Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A Slight of Hand...or Leg...or Bosom.

In recognition of the Costume Institute's latest exhibition, Punk: Chaos to Couture, the MET gala this year was appropriately themed after the 1980s punk genre; with a extravagant twist of course. The biggest trend exemplified at the gala was what wasn't there. Sheer paneling, lace overlays and devious cut-outs were the standout stars at this event. 

There has never been an event focused so much on perfected elegance, only to be balanced out with heedless abandon. I question the amount of taste some of the stylists put on their stars (Miley Cyrus)

Why would you spend so much time researching the perfect dress to have it ruined by such an implied cliche in terms of styling? That, my friends, is a classic example of stylist's dementia. Noun: a disorder of over-creative diarrhea.
Hope is not lost. 

Below were excellent examples of stars revealing the unrevealed. Less is more is the key mantra that keeps this trend so sophisticated. A little slit here and a little slash there goes a long way. Take a chance with this risque trend and show the world a little confidence. A side cut-out is a sign of confidence and empowerment in who you think you are. 

Just don't go crazy. Don't be pullin' a Pussycat Doll; We want confidence, not street walker. :]

But most importantly, have fun with it. Pair that back cut-out Parker dress with a cream Helmut Lang lace tank underneath to give it more texture if you feel like its too much skin. Make it your own design rather than sticking to the mold. 

Share with me your experiences with sheer or cut-out garments and how you pair them together!

Remember to start your day with fashion, Scrambled with a side of Savvy! :]

Anne Hathaway in Vintage Valentino (via 
Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga (via
Straight off the runway! Proof that Alexander Wang does no wrong. (via
 Dakota Fanning in Rodarte (via

Gwen Stefani in Maison Martin Margiela (via

Taylor Swift in J. Mendel (via

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