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In honor of Rei Kawakobo/Commes des Garcons

Monday night’s annual celebration of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute’s Met Gala 2017 marked one of the highlights of New York City’s spring time festivities.

Often marked by some of the most daring and albeit stunning gowns and silhouettes; everyone remembers Rihanna at the 2015 Gala, Beyonce’s latex gown at last year’s red carpet and who could forget Kim K at 2013’s event; the annual Gala serves as one of the museum’s biggest fundraising events and is typically the grand opening of the annual design exhibit.

Manus x Machina

All the interweb is abuzz with the talk of the 2016 Met Ball, and like everyone else I was all too excited to see the red carpet looks. Manus x Machina is an interesting theme given the growing influence of technology on how most of the world’s fashions are created – with the dawn of 3-D printing, and print productions. etc.

People’s Choice Awards 2016

Last night the marked the 42nd annual People’s Choice Awards, hosted by comedian Jane Lynch, broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Dubbed an award show for the people…of the industry, by the people – us, the fans, it was of course a night marked with several entertaining moments. As always everyone also enjoyed seeing the gorgeous looks of some of their celeb favorites as they made their arrivals on the red carpet.

Today’s post recaps some of those as well as the night’s most memorable happenings.

First, The night’s red carpet arrivals:

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Sleeping with Other People’s Alison Brie, Blood & Oil’s Amber Valletta, Grey’s Anatomy’s Camilla Luddington, Homeland’s Claire Daines and Grey’s Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo were snapped looking fab (from left to right);

 

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The ladies of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars shared a laugh, (from left to right) Ashley Benson, Trojan Bellisario, Shay Mitchell, and Lucy Hale ;
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The cast of Fox’s Grease Live (from left to right) Vanessa Hudgens, Keke Palmer, Julianne Hough, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kether Donohue were accounted for
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The ladies of The Talk (from left to right) Sheryl Underwood, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen also made an appearance;
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(from left to right) The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco, The Vampire Diaries’ Kat Graham, Maddie Zieggler and Scream Queens’ Keke Palmer were also spotted;
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And let’s not forget the gents; (from left to right) Lady’s Gaga’s Beau and Chicago Fire’s Taylor Kinney, Wicked City‘s Ed Westwick, fnny mand and actor Jack Black, Colony’s Josh Holloway and Life in Pieces star Colin Hanks all grace the red carpet looking mighty dapper.
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(from left to right) Quantico’s breakout star Priyanka Chopra, Grandfathered and Fuller house star John Stamos, actress Kate Hudson, Grease Live star Carly Rae Jepsen, Grandfathered and reality show star Christina Milian were also in attendance.
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(from left to right) Musician Meghan Trainor, Grease Live Star Vanessa Hudgens, True Detective’s Abigail Spencer,Glee’s Lea Michelle were also present.

 

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(from left to right) The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik, Rizzoli and Isles’ and Shameless’ Sasha Alexander, Scandal’s Portia De Rossi, Game of Throne’s Nathalie Emmanuel and Hunger Games’ Natalie Dormer also graced the show’s red carpet.
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(from left to right) Code Black’s Marcia Gay Harden, the event’s host and Glee’s Jane Lynch, Life in Pieces’ Betsy Brandt, Mike and Molly’s Melissa McCarthy and Grey’s Anatomy’s Jerrika Hinton were also spotted on the red carpet.

Then, some of the night’s highlights:

Host and Funny gal Jane Lynch showed off her skills from her former show Glee while joking that she was the multitalented Neil Patrick Harris, only "more masculine." She kept the punchline rolling with her presentation of the "new" Most Deserving of People's Choice Award to Thomas Lennon, before realizing that, wait, he was the first runner-up. The winner was ... Miss Colombia played by Ariadna Gutiérrez's lookalike (model Tika Camaj) poking fun at fellow comedian Steve Harvey's Miss Universe flub.
Host and Funny gal Jane Lynch showed off her skills from her former show Glee while joking that she was the multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris, only “more masculine.” She kept the punchline rolling with her presentation of the “new” Most Deserving of People’s Choice Award to Thomas Lennon, before realizing that, wait, he was the first runner-up. The winner was … Miss Colombia played by Ariadna Gutiérrez’s lookalike (model Tika Camaj) poking fun at fellow comedian Steve Harvey’s Miss Universe flub.
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Although he was nowhere to be found in the audience at the awards, the actor showed up when his name was called as the winner for Favorite Movie Actor. It turns out the Black Mass star was hiding backstage. He accepted the trophy with a speech littered with jokes about the movie.
Sandra Bullock accepted her award for Favorite Movie Actress with an emotional speech where she took the time out to talk about her son, and the reason why she loves what she does. She also took the time out to recognize her fellow nominees. Such a class act.
Dakota Johnson managed a wardrobe malfunction on her way to accept the Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress Award, and managed to laugh at the situation while thanking her fans.
Dakota Johnson managed a wardrobe malfunction on her way to accept the Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress Award, and managed to laugh at the situation while thanking her fans.
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Like Sandra Bullock, Vin Diesel, who collected two awards last night, also had a few teary-eyed, emotional statements to make while talking about his former co-star Paul Walker.
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Ellen Degeneres accepted both the Favorite Daytime TV Host and Humanitarian Award, while cracking jokes about her Humanitarianism and showing a shirtless picture of fellow People’s Choice winner Chris Hemsworth to make the audience happy.

