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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Dear Gossips,

I hate it when people call it the “MET Ball”. It’s probably an irrational gripe. But we all have our personal style guides. And for me, the right way to say it is the MET Gala. And whenever I hear it referred to as the “MET Ball” my inner eyes roll, the way they roll when someone uses “anyways” instead of “anyway”. It’s ANYWAY.

Anyway, now that that’s out of the way, the MET Gala 2016. As expected, there was SO MUCH METAL. Which, I guess, is how most people interpreted the theme? The theme for this year was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. So the vast majority decided to dress up like robot mannequins. What do you do when you know that everyone will be dressing up like robot mannequins? Do you, too, dress up like a robot mannequin, or do you apply a different interpretation to the theme? Similarly, how do you approach a fashion roundup when it ended up being a parade of tin-dresses? What’s the criteria here?

Let’s check in with the actual exhibit at the Costume Institute for their specific description of the gallery:

The Costume Institute's spring 2016 exhibition…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. 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 (and) will present a series of case studies to unravel the hand/machine conundrum. At the center will be an installation of toiles and prototypes presented as garments in the making or "monuments to ideas." Emanating from this presentation will be a series of rooms based on traditional métiers of the haute couture, including embroidery, featherwork, artificial flowers, pleating, lacework, and leatherwork, which will be presented alongside versions that incorporate innovative processes, such as 3D printing, computer modeling, bonding and laminating, laser cutting, and ultrasonic welding. A room dedicated to the ateliers of tailoring and dressmaking will reflect the traditional division of a maison de couture.

I’m not reading the Jetsons from this, are you? What I’m reading is tradition vs innovation. Classic vs modern. Old school vs new jack.

So just because someone decided to come in silver doesn’t mean they met the standard. And if someone didn’t come wearing aluminum, it doesn’t mean they failed either. With that in mind, shall we proceed with the dress porn? There was good porn and there was sh-t porn. There was also why-didn’t-you-stay-the-f*ck-home? porn. We’ll get to her eventually. But let’s start with the night’s host, Anna Wintour in Chanel.

I can’t lie. I love this dress. It might be my favourite of all her MET Gala dresses. And in this case, while presiding over the evening, I think she hit it. Because it looks like it could be vintage in its craftsmanship but also technology-assisted in the detail.

As always, fashion is an argument. So please, I want you to yell at me via email at [email protected] or on Twitter @laineygossip.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Dear Gossips,

The First Monday In May, the documentary about last year’s MET Gala, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this week. The star of the film, obviously, is Anna Wintour. She apparently oversees every detail and puts a lot of energy into not just who sits where and beside whom but also who sits where and who they can see.  Read Full Intro

The First Monday In May

February 23, 2016 14:34:20 Posted at February 23, 2016 14:34:20
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David M. Benett/ Darren Gerrish/ Luca Teuchmann/ John Phillips/ Getty Images

What is it? One of the best nights in gossip – the MET Gala. And now it’s a film. The First Monday In May was shot last year leading up to and during the MET Gala, with Anna Wintour’s full cooperation, and will open the Tribeca Film Festival in April. A trailer was released yesterday. Full Story

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Posh & Becks at Anna’s dinner

February 9, 2016 14:51:37 Posted at February 9, 2016 14:51:37
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Ron Asadorian/ 247PAPS.TV/ Splash News

Victoria and David Beckham were photographed yesterday leaving Anna Wintour’s dinner party ahead of NYFW. Anna had other designers there like Michael Kors and Vera Wang. According to photographers, Brooklyn Beckham came to meet them and he and David headed to the airport afterwards. So then like an asshole I wondered whether or not Posh needs Becks around for Anna. Full Story

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Brange Ballerina

November 5, 2015 15:45:53 Posted at November 5, 2015 15:45:53
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Wenn, Kevin Mazur/ Dimitrios Kambouris/ Grant Lamos IV/ Gary Gershoff/ Getty Images

It’s Brange Week! Angelina Jolie was presented with the Wall Street Journal Innovator Award last night in New York. She and Brad Pitt attended the event and hung out with Robert De Niro and Anna Wintour. Tonight, as you know, By The Sea opens AFI Fest so they’ll be back in Hollywood on the carpet once again. Full Story

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Smutty Social Media, Tuesday November 3, 2015

November 3, 2015 21:30:41 Posted at November 3, 2015 21:30:41
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JLo making dinner for Leah Remini – anyone remember that interview with JLo and Ben? Of course you do. It was a classic moment in gossip history – she cooked at their rental home in Vancouver. I remember he cracked a joke about watching her in her natural habitat and it went over her head and I knew then they were doomed. Full Story

Serena & Drake’s hand kiss

September 16, 2015 13:22:44 Posted at September 16, 2015 13:22:44
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247PAPS.TV/ AKM-GSI/ Splash News, Grant Lamos IV/ Thomas Concordia/ Fernando Leon/ Getty Images

I’m still choked about Serena last week. I’m also choked that people are blaming Drake. They don’t give her enough credit when she wins and they can’t even give her credit when she loses. But while I can’t move on, she obviously has. Serena Williams presented her Signature Collection by HSN yesterday at NY Fashion Week. Full Story

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Smutty Social Media, Friday July 10, 2015

July 10, 2015 19:41:43 Posted at July 10, 2015 19:41:43
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FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/ Elisabetta Villa/ Franco Origlia/ Agostino Fabio/ Getty Images

Of course I Can’t Ariana Grande’s brother is going to jump in and paint her as a victim. Of course it’s being labeled as harsh judgment. Of course he used the hashtag #weforgiveyouariana. Of course they won’t acknowledge how unbelievably rude and entitled she acted. Full Story

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This should have been your date, Bradley Cooper

May 27, 2015 19:41:32 Posted at May 27, 2015 19:41:32
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Irina Shayk is back in London after hanging out in Cannes last week. Last night she attended the gala for Bradley Cooper’s Elephant Man. I’ve heard she’s actually been there three nights in a row to watch him perform. For actors and their partners, is that like going to watch your partner’s baseball/hockey/basketball/football games? I used to go watch Jacek’s beer league matches. Full Story

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