Miley Cyrus in black mesh Marc Jacobs at the Met: punky & appropriate?

Miley Cyrus

When I heard that this year’s Met Gala theme was “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” I was really hoping that Miley Cyrus would be included on the invite list, and sure enough, she was. After all, Miley has been aiming to look punky for about the last year or so while she attempts to remold her image, and while on the street, Miley is mostly getting it wrong, she actually got it right last night.

Miley wore a nude Marc Jacobs gown with a black mesh overlay that looked like a glammed-up version of what one would see at a Sex Pistols concert at the Cain’s Ballroom. I really love the black cuffs, and the spikey rings are a nice detail. This is a very sexy dress that goes right to the edge without revealing any flesh at all, and Miley did up her hair in grand, stand-up fashion. If only for the evening, Miley shone as the most appropriate princess at this ball.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

Katy Perry

Katy Perry put a fairy-tale spin on the punk concept, which is fitting because Katy usually looks most at home while wearing silly costumes. Here Katy wore a shiny, embellished Dolce & Gabbana dress (that was officially called the “Joan of Arc” gown) with a crown and crucifix earings. Katy poufed her locks up and went with her usual dramatic makeup that looked great with this outfit, but somehow she forgot all about the shoes. Black pumps, really? Well at least Katy accessorized with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana themselves.

Katy Perry

Florence Welch

Florence Welch is often many things on the red carpet — last year she was both whimsical and weird at the Met — but she is never boring … that is, until now. For a woman who can dress like a rock ‘n’ roll lizard and still look fantastic, she looks surprisingly drab here in this fringey gown from Givenchy. Even Florence’s firey locks lack their usual bang. Florence could have run with the punky concept of the evening and really showed her stuff. Why so serious here?

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  1. bns says:

    Love what Miley wore.

    • LadyMTL says:

      Me too, she seems like one of the few who actually grasped the concept of punk. Not that it matters, but she’s my best dressed of the night.

      • Louminary says:

        totally agree, shes the only one who actually looks punk. Real punk, not this “pink is punk” ridiculousness!

    • Cece says:

      Love the dress, but Lord forgive me I can’t get past that face. Her face doesn’t match her newly-adopted style. I’m getting dress-up, not true grit from her awkwardness.

    • Dinah says:

      Miley should’ve gone for a strongly spiked faux hawk.

    • JudyK says:

      Miley is STUNNING!

    • gogoGorilla says:

      She looks fantastic! The rest of them are just ridiculous. Katy Perry is wearing a crown! WTF is that about? Is that like crowning yourself punk princess? Right.

    • karen lagace says:

      Miley Looks like a goof,been acting silly for awhile just to get attention,,her career sure as hell,hasn’t been going anywhere

    • karen lagace says:

      Miley Looks like a goof,been acting silly for awhile just to get attention,,her career sure as hell,hasn’t been going anywhere

  2. don't kill me i'm french says:

    honestly ….it’s appropriate and fun.

    • Mita says:

      Fantasic???!! I must need glasses because Miley looks horrible! Her face looks….odd like it just doesnt fit in.

  3. BooBooLaRue says:

    You’re gonna hate me, but I LOVE Katy’s dress!

  4. Baby Kimye says:

    K. Perry with her F you dress (look parents: F YOU!!)

    • RobN says:

      No kidding. Me thinks somebody has some mommy and daddy issues that need some work.

  5. Shade says:

    I expected Marc Jacobs to come wearing exactly what Miley wore.. I’m shocked he didn’t.

  6. V4Real says:

    Miley got the hair right but the dress just looks like she cut a hole in a potato sack and threw mesh on top of it.

    I guess that’s punking out.

    I expected more from Katy.

    • Jano1981 says:

      I disagree. Miley’s dress is more punk than you! 😉

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Miley’s dress is awesome and so reminiscent of my punk days!

      • Domestic_diva says:

        Obviously a joke don’t take it so seriously she even winked behind it

    • DreamyK says:

      You would have thought that Miley would have done something edgier. That dress is boring. So trite.

