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02.05.17

Gisele Bundchen In Stella McCartney – 2017 Met Gala

Gisele Bundchen was one of the first to walk the blue carpet at this year’s 2017 Met Gala is New York City on Monday (May 1).

The supermodel wore a long-sleeved, silver, custom Stella McCartney for the Green Carpet Challenge gown.

The theme for this year’s Gala is avant garde, and as usual, it is interesting to see who takes the theme literally, and who basically ignores it completely.

While Gisele certainly seems to be in the latter category this year, you can’t fault her with a gown this stunning. It is equals part sophisticated and sexy, and the beautifully toned body that made her famous is accented perfectly.

And if the gown is all about her body, her messy ponytail and dewy skin show off that playful, life-loving side to Gisele we all love so much.

In short, this look is the essence of Gisele, and I’m not mad about it one bit.

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Katy Perry In Maison Margiela Couture – 2017 Met Gala

As one of the 2017 Met Gala co-chairs, Katy Perry was one of the first to hit the red carpet—which is actually blue this year—on Monday (May 1) in New York City.

The avant-garde dress code, in celebration of the Costume Institute’s new exhibit ‘Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between,’ was not lost on Katy as she took it to the nth degree in a fiery-red Maison Margiela Spring 2017 Couture veiled design.

While the look cannot be faulted for not making an entirely dramatic spectacle for which the Met Gala is known and loved, I do think it crossed too far into the OTT lane of the red carpet.

Adding the heavy-handed embellishment to the original design, plus what seems to be even more flurries of tulle, made Katy appear to be swimming through her own version of the Red Sea.

As for the ‘Witness’ headpiece, complete with swirled metal pieces and two side compact mirrors, it certainly made a statement—one that was nearly comical in its crafty, DIY nature.

Red-haute? Or red-not?

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01.05.17

2017 Met Gala: Who’s Dressing Whom

I will be updating this post during the afternoon/evening until the Met Gala kicks off at around 7pm E.T.

They are all confirmed and not rumours.

Ralph Lauren Collection: Priyanka Chopra, Lily Aldridge, Michael B. Jordan, Nick Jonas, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers Hammer.

La Perla Haute Couture Collection: Kendall Jenner and Mary J Blige.

Carolina Herrera: Emmy Rossum, Hailey Baldwin, Taylor Hill and Karlie Kloss.

Marc Jacobs: Sofia Coppola, Courtney Love, Frances Bean Cobain and Emily Ratajkowski:

Marni: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Roisin Murphy and Sofia Boutella.

Chanel: Lily-Rose Depp, Brie Larson, Cara Delevingne, Jemima Kirke & Leslie Mann.

Versace: Celine Dion.

Michael Kors: Mandy Moore, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Banks, Natasha Poly, Yang Mi & Aerin Lauder.

Dolce & Gabbana: Zendaya.

Alexander Wang: Bella Hadid.

Confirmed attendees:

Celebrities: Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Pharell, Selena Gomez, Mindy Kaling, Thalia, Reese Witherspoon, Nina Dobrev, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Kate Bosworth, Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain, Zendaya, Rita Ora, Lorde, Paris Jackson, Zayn Malik, Gwyneth Paltrow, Dakota Johnson, Eddie Redmayne, Chrissy Teigen, Ruth Negga, Jennifer Lopez, Lea Seydoux, Hailee Steinfeld, Mandy Moore, Celine Dion, Rose Byrne, Brie Larson, Aerin Lauder, Lauren Santo Domingo.

Models: Natalia Vodianova, Karen Elson, Hailey Baldwin, Jourdan Dunn, Emily Ratajkowski, Doutzen Kroes, Gigi Hadid, Gisele, Cindy Crawford, Kaia Gerber.

Designers: Zac Posen, Christopher Kane, Prabal Gurung, Joseph Altuzarra, Alexander Wang, Olivier Rousteing, Stella McCartney, Georgina Chapman of Marchesa, Christopher Bailey of Burberry, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu.

01.05.17

2017 Met Gala One-To-Watch: Sarah Jessica Parker

As we wait with bated breath for the 2017 Met Gala, Sarah Jessica Parker has been at the forefront of our red-carpet fashion daydreams.

And why shouldn’t she be? By any definition, she’s a Met regular with a number of memorable gala moments to her name. Even better? She always plays by the rules of the theme.

Take the 2015 Met Gala, for example, celebrating ‘China: Through the Looking Glass.’ Her robe-style gown was H&M, but its unexpected high-street label was nothing short of high fashion when combined with its crown jewel—a fiery, flame-ridden headdress by Philip Treacy.

One of my favourites from SJP was her Giles Deacon look in 2013 for ‘Punk: Chaos to Couture.’ Not only was the gown a metal-splattered masterpiece, her towering mohawk-inspired headpiece was on another level—literally. With over-the-knee boots, she was the punk-belle of the ball that night.

The classics came calling in 2014 for ‘Charles James: Beyond Fashion,’ and she answered the call in a dramatically refined Oscar de la Renta gown that was simply swept up in pure elegance.

And, a true oldie-but-goodie is her 2006 ‘Anglomania’ look, which saw her stay true to British form in tartan evening wear by Alexander McQueen complete with a flirty tulle underskirt that was perfect for the ‘Sex and the City’ fashionista.

Which SJP look do you love?

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06.05.15

Final Sweep Of The 2015 Met Gala Red Carpet

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As you know when it comes to the Met Gala, I always – as impossible as the task is – try to feature everyone, so here is the final sweep from Monday’s (May 4) event.

As this is very last post, leave your top 10 in the comments.

Livia Firth: Ladies and gentlemen, this is how you pay homage to the Chinese theme. Livia’s Antonio Berardi for the Green Carpet Challenge gown was elegant, refined, and so refreshing on a night were the self-promotion and not living up to the dress code ruled. Easily one of the best on the night, and her arm-candy (husband Colin Firth) scrubbed up nicely to.

Carina Lau: Sadly, the Asian actress got a bum deal from the pictures agencies who only added them to their sites the day after the event (no doubt not recognising who these beauties were, and what joy they were bringing to this lacklustre table). Continuing her love affair with all things Schiaparelli Haute Couture, Carina wore a black and white look marrying both Chinese intricacies with modernity and less face it – plenty of fierceness. I can also picture this on Dita von Teese.

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06.05.15 Menswear

2015 Met Gala Menswear Roundup

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With the tidal wave of gowns and tonnes of sparkling embellishment at the ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ 2015 Met Gala, hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday (May 4), the guys’ looks were a handsome, albeit less extravagant, accessory to the girls. Rather than attempting to accomplish the Chinese theme, some of the men reverted to safer, traditional tux territory while others bravely went in the direction of the East.

Robert Pattinson: This is the Robert Pattinson I like to see—polished and handsome without losing his edgy, bad-boy charm. His elegant Dior Homme three-piece tuxedo was one of my favourite men’s looks of the night.

James Marsden: The actor infused another layer into his Ermenegildo Zegna ensemble, elevating the look with a cream jacket paired with a white tuxedo shirt and black trousers.

Matt Bomer: Showing off the power of the classics, he was dapper in a dark Giorgio Armani suit and bow tie popped with the hint of colour in his pocket square.

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