<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - TV, movies, music and celebrity news - [NATL] 2018 Met Gala]]>Copyright 2019http://www.nbcsandiego.com/entertainment/entertainment-newsen-usWed, 13 Nov 2019 02:27:27 -0800Wed, 13 Nov 2019 02:27:27 -0800NBC Local Integrated Media<![CDATA[Kylie Jenner Snaps Star-Studded Selfie in Met Gala Bathroom ]]>421027133Tue, 02 May 2017 07:52:22 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/jennerselfie.jpg

Kylie Jenner found an unlikely spot for a star-studded selfie at the Met Gala: the museum's bathroom.

Jenner posted what she calls the "annual bathroom selfie" on Instagram Monday night . The photo includes her sisters Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian as well as Sean "Diddy" Combs, Frank Ocean, A$AP Rocky and Oscar winner Brie Larson.

Larson later joked on Instagram that she had "to go to the bathroom and ended up famous."

The shot came in spite of a rumored ban on selfies at the event. The New York Post reported in 2015 that Met Gala guests were sent notices that phones could not be used for photography or social media.

Images shared by numerous attendees show the rule has been routinely flouted.

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<![CDATA[5 Over-the-Top Met Gala Outfits]]>420954113Tue, 02 May 2017 05:20:15 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DIT_ENT_METGALA_050117-149368662483300001.jpg

5 Over-the-Top Met Gala Outfits]]>
<![CDATA[Best Red Carpet Looks From the 2017 Met Gala]]>420923223Tue, 02 May 2017 04:33:07 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/MetGala_THUMB.jpg]]><![CDATA['Beats the Traffic': Karlie Kloss Takes Pedicab to Met Gala]]>420955563Mon, 01 May 2017 18:07:47 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/212*120/GettyImages-675618534.jpg

Rush-hour traffic in New York City is rough.

Now add a star-studded fête, a swarm of star-gazing fans and a queue of luxury SUVs lining the city streets, and Manhattan is paralyzed.

Getting to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side for the Costume Institute's Met Gala Monday evening proved difficult for many celebrities. Gala guests are given staggered arrival times, and showing up to the red carpet un-fashionably late could land you on Anna Wintour's bad side. 

So what's a celebrity to do?

If you're Karlie Kloss, you hop on a pedicab. The model zoomed to the Met, cutting through Central Park, on a pedicab to avoid the standstill traffic. “Riding in style,” Kloss, in full hair and makeup, says in a video posted on Twitter, adding "beats the traffic."

“When there's too much traffic en route to the #MetGala, you take a pedi cab,” the supermodel wrote.

And the open-aired bicycle-powered ride didn’t ravage her look. Kloss stepped on the red carpet donning a Carolina Herrera dress and a flawless coif.

Actress Mindy Kaling, who arrived in a blue embroidered Prabel Gurung gown, told New York Times reporter Jacob Bernstein, “I took the 6 (train) from Nolita.”

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<![CDATA[Revealed: The Story Behind Beyonce's 2012 Met Gala Gown]]>420808263Mon, 01 May 2017 11:15:27 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/beyoncegaladress.jpg

What goes into styling Beyonce for the Met Gala? Apparently, it can all take less than 24 hours.

The pregnant singer will probably be a no-show this year, but we'd be remiss not to acknowledge the most epic moments from the biggest night in fashion's past. Beyonce, of course, owns many of them.

Remember her pale-pink latex ensemble from 2016? Then there was that high ponytail and naked dress combo for the China: Through the Looking Glass theme. Year after year, she impresses (in mostly Givenchy). And year after year, you'll see stylist Ty Hunter trailing behind her, fluffing and fixing her train on the famously steep, red steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Although Hunter doesn't have any plans to attend the star-studded extravaganza this year, one can never know. Beyonce could call him day of and tell him that she wants to attend. She did just that in 2012.

"It was Met Gala, and Beyonce decided that day that she wanted to go," Hunter revealed to E! News.

While most stylists would balk at the thought of prepping for such a high-profile event in less than 24 hours, Beyonce relayed a much more nonchalant attitude about attending. (Who knew you could RSVP on such short notice!)

