Sexy Met Gala Feet & Shoes: 16 Best Red Carpet Celebrity Looks

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Much like the Oscars, the Met Gala is a well-celebrated occasion flocked by the most famous and the most fashionable. But unlike the Oscars, it’s a red carpet gathering that actually allows its guests to take more fashion risks and, to a certain extent, push the limits.

For this year’s Met event (which took place the other night), these so-called limits were seriously pushed — more due to the gala’s theme dubbed Punk: Chaos to Couture.”

Yes, we spotted a good number of “safe” looks at the event. But the faces who did dress the part either played it to perfection or went a little extreme. Nonetheless, they were all fascinating to watch.

Of course, we’re all about shoes here, so gorgeous heels were what we looked for first. Check out the standout stilettos (and boots) we spotted at the gala. Who do you think wore the hottest pair? And who nailed the best punk outfit of the night?

1. Beyonce in Givenchy

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013

Beyonce graced the red carpet in head-to-toe Givenchy. The dress was gorgeous, but pairing it with over-the-knee-boots in the same gold paisley fabric was a little too much, don’t you think?

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter in head-to-toe Givenchy Haute CoutureBeyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter in head-to-toe Givenchy Haute Couture

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter styled her dress with over-the-knee-boots in the same gold paisley fabricBeyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter styled her dress with over-the-knee-boots in the same gold paisley fabric

2. Karolina Kurkova in Manolo Blahnik

Karolina was a tad underdressed for the event, but her beautifully printed Mary Katrantzou number was sinfully gorgeous.

Karolina Kurkova on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013Karolina Kurkova on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013

Even more stunning were the studded ankle-strap pumps she wore it with — a pair from Manolo Blahnik.

Karolina Kurkova shows off her feet in studded ankle-strap pumpsKarolina Kurkova shows off her feet in studded ankle-strap pumps

 Manolo Blahnik Belta Studded Leather Ankle Strap Pumps, $925

 Manolo Blahnik Belta Studded Leather Ankle Strap Pumps

3. Elizabeth Banks in Brian Atwood

One of the ladies who did the punk look to perfection was Elizabeth Banks.

Elizabeth Banks posing with shoe designer Brian Atwood on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013Elizabeth Banks posing with shoe designer Brian Atwood on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013

She wore an Atelier Versace tuxedo jacket in glittery gold paired with custom Brian Atwood sandals called the “Elizabeth.” Yep, this blonde got a pair of shoes named after her. And they’re exquisite!

Elizabeth Banks shows off her sexy toes in custom Brian Atwood shoesElizabeth Banks shows off her sexy toes in custom Brian Atwood shoes

4. Christina Ricci in Casadei

Christina Ricci was among those who stood out at the gala, thanks to her pretty plaid dress. The frock was gorgeous! She paired it perfectly with sky-high cross-strap pumps from Casadei. Sadly, we couldn’t find her shoes online.

Christina Ricci on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013Christina Ricci on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013

5. Gwen Stefani in Giuseppe Zanotti

Gwen kept it classic in black and white at the event. But the one-sided do, peek-a-boo bodice, and stunning Giuseppe Zanotti Fall 2013 t-strap sandals were enough add-ons to keep her from looking boring.

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013

Gwen Stefani shows off her feet in Giuseppe Zanotti sandalsGwen Stefani shows off her feet in Giuseppe Zanotti sandals

6. January Jones in Nicholas Kirkwood

We weren’t so thrilled with January Jones‘ dress for the gala, nor did we find the makeup exciting, but her one-of-a-kind Nicholas Kirkwood heels more than made up for it.

January Jones on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013January Jones on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013

The shoes are currently available at Moda Operandi if you want a pair. They are actually quite interesting up close.

January Jones shows off her feet in Nicholas Kirkwood shoesJanuary Jones shows off her feet in Nicholas Kirkwood shoes

Nicholas Kirkwood Studded Tartan Peep-Toe Booties, $2,995 at Moda Operandi

Nicholas Kirkwood Studded Tartan Peep-Toe Booties

7. Jennifer Lawrence in Brian Atwood

JLaw didn’t exactly look punk the other night, but she did look sublime.

