Mid-century glamour took center stage at Monday night’s white tie and decorations–themed Met Gala. Honoring American couturier Charles James and his glamorous designs, the red carpet was filled with celebrities in sweeping ball gowns and dapper tailcoats. So it’s pretty good timing for The Weinstein Company to announce they’re setting out to relaunch the defunct Charles James brand after licensing it with the option to buy.

Harvey Weinstein’s wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, and her brother, Marchesa CEO Edward Chapman, will serve as creative consultants on the project.

With these industry heavy hitters at the helm, will ball gowns be the next big thing? Only time will tell – but I’d recommend dusting off that corset in the meantime.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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May 8, 2014

Oh, shoot – looks like you couldn’t make it on Monday night. (Did you misplace your spare $25,000?) But let’s not dwell. We’ve discovered the next best thing to parading down that Met Gala red carpet yourself: this series of Instagram videos created by artist and Vine guru Ian Padgham for Vogue. Each video captures the larger-than-life event in piecemeal. A snippet of place settings here. A flash of organza there. A tour through the museum. All in ten precious seconds.

In short, we adore every fleeting moment. Watch here.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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May 7, 2014

When Anna Wintour tells you to come to the Met Gala wearing “White Tie and Decorations,” you listen. But first? You figure out what on earth that means. Here, we break it down for men.

Men at the 2014 Met Gala

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The New York Times gives the best visual: “[The Monopoly] board’s icon, Uncle Milburn Pennybags.” Emily Post breaks it down further, kindly asking you to grab your black tailcoat, matching trousers, wing-collared piqué shirt, white vest, bow tie, gloves, black patent shoes, and – if you can find it – maybe your top hat. (You have all that, right?)

White tie is a step above black tie. Which means, no, we don’t have all that, so expect a whole lot of bespoke menswear this year. “LANVIN, for one, is said to be making the suit for 6-foot, 11-inch New York Knick Amar’e Stoudemire,” WWD reveals. 

But what about the “decorations,” you ask? According to one Vogue editor, looks like cake toppers and streamers won’t cut it, but medals will suffice. (Phew, we all have medals!)

Regardless, we eagerly await Monday. 

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By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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May 2, 2014

The Met Gala, an annual ball hosted by Vogue’s editor-in chief Anna Wintour, always has a theme. Last year, it was punk. This year? White Tie and Decorations. (Cue that collective huh?)

Met Gala Dress Code

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April 7, 2014