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Beyoncé's Most Memorable Outfits Make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Guess Which Ones!)

Jul/22/2014 at 12:12 PM ET

All eyes are on Beyoncé this week. Okay, that’s nothing new for her, but the beyhive is extra buzzy for two reasons. First, she’ll be revealing the first exclusive trailer of Fifty Shades of Grey Thursday (cue the ‘Is she on the soundtrack?’ speculation), and second, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum just announced they’ll be displaying her best outfits from the past 10 years as part of a new exhibit. This is a first for the museum: She’s the first star to get an exhibit without actually being in the Hall of Fame herself. (It’s only a matter of time!) Read More

Met Gala 2014: Are We Sure the Theme Wasn't 'Crop Tops?'

May/05/2014 at 10:01 PM ET

Met Gala crop topsDimitrios Kambouris/Getty(2); Evan Agostini/Invisi

Charles James was a highly meticulous designer known for his enormous, elaborate and over-the-top glamorous gowns that were made to be worn to the fanciest balls on either side of the Atlantic. So we can’t say we expected the interpretations of his style at this year’s Met Gala to include wide swaths of skin. But plenty of stars — from those as demure as Anna Kendrick to those as wild as Cara Delevingne (both not pictured) — chose to expose their midriffs while paying homage to the designer.
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Met Gala 2014: Taylor's Cat Attack, Chrissy's Outrageous Extensions and More Sneak Peeks Before the Big Night

May/05/2014 at 06:13 PM ET

Chrissy Teigen getting ready for MET GalaCourtesy Chrissy Teigen

Tonight’s the big night! The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala (newly renamed the Anna Wintour Costume Center and otherwise known as the Fashion Prom) is only hours away and we have spent the day finding the best social moments that you can’t miss. With tables full of makeup, animal attacks and beauty teams galore, it’s crazy to see how much work has lead up to tonight’s event.

RELATED: See all the Met Gala coverage so far — and everything from tonight!

Who had your favorite social moment of the night? Let us know in the comments below!

–John Soper

Exclusive Details on Zooey Deschanel's Met Gala Dress

May/07/2013 at 01:36 PM ET

Zooey Deschanel Tommy Hilfiger Met Gala 2013 GownCharles Sykes/Invision/AP

If the definition of punk is standing up against the establishment and being counter-culture, then perhaps the seersucker Tommy Hilfiger gown Zooey Deschanel wore to Monday night’s Met Ball did in fact fit the theme of the evening.

We chatted with Hilfiger about the unexpected choice and he says, “The dress was an original, quirky and fun take on the punk theme.” He tells PEOPLE the creation is a “special design for Zooey,” who — by the way — we hardly recognized when she first hit the red carpet. (Blame it on the fact that her until-now omnipresent blunt bangs were swept to the side.)

“She wanted to be really involved,” Hilfiger adds of the process behind creating the summery blue-and-white gown. “It was a lot of fun to collaborate with her on the design. We were inspired by the seersucker looks from our Spring 2013 collection.”

We never thought we’d see seersucker at an event focused around the words chaos and punk, but Hilfiger swears, “[It's] a perfect match for Zooey’s sense of style.”

And we will give Deschanel one thing: That hot-pink safety pin Edie Parker clutch is certainly a nod, albeit a cutesy one, to the night’s theme.

What do you think of the Tommy Hilfiger gown Zooey Deschanel wore?

–Zoë Ruderman

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3 Trends Spotted at the Met Gala: Spikes, Gloves & Punktastic Hair Color

May/07/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

After you’ve clicked through all the amazing (we use that word in a good and bad way) looks stars wore to the annual Met Ball, scroll down to see the punk-ish style themes that kept popping up on the red carpet.

Jessica Alba Met Gala 2013Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty; Stephen Lovekin/Filmmag

SPIKES: There was perhaps no trend more ubiquitous than these bad boys. Jessica Alba (carrying a Christian Louboutin clutch) and Cameron Diaz (in a golden belt) looked ready to skewer vegetables for a barbecue, while Cara Delevingne reminds us of a sexy porcupine in her sharply studded Burberry gown.

Beyonce Kerry Washington gloves Met Gala 2013Wireimage; Rex USA; Getty

GLOVES: Unlike those spikes, we never could have predicted the presence of these ladylike accessories at Fashion Prom for Punks. But Kerry Washington and Beyoncé wore them with their gowns. And then there was Kim Kardashian, who wore gloves attached to her dress and in the same print.

Lily Collins hair Met Gala 2013Kevin Mazur/Wireimage; Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty(2)

PUNK HAIR COLOR: Lily Collins (rocking blue streaks), Diane Kruger (who dip-dyed her ponytail pink) and Alicia Keys (with red highlights) are giving us flashbacks to the Manic Panic-fueled days of middle school. Wonder if any of them, including Kerry Washington with her purple-ish mane, will keep the color after the Ball has ended.

Which of these trends would you consider trying?

–Zoë Ruderman

Coco Rocha Shares an Insider's Perspective on the Met Gala

May/08/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

Coco RochaJohn Angelillo/Landov

Model Coco Rocha earned high marks for her gutsy outfit at Monday’s Met Gala — a sleek Givenchy pantsuit once worn by Elizabeth Taylor — and had a blast at the Ball!

Rocha shared her personal photos with PEOPLE, telling us all about the experience the morning after. Here are some highlights of her big night out, in her words:

Getting ready for the Met Gala was a team effort. At one point we had 12 people in the apartment! I usually do my own hair and makeup for events but for the Met Gala I pay out the big bucks. Everyone who is anyone is there so you want to put your best face forward.

Rocha pumped up her look with curly pink extensions, which were woven into her side ponytail.

When my hairstylist Nico brought the extensions I literally squealed, he had perfectly matched the pink in my vintage Givenchy suit. This was going to be quite the bold look. After about four hours of hair and makeup we realized that James, my husband, had a wrinkled dress shirt so I did some very last-minute ironing like the Suzy Homemaker I am.

Of all the events, I have to say the Met Gala red carpet is most daunting. You have cameras on both sides of you all the way up a red-carpeted staircase. If you turn to one side, the other side boos. You really can’t win.

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Jason Wu Only Wanted to 'Succeed in Fashion'

Jan/11/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

Jason Wu for Target, Michelle Obama
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In only five years, Jason Wu has dressed a First Lady, been inducted into the CFDA and debuted a collection for Target, but that doesn’t mean he’s used to the lifestyle.

“A few years ago all I wanted to do was succeed in fashion,” he reveals on Wednesday’s premiere episode of Out of Character with Krista Smith on USA (airing at 11 p.m. EST). “I didn’t think my work would be in the museum,” he says of the inaugural gown he designed for Michelle Obama, which currently lives at the Smithsonian.

Though he never fathomed Obama would select his dress — and effectively change his life forever — Wu always designs with a person in mind. “I think it’s important to have a connection with the person you’re dressing,” he shares. “Fashion is so personal and I put a lot of me into everything that I do.”

To that end, the designer, who went from a 100-square-foot apartment (“a cabinet”) to a 9,000-square-foot studio in New York’s garment district, is still involved in every aspect of his ever-growing business. “I’m so hands on. I’m on my knees doing the fitting all the time, for every single fitting. I don’t want to miss any part of it, because that’s why I’m in this industry,” he gushes. “I wanted to do that.”

Justine Harman

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