Shhh! If you listen closely, you can hear the sound of fear stirring in the hearts of fancy people across New York as they prepare for this evening’s Met Gala, the biggest society event of the year. Since the 2013 theme is punk–and we already know how anxiety-making this is for them–we thought we’d offer some helpful Met Gala style suggestions from real punks, old and newer.
You guys like safety pins, right? More
I am displeased with the Met Gala’s “Punk: Chaos to Couture” theme, but I’m having a hard time pinpointing why. However, because I’m pretty sure I am not alone on this front, and because we have spotted other blogs putting up photos of Gary Oldman playing Sid Vicious without realizing that it’s Gary Oldman in costume, I think it is probably a good idea to examine why this theme is stupid.
Full disclosure: I do not know much about punk. More
Weren’t these people aware that punk is in many ways a response to, specifically, to… them? More
Beyoncé is not the first name that comes to mind when one thinks of punk, but she’s been named an honorary chair of this year’s Costume Institute Gala celebrating the Punk: From Chaos to Couture exhibit opening this spring at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. More
Rihanna has recently been the target of some nasty rumors about her out-of-control partying, what with that post-Met Gala hospitalization and all the illicit Coachella photos floating around. Add to that the photo she tweeted of her arm as she received the so-called “party girl drip” and now people are asking about her weight loss. More
At last night’s Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards, designers wore designs. More
Are those athletic socks?! More
The Met Gala. Normally, it’s the most daring, most elegant, most interesting and capital F Fashion red carpet of them all. This year, it was taken over by a bunch of maniacal stylists looking to make their mark. Our readers have spoken, and it was a shitshow. Let’s make the most of what we got and try to figure out who came out on top. More
Hoooo boy, do we have our work cut out for us. Last night’s Met Gala wasn’t exactly brimming with great dresses, as you may have seen. Here, we have cobbled together a ragtag band of looks that will pass for Best Dressed. You’ll see looks that are halfway there, almost there or just a really flattering color! Ahead, we squeeze water from a stone with Carey Mulligan, Rooney Mara, Marion Cotillard, Cate Blanchett and more.
PS: WHERE ARE YOU WHEN WE NEED YOU TILDA?????? More
As we mentioned in our gigantic Met Gala gallery: the fashion was bad but the beauty fared worse. See unflattering hair and severe makeup on Jessica Biel, Mary-Kate Olsen, Lana Del Rey, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, then cleanse your palette with pretty faces from Diane Kruger, Cate Blanchett, Marion Cotillard and more. More
As we mentioned, the 2012 Met Gala was last night. Go sift through our mammoth slideshow and decide on your picks for best and worst. To kick things off, here’s our top (bottom?) fifteen: the worst dressed of the night. Featuring Beyonce, Kristen Stewart, Lana Del Rey, Jessica Biel and more. More
The biggest red carpet event of the year–the 2012 Met Gala–happened last night to celebrate the 0pening of “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations.” Unsurprisingly, old school Prada muses (like Milla Jovovich and Angela Lindvall) came out of the woodwork. As for the fashion? Sparkly, sheer and extremely unflattering were the orders of the day.
…But! Ugly dresses were the least of their problems, because apparently every good makeup artist in New York was off for the night: lots of hair dye experimentations (we hardly recognized you, Jamie King and Jessica Stam), black lipstick (Lana Del Rey, Kate Bosworth, Camilla Belle), harsh brows (Kate Upton) and whatever happened to Mary-Kate Olsen. Look through the gallery and then we must discuss! More
I didn’t put Italian Vogue EIC Franca Sozzani in this morning’s best dressed round-up because these are the only two photos of her gown I could find on the internet (I blame Orlando Bloom). Hopefully more will turn up soon, but until then, I’m just comfortable with calling it: I love this dress. More