Breaking the Mould
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute houses over 35,000 costume pieces and accessories in the heart of Manhattan. Every year its gala to celebrate a curated exhibit (this year, the much publicized PUNK: From Chaos to Couture) draws fashion's elite—actresses, models, singers and designers—in their most extravagantly bedazzled get-ups. While the focus usually stays on the gowns/shoes/bags, the punk theme leant itself to some interesting beauty choices as well. Many of the stars weren't focused purely on physical beauty as we normally define it (rosy cheeks, glowing skin, fluttery lashes), but on taking risks and punking out for a night. Here is our list of 17 women that tailored their beauty to the trend, whether with a little smudged eyeliner, graphic eyeshadow or bleached out locks, and scored major points for getting in the spirit.