: utilitarian anti-fashion that was nonetheless raw, angry, and intimidating. The rejection of the mainstream culture and social statements graphitied on ripped t-shirts and dusty cut up jeans. From the hair to the attitude “punk fashion” has inspired modern high-fashion over the decades allowing everyone to part take in his or her own rendition of rebellion. Designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gautlier, and Alexander McQueen commercialized the essence of the punk art form into their designs.
This year the NYC Metropolitian Museum
of Art 2013 spring costume exhibition “Punk: Choas to Couture”
, will examine the birth of the movement to its current visual influence. However, year after year the opening of the Met exhibit isn’t your ordinary art collection debut. The Met Gala is a couture-fashion production as the A-list Gals and Gents of Hollywood and the fashion realm command their presence on the red carpet. What makes this red carpet so divine is the celebs interpretation on theme of the Met grand exhibit. With this year’s theme paying a tribute to Punk and all its glory, celebs took a walk on the wild side with couture styles of nostalgic hard leather, tartan accents, sexy fishnets, grungy safety pins, and attitude spikes.
With vogue streaming
the red carpet extravaganza live you had the opportunity to be part of the crowd from the comfort of your screen. The biggest disappointed were the celebs that didn’t embrace the creative theme in their attire and simply went the traditional Hollywood red carpet glam. Of course there were the handful of eye-sores but, with a theme like “punk” is there such a thing as overdoing it?
Check out the pics below of the top 5 celebs who rocked out and nailed the theme with class, the top 5 that just screamed chaos, and top 5 men who did more (or less) than show up in a black tux.
Here are our top five favorite Red Carpet looks for last nights 2013 Oscars Academy Awards. This was a tough choice but based on overall elegance, fan favorites, and attention to details we think you'll agree who made their mark on the Oscars Red Carpet. Who wins number one on our list? Share your reviews!
and Kate Winslet
portrayed the iconic lovers in James Cameron's Titanic
in 1997. The duo has once again captured audiences attention as the famous flick is now being released in 3D to honor the 100th anniversary of the shipwreck. The new version premiered in London recently and spectators were shocked
to see an unaccompanied Winselt in attendance. It appears that Leo didn't make it to the showing! There was a great deal of controversy over this faux pas, but as usual it just came down to logistics. Dicaprio is currently on location here in New Orleans filming the new Tarantino
film and couldn't make the international fight to join his lovely leading lady. According to sources, the two actors (who have gone on to have remarkable careers) remain close friends. One story even reports on how Kate joked
about how they have aged since Titanic
's release, and how Leo has gotten "fatter". Most local theaters are playing the new version, which this Southern Celebrity Gossiper highly recommends seeing!
Actress, Ashley Judd
is known for her roles in movies such as “Where the Heart Is
” and “The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
”, in addition to her famous mother and sister. But this young Judd is also known for her dedication to the University of Kentucky basketball team. Having attended
UK herself before receiving a Master’s from Harvard, Ashley has made many celebrity cameos at the games to show her support for her Alma Mater
. We’re happy to report, that the recent Final Four games were no exception. Judd was spotted here in the crowd rooting for her favorite team. Perhaps she brought them luck, because the team did exceptionally well! NOLA is happy to welcome yet another famed celebrity to our city, and happy to see she’s been enjoying her stay!
For more on this story, visit USAToday!
Recently, the Gambit
reported on some of the more notable celebrity spottings of the week here in New Orleans. First, it appears that actor Leonardo DiCaprio
was seen shopping at Saks 5th Avenue
at Canal Place, and some are speculating that he may be staying at the Westin
which is connected to the shopping center. Leo will be here throughout the filming of new movie, Django Unchained. Unchained
director, Quentin Tarantino
was later seen dining at the Freret Street spot, Ancora
, Saturday night. Movie experts are not at all surprised with the directors choice in locale for this new film. The movie deals with tensions between a former-slave turned bounty hunter and his former plantation owner. The antebellum southern homes are a perfect setting to capture the essence of this story. Unchained
has also brought actor Samuel L. Jackson
into the Crescent City, which Southern Celebrity Gossip
reported on early this week. Joining Jackson and DiCaprio are actors Kurt Russell, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jamie Foxx,
and Sacha Baron Cohen
, who have yet to be spotted!
also referenced Sandra Bullock
’s appearance at Super Saturday. It appears the beloved southern actress was taking in some of the sights as the Mardi Gras Indians took to the streets this past weekend. As the weather here in New Orleans gets warmer, our celebrity residents are soaking in that NOLA culture and Southern Celebrity Gossip
is happy to report when they do. Stay tuned with us here, or visit the Gambit
for more Hollywood South news.
