Grammys Enforce Strict Dress Code: Musicians are known for their nearly-naked red carpet ambition (remember Lil' Kim’s lilac ensemble?). So in anticipation of some weird wardrobe decisions the Grammy Awards have issued a ‘Standard And Practice Wardrobe Advisory’ to all attendees, instructing them on the do’s and don’ts of a new Grammys dress code. It reads: “Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered…thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare flesh under covers of the buttocks and buttock crack.” Side boobs, a recent red carpet phenomenon, are also banned: “Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples.” [Telegraph]
Benjamin Millepied’s Van Cleef Collab: Natalie Portman’s husband Benjamin Millepied is collaborating with Van Cleef & Arpels to create a ballet inspired by the brand’s jewelry. “Reflections” will bow on May 23 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. [WWD]
Jennifer Lawrence’s Abercrombie Tales: While stopping by Conan, Jennifer Lawrence revealed another illustrious early-career gig. “I did stuff for Abercrombie & Fitch but you’d never know because none of my pictures ever got released,” she explained of her modeling days. But why did her shoot get scrapped? It turns out that Lawrence took a method approach to modeling, and it didn’t work out in her favor. When asked to simulate a game of football she “realized that they were model footballing and I was really playing football.” [HuffPo]
The $400 Dress: According to the Wall Street Journal, the $400 dress is a ‘sweet spot’ with which the industry’s most successful contemporary designers are making a killing. Labels like Tibi, Rebecca Minkoff, and Milly by Michelle Smith have designed feminine attire for young professionals—satisfying their sartorial needs at an appropriately expensive price. [WSJ]
Dead Models a Hit: What’s the newest trend amongst fashion advertisements this season? Dead models. As BuzzFeed points out, a slew of spring advertisements feature morbid model imagery, because “dead is never not hot.” [BuzzFeed]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's new costume exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, tries to pay homage to the gritty, subversive, late-1970s movement. But has punk-inspired high fashion added to its legacy-or destroyed it?
Makeup for men is on the rise—and it’s no longer a taboo. Alessandra Codinha reports.