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The Costume Institute’s Upcoming Exhibit Has a Somber Theme

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

While the Charles James exhibit, with its sweeping gowns and colorful palette, is still on display at the Anna Wintour Costume Center, a much more, well, subdued show is set to take its place soon. On October 21, "Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire" will open in the... More »

Good Mourning: Metropolitan Museum Announces Fall Funerary Costume Show

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute is hosting a fall exhibition for the first time in seven years, and it will be a decidedly somber affair. Announced today, the show focuses on Victorian and Edwardian mourning fashi...

Anna Wintour's Next Project Will Freak. You. Out

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : FabSugar

Let it never be said that Anna Wintour is one to rest on her laurels. Hot on the heels of reopening The Costume Institute in May as the Anna Wintour Costume Center and christening the space with one of the prettiest exhibitions to date,...Show More Summary

David Cronenberg exhibition in Amsterdam

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

This weekend, David Cronenberg: The Exhibition lands at Amsterdam's EYE Film Institute. Celebrating one of my favorite contemporary directors, the show features props from the movies, original costumes, set photos, and screenings of all his films, from Shivers and Videodrome to Scanners and Dead Ringers.

New Mexico flamenco festival rises from the ashes of fire

Last December, a blaze destroyed the world-renowned National Institute of Flamenco, taking with it the Albuquerque group’s studios, irreplaceable costumes, archives and business files.

The Next Costume Institute Show Will Be About Chinese Design

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

With three brands (Balenciaga, Burberry, and Michael Kors) having mounted fashion events there in the past month, the design world's eye is definitely on China. And, while it feels like the Met's Charles James exhibit opened only yesterday, a WWD report claims that a China-themed show is already being planned... More »

Patrick Stewart Questions Smithsonian’s ‘Star Trek’ Collection, Donates ‘X-Men’ Costumes

Patrick Stewart, who plays Professor X in the X-Men movies, and Jean-Luc Picard on the Star Trek television series, was in Washington on Saturday afternoon to donate costumes to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. WJLA reports that the 73-year-old actor donated four costumes to the museum – his Professor X costume, Ian

Video Shows Solange Attacking Jay Z In An Elevator

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last week, Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Beyoncé’s sister Solange Knowles attended the “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art. And today, TMZ released some video of the three artists getting into an ugly scrap at the Standard Hotel in NYC after the gala. The footage comes from the Standard’s [...]

Rihanna, Lupita, and Shailene's Best Looks Were Not at the Met Gala

4 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : FabSugar

When Rihanna, Lupita Nyong'o, Shailene Woodley, Naomi Watts, and Zoe Saldana all RSVP for the same event, you know the dresses are going to be good. Well, not to go against Anna Wintour, but the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan...Show More Summary

Met Gala 2014: Who Was The Belle Of The Ball On The Red Carpet?

Billed as the most glamorous night of the fashion calendar, the Met Gala 2014 held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala truly did not disappoint. After last year's punk theme, old-school elegance once again was the order of the evening. Read the rest of the story at: Met Gala 2014: Who Was The Belle Of The Ball On The Red Carpet?

Only 1 Man Escaped the Wrath of Anna Wintour

4 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : FabSugar

At this year's Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sarah Jessica Parker may have been a bit too chatty on the receiving line, and perhaps her white gloves were soiled by the evening's end, but the lovely cochair's charms seemed to win the seal of approval from Anna Wintour. Show More Summary

In Which André Leon Talley Fondles Tom Ford’s Waistcoat

4 months agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

Style.com and the rest of the Condé Nast crew elected not to repeat last year's rather awkward livestreaming of the arrivals at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala, but they did keep a camera trained on the indefatigable...Show More Summary

The 25 Very Best Met Gala Pictures

Here it is - our collection of the 25 absolute best moments from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala. From the star-studded red carpet entrances and the celebrity PDA to candid moments during dinner and the afterparty fun, we've got it all. Enjoy!

Julia Roberts (and Darth Vader) Look Amazing

4 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : FabSugar

Rodarte's Fall 2014 collection, with its Luke Skywalker and C-3P0 prints, caused somewhat of a stir, and we knew it was just a matter of time until we saw it out and about in real life. This year's Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan...Show More Summary

Met Gala Fashion: The Best And Worst Dressed

The Met Gala, otherwise known as the Costume Institute Gala or the Met Ball, is an internationally recognized annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The event attracts A-list celebrities from music, TV, film, and fashion every year. The 2014 Met Gala was held last night and Hollywood’s elite showed up in full force,

The Prettiest Met Gala Shots Need to Be Zoomed In

4 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : FabSugar

We're suckers for gorgeous red carpet gowns, but the images that are most captivating from last night's Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art are the tight shots that show off the fabrication and embellishments of dresses. Show More Summary

The Best Behind-the-Scenes Beauty Snaps From the Met Gala

4 months agoLifestyle / Beauty : BellaSugar

Getting glammed up for the Met Gala (aka the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art) is no easy feat. From spa treatments to manicures to hours in the makeup chair, it can take time and manpower to pul off a put-together beauty look. Show More Summary

Kim Kardashian, Lupita Nyong'o or Kate Upton: Whose Met Gala 2014 dress was the worst?

Now that it's the morning after the 2014 Met Costume Institute Gala, it's clear that some of those outfits worn by Hollywood's elite weren't actually a dream -- or, should we say, a nightmare. Considering this was a night even Lupita...Show More Summary

Met Gala 2014: Lupita Nyong'o, Beyonce, Kimye and lots of couples!

Ladies and gentleman, unleash your hoop skirts! Big ball gowns, super-long tailcoats and a return to formalwear were on full display at Monday night's Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala in New York City. The Met Gala honored the late mid-century couturier Charles...

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