"It was like, 'If we can, we go. If we can't, we won't," he recalled. The team was in the midst of rehearsing for an upcoming tour, and there was little time to plan. Not to mention, it was one of the first times Beyonce would be seen in public after having daughter Blue Ivy. "Thank god Givenchy made a dress for her for a prior event that we didn't use."

The veteran stylist made a simple call into the Parisian fashion house, and luckily, they were able to expedite the gown back onto Beyonce's body.

The dress that saved the day? A black, long-sleeved, embellished, see-through dress that masterfully transitioned into a purple, feathered train.

"It was kind of the beginning of the illusion dress," Hunter noted. "It fit perfect. The dress didn't really need anything else."

The veteran stylist did put in a quick call to jeweler Lorraine Schwartz, who "always seems to have what we need," a.k.a. a pair of diamond stud earrings. The rest, as they say, was fashion history.

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<![CDATA['Such a Jerk Parade': Meet the Celebs Who Hate the Met Gala]]>420839603Mon, 01 May 2017 11:14:49 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/met+gala+sucks.jpg

The Met Gala. It's avant-garde, extravagant fashion, the country's entertainment elite and jaw-dropping decor. Who could possibly say no?

Well, according to a few celebrities, the Met Gala isn't all roses. Tina Fey and Gwyneth Paltrow are just a few that have publicly criticized the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute's famous ball. Is all of the glamour just a facade?

According to 2016 attendee Demi Lovato's Instagram, the gala may not be a place that welcomes her "awkward" nature. In the posted photo, it looks like the singer is uncomfortably standing alone as Nicki Minaj appears to be giving her side-eye. The famous steps are a place for perfection, and...well...the singer had some trouble getting comfortable, telling her followers that it would be her first and last time she was attending. But, she isn't the only one that felt out of place.

Previous attendee Amy Schumer expressed to SiriusXM radio host Howard Stern that the costume-like fashion was not her style: "We're dressed up like f------- a-------." Although the comedian enjoys a good costume party, this one was clearly missing the "fun" she was hoping for. It was "punishment," she said. "I got to meet Beyoncé, and she was like, 'Is this your first Met Gala' and I was like, 'It's my last.'"

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Tina Fey's experience didn't seem to differ much from Schumer's. On the "Late Show With David Letterman," she, too, shared musings on the nature of the event. "It is such a jerk parade...if you had a million arms and all the people you would punch in the whole world, they were all there," she joked. From walking through a hallway of gorgeous boys that stood as decoration, dealing with mean yet successful people, sitting next to a CEO on ecstasy, the actress and her husband were over it.

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If there's anyone that seems to fit the mold of the typical Met Gala invite list, it's Gwyneth Paltrow. She's a Hollywood A-lister, after all. She's a red carpet veteran with established relationships with the world's biggest designers, makeup artists and hairstylists.  But, the Goop owner was not impressed by the antics. "I'm never going again. It was so un-fun. It was boiling. It was too crowded. I did not enjoy it at all," she told USA Today.

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Then, there's Lena Dunham, an actress who has built a reputation around being unapologetically herself. Yet, she found herself publicly apologizing in 2016 for her insecurities after sharing in her Lenny Letter that she felt that Odell Beckham, Jr., who sat with her at the event, thought, "That's a marshmallow. That's a child. That's a dog," when he saw her in a tuxedo. It was her own feelings of being lesser than that propelled her anxiety: "It was like a countdown to when we could escape." 

<![CDATA[2017 Met Gala: 7 Things to Know About Rei Kawakubo]]>420864683Mon, 01 May 2017 06:04:37 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-632048934.jpg

When it comes to Rei Kawakubo, expect the unexpected.

The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will dedicate its spring fashion exhibition to the 74-year-old creator of the label Comme des Garçon. It is only the second time in the museum’s history that an exhibition has been mounted to honor a living designer, the first being Yves Saint Laurent in 1973.

The Japanese visionary behind the influential label is famously mysterious and tight-lipped. Kawakubo avoids being photographed and rarely gives interviews. She is not well known among the wider public, but that appears to be how Kawakubo likes it.

Yet she has remained a silent powerful force in the fashion scene for decades. While the pieces Kawakubo shows on the runway are unconventional, favoring the avant-garde over wearability, many of the elements in her pieces have trickled down to the mainstream, such as unfinished hems, elaborate draping, and asymmetrical silhouettes.

