Behind-the-scenes footage from 2012′s Metropolitan Costume Exhibit as well as additional quotes by Anna Wintour, Baz Luhrman, Pharrell Williams, Hamish Bowles, Nicolas Ghesquirére, Tonne Goodman, Andrew Bolton, and Natalia Vodianova that were not used in the documentary. In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye goes on sale tomorrow!
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Kristen Stewart’s burgundy sateen onesie, Beyoncé’s hideously patterned Givenchy skirt with Hot Topics bustier, Miley’s mesh dress (!), and Cameron Diaz’ matronly Stella McCartney blue crepe gown with cape, gold spiked belt and wooden box clutch. With her hair slicked back. Yuck, yuck, TOTALLY YUCK. (Photos: Pacific Coast News)
@nicolerichie on the red carpet at the Met’s “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibit.
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 to track down vintage Versace ball gowns with a giant safety pin attached or some artfully dishabille Comme des Garcons gown. In the end, though, it looks as if everybody just threw their hands in the air and wore whatever the hell they wanted. The only legitimately punk looks are from Zandra Rhodes (who, frankly, looked ridiculous and out of place) and supermodel Anja Rubik (and let’s be real about her luxe leather getup: It probably cost upwards of $10,000, which ain’t very punk). Elsewhere on the red carpet, we see vague nods to the theme: Ivanka Trump‘s gold spike cuffs, Rooney Mara‘s dark purple lipstick, and Constance Jablonski‘s fetish-light harness straps over her gown. But all in all, I’m thinking the theme is a bit of a fizzle. Check out the early arrivals at ONTD, and we will probably be posting more tomorrow.
In honor of the Metropolitan Museum’s big “Punk: Chaos to Couture” show next month (omgomgomg), Tom Binns and Charlotte Olympia have collaborated on a collection of punk-inspired fashions and accessories (“Because nothing says punk like a pair of $900 shoes” notes Jezebel, wryly). Now, I’m not too terribly DIY, but it seems to me that both the shoe and the bag would be VERY easy to copy. Which is more punk. Just puttin’ it out there. (via WWD)