That was the order of the evening at Monday nights Costume Institute Gala, AKA the 2013 Met Ball, AKA fashions Oscar night, held at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. As far along the red-carpeted staircase as the eye could see, actors, designers and ELLE cover stars channeled the punk eras anarchic spirit, for a black-tie do with serious attitude.
I felt like I was a punk-rock Addams Family Morticia, Cyrus added during the red-carpet livestream, bristling with excitement all the way through the gelled spikes of hair on her head. Its fun to really get to stick to a character tonight.
Joining her in punk-inspired and punk-ish garb were Cara Delevingne, whose torso bristled with the spikes on her custom-made Burberry gown; Katy Perry in a heavily embellished Dolce & Gabbana dress, and Elle and Dakota Fanning, a sister act in coordinating Rodarte gowns.
Anne Hathaway credited original punk Debbie Harry with inspiring her Met Ball look. The newly blonde Oscar winner (and past cover star) opted for a vintage, side-boob-baring Valentino gown from 1992. I took the chaos thing as far as the couture would allow, she said.
Kristen Stewart and Cameron Diaz both turned up with Stella McCartney, who boasted about dressing two of the coolest chicks in town. But Givenchy took the crown for dressing the most attendees. Beyonce, Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried, Frank Ocean and Kim Kardashianwhose floral dress extended into glovesall wore Givenchy designer and Met Ball co-host Riccardo Tiscis creations.
The punkiest thing of all? Refusing to talk about punk. When Vivienne Westwood had her moment on the red carpet, she turned the conversation to her jewellery: a large, magazine-cover-like photograph of Wikileaks tipper Bradley Manning. Asked what she thought of the exhibition, Dame Vivienne only replied, I had a little look and I liked some of my things. Well leave it there.