10 Unforgettable Met Gala Moments Throughout the Years

Cher at the 1974 Met Gala in custom Bob Mackie; photo courtesy Ron Galella/WireImage


Today is the Met Gala — but you already knew that. With this year’s theme as “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” we’re anticipating a lot of vintage McQueen, probably some Gaultier, and of course, a hell of a lot of Dolce & Gabbana.

So, to prepare, we’ve put together a list of of the 10 most memorable past Met Gala moments.


Rihanna in Guo Pei


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You can’t have a Met Gala roundup without mentioning Rihanna’s infamous dress from 2015. That year, the theme was “China: Through the Looking Glass,” and Rih chose Chinese designer Guo Pei for her look. The handmade gown took over 2 years for the designer to make and instantly made her go viral. In fact, there’s currently a new documentary that highlights Pei’s impressive career.


Rihanna, again, in Comme des Garçons


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Queen Rih also made the list because of her Comme des Garçons F/W ’16 look for the Met Gala last year. The theme actually was Comme des Garçons and Rih was one of the only people who actually wore something by Kawakubo — partly, I think, because she’s one of the only people who could really pull it off.


Cher in Bob Mackie


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Cher always looks iconic. But it was this custom Bob Mackie gown at the third annnual Met Ball, that set the tone for it to be one of the most fashionable nights of the year. The theme was “Romantic and Glamorous Hollywood Design,” so the singer essentially could’ve shown up naked and — oh wait, she basically did.


Katy Perry in Maison Martin Margiela


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Who could forget Katy Perry’s look from last year’s Met Gala? I know she can’t, because she still talks about how hard it was for her to pee. But beauty is pain, ladies and gentlemen — especially in custom Maison Martin Margiela (that looked suspiciously like Givenchy F/W ’17).


Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen


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“Anglomania” was the theme in 2006, and Sarah Jessica Parker went full on with the plaid, natch. On the arm of Alexander McQueen, the duo wore custom “Anarchy in the U.K.”-inspired looks by the designer, himself.


Lil Kim in god knows what


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No one ever really knows what Lil Kim is wearing, and the 1999 Met Gala was no exception. The Hard Core rapper opted for a pink fur trench, pink snakeskin boots and a pink bikini — and no, the theme was not “pink.”


Kate Moss in custom Marc Jacobs and a Stephen Jones turban


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In 2009, Kate Moss looked the total part for the Met Gala’s “Model As Muse” in a custom Marc Jacobs gold lamé mini, YSL pumps and Stephen Jones turban.


Liv Tyler & Stella McCartney in matching halter tops


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Sure, the Met Gala wasn’t as big of a deal fashion-wise in 1999 as it now. But halter tops? Liv Tyler and Stella McCartney, you both know better. Still, the duo really leaned in to the “Rock Style” theme with matching “Rock Royalty” tank tops.


Donatella Versace in Versace


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Donatella’s leather Versace look for the 1996 Met Gala was iconic for a couple of reasons: Sadly, this would be Gianni’s last Gala before his death, but also the debut of his bondage-inspired style that would become a trademark for the legendary brand.


Jaden Smith and his ponytail in Louis Vuitton


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Last but not least, Jaden Smith at last year’s Gala. Yes, the theme was Comme des Garçons, and sure, Rei Kawakubo is known for getting a little avant-garde sometimes. But Jaden Smith took things to a whole different level when he showed up on the red carpet in head-to-toe Louis Vuitton, carrying his recently cut dread locks.


Fingers crossed he — and everyone else — leaves the gross accessories at home tonight. Though, the theme is Catholicism, so I’m guessing this year’s top trapping will be guilt.


A Show About Marc Jacobs, McQueen and Kate Moss in the ’90s is Coming Soon


In a nod to all that was fabulous about the 90s, Oasis’ Britpop classic “Champagne Supernova” is getting a second life in the form of a fashionable new television show about Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, and Kate Moss.

