Month: May 2023

The Met Gala 2023’s most talked-about moments include incredible looks, surprise revelations, and felines – all in honor of Karl Lagerfeld

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The Museum 54 in Tribeca, New York City hosted a 3-day pop-up exhibition titled “Ways of Seeing,” which explored female identity from a subjective viewpoint. Throughout history, artists of various mediums have portrayed women as objects existing only in the spiritual or ideal realm. The exhibition’s curator, Yahan Wang, and the team of Museum 54 sought to challenge this passive position and empower women by showcasing sculptures, paintings, drawings, photography, and video installation that reflected their positive and direct perspective.

According to Wang, they  have curated artworks from six female artists, each with their unique style of expressing the female identity and body using various mediums. The goal is to present women through a lens that is entirely their own, rather than through the eyes of observers.

Drawing from her experience working in Artnet and the art industry, Wang exemplifies the qualities of an outstanding curator by making informed decisions on the selection and presentation of artworks. Her aim is to effectively communicate the narrative behind each piece, while also making the exhibition accessible to audiences with varying levels of art knowledge. Ultimately, Wang was delighted with the exhibition’s outcome, as it surpassed her expectations in terms of visitor numbers and also because of the connections she formed with both the artists and visitors.

Wang expresses that while some individuals may spend their entire lives searching for their passion, she considers herself fortunate to have discovered hers at an early age. She feels deeply passionate about her role as a curator and helping artists, stating, “I am dedicated to my work and committed to supporting and promoting artists.”

Wang explains that a crucial aspect of her job involves coordinating with clients, a skill that is comparable to how she communicates and collaborates with artists as a curator. She

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Change is inevitable and growth is optional, and the students at the Savannah Arts Academy are teaching us a masterclass in growth and development during this year’s fashion show.

David Poole, who took on the role of the fashion and theater director back in February, shares that there are many first during this year’s show.

“I believe this is the first time we leave the school on the search of a runway. Our schools’ theater is going through a major transformation. It’s being remodeled to house all the latest equipment and technology and for that reason we are holding our show for the first time off the school grounds.”

The theme of the 2023 Savannah Arts Fashion Show is Tabula Rasa: Transformation. This year is the first that students have run all aspects of the production.

The theme of the 2023 Savannah Arts Fashion Show is Tabula Rasa: Transformation. This year is the first that students have run all aspects of the production.

This year’s fashion show theme is “Tabula Rasa,” which is the theory that individuals are born without built-in mental content, and therefore all knowledge comes from experience or perception. The theme allows for the students to create and be inspired by life itself. “It was a theme that was decided upon by the previous teacher before I came, and so I walked into it going, ‘Okay, what does this mean? How does this work? And what is what is this all about? And the students have a decent idea about that. And so now, how can we make this a reality?'”

“Tabula rasa means blank slate. It comes from a Greek philosophy about how we are not born with any predetermined knowledge. And so, the literal translation means a blank slate. The interpretation is really about philosophy and how we are not when we’re born, we have no predetermined knowledge. The student pieces range from these clown-like pieces, we have this whole

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Mosaic artist Mitzi Hall of Irwin turned down what probably would have been the biggest commission of her career in favor of keeping her creative freedom.

A restaurateur in Arizona had seen an image of one of Hall’s mosaic-inlaid guitars online and asked if she could make one for him.

“He started sending sketches of what he wanted me to do,” said Hall, a lifelong Irwin resident. “He’s sending pictures of butterflies and bees, and I’m saying,’ ick.’ Then he said he had 57 restaurants and he wanted one for every restaurant.

“I thought about it for a skinny minute, and then said I can’t do that.”

Her first objection was the untold hours it would take to crank out the 57 time-consuming mosaics.

“I’m only one person. I can’t do production work,” she said.

Then, she didn’t want to dedicate untold hours to working without a break on one project — and being told what to do in the process.

