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Monday, May 2, 2016

DivaDebbi's Love and Loathes at The Met Gala 2016

Rihana, entering the Met Gala last year dressed in homage
 to the the theme of the exhibit, "China through the Looking Glass"

This is it Lovelies.  The most coveted night in fashion of the year.  The Academy Awards used to hold the title, but ever since Anna Wintour of Vogue took over the reigns, the "First Monday in May" has grown to eclipse it.  In April, a documentary of said name debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Sartorial heaven, make no mistake.

If one did have an extra $30, 000 to attend, what is actually a bonanza benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, the chances of attending are still nil. Wintour herself, approves every guest, even if they are to be seated at a corporately sponsored table, which goes for $275,000. 

What does result is a heady brew of some of worlds most elite icons of fashion, film, art, music, sports, politics, media and business,  (Apple is a sponsor this year.) There is a theme every year, and guests are encouraged to seek inspiration from it.  This year's theme is Manus x Machine and examines how technology continues to influence designers.

Wintour's Co-Chairs this year are Taylor Swift, my pretend boyfriend  Idris Elba and Jony Ive (the male Chief of Design at Apple. Your welcome.) If you want more scoop, Vanessa Friedman of the NY Times did a fabulous piece on the Met Gala . Even she, an insider, sounds like she will be watching with her nose pressed up on her ipad with the rest of us.

This year, the Red Carpet is also be shown live on the E Channel starting at  7pm ET , which illustrates how much of a spectacle this annual  cultural benefit as become I wonder if Anna vetted the hosts as well...I'm not certain Ryan Seacrest would exactly be her cup of Da Hong Pao. 

So enough chit chat, let the fun begin!

Trends emerged quickly; silver, gold, brocades, white, dark lips, sleek hair.
My top picks go to the women who look sleek, modern and a tad futuristic, with at least a passing nod to theme.

Balmain, Marchesa, and Atelier Versace had and outstanding night as did American design icons Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors and Tommy Hilfiger. There is also something kind of wonderful, when two knockouts are also produced by retail giants Topshop and H&M, who serve up affordable fashion for every budget. I'm traditional. It's a gala. Unless  your Taylor Swift...short for me is a NO. Oh and one last thing, I never, ever comment about Ms. Wintour...nothing good could possibly come from it.

Model Karolina Kurkova's Marchesa dress below, came with a battery pack, with lights that twinkled in different colors based on fan's tweets!  Too boot, it was beautiful. 

All and all a spectacular spectacle...


Taylor Swift, nearly unrecognizable, with a new platinum bob
and black lips, in Louis Vuitton

Poppy Delvigne in Marchesa

Gigi Hadid and the Weekend (who will be performing)
in Tommy Hilfiger 

Zendaya in Michael Kors

Brie Larson in Proenza Schouler (though I loathe the shoe choice, lip and hair)

Hailee Steinfeld in H&M

Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace

Kylie Jenner, spectacular in Balmain

Kendall Jenner in Atelier Versace
(Surely these two were adopted)

Beyonce san J- Zee in embroidered latex couture Givenchy
Now that is genius, not to mention the body that got poured into it

Cindy Crawford in Balmain
Let's just leave it WOW!

Lupito Nyong'o in Calvin Klein
with an unfortunate Madge Simpson do.
The always divine Naomi Watts in Burberry
Lea Seydoux a knock out in Louis Vuitton

Olivia Wilde with a baby bump in Michael Kors

A- Beautiful but no trace of theme

Allison Williams, her best yet.

Naomi Harris in Burberry

A newly engaged Kate Upton in Top Shop

Jessica Chastain

Rosie Huntington-Whitely in Ralph Lauren

The (F)ails

Kerry Washington
The Witches of the Upper East Side

Nicole Kidman
Kickng off the Cobwebs

Zoe Saldana a lovely actress who lacks the gravitas to pull this
off at the Met Gala

Irina Shayk in Wonder Woman pajamas

Claire Danes sans Yul Brenner. Shall we dance???

Selena Gomez in Louis Vuitton
The 11th maid a milking

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton
On the goooood ship, lollipop...

Demi Lovato

A woefully under dressed poorly hoofed Kate Mara

"Becky with the Good Hair", formerly known as Rita Ora,
in Vera Wang. What's good for the goose...

Sarah Jessica Parker in a Carrie, "don't" circa 1999

Lady Kah Kah
Just Kah Kah

Night night Lovelies. Who did you love? Who did you loathe and who did I miss?



  1. I loved Claire Danes's dress--did you see it lit up? And I hated Beyoncé--you could see right through it, and that's why she was holding her clutch in front of her crotch.

  2. I did not Poppy! People loved it. I will have to research it. It makes me feel a bit better about it, because otherwise I thought it was way too Cinderella for her age and occasion. I stand behind Beyonce. Its the most covered up shes ever been even if it was a clear as cellophane!




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