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.

 

Resurrection Summons Fashion Gods With New Retail Store

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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.”

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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.

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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.

9 Photos That Explain Why Katy Perry Is the New Face of Moschino

For those who couldn’t get enough of Katy Perry‘s Kris Jenner-esque hairdo, here it is, featured prominently atop Katy Perry’s head as she stars in the new Moschino campaign. Sidenote: Katy Perry is the new face of Moschino! Moschino, for all its whimsical history, is appropriately headed up by wonderfully wacky Jeremy Scott, a designer to whose work Katy Perry is no stranger. You may know him for his work for Adidas (sneakers with wings anyone?) and his eponymous collection (the pop singer has worn it well — a bunch) and his designs for the Italian house of Moschino. At this point, Perry and Scott must be besties, but is friendship a good enough reason to cast someone in a campaign? Katy Perry has proved her worthiness with her fashion choices over the years. Chains, Barbie, fishnet, glam, and chic outrageous-ness are all part of Perry’s sartorial oeuvre. Here are 9 reasons why Katy Perry is perfect as the new face of Moschino.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insta-Critic: Moschino Gets Hip Hop Happy

If there’s a lesson to be learned from Moschino’s explosive show today, it’s that hip hop’s going nowhere. Designer Jeremy Scott made classical hip-hop references with over-sized clothes (taken to extreme proportions with the added help of inflation), graffiti-print ballgowns, baseball caps, and plenty of heavy-duty gold chains. And just in case Scott’s penchant for splashing Looney Tunes cartoons across clothes seems like a bit of a digression, look again: even Daffy Duck was sporting a flat-top and a whole lot of bling.

@Moschino gang. #Moschino F/W’15 by @itsjeremyscott. #MFW

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Loving @moschino ‘s AW15 Looney Tunes collection

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Looney Tunes on parade

Boom Bang @moschino #MFW

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Shop Moschino SS15 Right Now and Be a Part of the Barbie World

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Now that we’ve all collectively decided we’d like to be a part of Jeremy Scott’s Barbie world, you can now shop parts of the collection right here. While models wore outfits that looked like blown-up replicas of some mid ’90s era Barbies I myself owned, the website has more toned down and casual looks from the collection. Cop my personal favorite, the graphic t-shirt (it’s not that expensive…)
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The 10 Cutest Instagrams You Missed from Milan Fashion Week Day 2

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If you can’t be there, then peeping all the best Instagrams is a close second best.


Saskia De Brauw getting some yoga in before the Fendi show

 


How many hands does it take to do hair at Fendi? Approximately five.

 


An anomaly at fashion week: Michael Carl manages to get a workout in.

 


Cara and Joan doing what they do best at Fendi.

 


Highlighter-as-eyeliner at Max Mara. [Editor’s note: of course Emily, the organization freak, like this — A.S.]

 


Gemma Ward is BAAACK!!!

 


Coco Rocha front row at Moschino, in Moschino.

 


Backstage at Fausto Puglisi.

 


Spotted: Elle Woods at Moschino

 


It’s a Jeremy Scott / Barbie world at Moschino.

Lindsay Lohan Looks Hot, Guys!

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You guys, Lindsay Lohan looks really really good!!!! I mean look at her! Her face looks kind of different? Like not in that way her face sometimes looks different (sorry Linds) but like different-good! Anyway, we are all really proud of her, seriously, she looks hot.  She sat front row at the Moschino Spring 2015 menswear show and wore a dress from the collection and looked really hot in it!!  Keep up the good work, Lindsay, keep wearing those chokers they look really good on you.

Xoxox,

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Moschino Announces New Creative Director

Moschino has announced a new creative director to succeed designer Rossella Jardini.

The new guy in charge? Jeremy Scott. His first collection for Moschino will be the fall/winter 2014.

You may remember Jeremy Scott’s fuzzy teddy bear sneaker collab with Adidas.

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And you can’t have forgotten Moschino’s iconic teddy bear dress.

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This makes sense.