The latest from the Met invites viewers to reflect on fashion's relationship with the past, and also has some important things to say about where the industry is headed in the future.
Plus, a group of Twitter's biggest fashion fans are set to throw their own Met Gala.
"There's a sense of power injected into these clothes."
Anna Wintour's invite list will be a lot easier to narrow down next year, it seems.
We've compiled them into a list.
In the trailer for upcoming documentary "The First Monday in May," we learn that Rihanna was an unexpectedly expensive get.
The record-breaking exhibit closed Labor Day weekend with a final tally of 815,992 visitors.
With only a few days left before the record breaking exhibit "China: Through the Looking Glass" closes on Monday, the 'Vogue' editor joined Costume Institute Curator Andrew Bolton for a book signing at the museum.
And a behind-the-scenes documentary on the MET's Costume Institute Gala is in the works.
And 'i-D' plans to expand in New York and Asia.
Plus, Liu Wen and Andreea Diaconu pose for a good cause and The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts a fashionable haunted house.
Were Kanye West and Kim Kardashian the prom king and queen of this year's Met Ball? Was the event just an opportunity for them to publicly declare their love (of each other and of man skirts) to all the haters? Kinda sounds like it. #punk Watch below.
The philosophy Vogue and the Met seem to be going with in setting the stage for the upcoming Punk: Chaos to Couture gala and exhibit is that punk is an attitude--one that Givenchy designer and perceived rebel Riccardo Tisci has been chosen to represent as a co-chair. So, Style.com sat down with him for an interview to more or less assess how punk he really is. So, how punk is Riccardo Tisci, really? Let him count the ways:
As Vogue and the Costume Institute prepare to merge punk and high fashion at the Met next week, we couldn't help but wonder what NYC's real punks think of it all: How authentically punk can something organized by Vogue and The Met really be? When you think of NYC's still-living true punk institutions--pretty much only one place comes to mind (and has withstood the East Village/Bowery's drastic transformation): Trash & Vaudeville, which opened on St. Mark's Place 37 years as a one-stop shop for all things punk and rock & roll--from creepers to Dr. Martens to rock t-shirts to super tight jeans to studded leather vests. Everyone from The Ramones to Bruce Springsteen to Madonna to Iggy Pop to Debbie Harry was a regular--and many of them still are. If there is a living embodiment of Trash & Vaudeville, it's the store's buyer, manager and (unofficial) face Jimmy Webb, who's worked there since he was a 16-year-old runaway and has become a bit of a legend in his own right. Here's what he had to say about the Costume Institute exhibit and punk today.
For the first time ever, fashion enthusiasts with deep pockets will be able to shop the designs worn on the red carpet at the Met Gala. What that means is if you see, on one of the four websites live streaming the Met Gala arrivals at 7 p.m. on the night of May 6 (ModaOperandi.com, Vogue.com, Samsung.com or MetMuseum.org), say, Lena Dunham wearing a Wes Gordon number that strikes your fancy, you'll be to buy it the next day on Moda Operandi.
Andrew Bolton, the curator of the Costume Institute's upcoming exhibition, "Punk: Chaos to Couture", got Johnny Rotten (of the Sex Pistols, PIL, and butter commercials), Richard Hell (founder of Television and later the Heartbreakers), and Jon Savage (who literally wrote the book on punk) to contribute essays for the tome. But it almost didn't happen, at least for Richard Hell, who definitely still shows some signs of an "us vs. them" punk attitude.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has chosen the last day of fashion week to reveal one of next year's biggest fashion events: The Costume Institute's annual spring exhibition.
The Met Ball, which is happening (and livestreaming!) this Monday, is one of the most anticipated parties--and red carpets--in the fashion world. And
There's an interesting new multi-media twist to the Met's upcoming "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations" exhibit. In addition to the ex
If you thought the Met Institute's upcoming exhibit honoring both Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada seemed like a random pairing, well, that's because it kind of is. And according to WWD, Miuccia Prada is not happy about it. “It’s too formal. They are focused on similarities, comparing feather with feather, ethnic with ethnic, but they are not taking into consideration that we are talking about two different eras, and that [Schiaparelli and I] are total opposite." she told WWD, of the exhibit. "I told them, but they don’t care.” Prada has a point:
More details have emerged about the Met's next Costume Institute exhibit “Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada: On Fashion.” According to WWD, the exhibit will be presented as an "anachronistic conversation" between Prada and Schiaparelli, which is a concept that was inspired by the "Impossible Interviews" in Vanity Fair from the 1930s. So why Schiaparelli? The Costume Institute received some Schiaparelli pieces after it acquired the Brooklyn Museum's extensive Costume Collection in 2009, so that was the starting point. From then, it seemed to organizers that Miuccia would be a logical counterpoint--both strong women designers, both Italian, both with unique points of view, both with art world connections.