Kim Kardashian had replica of Met Gala corset made after losing original

Kim Kardashian has a replica of her Met Gala corset specially made after losing the original.The 39-year-old reality star and beauty mogul wore a custom skintight Thierry Mugler gown for last year’s prestigious fashion event in New York, which was comp…

Kim Kardashian has a replica of her Met Gala corset specially made after losing the original.

The 39-year-old reality star and beauty mogul wore a custom skintight Thierry Mugler gown for last year’s prestigious fashion event in New York, which was complemented by a bespoke piece by famous corsetier Mr. Pearl.

Kim took to Instagram to confess that she had misplaced the corset shortly after attending the star-studded event, so flew to London to get another one made to add to her extensive wardrobe archive.

“Just found this in my phone from my special trip to London last year to meet w Mr. Pearl,” she wrote alongside a short clip of her posing in a hotel room mirror wearing the waist-cinching corset.

“I wore a corset like this for the Met Ball for my @manfredthierrymugler Camp look but the corset was misplaced that night, and I want it so badly preserved for my archive that I flew to London to have another made for the archive,” Kim added, alongside a face plant emoji that seemingly described her frustration at losing the one-of-a-kind piece.

The KKW Beauty founder then teased her fans and followers, and revealed she and her team have been hard at work creating extravagant outfits for her upcoming 40th birthday celebrations in October.

“We also might have started making a few more looks including my special 40th bday look. Can’t wait to show you the LOOKSSSS we’ve been cooking up,” the mother-of-four added.

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Anna Wintour: ‘The 2019 Met Gala was the happiest I can remember’

Anna Wintour has described the 2019 Met Gala as one of the “happiest”.Famous faces who attend the prestigious fashion event, held annually on the first Monday in May, are given a theme to adhere to, which is based on the exhibition staged at The Costum…

Anna Wintour has described the 2019 Met Gala as one of the “happiest”.

Famous faces who attend the prestigious fashion event, held annually on the first Monday in May, are given a theme to adhere to, which is based on the exhibition staged at The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Last year, the theme was Camp: Notes on Fashion, and in a new interview with Billy Porter for The Hollywood Reporter, the U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief recalled it being one of the best experiences she can remember as all of the guests felt so free.

“Each Met Gala responds to what the exhibition subject is. Some have been a little bit more stiff, like when we did (Charles James: Beyond Fashion) or more aggressive, when we did (Punk: Chaos to Couture),” Wintour explained. “It all depends on what the exhibition is. Camp was the happiest night that I can remember in all the years because I think people just so enjoyed themselves, enjoyed dressing up and not having any sense of, ‘Do I look right?’ It was, ‘This is who I am.’ Everybody had a smile on their face.”

And Wintour also defended the use of the word ‘camp,’ which has previously been used as a derogatory description of gay people.

“If you look at the history of what the word means, it means that things that are a little bit off – rather than the way that I think some people think of it. Camp is celebration of self-expression,” the 70-year-old commented, noting that the exhibition itself – curated by Andrew Bolton – was a celebration. “What we all wanted to celebrate in that exhibition is that you need to be who you are, and nobody should tell you anything else… It was beautiful.”

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Anna Wintour ‘couldn’t say no’ to Billy Porter’s show-stopping 2019 Met Gala look

Anna Wintour couldn’t turn down Billy Porter’s request to be carried into the 2019 Met Gala by six shirtless men while dressed as an Egyptian sun king.The Vogue editor-in-chief has been the chairwoman of the prestigious fashion event since 1995, and at…

Anna Wintour couldn’t turn down Billy Porter’s request to be carried into the 2019 Met Gala by six shirtless men while dressed as an Egyptian sun king.

The Vogue editor-in-chief has been the chairwoman of the prestigious fashion event since 1995, and attendees are sometimes required to run their outfit choices past her to be approved.

The Pose star previously revealed that he had to ask Wintour for her permission to be carried down the red carpet by six men, while he lay atop the procession wearing a creation by The Blonds which featured 10-foot wings, a 24-carat gold headpiece, and custom Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

And in a new interview conducted by Porter for The Hollywood Reporter, he quizzed the 70-year-old on her decision to approve his extravagant outfit.

“I get a lot of emails, a lot of text messages, every single day. I don’t often get an email saying, ‘I would like to arrive at the Met as an Egyptian sun king surrounded by six young men with no shirts on.’ I mean, how could you possibly say no?” she quipped.

