This pretty much sums up the Met Ball.
The Met Ball is hands down my favourite red carpet.
What makes this red carpet so special? Well thanks to yearly themes inspired by the current exhibition guests can step outside the usual frothy Marchesa-esque attire into the fun of high fashion. Each year brings shocks, beauties and woeful disappointments.
The biggest disappointments aren't the 'bad' fashion blunders but the failure to grasp hold of the theme and bring it.
This years theme was punk but you wouldn't have been able to tell by looking at a lot of the starlets, designers, models et al that made appearances. A large proportion of the guests were either too perplexed by punk or by the looks of things just didn't bother (I'm looking at you Heidi Klum).
That's why I think that the standout stars on this red carpet were the wackiest.
Come on, it's punk people.
For every plaid clad Madonna, there was a crisp white Katie Holmes. Yes, Katie looked breathtaking but she missed the point.
Punk fashion made a statement. Both the original rebellious, anti-materialistic subculture and the high fashion versions aimed to shock.
So what gets your vote? The pretty or the punk?