Based on a Maureen Callaghan book of the same name, Champagne Supernovas will follow the designers and their controversial model muse as they navigate the fashion world during the infamous decade. As you may recall, during that era, McQueen was a tortured genius on Savile Row; Jacobs was a NYC wonder kid who was famously fired from Perry Ellis after his iconic-but-hated “grunge” collection; and Moss was, of course, the skinny girl from Croyden who had crooked teeth, and became the ultimate inspiration for the two.

The book itself is full of hot goss that will make for delicious TV, since the author is a New York Post writer and didn’t personally interview any of her subjects. It also may be the beginning of a new wave of projects for the producer duo Johnny Lin and Ben Shields Catlin, who’re developing the series. ​

“Johnny and I are excited to bring this story to television,” says Catlin. “Our goal is to ultimately bring the true narrative of the fashion era that reinvented the industry to the audience, and we will do a great job of telling it. As we are aggressively developing, producing and financing film and TV projects, Champagne Supernovas will be the first of many to come.”

Nick Knight Dedicates Art Exhibit Entirely to Paintings, Films, and Gifs of Kate Moss

Image via @ButtonFruit on Instagram

Nick Knight is organizing an entire art exhibit dedicated to the looks and life of style titan Kate Moss.

Knight said, i-D reports, “I asked 30 of the world’s best fashion illustrators to draw Kate’s most iconic catwalk looks, all chosen specially by her, for the amazing designers she has worked with including McQueen, Galliano and Westwood. The result is a uniquely beautiful exhibition that shows the many exciting ways each artists sees the model who has come to symbolize what fashion means for a whole generation.”

Those illustrators include some of our personal Instagram faves, such as @UnskilledWorker, who share this incredible portrait of Moss which will be included in the exhibition:

Also contributing, @ButtonFruit (Gill Button):

And this one from @KellyMarieBeeman (Kelly Beeman):

The exhibit will also include gifs and special projects on Kate from Knight, as well as fashion films. It will be on view at SHOWstudio through April 20.

“It was such a pleasure to have the chance to look back on the incredible clothes I have worn on the catwalks and to see how these have inspired SHOWstudio’s amazing selection of fashion illustrators,” Moss said in i’D’s report. “It brings back many memories and feels like a fitting tribute to the wonderful designers I have worked with.”

Resurrection Summons Fashion Gods With New Retail Store

Photography: Alexander Thompson

In 1996, Mark Haddawy and Katy Rodriguez founded Resurrection, a retail archive that would become one the world’s premiere international venues for collectible and historic clothing. With locations in both Los Angeles and New York, Resurrection has attracted high fashion icons including Prince, Catherine Denueve, Lou Lou De la Falaise, Azzedine Alaia, Iman, John Galliano and Chloe Sevigny—not to mention Kate Moss, who Rodriguez cites as their longest running, most loyal client.

“Kate Moss came into the store on our first day 20 years ago,” she said. “She will always hold a special place in our hearts and history.  She embodies our generation’s curious take of high and low fashion and everything in between.”


Alexander McQueen Dogtooth Cocoon Coat (2009), Alexander McQueen Sarabande Lace Gown (2007), Alexander McQueen Runway Gown (2008)

With a new location on Great Jones, Resurrection opens its doors to celebrate a brand new, custom retail gallery and archive. In addition to their vast inventory of vintage pieces from fashion gods like Christian Lacroix, Gaultier and Moschino, Haddawy and Rodriguez are celebrating three specific archive collections in their new space.


It begins with a selection of rare 20th century, out-of-print books showcased on custom Brian Thoreen brass shelves, moves on to Bulgari Jewelry (including the company’s famous Tubas watches) and finishes with a pupil dilating curation of Alexander McQueen pieces.

“It’s really special,” Rodriguez said. “The collection spans McQueen’s career from our perspective. We love the early pieces as much as the very famous later collections. He was such a unique force.  It’s been an important reminder of what great is.”

Later this month, Resurrection will showcase a rare collection of Maison Martin Margiela and in September, will debut a Helmut Lang show—stay tuned.