Wintour added that the reception from the crowd when Porter arrived was so loud, that it broke a staff member’s phone.

“I don’t know if you know this, but when you arrived, there was such a roar from the crowds across the street that you blew out all the phones that the red carpet team had, and we had to get them new ones,” she told the Like a Boss actor.

“The applause was so loud. It was beyond anything and it was magnificent – such a perfect, fantastic choice for that particular night. It was historic. Congratulations,” Wintour added.

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Met Gala 2020 officially cancelled

The 2020 edition of the Met Gala has officially been cancelled. The annual Costume Institute Gala was due to be held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on 4 May, with the bash to celebrate the opening of the spring exhibition titled Ab…

The 2020 edition of the Met Gala has officially been cancelled.

The annual Costume Institute Gala was due to be held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on 4 May, with the bash to celebrate the opening of the spring exhibition titled About Time: Fashion and Duration.

Back in March, regular co-chair and U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour announced the fundraising event had been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, and museum officials subsequently declared on Tuesday that there will be no Met Gala this year.

The Met has been closed since March and it looks set to reopen in mid-August or shortly after, in accordance with New York authorities’ phased reopening plan for the city.

About Time: Fashion and Duration, which documents the changes in fashion throughout the Met’s 150-year history, is currently scheduled to open on 29 October and run until 7 February 2021.

Met officials have scrapped all talks, tours, concerts, and events to be held at the museum for the rest of 2020. They hope to resume the Met Gala and other events, including a belated celebration of its 150th anniversary, next year. The 2021 bash will be focused on next year’s Costume Institute exhibition.

The co-chairs of the 2020 edition were to include Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquiere and Hollywood stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emma Stone, and Meryl Streep.

Founded in 1948, the Met Gala was established as a way to raise money for the newly-founded Costume Institute. Over the course of the gala’s history, it has been cancelled twice – following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, and in 2002, after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

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Karlie Kloss faced make-up emergency before 2017 Met Gala

Karlie Kloss was concerned she’d miss the red carpet for the 2017 Met Gala after her make-up artist failed to show up on time. The model attended the prestigious fashion event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City wearing a plunging Carol…

Karlie Kloss was concerned she’d miss the red carpet for the 2017 Met Gala after her make-up artist failed to show up on time.

The model attended the prestigious fashion event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City wearing a plunging Carolina Herrera tuxedo minidress, a bob wig, and pointed heels.

Reflecting on her past Met Gala appearances in a video posted to her YouTube channel, Karlie revealed that she wore a natural dewy make-up look that year because she would have missed the red carpet otherwise.

“My make-up artist, who I adore, I was sharing him with somebody else – Beyonce,” she explained. “He got stuck in traffic and he essentially didn’t make it to do my make-up until 15 minutes before I was supposed to be on the red carpet. He decided to do a really natural dewy look because there wasn’t time for anything else.”

With her make-up done and time running out for her to make the red carpet, Karlie jumped in a bicycle taxi to get to the museum nearby.

“I didn’t want to miss the red carpet, and so I did what anyone would do – I jumped in a bike taxi. We make it two blocks away and they’ve shut down the street,” the 27-year-old recalled. “I’m sweating bullets, I’m freaking out, we have to wiggle our way through the crowd, some nice police officer saw me, took my hand and took me across the street… I made it.”

Analysing the finished look in the video, Karlie admitted she wasn’t a fan of the peroxide blonde bob she wore.

“In theory, I loved the idea of doing something different and doing a wig for the red carpet, and in retrospect, it just wasn’t quite great,” she mused.

The 2020 Met Gala, which was set to take place earlier this month, has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus crisis.

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Naomi Campbell: ‘We knew how to dress up in the ’90s!’

Naomi Campbell has reflected on the enjoyment she had dressing up in the 1990s.The British supermodel launched her career in the late ’80s, and by the next decade, was one of the most sought-after names in the fashion industry. Recalling some of her to…

Naomi Campbell has reflected on the enjoyment she had dressing up in the 1990s.

The British supermodel launched her career in the late ’80s, and by the next decade, was one of the most sought-after names in the fashion industry.

Recalling some of her top Met Gala moments in a new video for Vogue.com, Naomi pinpointed her debut alongside Gianni Versace in 1990 as a highlight and noted that she had such a fun time in the colourful Versace minidress she wore for the night.

