Met Boring: Zoe Saldana

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 3, 2011 06:48:33 May 3, 2011 06:48:33

It’s bright yellow and I’m calling it boring. Because it is. It’s strapless. It’s that trademark Calvin Klein seemingly super-industrial wrinkle resistant material. There’s a belt at the waist. With some flaps at that back. And... that’s it. But... This is Zoe Saldana. Full Story

Best Swift Styling: Taylor Swift

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 3, 2011 06:38:32 May 3, 2011 06:38:32

This may be my favourite Taylor Swift of all time. The way she’s been styled, this might her best ever. And it goes back to what I said about Beyonce – taking her own steeze and twisting it out for the Met Gala on a night for McQueen. That would be the bottom and the structuring of that dress, and that pattern across her body, like a blot that’s spreading out across her torso, reminds me what it looks like to study a stain underneath a microscope, forming what’s certainly not the prettiest shape, with just a hint of ugliness even, without the obviousness of, say, a torture mask on one’s face; and this is a good balance for her, I think –not huge a leap off the cliff, but some movement towards the outer the edge of where she usually lives sartorially. Full Story

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Similar Met Bumps: Kate Hudson & Jessica Alba

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 3, 2011 06:23:30 May 3, 2011 06:23:30

I read somewhere, I can’t remember where, that Alba’s ensemble last night was one of the best. What? This is Jessica Alba, who is pregnant, in a no-colour Ralph Lauren, and I don’t see how this can be characterised as anything other than a mess. Look at that material. You know what that is? Go to Toys R Us. Full Story

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Met Prom: Ashley Greene & Jennifer Hudson

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 3, 2011 06:05:16 May 3, 2011 06:05:16

The Met Gala is not the prom. But you know, without fail, some people come to this thing thinking it’s like their own wedding. This explains why Jennifer Hudson chose Vera Wang. That’s a wedding dress, it’s a prom dress, it’s certainly not a high fashion dress, but then again, Andre Leon Talley once styled her for the Oscars like an asshole so maybe she’s a little gun shy in the sartorial game. Full Story

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Met Fishtails: Beyonce & Christina Ricci

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 3, 2011 05:45:14 May 3, 2011 05:45:14

Have a feeling we’ll be fighting about this one. Christina Ricci is in Zac Posen. It’s exquisite. I mean, from a design perspective, it’s all you want at the Met Gala. Drama, imagination, quality, craftsmanship... But I feel like it might be the right dress on the wrong person. I don’t know that she’s really rising with it. Full Story

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17-off at the Met: Dakota & Saoirse

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 3, 2011 05:31:17 May 3, 2011 05:31:17

I suppose, if there’s anyone who could get away with the Valentino flower tulle explosion worn by Dakota Fanning at the Met Gala it was probably Dakota Fanning. She’s 17. Prom is still within the parametres of her actual experience. But f-ck is this thing ever ugly. And you have to wonder – did they really design this for 18 and under? I don’t think so. Full Story

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Best Met Photobomb: Gisele & Ginnifer

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 3, 2011 05:09:18 May 3, 2011 05:09:18

Check out Gisele Bundchen’s face behind Ginnifer Goodwin last night. Amazing, right? Shall we Photo Assumption? Errrrm... who invited all these Bs? Is that the girl from Twilight with the really bad pixie wig? To be fair, Ginnifer Goodwin is a few steps ahead of Ashley Greene. And her makeup is great. Full Story

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The Costume Institute Gala 2011

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 3, 2011 05:00:00 May 3, 2011 05:00:00

Before we begin blogging the Met Gala and the photos... It’s the Met Gala. So... there’s some license here on the edge if you want it. Drama is good. Weird could be good too. Remember it’s not the Oscars and Los Angeles. It’s New York. And these are Fashion People. And they get it. Full Story

May 3, 2011 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 3, 2011 04:53:21 May 3, 2011 04:53:21

Happy 17th Birthday Mairead with so much love from your sister Deirdre who asked for some Eminem pictures which, as she noted, can be rare. Em performs at Bonnaroo in June. That might be the next chance for new pics. But how about a video? No Love is a great song to run to on my iPod. Please see below. Full Story

Monday, May 2, 2011

Dear Gossips,

Pippa did NOT go home with Harry. We have some work to do yet on that book. And I am still not over the Royal Wedding. I was sad to wash my hair yesterday because it felt like I was washing away the way I wore it on Friday, and London, and the experience.  Read Full Intro

Met Gala Preview: the Royal McQueen

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 2, 2011 14:08:20 May 2, 2011 14:08:20

As noted in the open, the Costume Institute Gala goes down tonight and it’s a tribute to the late Lee McQueen and his label Alexander McQueen. Great timing. On Friday, Kate Middleton arrived at Westminster Abbey in a gown designed by Sarah Burton, the Creative Director of the House of McQueen and now just three days later, McQueen is being celebrated at the most high profile fashion event of the year. Full Story

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