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A LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN: When Tom Ford accepted the post of chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers last year, he knew it was a big job through which he would have to address complicated issues. He could have had no idea just how big and how complicated.
On Monday afternoon, Ford sent a letter to the CFDA membership in which he addressed the coronavirus impact of the industry. “The challenges we are experiencing truly are unprecedented.” Ford wrote. He said that part of the CFDA’s mission now is to provide information and support “to ensure that as many businesses survive this pandemic as possible.”
Ford noted that A Common Thread, the CFDA-Vogue fundraising effort to benefit businesses impacted by the COVID-19 shutdown, has raised $4.2 million — and has received a whopping 1,000-plus applications for those funds. While he did not indicate in what amounts or to how many recipients the money will be allotted, he said that payments would commence later this month. “We know we cannot save everyone, but our hope is to help businesses survive the immediate and in turn be positioned for future survival,” he said.
Ford noted that as the economy begins to open up, companies will have
While the 2020 Met Gala is going virtual — and the in-real-life event is postponed indefinitely — stars are still celebrating the first Monday in May by posting throwbacks from past galas.
Last year’s theme of “Camp: Notes on Fashion” brought out the creative side for many celebrities. Lady Gaga — never one to shy away from an Internet-stopping look — took the theme head-on with four outfit changes. Designer Brandon Maxwell, who was behind the looks, posted a number of behind-the-scenes videos of the Oscar winner today, showing him escorting Gaga to the museum as fans cheered her on.
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New YouTube! Link in Bio We have another special new video coming today at 3pm, so make sure to check back! We wanted to first share this unedited clip of myself, @ladygaga, and our teams walking to last years #MetGala. My fiancé filmed this, and I’ll never ever forget looking up at him as we approached the carpet and seeing a tear fall down his face from pride. It remains one of my most treasured memories. We wanted to share this today because of the sheer joy this moment held, because of
MEET ME AT THE MET: As an Upper East Sider, the drag entertainer CT Hedden was doubly disappointed by the postponement of this year’s Met Gala, due to the pandemic.
To help keep the fashion quota up, he and the photographer Alexy Kim, who is known as “Sidewalk Killa,” staged faux arrivals outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Saturday morning. Dubbed the “QuarantQueen” Met Gala, seven drag queens were photographed and were asked “why fashion and the Met Gala are still important to us,” Hedden said.
That was an easy question for the organizer. Hedden said, “The Met Gala is like the fashion Oscars for us. I always love seeing what celebrities rip off from our looks. Nightlife and drag influencers are really big on celebrities and fashion.”
Sad that there would be no red carpet extravaganza. Hedden first broached the idea with Kim, a fellow drag bartender at Indochine. The casting included Jasmine Rice, Digna, The Suburbia, Queen Glow Job, Nikki Exotica, Kandy Muse and Hedden, all of whom were shot by Sidewalk Killa.
”Even though there is no Met Gala, it is still our job as entertainers to spread love and happiness. That is what we do. We decided to make our own
The first Monday in May is changing shape thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
For the first time in its 72-year history, the Met Gala is going virtual after having been postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic. This year’s edition was set to be held around the “About Time: Fashion and Duration” theme and as the Metropolitan Museum of Art is celebrating its 150-year anniversary.
Nonetheless, the gala is still going forward in a new way with “A Moment With the Met,” a YouTube livestream hosted by Vogue Magazine that offers a preview of this year’s upcoming costume exhibit plus a look back to some of the most memorable Met Gala red carpet moments of all time.
From how to watch the livestream to how to participate in the Met Gala challenge, here is everything you need to know about this year’s virtual Met Gala.
When and where is the virtual Met Gala?
The virtual Met Gala takes place on Monday at 6 p.m. It will be livestreamed on Vogue’s YouTube channel.
What will happen during the virtual Met Gala livestream?
The livestream will look back at the most memorable Met Gala red-carpet moments of all time, likely highlighting fashion moments of stars like Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker,
Katy Perry, Lil Nas X, Rita Ora and Doja Cat are uniting to perform at a virtual festival hosted by fast-fashion e-commerce brand Shein.
The digital event, which will also feature appearances by model Hailey Bieber, internet personality Lele Pons and actresses Yara Shahidi of “Grown-ish” and Madelaine Petsch of “Riverdale,” is being held on May 9 to benefit the solidarity response fund, launched by the United Nations Foundation to support the World Health Organization and its partners UNICEF and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The four-hour-long affair, hosted by TV personality Erin Lim and dancer Sheela Awe, will be streamed exclusively through the retailer’s free app at 1 p.m. PST/4 p.m. ET.
“Shein has been donating hundreds of thousands of masks globally for a couple months now,” shared exclusively George Chiao, head of business development and partnerships at Shein’s U.S. marketing agency, FMMG. The company has committed a $100,000 donation to the fund. “Given that the Shein app has sophisticated technologies to host a streaming event and that the brand has such a large audience globally, the brand decided to expand on their charitable efforts and create the Shein Together virtual event concept.”
Somehow, this could be…perfect casting?