“I was in such awe to first be invited by Gianni Versace through my roommate Christy Turlington,” she shared. “The ’90s, you wore everything. You dressed up in the ’90s! It didn’t matter if you were just going to dinner. We would all go for dinner outside of work, Christy, Linda (Evangelista), and I, and we would dress up. Enjoy your clothes, enjoy your accessories, enjoy your hair!”

Naomi went on to speak about some of her other Met Gala ensembles, including the “fairy tale” Versace gown she sported to the 1995 event, as well as pieces from Comme des Garcons designer Rei Kawakubo and her “papa”, late couturier Azzedine Alaia.

But one of her all-time favourites has to be the mint green Alexander McQueen dress that brand founder Lee McQueen custom-made for her to wear to the ball back in 2006.

“As a Brit, I wanted to wear a Brit. I thought it would be a great idea if I wore Alexander McQueen. This was to be his last season at Givenchy. Anna (Wintour) actually chose the colour of my pale green dress and then Lee did his magic with the Givenchy staff. And one of the things I remember so much from the fitting is how much Lee loved his staff and how he treated them. It just one of my fittings that I’ll never forget,” the 49-year-old smiled.

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Cardi B insisted on embracing her natural hair for 2018 Met Gala

Cardi B was determined to embrace her natural hair for the 2018 Met Gala.The Bodak Yellow hitmaker stepped out alongside designer Jeremy Scott for the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination-themed event held at the Metropolitan Museum of…

Cardi B was determined to embrace her natural hair for the 2018 Met Gala.

The Bodak Yellow hitmaker stepped out alongside designer Jeremy Scott for the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination-themed event held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City back in May 2018.

Cardi was in the first trimester of her pregnancy with daughter Kulture at the time, and when it came to her look, the star had very specific ideas – right down to the styling of her hair.

“All I thought about was just royal, queen, mother Mary, because I was pregnant. I really wanted to do that, but a modern version… I love when my real hair is out… It was like a lion. I just feel so beautiful, I feel so natural, I feel like that represents me,” the 27-year-old said in a video for Vogue.com, before hinting that she had a few extensions added in for more volume. “I mean, my hair don’t get that big, you know what I’m saying? I need more inches.”

And Jeremy was thrilled Cardi stuck to her guns when it came to her hairstyle.

“She was dead set that she wanted to have this hair, and this volume. So, she went that direction, and again, I think she was completely right,” he added.

Elsewhere in the clip, the rapper also divulged that she was very picky about finding the exact right shade of red lipstick for the prestigious fashion bash, and eventually settled on a striking ruby hue.

“Us women, we are very specific about red. So, we decided to do a red lip, and I just felt like the red didn’t match. It wasn’t the red that I wanted, so my make-up artist was running back and forth getting different types of reds to match the jewels on the dress and the crown… just the little things set everything off,” she smiled.

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Liv Tyler ‘freaked out’ about wearing rebellious top to 1999 Met Gala

Liv Tyler was worried about wearing a casual top to the 1999 Met Gala because it “wasn’t really appropriate” for the prestigious fashion event.The actress, the daughter of Aerosmith frontman Steve Tyler, was invited to the glamorous red carpet event, w…

Liv Tyler was worried about wearing a casual top to the 1999 Met Gala because it “wasn’t really appropriate” for the prestigious fashion event.

The actress, the daughter of Aerosmith frontman Steve Tyler, was invited to the glamorous red carpet event, which had the theme Rock Style, by designer Stella McCartney, the daughter of Beatles legend Paul McCartney, and the duo opted to reference their famous fathers by wearing white one-shoulder tops bearing the words “Rock Royalty”.

The Lord of the Rings star discussed the infamous fashion moment with Vogue to commemorate this year’s Met Gala, which has been indefinitely postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and revealed that Stella, who was then the creative director of French fashion label Chloe, simply invited her to “an event at the museum”.

Liv paired the customised top with a long black Comme des Garcons skirt, while Stella wore low-rise Chloe trousers, and the Armageddon star was worried about the look.

“I was freaking out about my boobs!” the 42-year-old laughed. “It wasn’t really appropriate that we wore those shirts. Officially, we weren’t following the honours of the dress code. It was very cool and rebellious of Stella… It was an amazing thing, in a way. We were just being ourselves.”

