Met Gala

HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW

The Met Gala is Monday, May 6 and we just heard this EXCLUSIVE tidbit. We previously reported Kim Kardashian was wearing Balenciaga to the event which makes sense since she IS the brand’s ambassador. Well Kim pulled a fast one and decided she wanted to go in a different direction so she scrapped her original outfit and is now wearing something else and not Balenciaga. Remember where you read this, as it should send waves through the fashion world since since Kim and Balenciaga are in business together and everyone expects her to wear the label on fashion’s biggest night.

President Joe Biden made news this week when he revealed he would be willing to debate Donald Trump in their race for the White House. Here’s what we just heard. This presidential debate might be unlike any other in the our nation’s history as the plan is for Biden and Trump to each choose one moderator to ask the questions with NOTHING off-limits. While countless details still need to be worked out, including the date and location, expect a debate unlike any other. My source says Trump has yet to agree to this arrangement since he’s terrified of answering questions from the seemingly liberal moderator the Biden campaign will likely select.

Justin Bieber made headlines after posting selfies of him crying and then he was spotted hanging out in Kauai, Hawaii. Here’s what we know. Justin is blaming a lot of his emotional issues on the pressures and temptations of living in Los Angeles, so he and his wife Hailey Bieber flew to Hawaii to look at homes. They’re planning to unload their sprawling Beverly Park estate, put down roots in Hawaii, and then buy a pied a terre in Los Angeles when they need to be in town for work. They love the island of Kauai, but also are looking at Maui and the Big Island.

Britney Spears made headlines as well- for numerous reasons including fears about her financial situation, settling her lawsuit with her father, and finalizing her divorce from ex-husband Sam Asghari. We know this… Britney’s mom Lynne is more involved behind the scenes than she’s letting on, and while she’s not micromanaging Britney or her finances, she is monitoring the situation and has safety nets in place just in case Britney spirals out of control. My source says that this time around if the consensus is that Britney needs a conservatorship it will be Lynne who is in charge.

And finally this. Travis Kelce inked a two-year deal with his team the Kansas City Chiefs making him the HIGHEST paid tight end in the NFL. While his $34.25 million contract is already public knowledge, here’s something we know that hasn’t been publicized. The deal also includes a secret bonus of $100,000 per regular season game, $250,000 for playoff games and a whopping $500,000 for the Super Bowl if his girlfriend (and likely soon-to-be fiance) Taylor Swift attends. My source say that Taylor’s presence at games brings in MILLIONS in additional revenue so that’s why Travis is getting the bonuses when she attends.

Photo: Instagram

CHRIS APPLETON HAS KIM KARDASHIAN TO THANK

It pays to be nice to Kim Kardashian. Kim’s longtime hair stylist, Chris Appleton, just landed a new gig and he can thank Kim for it. Chris will be working the red carpet at the upcoming Met Gala as a correspondent, and it was none other than Kim who recommended him for the job. Since the annual event is deemed the biggest night for fashion, Chris will be commenting on the costumes as well as the hairstyles. According to my source, Kim heard about the job and immediately called the higher-ups, telling them to hire Chris and that’s exactly what they did.

 

PHOTO: Instagram

 

 

CELEBRITIES ARE COMPETING FOR TOP SPOTS AT THE MET GALA

The 2024 Met Ball celebrity hosts haven’t been announced and it’s already turned into a NIGHTMARE for the powers-that-be at Vogue. According to a magazine source, the top A-list celebrities are all jockeying to have the coveted last arrival time. As our source explains, aside from being asked to co-host, the other most prestigious honor is to be given the latest arrival time. Everyone from Lady Gaga to Beyoncé want to be the LAST to walk on the red carpet. (less crowded, more attention!) Some celebs are even threatening to boycott unless they’re given that final slot! While it hasn’t been confirmed yet, our source whispers that Anna Wintour is sensibly leaning toward giving Taylor Swift the honor of either co-hosting or arriving last.

