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Must Read: Getting Ready for the Met Gala with Cardi B, Fashion Companies Struggle to Turn Sustainability Goals Into Action

Plus, Scarlett Johansson on why she wore Marchesa to the Met Gala.
Photo: @iamcardib/Instagram

Photo: @iamcardib/Instagram

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday.

Getting ready for the Met Gala with Cardi B 
Our prayers have been answered: Caity Weaver teamed up with Cardi B and Jeremy Scott as the pair got all dolled up for the first Monday of May festivities. From moments of silent prayer to headpiece adjustments, lipstick application and "okurrr" exclamations, Weaver takes us inside the hotel room where Cardi prepared for her glamorous religious awakening. {The New York Times

Fashion companies struggle to turn sustainability goals into action 
A new report by the Global Fashion Agenda and Boston Consulting Group on the evolving environmental impact of fashion reveals that sustainability is more of a priority than ever for fashion companies, but the industry is still struggling to act. "This year's progress came almost entirely from small and medium companies in the midprice segment," the report said. "Given this segment accounts for half of the industry by revenue, progress here is particularly encouraging. However, other industry segments showed less progress in addressing their environmental and social footprints." {WWD

Scarlett Johansson on why she wore Marchesa to the Met Gala
On Monday, Scarlett Johansson gave Marchesa its first red carpet moment since the Harvey Weinstein accusations came out last fall. The disgraced movie mogul was married to Marchesa co-founder Georgina Chapman and was instrumental in getting her dresses on numerous Hollywood bodies, but his well-known history of sexual abuse has now soiled the brand's reputation, so many were surprised to see Johansson turn up on the Met steps in an off-the-shoulder burgundy gown from the label. "I wore Marchesa because their clothes make women feel confident and beautiful and it is my pleasure to support a brand created by two incredibly talented and important female designers," Johansson told People. {People

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H&M to launch a collection inspired by its Met Gala looks 
H&M rubbed shoulders with Versace, Louis Vuitton and Chanel at the Met Gala on Monday evening, proving that the fast fashion giant can keep up with couture houses — or in other words, shell out $275,000 for a table. The Swedish retailer made its presence known with a whole crew of celebrity guests wearing its custom gilded creations. Hoping to keep the buzz going, the retailer is launching an H&M Gala collection inspired by the looks worn by Olivia Munn and Lili Reinhart, priced between $100 and $500, so those of us who didn't make the Met Gala guest list can get in on the fancy dressing fun. {Business of Fashion}

Why redesigns won't save print magazines
Amy Odell penned another story for Business of Fashion with a survival tip for print magazines: Redesigns won't save your 80-year-old book, but highly addictive content will. Odell argues that editors-in-chief are still chasing newsstand success, when they should be focusing on creating compelling stories, videos and audio series that will break news and shape the conversations people are having online. {Business of Fashion

Street photographer Daniel Arnold goes inside the Met Ball |
Most of us will never know what goes on inside the Met during the Costume Institute's annual ball — we may get a glimpse into the bathroom gatherings, but other than that we're left in the dark. To shed some light on what went down Monday evening after a series of stars made their way up the famous Met steps, Vogue enlisted street photographer Daniel Arnold to capture the attendees as they mingled and explored the new exhibit. You can see all the glorious moments he witnessed here. {Vogue

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott got the most likes on Instagram at the Met
New parents Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott won the Met Gala's Instagram game, having scored a wild 4.5 million likes on Monday night. Rihanna followed Stormi's mom with a respectable 4.2 million likes. Kylie's big sis Kendall also garnered a lot of virtual love, with 3.6 million likes, and Hailey Baldwin and her new beau, Shawn Mendes, racked up 3.6 million likes as well. {WWD

Natural products now make up the biggest category in skin care
According to the latest figures from the NPD Group, skin care's gains continue to dominate the beauty market, with the sales of toners and clarifiers up by 19 percent, eye treatments up by 14 percent, lip treatments up by 14 percent and moisturizer up by 11 percent. In addition, natural products made up the biggest category in skin care for the first time ever, thanks in part to consumers' escalating interest in wellness. {WWD

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