The Met Gala is typically fashion's biggest night, with elaborately creative couture gowns worn by notables aiming to raise awareness (and lots of money) for the costume program at one of the country's most major museums. But this year, perhaps with the further proliferation of fashion's democratization, the continual rise of trend-worshipping fashion bloggers (and their cult-like followings) and an exhibit theme that veered dangerously close to gimmicky, the majority of red carpet choices were "meh" at best.
They both wore black long sleeved gowns that left little to the imagination. And both Anne Hathaway and Miley Cyrus had the punkiest hairdos of the evening at Monday night's Met Ball devoted to the New York museum's Costume Institute exhibition Punk: Chaos to Couture.
The synergy between Moda Operandi — former Vogue editor Lauren Santo Domingo's two year-old e-commerce startup — her former full-time employer (she still contributes to the mag) and this year's Met Gala is proof that a little friendly back scratching can be a very good thing.
This year’s Met exhibition theme, Punk: Chaos to Couture is causing some unsurprising sartorial conundrums as far as the Gala red carpet is concerned (not to mention less-than-favorable exhibit reviews). And chances are we’re bound to see fashion luminaries attending Monday night’s fete in ball gowns festooned with safety pins and more obligatory shreds than we can count.
June "Mama June" Shannon, 33, and Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson, 41, exchanged vows Sunday in their backyard in Georgia.
The blushing bride opted for a non-traditional camouflage and orange tulle wedding gown, while her daughter, Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, followed the ostentatious color scheme in an orange and hot pink ruffled gown.
As designers and their celebrity dates scramble to polish off their jaw-dropping looks for Monday night's punk-themed Met Ball, the corresponding exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is proving to be less impressive than the red carpet runway that celebrates it.
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s takes its title from one of Victoria Roberts’ ladies-who-lunch cartoons for the New Yorker, and the air of indulgence and privilege informs almost every celebratory frame. The latest entry in the fashion documentary subgenre, the film by Matthew Miele is an unabashed valentine to a singular Manhattan specialty store. Propelled by enthusiastic reviews, the entertaining but ultimately disappointing doc will entice the fashion-forward and fashion-curious when it opens in limited release.
All fashion eyes right now are waiting for Monday night's Met Ball, the famous annual New York gala that celebrates the museum's major fashion exhibition, and where designers dress and bring boldface celebrity dates. The $20,000-a-head ticket price goes to maintain the Met's Costume Institute, which was revived by legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland in the early 1970s -- and where this year's exhibit and ball are themed "Punk: Chaos to Couture."
Vivienne Westwood is giving Virgin Atlantic's staff upgraded, sustainable uniforms. The outspoken fashion designer has redesigned the airline's famed red outfits where cabin crew, pilots, Clubhouse staff and Virgin Holidays employees will be seen in the new garb starting in July before its official launch in 2014.
Miley Cyrus' Disney days obviously are long gone. But it seems that the one-time tween queen is trying harder than ever to be "edgy," as evidenced on the latest Mario Testino-shot cover of V, where she looks oh-so punk rock in a pair of black and white skivvies and a suit jacket sans bra.
With spring in full swing, there's major decisions to be made — as in, bright nails or pastel; orange lips or nude; Malibu or Hamptons? And even more pressing ponderances arise when getting dressed for a formal event in the warmer months, too: should you choose a gown that's light and breezy or something sexy, sultry and decidedly more dark?