 

Photo Credit: BACKGRID-USA  Gaga and boyfriend Michael Polansky at SNL party

OUR MET GALA FASHION PREDICTION FOR MEN

Every year at the Met Gala we’ve seen the trains on women’s gowns get longer and more elaborate as female celebrities walk up that long staircase- almost to the point of being ridiculous. Men’s clothing designers have been watching and urging the bolder men they design for to become more open-minded and consider trains for their own attire. This year ASAP Rocky wore a plaid kilt skirt with a long appendage in the back and P Diddy wore a long and abundant cape that dragged behind. Rappers seem to have the audacity to pull off wearing a garment with a train first (weren’t they first to wear pearl necklaces?) and we predict at least one rapper will have a train next year!

Photo Credit: BACKGRID-USA

WHAT GOT INTO JANELLE MONAE?

Fashion icon Janelle Monae is one of our favorites and an elegant eyeful at every event she attends. Thom Browne LOVES her courageous choices and designs extreme things for her that most people would hesitate to wear. (note the boots) Janelle wore a fabulous outfit to the Met Gala and changed into this skimpier ensemble for the after-parties. Looks like the usually composed actress is REALLY cutting loose on the street outside as she entered Standard party. We wonder what went on INSIDE…

Photo Credit: BACKGRID-USA

KARDASHIAN KIDS DREAM ABOUT ATTENDING THE MET GALA SOMEDAY…

Apparently Scott Disick is generously babysitting his daughter Penelope Disick, 10, and Kim’s daughter North West, 9, in NY while the rest of the family prepares for the Met Gala. We imagine that Scott is more than a little annoyed that HE is the only adult in the family NOT invited the the Gala. Penelope and North are both carrying Chanel bags  (!) – worth around $3000 each- so they NEED to be watched. The girls are probably wearing some expensive clothes also -and eagerly anticipating the day when THEY will attend the event and flaunt their finery.

Photo Credit: BACKGRID-USA

DUA LIPA CAN SIZE UP A ROOM QUICKLY

We have to admire Dua Lipa’s sense of balance. She’s wearing a Marc Jacobs sweater dress with platform shoes that look to be at least 8 or 10 inches tall! One shaky step and she could easily break an ankle. The singer is on her way to Anna Wintour’s pre-Met Gala party in NY and since Dua is already 5’8”, she will tower over most people at the event…perhaps giving her a social advantage.

Photo Credit: BACKGRID-USA

KYLIE JENNER’S FORMAL BASEBALL CAP

It’s only fair to point out that Kylie Jenner’s Met Gala dress ranked a strong second on the Worst Dressed list. The short sleeve mesh t-shirt under the white fluffy gown with the fifteen foot out- of- control train is bad enough. Top it off with a white backward baseball cap with flowers and a veil, and the result is amusing, but Kylie doesn’t seem to be in on the joke. This is a dress more suitable for Lady Gaga, who would see the humor in it…

Photo Credit: BACKGRID-USA

KIM K IS NOWHERE NEAR THE SAME SIZE AS MARILYN MONROE

Kim Kardashian pulled a fast one with the Marilyn Monroe dress at the Met Gala. She bragged about losing 16 pounds so she could squeeze into the valuable gown, but that wasn’t enough. The dress could NOT be zipped up over Kim’s oversize bottom. SO special steps were taken – the back of the dress was left unzipped and kim wore that fluffy white wrap to cover the open part. She only wore the original dress when she was photographed arriving and walking upstairs at the Met for a few minutes. Once inside, she immediately changed into a DUPLICATE of the original dress that actually fit her, and then she could drop the wrap and walk around comfortably. Like a lot of women, we’re betting Kim WISHED she had Monroe’s figure, but she doesn’t…

Photo Credit: BACKGRID-USA

WORST DRESSED AT MET GALA: KATY PERRY

Worst Dressed at the Met Gala was easy this year- it’s a slam dunk for Katy Perry. We love Katy, but fashion is simply not her “thing.” She likes to have fun with it and admits that she takes a lot of fashion risks but has no regrets. After all, in past years she came to the gala dressed as a cheeseburger and a chandelier, and Tom Ford called her out for it. This year she promised a “different” look and she resembles a bawdy saloon dancer in the wild west. There’s nothing flattering about this look – from the head scarf to the bustle – and we cannot IMAGINE what designer will admit responsibility …

Photo Credit: BACKGRID-USA