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