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Meet ‘Turner,’ the Stylist Behind Grimes’s Futuristic Look

Meet ‘Turner,’ the Stylist Behind Grimes’s Futuristic Look

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For last week’s Met Gala, Grimes wore a Dune-inspired reptilian dress and carried a steel sword made from a melted down AR-15 rifle. The woman who pulled the ensemble together is a stylist named Turner, a former accessories editor at Jane magazine, who has been Grimes’s stylist for six years.Raised in Alexandria, Va., Turner (she goes by her last name) studied graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where an instructor told her she was clearly a stylist. Although her roster includes Kim Gordon, Kesha and other musicians, her steadiest client is also her first: Grimes. They met in 2015, a few days after Turner, 40, moved to Los Angeles and a fashion editor at Nylon magazine asked if she would style Grimes for a cover. The two hit it off and have worked together ever since. ...

A.O.C.’s Met Gala Designer Explains Her ‘Tax the Rich’ Dress

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The day after the gown she designed for Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made global headlines, Aurora James was reflecting on the fact that she didn’t see many other Black women designers represented at the Met Gala, which this year was meant to celebrate “American independence.” (There were several Black men designers in attendance as guests or dressing guests.)“I think there may have been one person that I saw last night who was wearing Fe Noel, and that was DeBlasio’s wife,” she said. “Who else was?”Noting this kind of thing is second nature for Ms. James, who is the founder of the 15 Percent Pledge, an initiative compelling retailers like Sephora and Gap to devote 15 percent of their inventory to Black-owned businesses.She is also the founder of Brother Vellies, a shoe and acce...
Memorable Fashion Statements From Met Gala 2021

Memorable Fashion Statements From Met Gala 2021

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On the second Monday in September, upper Fifth Avenue lit up with a blitz of flashbulbs not seen in over two years.The Met Gala — like Broadway, like New York Fashion Week, like the U.S. Open — had returned, and with it the extreme pageantry that it inspires as guests and the designers who dress them vie to see who can create the most viral look according to theme.The dress code this year was “American Independence.” (It was linked to the Costume Institute exhibition it celebrated, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.”) What exactly that means is a question George and Martha Washington probably never had to contemplate (even Dolley Madison, the resident founding fashionista, likely didn’t ask), but the gala provided a variety of answers: some obvious, some more pointed, all plumbing the myth...
Met Gala: ASAP Rocky Wears Young Designer ERL

Met Gala: ASAP Rocky Wears Young Designer ERL

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When ASAP Rocky asked Eli Russell Linnetz if he could visit the young designer’s studio, Mr. Linnetz was somewhat reluctant. His space is “very private,” he said, tucked away in Venice Beach, Calif., isolated from the fashion world.But the New York rapper showed genuine interest in the label, ERL — and he was “the sweetest, most charismatic person,” Mr. Linnetz said, which the designer found refreshing. He had spent a few years in the music industry, directing music videos for Kanye West and creating sets for Lady Gaga, before leaving so that he “could go and create something like authentic,” he said. Now he’s considered one of fashion’s next big things.When it came to the Met Gala, ASAP Rocky knew right away that he wanted to wear a giant quilt from ERL’s spring 2022 collection. In the lo...
The Poetic Justice of Amanda Gorman’s Estée Lauder Contract

The Poetic Justice of Amanda Gorman’s Estée Lauder Contract

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There was a moment, starting on Jan. 20, 2021, as the 23-year-old poet Amanda Gorman stood on the steps of the Capitol in her sunny yellow coat, reading her work “The Hill We Climb” at President Biden’s inauguration, when the viewing country seemed to go into a collective swoon.The wooing and offers rained down soon after: Would she be the face of this product? The spokeswoman for that one? Would she marry her image and fame to a big brand?A mere month or so later, she told Vogue for a May cover story, she had turned down about $17 million in various promotional opportunities.This week, however, she finally pledged her troth. And the winner is … Estée Lauder.Although to be fair the winner is also Ms. Gorman, who signed what may be one of the most multidimensional representation agreements ...
When Is the Met Gala in 2021?

When Is the Met Gala in 2021?

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The second show, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” will be held in 21 of the American period rooms and will center on 300 years of historic narratives both personal and political. Some are well-known, like the Battle of Versailles and names like Oscar de la Renta and Bill Blass, but others are more obscure, like the story of Fannie Criss, a turn-of-the-20th-century dressmaker in Virginia and freeborn child of former slaves; and Elizabeth Keckley, a dressmaker to Mary Todd Lincoln. (The Met does not own any of Ms. Keckley’s work and is still trying to source her pieces.)The mise-en-scène of each room will be visualized by a different film director, though exactly who is still a work in progress — as are many of the pieces Mr. Bolton hopes to display.What is confirmed is that Franklin L...