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.

 

Lana Del Rey ‘Doing Fine’ After Fan Attempts to Kidnap Her

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A fan armed with a knife and two concert tickets attempted to kidnap Lana Del Rey at her show in Orlando Friday night, The New York Times reports. An Orlando Police Department tweet posted Saturday reveals that officers took 43-year-old Michael Grant into custody a block from the Amway Center, where Del Rey had been scheduled to perform that night.

 

Officials determined Hunt to be a credible threat after “cryptic and threatening” posts on social media. He was not able to ever make direct contact with the singer.

In a public statement responding to the attempted kidnapping posted yesterday on Twitter, Del Rey revealed that she’s “doing fine” and thanked fans for their well wishes. She’s set to perform tonight in Atlanta.

Her full response:

Lana Del Rey’s ‘Cola’ Is Reportedly About Her Rejecting Harvey Weinstein

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Harvey Weinstein appears to be embroiled in every corner of the entertainment industry: Page Six now reports that Lana Del Rey’s “Cola” is about the disgraced film executive.

Indeed, when Del Rey wrote the song in 2012, she was reportedly responding to Weinstein’s advances upon her. The lyrics: “I’ve got a taste for men who’re olde r/ It’s always been so it’s no surprise / Harvey’s in the sky with diamonds and he’s making me crazy / All he wants to do is party with his pretty baby.”

The song was written ironically, however. Page Six reports Del Rey was not at all interested in Weinstein: “She rebuffed him, she had a boyfriend,” an unnamed source explains.

After learning of the song’s lyrics, however, Weinstein apparently “went bananas and insisted Del Rey change the them, which she did, removing Harvey’s name, so the line now goes, ‘Ah he’s in the sky with diamonds and he’s making me crazy.’”

Del Rey’s camp has yet to comment on the reports.

 

Lana Sadly Drives Away From a Long-Haired Man in ‘White Mustang’ Video

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Lana’s just dropped the music video for “White Mustang,” and the best word to describe it is simply classic.

Lana wears a flowy floral gown. Lana straddles a man on her living room floor. Lana sips a cocktail. Lana drives away into the night while a long-haired man pursues her.

It’s certainly not anything to suprising from our Lady of Lamentation, but it’s the kind of scenarios Del Rey does best, and we’re here for it. There’s also a lot of thigh caressing, which is really fun.

“White Mustang” is off Lana’s latest album, Lust For Life, which has also seen the release of videos for the title track and “Love.” Take a look below:

Lana Del Rey Blasts the ‘Little F*ckers’ Who Leaked Her New Album

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If you’ve got a lust for life, it may be best to simmer down for a minute or face the wrath of Lana Del Rey. We know you’re simmering with barely-contained excitement for her long-awaited Lust for Life album, but seriously, don’t go looking for it, you “little fuckers.”

Security has been surprisingly tight for the fourth album from the sleepy-voiced songstress, with critics not even getting advance copies before Friday’s release. Yet, that didn’t stop a record store in Canada from giving some groupie love to its customers (and provided one massive summer bummer to Lana Del Rey) when it started selling the record early, according to Reddit. As with any premature release, it soon leaked everywhere and was found on torrenting sites last night. When the news of the leak reached Del Rey on Twitter, the singer’s stoic and laid back persona gave way to a hilariously sharp reaction:

“I’m so known for having everything leak,” she told Zane Lowe last week on Beats 1. “I like things to be a surprise, and I love a schedule. I don’t like that kind. That is so annoying”

The album drops on Friday and, while we don’t condone being a “little fucker” and finding an early copy, we will say that (hypothetically, of course) the song featuring Stevie Nicks is everything we’ve ever wanted. With that said, catch up on the sleepy, summertime videos she’s released so far as you count the days until Friday’s official release and preorder the album, here.

Lana and The Weeknd Get Cozy On The Hollywood Sign in ‘Lust For Life’ Video

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Lana Del Rey’s video for “Lust for Life” is, at long last, here, and it’s as gloriously odd and sensual as we could have ever hoped. Naturally, there are white lace gloves galore, as well as lots of erotic touching with The Weeknd and some slow motion sprints across the top of the Hollywood sign.

