Maisie Williams looked hauntingly stylish at the Met Gala, accessorising a sleek up-do with bejewelled black headpiece to emulate chic, gelled 1920s-era finger curls.
The actress, 25, paired a stylish white corset dress with an opulent dark overcoat which featured pleated fabric detailing, decorative gems and bustier-style buttons.
The star appeared to channel Sex Pistol Jordan Mooney – who she’s set to play in an upcoming series – with a fearless smoked out wing and bleached eyebrows.
Gilded Glamour Punk: Maisie Williams, 25, looked hauntingly stylish at the Met Gala, accessorising with bejewelled black hair pieces to emulate sleek, gelled 1920s-era finger curls
Back in black: The actress paired a stylish white corset dress with an opulent dark overcoat which featured pleated fabric detailing, decorative gems and bustier-style buttons
Maisie looked striking, the only pop of colour in her ensemble being a cherry pink lip, as she strutted the star-studded event.
She didn’t don any jewellery, letting her snaking jet-black hair attachments steal the show. The star held onto a rectangular clutch with a gold buckle, showing off a glam silver-tipped manicure.
The young actress will play the late iconic Mooney in director Danny Boyle’s forthcoming six-part drama Pistol, an adaptation of guitarist Steve Jones’ hard-hitting 2018 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol.
Contrasts: The star appeared to channel Sex Pistol Mooney – who she’s set to play in an upcoming series – with a fearless smoked out wing and bleached eyebrows
Afterparty: Keeping to her theme, Maisie changed her Met Gala outfit for a black corset dress and blazer, paired with matching stilettos
Maisie has previously admitted she was hesitant to accept the role as a pioneering punk after discovering the script demanded she strip off – before overcoming her nerves to go topless during an audition.
The real Mooney – a former SEX boutique sales assistant who became one of the early faces of the bourgeoning ’70s punk scene – tragically passed away aged 66 on April 3 following a battle with bile duct cancer.
But Maisie will bring her to life in the new biopic after putting her reservations regarding its nudity to one side in order to embody the character during a remote audition.
Haunting: The star – who gained fame in her breakout role as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones – appeared to emulate Mooney’s fearless persona as she confidently posed up a storm
Betty Boop: Maisie didn’t don any jewellery, letting her snaking jet-black hair attachments steal the show
The real Mooney (pictured with David Bowie) – a former SEX boutique sales assistant who became one of the early faces of the bourgeoning ’70s punk scene – tragically passed away aged 66 on April 3 following a battle with bile duct cancer
Maisie – who gained fame in her breakout role as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones – appeared to emulate Mooney’s fearless persona as she confidently posed up a storm, staring the camera down at this year’s Met Gala.
The event is considered by many as the ‘Super Bowl of celebrity red carpets.’
Fashion’s biggest night is traditionally held the first Monday in May to raise money for the Costume Institute in New York City, with last year’s event moved to September due to the pandemic.
Smokeshow: Maisie looked striking in a whirl of contrasts, as she stuck to a black and white colour scheme save a pop of cherry lipstick
Confidence: The star held onto a rectangular clutch with a gold buckle, showing off a glam silver-tipped manicure
This year’s dress code was ‘gilded glamour’ to match the theme of ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion,’ a continuation of last year’s ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.’
Tickets for the glitzy event can reportedly cost up to $35,000 apiece, while prices for a table range from $200,000 to $300,000, with last year’s bash raking in a whopping $16.4 million for the Met’s Costume Institute.
Regina King, power couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, and Lin-Manuel Miranda hosted this time, taking over from Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka.
Pop of colour: The star’s striking ensemble was broken up by a smudge of crimson lipstick for a burst of warmth
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour once again supervised the benefit as chairwoman, a position she’s held since 1995. Her fellow honorary co-chairs are designer Tom Ford and Instagram head Adam Mosseri.
As usual, the sartorial theme comes from the exhibit the gala launches: ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion,’ which is the second of star curator Andrew Bolton’s two-part show exploring the roots of American style.
Bolton said eight directors created what he called ‘cinematic vignettes’ in the period rooms of the American Wing of the museum.
Striking: Maisie kept the black and white theme consistent, from her dress and overcoat to her bleached eyebrows and inky make-up
Fabric details: The overcoat featured pleated fabric and corset-inspired buttons as Maisie’s dress cut a striking silhouette
Details: The star even made the effort to match her nails to the theme, painting her nails a glossy black, white and grey
Vintage: The outfit featured stunning looped button details and jewels, adding an antiquated elegance to the chic look
This exhibit will showcase some lesser-known designers, and also some top film directors, including Sofia Coppola, Martin Scorsese, host King, and last year’s Oscar winner Chloé Zhao.
The other four are Ford, the celebrated fashion designer who’s also an acclaimed film director, Janicza Bravo (Zola), Julie Dash (Daughters Of The Dust) and Autumn de Wilde (who directed the Jane Austen adaptation Emma. and is also a photographer).
Similar to the September event, there were 400 guests this year, lower than the pre-pandemic highs of 500-600 attendees. The first part of the exhibition will remain on display in the rooms of the Anna Wintour Costume Center, along with the second part, until September 5.
More than half the pieces in the opening exhibition will be rotated out and garments from designers not yet featured will go on display.
Pretty Punk: Maisie channeled her inner Sex Pistol with bleached eyebrows and bold outfit ensemble
Curl work: The actress wore no jewellery, focusing instead on a series of curl attachments to emulate a vintage vibe
Silhouette: The overcoat draped over her corset dress cut a striking shape on Maisie, accentuated by the contrasting shades