FKA twigs & Robert Pattinson: Penis & Tea Hands at the MET
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What did I say yesterday when I wrote about FKA twigs and Robert Pattinson making their red carpet debut at the MET Gala? I said I wanted her to go rogue. Well, she wore a Christopher Kane dress with a dick at the slit. That’ll do.
When I was in London a couple of weeks ago, Lorella and I went to the Victoria and Albert Museum for the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit. If you get a chance to, you should. It’s been masterfully curated to highlight his genius. The first few rooms of the gallery feature a selection of his early pieces on loan from some of his regular buyers – you can see the loving wear and tear on several of them. Still, the construction is marvelous. One of these pieces is an exquisite jacket, on which a renaissance painting is screened back to front, in cut pieces. This Christopher Kane dress reminds of that, though maybe not quite as sophisticated. And the hand reminds me Pattinson’s own delicate hands…what I call his tea-pouring hands…about to tweak her nipple? It might not be your flavour but it’s better than a column dress, isn’t it? And when you’re at the MET Gala, walking the carpet for the first time with your fiancé, it’s definitely a statement. Next time though I would choose a different shoe.