Resurrection, 45 Great Jones Street, is open Monday – Saturday from 11 AM – 7 PM.

Celebrating Kate Moss’s 41st Birthday in 17 Wonderful GIFS

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Kate Moss has come a long way in her 41 years on this planet. She’s a delicate miniature compared with the supers who reigned during her ’90s entree into fashion–but with a face like that, it’s no wonder she changed an industry.


Well, the face… plus that couldn’t-care-less ‘tude.


i.e. Smoking a cigarette on the catwalk for Marc Jacobs’s fall 2011 collection for Louis Vuitton:


Or that time she really owned the harness/pasty look:


Or eating a popsicle and going topless for Vivienne Westwood’s 1995 “Erotic Zones” show:

Watch the full show here:


Are you hungover, Kate?

Great, let’s continue.


All the designers love her…

Can you get enough of this Gucci look? Back when Tom Ford ruled the house. Iconic.


Alexander McQueen loved Kate…


Lee McQueen even turned her into fashion’s most famous hologram.


In angelic white for Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton, she still manages to look utterly sassy.


Kate Moss for John Galliano


Gianni Versace, spring 1995  — check the synchronized twirl with co-super Naomi Campbell in the background.


More Gucci goodness. (We must find this suit again.)


Here’s Kate modeling Burberry with Cara Delevingne:


Palling around with Rihanna:


Even completely glam-free, who could get enough?




Happy birthday, Kate!



How Charlotte Tilbury is Helping Kate Moss Put Charlotte Tilbury Out of a Job

Charlotte Tilbury. Image courtesy of HL Group.

It’s been a busy week for Charlotte Tilbury. When the September 2nd launch of her line in America came, her famous “Magic Cream” sold out almost instantly. This week, she’ll be working backstage with MAC at NYFW on a number of shows. Luckily, she found a few minutes to chat with us about the many inspirations, celeb experiences, and how-to tips that make her line particularly one-of-a-kind.

I think American girls in the know are pretty psyched on this launch. What about British beauty would you impart to us on this side of the pond?

My key advice to any woman is that beauty is not an exclusive club — everyone can feel and look good. Beauty is powerful — it’s transformative — not only for your face but for your confidence and state of mind.Give a woman the right makeup and she can conquer the world! Not enough women really reap the awards of looking and feeling good. You always want to play your best card in life and put your best foot forward.

You have a major celebrity fan-base. Who inspires what for you? Are there any celebs who are the actual impetus behind certain pieces in your line? Any fun stories there?

Kate Moss is such a chameleon and can embody so many looks. She has these perfect heart-shaped lips and gorgeous feline eyes. She inspired my Rock Chick look, which epitomizes her unique rock chick cool. I used to mix concealers with lipstick to get the perfect shade of nude, so when I came up with the range, I made K.I.S.S.I.N.G. in Nude Kate which matched that bespoke color. She loves it and wears it all the time — I’m actually taking myself out of a job!

My Brow Lift is in homage to the strikingly beautiful queen of brows, Cara Delevingne. Eyebrows are the pillars of the face and she really kick-started the trend for full, groomed and youthful-looking brows. Cara has a fresh-faced, unique look and is such fun to work with.

Penelope Cruz is the iconic Dolce Vita — gorgeous skin with dark, sultry features. The Dolce Vita is all about that sexy, glamorous Mediterranean beauty — a molten copper smoky eye, feline flick and a perfect alluring pout.

The instructional element is really going to set this line apart, but I’m wondering what, to you, are the defining marks that make CT makeup line different from others?

CT: Throughout my 20 years as a makeup artist and through the product development I have done for many high-end brands (such as Helena Rubenstein, Mac, Armani, MyFace) I have always strived to find the perfect product. Even though I worked with the best VIP formulas before they come to market, I always wanted more: perfection. I never found a foundation that I fell in love with (I used concealers mixed with creams), I was always looking for the Holy Grail of mascaras (I used to mix five to get the result I want), and I have been mixing my own Magic Cream for the past 20 years.

