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What Happened at the Met Gala 2022: Best Dressed, Worst Dressed, and Questionable Invites

How to survive Met Gala night — even if you’re just watching in your peejays

Why Does the Met Gala take it out of me? It’s my Super Bowl — and every year I feel like I’ve played the big game, or attended the big event — falling into my bed completely wrung out. All this, after doing nothing but sitting on my couch. Why?

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STYLE

Is Everyone Pregnant?

Rihanna’s Vogue Cover, Britney Spears’s Pregnancy Announcement, and the Evolution of Maternity and Baby Style

One of the biggest comebacks of the past year — the decade? Century? Of all time? — is Britney Spears.

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CULTURE

Harry Styles’s New Song, The Vibe Shift, and How to Be a Person Again

“As It Was” is a sad-disco dance track that encapsulates this moment of manic nostalgia and hyper-longing

Harry's Home Album Cover, Out May 20

I’m trying to be a person again.

I don’t know exactly what that means, however. There’s no roadmap for the latest new normal. The old normal — now obsolete, apparently — was pre-pandemic life, which we’ll never return to. As offices open back up and many places discard mandates and restrictions, people are still getting Covid. And many of the lifestyle adjustments we made during the pandemic are permanently ingrained — permanently altering our relationships to work, ourselves, and others.

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CULTURE

What Happened at the Oscars?

The Best Dressed List from the 2022 Academy Awards and the Vanity Fair Afterparty

As a metric for which movies matter, award shows are obsolete.

How many of us watched all — if any — of the nominated films? And how many of us — if any — agreed with the nominations, let alone the Academy’s seemingly arbitrary rulings? All of it seems arbitrary. The culture — aka the internet — decides what has staying power. And time decides what’s truly tasteful.

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CULTURE

Free Us From the Miu-Miu Cropped Set Industrial Complex

The skin-flashing set has captivated stylists everywhere, but it only accentuates the fashion industry’s inherent thinness fetish

Miuccia Prada ate with that set … but at what cost

Every once in a while, a brand’s product line holds literally every stylist captive. From the cult of House of Sunny, Paloma Wool, and other avant basic trends, to high-fashion, it-items like the Bottega padded cassette bag. Or, do you remember that week when everyone was wearing The Row. Sometimes everyone is on the same page. Each time, it reflects something about the state of the industry.

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CULTURE

Julia Fox, Pete Davidson, KimYe and the Ambition Penalty

The difference between how Pete and Julia are treated by the press is staggering

When Kim Kardashian and Ye — then still known as Kanye West — announced their divorce, I did not bat an eye. Rumors had been flying for a while and — after a couple of suspicious Halloween costumes and Ye’s increasing Kim-targeted rants — divorce seemed inevitable.

I pretty much forgot about the announcement then, and I thought the divorce would be just as insignificant to me as your garden-variety celebrity split. Boy, was I wrong.

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