 

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The whole gang from the hit network comedy, The Big Bang Theory was on-hand to celebrate their win for Favorite TV Show and Favorite Network Comedy.
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The Grey’s Anatomy Gang snuck in a selfie while onstage receiving the award for Favorite Network TV Drama
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Chris Hemsworth was also present to receive his award for Favorite Action Movie Actor
And lastly and probably the craziest moment of all, TV personalities Julie Chen, Aisha Tyler, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, and Sheryl Underwood are interrupted by an unnamed stage crasher as they accept Favorite Daytime Talk Show Hosting Team for 'The Talk'.
And lastly – and probably the craziest moment of all, TV personalities Julie Chen, Aisha Tyler, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, and Sheryl Underwood are interrupted by an unnamed stage crasher as they accept Favorite Daytime Talk Show Hosting Team for ‘The Talk’.

And let’s not forget the most important part—the complete winners list:

Favorite Movie: Furious 7
Favorite Movie Actor: Channing Tatum
Favorite Movie Actress: Sandra Bullock
Favorite Action Movie: Furious 7
Favorite Action Movie Actor: Chris Hemsworth
Favorite Action Movie Actress: Shailene Woodley
Favorite Animated Movie Voice: Selena Gomez, Hotel Transylvania
Favorite Comedic Movie: Pitch Perfect 2
Favorite Comedic Movie Actor: Kevin Hart
Favorite Comedic Movie Actress: Melissa McCarthy
Favorite Dramatic Movie: The Martian
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor: Johnny Depp
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress: Dakota Johnson
Favorite Family Movie: Minions
Favorite Thriller movie: Taken 3
Favorite TV Show: The Big Bang Theory
Favorite Network TV Comedy: The Big Bang Theory
Favorite Comedic TV Actor: Jim Parsons
Favorite Comedic TV Actress: Melissa McCarthy
Favorite Network TV Drama: Grey’s Anatomy
Favorite Dramatic TV Actor: Taylor Kinney
Favorite Dramatic TV Actress: Ellen Pompeo
Favorite Cable TV Comedy: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Favorite Cable TV Drama: Pretty Little Liars
Favorite Cable TV Actor: Kevin Hart
Favorite Cable TV Actress: Sasha Alexander
Favorite Premium Cable TV Show: Homeland
Favorite Premium Cable TV Actor: Dwayne Johnson
Favorite Premium Cable TV Actress: Kristen Bell
Favorite TV Crime Drama: Person of Interest
Favorite TV Crime Drama Actor: Nathan Fillion
Favorite TV Crime Drama Actress: Stana Katic
Favorite Network TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show: Beauty and the Beast
Favorite Cable TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show: Outlander
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor: Jensen Ackles
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress: Caitriona Balfe
Favorite Competition TV Show: The Voice
Favorite Daytime TV Host: Ellen DeGeneres
Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team: The Talk
Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host: Jimmy Fallon
Favorite Streaming Series: Orange is the New Black
Favorite Actor in a New TV Series: John Stamos
Favorite Actress in a New TV Series: Priyanka Chopra
Favorite Animated TV Show: The Simpsons
Favorite New TV Comedy: Scream Queens
Favorite New TV Drama: Supergirl
Favorite Male Artist: Ed Sheeran
Favorite Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Group: Fifth Harmony
Favorite Breakout Artist: Shawn Mendes
Favorite Male Country Artist: Blake Shelton
Favorite Female Country Artist: Carrie Underwood
Favorite Country Group: Lady Antebellum
Favorite Pop Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Favorite R&B Artist: The Weeknd
Favorite Album: Meghan Trainor
Favorite Song: “What Do You Mean?,” Justin Bieber
Favorite Music Icon: Madonna
Favorite Social Media Celebrity: Britney Spears
Favorite Social Media Star: Matt Bellassai
Favorite Mobile Game: Candy Crush Saga
Favorite Video Game: Super Smash Bros.
Favorite YouTube Star: Connor Franta
Seriously Popular Award: Maddie Ziegler
Favorite Humanitarian: Ellen DeGeneres

Did any if your favorites win? Hope you guys enjoyed this fun recap.

Hugs and Sunshine,

Livi.

Through The Looking Glass

     Last night celebrities and donors alike flocked to the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2015 charity Met Gala, one of the most epic nights in fashion.

     The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. It marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. Each year’s event celebrates the theme of that year’s Costume Institute exhibition, which sets the tone for the formal dress guest are expected to choose for the evening as their fashion to match the theme of the exhibit. Following the event, the exhibition runs for several months. Attended by personalities from the arts, fashion, high-society, film and music, the Gala is widely regarded as one of the most exclusive social events in New York and one of the biggest fundraising nights in the city. The affair has been held at the Met since 1946 and is considered to be the fashion industry’s premier annual red carpet event. 

     Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine and chair of the event since 1995, oversees both the benefit committee and the guest list. 

Gown on Exhibit at the Metropoliatn Museum of Art Costume Institute's "China: Through the Looking Glass" 2015 exhibit
 Gown on Exhibit at the Metropoliatn Museum of Art Costume Institute’s “China: Through the Looking Glass” 2015 exhibit

     This year’s theme, “China: Through the Looking Glass” is dedicated to Chinese fashion. The inspiration for this year’s theme was drawn from the spring 2015 Costume Institute of the same name. It showcases Chinese art and rare artifacts as well as garments (dresses interpreting Chinese designs) from Western designers like John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Laurence Xu, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Tom Ford. The exhibit which incorporates paintings, decorative arts, and filmic representations of China is quite possibly the biggest the museum has ever put together!