Fugger: Karolina Kurkova

Met Gala Technologically Played: Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa

This dress was a very intriguing gimmick.

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It’s embedded with IBM technology that lets it react to social media emotions — “joy, passion, excitement, encouragement, and curiosity.” The idea being that it would scan Karolina’s social media accounts and change color based on the reactions it detects there. They call it a “cognitive dress,” but unfortunately, the only other color I saw was on her Instagram earlier in the night and then green here:

"Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals

I don’t know what color is meant to match which emotion, but I personally think they should have gone for stronger ones. The lines between joy, passion, excitement, encouragement, and curiosity are murky. The gimmick needs really easy, visible results to drive engagement. They should’ve gone whole-hog with happy, horrified, bored… if you’re going to have a cognitive dress, don’t be afraid to plug it into the WHOLE human experience, even if at some point it glows red with the Internet’s disapproval.

Not that it necessarily would have. It’s a perfectly nice dress. Not the dizzying highs we’ve experienced before from Karolina, but honestly, how often in one lifetime does a person scale that kind of mountain?

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amfAR Gala Fugs and Fabs: The Models

Some bold and bizarre choices were made for this event, and one of the most bizarre ones is that Heidi Klum is totally covered up.

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Cannes amfAR Fugs and Fabs: Brights

In another unexpected move, I NEVER would have picked out that cut or color for Marion Cotillard. Did she and Dita collude to confound the bloggers?

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Met Ball Fugs and Fabs: More Women In Red

We’ve already covered a couple gowns in this shade– Amal Alamuddin Clooney, Karen Elson — but the fact that there are so many left over goes to show that people may have coped with the tricky theme by espousing When In Doubt, Just Wear Red.

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WTF: Karolina Kurkova

I seriously burst out giggling when I saw this:

La Mania Fashion Show

Business on the top, car wash on the bottom. A combo for which NO ONE asked, but we all may have secretly wanted.

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Scrolldown Fug: Karolina Kurkova in Oscar de la Renta

And we’re walking, we’re walking, we’re walking…

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… and we’re stopping. So hard. Those pants bring me to such a screeching halt that I can smell the burnt rubber.

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Fug of Interest: Karolina Kurkova

Well, her shoes are great?

Guests and models at the H&M show for Paris Fashion Week

And she doesn’t need a bracelet? And her face is good. She still has all her limbs. She appears to be able to walk under her own power. She’s ALIVE. She’s in PARIS. There ARE things to celebrate here.

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