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Critic’s Notebook: Kim Kardashian Should Have Left History — and Marilyn Monroe’s Dress — Alone

“You were so preoccupied with whether or not you could, you didn’t stop to think if you should.” That’s a paraphrase of a Jeff Goldblum line from the original Jurassic Park, as his Malcolm lectures Sir Richard Attenborough’s John Hammond on the ethics of spawning dinosaurs in a modern world. But it’s an apt statement […]

MTV Movie & TV Awards: The Night’s Best Looks on Jennifer Lopez, Olivia Rodrigo, Glen Powell and More Stars

Jennifer Lopez, Riley Keough and Sofia Carson were among the stars who brought high-wattage style to the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards, which took place Sunday night at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The night was hosted by Vanessa Hudgens, who wore a parade of looks including a stunning blue dress from Vera […]

Cannes: Baume & Mercier Makes French Riviera Sparkle With Diamond-Adorned Watch

One needn’t spend a ton of time on the French Riviera to hear a compliment about the coastline floating from the mouth of any tourist that it “shines bright like a diamond.” That phrase rings ever more true now thanks to Baume & Mercier. The luxury Swiss watchmaker has debuted a piece in its women’s […]

Ethical Jewelry Stunners for Cannes’ Red Carpet

Empriyal x Gemfields Ethically mined carved and faceted Zambian emeralds (24.4 carats) are set in diamond-embellished 14-karat net gold on these leaf-inspired earrings, a Gemfields collaboration with Jaipur-based Empriyal; price upon request, Gemfields.com Tiffany & Co. Responsibly sourced diamonds (totaling more than 14 carats) are set in platinum on this dandelion-inspired bracelet from Tiffany & […]

Turner Classic Movies Teams Up With Julien’s Auctions (Exclusive)

An Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany’s dress by Hubert de Givenchy, a shield carried by Chris Evans in Captain America: The First Avenger, and a 1920s yacht seen in 1957’s Pal Joey are among the high-profile lots in a July sale that also celebrates a just-announced collaboration between Julien’s Auctions and Turner Classic Movies. Since […]

Met Gala: The Full Backstory on How Kim Kardashian Was Able to Borrow the Marilyn Monroe Dress

Kim Kardashian dominated the fashion spotlight once again on Monday at New York’s Met Gala when she appeared in that dress, the actual sheer, beaded Jean Louis illusion gown that Marilyn Monroe famously wore on May 19, 1962, when she sang “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden. As controversy swirls […]

Met Gala’s Best Dressed: 16 Stars Who Understood the Assignment

On May 2, stars eschewed the outrageous costumes of past Met Galas and instead ran the gamut from quiet elegance to full-on drama on the steps of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. The night’s “Gilded Glamour and White Tie” dress code was interpreted in myriad ways by attendees who ranged from co-host Blake Lively […]

Kim Kardashian Wears Marilyn Monroe’s Historic Dress to the Met Gala

Attendees of Monday night’s Met Gala knew Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson would be the final arrival on the red carpet as the couple everyone wanted to see. But leave it to the mega reality star to find a way to top every previous red carpet moment in her career. The sheer beaded illusion gown […]

Met Gala: All the Details on Red Carpet Arrivals and Exhibition

Will the Met Gala represent outstanding American fashion, or will it be a costume party? That was the question on the minds of red carpet fans as Monday night’s Met Gala neared, thanks to comments made by designer and director Tom Ford. In a recent interview, Ford wistfully recalled the days when attendees didn’t adopt […]

Movie Backdrops Move Front and Center in New Museum Exhibit

Production designer Thomas Walsh quotes a saying well-known to scenic artists and designers: “If you really notice the backdrop, it’s a failed backdrop.” Mammoth paintings designed to depict everything from Mount Rushmore to an office hallway or an Austrian mountain range may have been created to fool the eye and fade into the literal background […]

The Hollywood Film Directors Who Are Art Directing the Met Gala’s New Costume Design Exhibit

Hollywood A-listers are traditionally in the spotlight ascending the steps of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art for its annual Met Gala, set to take place May 2, with Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Regina King and Lin-Manuel Miranda as co-chairs. But this year the film industry also will step off the red carpet and […]

Gal Gadot Talks Starring in Tiffany & Co.’s Flower-Inspired High-Jewelry Campaign

Gal Gadot has been wearing Tiffany & Co. jewels on red carpets for several seasons, while the jewelry house’s most iconic stone also found its way onto her neck in her latest film, Death on the Nile. Now, the Wonder Woman star has put an official stamp on the relationship by appearing in the status […]