The Best Statement Fashion at the 2021 Met Gala Spoke For Itself

Last night’s Met Gala was larger than life. Perhaps it’s because the original plan was to host an intimate gathering that would feel safe in the face of a continuing pandemic, or it could simply be that after a year and some change of little to no in-person events, fashion’s biggest night back in real life felt even bigger. Either way, the night’s red carpet seemed to stretch into infinity, starting at 5:30 pm on the front steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and running until just around 10:30 pm, when Rihanna and ASAP Rocky made their grand entrance.

Plans for the small gathering seemed to have been scrapped, as photo wires show just about the same amount of celebs walking the red carpet as did in, say, 2019 (though seating for the dinner was apparently cut by a third to allow for social distancing).

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‘Masks are now becoming a fashion statement’

Zavk Pinsent uses reproduction period fabrics to create his masks inspired by historical fashion (Photo: Digby Pinsent)
Zavk Pinsent uses reproduction period fabrics to create his masks inspired by historical fashion (Photo: Digby Pinsent)

A historical fashion buff and tailor known for his bespoke Regency-era outfits has turned his sartorial eye to the most modern accessory of them all: the face mask.

Zack Pinsent, whose penchant for wearing top hats, breeches, collared waistcoats and the occasional powdered wig has seen him dubbed a “Jane Austen superfan” and 21st-century dandy in his native England, has started creating facial coverings using special reproduction fabric prints in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The three-layered masks were initially conceived as a small quarantine project for the owner of Pinsent Tailoring, who is typically commissioned by historical museums and individuals who share his passion for authentic historical fashion. But due to social distancing restrictions, he’s been unable to see his clients; what’s more, a broken elbow suffered right before lockdown

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For The Last Time, Being Thin Is Not A Fashion Statement

There’s an amazing new dress making the rounds on social media right now. Smack dab in the middle of a summer when getting dressed is virtually meaningless and our closets feel more like museums of wardrobes past, people on TikTok and Instagram are losing their shit over a $490 sparkly Lirika Matoshi dress adorned with strawberries

Except it’s not new. Plus-size model Tess Holliday wore it to the Grammys in January. 

“I like how this dress had me on worst dressed lists when I wore it in January to the Grammys, but now bc a bunch of skinny ppl wore it on TikTok everyone cares,” she captioned a photo of herself in the dress on Instagram Sunday. “To sum it up: our society hates fat people, especially when we are winning.” 

In truth, Holliday joined a shortlist of celebs who actually make fashion statements on the red carpet when

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