All the Best, Worst & Most WTF Moments from This Year’s Met Gala

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So, last night was the Met Gala. What used to be just an event to celebrate the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s newest exhibition, has become one the biggest night’s in fashion. That means lots of amazing gowns, horrible looks and tons of WTF moments. This year, we put together a list of all three.

 

First, for the night’s best moments:

 

SZA in Versace and Chris Habana head piece and jewelry

 

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For her first Met Gala, SZA paired pastel Versace with BlackBook favorite Chris Habana head wear and jewelry. Literally heavenly.

 

Nicki Minaj in Oscar de la Renta and Tiffany & Co. jewelry

 

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Coming off of her double feature “Chun-Li” and “Barbie Tingz” video premiere last week, we had high hopes for Nicki. Needless to say, she didn’t disappoint. In a red and black Oscar de la Renta gown, the rapper told photographers she interpreted the theme by dressing as “the devil.” If Lucifer looks like this good, consider us Satanist.

 

Rihanna in custom Maison Martin Margiela by John Galliano and Maria Tash and Cartier jewelry

 

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Seriously, bow down. Rihanna’s custom Margiela by John Galliano ‘fit wasn’t just a look — it was a moment. And after last night, Queen Rih has just become The Pope.

 

Kate Bosworth in Oscar de la Renta and Tacori jewelry

 

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I usually find Kate Bosworth pretty boring — and I’m not just talking about her acting. But this Oscar de la Renta look was practically perfect. The gold, white, train and veil combo makes me not want to fight with my boyfriend long enough to actually get married.

 

Cardi B in Moschino

 

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Sorry Bey, there’s a new queen in town and her name is Cardi B. The “Bartier Cardi” singer looked like The Virgin Mary in her Moshino gown and headpiece, baby bump and all.

 

Diane Kruger in Prabal Gurung, Tasaki jewelry and a Philip Treacy x Tasaki headpiece

 

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Diane Kruger gets our vote for best dressed for the night. Her Prabal Gurun gown may not have been totally on-theme, but the entire look was a religious experience.

 

Solange in Iris Van Herpen and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry

 

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Solange’s Iris Van Herpen dress was our other favorite look of the night. The total opposite of Diane Kruger’s sweet blue dress and train, this look was like a sexy bondage Medusa moment that made me a full believer. Okay, that was the last religious pun, I promise.

 

Lily Collins in Givenchy Haute Couture

 

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To be honest, I don’t really know who Lily Collins is. I think she’s a model-turned-actress. But really, aren’t they all? Either way, I don’t really care who she is, because her Givenchy Haute Couture dress and avant-garde makeup were absolutely stunning.

 

Lana Del Rey in Gucci

 

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Jared Leto looked absolutely ridiculous in his overdone Gucci look, but Lana Del Rey pulled her’s off perfectly. Though, that’s partly because she always kind of looks like she’s in costume.

 

Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren

 

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I didn’t see Priyanka Chopra on enough “Best Dressed” lists today. Her velvet Ralph Lauren look gave me serious Joan of Arc vibes — in a good way.

 

And now for the worst. It’s actually kind of sad when celebrities get it this wrong. For one thing, they’re paying stylists a ton of money to fuck them onto the “Worst Dressed List.” But also, you can tell when they’re posing on the red carpet that they think they totally nailed it. Sorry, guys. Better luck next time.

 

Mary J. Blige in Versace

 

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Let me start this by saying I really do love Mary J. Blige. But the girl’s a serious fashion victim. I honestly can’t remember one time I thought she didn’t look ridiculous. I mean, Mary J. loves herself a fedora. And remember the “Family Affair” video? Just tragic. Last night, she tried to amp things up with a Versace gown, but just looked like a kind of sloppy Greek goddess.

 

The Olsen Twins in vintage Paco Rabanne

 

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It honestly baffles me how I spent so many years worshiping the Olsen Twins. I used to seriously — and I mean this in a literal way — take notes during their shows and straight-to-VHS movies, trying to outline how to dress as cool as them. Of course, Mary-Kate spawned the whole bohobo thing, which I readily adopted for a few seconds. But that was like, 2006, and now, the whole oversized thing with way too much jewelry is just kind of depressing.

 

Cara Delevingne in Dior Haute Couture and Bulgari jewelry

 

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We have to forgive Cara Delevingne for this look, because she clearly couldn’t see herself in the mirror with that headdress. The Dior Haute Couture gown looked like a giant fishnet stocking.