"Rei Kawakubo is one of the most important and influential designers of the past 40 years," Andre Bolton, curator of the Met's Costume Institute, said in a video profile. "By inviting us to rethink fashion as a site of constant creation, recreation and hybridity, she has defined the aesthetics of our time."

Bolton has been tasked with illustrating Kawakubo’s influence and work in context for a mass audience in “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçon: Art of the In-Between.” The exhibit will run from May 4 through Sept. 4.

Ahead of the exhibition launch, here are seven things to know about designer Rei Kawakubo:

Kawakubo never trained to be a fashion designer. She studied art and literature at Tokyo's Keio University and got her start in fashion working in marketing at a textile factory. She credits that lack of a formal fashion education for giving her the freedom to explore with her pieces and sidestep any preconceived notions about how clothes should be made.

Like Some Boys
Kawakubo first began making clothing when she worked as a stylist and couldn’t find the types of garments she wanted. She started designing clothes in 1969 under the label Comme des Garçons, which is French for “like boys.” The name was lifted from the French song “Tous les garçons et les filles” by Francoise Hardy. Comme de Garçon was an instant hit in Japan.

Ragged Chic
In April 1981, Kawakubo made her debut at Paris Fashion Week at a time when fashion was dominated by the high glamour and bright colors of Gianni Versace and Thierry Mugler. Kawakubo’s collection was unlike anything anyone in the Western fashion world had seen before: The all-black clothing was in tatters, oversized and shapeless. The fashion community in Europe and the U.S. was stunned and dismissed it as “Hiroshima's revenge.”

Lumps and Bumps
Often ignoring the regularities of human form in her designs, Kawakubo uses material abundantly, inflating the garments to surreal proportions. Famous for her four-armed jackets or added lumps and bumps, as seen in the 1997 Quasimodo-esque collection “Dress Meets Body, Body Meets Dress,” Kawakubo has constantly challenged preconceived ideas of how women should dress.

If Comme de Garçons collections are any indication, Monday night’s Met Gala red carpet will surely be interesting.

Karl Lagerfeld, Nicolas Ghesquière, creative director of Louis Vuitton, Céline creative director Phoebe Philo and Marc Jacobs, have all listed Kawakubo as an influence in their designs. Without Kawakubo, there may not have been a Miu Miu cut-off sunglasses trend. She even influenced how labels reached consumers. Throughout the 2000s, Comme des Garçons came to be known for their “guerrilla” stores, as fashionistas called them, kicking off a major pop-up shop trend that's still popular today.

CDG Play
Today Kawakubo and her husband Adrian Joffe preside over a multimillion-dollar privately held company with both commercial and fashion-forward lines for men and women, a perfume license with Puig and a collaboration with Converse. Comme de Garçon's sister brand CDG Play, launched in 2002, became an instant streetwear success thanks to its signature logo of a pre-emoji heart with eyes. CDG Play pieces have been spotted on the backs of high-profile celebrities. Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Drake and Pharrell, a co-chair of this year's Costume Institute Gala, are all fans of the label.

Met First
Despite being a famously conceptual designer, Kawakubo has reportedly never been invited to a Met Gala, her husband told The New York Times in an interview in 2013. It was not immediately clear if she had been invited in the years after the interview. Monday night’s fête will be her first appearance (and could be her last).

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<![CDATA[How Do You Actually Pronounce Comme des Garçons?]]>420677303Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:38:49 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/188*120/GettyImages-648513562.jpg

ComME des Garcons? Com de Garsson?

How do you actually pronounce Comme des Garçons? More importantly, why should you care about the fashion label?

Besides sounding like a style guru, you should know that the creative force behind the brand, Rei Kawakubo, is the theme of this year's Met Gala — a.k.a. the over-the-top, star-studded event where celebrity and designer team up to celebrate fashion.

This year's Met Gala exhibition is only the second time in the event's history in which a living designer is honored (the first was Yves Saint Laurent). Before the big night, look like a style savant and learn the correct way to pronounce the brand — it's comb-day garr-sawn (soft "n"), by the way — and five more interesting facts about the designer.

It's Japanese, not French
Comme des Garçons means "like some boys" in French, but Kawakubo actually founded the company in the late '60s in Tokyo. The Japanese designer was inspired by a song called "All the Boys and Girls," by Francoise Hardy. She held her first fashion show in Paris in 1981, but by then, she was already a household name in Japan — her fans were called the "black crows," according to the Business of Fashion.

