Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Dear Gossips,

I LOVE the MET Gala. I’ve covered it twice for etalk. It’s the best b-roll of the year. It’s the best dress porn. It’s non-stop fashion masturbation. And amazingly, even though the theme was China: Through The Looking Glass, and it could have been a disaster, it ended up being one of the strongest showings in a while, even though, as I predicted, there was a chopsticks incident. Thanks Nicki Minaj.

Before we begin (and argue), just a quick word on MET Gala criteria. This is not, as Joanna noted, a state dinner. Not the Oscars. It’s OK to play. Play!!! Some played by the invitation – which is why there was so much red, gold, and green. All lucky Chinese colours. And… um… verging on tacky? I’m OK with this for this year. Because, well, think of it like a Chinese wedding.  Read Full Intro

Smutty Tingles

May 5, 2015 17:05:41 Posted at May 5, 2015 17:05:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Just a quick note about today – there are a lot of articles spread over several pages. Please scroll down all the way, click View Older to get to all of them. The first post I put up last night was Anna Wintour. Once you see her, you’ll know that’s the beginning!

Thanks for all your comments and tweets today! Keep sending to us! This is a wrap on the MET Gala until tomorrow. I have to shoot a live show now and then crash. Back early on Wednesday!

Madonna is not forgiving Drake (Dlisted

Colin Firth and Edward Norton at the MET Gala (Just Jared

Naomi Campbell in Burberry at the MET Gala (Cele|bitchy

LeAnn Rimes’s hair alarm (Celeb Dirty Laundry

Selena Gomez in a good mood before the MET Gala (Hollywood Tuna

LOVE Hilary Duff’s bag (Popoholic

Chloe Sevigny was a mess at the MET Gala (Go Fug Yourself)  

Robin Thicke: DTF on the plane (Jezebel

Justin Bieber: Co-Best at the MET Gala

May 5, 2015 16:59:02 Posted at May 5, 2015 16:59:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Larry Busacca/ Jamie McCarthy/ Dimitrios Kambouris/ Rabbani and Solimene Photography/ John Lamparski/ Getty Images

We can fight about everything else. But we can’t fight about this. There’s no debate. Even though it’s Justin Bieber… What he’s wearing here, custom Balmain by Olivier Rousteing is everything that the MET Gala was supposed to be last night. Double dragons up the sleeves? The double-breasted shirt?!?! The DOUBLE-BREASTED SHIRT!!! THE DOUBLE BREASTED-SHIRT!!! The fit of the pants? There is no Chinese person on this planet who isn’t down with this. Full Story

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Sarah Jessica Parker: Co-Best at the MET Gala 2015

May 5, 2015 16:46:16 Posted at May 5, 2015 16:46:16
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Dimitrios Kambouris / Kevin Mazur/ John Lamparski/ George Pimentel/ Getty Images

Bless her. She gets it. She gets it so much that she jokes about it. She jokes about all the crazy sh-t she’s worn in the past. She laughs about having to do yoga moves in the car on the way there just to accommodate the outrageous pieces she’s put on her body…on her head. So of course it was SJP who wore a Philip Treacy headpiece inspired by a ceremonial Chinese bride. Full Story

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Reese Witherspoon: MET Gala 2015 Worst Dressed

May 5, 2015 15:33:41 Posted at May 5, 2015 15:33:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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TIMOTHY A. CLARY/ Jamie McCarthy/ Taylor Hill / Larry Busacca/ Getty Images

She’s the one I’ve been alluding to the whole time when asking the question – why are you there if you’re not there to play? Joanna described it as a state dinner dress. She’s right. Reese Witherspoon, in this red column, is going to the White House. It’s a fine dress for a White House dinner. Full Story

Zendaya: Best MET Surprise

May 5, 2015 15:26:11 Posted at May 5, 2015 15:26:11
Duana Posted by Duana
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JOCE /Bauer-Griffin GC Images / Larry Busacca /Dimitrios Kambouris /Rabbani and Solimene Photography /Getty Images

Zendaya is my best MET surprise. I mean, finally. This is what we’re talking about when we talk about the MET Gala. This is a COSTUME, but also a dress that you fervently wish you could wear in real life. She looks like the Khaleesi.  Yes, I know that this is not something that could work on someone who’s older than Zendaya, which is practically everyone. Full Story

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Solange’s Star Wars MET Pearl

May 5, 2015 15:03:25 Posted at May 5, 2015 15:03:25
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Kevin Mazur/ Larry Busacca/ Dimitrios Kambouris/ Rabbani and Solimene Photography/ Getty Images

