Zac Posen has been teasing shots of a literally lit gown for tonight's Met Gala, and now it's confirmed that Claire Danes is the one wearing the dress.
Danes has attended Met Galas in years past, but never wearing something quite like this. Last year, she wore a dark green Valentino gown, and in 2014, she wore an Oscar de la Renta burgundy-and-pale-pink ballgown. It's safe to say this is probably her riskiest — and most exciting — red carpet look to date.
Unsurprisingly given the theme of fashion and tech, Danes isn't the only one wearing something as over-the-top: Marchesa designed a "cognitive dress" that responds to social media reactions surrounding the event. That one's on Karolína Kurková.
See the full gallery of all the best looks right here, which includes Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Amy Schumer, Lupita Nyong'o, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and so many more.
Just two seasons old, the up-and-coming brand Monse hit a big milestone on Monday night: dressing Carrie Bradshaw Sarah Jessica Parker for the Met Gala. The actress wore a white Monse coat with some dramatic ruffles sticking out of the sleeves, matching white breeches, and blue heels of her own design. Like a luxury pirate at a wedding. Or a Hamilton cast member.
While other designers aren't wrong to take social media heavyweights like Gigi Hadid and Selena Gomez as their dates, SJP demands a different kind of respect — at this point, she qualifies as one of the Met Gala's grand dames. Remember 2006, when she attended on the arm of Alexander McQueen and the two twinned out in tartan? Remember that Philip Treacy fauxhawk she wore to the punk-themed benefit in 2013? Remember the headpiece she wore last year? Dressing Parker isn't a small win, especially for a brand as new as Monse.
Founded by Oscar de la Renta veterans Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, Monse debuted at New York Fashion Week last September. It couldn't have gone better: not only did Kim and Garcia's professional pedigree attract high-powered fashion types to the show, but their collection impressed those in attendance. The elegant, slouchy clothes, which emphasized classic shirting twisted off the shoulders and tied at the waist, won a good deal of critical approval and promptly got picked up by retailers like Bergdorf Goodman and Net-a-Porter.
Though reviewers found Monse's sophomore collection to be weaker than its first, the brand isn't ready to drop off the industry's radar just yet. Thanks to early support from celebrity stylists, Monse has accumulated a solid amount of mainstream exposure. Lady Gaga, Kate Bosworth, and Sienna Miller have all worn the brand; Selena Gomez has done so multiple times. At Vanity Fair's Oscar Party this year, Brie Larson wore a peachy velvet gown from Monse's fall 2016 collection to tote around her Best Actress award. (She started off the evening in heels but later subbed those out for Converse, which is a perfect endorsement of Monse's vision of "relaxed glamour.")
And now Sarah Jessica Parker. May the hype never end.
Like Neil Diamond and Eddie Murphy before it, Eurovision is coming to America. The European song contest, which functions like a big talent show that people actually want to attend, will air its grand finale live in the U.S. for the first time this year, on May 14, on Logo. For those not yet indoctrinated in the Eurovision spectacle, contestants from across Europe and Eurasia have been singing for the pride of their countries since 1956. The amateur efforts can veer toward the schlocky, but the likes of ABBA won in 1974, so it's no more embarrassing than your average American karaoke-show ripoff. So quiet that national ego, hit the couch, and pick a pretty flag.
With all the excitement of Lemonade's premiere last weekend, it's easy to forget that — oh yeah, there's a world tour, too. Last night in Miami, Beyoncé kicked off her long-awaited, 41-stop Formation tour with custom looks, cheeky merch, and (obviously) incredible music.
According to reports, in between songs like "Sorry" and "Run the World," her band also played Prince's "Purple Rain" as a special tribute, while the audience sang along. Beyoncé also reportedly dedicated her final song, "Halo," to Jay Z and Blue Ivy, saying "I want to dedicate this song to my beautiful husband. I love you so much. Blue, I love you so much."
Then, there was the fashion. Bey shared this video, where you can see her first look in motion:
DSquared2 founders Dean and Dan Caten shared the sketch of the look they created for her, which is made of a Victorian-inspired embroidered bustier with velvet, puff-shouldered embroidered sleeves, a broad-brimmed hat, and leather and lace gloves:
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The Beyhive also shared a photo of the tour merch available for fans, which includes t-shirts and phone cases that say "Boycott Beyoncé," a nod to the people who called for a boycott of the singer after they deemed her Super Bowl performance "anti-police."
