Last night's annual Met Gala brought out stars to celebrate the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit. From models to small- and big-screen actors, celebrities shared inside looks at their beauty preparations, red carpet arrivals, and glimpses inside the event itself on social media for the museum's fashion event. Gisele Bündchen snapped a picture of her and husband Tom Brady in the car on the way to the Met, while Kim Kardashian buddied up with Beyoncé and Solange Knowles inside the event. Kelly Osbourne gave Jennifer Lopez's behind a thumbs-up, and Miley Cyrus, Emma Roberts, Cara Delevigne, and more got the afterparty started. Meanwhile, Emmy Rossum, Jessica Biel, and Jessica Alba all shared sneak peeks of their pre-event routines in the makeup chair. Click through to see the best social media snaps from the 2013 Met Gala! And in case you missed it, you can catch a replay of the red carpet stream on Vogue.com.
Would the Pre-Fall 2013 collections make sense on safari? That seems to be the question Carine Roitfeld wanted to answer in her latest fashion story for Harper's Bazaar, "The Animal Nursery."
Roitfeld tasked Sebastian Faena with photographing the 16-page story, which features models like Kate Upton, Irina Shayk, and Tilda Lindstam and a variety of young animals including a disarmingly adorable ambush of baby tigers.
The story will run in all 26 international editions of Harper's Bazaar, but you can take a look at a few of the images in advance here in the gallery.
Photos courtesy of Harper's Bazaar
To celebrate the second issue of her magazine CR Fashion Book, Carine Roitfeld invited a bevy of industry figureheads and celebrities to a party at the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris. Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander Wang, Leigh Lezark, Kanye West, and Jessica Stam were among the stars in attendance, as was Kate Moss, who wore a fresh-from-the-runway ensemble from Fall 2013 Saint Laurent and attended with husband Jamie Hince. Those assembled took in a performance by Paris Opera singer Marie-Agnès Gillot, and Roitfeld herself led the first dance while guests looked on and took photos. The party even included a star from the auto industry: a CR Fashion Book-branded Mercedes-Benz.
Get a look at all the industry names and stylish stars who went to the party here in the gallery.
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Carine Roitfeld counts her private ballet lessons as the inspiration for the dance-themed second issue of her magazine, CR Fashion Book.
"I'm obsessed with the body of the ballet dancer, obsessed with the music and obsessed with the Russian tradition in ballet," Roitfeld told WWD. "When you are a dancer, you don't get money. You do it because you love it. It's so pure and beautiful — the freedom, the movement, the gestures."
It follows that the pictures in the magazine would be beautiful, too. Gus Van Sant captured dancer Sergei Polunin in the middle of a leap for one of the issue's covers; for the other, he shot a stiletto pointe shoe created by artist Brigitte Niedermair. The issue includes Rick Owens's first ever editorial, a photo story by Bruce Weber, and Gisele Bündchen's interview with model Kiara Kabukuru. Photographer Maurizi Bavutti captured a surreal vision of what dancers look like backstage, and Kacper Kasprzyk depicted a dancer's life and training by photographing David Hallberg.
The second issue of CR Fashion Book will be on European shelves Feb. 21 and will debut stateside Feb. 28. A sneak peek here in the gallery.
Photo courtesy of CR Fashion Book
Many fashionable Hollywood celebrities turned up the glamour at last night's amfAR Gala at NYC's Cipriani 42nd Street. The event, which helps kick off New York Fashion Week, was full of designers and celebs in stylish gowns. Ashley Greene wore a white Giambattista Valli frock while Sarah Jessica Parker went for a daring Maison Martin Margiela Couture pink dress. Honoree Heidi Klum donned a black Michael Kors number, which she wore when she chatted with the designer and her former Project Runway costar on the red carpet.
Other guests included Cheyenne Jackson, Chloë Sevigny, couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, who dazzled in a dramatic Zac Posen gown. Of course, the night wasn't only about fashion — the amfAR Gala benefits AIDS research and honors those who have made significant contributions towards the fight against the deadly disease. In addition to Heidi, designer Kenneth Cole and Janet Jackson were honored for their work with the organization.
In fact, Grazia, the first news outlet to report on the pairing, has since taken its post down, but that hasn't stopped other sites from picking up the story. If the rumors hold water, Roitfeld would replace Balenciaga's longtime stylist Marie-Amélie Sauvé, who worked with Nicolas Ghesquière during his tenure at the brand.
