Fugger: Karolina Kurkova

What the Fug: Karolina Kurkova


It’s not that this is the most shocking thing I’ve seen, necessarily.

Karolina Kurkova

I’m just concerned several parts of it are Elizabethan sexual torture devices.

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High Fugshion: Celebs at New York Fashion Week, Part 1


Whatever you think of the middle, I have begun and ended this slideshow as strongly as I know how.

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Tony Awards Fugs and Fab: The Models (And Anna Wintour)


Remember a couple of years ago, when Anna Wintour decided she needed to gussy up the red carpet of the Tonys, and both “consulted” the nominees on their wardrobe and also got a bunch of models invited? I know she helped again this year — at least, she helped “selected nominees,” I don’t know who — but the model count seems to be down. Let’s see how the ones who made the cut did, shall we? (Spoiler: Pretty dang good.)

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Fugs and Fabs: Celebs at the Fragrance Foundation Awards


I believe this event celebrates people who make perfumes, but I wish it were for celebs who smell the best. For example, I fully believe Laverne Cox smells great.

ALSO, while we’re here, I love talking about people’s favorite perfumes. I am personally someone who likes to only wear one scent, day-in and day-out. For years and years it was Yves St Laurent’s In Love Again (which I adore, but which was discontinued and I am hoarding bottles of it in my lingerie drawer). Currently, it’s Diptyque’s Eau de Lierre, which I LOOOOVE (it’s very botanical). What do you wear?

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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.

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

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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