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Couldn't watch the Met Gala livestream? Had more pressing matters to attend to on a work night? Lucky for you, we didn't. For a second time, the unglamorous and uninvited were treated to a livestream of the Costume Institue's annual red carpet gala, and this year's e-cast was hosted by Vogue editor William Norwich and model Hillary Rhoda. Here's what you missed.—Jihan Forbes
Vivienne Westwood gets shut down.
1. William Norwich cut off Vivienne Westwood.
Tonight was Vivienne's night, but not even she could get extra airtime, thanks to the livestream's tight schedule. After sharing her thoughts on the exhibit ("I had a little look, and I like some of MY stuff," she said) the designer attempted to explain her "jewelry" for the evening; a laminated photo of Bradley Manning, currently in custody for allegedly posting information to WikiLeaks. Tried as she did to elaborate on the US soldier's story, the live cast's producers wouldn't let Ms. Westwood do her thing. Norwich whisked the mic away as Westwood was mid-sentence, awkwardly explaining they were out of time. Cold blooded.
via Getty. We bet Blondie could tell us a couple punk songs!
2. No one knew any punk songs.
Hilary Rhoda asked several partygoers to name their favorite punk tunes. Answers like "The Sex Pistols" and "I don't know," were given in place of actual song titles. The few acceptable answers included: "I Fought the Law," "Anarchy in the U.K.," and "I Wanna be Sedated." Not that hard, guys.
3. Hailee Steinfeld thinks Avril Lavigne is Punk Rock
And on that note, the 16-year-old actress mentioned the 'Sk8r boi' singer as a punk rock artist she knew. Punk Jesus wept.
4. Sarah Jessica Parker's epic mohawk headpiece.
SJP tends to be one of the red carpet stars people love to hate, and this year will be no exception. The actress donned a Giles Deacon gown and Christian Louboutin boots, topping her look with an ornate Philip Treacy-designed gold headpiece, fixed with mohawk detail. Personally, we thought this was an expert interpretation of the theme. What do you think: best or worst Gala look?
5. Everyone Was Excited to See Beyoncé
Nearly everyone interviewed was asked what they were most looking forward to last night. Aside from the exhibit and seeing everyone's interpretation of the punk theme, lavishing in the presence of Beyoncé Knowles was the most popular choice. For her part, Queen Bey was the very last guest to arrive during the livestream and Billy Norwhich was not able to get an interview, though he did whine into the camera "I hope she talks to us!"
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