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Red Carpet Rundown: The Met Gala 2018
Red Carpet Rundown: The Met Gala 2018Welcome to this year’s Met Red Carpet Gala, which lived up to its “Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” premise by being so direct yet so broad a theme that it essentially required a level of participation where you were either wearing Catholicism cosplay or probably off the brief! You got us again, Catholicism, you sneaky thing.…
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2017 Met Gala
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2017 Met GalaThe most increasingly-frustrating red carpet event of the year happened last night! Once again, it was time for the Met Costume Institute Gala, celebrating another exhibit that honors landmark designers and iconic moments in the history of fashion; once again, the celebrities ruined it all. There’s an inherent tension on the red carpet between fashion professionals and the increasing celebrity presence.…
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2016 Met Gala
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2016 Met Gala I knew the Met Gala was gaining steam as a mainstream cultural event, but I didn’t realize how much it had entered the fray until I heard 1) that E! was going to be streaming the red carpet live, and 2) that Anna Wintour had forbidden any social media once inside.…
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2015 Met Gala
Red Carpet Rundown: The 2015 Met GalaThe Met Gala was last night – the place where fashionistas and stars gather to decide who among this group of staggeringly rich adults is capable of dressing to theme. Of course, it’s one thing to dress to theme when that theme is, say, punk, or Charles James. But this year’s exhibit is titled “China: Through the Looking Glass,” and is – depending on who’s talking – a history of Chinese fashion and its influence on design in the West, or an exploration of the effects of the Western gaze on perceptions of China and Chinese fashion.…
Red Carpet Rundown: Met Costume Institute Gala 2014
Red Carpet Rundown: Met Costume Institute Gala 2014Last night, the murky power plays of the fashion world and the transparent power plays of the film and television world came together for the Met’s Costume Institute Gala, a single gloriously awkward night of designer patronage in every sense of the word. This year’s honoree was Charles James, perhaps the master of midcentury American formalwear.…
Red Carpet Rundown: Met Costume Institute Gala 2013
Red Carpet Rundown: Met Costume Institute Gala 2013So, in a hilarious prank the Costume Institute decided to play on the red-carpet industry this year, it made the tentpole exhibit for 2013 “Punk: From Chaos to Couture,” and then told all the fashion and media luminaries who were attending that the dress code would be Punk. Oh, what a laugh it must have been in the Museum offices, listening as the screams of the Look Pretty Industry filled the air!…