2015 Met Gala Roundup

"China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala - Arrivals

A flurry of even more bold names descended on red carpet of the ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ 2015 Met Gala, hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday (May 4), where their colourful variety of looks only contributed to this year’s fashion extravaganza.

Anna Wintour
: As the gala co-host, the ‘Vogue’ editor-in-chief dressed thematically (for her, anyway) in a Chanel Spring 2015 Couture gown featuring dimensional, all-over poppy embroidery, which had been lengthened from the runway’s original shorter version. She should have maintained her signature cap sleeve, as the flower petal statement shoulders translated as a bit cumbersome, despite their inherent artistry.

Bee Shaffer: Like her mother, Bee also found inspiration in flowers, opting for a mahogany blossom gown by Alexander McQueen. I much preferred this look to Anna’s, especially with the enchantment of the beautifully embroidered Chinese cranes that alighted down the back of the dress.

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Madonna In Alexander Wang – 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Madonna In Alexander Wang - 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Madonna attended the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (March 29) in Los Angeles, California where she performed with Taylor Swift.

The music icon wore an Alexander Wang Fall 2015 silver chainmail dress with ball chain detailing styled with a belt and signature crucifix.

It’s safe to say this dress wasn’t on my wish list, but one must give some credit to the designer for the craftsmanship of this piece.

Of course Madge only wore it because of the sheer element and for that the best reaction I can give this look is a sign of exasperation and an eyeroll.

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Madonna In Schiaparelli Couture – The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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Madonna made a guest appearance on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Wednesday (March 18) where she performed her new single, ‘Joan of Arc’.

The iconic singer wore a Schiaparelli Haute Couture Fall 2014 black velvet dress, which shapes a supremely flattering feminine silhouette.

I love this look for its playful 3D heart drops and crystal arrows embroidery and the styling of the look which was classic Madge; fishnet tights and lace gloves, a style she made her signature in the early 80s when she burst onto the music scene.

Signature waves and a red pout completed this look, which I have a feeling some might consider too twee for the singer.


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Madonna In Armani Privé & Nicolas Jebran – 2015 BRIT Awards

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With BBC Radio refusing to play her music, Madonna used the 2015 BRIT Awards held at the O2 Arena on Wednesday (February 25) in London, England, as a platform to showcase her latest single.

Going for a Spanish matador vibe, the singer wore an Armani Privé custom black silk cape with red lining and shaded embroidery, with ruby-red and jet-black Swarovski crystals.

The cape, which was removed early in the performance, was worn over a bedazzling Nicolas Jebran custom jacket with Armani Privé trousers and black leather suspenders completing the look.

Visually impactful and dramatic, it was refreshing to see Madonna not stoop to her butt-revealing antics of the Grammy Awards, letting this be all about what she’s really selling – the performance and the music.

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Madonna In Givenchy – 2015 Grammy Awards

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Madonna may have been among the earlier arrivals for the 2015 Grammy Awards on Sunday (February 8), but she certainly was not to be missed as she staked her sartorial claim on the red carpet at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

It’s been some time since we’ve seen the music icon on the scene, and she has come back with a bang. The icon who last year turned heads at the 2014 Grammys with a mannish suit, fedora, and a gold grill, went in an opposite yet no less arresting direction this year.

Her burlesque-inspired Givenchy ensemble this evening sees her returning to her more old-school Madge days. With this look, she could walk straight into the cabaret and hit the stage without making so much as a slight costume change.

The lace-encrusted, ribbon-accented, corseted bodysuit made use of every manageable bit of embellishment, even if it did prove just a teensy bit tight for those twins.

To accompany the theatrical piece, she left no accessory behind—from the fingerless arm gloves to the black fishnets and over-the-knee boots. Of course, her netted terrero-inspired hat, which sat atop retro platinum pin curls and a sultry cat-eye, was the icing on this dramatic layered cake of a look.

Was this leather-and-lace overload both over-the-top and oozing of extravagance? Yes. But this is Madonna and this is the Grammys. And this is how to get the night started on a memorable note.

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Madonna In Miu Miu – WSJ. Magazine’s 2014 Innovator Awards

Madonna In Miu Miu  WSJ Magazine's 2014 Innovator Awards

Madonna attended WSJ. Magazine’s 2014 Innovator Awards held at the Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday (November 5) in New York City.

I was surprised to see colours other than black in her Miu Miu Spring 2015 look, or frankly that she was wearing Miu Miu at all as she has been a devotee of all things Givenchy for a while.

Her look, which features a ruffled top and embroidered pencil skirt, was slightly adjusted from how we saw it on the runway, with the crocodile belt sitting high to make it, dare I say, more age appropriate.

Black opera gloves added a touch of drama to the look, with Miu Miu patent croc-print pumps adding a ladylike flourish.

Does she sell this look to you, or should she have stripped it back with the gloves?

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Alicia Keys, Madonna & Joan Smalls In Givenchy – 9th Annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball

Alicia Keys, Madonna & Joan Smalls In Givenchy - 9th Annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball

The Keep A Child Alive Annual Black Ball held at Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday (October 30) in New York City turned out to be something of a Givenchy-fest.

Alicia Keys: The pregnant host, who looks ready to pop any day soon, looked divine wearing a sumptuous black satin off-the-shoulder empire-waist Givenchy Couture gown with shimmering silver straps custom made by Riccardo Tisci, who was also in attendance at this charitable event. Matching silver and onyx drop earrings and silver bracelets accessorized her look, with a pop of pink to the lips providing the finishing touch.

Madonna: The queen of pop was in the house, donning a corseted black frock with a delicate black lace skirt from Givenchy’s Spring 2015 collection styled with her signature crucifix, lace gloves, and leather boots which it took three people to help her get into.

Joan Smalls: While brown might not be our favourite red carpet colour, who can argue that Joan Smalls doesn’t look stunning in her Givenchy Spring 2015 keyhole gown with a smattering of shimmering embellishments? Factor in that dark-berry lip and you have me at her feet saying “We are not worthy”. What a goddess.


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