is oh so boring. Her Tory Burch dress is doing wonders for her hot body, but I'm literally yawning. She's a style star and she always will be but I really wish she would have gone with the punk theme.
Her hair does the talking.
For once, I am obsessed with Solange's hair. She's wearing a Kenzo dress that isn't the prettiest dress in the world but I love how she styled it. She looks really good.
Can you see her too?
And by that I mean Michelle Williams looks like a ghost. Her YSL dress is too black and her skin is too white - the contrast is not cute.
Besides that, this whole look is just kinda boring.
Coco Rocha is much loved around these parts. She's edgy, all kinds of hot and never afraid to take a style risk.
I am obsessed with Ungaro's latest collection and I'm so pleased to see somebody (somebody that I love, no less) finally wear it right. She looks ab fab.
I'm staring at Kirsten Dunst's boobs (impressive, right?) because her dress is so ugly and green and weird that I don't want to look at it any longer.
Its Louis Vuitton by the way
I love Heidi Klum. She's stunning, stylish and can do no wrong for me.
This Marchesa dress is a bit wedding dress like but she gets away with it. A huge improvement from last year's outfit, I love how happy she looks.
What else is Madonna gonna wear? I don't like it but I can't even criticize is. I don't know how. I leave all comment to you.
Doutzen Kroes is absolutely gorgeous. Her dress is sexy but elegant, her make-up is severe but beautiful and she is an all round A+
Sometimes you don't have to try hard to be punk or to stand out. You just have to stick to what you know and Doutzen did that so well.
The most talked about for the night are........
Look its Kimye. In Givenchy. Because they think that wearing Givenchy immediately makes you Met Gala worthy.
For a person who allegedly had lunch with Anna Wintour the day before, Kim is looking quite, well, not good.
Its not the dress itself (ok, those gloves are unforgivable) but its just that its on Kim - pregnant Kim. She really hasn't figured out how to dress her baby bump and those florals aren't doing her any favours. A solid, less dramatic, flowy gown would have been perfect. This just makes me feel bad for Kim.
Black and white, not so right.
Gwen Stefani always wears black, white and a pop of fab red lipstick. Its always a winner. Except now.
This Martin Margiela gown does nothing for Gwen's body. Her hairstyle is just annoying me and I'm generally bored by this whole thing.
She's Gwen freaken Stefani, she's suppose to step out in the hottest punkest look in the world. I don't know why she chose this out of all things.
Jess is a Valli Girl
Thats what girls who wear Giambatista Valli dresses are called, by the way. But only the pretty ones.
When I saw this dress on the runway, I really liked it but I didn't expect anybody 'not crazy' to wear it.
But Jess really embodies elegant-punk with it. She is such a lady with her simple hair, barely there make-up and minimal accessories.
And how about that nose ring? Only JT's gal could pull this of. She is one of the most stunning woman in the world and its looks like this that make me love her so much.
Well, she's just lovely isn't she?
Beautiful Alberta Ferreti dress, with an amazing hemline, pretty make-up and punk hair. Kate Beckinsale knows how to put together a top notch look.
Wats going on? (see what I did there?)
This look makes me so sad.
Its an alright Prabal Gurung dress, but its meant to only go two ways - skanky and OTT, or sexy and sultry.
On Emma its just bland - and she looks kind of cold. Her hair and make-up aren't really helping her cause either. Its a bit of a try hard look, something that Emma should know that she doesn't have to do.
Ginnifer Bad-win much?
Terrible. Ginnifer looks like death. There is no redeeming factor. I hate it from her head to toe.
There is still a place in the sun for Mary Katranzou dresses and the Met Gala is definitely it.
But Karolina Karkova is one of the coolest girls in town. Always wowing me with her sexy, risky choices. Today, I am not impressed. It looks like she didn't even try.
And that pose? I know its a punk event, but really?
She should win an Emmy for this
Beautiful hair, make-up and dress. Emmy Rossum is kitted out well in her Donna Karen gown.
Not the most exciting look, but it works. The contrast between the soft dress and the punk make-up is really cool.
Watch out for Anne!
WOW! WOW! WOW!
What do you have to say for yourselves now, Hatherhaters?
The best of the night by far, Anne Hathaway edged it up with her blonde locks (Miley who?), her sexaaay Valentino dress and her general awesomeness.
I've always thought she was a hot ticket, but now she is showing it to the world. I love Anne to bits and I'm so happy that she stepped out looking this amazing.
How hot is Lala Anthony? Killer curves, pretty face and lovely hair - she has never looked better.
I wish that this gorgeous Zac Posen was mine. I also wish that the top half was fitted better, but who cares - Lala has an amazing rack.
She looks really fierce and sexy. Screw the dress code, I really like her look.
Style Icon 101
Thank you Sienna, for doing pretty punk so well. Schooling all of these wanabees.
They don't call Sienna Miller a style icon for nothing. Black, white and gold is always a sure shot.
I love that head piece and I want (desperately want) her biker jacket. It offsets her white pretty dress perfectly. And she just looks so pretty and perfect and punk. I absolutely love it.