Met Gala Well Played: Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein


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I LOVE this. I cannot tell a lie.

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Met Gala Well Played: Katy Perry in Prada


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This is obviously crazy, and I lack the ability to parse its “Manus x Machina” meaning as fully as I would like, aside from… she’s wearing keys, there’s glamdroid vibe about this, and presumably some poor couture workers’ manuses are really tired from sewing the beading. (They really, really ought to hand out pamphlets with every outfit.) But I do know this: She DELIVERED, and I desperately wish Sarah Jessica Parker had been the one to bring this particular thunder. Wig and all.

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Met Gala What the Fug: Sarah Jessica Parker in Monse


Sarah Jessica has really raised the Met Gala bar for herself in recent years, from dramatic headdresses to a Mohawk fascinator to the Oscar de la Renta gown that ultimately, poignantly, served as his swan song. And while this was certainly whimsical, it didn’t pack that same punch. Sarah Jessica told People that she was trying for an interpretation of “Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology” that didn’t involve LEDs or robots — an analytical approach that I appreciate. But I’m not ENTIRELY sure how settling a costume from Hamilton was the answer. Or, to put in in Lin-Manuel terms, she’s usually Angelica or Eliza; yesterday, it was And Peggy. I assume she went inside the Met Gala and grabbed the mic and sang, “Raise a glass to sartorial freedom. Something they will never take away. No matter how they fug you.” Ain’t it the truth, but that doesn’t mean we won’t still tell the story of tonight.

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Fugs and Fabs: Everyone Else at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner


We’ve got to get this event wrapped up before the Met Gala starts…which happens in like fifteen minutes. Someone get me a coffee IV, please!

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Fugs and Fabs: Dudes at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner


DUDES! And, actually, a fair amount of ladies.

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Fugs and Fabs: Other LBDs at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner


When in doubt, go for the Little (or Big) Black Dress, right? (And, as ever, if it seems we’ve forgotten a Major Star in a black dress — like, say, Kerry Washington, or Tracee Ellis Ross — rest assured, she probably has her own post that went up earlier today.)

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Fugs and Fabs: Patterns at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner


You know we love a good pattern.

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