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It's #Art 
If you've seen a Comme de Garcons runway show, you know exaggerated, structured silhouettes are the name of the game. Kawakubo was ahead of the distressed trend decades before T-shirts with holes and pants with rips were a thing. It's not exactly ready-to-wear street fashion and you won't find a sun dress with a pretty bow. But you may find pieces with that pretty bow deconstructed in every way possible, though.

And Trendy, Too 
OK, you're not going to be wearing the runway collection at work. You will, however, see plenty of her Play collection in a luxury department store near you. This more affordable collection — ranging from $100 T-shirts to $400 cardigans and sneakers — features a heart-shaped caricature that's become a brand signature and, frankly, a status symbol. In fact, in Tokyo, there is a limited amount of Play pieces stocked every week, as to not over-saturate the market because demand is so high.

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Celebs x CDG 
You caught the status symbol part, right? Everyone from Kris Jenner, to Pharrell Williams, to Katy Perry loves Comme de Garçons. Catch the "Firework" singer sporting a CDG outfit on this month's issue of Vogue. It doesn't hurt that Willams and Perry are both co-chairs at this year's event. But given their over-the-top sense of style and affinity for volume, it's the perfect match.

Not only have established designers, including Martin Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester and Helmet Lang, looked to Rei as inspiration, but she pretty much runs a factory for up-and-coming designers turned critically acclaimed creatives. Using her influence, she has helped launch the careers of designers like Junya Watanabe and Tao Kurihara. She's not only an innovator; she's a mentor.

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<![CDATA[Secrets of the Met Gala: Everything You Might Not Know]]>420554033Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:51:44 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/looks-locos-met-gala-2016-18.jpg

The first Monday in May approaches, and that can only mean one thing: The Met Gala is here.

Every year, Hollywood and fashion's brightest converse on the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for an evening of true opulence.

The red carpet is just as glamorous as the Oscars and the after parties rival those of the west coast. Everyone knows the highly-publicized point of the big event: To gather a bunch of beautiful people together in the name of raising money for the museum's renowned Costume Institute. Attendees don their finest duds (all in keeping with the theme, of course) and rub shoulders in the name of high Culture-with-a-capital-C.

But there's a whole host of things that go down beyond just the obvious hobnobbing: There are behind-the-scenes secrets and mysteries that those who aren't of the A list variety typically never hear about. But thanks to social media and a few loose lips, all sorts of insider details are leaking.

Read on to find out the best.

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1. You don't get to choose who you sit with; sometimes it can get awkward. (Lena Dunham and Odell Beckham).

2. There's a no selfie rule, but people break it all the time (in the privacy of the bathroom).

3. The musical guests don't censor themselves, so yes, they're swearing (and worse) in front of Anna Wintour.

4. All the best drama goes down in the elevator. There's the Solange fight, of course, although that wasn't technically at the Museum. There was also that time at the 2014 party when Cara Delevingne, Zooey Deschanel and Reese Witherspoon found themselves riding down together with a lot of social lubrication. Case in point? Reese's accent got thicker, the F-bombs got louder, and no one could pronounce Cara's last name.

5. Random friendships pop up, often fueled by the aforementioned random table match-ups and free-flowing booze. Did you read that last bit about Cara, Zooey and Reese in the elevator?

6. The same goes for new couples: Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston kicked off their brief love affair on the dance floor, and E!'s sources reported seeing Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk getting cozy before their relationship went official.

7. No one actually falls down the stairs leading up to the museum--those memes that pop up every year are forged by social media users. (No need to worry about Jason Derulo.)

8. Not every A-lister loves the big event. Amy Schumer told the Howard Stern Show that she felt like she was surrounded by people "doing an impression of having a conversation" and Gwyneth Paltrow declined to attend the 2014 edition after telling an Australian radio show, "It's so hot and it's so crowded and everyone's pushing you." In other words, it's any party or concert you've ever been to.

9. There are wardrobe malfunctions a plenty. Big, billow-y, train-adorned dresses plus lots of pointy obstacles like chair backs and plants...you do the math.

The bathrooms are a total cluster. Imagine the Coachella lines, but with much richer people.

