It’s time, everyone. The 2013 Met Gala–or, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala, if you’re nasty–is upon us. While we have really, really mixed feelings about this year’s theme–Punk: Chaos to Couture–and we know most of the attendees are nervous about committing (despite our helpful styling suggestions!) this is still the biggest red carpet event of the year. Expect one or two unforgettable looks, lots of playing it safe, some real style, some real glamour and, hopefully, a whole lot of beautiful disasters.
So, per usual, we’ll be updating live throughout the red carpet. Come back and refresh often–expect new looks here every few minutes!
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Remember, yesterday, when we were really happy about how good everyone looked at the Vanity Fair party for the TriBeCa Film Festival? How all the attendees looked so cool and understated and elegant? That was great!
Unfortunately, today’s Red Carpet Rundown brings you the exact goddamn opposite. Last’s night Hot Pink Party, thrown by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, was a sad state of pinks (predictably), sequins, satin and general promness. More
Apparently the entire Jolie-Pitt brood (and their many nannies) spent the holidays in the Caribbean’s Turks and Caicos Islands. Not so unusual that a family would be together on Christmas–but also a convenient cover if they’re trying to discreetly marry. More
Tights that promise to “invigorate legs [with] all-over graduated compression” will fit perfectly into your sucker’s wardrobe, right beside your toning sneakers and calorie-burning underwear. More
“Dark and moody” go the unsurprising fall color trends at NYFW: covering the runways were muted shades of midnight, plum, and the reigning combination of black and blue. …But just when you thought it was all very bleak and Fall-appropriate… bright, fuck-off, electric reds came down the runway. Absolutely no one had his finger on this pulse better than Jason Wu, whose collection was almost exclusively shadowy shades of blue, wine and blinding red. Here are the colors to keep your eyes on for Fall 2012. More
Yes, we know it’s 2012, but 2011 was such a banner year for polarizing fashion and beauty campaigns that it took us a few days to make sure we got them all: Dakota Fanning reclined suggestively for Marc Jacobs, racism and extreme thinness were all over the place, truth in advertising was dashed in favor of thorough photo editing, and a hair salon in Canada promised to give you the perfect haircut for enduring domestic violence. Check out all the questionable decisions and bad taste from Nivea, Miu Miu, Dior, Donna Karan, and many more. More
Donna Karan has ignited a controversy over this Haiti-themed ad campaign starring Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima. More
We already mentioned how cobalt dominated the Spring 2012 runways this past fashion week and it’s worth noting that we also saw plenty of pastels. However, the other major movement in color was bright, juicy shades of citrus: lemon yellow, electric orange and loads of vermilion. In other words, Spring 2012 will be all about bold, head-to-toe, high-saturation color. Let’s have a look. More
A lot of people seem to like Al Pacino’s character’s character in Scarface. I mean, actually like him. Seemingly on a personal level?Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Wright has a theory and explains, “The DVD comes as two separate discs and they only make it through the first disc, so they’re convinced the movie ends with him running off with Elvira and his tiger.” Which brings me to Elvira, who is a “lady tiger” (per the script). She’s got an endless supply of low-cut, slinky gowns fit for a night of chainsmoking and looking achingly bored at Studio 54. Sounds awesome. Let’s do this. More
Fuck Yeah Menswear to become Fuck Yeah Menswear. -Styleite
A super-sized Fall nail polish roundup. -Refinery29
How to repair damaged hair. -Birchbox
Voted most likely to be the next Donna Karan. -StyleList
Motorcycle gang the Hell’s Angels are suing over fashion again. -The High Low
Ashley Greene donned a leather skirt. -The Budget Babe
10 must-have makeup brushes. -Betty Confidential
We love Diane Kruger. Maybe it’s because the Chanel runway is effectively her closet? Or that the former model is flawless looking? Regardless, Kruger allegedly doesn’t use a stylist and however she shows up–whether she’s working minimalism, intricate beading or retro silhouettes–she always looks memorable. Also, if this point hasn’t been made everywhere it should be: the woman’s makeup is always, always, always on point. Please enjoy the following gallery of amazing red carpet looks from Diane Kruger, today’s Friday Style Icon. More
68-year-old fashion luminary Calvin Klein has a new Labradoodle puppy ex-pornstar boyfriend named Nick Gruber and he just turned 21! What’s the December part of a May-December romance to do? Why, throw a big, shameless birthday party and call in favors invite all of his powerful industry friends! I didn’t think there was much here until I looked at the photos and noted Gruber’s look of fratty delight throughout. Thus, we imagine the conversations held that night. Thanks to the Village Voice for the photos and little sprinkle of Musto to sweeten the snark. More
What? They eat. Sometimes. Really.