2 MAY 2013 | STYLE

As the witching hour approaches and the great and the good of the fashion industry set their minds to one of their most important tasks of the year (What does one wear to the Met Gala…? Obviously…) we couldn’t help but think of what kind of look we would go for this time round. Would it be Saint Laurent inspired sultry (ever so fitting for this year’s Punk theme,) would it be fashion forward (all the better for pleasing that particularly tough crowd,) or would it be Gala staple pretty, ball gowns from De La Renta et al that are designed for big fashion moments such as these. Here are the three options laid out for you to choose from. Met Gala Glamour – which way would you work it?

1. Sultry Chic – As inspired by Saint Laurent, and particularly fitting for this year’s ‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’ exhibit, coming over all moody on the red carpet could be quite the way to make a statement (not to mention incredibly Spring Summer 2013…) Pictures: Catwalk, Saint Laurent SS13, Rochas bustier red and black dress, Alexander McQueen corseted dress and embellished prom style black dress by Jason Wu all from www.matchesfashion.com, red and black printed chiffon dress by Saint Laurent, leather bodiced and tulle gown from Valentino and Loree Rodkin earrings all from www.net-a-porter.com, gold belted gown by Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent sandals and Kotur Pearce clutch available here.

2. Fashion Forward: Make a statement with the it crowd wearing this seasons’s hottest designers and statement making looks – no wallflowers need apply here… Pictures: Catwalk, Jason Wu SS13, Roksanda Illincic pink and black gown and Christopher Kane printed chiffon dress from www.net-a-porter.com, Marios Schwab crystal embellished gown, Tom Binns earrings, Alexander McQueen choker and Alaia nude sandals all from www.matchesfashion.com, Kotur Espey in sand available here.

3. Perfectly Pretty: Nothing says gala quite like a pretty gown. Here’s our pick of the season’s best. Pictures: Catwalk Oscar De La Renta SS13, pink strapless lace dress from Jason Wu at www.matchesfashion.com, pale pink Nina Ricci gown, strapless Roland Mouret magenta gown and asymmetric ruffled dress by Gucci from www.net-a-porter.com, gold sandals by Jimmy Choo and Kotur clutch for Operation Smile available here.