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13 Nov

This Rebel-Rousing Model Updated The Exposed Thong Trend For The Red Carpet

Slick Woods has had quite a year, whether it's appearing as one of the faces for Rihanna's Fenty Beauty line or modeling in Marc Jacobs's Fall 2017 campaign. On top of that, she was shot by Tim Walker for the 2018 edition of Pirelli's infamous calendar, and last night, as she celebrated its launch, she used a red carpet trick that gave Kendall Jenner a run for her money. Woods appeared in a see-through gown that, while providing strategic cover-up in the front with a wavy string of maribou feathers, bared almost all in the back--except for the model's black high-waisted thong. This follows the recent reappearance of exposed thongs on the red carpet and off: Most famously, Jenner wore a bejeweled see-through gown for this year's Met Gala, featuring...
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9 Aug

Ashley Graham Missed The 2016 Met Gala Because She Couldn’t Find A Designer To Dress Her


"You can't just show up in jeans and a T-shirt"

Ashley Graham is a supermodel who looks incredible every hour of the day. But because she doesn't wear the fashion industry's standard model's size zero, she says she has encountered resistance from the fashion industry. In an interview with New York magazine, Graham said that she had to miss the 2016 Met Gala—because she couldn't get a designer to dress her.

Apparently she had been "on hold" to attend the fancy red carpet event (which means she probably was going to get invited, but was waiting to find out for sure). But she didn't, or couldn't, attend in the end because she couldn't get a designer to work with her in time. "I couldn't get a designer...
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9 Aug

The Met Gala’s 2018 Theme May Be Its Most Controversial Yet

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Katy Perry attends the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Noam Galai/FilmMagic)

Though its opening next May is nearly a year away, the theme for The Met's 2018 Costume Institute exhibition has reportedly been revealed.

Rihanna at the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons themed Met Gala in 2017.
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Rihanna at the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons themed Met Gala in 2017. / Getty Images
As WWD reports, 'Fashion and Religion' will be the focus of next year's exhibit and gala, according to multiple sources. The museum has not officially confirmed the news yet, but the idea for the project reportedly came about well before the current exhibit, "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: The Art of the In-Between" opened. Many designers including Dolce & Gabbana, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Jeremy Scott have referenced religion in their collections over the years, which means there's a vast array of religious-inspired looks to potentially be curated. According to WWD's sources, the exhibition is still in the early...
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3 May

4 Iconic Met Gala Bathroom Selfies—And How To Get The Look

The bathroom selfie is a polarizing topic. On one hand, it’s often better to avoid the ultra–lo-fi setting unless you have a couple hundred thousand followers who don’t mind (or 98.9 million like Kim Kardashian West, who frequently shoots in front of the sink). But what about when it’s the Met Gala? The ladies’ room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has a storied reputation—the one place where it’s entirely acceptable, even encouraged, to take a toilet-side snap. Year after year, celebrities gather for an impromptu photo shoot and earn countless Instagram likes. It reads like a master class in bathroom selfie style, with plenty of tips worth rolling into your repertoire. Alexa Chung is known for capturing some of her best...
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2 May

Why Fashion’s Most Influential Brand Never Shows Up On The Red Carpet

Designer Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons is like the sun: life-giving and nurturing, but too intense for most people to look at directly without some sort of filter. Let me explain what that means by listing some of my favorite pieces of hers: I call this dress from her spring ’97 collection “The Working Girl Shift For Smuggling A One-Legged Ghost.” Along with a crinkling, funnel neckline and cute cap sleeves, the dress also prominently features a large, leg-shaped lump along the hip. This is “Giant Shorts for Average People”: an all-white look from the ’95 collection that’s basically one massive pair of tweedy hot pants you wear by putting both feet inside one leg. And here is the...
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2 May

A Couple Of Chihahuas Just Set The Bar High For Tonight’s Met Gala Red Carpet


As celebrities and fashion insiders prepare for one of the biggest red carpets of the year tonight, an unsuspecting source has already set the bar high for this year's Met Gal a honoring Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo .
Pet couturier (yes, that is a thing) Anthony Rubio recreated three of Kawakubo's iconic designs for Comme des Garcons in tiny dog versions for two chihuahuas who just became the breakout stars of the Met Gala. Despite not actually walking the red carpet, the pups really mastered the avant garde theme for the night.

Anthony Rubio
Anthony Rubio
"As a tribute to Rei Kawakubo being honored by the Met Gala, I decided to recreate in my signature canine creations, three ensembles as done by...
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4 May

The Craziest Moments From The Met Gala 2016 After-Parties

The Met Gala is one of the biggest nights in fashion. It’s a special moment where A-lister’s like Taylor Swift and Beyoncé team up with their favorite designers in support of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute. Most spectators tuned in to the fabulous red carpet on television, but the best behind-the-scenes moments took place at the after-parties. The stars were ready to party, and several of them made stunning outfit changes, which they posted to Instagram. Karlie Kloss‘s transformation involved taking scissors to her custom Brandon Maxwell gown. And Naomi Campbell proved she’s just like us when she ditched her heels for dance floor-worthy Adidas. There was so much happening towards the end of the night, making it hard to keep up...
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2 May

This Celeb Just Wore H&M on the Met Gala Red Carpet


The Met Gala red carpet spotlights some of fashion's most expensive, extravagant designers, but sprinkled into the stylish mix tonight was none other than trusty H&M—worn to perfection by Jennifer Hudson.

Hudson worked closely with the brand to dream up her one-of-a-kind silk dress, which comes complete with a four-foot train, 3-D bugle beads, French knots, and hand-melted sequins. Talk about a showstopper! To get the scoop on the gown, we chatted with Hudson herself, as well as H&M's design and creative director, Pernilla Wohlfahrt.

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WHO WHAT WEAR: How involved were you in the design process? JENNIFER HUDSON: The creation of this dress has been such a collaborative process for me with my stylist, Micaela Erlanger, and the wonderful design team at H&M....
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26 Apr

Charting the Street Style Influence of the Met Gala

Street style has changed a lot since it became a serious fascination of the fashion industry, but it’s hard to argue with its influence over our closets. And this season it wasn’t so much about getting your hands on a particular “must-have” item, likeDior’s So Real sunnies or Gucci’s fur loafers, as it was about embracing a vintage-y, East-meets-West vibe: Jenny Walton was snapped in a slew of richly embroidered Chinese silk jackets from New York’s Pearl River Mart; Susie Bubble mixed bird and floral prints right down to her painted Gucci bag; and editors from New York to Paris wore satin blouses, robes, and qipao dresses over their jeans. Like most trends, you could chalk it up to a feeling...
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