“I always have multiple projects going on. I work on what I want to work on,” she said. “If I don’t have the energy to work on something, I just don’t do it. I do something else.

“I like to give 110% of myself to my work, and I think it’s only fair to my consumer that I give them my absolute best.”

Hall has been making her one-of-a-kind mosaics for about 15 years. She had some prior experience in making stained glass pieces, but trained herself by trial and error in the art of crafting mosaics.

She’ll turn just about anything into a mosaic — a musical instrument, a mannequin, shoes, a picture frame, a flat board cut into the shape of a heart or a hand.

Three of her glass-shard-covered violins are showing in “Chasing the Sun,”

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Over the years the NBA tunnel has become just as highly watched as the basketball games themselves, as players have used the platform as a way to show off their personal style.

This season, basketball players like Kyle Kuzma, Jordan Clarkson, P.J. Tucker, Chris Paul, Kevin Love and others have continued to make an impression on fans with their pre-game outfits, referred to as “tunnel fits.” Ranging from high-end designers to emerging labels, these athletes have created many viral fashion moments this season, thanks in part to the stylists they work with closely.

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“[The tunnel] allowed them to really exhibit how they feel, what they love and what they’re into — what their aesthetic could be or should be,” said Toreno Winn Jr., who styles Kuzma. “They get to write that narrative on a consistent basis. They have 82 games to show that, plus the playoffs. Playoffs are when the most eyes are on them.”

With the help of their stylists, many NBA athletes have used the tunnel to experiment with their style or show a more personal side.

On one end of the spectrum there are players like Paul and Love, who stick with a more classic style, according to their stylist Courtney Mays.

“It’s really important for me to lean into their authentic style sensibility,” said Mays, who also styles DeAndre Jordan. “Something that I’m really proud of is that all of my clients look completely different. I don’t think there is a mark that says, ‘Courtney Mays dressed them.’ It’s really about how can I elevate or accentuate the things they already love.”

She explained that Love’s style is “classic Americana,” favoring heritage designers, luxurious fabrics and denim styles from brands like Ralph Lauren, Zegna, Kith and Aimé Leon Dore.

Kevin Love

Kevin Love

Paul, on

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MANILA, Philippines — As a well-followed local celebrity, Fashion Week constant and a socialite hailing from the prominent Ongpauco family of Barrio Fiesta fame, Heart Evangelista seems to be the kind of girl who could buy everything she wants – and as endorser of e-commerce site Zalora, as someone who can add to cart anything she likes and check them out without looking at the price. 

But all these are misconception, Heart said at a recent media launch that witnessed her contract renewal with the online shopping portal.

“In terms of clothes, it would be something that I know would be buildable, in the sense that you can mix, match with other items that you have. So even if you say 10 years from now, magagamit mo pa rin ‘tong leather jacket na ‘to, if your answer is ‘yes,’ then I would get it,” she said, dispelling myths that she, as an “artista,” tends to treat clothes as disposable.

Contrary to public opinion, she said she only buys branded and designer stuff not just for everyday OOTD (outfit of the day) but for its future value as a probable investment.

“If it’s something that’s like a trend, then no. If it’s something that’s couture, can be, because for me that’s an art piece that I can eventually showcase in a museum or something like when you usually buy couture dresses, the fashion house sometimes borrows the dress and they’ll like have an exhibit that would go for charity.”

She attested that she doesn’t just go on a shopping spree on a whim: “So, there would always be a reason for me behind each purchase that I have.”

“It would have to be something that would have value, like in jewelry or the bags, you only get the best. If you

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A cockroach. Not the one seen at the Met Gala.Barnaby Chambers/Shutterstock

  • One cockroach had a Met Gala moment that most celebrities only dream of.

  • The lone roach was filmed scurrying up the Metropolitan Museum of Art stairs.

  • It is unclear what became of the couture roach after it disappeared into a throng of onlookers.

Certain celebrities might find it impossible to secure invitations to the Met Gala, but one cockroach got in with ease.

