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From the date to the theme and everything else in between, here’s all you need to know about the Oscars of the fashion world: the Met Gala 2019.
The Costume Institute Gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is the biggest event on the fashion fundraising calendar. Founded by publicist Eleanor Lambert, the benefit was first held in 1948 to encourage donations from New York’s high society.
In its modern incarnation, the most famous faces from the realms of fashion, film, music, and art come together to raise money for the Met’s Costume Institute and celebrate the grand opening of its latest exhibition.
The night is centered on the theme of the new exhibition, with previous themes encompassing everything from Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, to Manus x Machina, Punk: Chaos to Couture and China: Through the Looking Glass. This year’s exhibition theme is Camp: Notes On Fashion.
Since 1995, the event has been chaired by US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who enlists public figures to serve as her co-chairs. Past hosts have included Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Amal Clooney, and Rihanna. The Met Gala 2019, which marks the event’s 71st anniversary, was co-chaired by Lady Gaga, Alessandro Michele, Harry Styles, and Serena Williams.
The Met Gala always takes place in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The night begins with a cocktail hour, in which guests walk the red carpet and explore the new exhibition, before sitting down to dinner and the evening’s performance, which this year came courtesy of Cher.
Kim Kardashian has made her grand entrance to the 2019 Met Gala, wearing a skin-tight dress nude dress that may or may not defy the laws of physics. The reality star showed up to the event wearing a nude, body-hugging Mugler dress that made her waist nearly invisible, dripping in beads and sequins. Her husband Kanye West, on the other hand, laid low in a black jacket and pants.
The model stepped out on the pink carpet in a white, silver and gold streaked catsuit, with a matching headpiece and coat adorned with feathers, all designed by Michael Kors who is also her date for the evening. The designer himself got campy with his look, adding a top hat and oversized sunglasses.
Jared Leto was the embodiment of this year’s Met Gala “Camp: Notes on Fashion” theme. The singer channeled Gucci’s Fall-Winter 2018 show in Milan, during which Gucci designer and Met Gala host Alessandro Michele sent models down the runway carrying duplicates of their own heads. He wore a red Gucci gown and carried his own decapitated head down the red carpet.
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Imagine a fun-and caffeine-filled week of parties and shows in Milan. Versace, Fendi, and Prada are the talk of the town. Everyone’s abuzz about what Raf Simons is up to. No, it’s not Milan Fashion Week we’re talking about—it’s Milan Design Week. It’s just one of the examples of the way fashion houses are increasingly eying ‘home’ as a relatively untapped opportunity to move beyond consumers’ closets, or in some cases, capitalizing on the design aficionados in their core consumer base by bringing celebrated designers and architects into the fashion world.
Perhaps the biggest overlap of design enthusiasts and the world of high fashion was at Versace’s FuoriSalone exhibit. The storied—and famously private—Versace Palazzo at Via Gesu was open for the public to view the newest lines in the Versace Home collection. To create the set for the exhibition, Donatella hand-picked New York City’s own Sasha Bikoff. Only time will tell how purveyors of upmarket fashion will continue to innovate in how they choose to extend their distinctive lifestyle experience into the categories of home and decor.
As April showers subside in New York City, residents and visitors alike can enjoy a new addition to the waterfront: the SHoP Architects- and Ken Smith Workshop-designed Pier 35, an outdoor public space with the public—and the environment—in mind.
Pier 35 is part of Manhattan’s East River waterfront esplanade project, a two-mile stretch of public-use areas that are denoted by a series of subsequent piers in Lower Manhattan. The piers provide outdoor recreation space, community-oriented programming, and conservation and sustainability measures for the waterfront. While parts of the pier were opened to the public in winter of 2018, it opened in its entirety on April 19.
By now, the fire that spread through the attic of Notre-Dame Cathedral, toppling its beloved spire, has been well-documented. While French authorities were able to subdue the blaze late Monday night, the process of rebuilding the 12th-century landmark—a UNESCO world heritage site for nearly 30 years—will take much longer.
The two largest French luxury conglomerates were among the first to publicly pledge considerable sums in support of rebuilding the cathedral. The Pinault family, who owns the Kering group (parent company to luxury heavyweights like Gucci, Saint-Laurent, Alexander McQueen, and more) was the first to publicly announce their support, with François-Henri Pinault pledging to donate €100 million on Monday.
The recent opening of the Cosentino City Los Angeles Center, in the heart of West Hollywood’s design district, was a big deal. First, there was the presence of supermodel Cindy Crawford, Cosentino’s Silestone brand ambassador, who was on hand to cut the ribbon after just inking another contract.
Equally photogenic was the $1.7 million property itself: 4,208 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including 3,529 square feet of showroom to display the Spanish producer’s collections of Silestone and Dekton natural quartz surfacing.
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