Menu

02.05.17 Menswear

2017 Met Gala Couples


In addition to Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanch, there were a few other couples who attended the 2017 Met Gala on Monday (May 1) in New York City.

Eddie Redmayne & Hannah Bagshawe: While they may not have fully embraced the theme like Pharrell and Helen, Eddie and Hannah still made for a pretty partnership in Prada. The deep jewel-toned hue of her amethyst gown, awash in the label’s signature embellishment, was striking against his midnight-navy suit that was precision-tailored with just the right amount of quirk in its oversized buttons.

Armie Hammer & Elizabeth Chambers Hammer: Coordinating in all black, both Armie and Elizabeth wore Ralph Lauren ensembles. However, no offense to Armie, no one was looking at his monochromatic moment that was nothing if not handsomely sleek. But, with her sheer lace gown, Elizabeth commanded attention—even if we’ve seen this leggy look done countless times over. Its ubiquity has cancelled out any hope of the avant-garde, although a more sculptural, origami-style ’do might have helped inch this ensemble closer to the night’s theme.

Read More…

02.05.17

Rita Ora In Marchesa – 2017 Met Gala

Marchesa and Rita Ora have been a winning combination since the singer first donned the British-born, New York-based brand back in 2012; so I was excited to see the union was on top form for Monday night’s (May 1) 2017 Met Gala.

While there are times I find Rita’s style frustratingly inconsistent, she tends to nail the big occasions.

I love that her custom Marchesa gown is beautifully draped and wrapped up with a neat bows while exuding couture-like craftsmanship.

There were many great gowns tonight, but this one left me breathless.

Credit: Getty

Fan Bingbing In Marchesa – 2017 Time 100 Gala

Before the 2017 Time 100 Gala on Tuesday (April 25) in New York City, I was excited to learn that Fan Bingbing was announced as one of the judges for the 2017 Cannes Film Festival alongside Jessica Chastain.

To mark that celebration the actress wore a Marchesa Fall 2017 floral beaded satin dress with an embroidered and fringe cape which she styled with a Marchesa ‘Simonetta’ bronze clutch.

Clutch and shoes aside, I love the look. This might seem surprising as I didn’t love Blake Lively’s dress from the same collection, but Bingbing is selling this look to me.

Why?

Mostly because of the Asian influences which is void of any costumey feel. The pink and red hues are both divine and supremely elegant. Her hair and makeup is simple and perfect for this look.

Honestly I could wax lyrical about this all day.

Credit: Vogue.com & Getty

Blake Lively In Marchesa – 2017 Time 100 Gala

Blake Lively attended the 2017 Time 100 Gala on Tuesday (April 25) in New York City with her husband Ryan Reynolds as the couple gear up for Cannes Film Festival next month.

I don’t need to remind you that I’m a huge fan of Blake’s style, but unfortunately I couldn’t get on board with the look from Marchesa Fall 2017 dress.

Firstly it pales into comparison with her Brandon Maxwell sleek offering from the weekend, but secondly, and most importantly, there is just too much going on.

Shave off those multi-colour fringes. Get rid of the cape and perhaps I would’ve looked at this more favourably.

Credit: Vogue.com & Getty

Rita Ora In Marchesa – 2017 China Music Awards

Rita Ora made a dramatic entrance on the red carpet for the 2017 China Music Awards earlier today (April 20) in Macao, China.

This morning I was waxing lyrical about Elizabeth Debicki’s liquid gold gown, but this Marchesa Spring 2017 gown isn’t having the same effect.

The gold lame fabric immediately made me think of bacofoil and the metallic lace and gold fabric flower corsages took this down a very cheesy path, so much so that I kinda cringed when viewing this.

For such a big occasion I expected way more from Rita.

Credit: Vogue.com & Getty