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The Best and Worst of The Met Gala Red Carpet

 

trio-metgalaClaire Danes & Hugh Dancy; Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen; Donna Karan and Calvin Klein

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It’s known as the “Oscars Of The Fashion World“, but I don’t think there would be many gold statuettes given out for some of the looks at the Costume Institute Gala. This year’s event celebrates the work of designer Charles James, known for the “Clover Leaf” dress which is currently on display with 20 others at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The dress code, which included suits with tails for the men, was said to be strict, but it seems a few attendees didn’t get the memo.

Here are the best, and worst, looks of the night.

 

Anna Wintour in Chanel

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One of the carpet’s highlights, Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa

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Everyone waited to see what Lupita Nyong’o would be wearing, but she left a lot of us feeling disappointed. She works this Prada number, but it would have been better if the theme was ‘The Roaring 20s’ or something.

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Emmy Rossum in floral Carolina Herrera

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David and Victoria Beckham in Ralph Lauren

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Zoe Saldana in Michael Kors

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Charlize Theron in Dior

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Kristen Stewart not looking a mess in Chanel

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Sarah Jessica Parker‘s Oscar de la Renta ballgown wasn’t a big hit, but you could tell she was having fun wearing it.

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who we’re going to be hearing a lot about soon.

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Blake Lively in Gucci

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Dita Von Teese with designer Zac Posen

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Model Liu Wen in this gorgeous Zac Posen gown

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Model Arizona Muse in another great Zac Posen look

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Solange disappointed us as well in this 3.1 Phillip Lim dress. She usually slays, and I never use that term loosely, or at all, the red carpet.

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Anne Hathaway in red Calvin Klein crop top thingy.

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Johnny Depp, with Amber Heard. He got it right, but somehow he still looks like he just waltzed off the set of Tim Burton’s next movie.

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Model Joan Smalls in Vera Wang

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend in Ralph Lauren

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Zoe Kravitz in Topshop. We’re not sure about that hair.

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Emma Stone, in Thakoon, with Andrew Garfield

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You know, i’m really starting to like Rita Ora, but her fashion choices baffle me sometimes. This Donna Karan Atelier is alright, and it would have been a lot better without the lace-up shoes.

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Brie Larson in Prada. Miuccia, why would you do this to these girls?

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The always lovely Janelle Monae in Tadashi Shoji

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Gabrielle Union in Prada

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Katie Holmes in Marchesa. On Twitter, I said this dress looked like dried mustard, but I think that may have been too nice.

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Naomi Campbell in Givenchy Couture

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Gisele Bundchen in Balenciaga with Tom Brady

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Erykah Badu looking fly in Givenchy. Pharrell who?

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Maggie Gyllenhaal in your grandmother’s Valentino house dress.

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When not dressed by people that clearly hate her, Kim Kardashian can look really good. She and Kanye West both wore Lanvin.

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Rihanna had one of the best looks of the night in Stella McCartney

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The last couple to arrive, naturally, Jay Z and Beyonce in Givenchy

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So, how do you feel about these get-ups?

Ambassador Wintour, Is Vogue Editor Headed for New Job?

The ever-pinched Anna Wintour

 

Anna Wintour let her support for President Obama be known loud and clear, chairing a number of fundraisers for the leader of her adopted homeland.

Now he may be returning the love by appointing the Vogue editor ambassador to the UK.

To be delicate Ms. Wintour is not known for her diplomacy but a charm offensive may well reshape her public image.  The director of a new HBO documentary, In Vogue: the Editor’s Eye, says Wintour “is accessible, smart and furry.”

 

Insert as many side eyes and as much sucking of teeth as you see fit.

But it does give me an excuse to relate my FAVE Wintour Tale. While conducting an affair during her marriage to David Shaffer (father of Bee) Wintour was spotted by an acquaintance leaving an apartment with her paramour in the wee hours of the morning. Her frenemy noticed the couple because of Anna’s  distinctive chinchilla wrap.  Lesson learned. When having illicit trysts, leave the signature fashion items at home kids!

With her absolute devotion to Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, if the UK gig doesn’t pan out there is always Switzerland.

In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye will premiere on HBO December 6, at 9PM.

 

A Star Studded White House State Dinner

The Camerons and The Obamas

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Some famous faces were invited to the White House State Dinner for British P.M. David Cameron and his wife Sarah. The couple posed with the President and First Lady, both Sarah and Michelle wore beautiful blue dresses. Mrs. Cameron wore a London-based designer, Alessandra Rich, while Mrs. Obama wore Marchesa. The designer of the gown, Project Runway AllstarsGeorgina Chapman was in attendance with her husband Harvey Weinsten. She of course, also wore blue.

Georgina Chapman (Mrs. Harvey Weinstein)

Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour showed up in Chanel, while Idris Elba and George Clooney looked sexy in their tuxes. Clooney, who has been in Washington talking about the troubles in Sudan, got a prime seat next to the first lady.

Sigh. That Anna Wintour Woman
"Daaayum, Girl." - Clooney's Inner Monologue
Oh MY, Idris.

Warren Buffet, Sir Richard Branson, who I imagine showed up in a spaceship, and the star of Homeland Damien Lewis partied at the dinner. Homeland happens to be the President’s favorite show. There were also performances by Mumford & Sons and John Legend.

I need to get invited to one of these, or maybe I could sneak in.