|Marion Cotillard at the Met Gala, May 6, 2013, courtesy Getty Images Entertainment|
The red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC is always a terrific scene for fashion. It's not like the Oscars where those invited come in billowing princess gowns and want many times to mimic old Hollywood and you see way too many Belles & Snow White look alikes (sorry!). The Met Gala is 100 percent about pure fashion, which is why I love it because it is a true celebration of dressing and costume at its essence. This year's theme: “PUNK: Chaos to Couture,” depicted the significant influence of the punk scene in the 70s as a music-inspired street happening and how it effected designers with legacies like Vivienne Westwood, and how it continues to infiltrate the runways today.
Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard, always eloquent in her style statement, arrived in a nude/rose strapless Dior couture gown with her hair styled in a retro-chic deconstructed look. It was simple, drop-dead gorgeous and flawless.
And, what I loved about her seemingly traditional and beautiful look? Her amazing hair. The side-swept curls -- with just the right touch of asymmetry. Robert Vetica, her stylist put a bit of controlled chaos -- we could maybe even say a bit punkish! -- in her rolled sideswept locks to offset her traditional dress, which was perfectly classic and couture. Now, that's thoughtful fashion. And it is truly CHAOS to COUTURE from head to toe. ;-).
STRAIGHT FROM THE RED CARPET - A CELEB HAIR HOW-TO:
Here's how Robert Vetica, owner of the luxurious Robert Vetica Salon at the famed SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, created her look, exclusively with René Furterer products, so you can recreate it for yourself! "I wanted an asymmetrical feeling with two distinct textures—sleek on one side and textured with volume on the other, giving a feeling of deconstructed glamour," commented Vetica.
If you have any questions on this how-to, feel free to contact me at email@example.com and I'll be happy to help! xo
Many thanks to Karen and Oliver Associates