Jennifer Lawrence on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013Jennifer Lawrence on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013

She paired her beautifully decorated black gown with an equally decorated set of sandals from Brian Atwood — the Shina.

Jennifer Lawrence's decorated sandals from Brian AtwoodJennifer Lawrence’s decorated sandals from Brian Atwood

8. Julianne Hough in Giuseppe Zanotti

Julianne was more princess-like than punk in her silvery tea-length frock, but the gorgeous blonde looked fabulous nonetheless.

Julianne Hough on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013Julianne Hough on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013

She finished the outfit with glittery heels from Giuseppe Zanotti for added drama.

Julianne Hough in glittering Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and a silvery tea-length dressJulianne Hough in glittering Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and a silvery tea-length dress

9. Kate Beckinsale in Giuseppe Zanotti

Per usual, Kate Beckinsale was a beauty to behold at the Met. She channeled girly punk by donning a pink frock and pairing it with black ankle-wrap sandals from Giuseppe Zanotti.

Yes, ladies, it sure looks like Giuseppe Zanotti ruled the Met Gala last Monday night.

Kate Beckinsale on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013Kate Beckinsale on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013

Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Crisscross Sandals, $650

Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Crisscross Sandals

10. Kate Mara in Charlotte Olympia

Kate Mara was all feminine and pretty in her plum-colored dress (from Delpozo). She paired the frock with standout sandals from Charlotte Olympia — the Spiderweb Octavia.

Kate Mara on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013Kate Mara on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013

Kate Mara shows off her sexy feet in Spiderweb Octavia heelsKate Mara shows off her sexy feet in Spiderweb Octavia heels

11. Kelly Osbourne in Brian Atwood

Kelly Osbourne didn’t have to stray from her usual style the other night. She was all purple and pretty in her glittery belted kimono-like gown finished with sky-high satin sandals from Brian Atwood.

Matthew Mosshart and Kelly Osbourne on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013Matthew Mosshart and Kelly Osbourne on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013

12. Madonna in Casadei

Madge didn’t exactly wear a dress at the Met Ball, but she did put on some hot pink heels from Casadei to go with her outrageous look.

Madonna on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013Madonna on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013

13. Marion Cotillard in Dior

French actress Marion Cotillard wore Dior from head to toe. Her dress was a blush confection worthy of a red carpet walk, though not quite for an occasion such as the Met Gala.

Nonetheless, she earned a spot here, thanks to her seriously retro heels. We are loving the ladylike appeal of those black-and-white pointy wedges. Don’t you just want to own a pair?

Marion Cotillard on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013Marion Cotillard on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013

14. Pixie Geldof in Mystery Mary Janes

Pixie Geldof was in black from head to toe. She had on a black ribbon-detailed frock finished with mysterious black peep-toe Mary Janes. Would you say her look was boring or perfectly pretty? Can you ID her shoes?

Pixie Geldof on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013Pixie Geldof on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013

15. Rooney Mara in Givenchy

The epitome of neo-punk, Rooney Mara, stood out in an all-white Givenchy ensemble. Capping off her look were a pair of white shark-lock ankle-strap sandals, also from Givenchy. You can purchase other colors of the Shark Lock sandals at Nordstrom.

Rooney Mara on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013Rooney Mara on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013

16. Sarah Jessica Parker in Christian Louboutin

SJP went a little overboard with her gold faux-hawk at the Met event. However, we can’t say she didn’t look fabulous because she did!

Sarah Jessica Parker on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013Sarah Jessica Parker on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013

Everything about her outfit was perfect; even the odd way she paired her printed frock with plaid over-the-knee-boots from Louboutin seemed to work.

Sarah Jessica Parker's plaid over-the-knee-boots from Christian LouboutinSarah Jessica Parker’s plaid over-the-knee-boots from Christian Louboutin

Credit: Ivan Nikolov / Patricia Schlein / Rob Rich / Andres Otero
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