Fashion

04.17.14

Anna Wintour Wants "More Exclusivity" at Met Gala; Sofia Coppola Guest Edits 'W' Magazine

And 'Elle' searches for a replacement for Joe Zee.

Anna Wintour Wants "More Exclusivity" at Met Gala:  For this year’s Metropolitan Museum Gala and Costume Exhibit, high fashion and exclusivity is a top priority for Anna Wintour. Ticket prices were raised a staggering $10,000 from the $15,000 cost of last year’s attendance, and the theme, Charles James: Beyond Fashion (1906-1978), will require “gentlemen to be dressed in white tie," according to an e-mail sent by Vogue. The female attendees—who thus far include Lupita Nyong’o representing Prada, Zoe Saldana for Prabal Gurung, and Taylor Swift donning J. Mendel—are expected to wear Jamesian-style ball gowns. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Sofia Coppola Guest Edits W Magazine:  Director Sophia Coppola has received the chance to fulfill a life-long dream, editing W magazine’s May issue. “As a kid, I loved magazines. That’s where I got a lot of my interest in photography and fashion,” Coppola told WWD. “I remember as a kid W being so glamorous and it being so different from my reality.” The cover story highlights actress Kirsten Dunst, who starred in Coppola’s film Marie Antoinette. Content inside the issue revolves mostly around the director’s “lifestyle and friends,” and includes pieces on actress and model Marisa Berenson, socialite Cornelia Guest, and designer Paul Fortune. [WWD]

Elle Searches For Joe Zee's Replacement:  With Elle’s creative director Joe Zee confirmed to move to Yahoo! Fashion, the search is on for the perfect candidate to fill his shoes. Carine Roitfeld—who currently edits her own glossy, CR Fashion Book, and previously held a position at French Elle—is possibly the biggest contender. Alex Gonzalez, who serves as artistic director for Town & Country and Marie Claire, is also in the running, alongside Harper’s Bazaar’s Laura Brown and Vanity Fair’s Michael Carl. [Daily Front Row]