This is a BIG deal.
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Yes! Met Gala news!
The first Monday in May is basically fashion's biggest day, and now we know what 2017 will bring!
The theme for next year is the inimitable Comme des Garcons designer Rei Kawakubo, who is known for some of the most striking and innovative designs in the industry! It's gonna be out-of-this-world!
The actual exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum will open May 4, and will "feature approximately 120 Comme des Garçons womenswear pieces, designed by Kawakubo, now 74, from as early as the brand's very first Paris runway show in 1981. And unlike prior Costume Institute shows, the garments will not be placed behind glass partitions and will instead be placed at eye-level without any barriers."
Sounds awesome! We can't wait to see celebs interpret this very worthy theme.
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Aww, hand-me-downs can be so cute!
In a conversation with People Magazine, Kim Kardashian West opened up on saving her old Met Gala dresses for North West's future prom. It's a cute detail considering the reality star has been planning for this moment even before she gave birth!
Speaking on her adorable plan, Kim revealed:
"All my Met dresses. Maybe she'll want to wear one to prom. Everything I have is for her, and she'll look at it and say, ‘Can I wear that one day,' and I'm like, ‘Yes, you can,' and she'll say, ‘Okay, I'm gonna go eat my vegetables, but I'll be back and be big.'
Well, as long as Northie stays away from West's unfortunate 2013 Met ensemble pictured (above)!, we think she'll be okay!
Luckily for K.W., the three-year-old already knows what she wants when it comes to fashion:
"Someone said to her the other day — she was wearing a little slip dress and a choker– and they said, ‘Oh, you look so cool,' and she's like, ‘I'm not cool. I look pretty. This is a pretty dress. It's not cool.' So she's very into things having to be pretty colors or pretty jewelry."
So, which Met Gala dress do YOU think is the most prom-worthy?
What could've been!
According to the KUWTK star:
"For the 2016 Met Gala, I worked with Olivier Rousteing, one of my closest friends and the creative director for Balmain. The theme of the event was Manus x Machina, the melding of fashion and technology, so we wanted to go for a really futuristic look."
At the time, the 35-year-old wasn't satisfied with her post-baby body. Fortunately, Rousteing and company brought SEVERAL pieces!
"The process of getting ready for an event like this is intense; it really takes a village. At this time, my post-pregnancy weight was still fluctuating and I was not at my goal yet, but I was trying so hard. Olivier and his entire Balmain team brought tons of options for me to try."
In order to get it right, they even ripped apart skirts and dresses!
"When I landed in New York at midnight, I immediately went to see Olivier for a 1 a.m. fitting, and we literally cut skirts in half, created tops from dresses, and stayed up until 4 a.m. to get the perfect option that we felt fit the theme."
Although she didn't wear many of the pieces, she still has them in her closet and will wear them on a red carpet sometime soon!
"The good news is, I still have all the other pieces, so I can wear them for future events. What a dream come true!!!"
To see the pics, ch-ch-check out the batch (above)!
[Image via Kim Kardashian West.]
They're all in this never before seen Balmain portrait taken for Paris Match magazine!
Olivier Rousteing and Jourdan Dunn also appear in the photo, and the creative director holds on tight to Kris' hand while everyone else just pulls a typical model pose.
Olivier got nostalgic when he posted the pic on his IG, adding the hashtags:
"#itsallaboutLOVE #metgala2016#memories #wewillalwaysremember"
Get a closer look at the photo in the gallery (above)!
[Image via Balmain]
Can you believe this is a prom dress?!
India, who will be double majoring in fashion business and fashion merchandising at Columbia College Chicago this fall, even explained to Us Weekly about her design:
"I have my own sense of style, but Beyoncé is my inspiration… Mesh material with over 2,000 hand-placed crystals was used to create my dress. I had a local designer, Toi Hall, create it with the assistance of her brother."
That definitely beats picking up your dress at the local department store.
It's safe to say, she slayed it! From the high pony to the poses, we're so impressed.
Get an even better look at the bold look (below):
Taylor Swift is taking the spotlight!
Anyway, T. Swift looks like such a cool girl in her sequined Louis Vuitton dress, especially as she decided to pose against a wall of roses with her arms crossed like that.
Get it, girl.
Are U liking her edgier image???
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The actress' Altuzarra dress was so Manus X Machina thanks to all those paillette embellishments throughout! Plus the shininess gave it a robotic, futuristic feel.
Alas, the Pitch Perfect star had to settle for wearing the red and black number at the British Academy Television Awards in London Sunday, which was still a totally prestigious event, though.
The 19-year-old even added some subtle sheen to her eyes via just the right touch of glitter.
We love it!
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