Keri Russell: MET Gala green feathers

Duana Posted by Duana at May 5, 2015 10:49:06 May 5, 2015 10:49:06
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“Do you want to do Keri Russell?” Lainey asks. She knows I’ll say yes, because I love Elizabeth Jennings so much, and weirdly because none of you are watching the show, it seems as though The Americans is my personal secret, and further seems as though only I can write about women who pronounce their names “Carrie” today. Full Story

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Lady Gaga: Empress at the MET

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 5, 2015 10:42:23 May 5, 2015 10:42:23
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I wrote earlier about the Empress Dowager Cixi in the Fan Bingbing post – click here if you missed it. Fan Bingbing was what I imagined a modern Cixi would look like. Lady Gaga, in Alexander Wang for Balenciaga, however was probably the closest interpretation of the outer robes that Cixi wore in her own time. Full Story

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Kerry Washington: MET too sweet, too pretty

Duana Posted by Duana at May 5, 2015 10:34:02 May 5, 2015 10:34:02
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This is not the thing. It’s not because it’s pink, or because it’s big. Because as we all know, this is a costume gala and big and over the top are totally fine. But this is wrinkly and shiny and not done up like the more exuberant of courtesans, which is where you must go if you’re doing this, and the hair and makeup are sweet and pretty, which WE KNOW Washington can do. Full Story

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Jessica Chastain: MET Most Frustrating

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 5, 2015 10:04:27 May 5, 2015 10:04:27
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Jessica Chastain wore gold Givenchy at the MET Gala. She also wore Givenchy at the Oscars. I don’t ever want to see that dress again but if you do, or if you can’t recall it, click here for a refresher. As I said at the time, I love her. Full Story

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Carey Mulligan: MET Gala wrong shoes

Duana Posted by Duana at May 5, 2015 09:54:04 May 5, 2015 09:54:04
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I like Carey Mulligan from afar better than I like it up close. One of the best things about her is that she always kind of seems amused in pictures – I think it’s just the way she places her mouth – but this utterly matte lip works for that. She looks amused.  But I feel like there was a whole thought put into this look, which is very Red Queen from the Looking Glass, red notwithstanding, and then put it with sensible pumps. Full Story

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Olivia Munn: MET Gala ombre

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 5, 2015 09:47:37 May 5, 2015 09:47:37
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This J Mendel on Olivia Munn is a shrug for me…at the MET Gala. At the Golden Globes? All over it. The falling sleeves really flatter the shoulders. And it’s still sexy without being tight and clingy. What do you think of her nails though? The matching ombre. Too much?   LOVING my ombre nails to match my @jmendel dress #metball Full Story

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Karen Elson: MET Gala Also-Ran

Duana Posted by Duana at May 5, 2015 09:34:40 May 5, 2015 09:34:40
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Karen Elson looks awesome, but her night was ruined as soon as SJP hit the carpet, because she became the ‘other’ one in a headpiece. Every dramatic move that Elson made – big red skirt, big gold necklace, who are we kidding, that tiara, which under any other circumstances would have been a showstopper – is in serious ‘what else have you got?’ territory, primarily because with such a wide reaching theme, you have to go pretty far to be the one on the extreme side. Full Story

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Rachel Weisz: Worst MET Disappointment

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 5, 2015 06:50:05 May 5, 2015 06:50:05
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Was it a last minute decision? Like, she wasn’t intending to go but decided to go anyway and just yanked something serviceable out of the closet that didn’t need to be pressed? Then again, it’s Chanel. I’ve no doubt Rachel Weisz has some Chanel lying around but this is couture so… it probably wasn’t yanked from anywhere. Full Story

Allison Williams at the MET Gala: her best dress

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 5, 2015 06:26:23 May 5, 2015 06:26:23
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Allison Williams doesn’t usually do it for me on a red carpet. And I don’t often enjoy a red dress on a red carpet either. Especially this shade of red, where you can’t tell the difference between the dress and the carpet. Also, tulle. Don’t have much time for it. But I quite like this choice. Full Story

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Michael B Jordan’s first MET Gala

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 5, 2015 06:16:03 May 5, 2015 06:16:03
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Well done. Michael B Jordan is the male counterpart to Courtney Easton. They’re both in Dolce&Gabbana. And it’s the fabric that sets this apart from just a regular tuxedo. It’s luxurious. It’s old and modern at the same time. It has to be worn with confidence. And this guy…clearly… as we’ve seen on several occasions lately, he has the flash. Full Story

Eddie Redmayne & Hannah Bagshawe: MET Gala black & white

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 5, 2015 06:03:03 May 5, 2015 06:03:03
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Julia Roberts. That’s who popped into my mind when Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe arrived at the MET Gala. Julia Roberts at the Oscars. Winning at the Oscars in vintage Valentino. I just feel like annoying you so I’ll post this to get you going:  Full Story