“Humans Of New York,” a collection of street-style photos and interviews gathered throughout the city, is one of my favorite blogs in the world. I love how refreshingly honest and vulnerable it is in capturing people’s stories. Apparently, I’m not the only one — Vogue invited HONY creator Brandon Stanton to cover the Met Gala. Stanton usually photographs everyday people, so at the Met, he treated his celebrity subjects just like any other New Yorker he’d stop on the street. His street-style photos of the event are presented the same way his everyday photos are : captioned by a simple quotation without the subject’s name. Keep reading »
The clothes at last night’s fancy-pants Met Ball soiree were pretty and all, but I’m never going to be able to afford a custom-made, one-of-a-kind Lanvin dress. Not like I would have anywhere to wear it, so whatever. I — and you! — can, however, take some cues from some of the daring and stunning makeup looks worn by fabulous ladies like Beyonce, Emma Stone, and Marion Cotillard. Here are seven of my favorite made-up faces, plus the exact products used to achieve such flawlessness…
The conclusion I reached after downloading, cropping, uploading and naming the 110 images in this gallery of all the stars on the 2014 Met Ball red carpet: If you didn’t get an invite, you aren’t one. A STAR, I mean. Because anyone who’s anyone, who’s been anyone in the last, oh, five years, was seemingly on the red carpet at Vogue‘s biggest party of the year. Sure, some people who weren’t there — ahem, Gwyneth Paltrow, ahem — probably just declined, but if you’re an actress in Hollywood and you’re flippin’ through this gallery being like, “Dang, why didn’t I get an invite?” I suggest you call up your agent, publicist and manager for an emergency powwow, because that’s a damn sign your career is flatlining. Anyhoo, let’s click through to see what everyone wore. Which looks did you love? Which failed to impress? Share in the comments!
We had Feelings about the Met Ball‘s “punk” theme this year. So, apparently, did Vogue‘s Grace Coddington, who upon arriving at the event remarked that she would have liked “to see some real punks in here, like street punks.” Word! Something was certainly missing, and that thing, Grace must have decided, was cats. Everything could always use more cats, no? Coddington sketched some of her own favorite punk-inspired pieces that didn’t make it into the illustrious promenade, and who better to model the edgy looks than a very fashionable litter of wayward kittens? [Vogue]
“I’m never going [to the Met Ball] again. … It was so un-fun. It was boiling. It was too crowded. I did not enjoy it at all.”
— You hear that, Anna Wintour? Gwyneth Paltrow did not enjoy her time at the Met Ball, and she will not be attending next year. So, on that note, is there an empty seat I could fill? … What about an empty dress? There’s gotta be an empty dress. [New York Post]
Kim Kardashian’s floral Met Ball gown was certainly a lot of look, but did it look familiar? Robin Williams’ thinks so and he’s sure he wore it best. [Twitter]