It's down to the final three on Fashion Star, with a winner set to be crowned in Friday night's finale.
In the season two closer, the remaining designers -- Cassandra Hobbins, Daniel Silverstein and Hunter Bell -- are tasked to create their own collection for each of the retailers. Eliminated designers return to assist their teammates -- which isn't welcome news to all of them.
Moda Operandi isn’t the only one cashing in on last night’s Met Ball fashions. The Topshop looks worn by Nicole Richie, Julianne Hough, Jaime King, Jourdan Dunn and Ashley Madekwe will all be sold at the High Street retailer’s storefronts in New York, Los Angeles and London’s Oxford Circus, as well as on its website. Expect the selections to be available come September, ranging between $630 and $1,050.
Draped from head to toe in opulence, Carey Mulligan commands the screen as Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby. But bringing the 1920s princess to life required the aid of Academy Award-winning costume designer (and wife of Luhrmann) Catherine Martin.
“What I loved was working with Catherine Martin,” Mulligan tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Talking about [the costumes] and the kind of decisions that we made.”
Beyonce who? Madonna, Queen of Pop, stole the show from fellow late-arriver Queen Bey at this year's splashy punk-themed Met Gala, hitting the red carpet in a Givenchy plaid jacket, a barely-there fishnet body stocking, a black wig and layers of chains and metal. Her entourage included twenty-something dancer-beau Brahim Zaibat, whose Edward Scissorhands-y ensemble included a black skirt over black pants and who clutched small versions of the flags of Israel and Palestine.
There were plenty of on point punk influences seen at the Met Gala on Monday night (Sienna Miller’s studded Burberry jacket and Miley Cyrus’ spiked hair, just to name two), but no one’s makeup stood out as perfectly punk as Once Upon A Time actress Ginnifer Goodwin’s dark and dramatic look.
Want to let everyone around you know that you're trouble? Then put on a red dress. The bold color is a notorious standout, and in the anarchy-fueled punk rock world that influenced the fashion on display at this year's Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute exhibit, that's a very good thing.
There were a bevy of braids seen on the Met Gala red carpet Monday night, most noticeably on The Great Gatsby costume and set designer Catherine Martin, actress Hailee Steinfeld and model-of-the-moment Cara Delavigne. Minka Kelly and Jessica Alba partook in braids, too, working with Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy stylist Jen Atkin to get the look.
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.