“Gilded Glamour”: What To Expect At The 2022 Met Gala

Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2007/2008. Photography courtesy of Getty Images

A look back at the Gilded Age in fashion history, and what to expect on the steps of the Met.

When the Met Gala makes its return to 5th Avenue the first Monday in May, expect a great deal of glitz and turn-of-the-century glamour.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute announced it will stage “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” as the second installment of September 2021’s Met Gala “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” But New York Times’ Chief Fashion Critic Vanessa Friedman revealed earlier this week that this year’s theme could perhaps be interchangeably referred to as “Gilded Glamour.”

It seems two words have never inspired such speculation as visions of Gilded Age attire have left the internet divided between literal interpretations of the era’s patina of opulence and more

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Zoë Kravitz And The Complicated History Of The Pixie Cut

The look is rooted in defiance, independence and women’s autonomy.

Zoë Kravitz can pull off just about any hairstyle. And over the years, she’s changed her look enough times to prove it. The actor has tried a bleach blonde bob, an upper cut, braids, and in The Batman, she pulls the pixie out from her beauty repertoire once again.

As Catwoman (played by Kravitz), Selina Kyle’s ability to alter her persona can be seen in the different hairstyles she chooses. If she’s trying to deceive someone or play a part, Kyle selects one of her many wigs that vary in colour and length. But when she’s her most authentic self, the pixie comes out to play.

It’s a versatile cut that represents the character’s personal freedom. And in the real world, more and more celebs (like Alexa Demie and Florence Pugh)

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Jimmy Choo Launches a Jewellery Collection + Other Fashion News

Photography courtesy of Jimmy Choo

Plus Banana Republic embraces its preppy heritage and WANZE releases its first collection.

Jimmy Choo launches a jewellery collection

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Just when you thought Jimmy Choo couldn’t get any more glamorous, it goes and launches a jewellery collection. The perfect extension of its iconic shoes, the selection features lots of sparkly embellishments, pearly accents and monogram moments. But the true stars are the literal star pieces shaped to resemble the signature Jimmy Choo emblem and are adorned with Swarovski crystals.

Banana Republic embraces its preppy heritage

Jimmy Choo Jewellery
Photography courtesy of Banana Republic

Calling all wannabe polo players — Banana Republic’s new gender-inclusive collection, ‘BR Athletics,’ is for you. Preppy blazers, stripes and sweater vests abound in this assortment that appears as if it came right out of the 1920s and would look very at home

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Muslim-owned Fashion Brands That Should Be On Your Radar

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Revamping your wardrobe and supporting Muslim designers? It’s a win-win.

Raise your hand if you’re guilty of always shopping at the same three stores? I know we certainly are. Whether it’s out of convenience, habit or just plain laziness, it’s hard not to return to the comfort of a brand whose pieces already line the walls of our wardrobes. But as we clear out our winter wares and transition into warmer weather, this spring is the perfect time to make new fashion friends from around the world. From casual modest staples to culture-focused apparel, these are the Muslim-owned brands we have on our radars.

Love Closely

Love Closely is the brainchild of Toronto-based Taha Yousuf. Yousuf was born and raised in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates, to Pakistani parents. Using his culture as a guiding light for his

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The Batman, The Catsuit And Fashion’s Fascination With Felines

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Fashion’s love affair with felines keeps the catsuit’s cultural currency alive.

When it comes to archetypal femme fatale, Catwoman reigns supreme.

The complex character — who walks the line between villain and antihero — represents power, independence and perseverance. All of these traits are embodied by her signature outfit: the catsuit.

Since The Batman was released in theatres on March 5, audiences have been transfixed by Zoë Kravitz’s performance as the infamous Selina Kyle. And while her uniform has been reimagined many times over since 1940s, the catsuit’s novelty has never waned. This is thanks (in part) to fashion’s fascination with felines.

Photography courtesy of Warner Bros. & DC Comics

By nature, cats are smart and independent, but these coy companions are often misjudged. Cats have long been used by fashion designers, and thus,

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