What really drives me is sharing the power of make-up with every woman. As I said, beauty is not an exclusive club — there are no unattractive women, just some that don’t know understand the power of make-up. I was shocked to find out that 50% of women do not engage with make-up and the reasons are:

  • They don’t know how to use it
  • They don’t know what suits them
  • They don’t have the time

I believe a big part of this is the beauty retail environment; it is outdated, overwhelming and isolates these women. Even as a professional makeup artist, I walk onto the beauty floor and want to run in the opposite direction. There’s so much choice and so little direction, help, or problem solving, and I wanted to set my brand apart from this.

My brand is all about easy to choose, easy to use products — makeup made easy. The artistry is in the products themselves, from the Cheek to Chic blushers which show you where to swish and pop color to the Luxury Palettes which give you a step by step to the perfect smoky eye — I’m practically taking myself out of a job! We’ve sourced the most couture formulas and put them in ready-to-wear formats.

It’s also a highly edited collection for get-it-at-a-glance women who don’t have the time, inclination, or expertise to figure it out for themselves. You can simply choose one of my 10 iconic looks and go. It’s so easy, even a man could shop it!

Which top three products would you recommend for every girl to have in her bag?

It’s too hard to pick one — it’s like trying to ask a mother to choose her favorite child! My Magic Cream is a miracle-working moisturizer. I’ve been using and perfecting it for years backstage at shoots and shows. It literally floods the skin with moisture and is the magic dew of youth and luminosity — I call it a push-up bra in a jar!

My Rock ‘n Kohl Liquid Eye Pencils are amazing too. It’s a revolutionary formula that doesn’t move for 12 hours and glides on like a liquid but smokes up like a pencil. All my products treat and transform, so they have skin benefits whilst making you look beautiful.

A Power Couple of English Roses

THIS is what I call a power couple. Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne, two British icons, appear together for the first time for what may be the most iconic British fashion house. This campaign launches Burberry’s new fragrance: My Burberry. The “My” is due to the fact that the bottles can be custom monogrammed to further up the luxe factor.

The fragrance is said to be inspired by the smell of an English garden after the rain, so naturally, Moss and Delevingne wear Burberry trenches. Even the bottle echoes the coats with a gabardine ribbon and horn-effect cap meant to evoke the the trench fabric and the buttons, respectively.

The whole thing is so full of all I love about England that even without a monogrammed bottle of my own, I can almost smell the (English) roses.


Images courtesy of Burberry

Drink Champagne Directly from Kate Moss’s Breasts

Once upon a time Marie Antoinette’s left breast served as a template for the first champagne coupe. Today, we have Kate Moss.

In celebration of 25 years of the most defining model of our era, London restaurant 34 commissioned artist Jane McAdam Freud (daughter of Lucien) to create a mold of Moss’s breast for a new and quite intimate collaboration with Ms. Moss.

Moss was delighted to lend her boob to the project. Said the reigning waif: “I was excited to participate in this project — what an honour to be alongside Marie Antoinette — she was a very intriguing and mischievous character… champagne is always associated with celebration and happy occasions and I had fun creating this beautiful coupe.”

Moss will be in attendance when the glasses are introduced at 34 and its sibling restaurants, The Ivy, Daphne’s, and Scott’s in early October.

Photo courtesy of 34 Restaurant

Check out Kate’s fellow model Cara Delevingne baring her bum for Tom Ford.

Read an interview with Kelly Osbourne on her new clothing line.


Be in a Kate Moss Dream

Kate Moss photographed by Mert and Marcus for Stella McCartney FW14. All images courtesy of Stella McCartney.

She’s the girl of our dreams, and now Stella McCartney has tapped into hers — Kate Moss fronts the latest Stella campaign lensed by Mert and Marcus, also appearing in a dreamlike campaign video called Kate Dreams, set to the sounds of Fred Gibson.

Watch the film here — better than getting caught napping at your desk.

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