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So, Beyonce Totally Crashed The Met Ball

If you’re Beyonce, you can pretty much do whatever you want to do — and that includes crashing one of the most important events on the New York social calendar, the Met Costume Institute Ball. It seems Bey wasn’t planning on going at all, but then that purple Givenchy gown showed up at her house that evening (because gowns are always just showing up at Beyonce’s house, apparently) and poof! She changed her mind. As her date, Andre Leon Talley explained, “Beyonce was not slated to come. She decided to come last minute when the dress arrived at her house. She tried it on and then she said, ‘Okay, I have to come.’ She did arrive at 8:55 and the ball had already started, but it didn’t matter because she is Beyonce.” How true, A.L.T., how true. [Fashionista]

The 2012 Costume Institute Gala/Met Ball: The Totally WTF

The Met Ball, held each year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, is Fashion with a capital F’s version of the Oscars. Okay, so no awards are given out — this year’s gala celebrated “parallels between Miuccia and the late Elsa Schiaparelli” — but the red carpet arrivals put the Academy Awards to shame. This is where Hollywood’s hottest and fashion’s finest put on some of the most glamourous, and often one-of-a-kind, garments that New York. Paris, and Milan have to offer. Sure, some of the looks may be over-the-top, the Met Ball is one night when crazy couture trumps ho-hum. Speaking of which…

The 2012 Costume Institute Gala/Met Ball: The Borrrrring

The Met Ball, held each year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, is Fashion with a capital F’s version of the Oscars. Okay, so no awards are given out — this year’s gala celebrated “parallels between Miuccia and the late Elsa Schiaparelli” — but the red carpet arrivals put the Academy Awards to shame. This is where Hollywood’s hottest and fashion’s finest put on some of the most glamourous, and often one-of-a-kind, garments that New York. Paris, and Milan have to offer. Sure, some of the looks may be over-the-top, the Met Ball is one night when crazy couture trumps ho-hum. Let’s look at the ladies who left us feeling meh, bleh, and straight up snorrrrrrring.

The 2012 Costume Institute Gala/Met Ball: The Good

The Met Ball, held each year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, is Fashion with a capital F’s version of the Oscars. Okay, so no awards are given out — this year’s gala celebrated “parallels between Miuccia and the late Elsa Schiaparelli” — but the red carpet arrivals put the Academy Awards to shame. This is where Hollywood’s hottest and fashion’s finest put on some of the most glamourous, and often one-of-a-kind, garments that New York. Paris, and Milan have to offer. Sure, some of the looks may be over-the-top, the Met Ball is one night when crazy couture trumps ho-hum. First, let’s take a look at who impressed…

WWWWD Reports On The Met Ball

“Karl Lagerfeld is dead!” “Terrorists at the Met Gala!” “Kate Moss ate foie gras!”

Missed these headlines from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala? You can find them all in the latest edition of WWWWD (not to be confused with WWD), the Onion-esque fake newsletter that pokes fun at the fashion world. In the Met Ball Special, WWWWD reports that Karl Lagerfeld was thought dead due to the death of a German farmer with the same name, and caused a stir when he showed up alive: “… Anna Wintour threw herself at his feet, crying ‘I’m sorry I never respond to your Evites!’ while kissing his shiny patent toes, Karl claimed to have been ‘a touch surprised.’” Other news includes a Tweet roundup (Mario Testino: “@gwyneth’s place. blaming my farts on apple. must quit cheese”), a report on Blake Lively’s new gender-neutral fragrance, and model Erin Wasson’s crack addict date.

What? WWWWD offended you? Jeez, why does fashion always have to be so serious? Really, what’s so important about fash — oh crap, Anna Wintour is barreling towards us with a pointy stiletto and her razor-sharp haircut. [WWWWD: Met Ball Special] Keep reading »

Slideshow: Super Hot Messes At The Met

We saved the mess for last! There was ever so much to choose from, especially given the Gala’s “Superheroes: Fashion & Fantasy” theme. Some people didn’t even try, some people hit the nail on the head, and some just went too dang far. All this has us wondering what next year’s theme should be…how about Dressing Up In Drag? Click here for ten more crazy, daring, hostile-to-the-eyes outfits. Keep reading »

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