Fug File: Fugs

Royally Played, the Duchess of Cambridge in Alexander McQueen, Michael Kors, and Roksanda

A full day of shenanigans for Kate, beginning with her opening the new garden at Hampton Court, taking a pit-stop for a lunch reception at one of her charities celebrating their opening a new center for children’s mental health, and ending with her visiting her new pictures in British Vogue at the National Portrait Gallery. As far as Hampton Court goes: WE WERE JUST THERE. No, literally. We were at Hampton Court less than two weeks ago! I got to turn meat on a spit! If you could have just moved your schedule around, Kate, it would have been ever so helpful.

We are going to do a larger write-up of our trip very soon, but Hampton Court is beautiful.  I mean, look at this:

There is also a hedge maze! You know I love a maze!

While I’m waxing poetic, actually, the National Portrait Gallery is also amazing (it is there, a few years ago, that I saw this amazing portrait of Idris Elba which I carry in my heart always, and also in my phone) and it has a bar on the top floor with great views. I am always looking to make sure that you have had sufficient champagne. This Vogue exhibition looks quite diverting, so please one of you, go see it and then go upstairs and sloshed for me, please, and provide a full report. See? Diverting!

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Met Gala Well Played: Zendaya in Michael Kors

She is selling this.

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Met Gala Fugs or Fabs: The Fannings and the Olsens

In other words, let’s look at what two sets of sisters wore to this event. (Obviously, we already covered the Sisters Knowles.) Spoiler: These four are a bit Zzz.

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Met Gala Masked Carpet: Zoe Kravitz in Valentino

Talk about not phoning it in.

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Met Gala Fug or Fab: Kate Bosworth in Dolce and Gabbana

Kate Bosworth making sure that her headpiece is on straight makes me giggle:

MET Costume Institute Gala 2016

My favorite part of big events like this, where celebs are all jammed into the same space for two hours and cannot escape the cameras, are these little human moment from celebrities who so often don’t want to look human. Fixing their headpiece, making faces in the background, trying not to fall down the stairs. It humanizes them; it is appealing.


MET Costume Institute Gala 2016

She sort of looks like an Edwardian robot, which under any other circumstances might be a problem, but on this night may have been exactly what she was going for.

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Met Gala Fug or Fab: Brie Larson in Proenza Schouler

I’m sorry, I just got distracted for a moment by the woman behind her. The back of that dress has got a lot going on! (Wise to dress 360 for the Met Gala, where you KNOW you’re going to end up in the back of someone’s snaps.) Anyway. Brie:


This is cute? It both reminds me of the Prada dress Carey Mulligan wore to this event several years ago — which I loved — and those Gucci frocks that everyone has been wearing lately, and Brie’s own Golden Globes dress, despite sharing a designer with literally none of those things. I actually admire a lot about this: It’s dramatic, but you can walk, eat, and pee in it;  it’s vaguely futuristic, but she’s not going to look back at this in 10 years and wonder what the hell she was thinking; and I’m never going to complain about giant-ass paillettes. (The Paillettes is the name of my new girl group, I just decided.) I traditionally love Proenza — I saw one of their shows at the Armory like 100 years ago that was sincerely transportive — but I do wonder if this might not be ENOUGH for someone who just won an Oscar? Convince me otherwise.

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Met Gala Well Played, Naomi Watts in Burberry

It seems I am utterly incapable of resisting Naomi Watts in a strapless shiny column dress. But what can I say? We all have a type!

MET Costume Institute Gala 2016

I think this is magical, and it also looks as if it’s made of the metallic plates they staple to the outside of the Space Shuttle for Science Reasons. Like, this dress is gorgeous on her and if she and Liev attach it to the roof of their townhouse today, they can probably bring down energy costs. It’s a win-win!

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