I had big plans for May. I was going to cover the Met Gala, jump right into Cannes and the Royal Wedding, produce content on the TV upfronts and the amfAR Gala and the Billboard Music Awards…and you get the point. Let’s just say that time got away from me. I can’t catch up on everything, but I would be a sham of a fashion blogger if I didn’t cover Cate Blanchett’s mostly triumphant series of Cannes looks. For a recap of her past Cannes attire, check out this post, and spoiler alert, she didn’t wear any of my picks for 2018, but she came close!
Let’s close out the Tony’s with a slew of guests and presenters, including Anna Wintour herself, the self-proclaimed sartorial magician of the Tony’s.
Bee Shaffer in Alexander McQueen and Anna Wintour in PradaEmbed from Getty Images
A few years back, many of you will remember that Anna made it her personal mission to re-vamp the Tony’s red carpet. She had previously called it a style “disaster”, and I think it’s safe to say that a few years into her tenure as official sartorial master of ceremonies, things have vastly improved. Bee looks lovely, and although this isn’t my favorite McQueen of late, it did make my shortlist for Cannes suggestions for Cate Blanchett. Anna’s neon yellow beaded Prada is phenomenal and one of my favorite looks of the night.
Everyone really turned it out for the Tony’s this year! There were a few duds, but nothing heinous and most folks looked fab! Let’s dive into our nominees, but first let me just take a moment to acknowledge how AWESOME the Tony’s step and repeat is every year. Thank you, Anna Wintour!
Tina Fey in Thom BrowneEmbed from Getty Images
If you gave me a million guesses, I never would have pegged this for Thom Browne. It’s an absolute showstopper. The fact that this is by the same person responsible for this nipple-tastic ode to sailing demonstrates true range.
Well, it’s only a month late, but let’s finish up the royal wedding! I cannot believe this has taken me so long – one of the perils of having three jobs…Hoping to move on to some other stuff I missed during a busy May this week – check back for a Cannes recap, the Tony Awards, and various other premieres/royals outings from the last month!
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in Alexander McQueenEmbed from Getty Images
Thank heavens for the good people over at What Kate Wore for sorting out the mystery of Kate’s Alexander McQueen. As most people who follow HRH will have noted, this coat is VERY familiar. At first blush it appeared to be the same cream colored McQueen she first wore to Princess Charlotte’s christening back in 2015. However, it seems that this is a wholly new McQueen creation in a tricky to pinpoint light yellow. The matching hat with the pale gold flowers underneath is truly lovely.
I am glad that I wasn’t able to sit down and write this post until now. Saturday morning was such a whirlwind and something I had been looking forward to for so long, that having time to process it has been valuable. Let’s dive in…
Cheers all! I’m up bright and early at 5 AM ET for the Royal Wedding Festivities and we currently have the celebrity guests arriving! I am a little surprised by some of the attendees – a few folks I didn’t expect!
Victoria Beckham in Victoria BeckhamEmbed from Getty Images
Posh here is wearing her own design, looking lovely, and has gone two for two on royal weddings now!
And just like that (after a week and a half of very hard work…) another Met Gala has come and gone. Let’s close this thing out, move on to Cannes (and the Royal Wedding!!!), and actually go see the “Heavenly Bodies” exhibit!
Lena Waithe in Carolina HerreraEmbed from Getty Images
This is a fucking triumph. First of all, the iteration of the LGBT flag used by Waithe and Herrera here is straight out of Philly! To quote The Philadelphia Inquirer: “The rainbow cape that queer black actress Lena Waithe wore Monday to the Met Gala in New York included black and brown stripes, mirroring the pride flag in Philadelphia, which last year became the first city to add black and brown stripes atop its pride flag to represent LGBT people of color”. Second of all, this is such a beautiful and subversive statement. The cape itself is stunning, but it’s also a commentary on the Church’s legacy of discrimination against queer communities. It not only adheres to the theme, but it takes it a step further – making a powerful statement about the Church’s past and future. I would never have thought of Lena and Carolina as potent partners in fashion, but the work they did here together is brilliant and moving.