The PopSugar website offers at their readers, 11 reasons to Madonna was the Met Gala's punk queen...
When Beyoncé arrived on the red carpet at last night's Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, we thought the show was over: Queen Bey had arrived fashionably late to fashion's biggest night, and she stole the show in custom Givenchy. But just around the corner, Madonna — perhaps the original Queen of Pop — seemed ready to take back her throne. Moments after Beyoncé made her way atop the staircase, Madonna showed up in a look so punk, we thought she might have ransacked the museum's Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition to get all the materials. (Which, now that we think about it, would have been quite fitting.)
Also in bespoke Givenchy, Madonna had all the workings of true punk royalty. For the details on her look and her afterparty attire, find them here in this gallery.
Madonna gave the crowd what they wanted. She had fun with the theme, plus her prowess at posing for the cameras paid off — and her powerful stance was anything but the red carpet standard. She could have been wearing a silk chiffon gown and still seemed edgy.
The fabric of choice for the punk movement? Plaid. Madonna's custom black-and-gray Givenchy jacket fastened over a black lace bra was really her only piece of clothing.
Tartan alone does not a true punk make. That's why the blazer was embroidered with silver-and-gold metal studs and layered with safety pins upon safety pins, thick chains, and a wide studded belt. She topped it all off with similarly studded black leather gloves.
#4. Fishnets . . . With Holes
The shredded fishnet bodysuit over fishnet stockings was a key aspect of Madonna's punk getup. We're guessing those ripped holes were expertly crafted and meticulously placed.
#5. Bold Heels
Madonna opted for bright pink suede Casadei pumps — a bold juxtaposition from her otherwise dark look. And isn't it just so punk to play with color?
#6. That Cross
Sacrilege! Always one to provoke, Madonna might have been making a strong religious statement in dangling a large gold cross from her back. Or maybe she just liked the way it looked.
Beneath all that fishnet was a lot of flesh. We saw a fair amount of the music icon as she worked the red carpet.
#8. The Padlock Choker
It was a lot of look, for certain, but nothing was more Madonna than the oversize padlock choker engraved with the letter "M." (Did it make anyone else have a sudden urge to belt out some "Open Your Heart"?)
On the red carpet, Madonna was flanked by a very small entourage: her boyfriend, Brahim Zaibat, and her designer date, Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci. Alongside their black-tie looks, and despite the fact that Zaibat was in a skirt, she was still the clear standout.
#10. All Black
When arriving to the Met Gala afterparty at New York City's Boom Boom Room, Madonna — on the arm of Zaibat — covered up with a black satin trench with leather sleeves. She also opted for a dark metallic shoe change.
#11. More Fishnets
The lesson here is there's never enough fishnet. So, when Madonna took off her leather gloves, she revealed netted undergloves, along with some chunky silver rings.