New movie “On the Road
” based off of the best-selling novel by Jack Kerouac filmed in Louisiana just last year. Shooting predominately in Amite, LA, directors brought an all star cast “on the road”. Leading in this picture are actors Sam Riley
, Garrett Hedlund
, Kristin Stewart
, Amy Adams
and Kirsten Dunst
. As well as local talent! Making yet another film appearance is also the local young actress, Madison Wolfe
. Madison previously worked in the movie “Re-Kill
” before taking on the role of Dodie in “On the Road
”, and Will Ferrell
’s daughter in “Dog Fight
”. Madison began as a student of the John Robert Powers Performing Arts Academy
and has had tremendous success in the past few years.
While this the production team for “On the Road
” has yet to announce a formal release date, the trailer and some great new pictures have leaked their way onto the media circuit. The image below shows actress Kristin Stewart, along with Madison, which is gaining national attention for the budding entertainment community here in Louisiana.
For more on this story, visit ontheflix.com
, or you can watch the official trailer on youtube
The HBO Series Sex and the City
may have been off the air for several years now, but the momentum of this show continues to gain strength. With a movie release in 2008, and a sequel not long after the dynamic foursome continue to captivate audiences. This show may be known for its very mature content, but a new television series
strives to make this trend more all-age accessible.
With the CW leaking news about the new show “Carrie Diaries
” it looks like it won’t be another sequel- but a PREQUEL that takes SATC
to the next level. This show will focus around a much younger Carrie as she first discovers writing, love, friendship and her signature style. Joining the cast for this exciting new project is Louisiana’s own, Chloe Bridges
, who will be playing the enemy of young Bradshaw. Chloe began as a student of acting at the John Robert Powers Performing Arts Academy
before landing a role in Disney’s Camp Rock 2
, playing opposite of Nick Jonas
. She has also starred in the movie Worst Prom Eve
r, and made several appearances on 90210
. We’re happy to see that both her future, and the future of Sex and the City
are so bright!
has been flaunting his celebrity, in a good way, here in New Orleans following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Using his fame, and also his funds to help rebuild the Lower 9th, Brad has successfully developed a housing project here called the Make it Right Foundation
. This organization has built over 75 homes
here since 2007, and recently hosted a gala to help raise funds for future developments.
This gala featured A-list celebrity guests, hosts and performers to help raise the desired $4 million dollars needed to take the project to the next level. Guests included Ellen DeGeneres
, Rihanna, Kevin Spacey, Spike Lee
, and of course Angelina Jolie
. Jolie and Pitt also own a home here in the French Quarter which they frequently visit.
In addition to addressing the homelessness here in the Lower 9th, Pitt’s charity also strives to prevent this type of catastrophe from happening again. The times reports, “Multi-angled steel roofs, windows of ultra-strong glass and tough siding materials are designed to withstand hurricane-force winds. Solar panels, rainwater collection systems and maximum air-circulation designs created homes with low utility bills
.”. Brad’s “visionary” skills have earned him generous recognition as a New Orleans philanthropist, in addition to being a central figure in the Hollywood South.
For more on this incredible event, please visit the Times Online
and actress Julianne Hough
have been spotted filming a new, though untitled project here in New Orleans. A few images were captured of the two getting cozy as they filmed an night-scene outside of a popular pharmacy. We are anxious to learn more about this new movie as the two plan an extended stay in the Crescent City. The Daily Mail reports that this will be the second movie that the two have worked on together. They previously appeared together in "Rock of Ages
" alongside Tom Cruise
and Alec Baldwin. For more on this movie, and for more pictures of this celeb sighting visit the Daily Mail!
Last spring, Zac Efron made a visit to New Orleans to film the new movie “The Paperboy”. At Southern Celebrity Gossip, we reported on the buzz of this film- as well as the candid shots of Efron around NOLA. Zac definitely enjoyed his trip to the Crescent City, but it was perhaps the company that he enjoyed best of all. In the Toronto Sun, the young star opened-up about his deep appreciation for actress and co-star, Nicole Kidman. In “The Paperboy” the two share more than one romantic scene, and Efron said that it was the highlight of his career! The Sun quotes Efron, “Nicole is so gorgeous. It was everything you dreamed of. She was such a lovely person. I pinch myself everyday, especially after doing love scenes with Nicole Kidman”. Now we’re all curious to see this pair on the big screen after the movie’s release sometime in 2012. The Paperboy promises to show off both new and mature talent, as well as the beautiful Louisiana scenery!