How To GOOP Punk

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 16, 2013 17:56:56 May 16, 2013 17:56:56

A new issue of GOOP. And it’s not wellness or mother-ness and food-ness. Instead, this newsletter is dedicated to GOOP the MET Gala!

For all her sh-tting on the event and moaning about what a terrible time she had, she still couldn’t resist sharing with us what the styling experience was like.

It’s a GOOP how-to, punk edition!

Gwyneth worked with her stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman, to create her look. It was apparently all Elizabeth’s idea to have her in a pink ball gown...a  pink ball gown for Punk Night:

“When I first started to research the punk theme, I visited a neighbor of mine who’d been in the music business and had a collection of all her punk pieces from the past. She had this one big pink ball-gown skirt that I immediately took to. In thinking about what Gwyneth could wear, I didn’t want her to show up in a costume. So this look is all about anarchy – truly going against the grain and not wearing what everyone expects. That’s about as punk as you can get, which is why the dynamic duo, Pierpaolo and Maria of Valentino, made so much sense. Their clothes are so pretty...”

When you remember G’s dress from the MET Gala, is “anarchy” the first word that comes to mind?!

There follows a step-by-step recounting of how it all came together. The first fitting happened 3 weeks before the party. And you’ll note, it was too big for her when she first tried it on... OBVIOUSLY.

Supposedly she ate cheese when she was getting ready. It’s like that line from Devil Wears Prada, delivered beautifully by Emily Blunt:

“I'm on this new diet. Well, I don't eat anything and when I feel like I'm about to faint I eat a cube of cheese. I'm just one stomach flu away from my goal weight.”

But didn’t it look so much better in the sketch?

Especially her hair?

As Chloe Sevigny said, by way of Dean, maybe her sleeves really were too tight, because they’re crazy if they thought this was a winner, punk or not.

Click here to read the full article and to see the photos, and for her other punk recommendations.

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