#WatchNow: Get Your “Rhianket” – Inspired By Rihanna’s Met Gala Dress – With Over 1,000 Uses!

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You've seen the memes of Rihanna's massive yellow dress (with tacky yellow fur trim) at the Met Gala on Monday night by Chinese designer Guo Pei. Jimmy Kimmel is now pleased to offer RiRi's look as the "Rihanket," a giant embroidered tarp with over 1,000 uses at home; it's a ... See the Rest

Alexander Liberman: Myth Understood

With Diana Vreeland, who Liberman fired as Editor-in-Chief at Vogue

On Thursday night, I was part of a panel discussing the life of Alex Liberman, who was Vogue's art director for twenty plus years and then the editorial director of Condé Nast for another thirty-two years. I met Lucy Sisman 30 years ago when I worked with her designing the first ... See the Rest

This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Madonna Crawls Atop the Temple of Dendur to Watch Kanye Perform at Met Gala


Disgraceful. According to International Herald Tribune fashion reporter Suzy Menkes, during Monday's big Metropolitan Museum ball, a pantyless Madonna scrambled atop the 2,000-year-old exhibit to get a better view of Kanye West's performance. “My lasting memory," she wrote, "Will ... See the Rest

The “Punk: Chaos to Couture” Party Has Begun


If you recall, there was a great hue and cry among the society swells who were invited to this year's Costume Exhibit ball because none of them knew exactly what to wear to a punk-themed ball. Certainly not actual punk. So stylists from here to Timbuktu were charged with trying ... See the Rest

Punk: Chaos to Couture at the Met

In Vogue: The Editor's Eye

With the arrival of PUNK: Chaos To Couture, the Costume Institute's exhibit and theme for this year's Met Ball, it's time once again for another round of the punk debate: What did it mean? How did it change us? Was it for real? The New York Times has already published a couple ... See the Rest

A Michael Jackson Retrospective at the 2014 Metropolitan Costume Exhibit? PLEEEASE!

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CAN YOU IMAGINE? All that sparkly military drag? In one room? I'm GASPING. From HintMag: "If it's true that Michael Jackson is the subject of the Met's Costume Institute in 2014, as prognosticators are prognosticating, the exhibit is sure to be another blockbuster, on par with ... See the Rest

Muff Lover


My secret obsession? MUFFS. My God, I just want to bury my face in them! Get my fingers all up in there! Feel the warmth! MMMMM. This one, in particular, has me ROCK HARD. It's from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It's early 19th century, ... See the Rest