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Kristen Stewart goes for 'girl power' at Met Gala

Kristen Stewart had a "girl power moment" when she wore a Stella McCartney jumpsuit to Monday's Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala.

The actress' stylist Tara Swennen shared the inspiration behind the star's standout look for the event on Monday. The 23-year-old Twilight star eschewed the usual choice of a dress for the event, going for a jumpsuit instead.

"For both Kristen Stewart and Teresa Palmer [who she also dressed], we started about a month out by figuring out who they were going with. We loved the idea of Stella McCartney for Kristen because she hasn’t gone with a girl before, so we were having our girl power moment," Tara told "With Kristen, we went over the sketches via email - and it was unanimous decision that we really liked the jumpsuit. Stella had given us the option of doing it in black or green and the cranberry red colour that we ended up going with. Kristen went back and forth between the red and the green - and we just decided we loved it. Her hair is a little bit reddish right now, so we thought it would complement it well."

The annual event held in New York City celebrates the museum's latest exhibition, which this year is PUNK: Chaos to Couture.

The punk theme impacted Tara's styling of Kristen and it was the perfect fit for the actress who is drawn to more quirky looks naturally.

"The main thing for me is that the girls feel comfortable and in their element. With Kristen, the theme was perfect for her, that’s why we thought the pant was kind of cool and different from a gown," she continued. "The pantsuit was definitely her interpretation of punk. I knew a lot of it would be hair and make-up, since Kristen doesn’t accessorise that much, so it had to be in the outfit as well as the beauty. Kristen doesn’t have her ears pierced or anything so I tried to add a studded heel for a little bit of a punk edge."

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