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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That moment you’ve all (maybe) been waiting for is nearly upon us. No, I don’t mean Game of Thrones, silly – I’m talking about season 6 of Mad Men. But before us normal people get a chance to see the show, there was a snazzy red carpet premiere over at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles because television people like to do those, too.
As one might have guessed, everybody looked sufficiently classed up in that people who are in Mad Men are expected to. However, it seems as though they may have caught the same “tastefully boring” disease that Ashley revealed of the Game of Thrones red carpet. More
As previously stated, the celebrities who attended the 2013 Critics’ Choice Awards were a risk averse crew tonight. Nonetheless, there were at least a few distinctly not-good outfits. Famke Janssen might have been the worst, but there were several other offenders. From weirdly placed cut-outs to garish colors, here are my least favorite red carpet outfits from the 2013 Critics’ Choice Awards. More
Bullett Magazine’s Winter 2012 “surreal issue” enlists 14-year-old actress and rising fashion plate Elle Fanning as its cover model. While I agree that it’s surreal how much fashion magazines love photographing children in thousands of dollars worth of women’s couture, I will cop to liking these pictures very much. They’re colorful, cool, and as age appropriate as this kind of thing can be. And Elle does a good job acting like a sullen fey child from space. “Do a weird pose,” I imagine the photographer saying. “No, weirder!” Take a look, why don’t you. More
inister new versions of classic Disney stories are all the rage and Angelina Jolie stars in the latest: here she is as Maleficent in a moody re-imagining of Sleeping Beauty called… Maleficent. It sounds like The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs but with more headpieces. More
While most women’s magazines go the “sexy woman in a red dress” route for the covers of their February issues, Elle UK is trying something different this year. And by “trying something different,” I of course mean “featuring one of those ubiquitous Fanning sisters.” More
Elle Fanning is 13, and that means she can cover Teen Vogue, and so she is going to. More
A Magazine is a bi-annual publication that invites a a different designer to “curate” each issue. For the current “curated by Rodarte” issue of said magazine, the Mulleavy sisters decided to publish a look book of 13-year-old fashion plate Elle Fanning modeling their spring couture collection. Isn’t that kind of uncomfortably advertorial in nature? Don’t you wish you could afford these clothes? And why doesn’t Elle Fanning ever crack a smile? Is it because she doesn’t have all her grown-up teeth yet? Let’s ponder these questions as we take a look. More
For its December issue, W Magazine went full Fanning with a huge spread featuring the creepily precocious blonde sisters, as well as an interview with them by the world’s most notorious hit piece writer, Lynn Hirschberg. Mercifully, she spares them the truffle fry treatment, but she does ask a question that unintentionally reveals herself to be a horrible, horrible sister.
Unrelated: doesn’t Elle Fanning’s version of “Blue Steel” look like it should be re-named “The Bad Seed“? I think this every time I see a picture of her in which she’s not smiling. Which is most of them. More
Vogue just rolled out their annual best dressed list and the top distinction goes to: Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen. Looks like the theme of the issue is ‘Dynamic Duos’ as honorable mentions go to Kate and Pippa Middleton, Dakota and Elle Fanning, and Beyonce and Solange Knowles. More
Sisters Elle and Dakota Fanning recently stopped by Terry Richardson‘s studio for as-yet unknown reasons, as the photos he posted on his site today would attest. There’s nothing overtly creepy about most of the shots (keywords: “overtly,” “most of”), but the mere thought of the guy who pioneered “child molester chic” even being in the same room as these cute young girls (aged 13 and 17, respectively) kind of makes me cringe. You just know he’s thinking all kinds of unsavory things. It’s a good thing they’re too famous to really fuck with. More
Elle Fanning gets ghostly in Francis Ford Copolla’s new witch/ghost/vampire movie, “Twixt,” and her make-up, as usual, looks pretty with just a hint of I-might-kill-you. More
After building up anticipation by releasing a couple of cover shots early, Love Magazine has finally unveiled all eight of its spooky August covers. They feature such heavy hitters as Lara Stone (above), Nyasha Matonhodze, and Hailee Steinfeld. Each of the eight cover models is made to look like she is crying. It’s almost too much girly emotion to handle. Are they all on their periods or something? Which tear-streaked beauty do you like the most? More
At this point, I think Elle has got to be in on the joke, and is making it her mission to be as Children Of The Corn as she possibly can. More