It should surprise exactly no one that Christian Louboutin was well-represented on the 2013 Met Gala red carpet. Even for celebs who punted on the event’s punk theme (and there were a lot of them who didn’t exactly go for the gusto), adding a pair of Louboutin’s many spiked and studded heels or toting one of his various sharp-edged clutches was a quick way to give a nod to the punk exhibit without actually having to take too many risks or commit to a full look, which is the route that both Miranda Kerr and Jessica Alba went with their Christian Louboutin Marquise Spiked Clutches.

Jessica attended the gala wearing (and on the arm of) Tory Burch, while Miranda went with and wore Michael Kors, two American designers who don’t pursue the punk aesthetic in the least. Both did a decent job selecting their gowns (if you look closer, Jessica’s lace gown is actually leather, which is pretty punk) without straying too far from punk’s aesthetic tenets, given the designers they were working with, and they chose more daring accessories to set off the look. The Marquise clutch is a solid choice – functional, despite its long, sharp spikes at each end. Miranda opted for a sleek silver python version, while Jessica went with punk favorite black.

Check out the ladies’ full looks below and let us know who you think pulled off this clutch better – Jessica or Miranda?

If you’d like a little punk of your own, pick up this clutch for $1,995 in black leather or shop the full-on punk boutique at Moda Operandi.

Jessica Alba Met Gala Christian Louboutin Marquise Clutch

Miranda Kerr Met Gala Christian Louboutin Marquise Clutch

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  • Amanda

    I love that clutch. But I prefer how Miranda carries it.

  • Bonnie

    Miranda by a mile…

  • Definitely Jessica. The clutch does complement her outfit, whereas it overwhelms Miranda.

  • NB81283

    Two of my favorites, but for me Miranda has it.

  • louch

    Jessica’s is a bit “safe” – black with black. Miranda just adds that touch of “wham” by adding the gold. But both ladies rock. Cut out dresses obviously “in” this year.

  • ladies handbags

    i love to carry clutch.

  • Miranda

  • Silversun

    I prefer Miranda. Stared at the pics for a while trying to figure out why I preferred her look. Conclusion: the cut/lines of her dress echo the “tube” shape that carries through into the clutch, and I like the contrast in colours. Whereas Jessica’s dress doesn’t follow that strong, perpendicular eye-line because of the chest/stomach cut-outs, so her clutch IMO doesn’t match her outfit quite as well. I think Jessica’s dress may have worked better with the clutch if it were just a stark column without the cut-out details.