Forget the headline grabbing, look-at-me, side butt-revealing sheer gowns (Beyonce,
Some of the most notable style statements at Monday night's Met Gala were more subtle, some nodding to the "China: Through The Looking Glass" theme, some not. Among them, Kerry Washington's sweet pink silk faille Prada gown with bows on the shoulders, Grace Coddington's chic silk pajamas and Amal Clooney's Margiela "Artisinal" dress, designed by John Galliano, of hand painted red silk organza with tile-like embroidered bodice.
I also liked a lot of the beauty statements — Mary-Kate and
But supermodel Cara Delevingne outdid them all, making body art part of her edgy Stella McCartney look.
The Chinese-inspired blossoms and birds that snaked up her arms and around her neck are the work of celebrity tattoo artist Keith "Bang Bang" McCurdy. McCurdy has tattooed Delevingne more than a dozen times, according to a news release, including inking a lion's head on her index finger and the word "bacon" on the bottom of her foot. (Not sure what that's about.)
In a decade, McCurdy has gone from tattooing bikers on the outskirts of a Delaware trailer park to celebrities including Rihanna,
In late 2014, Bang Bang opened his flagship store in New York City's Lower East Side, and looking forward, Harper Collins is publishing McCurdy's first book, "Bang Bang: My Life In Ink."