Rachel Weisz Rocks Goth Lips at 2009 Costume Institute Gala

 - May 5, 2009   Updated: Apr 5 2011
References: justjared.buzznet
British actress Rachel Weisz went for a 'punky princess' look at the “Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion” Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

The star achieved the look by combining a delicate strapless, blush hand-painted tulle-draped Vera Wang gown with dark goth lipstick.

Rachel Weisz explained her look, “I feel like a punky princess.”

Implications - Celebrities can oftentimes be trendsetters in and of themselves, and any fashion company hoping to be at the forefront of what might become desirable to consumers in the future would do well to monitor how popular celebrities dress at high profile events. Even unusual crossover outfits like this one can signal a shift in consumer preferences if instigated by the right role model.