The Cheesecake Factory is — weirdly — a favorite of NBA players and, apparently, Drake. One would think that millionaires would find somewhere else to eat, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Earlier today, Genius’ Lauren Nostro conducted an investigation into Drake’s love for the family dining establishment. She found that Drake has been spotted there at least 10 times.
Drake himself isn’t exactly one to hide his love for the Cheesecake Factory. VIEWS track "Child's Play" contains the following lines: "Why you gotta fight with me at Cheesecake / You know I love to go there / Say I'm actin' lightskin, I can't take you nowhere / This a place for families that drive Camrys and go to Disney / They don't need to know all of our business."
Ok, Drake. The Cheesecake Factory wasn’t one to let this go without a tweet. (Unlike Red Lobster, which took Beyoncé’s endorsement of the restaurant as a sex reward and came out with this lame tweet.) This image was posted to the company’s Twitter earlier Friday. It appears to show a helicopter airlifting a massive cheesecake to Drake as he sits atop Toronto’s CN Tower. We hope that this is not just an empty promise, but that one day soon we too will be able to order cheesecake via helicopter.
Happy Friday Everyone. This week sure flow on by fast. I can't believe we are already at the weekend again. On Wednesday night Ant and me went to the movie's with some friends. We all went and saw Captain America Civil War.
When we made plan to see the movie. I knew right away that I want to wore my Avengers T-shirt. Since it is the only shirt I own with Captain America on it. To make it more girly this time again. I put my hair in a mess bun. Add some red earring and my red high heel. Then I was ready to see the movie.
I hope you all have a great weekend. My weekend will be spent working and packing my suitcase for an upcoming trip I'm taking to Italy.
“The Costume Institute’s spring 2016 exhibition, presented in the Museum’s Robert Lehman Wing, will explore how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear.
With more than 150 ensembles dating from the early 20th century to the present, the exhibition will address the founding of the haute couture in the 19th century, when the sewing machine was invented, and the emergence of a distinction between the hand (manus) and the machine (machina) at the onset of mass production. It will explore this ongoing dichotomy, in which hand and machine are presented as discordant tools in the creative process, and question the relationship and distinction between haute couture and ready-to-wear.”
It all seems a little esoteric and airy-fairy to us – and it’ll probably make for a lot of fairly broad interpretations on the Met Gala red carpet next week. But it really doesn’t matter because look at all the gorgeousness on display:
Chanel | Chanel | Iris van Herpen | Iris van Herpen | Yves Saint Laurent
Christian Dior | Issey Miyake | Hussein Chalayan | Christian Dior | Christopher Kane
CAN’T WAIT to see this exhibit.
And who knows? Maybe this will be the year Anna Wintour convinces everyone to go fabulously experimental for the Met Gala.
[Photo Credit: Andrew Toth/Getty Images, Michael Loccisano/Getty Images – Video Credit: The Met via YouTube]
Has God decided to punish Kyle Richards, the former child actor, boutique owner, and long-haired demon of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? As mortals and sinners confined to this wretched Earth, that's not for us to know. The Daily Mail reports, however, that bees swarmed Kyle's fashion boutique yesterday.The evidence is here.
Joined by Prince cover artists Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum, D'Angelo honored the late music icon Tuesday night with a poignant rendition of "Sometimes It Snows in April." The trio performed the Parade closer on The Tonight Show, with Rudolph and Lieberum providing backup vocals, D'Angelo playing the piano, and the last verse receiving a slight lyric change. "I often dream of heaven and I know that Prince is there," D'Angelo sang. "Maybe he's found the answer to all the April snow."
When Keanu Reeves's representatives were first asked if he had any interest in being in the new comedy Keanu, about a kitten with his name, they politely declined. But once the real-life Keanu's sister saw the trailer, she told him he had to get involved. Director Peter Atencio told the Los Angeles Times, "...Apparently, his sister showed him the trailer and said, 'Hey, you gotta see this. You’re gonna love this!' He flipped out and got in touch with us directly to say, 'If there’s anything I can do, let’s make this work.'" Actor Keanu was in Italy filming John Wick 2 at the time, so he recorded his kitten dialogue from a studio Rome, and it was added in. The rest is hiss-tory. Haha. Read the full interview with Atencio here.
Following Prince's death, his former backing band the Revolution has announced that they'll be reuniting. The video that appeared on Brown Mark's Facebook shows members Bobby Z., Brown Mark, Matt Fink, Wendy Melvoin, and Lisa Coleman together again. “We have decided, after spending three or four days together now grieving over the loss of Prince, that we would like to come out and do some shows,” says Melvoin. The group is coming together for the first time since 1986, but no official dates have been announced.