      I would have loved to have seen Exene Cervenka show up at the Gala and see how it’s done. She actually wore vintage dresses from the 30’s, 40’s and glammed them up with various paraphernalia. For those who don’t know who she is, she was/is the lead singer of the punk band X, is a poet and was formerly married to Aragorn (heh..Viggo, also a poet and the father to their son). Sadly, Exene has MS. She was the first singer I wanted to be like. My first girl crush 🙂

      • Jennifer12 says:

        I loved X!! Exene is what “stars” like Avril and Miley THINK they are. Though I will say that Miley did well for this ball. However, it suits all of them, treating punk as a concept and a ball.

    • marie says:

      Katy looks horrible to me..

    • Jano1981 says:

      So sorry I offended you V4Real! I thought since you were judging the punkedness of Miley’s dress you would get the lyrical reference to a very very old NOFX song. But I guess not. Lol.

  7. annaloo. says:

    Miley got it right. Katy needs to go back home and rethink her outfit… or save it for when the Met Ball does Medieval and Renaissance fashion. She’s a poseur for edge, that is for sure.

  8. Apples says:

    Miley: VERY appropriate.
    (Technically, I only wished that they had added an interesting necklace that furthered the “Punk to Couture” theme).

    • Arla says:

      Oh my god you nailed it!!! Something about the whole look was bothering me, like something was missing. I think you are so right about the necklace. If she had added some awesome punked-out necklace, I think it would have really brought the whole look up a notch. You have a great eye for detail!!! 🙂

    • littlestar says:

      I agree! While I think Miley pulled off and understood the punk/couture theme the best last night, she needed a little something extra. A big statement necklace would have been awesome.

  9. Joanna says:

    is it just me or does katy look different somehow, older?

  10. Alexa says:

    Miley’s SMOKING HOT! And while I agree with what Bedhead wrote about Florence – I do love her outfit. And Katy is by no means on my FAIL list – but I am not feeling what D & G’s put out this season. Uck! (Not Katy’s fault, though.)

  11. Aiobhan says:

    My little chipmunk looks great. It looks a little Billy Idolish but that is not a bad thing.

    I think a lot of people mistakenly confused goth and punk. I have always thought it takes way too much effort to put a goth look together than a punk rock outfit.

  12. paola says:

    I can’t see Miley being sexy or hot, all i see is squinting eyes and chipmunk face. sorry.

    • Belle says:

      Totally agree… I’ve been feeling like we are in some sort of alternate reality since I heard about the Maxim thing.

      I do think Miley got it right here though. Kind of punk, a bit edgy… without going over the top like many did!

  13. TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

    I hope everyone started taking notes when Miley showed up, because she ROCKED that theme.

    Katy Perry, on the other hand, misread the theme as “Lilith Fair”. And I had a shirt like her dress back in high school (true story).

  14. Willa says:

    Miley looks like a young Elizabeth Frasier from Cocteau Twins!

  15. Willa says:

    Miley looks like a young Elizadeth Frasier from the band Cocteau Twins!

  16. LAgirl says:

    I Love Miley! Her swag is insane

  17. truthful says:

    Miley did the damn thang!!!

    uh, Katy looks silly to me, I don’t get it and at this point I no longer care.

  18. LAgirl says:

    I Love Miley! Her swag is insane!

  19. MisJes says:

    I really liked what Katy wore. The mosaic pattern was really cool and detailed, and it was very different from anything else there. I even liked the crown and earring, it was playful and she looks absolutely gorgeous.

    And FYI Bedhead – those aren’t just plain black shoes. They were also custom-made, and the heels had the same mosaic pattern on them.

  20. bostonian says:

    Miley and Sienna Miller are my best dressed picks. This look is fun, topically appropriate for punk, and exciting enough for the Met Gala.

    I was disappointed with so much basic black on the red carpet last night. C’mon people, its the Met Gala!

    • Becky says:

      Yes sienna looked amazing. I can’t decide if its because of the studded leather jacket or because she is naturally beautiful and always looks good. Probably a combination of both. The studded Burberry dress that cara wore was nice too.