 

Madonna in Jean Paul Gaultier

 

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Oh, and about those fishnet stockings — apparently, Madonna also got the memo. The sad part is, this look actually could’ve been good if it weren’t for its entire top half. Though, she gets some points for her crown — it was epic.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Dolce & Gabbana and Jennifer Fischer jewelry

 

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At least no can ever say that Sarah Jessica Parker doesn’t go for it. Out of every celebrity, she always leans fully in to the Met Gala’s theme. Unfortunately, this year, it didn’t do her any favors.

 

But of course, for all the good and bad looks this year, there were also a few WTF moments. I mean, what’s a celebrity event without a nip slip or some self-aggrandizing? I’m looking at you, Jaden.

 

Frances McDormand in Valentino

 

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I actually wanted to like Frances McDormand’s Valentino look, if only for the fact that when a reporter asked her about the religious theme, she replied, “I’m a pagan.” But alas, it wasn’t enough to make up for this trainwreck. I will say, though, if I had to imagine what a pagan high fashion look would be, it wouldn’t be too far from this.

Katy Perry in Versace

 

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I’m not sure if this is a real WTF moment, it’s just bad — and really big.

 

Kim Kardashian in custom Versace and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry

 

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This one’s a WTF for a different reason. See, I actually liked Kim Kardashian’s Versace dress, but I feel like it was kind of understated — at least, for the Kardashian-West clan. With the religious theme and everything, I figured Kimye would show up decked out in t-shirts with their faces screenprinted on them. “No, you’re brilliant Kanye,” “No you are Kim.” Ah, what a love story.

 

Grimes in who cares because she’s dating Elon Musk?

 

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I know. What? Grimes showed up in a sloppy dress and those platform Marc Jacobs shoes we’ve already seen everywhere for like, two seasons. But for someone who prides herself on being weird, the weirdest thing she’s ever done was show up to the Met Gala with Elon Musk, only to reveal that they two are actually dating.

 

Last but not least: Jaden Smith in Louis Vuitton and carrying his own gold record

 

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I really didn’t think Jaden Smith would go this far. Oh wait, yes I did. The singer showed up wearing Louis Vuitton and holding his own gold record. We get it, bro. You’re super smart and way too philosophical for the rest of us pesky humans. But even Kanye isn’t this blatant.

Oh well, at least we have awhile until we have to see what Jaden Smith will wear next year.

 

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.

 

Katy Perry Is Being Attacked for Telling Her Teacup Poodle to Chase Koalas

Katy just can’t seem to win these days – the pop star is now under fire for saying “Let’s go chase some koalas, Nugget” to her teacup poodle, Nugget, in a commercial for the Australian retail brand Myer.

Apparently, dogs attacking koalas is a huge problem in Australia: The Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection reports that appoximately 110 koalas are killed by dogs every year just in that region.

In Miss Perry’s defense, that environmental analysis also says “dogs over 10kg were responsible for 96 per cent of attacks on koalas.” Nugget is a micro teacup poodle. She certainly weighs less than 22 pounds.

Still, people are not happy. “Perry is a role model to so many young people, and this just destroys all the good work we do to try to encourage people not to let their dogs come into contact with koalas,” said Claire Madden, a wildlife vet, to the Courier Mail. “Katy Perry I challenge you to come and spend a day with me (a wildlife vet) and learn first hand why your comment should NOT be streamed across the nation.”

A Myer rep also told the Courier Mail that “We are aware of comments in relation to Katy Perry’s Witness: The Tour advertisement and a particular reference made to koalas. We are currently removing the material which references koalas.”

Poor Kat really can’t seem to catch a break lately. Better take a look at the controversial ad and see for yourself what all the fuss is about:

Watch Katy Perry Talk About Cultural Appropriation

Katy Perry’s bizarre and oddly relaxing weekend livestream to promo her new album Witness set aside the live therapy sessions and Jesse Tyler Ferguson yoga for a talk that was long overdue. Situated in the coziest room of all time, Katy sat down with Black Lives Matter activist and apparent rainbow sock enthusiast DeRay Mckesson to talk about cultural appropriation, learning from her mistakes, and the friend who showed her Webster’s Dictionary definition of a feminist (it means equality).

The talk was held as part of Mckesson’s podcast Pod Save the People and, although the clip released is only two minutes of an hour-long conversation, it’s a lot to unpack. In the video, Perry reflects back on the cornrow-and-watermelon video for “This Is How We Do,” the geisha performance at the American Music Awards, and the friends (or “empowered angels”) that set her straight.

