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Quotable: This model usually does her own hair and makeup (but not for the Met!)


While we’ve already fawned over the yellow vintage suit Coco Rocha wore to the Met Gala, her pink-tinted curls and bright makeup deserve just as much attention. While the model likes to do her own hair and makeup whenever possible, she rallied a team of professionals for Monday’s event. Rocha told People Magazine: Read more »

Get the look: Channel January Jones’, Coco Rocha’s and Solange Knowles’ Met Ball outfits with 10 sunny picks under $100


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The spectrum’s sunniest shade made its appearance not once, but thrice on the red carpet at last night’s Met Gala—full-lengthed and peplumed a la January Jones‘ Versace and Solange Knowles‘ Rachel Roy numbers respectively—and thoroughly modernized in the form of Coco Rocha‘s vintage Givenchy jumpsuit, a proud purchase from the estate of none other than Elizabeth Taylor (NBD)! Today, we’re showing you how to get the look for near-bottom basement prices. Get inspired!

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We share first impressions of the Impossible Conversations exhibit and ask: Are you a Prada or a Schiap?


Last night on livestream, when one Met Gala-goer after another swore they were only really wearing that $50,000 look to the Oscars of fashion so they could sneak-peek “Impossible Conversations, I almost believed them. The Metropolitan Museum’s daring pairing of a designer exhibit is that good: Schiaparelli, meet Prada; Prada, meet Schiaparelli. Hello, two most seminal fashion designers who also happen to be badass women. Themes of beauty, vulgarity, femininity, labour and play are explored deftly, with sometimes-ingenious curation and a script that tells you just enough to make you want to go to the library. The similarities between the two designers, whose work was separated by a half-century, are remarkable. Their differences are fascinating.

Baz Luhrmann‘s film, which pairs a real live Miuccia with a startling facsimile of Schiap, played by Judy Davis, plays those imagined “conversations” in segments throughout. The looped aphorisms bring to mind another iconoclastic fashion ghost, Diana Vreeland, whom you might call the Phantom of the Met (it was she who introduced such exhibits to the Costume Institute, and curated them for 12 years). I imagine that Vreeland, with her contradictory ideas of chic, could have mediated their disputes about whether fashion is art, for example. The rest of us will have to pick sides.

And so, welcome to Impossible Choices, in which you decide whether you’re Team Prada or Team Schiaparelli. Everybody wins! Bonus: the answers reveal secrets about the exhibit, which runs at the Met from May 10 to August 19.

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Met Best Dressed: Our 10 favourite looks from last night’s Gala red carpet


Well, the biggest night in fashion came and went, and all we have to show for it are some seriously hilarious memories from listening to the paparazzi over livestream (“That picture was great, except for the idiot behind you!” and a knockout top 10 of red carpet getups. From the extreme (hello, Karolina Kurkova‘s full-body shine!) to the ultimate coup (Coco Rocha sported a vintage Givenchy suit once owned by Elizabeth Taylor!) we countdown our favourites starting with none other than Queen Bey in spellbinding Givenchy:

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Fashion news: The Olsens’ new venture, Daphne’s tips on Met Ball dressing


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The Olsens are adding another facet to their fashion empire⎯with an e-commerce styling service. [Vogue UK]
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Fashion news: Carine styles Chanel, Kate nixes Galliano, DvF does GAP


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Racking up the post-Vogue departure stylist gigs, Carine Roitfeld styled the upcoming Chanel campaigns. [WWD]
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Red carpet round table: The best and the worst of the Met Gala


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Now that fashion week, the Globes and the Oscars are all done, we’ve been starved for serious red carpet action for the past couple of months. Last night’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala in New York at least promised to give us fodder for red carpet punditry. The theme was American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity–the exhibit currently on at the Met’s Costume Institute and the most awaited guest of the evening was the American fashion force Lady Gaga. She didn’t show up on the red carpet and the result was a mostly-expected line-up of dresses. (Though even Gaga wore an Armani bodysuit that was near-identical to the one she wore at the Oscars, so yawn.) Diane Kruger’s blazingly white Calvin Klein was the clear winner of the evening, but Gap’s “collaborations” with Rodarte, Sophie Theallet, Thakoon and Alexander Wang were an almost universal disappointment.

After the jump, features director Leah Rumack, fashion market editor Sarah Casselman and I dish on the best, the worst and the most, um, interesting ensembles of the night. Read more »

Fashion news: Fern Mallis leaves IMG, Jefferson Hack takes your questions and Gap does gowns (sort of)


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Fruit of the Loom and Amazon have tackled different cup sizes with a range of mix-and-match bra cups.[Racked]

IMG senior vice president Fern Mallis, New York Fashion Week’s planner since the event began eighteen years ago, is stepping down to start her own consulting company–her first client is IMG. Stephanie Winston Wolkoff has been named fashion week director–a brand-new position. [The Cut]

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