Stella also opened up about the headline-making outfits, revealing that on the morning of the event, she bought a pack of tops from U.S. store Hanes and took them to vintage rock-and-roll shop Filth Mart in New York to get them customised, with her instructing staff to hack off sleeves and add studs and ribbons.

“I didn’t come at it intentionally to be rebellious at all. I didn’t know what people wore,” she explained. “In this day and age, people would really plan it and overthink it intentionally to get attention in the media. And we really didn’t, and that is what is so lovely about it.”

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Karlie Kloss saddened by negative reaction to 2019 Met Gala dress

Karlie Kloss was upset by the negative reaction to the dress she wore to the 2019 Met Gala.The model stepped out at the Camp: Notes on Fashion-themed event in May 2019 wearing a gold Gucci x Dapper Dan strapless dress with voluminous black off-the-shou…

Karlie Kloss was upset by the negative reaction to the dress she wore to the 2019 Met Gala.

The model stepped out at the Camp: Notes on Fashion-themed event in May 2019 wearing a gold Gucci x Dapper Dan strapless dress with voluminous black off-the-shoulder sleeves.

But while Karlie was happy with the ensemble, fashion critics weren’t so kind, and in a new video for her YouTube channel, she admitted it was “probably not” her best-ever choice.

“I don’t go for it on the themes as much as other people do, I maybe could go for it more? In 2019, I admit was probably not my best fashion choice. Every article that was like, ‘Best Dressed, Worst Dressed,’ I was the Worst Dressed. Every article, every review, ‘Karlie Kloss Worst Dressed at the Met.’ Which was not fun, it didn’t feel good,” she stated. “I could tell the reaction, literally from the minute I walked onto the red carpet. (People said), ‘Karlie looks like a Twix bar.’ I was very sad by that, because I liked my look. I loved working with Dapper Dan and Gucci and making this dress.”

Karlie also went on to reveal that she suffered a minor wardrobe malfunction shortly before the Met Gala kicked off.

“The other thing that happened with this dress, and pretty much every dress that I’ve ever worn to the red carpet at a Met Gala, is moments before I’m walking out the door, something rips. So, the seamstress and I are standing in the lobby and she’s sewing it back onto my dress,” the 27-year-old sighed.

Elsewhere in the clip, Karlie reflected on some of her favourite looks from past Met Gala parties, highlighting the purple Donna Karan dress she wore in 2010, the custom-made gold Dior gown she sported in 2011, and the sleek white Brandon Maxwell number she donned for the 2016 bash.

“I loved it. He created a multifunctional design to this dress. It started out with a cape. By the time I made it to the red carpet, I took the cape off,” she gushed of Brandon’s design.

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Kim Kardashian West had a different look planned for 2016 Met Gala

Kim Kardashian almost wore a totally different outfit to the 2016 Met Gala.In a new YouTube video filmed for Balmain’s archives, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star spoke about the spontaneous change of plans to her intended red carpet outfit. “I …

Kim Kardashian almost wore a totally different outfit to the 2016 Met Gala.

In a new YouTube video filmed for Balmain’s archives, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star spoke about the spontaneous change of plans to her intended red carpet outfit.

“I don’t know if anyone knows this, but we had a fully different look; an all-sequin gown to the floor look that (I was) going to wear for the Met Gala,” Kim recalled, adding that she and Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing ultimately decided to replace the outfit because “we wanted (it) to be more metal-y”.

The theme of the 2016 event was Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, with the accompanying Costume Institute exhibition exploring how designers reconciled handmade and machine-made techniques in the creation of haute couture and ready-to-wear.

Kim went on to explain that her revised ensemble comprised “a skirt and then a top from something else”. The resulting two-piece resembled a futuristic, feminine suit of armour, with a full-sleeved bodice and skirt with thigh-high slit.

Coupled with her husband Kanye West’s jewel-encrusted silver Balmain x Yeezy jacket, the combined look went on to become one of the most memorable of the year.

Elsewhere in the video, Rousteing remembered celebrating the efforts of his team at the annual extravaganza.

“What was beautiful is the diversity of our table, everybody looked incredible and everybody got along so well,” he smiled.

Usually the biggest party of the year for the fashion world, the 2020 Met Gala has been indefinitely postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Yet, designers and celebrities have taken to sharing memories of previous years on social media, with Rousteing insisting 2016 was one of his favourites.

“A night that you almost forgot the stress of the Met Gala, it was more like a family reunion. And that is something I haven’t experienced a lot in my life,” the 34-year-old reflected.

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