A lone New York City cockroach scurried up the steps of the Met while being filmed and photographed by curious onlookers.

The insect darted from side to side across the carpet, expertly navigating its way up the steps.


At one point, the couture roach paused at the top of a step as if working its angles for the paparazzi.

To some pundits, the roach’s all-black look might’ve been a safe take on the Met Gala’s Karl Lagerfeld-inspired theme, but sporting six rather than two legs on the red carpet is a bold, Kafkaesque choice.

Variety reported on Monday night that the “Met Gala Cockroach” met an untimely end shortly after its moment of glory.

“It is with deep sadness that we must report the #MetGala cockroach was stepped on. #RIP,” the media outlet tweeted.

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Jared Leto cosplayed Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, Choupette, at the 2023 Met Gala.

The “House of Gucci” star made his fifth appearance in a full fur suit, dressing as the late designer’s beloved cat Monday evening, themed to honor the legacy of Lagerfeld.

The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman — who is set to star in and produce a biopic of the late Chanel fashion designer — eventually removed the detachable head and was all smiles as he displayed the eerily-realistic costume of Lagerfeld’s famous Birman cat.

Chouppette was originally rumored to be making her own Met Gala debut but ultimately stayed home.

Leto, 51, later changed into a black ensemble, featuring a silver neckline. He paired the look with a black cape that showcased white shoulder pads.

Jared Leto in cat costume
Jared Leto made his fifth appearance at the Met Gala in a full fur suit in honor of Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, Choupette.
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Jared Leto in cat costume
The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman had people guessing when he showed up in an eerily identical human-sized Choupette costume.
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The “Suicide Squad” star finished his second look off with black gloves and a smoky eye.

The multi-hyphenate wasn’t the only star to hit the carpet as the beloved feline.

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Doja Cat also made her debut wearing synthetics on her face to appear as feline-esk as possible.

At the 2022s Met Gala, Leto was mistaken for a “mystery man” on the carpet who was later revealed to be Fredrik Robertsson.

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Leto is set to star in a biopic of the late Chanel designer.
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Jared Leto at Met Gala in all black
Leto later made an outfit change.
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Robertsson, who wore a silver Iris Van Herpen jumpsuit with silver structured wings, was mistaken as a

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The Kentucky Derby isn’t just a famous horse race, it’s also a nonstop fashion show.

Since its inception in 1875, the annual event has become synonymous with bold dresses, pastel seersuckers, and a sea of over-the-top headwear. The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Sanya Richards-Ross got a first-hand look at this year’s ensembles when she served as a fashion/lifestyle reporter alongside NBC News’ Dylan Dreyer. And, of course, she completely nailed the derby aesthetic.

The four-time Olympic gold medalist kicked off the weekend in a light pink midcalf dress with a square neckline, capped sleeves, and an all-over floral pattern. Sanya rounded out the charming look with a pair of metallic strappy heels and a gorgeous matching headpiece by Derby Dianas, a millinery shop located in Louisville, Kentucky.

“Today at the [Kentucky Derby] we wear pink,” she captioned an Instagram of the Day 1 outfit, “and as always, rock incredible fascinators.”

It was clear Sanya wasn’t the only one who got the pink memo. The spring-ready color completely dominated the weekend, as it appeared in sundresses, hats, and even men’s suiting. Sanya and Drew noted that pink has been a longtime staple in Kentucky Derby fashion, but was taken to a whole new level in 2023.

“We expected pink, but what we didn’t expect was so much hot pink,” Sanya said during a style report segment. “It’s been a really beautiful trend to see all the women rocking their hot pink … We’re so used to men traditionally being in black suits, blue suits, but not today. Men get a chance to express themselves in pink suits, and I live for it.”

Sanya returned on Day 2 with more stunning looks. One was a below-the-knee floral dress with a structured fan neckline and cascading ruffle details. She accessorized

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