Behind the Scenes with Cass Bird at the Met Gala

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Nevermind the fact that Kate Hudson (whose dress I love even more now that I truly see it!) is casually wielding a wrench in the ladies (turned unisex) bathroom at the Costume Institute Gala, held the other night; I have always been a fan of Cass Bird‘s cucumber-cool fashion photography, and I thought this was fun.

See the whole slideshow here.

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Claire Danes at the Met Gala 2016

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Of course, OF COURSE, the inspiration for my future wedding dress has come from the Met Gala red carpet in the form of Claire’s mind-boggler of a frock. Zac Posen, what is this wizardry?! Watch it move here.

This year’s Costume Institute event celebrates the opening of the Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology exhibition at The Met, and usually celebrities try to play around with the theme in the wardrobe department; but honestly, I feel like 70% of them just threw their hands up at the last minute in despair and rocked any safety net of a draping this or body-hugging that. Oh well. More cake for Claire.

*For various little reasons though, I have special shout-outs to Will.i.am for motherf*cking “hau(t)ech” showmanship; Katie Perry for drama (I suppose this was the best Rihanna 2015 try-hard of the night, I don’t know); Bella Hadid and her gothic nuclear cloud of a train; (surprisingly) Kate Hudson, for more futuristic wedding inspo; Willow and Jada Smith for  just rocking up as futuristic and woke as they already are generally; HAIM, mm, just more sibling love as before; Emma Watson for structured madness in the form of the most dramatic pants (yes those are trousers); Zoe Kravitz for flying wonderfully off the rails, not just via the wings on her back, but also via her shoes;  Alexa Chung for foregoing discomfort and just being chill about it; to Zendaya for the glorious fit of that f*cking thing; to Pyper America Smith for shocking me with, um, H&M; a regal Sofia Sanchez (because I am already headed to the fabric store to recreate that cape); Ciara, because look…; to Rita Ora for pretty much filling Beyonce’s gap but looking boss doing it, can’t deny; and Tabitha Simmons for regal attempts.

Also, Solange Knowles should have just worn what she wore to the After Party, and an after-partying Anna Cleaveland is a girl I want to get to know better. x

 

Vetements Reworked Puffer Coat

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Because it’s about to get dismally hot out here, and because about this time in 2014 I was puffing it hard in NYC at the close of one of its coldest-ever winters/springs, and because I love and will miss layering, and because hashtag recycling…this Fall 2015 look from the Rihanna-approved French brand is on my mind. It’s actually made from several North Face jackets sewn together. I wouldn’t exactly style it like that (maybe more like…), but… so badass. For now available here.