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The time before Thanksgiving is usually full of meal prep and excitement but this year is obviously feeling much different. I’ve put together some new shows and openings to keep your mind off the news. I couldn’t finish season three of The Crown because I thought Olivia Coleman was overdoing it as the Queen but […]

I really thought I was going to love the Charles James: Beyond Fashion exhibition today at The Metropolitan Museum of Art but I found it underwhelming.  The gowns and other pieces are beautiful but the pitch black rooms with strange futuristic cameras was distracting and disappointing.  I would have loved to have seen the dresses […]

Beyond Fashion

05 . 05 . 14

Sorry for the lack of posts the last few days.  I just felt like I needed a little break.  I’ll be back with a post later today but first, I’m off to the press preview for Charles James:Beyond Fashion exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It opens to the public on May 8 and runs […]

Punk: Chaos to Couture

05 . 06 . 13

It would be interesting to hear the logic behind the decision to choose Punk: Chaos to Couture as the subject of the The Metropolitan Museum‘s Costume Institute exhibition this year.  Especially considering they already examined some of these themes in the recent shows AngloMania and Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.  I will admit that it’s not my favorite […]

I’ve never fancied myself an Alexander McQueen fan but after viewing the new Savage Beauty exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art honoring the late designer, I will be one for life. It is one of the best Costume Institute shows that I have ever seen.  Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton have not only assembled […]

The East Coast equivalent to the Oscars is the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala hosted by Vogue.  While you have to be pretty well connected in the fashion world to be invited to the glamorous event, I was able to attend the morning preview.  This year’s Costume Institute exhibition is dedicated to Alexander […]

Met Ball Best Dressed

05 . 04 . 10

The Met Ball red carpet is actually better than the red carpet at the Oscars and I wish that the E! network would report live so we could see all the fabulosity unfold. Reading all the tweets was fun but definitely not the same! These are those that I deem best dressed including O and […]

A Fashionable Fete

05 . 03 . 10

Tonight is the social event of the season for the fashion flock. The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art annual gala know better as the Met Ball will support the new exhibit, American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity. Makes sense that the Gap is the sponsor although I doubt many woman in attendance […]