Fact: If you're not in the fashion industry, you probably think most people in it are bitchy. But, if you are in the fashion industry, you know that while some are, most aren't, (just like any industry) and a handful are pretty extraordinary. So meet Nikki. She's 14 and her mother teaches at Savannah College of Art and Design. She made friends with some of her mother's students who eventually moved to NYC. And when Nikki was diagnosed with cancer, her New York pen pals flew her up to New York to take fashion obsessed Nikki to the Superhero exhibit at the Met. The story spread and soon Nikki was touring Marc's studio, lunching with Andre in Oscar's showroom, getting her own WWD cover and chilling on the Ugly Betty set. If you need your faith in humanity restored, read this.
Fantasy Dressing the Met Ball Guests
The Met Ball is like the Oscars for the fashion industry: all the best people in all the best dresses. This year's theme, punk, presents an interesting conundrum: will people go all out, liberty spikes and Givenchy nose rings and all, or just throw some studs on a Chanel suit and call it pseudo-punk? We're hoping for the former, and so in the spirit of going the distance, we've picked out our favorite punk fashions and paired them with Met Ball regulars like Anna Wintour and Julianne Moore and some fantasy guests (Bjork, anyone?). Click through to see the looks we want to see on the red carpet, and let us know what you're hoping for in the comments.