Met Gala

The 2015 Met Gala Theme Is 'Chinese Whispers.' Yes, We're Serious. What's Anna Going to Wear?

Sep/12/2014 at 01:30 PM ET

As soon as the press release hit our inboxes this morning announcing that the 2015 Costume Institute Gala would be themed “Chinese Whispers” (and co-hosted by Jennifer Lawrence), the texts were fast and furious. The gist of our conversations? “What on earth … are people going to wear?” After seeing the ways stars “punked out” of the punk-themed 2013 Met Ball and the ridiculously boring interpretations of this year’s opulent Charles James theme, we can only assume next year is going to bring us uncomfortably off-color takes on “Chinese Whispers” (we can’t stop saying it) or a bunch of celebs playing it way too safe.

One definite wild card? Anna Wintour. Will she go in China doll regalia? Wear a dress printed with ancient watercolor patterns? Dress up in a full dragon costume? Just kidding, she’s going to wear a fitted, cap-sleeve gown, likely with a floral print, as evidenced by her past three Met Gala ensembles.

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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

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Taylor Swift on Her Cat's Attempt to Destroy Her Met Gala Dress: It Was Like a Crocodile Attacking an Antelope on National Geographic

May/15/2014 at 10:30 AM ET

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Taylor Swift and her cat Meredith both seem to have a soft spot for ball gowns — which Swift found out with near-disastrous consequences the night of the Met Gala, when Meredith went after her gown.

“I’ve never seen more fashionable people lose their composure quicker than when a cat walks up to a satin, custom Oscar de la Renta gown and then decides to make a home inside of it,” the singer told PEOPLE of the cat’s Met Gala antics while at the Keds Style Icons Event at Nordstrom at The Americana at Brand.

“She just passed, dug her claws in and started to roll … like when you see a crocodile attack an antelope on National Geographic,” explained the star, 24. “That’s what she tried to do to the dress.”

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Luckily, Swift’s little ball of fur — who “fancies herself as quite a hunter” — didn’t cause any real damage to the “Red” singer’s frock. Said Swift, laughing, “She’s a chubby housecat. She’s not very strong!”

Aside from the near feline-fashion disaster, the rest of the getting-ready process for fashion’s biggest night went off without a hitch.

“I got ready with Karlie [Kloss],” Swift said. “We were both wearing Oscar de la Renta, and we kind of shared a hair girl and got ready in a hotel room. It was so much fun getting ready with one of your best friends.”

Has your pet caused any near fashion disasters? Would you have killed to get an invite to Swift and Kloss’s pre-party? Weigh in below!

–Melody Chiu

Sarah Jessica Parker and Anna Wintour Rate the Met Gala Mens' Style: Watch Now!

May/08/2014 at 04:12 PM ET

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The Met Gala has come and gone, but one question has remained unanswered: What did Vogue editor Anna Wintour really think of all those men flouting her “White Tie and Decorations” dress code and coming in (gasp!) black tie instead? She and Met Gala co-chair Sarah Jessica Parker (that’s them above, with fellow co-hosts Aerin Lauder, Bradley Cooper and Jonathan and Lizzie Tisch, co-founder of Suite 1521) joined Seth Meyers on his show to discuss just how that very haute receiving line feels — and their reaction to some of the male attendees who didn’t quite get the dress code right.

“I had no idea how much panic this would cause men, but the best email was from Tom Ford, who dressed many of the handsome men there Monday night,” Wintour said. “Not only did hundreds of men ask him what white tie meant, they were confused by decorations. There were a couple of people who asked if they were Christmas Tree decorations.” Meyers wanted to know just how off-base stars including Tom Brady, Kanye West and co-host Cooper were — so he pulled up their images on-screen for fashionistas Wintour and Parker to critique.

RELATED PHOTOS: See the best-dressed ladies at the Met Gala!

Which black-tie wearing star got a pass because his date was so gorgeous? Who got pegged as wearing “Brooklyn white tie?” And did Meyers escape their cold, appraising eye? Check out the video below and tell us: What did you think of their judgments? And wouldn’t you pay to see the Wintour/Parker comedy college campus tour? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

–Alex Apatoff

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Met Gala 2014: Ivanka Trump's Ridiculously Glamorous Photo Diary

May/08/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

While the annual Met Gala is technically about art, for attendees (and onlookers, too!) it’s really all about the gowns. Ivanka Trump, 32, is well-acquainted with the world of N.Y.C. society and haute couture, and even she gets excited for fashion’s biggest night. Below, Trump shares an inside look at her getting ready process, walking the red carpet and hob-nobbing with Hollywood’s elite inside this luxurious affair.
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Whoa! Rihanna's Met Gala Afterparty Dress Has a Very Revealing Rear View

May/06/2014 at 07:16 PM ET

Rihanna usually sticks to one theme when it comes to red carpet dressing, and that’s “showing off as much skin as possible.” But the style risk taker even managed to one-up herself Monday night, changing from a Stella McCartney crop top (those abs!) and skirt design at the Met Gala to a golden dress (also by the designer) at the afterparty that has one of the lowest backs we’ve ever seen. Warning: the photo below may be NSFW. Read More

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Met Gala 2014: As Soon As They Could, Stars Changed Into Pants

May/06/2014 at 05:13 PM ET

At a Met Gala for which the theme was “White Tie and Decorations,” we weren’t surprised to see a lot of extremely haute gowns hitting the red carpet. And since extremely haute gowns tend to come with a great deal of discomfort, we also weren’t surprised to see many attendees changing into different looks for the afterparty (à la the Oscars). Of course, plenty of stars just changed into less cumbersome — but still super-glamorous — dresses (Diane Kruger, Reese Witherspoon and Rihanna come to mind), but the biggest trend this year was doing a total style 180° altogether and attending the afterparty in casual pants.
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