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Met Gala Well Played: Katie Holmes in Zac Posen


I have to tell you, when I downloaded the photo I didn’t think I was going to like this.

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It’s VERY “I’ve Got You, Babe.” Especially when you zoom into the eyelashes.

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I can just SEE Sonny Bono swaying beside her. But the thing is, I think she looks kind of FANTASTIC like this. And the dress is both extremely pretty, and very different for Zac Posen. If the two of them want to duet like this for all eternity, hand me a tambourine, because I’m on board.

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Met Gala Fugs and Fabs: The Dudes


AT LAST.

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Fugs and Fabs: Other Models at the Met


Man, I love the Met. At this point with the Oscars et al, I am SO OVER people and it becomes a bit like homework. But the Met just keeps on giving.

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Royally Played: Queen Rania and Charlotte Casiraghi at the Met Gala


I could have saved these for Royals Round-Up on Friday, but….I didn’t want to.  I wanted to talk about them now!

So, we had two royals (or royals-adjacent; I know there are those of you who think Charlotte doesn’t count) at the Met Gala on Monday. First off, Queen Rania of Jordan attended in Valentino:

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And Charlotte Casiraghi is wearing, of course, Gucci:

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ARGH. I have a phobia of clowns and of birds, so you can imagine how quickly I’d like to move past BOTH of these looks. In the interest of fairness, though, I think Rania looks perfectly nice, if…somewhat terrifyingly avian. Charlotte, on the other hand, isn’t just being worn by this cracked out Gucci. She’s being dragged through the Met by it.

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Met Gala Feh Carpet: Hailee Steinfeld in H&M


Hailee Steinfeld has a WONDERFUL track record at the Met Gala. She looked wonderful in Michael Kors last year. She looked fab in Prabal in 2014. She looked awesome in DKNY in 2013. This year…

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…well, listen. You can’t win them all. And this isn’t terrible, or anything. The color, for instance, is fantastic. I suspect it probably looked better in person than it does it photos, as well. And the back is intriguing:

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It’s just maybe my least favorite of her looks thus far. There’s always got to be one?

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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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Met Gala Well Played: Zendaya in Michael Kors


She is selling this.

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