After the Met Gala, the beauty world has its own celebration

On the evening of the Met Gala, at a corner table at Mr. Chow on the Upper East Side, Fiona Stiles, the makeup artist who did Gabrielle Union’s makeup for the gala, sat with Hung Vanngo, who did the makeup for Julianne Moore and Laura Harrier, and Elle Gerstein, Blake Lively’s nail artist. They were … Read more

Met gala exhibit examines American fashion, frame by frame

Even for a legendary film director like Martin Scorsese, the assignment was a daunting one. Take one of the famous American period rooms at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and essentially make a one-frame movie with no camera: a tableau, not a film, but using your cinematic sensibility. Your actors are mannequins, and the costumes … Read more

Met Gala: Stars don’t bold shimmery gilded era looks

Blake Lively smiled for the cameras in a grand Versace gown, with husband Ryan Reynolds in brown velvet, Billie Eilish went with an upcycled green lace-trim dress from Gucci and Cynthia Erivo wore sheer white Louis Vuitton with a matching head piece as the Met Gala returned to its berth on the first Monday in … Read more

Models have been exploited forever. Can a law change anything?

On Monday night, the fashion world will gather for the Met Gala, the annual ritual of celebrity opulence that our current social revolution has not yet harpooned. The theme this year is the evolution of American style, an exploration not only of the work of historically significant designers like Charles James and Halston but also … Read more

Met Gala returns: A guide to fashion’s big night

It started in 1948 as a society midnight supper, and it wasn’t even at the Met. Fast forward 70-plus years, and the Met Gala is something totally different, one of the most photographed events in the world for its head-spinning red carpet — though the famous carpeted steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art aren’t … Read more