Fugger: Karolina Kurkova

Cannes Fugs and Fabs: The Rest of the amfAR Gala


Mischa’s hot streak continues, Heidi Klum tries to make amends for past canary-colored sins, and SHARON STONE IS NOT PRESENT WHY GOD WHY.

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Fugs and Fabs: The Met Gala Afterparty


Because some of those gowns were NOT long-term prospects. But not all the changes were upgrades.

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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:

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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:

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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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