It has been more than 30 years since the Sex Pistols introduced their take on commanding center stage and, if the women in this week’s roundup are any indication, time has proven they were actually onto a good thing. A look that was reminiscent of punk and the early-’80s bands that grew out of it rocked the party circuit, lending a mix of prettiness and attitude that was a breath of fresh air among the usual red carpet styling. Kristen Stewart set the standard with her asymmetrical strands, glittery blue eye shadow and heavily rimmed lashes. While Amber Le Bon and Tali Lennox carried on their parents’ fashionable legacies—Amber is the daughter of Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon and Tali is the daughter of The Eurythmics’ Annie Lennox—with striking hair and makeup. Poppy Delevingne brought to mind the beachy beauty of Bananarama, and Alison Mosshart kicked it up a notch with her Manic Panic ombré locks that make Johnny Rotten and Debbie Harry look almost tame in retrospect.

WEEK OF JULY 22, 2012

Who: Kristen Stewart

Where: 2012 Teen Choice Awards, Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City, California

When: July 22, 2012

 

 

Who: Amber Le Bon

Where: Warner Music Group Pre-Olympics Party, Tate Modern, London

When: July 26, 2012

 

 

Who: Poppy Delevingne

Where: Private cocktail party for Karl Lagerfeld, Selfridges, London

When: July 24, 2012

 

 

Who: Tali Lennox

Where: Opening of the Juicy Couture flagship store, London

When: July 24, 2012

 

 

Who: Alison Mosshart

Where: Private cocktail party for Karl Lagerfeld, Selfridges, London

When: July 24, 2012

 

What do you think of today’s interpretations of punk style?

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