By Zaid Taji Farouki

Tag: Anna Wintour

The Met Gala Deconstructed

So a few days ago we watched as celebrities and fashion designers walked down the red carpet for one of the most important events of the year, The Met Gala. As always Anna Wintour’s themed charity event always attracts the wealthy and the famous and we cant help ourselves but analyze and decompose every single outfit after all the event was held by one of fashion’s most important figures, if not the most important person of them all. We all may have been at awe with some of the outfits, but to me I really appreciate people who do stick to the theme of the party. So lets see who stuck to the theme the most? 

As we all may know the theme for the gala was ‘White Tie and Decorations’ in coordination with the new Met exhibition dedicated to Charles James, which is nicknamed “the first American couturier”. Not many may know Charles James’ legacy but if anyone has ever worn down jacket, a wrap dress, or the strapless gown—all of those were his innovations.In 1932 he also creates a “Taxi” dress which its said it is so easy to wear that it can be worn in the back of a taxi. Below you will find images of his creations and how he inspires many designers today. You can see how he has influenced Marchesa and Zac Posen. Here are some of his designs:

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Also on a side note today Harvey Weinstein announced that he will relaunch Charles James’ brand. Harvey Weinstein is the husband of Georgina Chapman who manages to be Marchesa’s co-founder and designer. He also specified that Georgina Chapman along with her brother CEO of Marches Edward Chapman will be consultants to the brand. Weinstein licensed the brand from the late couturier’s estate.

But now lets see how the celebrities went to this event last night! Some may not have sticked to the theme but we can never stop appreciating a beautiful dress. I am loving Dita Von Teese’s Zac Posen dress!

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All pictures above were taken from,, Getty Images, EPA, & Reuters.

Anna Wintour Smiles

Soooo my hiccups are still on since yesterday and they haven’t stopped. I think I should contact a famous DJ and ask them to create a remix of my 30 second hiccup intervals. Well on the bright side I contacted my doctor today and he said my hiccups are caused by the cold that I have and I shouldn’t be worried about it being a side effect from the antibiotics that I have been taking.

Well there is one thing that could make all my hiccups go away, its Anna Wintour smiling at me like she did today with Harper Beckham. If Anna Wintour ever smiles in a runway show of mine I would know I have accomplished something in the fashion world.

I am also seeing a trend with the see-through white material. We have seen it yesterday by Lacoste and today by Victoria Beckham. Here are the 7 looks that I liked most out of her collection.

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Victoria, Harper, and David Beckham with Anna Wintour