It's a little bit like a high school cafeteria. No naming names, but there have been occasions when feuds are exacerbated, or one celebrity doesn't want to sit near another because of a previous tiff. Or, sometimes someone accidentally gives another person the side-eye and things escalate from there.

10. Sometimes celebs have to dance in the bright, glaring light next to their dinner table instead of the darker, more crowded dance floor. Is there anything more awkward than trying to bust a move without the added benefit of a swelling crowd?

11. Everyone helps each other freshen up. When you can't get a mirror, you just need to rely on the famous person next to you to do your lipstick.

12. No one really eats. If you take a close look at all of the pictures from inside the party, you'll see a lot of untouched plates left in pristine condition.

13. The gala's guests actually walk through the Costume Institute exhibit. They can bring drinks, too, but caution is required.

14. If celebs aren't invited by a designer or someone who has purchased a table at the charity event (yes, this is all for charity!), they can still get onto the guest list by having an exciting project coming up or giving very impressive red carpet performances.

15. The worst seat in the house is at the table by the plants, far away from the dance floor. The stars who end up there are a long way from any kind of action.

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<![CDATA[Met Gala, Exhibit to Honor Designer Rei Kawakubo]]>420364904Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:56:30 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/reikawakubohermes.jpg

The annual Met Gala, one of the most anticipated events in the fashion world, will honor designer Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons.

It will be the first time the gala, and the accompanying exhibit of the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute, will focus on a single living designer since 1983, when it was Yves Saint Laurent.

The May 1 gala will be chaired by Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, as well as Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

"Rei Kawakubo is one of the most important and influential designers of the past 40 years," curator Andrew Bolton said. "By inviting us to rethink fashion as a site of constant creation, recreation, and hybridity, she has defined the aesthetics of our time."

About 120 examples of Kawakubo's designs will be on display.

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<![CDATA[Met Gala Themes: Fashion Hits & Misses]]>420195803Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:12:17 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Claire+Danes+Met+Gala+2016.jpg

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<![CDATA[The Most Memorable Met Ball Looks of All Time]]>149917565Mon, 07 May 2018 09:25:37 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/metgala3.jpgSince its inception, the Met's annual ball to fete its Costume Institute exhibit has been red carpet magic.

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<![CDATA[2016 Highlight: Rihanna's Train Steals the Show at Met Gala]]>302519121Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:00:51 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/472172930.jpg

Singer Rihanna managed to steal the show and conquer the red carpet at the Met Gala when she swooped in wearing a fur-trimmed yellow cape with floral swirls of gold and a train so long it required three wranglers. Here is raw video of her red carpet appearance.

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<![CDATA[Top Looks From the 2016 Met Gala]]>377866971Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:43:35 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/split3-template-met-new.jpgSee all the top looks from the 2016 Meta Gala red carpet.

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<![CDATA[2017 Met Gala Theme Revealed, Co-Chairs Named]]>397922621Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:02:33 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/PharellKaty.jpg

There should be very few fashion boundaries at next year's Met Gala, thanks to the 2017 theme.

Announced Friday, the annual red carpet fundraiser in May will focus on designer Rei Kawakubo and the "Art of the In-Between."

As the creator of label Comme des Garçons, the Japanese designer has since specialized in "anti-fashion," frequently sending designs down the runway that challenge conventions of fashion and beauty.

"I have always pursued a new way of thinking about design...by denying established values, conventions, and what is generally accepted as the norm," Kawakubo said in a press release. "And the modes of expression that have always been most important to me are fusion...imbalance... unfinished... elimination...and absence of intent."

The designer focuses on the in-between, designing clothes that fit somewhere between East and West, male and female and past and present.

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While attendees have seven months to figure out how to reflect that mantra in their own ensembles for the event on May 1, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams will be working behind the scenes as the year's co-chairs alongside Vogue's Anna Wintour. Kawakubo will serve as honorary chair and the event will be sponsored by Apple, Cond Nast, Farfetch, H&M, and Maison Valentino.

As for the Costume Institute's accompanying exhibit, 2017 marks the first monographic show on a living designer since the Yves Saint Laurent exhibition 33 years ago.

The presentation will include 120 examples of Kawakubo's designs, ranging from her first Paris runway show three decades ago to her most recent collection.

Just like that, the stylish race to the first Monday in May has begun.

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