Wang and Roitfeld are friends, too, and have worked together in the past (Wang was photographed for Karl Lagerfeld's book The Little Black Jacket, which Roitfeld helped style), but this partnership would be their biggest collaboration yet. In her new position, Roitfeld would help Wang style his runway collections and ad campaigns, giving her an undeniable influence at the brand.
Wang took over for Ghesquière at the end of December and will present his first collection for the house in February. Whether Roitfeld will have anything to do with the show remains to be seen.
Barneys won't debut anything from its holiday retail project until Wednesday, but stills from the coordinating film reveal a host of fashion people turned into cartoon characters.
In addition to the list of boldface names already included in Electric Holiday, the Disney animated film will feature animated versions of Linda Evangelista, Cathy Horyn, Daphne Guinness, Naomi Campbell, Franca Sozzani, Anna Dello Russo (at left), and Nicolas Ghesquière, among others. All of them participate in some way in Minnie Mouse's ultimate daydream: to walk down the runway during Paris Fashion Week.
The short film follows Minnie Mouse doing just that. After falling in love with a Lanvin dress she sees in a store window, Minnie Mouse slips into a reverie about wearing the dress in the City of Light. During her daydream, she stops to pose for Juergen Teller and Mario Sorrenti and rubs elbows with Carine Roitfeld.
A sneak peek at the film below, and a look at stills of all the fashion people here in the gallery.
Photos courtesy of Barneys.
In her new role as global fashion director at Harper's Bazaar, Carine Roitfeld says she won't be working for the American edition's editor in chief, Glenda Bailey.
"I'm always independent," Roitfeld said in an interview after a talk about her life and work at New York's French Institute this week. "No boss."
She added that while Bailey is "a very important part of Bazaar," she'll work primarily with Hearst Magazines International president and CEO Duncan Edwards. (Last month when the magazine announced it had hired Roitfeld, it said she would collaborate with the American edition's creative director, Stephen Gan.) Roitfeld will create four stories a year that will appear across Bazaar's international editions. On stage, Roitfeld said, "Suddenly, I've passed from like 50,000 readers [at Vogue Paris] to 11 million readers."
"When you're talking to a wider scale of readers, you think a bit differently," she told WWD. "You will recognize me in the pictures. My way, my castings, the way I put clothes together, it's very me."
During the talk, Roitfeld said her new position is a first in the world of fashion magazines.
"I think it's very interesting because of the globalization in fashion," she said. "Everyone in Shanghai and Berlin can buy the same dress. And now, because of this possibility with Bazaar, the woman in Shanghai and the woman in Berlin and New York, they can read and see exactly the same story. . . . Imagine how exciting it is to be able to talk to all these women, to give them the same knowledge, in a way."
Photo: Courtesy of French Institute Alliance Francaise.
Anna Wintour's townhouse in the West Village lost power during Hurricane Sandy, so she — and a number of other industry types who live in lower Manhattan — headed uptown for safety at one of two upscale hotels.
Wintour reportedly ended up at The Mark, a five-star hotel on 77th Street at Madison Avenue. Carine Roitfeld and her son Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld are also there, as are Marc Jacobs and Helena Christensen. Hotelier André Balazs was spotted dining at the hotel's restaurant.
The Carlyle hotel, just a block away at 76th and Madison, is the temporary home of Grace Coddington, Mary-Kate Olsen, and Olsen's boyfriend Olivier Sarkozy. According to Derek Blasberg, he's also holed up at The Carlyle with Karlie Kloss, Lily Donaldson, and Poppy Delevingne.
While the close proximity of some of the most influential people in the industry might simply be a matter of coincidence, the hotels they're staying in do have places in fashion history. Vera Wang's first boutique, opened in 1990, is located on the ground floor of The Carlyle. Meanwhile, The Mark is a popular place for celebrities to get ready for the Met Gala, as it's conveniently located not far from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
And what of those who didn't head to hotels? Mickey Boardman is staying with his friend Marjorie Gubelmann and Garance Doré headed to an unspecified "uptown camp" so she could keep her site running. Nicola Formichetti bucked the trend and traveled south to Williamsburg, where he found "power, lights, food and Internet!"