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April 08, 2013  | by: Leigh Badrigian
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Alright all you rebel kiddies! Sharpen those mohawks, stick those nipple rings back in, lace up those Dr. Martens, sew all the studs you can find onto that badass leather jacket, and dust off those Ramones and Sex Pistols vinyls because punk is back, baby! Awww yeaaaaah!

The 1970s are making a comeback in the form of this year’s Costume Institute Gala, also known as the Met Gala or Met Ball. The annual formal affair is recognized as fashion’s biggest night and is hosted and organized each year by Vogue and its lady in charge, Miss Anna Wintour. Every fashion name and A-list celebrity will be invited, dressed to the nines and striving to make the grandest, most fabulous, most fashion-y entrance possible.

The annual event is never one to disappoint, and this year everyone is totally pumped because the gala will celebrate the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s highly anticipated fashion exhibition called, “Punk: Chaos to Couture” with a punk theme! I cannot wait to see what our favorite designers and celebs will cook up for their big red carpet appearances! Whoever gets to wear couture designed by the Mother of Punk, Vivienne Westwood, will no doubt be the star of the red carpet, but I’m also wicked excited to see what kind of punk couture the likes of Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Marc Jacobs will dream up. Man on man I need to snag an invite somehow!

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Anna Wintour will be joined by co-chairs Rooney Mara (perfect), Creative Director of Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci (genius), and Lauren Santo Domingo (Co-Founder of Moda Operandi, one of the event’s main sponsors) in hosting the event. A final co-chair has also just been announced, and I must say…this new co-chair practically embodies punk. I bet you can guess who it is. Let’s say her name together on the count of three.


Okay okay okay, so Beyoncé is about as punk as Sid Vicious is hip hop, but are we really surprised with this pick? Queen Bey is all over everything nowadays, and as Queen, it’s her duty to reign over all things…including one of the biggest nights of the year. And though the world-dominating woman is no leader of punk, she is a major player in the fashion world, and with several Vogue covers under her designer belt, she and Anna Wintour are practically bffls! She’s also chummy with Mr. Tisci, who was her designer of choice for last year’s Met Gala. Who could forget that gorgey (and ridiculously sexy) feathered couture gown she wore?!

By putting Beyoncé’s name on the invite, Miss Wintour has made one of the year’s most highly anticipated events THE most highly anticipated event of the year. That’s the magic of Bey! Come May 6, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will be the only place to be, and though our favorite Queen (sorry Liz) may not be the voice of punk, when it comes to wearing it, you can bet your punk-ass she’s gonna rock it.

Do you guys think Beyoncé will go all-out punk at this year’s event? What designer do you think she’ll choose?! Let’s hear your guesses!

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