Fashion Cheat Sheet

Riccardo Tisci Defends Kim Kardashian's MET Dress; Chris Christie Still All About the Fleece

Tisci Defends Sofa Dress: Kim Kardashian’s custom Givenchy Met Ball dress received mixed reviews for it’s sofa-type floral print and built-in matching gloves. But the dress’s designer Riccardo Tisci is still keen on his creation. While reflecting on the event with WWD, Tisci said: “I have dressed many pregnant women in the past. People can say what they want. To me, pregnancy is the most beautiful thing in the world, and when you celebrate something, you give people flowers. I think she looked amazing. She was the most beautiful pregnant woman I dressed in my career.” [WWD]

Chris Christie's Meta Fleece: Hot off of news of his lap band surgery, Chris Christie has released a meta 7-minute video that chronicles a fictitious search for his famous fleece. Featuring cameos from Alec Baldwin, John Bon Jovi, SNL’s Bobby Moynihan, and James Carville, the hilarious spoof is an admirable Internet move. [Political Wire]

Kanye West's Met Fail?: Kanye West reportedly upset Met Ball organizers with a “screeching” performance. The New York Post writes that when West took the event’s stage following a performance from Blondie’s Debbie Harry, he “annoyed organizers by performing new music unfamiliar to the audience, rather than a set of well-known hits that was prearranged.” An unidentified source told the paper: “Every minute of that gala is programmed, and Kanye went off-program and played whatever he wanted.” Reps for Vogue and the MET told the paper that they were happy to have Kanye in attendance to perform. [NY Post]

Mermaid Parade Seeks Funding: Coney Island’s famed mermaid parade—an annual procession where participants dress in mermaid fashions—is hard-pressed for cash in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The 30-year-old tradition has taken to Kickstarter for charitable seed money. It raised over $22,000 in its first day. [Daily Intel]