“I listened and I heard and I didn’t know,” she explained. “I won’t ever understand some of those things because of who I am. I will never understand, but I can educate myself and that’s what I’m trying to do along the way.” While we wait for the full interview to drop on Twitter, check out the controversial clip below.

Katy Perry’s Severed Head Looks Flawless On Cover Art For New Song

Katy Perry has dropped the single art for her forthcoming new song, “Bon Appétit,” out tomorrow, and she looks really good. The cover image features Perry’s decapitated head nestled on a platter among some fresh fruit, while the hands of Migos, who are featured on the new track, each reach for a snack.

Speaking to E!Perry called the song “pretty sexual,” so we’re gearing up for some intense potential banana and whipped cream wordplay. We’ll also likely get to hear the song live next month, when Perry joins Dwayne Johnson on SNL May 20.

Earlier this week, the queen of glossy pop surprised fans by emailing out a recipe for the “World’s Best Cherry Pie,” ending the email with “Bon Appétit.” So maybe we’re about to get some serious American Pie vibes with our next Top 40 anthem. Who can say?

Check out the cover art below:

Compliments of the chef: 4.28.17

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Lil Yachty’s Remix of ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ Is Getting Us Through This Day

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Lil Yachty just dropped a remix of Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm” on SoundCloud, and it’s truthfully one of the main reasons we’ve decided to keep fighting the good fight this Wednesday.

Take a listen, below:

Yachty shared the fun news over his Instagram account:

Thank You Katy Up Now On My SoundCloud.

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Perry’s hit, which has reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, is the lead single off her forthcoming fifth studio album. Lil Yachty, meanwhile, plans to release his first record, Teenage Emotions, later this year.

Katy Perry Releases a Haunting New Snippet from Upcoming Album

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The teasers for Katy Perry’s upcoming fourth studio album continue – this time with a fifteen-second clip of an untitled track that seems to tackle the same sort of zombie-like state she croons about on “Chained to the Rhythm.”

“‘Cause every day’s the same/ Definition of insane/ I think we’re running on a loop/ Déjà vu,” wails Perry in the slightly ghostly tune. Listen:

 

So far, it seems Perry will be taking her Katy Cats in a less bubbly, more eerie, politically charged direction. In a recent interview with PEOPLEKaty said:

“I’ve given up on what people think of me. I have a great group of people around me that I listen to and value their opinions.”

No word yet on an album release date, but if the new clip is indicative of a larger production style, we’re excited for a whole new batch of chill KP melodies.

Katy Perry Wakes From a 50s Candy-Colored Trance in Amazing ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ Video

Katy Perry is back, and she may have more of a political message to deliver with “Chained to the Rhythm” than we’d originally realized.

In her new song’s music video, out today, we see our fave pop-rock crooner happily skipping through a utopian (later, dystopian) 50s amusement park titled, in Orwellian fashion, “Oblivia.” After pricking her finger on a rose and hearing the powerful lyrics of Skip Marley during the song’s bridge, Perry is awakened to the fact that everything is not as glossy and bubbly as it seems. She stares at the cutesy world around her with newfound horror and confusion: this is not a theme park where people are actively and consciously choosing what makes them happy, but where park-goers stand blindly in line, like zombies, waiting to run on human hamster wheels.

The song’s lyrics: “So comfortable, we’re living in a bubble/ So comfortable, we cannot see the trouble” feel instantly profound – this might not be just another party banger after all, but a song imploring America to wake up, to realize that just because things may be running smoothly in some liberal city or quiet small town doesn’t mean others aren’t struggling with oppression, misogyny, ans systemic racism all around us.

Check out Perry’s new video below:

Katy Perry Goes for an On-the-Nose Approach in “Rise”

Katy Perry has released a new music video, for her single “Rise,” which she performed at the DNC last week and is being used for Olympics promos: essentially, the poster child for music we didn’t really want to listen to but which will inevitably be cemented in our minds thanks to, you guessed it, capitalism.

In her video, Perry takes a certain on-the-nose approach that only pop stars really seem to have the artistic taste to carry out: in a song about “rising up” where some of the repeating lyrics are

When you think the final nail is in,

Think again.

Don’t be surprised –

I will still rise.

Perry centers her visual approach around dragging a giant parachute through a canyon and muck until, finally, she does what no one could have possibly guessed: rises up into the air and flies away to her happily ever after!

The video is directed by Paul Gore. Get used to the song, as it will be all over your living room starting tonight at 7:30 PM EST with the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremonies.

Check it out below.