"Everyone in the world is probably playing Prince on their iTunes right now: blasting it in the office, listening to it on the subway, or having a goofy dance party in their rooms." this makes me feel so much better
Just 45 minutes after news broke that Prince died on Thursday, he reached No. 1 on iTunes in the album and song categories. "Purple Rain" is currently the No. 1 song on iTunes, with "Little Red Corvette" at No. 2, "When Doves Cry" at No. 3, "Let's Go Crazy" at No. 5, and "I Would Die 4 U" at No. 10. His greatest hits album The Very Best of Prince is No. 1 on iTunes. That's just one of the many ways Prince is taking over iTunes. As of this writing, the soundtrack to Purple Rain, The Hits/The B-sides, and 1999 place second, third, and fourth on the top albums, with Sign O' the Times at No. 6. The video for "Black Sweat" is No. 2 in the music video category. The film Purple Rain is at No. 17 on the movies chart. Everyone in the world is probably playing Prince on their iTunes right now: blasting it in the office, listening to it on the subway, or having a goofy dance party in their rooms. It's a testament to how much his music moved people.
THIS. VIDEO. also yes, song is very nsfw, the video is maybe nsfw?? like there's definitely bee humping happening
Hahah OH GOD I hope you didn’t click on that before reading this because this song is extremely NSFW. Watching this at work would be a bad idea because first it will make you giggle and then it will make you feel, as Kimmy Schmidt would say, “like, your crotch gets a headache?” It reminds me a bit of Nine Inch Nails’s “Closer,” and not just because of that thumping, looping, pulsating, almost grinding bass line. I’m talking about the very sexual nature of the imagery, which is basically high-def fauna-on-flora porn, set to syncopated triplets (we’ll let “hus-ba-land” slide, because it works). A bee unfurls its, um, proboscis, and uhh, pollinates a pink flower cavity dripping wet with dew, and gets ahhh, pollen all over its little bee face. On top of all, that a wiggle after-effect reminds you to feel like you’re being jackhammered.
Oh also the lyrics, lol. The first half of the song is Killer Mike and El-P trading verses about sexing, interpolated with an utterly ridiculous hook (“dick in her mouth all day”). But don’t be offended yet—Gangsta Boo gets hers, as a rapping, anamorphic VENUS FLY TRAP, which, when open all the way, looks like a full, estral swelling. Wait for her chorus.
You’ll probably need to blink a few times to fully take in all of that hotness, because those grandaddy long leg lashes are so long that they probably reached through the screen and tickled your eyeballs.
That beauty before you who is delivering some “three martinis at a leisurely lunch before spending her dead husband’s money at Bergdorf’s” glamour is international treasure Sir Patrick Stewart in complete rich lady drag. Sir Patrick became Dame Patricia Stewart to promote his show Blunt Talk in Hollywood last night. (Again, Blunt Talk is sadly not a talk show where Sir Patrick gives us his thoughts on important events while smoking on a fat one.) Some people think that Lady Patricia looks like Dame Helen Mirren. I mean, Dame Patricia sort of looks like a Helen Mirren pantyhose doll that was made with extreme care. But to me, I see Bernadette from Priscilla’s younger and more glamorous sister who married rich several times and smells like fresh-out-of-L’egg pantyhose, rouge and Jean Nate after-bath splash.
I could stare at Dame Patty’s tweezed-by-the-Gods eyebrows forever, but she’s even better when she’s giving us her full look from wig to toe:
Patricia is the kind of grandma of the bride who can get the groom to call off the wedding just by winking at him. Get it, Dame P!
Troll dolls will never, ever die. MAC just announced a new summer makeup collection devoted solely to the so-ugly-they're-cute toys of your childhood, which were invented in 1959 and then experienced a '90s revival.
Everything '90s is coming back, so sure, MAC, go ahead with the troll doll makeup. This collection will launch online on July 28th and in stores on August 4th.
What does a "MAC Good Luck Trolls" collection look like? Lots of neon colors, of course. The troll doll hair-inspired options include lime yellow, blue, and frosted hot pink lipstick, with names like "Bubble Butt" and "Midnight Troll." For eye shadow, choose between bright pink, white, mustard yellow, and cobalt blue shades, along with plenty of glitter options. The collection also includes brushes, and all the products are priced between $16 to $43.
"The Good Luck Trolls have evoked love and joy since the 1960s. We are so happy we can put the spotlight on them again. MAC Cosmetics celebrates pop culture and fantasy – and brings these enchanting characters to life – through this eclectic, bright-hued collection," MAC senior vice president/group creative director James Gager said in a statement.