Katie Holmes could have fallen into a similar trap – her style is as far removed from punk rock as you could imagine – so I was delighted to see her subtle interpretation of the theme.
She wore an ethereal white Francisco Costa gown and kept the emphasis on her impeccably made-up face, which had a rockier, smokier vibe than she usually wears.
Her look was created by Genevieve Herr for Bobbi Brown, who said: “Katie’s MET Gala makeup was a departure from her natural look. We took the traditional punk look of black eyes and white lips and modernized it by combining metallic shadow with black liner and lots of black mascara to create a winged smoked out eye, and finished the look with a bit of pale pink blush and a beige lip. Pretty in Punk.”
Face: Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation SPF 15 in Warm Natural
Cheeks: Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks in Pretty Powerful Pink, Shimmer Brick in Beige
Lips: Beige Lip Color, Beige Lip Liner
Eyes: Dark Brow Kit, Golden Bronze Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick, Caviar Eye Shadow, Jet Long-Wear Eye Pencil, Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara
Who were your favourites on the night?