YES, Solange. YES. This, as I’ve noted on several previous occasions, is what Solange should be putting all her efforts into. LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL THING. Giles is the designer. And isn’t this exactly why fashion is art? The interpretation? Because a lot of people are describing this as sci-fi, an homage to yesterday’s May the Fourth. Full Story

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MET Cher, MET sheer, and the MET Beyonce distraction

May 5, 2015 14:34:44 Posted at May 5, 2015 14:34:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Ron Galella /Dimitrios Kambouris/ George Pimentel/ Jamie McCarthy/ Rabbani and Solimene Photography/ Getty Images

Can you imagine how excited Marc Jacobs must have been to dress Cher for the MET Gala? Cher, as we all know, is usually associated with one designer: Bob Mackie. Mackie is apparently too busy to design her costumes for her new tour, appropriately titled Dressed To Kill. She was broken up about it a couple of months ago. Full Story

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Rihanna clears out the MET

May 5, 2015 13:58:08 Posted at May 5, 2015 13:58:08
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Dimitrios Kambouris/ Rabbani and Solimene Photography/ John Lamparski/George Pimentel/ Karwai Tang/ Getty Images

This is the dress that spawned the memes. Google it. You’ll find pizza and Big Bird and more and yeah, of course. OF COURSE it should be memed. It was made to be memed. It was made to be noticed and admired and ridiculed. It was made to be a MOMENT. And it had to be HER moment. Rihanna. Who had to have most of the carpet and the staircase cleared out so that she could make her way in. Full Story

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Anne Hathaway: Gold and hooded at the MET

May 5, 2015 13:40:31 Posted at May 5, 2015 13:40:31
Duana Posted by Duana
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Rabbani and Solimene Photography/ Taylor Hill/ George Pimentel/ John Lamparski/ Getty Images

This is what being disliked gets you: Freedom. I’m not joking. Anne Hathaway knows a bunch of people have decided they can’t stand her, as though this is the fourth grade. “Let’s all hate Anne today, OK?” This is not new news anymore, and I’m sure she’s gone through a wide variety of ways in which she no longer gives a f*ck. Full Story

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The Clooneys first MET Gala

May 5, 2015 13:34:05 Posted at May 5, 2015 13:34:05
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Rabbani and Solimene Photography/ Dimitrios Kambouris/ Taylor Hill/ George Pimentel / Kevin Mazur/ TIMOTHY A. CLARY/ Getty Images

Ever since they arrived in New York I’ve been rubbing up the Gossip Genie for it, for Amal and George Clooney to show up at the MET Gala. How could it not happen? Anna Wintour was at their wedding. Anna had the Clooneys seated at her table. Anna Wintour supervised Amal’s fitting with John Galliano for Maison Margiela!   AMAL CLOONEY BEING FITTED BY JOHN GALLIANO FOR TONIGHT AT THE MET GALA. By @MarioTestino #MetByTestino #MetGala #AmalClooney #JohnGalliano @maisonmargiela Full Story

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Sienna’s red MET tuxedo

May 5, 2015 13:22:07 Posted at May 5, 2015 13:22:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Rabbani and Solimene Photography/ Andrew Toth/ Dimitrios Kambouris/ Kevin Mazur/ Getty Images

This was close, I have to tell you. It was close to be the Best for me. And if it were any other year, or event, sh-t, it probably would have been. But this is why Sienna Miller is so worth waiting for. I want to remember this look. I promise to remember it all year and keep coming back to her as a standard for comparison. Full Story

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Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen: So dark at the MET, lah

May 5, 2015 13:06:32 Posted at May 5, 2015 13:06:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Kevin Mazur/ Taylor Hill/ Rabbani and Solimene Photography/ Getty Images

I’ll channel Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians & China Rich Girlfriend “Singlish” for this post about Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen who decided maintain their funereal style – which, ordinarily, I’m into – for the China MET Gala… Alamak! Such bad luck, lah. Full Story

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Jennifer Lawrence’s two MET dresses

May 5, 2015 12:55:16 Posted at May 5, 2015 12:55:16
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Taylor Hill/ George Pimentel/ Larry Busacca/ Daniel Zuchnik /Getty Images

Hated what Jennifer Lawrence wore to the MET Gala main event, especially as one of the co-hosts. Is it limiting, this Dior deal? Duana wrote earlier about Emily Blunt, about assuming Emily was more fashion forward than she actually is because, hilariously, she was in Devil Wears Prada. And I feel like I’ve done the same with Jennifer because her personality is just so not aligned with what she’s been wearing. Full Story

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