Everything Ain’t for Everybody…Spotted at the 2013 Met Gala

By: Julian Lark

Okay, I love punk just as much as the next person. But if your going to do punk lets do it right! Some of my favorite celebrities did their best to pull off hot punk looks for the 2013 Met Gala tonight but, unfortunately, everything ain’t for everybody and we witnessed some MAJOR fails.


Jessica Biel In Giambattista Valli Couture – 2013 Met Gala

Jessica Biel stuck to black for the Met Gala, but maybe she should have opted for a better dress. Basic black was her strapless Giambattista Valli Spring 2013 Couture ensemble, worn with a wrist clutch and black slingback shoes from the design house. The dress looked stunning on the model who wore it but on Jessica…Baby everything ain’t for everybody! Please believe me when I say that.




Christina Ricci In Vivienne Westwood – 2013 Met Gala

Christina Ricci went mad for plaid at the 2013 Met Gala, and so did I … mad she put it on! WHY? WHY? WHY? I love Vivienne Westwood  but this outfit was, by far, the wrong look. I just hate when bad clothes happen to good people. For two years now she has missed the mark and I’m wondering- who is Christina’s stylist? Does she have one? If not, honey, I’m available.




Gwen Stefani in Maison Martin Margiela – 2013 Met Gala

Gwen, WHY? 99.99% of the time, my girl Gwen gets it right but this look just didn’t hit the mark for me. Gwen Stefani, who is no stranger to a certain level of grunge appeal and a good amount of leather and studs, could have killed this look with a different skirt. Something like a fish tail woulds’ve worked better, in my opinion, but this was not the business. This felt like a left over skirt from David’s Bridal. Maybe next year she will get it right!




Nicki Minaj in Tommy Hilfiger – 2013 Met Gala

Nicki Minaj made some loud style noise at the 2013 Met Gala in New York City but she was all bark … no bite.  The petite rapper wore a navy-blue Tommy Hilfiger gown with a train, which actually seemed too long as it puddled around her. And who told her she had the body for this dress? Did her stylist not see her side rolls? HOT MESS! And I’m not even going to talk about the hair tonight….all I have to say is Nicki, call Terrance Davidson back and get a rebate or refund.




Ginnifer Goodwin in Tory Burch – 2013 Met Gala

Ginnifer Goodwin is one of my favorite actresses since I started watching ABC’s “Once Upon A Time.” With much regret, I have to say I was totally disappointed in this look.  At Monday night’s Met Gala in New York City, the actress hit the red carpet illustrating the event’s ‘PUNK: Chaos to Couture’ theme through her own eyes – literally. Her Tory Burch gown was really beautiful with a leather trim neckline and a black tulle hem, but where she lost me was the eyes. Ginnifer focused on her eyes with a look that was 100% punk: heavy lash-to-brow black eye shadow and defined brows but it was 100% unflattering on her. Normally, Ginnier hits the note but tonight was a flat-line _____________ What do you think of her look: spot on, or too punk around the eyes?




Beyonce Knowles In Givenchy – 2013 Met Gala

Can we say OVERKILL? Really, Bey? Matching boots? I can’t and I wont deal with this foolishness. I love Bey but she know she was dead ass wrong for this and that’s all I’m gonna say. Okay, I lied … how you gonna tell these ladies to “bow down” and you got this on? SMH




Julian R. Lark is a distinguished entrepreneur and award-winning stylist, sought after for his take on classic glamour. Having over a decade of experience coupled with a degree in Fashion, Lark has made himself an integral part in creating breathtaking moments for countless Hollywood celebrities. As a tastemaker in fashion, he has launched an online boutique and showroom in Atlanta to make breathtaking moments accessible to his growing audience. Julian forged his own path by creating the nationally published Kontrol Magazine as Editor-in-chief and lead stylist. He has crafted memorable moments for Hollywood icons like Anita Baker, Lynn Whitefield, Toni Braxton and Lil’ Kim. He’s been called upon to work on projects for numerous studios and networks including FX, Netflix, Bravo, OWN, WeTV and VH1. Press features of his work include Huffington Post, People, US Weekly, E! News, The View, and The Wendy Williams Show. In addition to his work as a stylist, in 2014 Julian launched his first stylist class, which is designed to help aspiring stylist learn how to build a successful career in the industry. Continuing to leverage his audience he has launched his own cosmetics line, and agency for stylist. Julian has proven himself to be a creative visionary and industry zealot. His drive, coupled with his uncanny ability to empower through fashion and style will undoubtedly ensure constant growth, both personally and professionally, in fashion and beyond.