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What Is This Year's Met Gala Theme? A Brief Explainer

On Monday, May 2—that is, per the documentary title, the first Monday in May—the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute will host the annual Met Gala, the star-studded evening referred to by many as “the Super Bowl of fashion.” … 232 more words



New York, NY – Over 150 pieces of haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion—including works from Chanel, Miyake, and Dior—to discover in The Costume Institute’s exhibition, Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.   79 more words

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Betty Kirke: Fashion Olympian

Betty Kirke was a moving force in the New York world of fashion history.  To say she was an Olympian would be more accurate.  This is because Betty Kirke, at middle age (and after retiring twice), became an Olympian.   609 more words

Met Reveals More Details About Spring 'Manus x Machina' Show

The Met’s Costume Institute has revealed more information about its spring exhibition, “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” this week.

The new exhibition opens on May 5 and will be celebrated at the annual Met Gala on May 2, where Idris Elba, Jonathan Ive, Taylor Swift, and Anna Wintour are heading up this year’s event. 148 more words


Good Bye Wool, Hello Down!

Upon arrival in New Orleans this week, I jammed my down coat into its stuff sack, and stored it in my suitcase. I needed a warm coat in New Jersey and only a light sweater there. 333 more words


From the Closet of a Countess

“The thoughts of a ball awaken the joyful parts of our imagination. The ball holds out the prospect of something mysterious that may perhaps change your life.” 538 more words

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