  21. brin says:

    Miley got it totally right…good job!!

  22. Kristine says:

    Miley looks great.. Katy looks like some medieval… idiot?

  23. TxGal says:

    Is Miley wearing Veneers? Every time she shows her teeth they just look weird.

  24. NM9005 says:

    Simple yet effective, natural, not try and very much punk. It really suits her. Her and Madonna got the memo!

    To be honest, I thought she was ‘done’ but recently, I see the potential for a long fruitful career.

    And I love her hair.

  25. Kelly says:

    Miley looks great. Best of the night which was not difficult considering her competition. Her skin! Woe, glows.

    I love Katy Perry’s dress, but I am a sucker for that embellished type stuff.

  26. Irin says:

    I think out of everyone Miley looks the best. She looks stunning, highly individual and has really embraced the theme. And I love her hair I think Im one of the few people that likes the new Miley. She is just having fun I wish I had the balls to cut my long hair like that.

    Katy Perry is so beautiful even is she looks fugly in my book she could never do something wrong.Except John Mayer I dont want to talk about him or her taste in men.

  27. Dawn says:

    Okay props to Miley!

  28. serena says:

    Miley got it right but I don’t like her look, still it is appropriate very ’80.

    The others are really an ugly mess, omg Katy..that is not punk just ‘church-ish’.

  29. ladybert62 says:

    I dont like Miley’s dress but I do like her WILD hair – it looks great on her!!

  30. ladybert62 says:

    Kate Perry looks – silly – like a Russian religious Icon fell off the wall and became her dress.

  31. Kayla says:

    I think Miley really killed it and her hair here is amazing. And i saw a close up pic somewhere of katy perry’s nails.. Which were beyond gorgeous!

  32. Jayna says:

    Miley rocked it.

    Katy, what the — no.

  33. judyjudy says:

    Miley wins.

  34. Ag says:

    Miley looks great! And I looooove Katy’s dress. But what’s up with the crown? FFS.

  35. Emily says:

    Miley looks great.

    Katy looks like Katy always does. Blah.

    Florence Welch looks like a parody of Stevie Nicks. WTF?

  36. TheOneAndOnly says:

    I do like miley’s outfit; and let’s face it this is her realm – pseudo-celeb; Her “music” career will go nowhere because she can’t sing, dance, act or play a musical instrument, and appearing on random rappers’ cd’s isn’t a career;
    Do anyone think she could actually headline a major arena or outdoor stadium and perform LIVE for 2hrs. minimum before thousands?

    • thebutlerdidit says:

      You can love her music or hate it, but you have zero idea what you’re talking about. Miley plays 5 different instruments, writes music, and lyrics, and in studio, can work a board like a pro. I’ve worked with her, seen it with my own eyes. She is great in concert, sings live the entire time.

      Dress and hair here are perfect, but the face is wrong. Too clean, and the red lip is not punk. She should have gone with a Wendy O or Aimee Mann look.

      Katy Perry & 90% of these chicks look ridiculous. Beyonce & SJP? Lol. Not even in punk’s state, much less address.

  37. kim says:

    I nearly died bc she looked actually looked good! Totally shocking!

  38. Nev says:


  39. Micah says:

    Miley Looks Fantastic!!!

  40. Joney Says says:

    Miley Cirrus looked beautiful. I gave her props for embracing the theme . I did not like the blond spikes but overall she rocked it.

  41. Nicolette says:

    Hurts my eyes.

  42. phlyfiremama says:

    Miley FTW!!! Go, girl~

  43. Nan says:

    Miley is the only one who got it – hello, people, the theme was PUNK, not hipster cocktail party.
    Everyone else is a fail, including Madonna who should know better since she’s old enough to remember it when it was happening.

  44. emma says:

    miley really is one of the best dressed.

  45. KellyinSeattle says:

    I think Miley looks great…just wondering, though…how is it determined who makes the guest list? Curious …seems Miley has friends in high places…

  46. Kiddo says:

    Miley looks great.