The Weeknd looks particularly dashing in a suit and circular glasses as he slowly pulls Lana’s neck ribbon off of her and lets it flutter away into the evening wind. For her part, we were impressed with Del Rey’s dance moves at the beginning of the video, where she appears to be recording in a studio before she rushes into the night to join her lover on the ‘H’ of ‘Hollywood.’

Take a look at below:

 

Lana’s album of the same title is due out later this summer, her first in two years. She’s previously released the glorious galactic video for her other single from the new batch, “Love,” available below:

Listen to Lana’s New Song ‘Coachella – Woodstock In My Mind’

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Lana’s just released another new song, possibly off of her upcoming Lust For Life, titled “Coachella – Woodstock In My Mind.”

It’s in classic fashion a sorrowful, mopey, and brilliant song about youth, and death, and love. While she sways in the festival’s crowd, she wonders how the world can celebrate amidst so much injustice.

“I’d trade it all for a stairway to heaven,” she sings. “I’d trade the fame and the fortune and the legend, I’d give it all away if you’d give me just one day to ask him one question.”

She appears to be singing about wanting to speak with God regarding what’s happening to the future of the world. But that’s just us hypostulating. She could just be what we’ve always known her to be – sad at a music festival.

Lana teased the song in an Instagam post from last month, writing: “I’m not gonna lie- I had complex feelings about spending the weekend dancing whilst watching tensions w North Korea mount. I find it’s a tightrope between being vigilantly observant of everything going on in the world and also having enough space and time to appreciate God’s good earth the way it was intended to be appreciated.”

I’m not gonna lie- I had complex feelings about spending the weekend dancing whilst watching tensions w North Korea mount. I find It’s a tightrope between being vigilantly observant of everything going on in the world and also having enough space and time to appreciate God’s good earth the way it was intended to be appreciated. On my way home I found myself compelled to visit an old favorite place of mine at the rim of the world highway where I took a moment to sit down by the sequoia grove and write a little song. I just wanted to share this in hopes that one individual’s hope and prayer for peace might contribute to the possibility of it in the long run. Hope everyone has a nice day, with love from California

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Take a listen to the full song below:

LISTEN: Lana Del Rey’s New Single With The Weeknd

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Well, it’s finally here: Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd’s much-anticipated duet “Lust For Life,” the title track off of the former’s forthcoming new album, is soothing out eardrums with it’s sensual, soulful high notes.

“I told you twice, in our love letter, there’s no stopping now, green lights forever,” chants Lana, in what we can only pray is a nod to Lorde’s spring anthem.

In a fun throwback to that song that goes, “It’s getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes,” this song has a prechorus that, naturally, goes: “Take off, take off, take off all your clothes.”

The pair have been collaborators since Del Rey featured on the 2015 Weeknd track “Prisoner.” Lana of course announced the new track with a triple Instagram post:

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Take a listen to the new track below, and get pumped for the album, which we know is “coming soon”:

Lana Del Rey Composes Sad Song On the Way Home from Coachella

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Lana Del Rey certainly had a good weekend, partying at Coachella and wearing a very fun baseball cap/ flannel combo. But the terminally troubled star confessed over Instagram that she had mixed feelings about dancing as tensions between the world’s most volatile nations mount.

“I’m not gonna lie- I had complex feelings about spending the weekend dancing whilst watching tensions w North Korea mount,” she wrote. “I find it’s a tightrope between being vigilantly observant of everything going on in the world and also having enough space and time to appreciate God’s good earth the way it was intended to be appreciated.”

Her conscience drove her to do what any of us would if we had an incredible talent for writing sad song lyrics to a moody-yet-catchy tune: she wrote a song. “On my way home I found myself compelled to visit an old favorite place of mine at the rim of the world highway where I took a moment to sit down by the sequoia grove and write a little song,” she continued. “I just wanted to share this in hopes that one individual’s hope and prayer for peace might contribute to the possibility of it in the long run.”

Take a look and listen below:

I’m not gonna lie- I had complex feelings about spending the weekend dancing whilst watching tensions w North Korea mount. I find It’s a tightrope between being vigilantly observant of everything going on in the world and also having enough space and time to appreciate God’s good earth the way it was intended to be appreciated. On my way home I found myself compelled to visit an old favorite place of mine at the rim of the world highway where I took a moment to sit down by the sequoia grove and write a little song. I just wanted to share this in hopes that one individual’s hope and prayer for peace might contribute to the possibility of it in the long run. Hope everyone has a nice day, with love from California

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