  47. homey says:

    Excene , Siouxie Sioux, Wendy O…all the heroes to my suburban artless existence. I’m a natually blond mixed race person, so I could never pull off that punk black hair thing. Funny how that look is not for the cinnamon toned person. But I rocked the vintage in my day with the ripped tights, etc.

    My adult homage is to wear long black nails and black eye liner. The rest is hippy for me because I’m old and tan. But those punk chicks inspired me!
    I think only Madonna pulls it off here. Katy is my close 2nd, she has an eye for vintage and art. Punk was art in decay. some of these stars get it, some obviously don’t.

  48. I haven’t liked anything she’s done in a long time, but this was spot-on perfect. Love it 🙂

  49. onegirlup says:

    So why no leather bomber jackets ANYWHERE???!!! I was there when punk was punk waaay back then…. this event did not do PUNK justice. no way no how >:|
    giddy up

  50. dcypher1 says:

    Love mileys dress. Its a punk rock prom dress.

  51. Randy Jester says:

    Would have liked to see a darker lipstick on Miley. My personal jury’s still out on the dress– but perhaps it’s the (lack of) accessories that’s throwing it off. Maybe a chain or three somewhere? (How about one attaching her ear to her nose to her finger? That’s a totally punk look that would be hot w/ the rest of it.)

    Katy Perry, wtf? Then again I never think much of her “style.”

  52. Norman says:

    It looks like Miley went to the local high school science department and played with the Van de Graaff generator to get her hair spiked up in all directions. I think Miley looks great and is definitely the most “punk”. Katy Perry looks like English royalty from ancient House of Wessex, not a bad look on her.

  53. skuddles says:

    Miley’s got the ‘porcupine in heat’ hair.

  54. lisa2 says:

    Miley actually looks like she is suppose to be at the event.

    Others not so much. I think the whole theme was a fail. Most of these people/designer couldn’t do it justice. I’m not a PUNK fan so don’t care. Most of the dresses would fit more on a RC awards show or premier.

  55. xxx says:

    Eh. I think Miley looks punk but the thing is… The Met Ball is not a theme party. It is a fashion event witha thematic twist. People aren’t dressing up as genuine “punks”, they are putting their own spin on what punk means in couture and high fashion.

    I don’t love what Miley is wearing. It’s okay. It’s not flattering to her banging body and there definitely needs to be a necklace or big statement buckled leather belt or something to break up the dress. He hair is awful. You can do punk hair and still look awesome. Some punk girls look so alien and beautiful. This is just unflattering and awful. She’s done way better before. A stylised mohawk would have been better, or a super slicked to the side do.

    I actually kind of love what Katy is doing here, and this can definitely be seen as a particular kind of spin on a particular kind of punk. Actually, the shoes have clearly been made to match – look at the heels, they’ve been decked out to match the dress. I think she looks fantastic, original, different and edgy. Not my favourite look, but pretty cool.

    As for Florence… She looks great, but I just expected so much MORE! 🙁

    • Barhey says:

      I agree. I really didn’t like it because it was a really boring dress and way too literal. Like I could have bought it off of Hot Topic’s Website. Women like Beyonce and SJB wore artistic, expensive fashion. They were inspired by punk but obviously with an up-fashion twist. Miley doesn’t seem like she got the memo.

    • Scarlet Pimpernel says:


  56. Jane says:

    She looks like my toilet scrubber. WTF???

  57. Jennifer12 says:

    I think Florence seems a bit embarrassed and maybe that’s why she is dressing down. Miley is perfect for this crap, posing in what she thinks are edgy clothes and posing with them half off. A ball is perfect for her: you can see she thinks she is the only “real” punk there and the only one who gets it. She just wears the costume a little better. She’s the kind of girl who would hang with the punks downtown and everyone would be like, “Go back to Connecticut!”

  58. T says:

    And this is who you pick for #1 on Maxims hot 100 list?

  59. coastalair says:

    Actually, while Miley’s dress was on the right side of punk, it was rather demure compared to recent pix if her. However, she did look stunning and I couldn’t take my eyes off her when she was being interviewed on the red carpet.