Madonna Says She Felt Fat At The Met Ball

There's a bumper crop of Met Ball fashion gossip this morning. When asked on the red carpet how she felt in her teal Stella McCartney dress, Madonna told a reporter, "A little bit fat." Really? Knowing that makes us kinda sad. [The Cut]
Unlike last year, Anna Wintour did not dance at the Met Ball. Even when Jay-Z and Beyoncé implored her to. [NYDN]
Gisele Bündchen told reporters that the rumors she's making Tom Brady grow his hair long are false. "I think he does whatever he wants to," she explained. [The Cut]
Tickets to the gala, by the way, set non-special-celebrity-model-guest attendees back $100,000-$250,000. Two were snapped up by billionaire hedge fund founder and art collector Steven Cohen. [TBI]
Taylor Swift and Sandra Lee apparently got on like a house on fire. [NYDN]
Beyoncé's Pucci dress — in which she could barely walk — has drawn mostly negative reactions from fashion critics. But not André Leon Talley! He put Bey top of his list of best-dressed attendees. Also on André Leon Talley's list? André Leon Talley. He explains: "Nicolas Ghesquière designed my 80-meter-long French silk faille manteau de cour in LeCorbusier blue, which I wore over my favorite midnight-blue Ralph Lauren dinner suit with shawl collar, Charvet shirt, and bowtie, and Roger Vivier court shoes in framboise. Yours truly decided I was a top note-and why not?!" Um, Le Corbusier's signature color was white. (Don't take it from us, take it from the dude with a Master's in modern architecture we just asked.) [Vogue]
Iman allowed New York to film her getting ready, and she is just so funny and charming it's kind of incredible. [The Cut]
Ayelet Waldman: "I went to the Met Ball once. It was achingly dull. All these celebs trying to be seen w/ more famous celebs." [@Ayeletw]


Madonna Says She Felt Fat At The Met Ball Blake Lively and Karl Lagerfeld went to a diner on Madison Avenue together just before the ball, and there is a photo to prove it. [The Cut ]
Madonna Says She Felt Fat At The Met Ball Livia Firth , meanwhile, Tweeted pictures of Rihanna and Lauren Hutton gathering in the bathrooms — and caught Hilary Alexander smoking inside. [@LiviaFirth , via Refinery29 ]
Madonna Says She Felt Fat At The Met Ball Makeup artist William Lemon III created these face-landscapes for a music video. [BellaSugar ]
Madonna Says She Felt Fat At The Met Ball Kate Bosworth will make "her singing début" in one of those "Cotton: The Fabric of My Life" campaigns. And here we thought she was holding out for "Milk: It Does A Body Good." [WWD ]
Alexa Chung is on the June cover of British Vogue . [Vogue UK ]
Madonna Says She Felt Fat At The Met Ball The Daily Mail has over one thousand words to dedicate to this £90 Jil Sander bag , which is, yes, designed to look like a plastic shopping bag. [Daily Mail ]
Madonna Says She Felt Fat At The Met Ball Patterned temporary lip tattoos : a thing that now exists. [Racked ]
  • Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton can't talk to the press about designing Kate Middleton's wedding dress, but she did talk to several shoppers at a Saks event. Those shoppers, subsequently interviewed by reporters, say that Burton found Middleton and her sister Pippa to be "very down-to-earth" and described The Dress as "a collaboration." Trying to hide from cameras while rushing into Middleton's hotel the day before the wedding was "fun," Burton said. Shopper Norah Lawlor said, "She said the princess was one of the most lovely women she has ever met and she was really low maintenance. She said the palace called her and the collaboration between her and Kate was 50-50." [NYPost, WWD]
  • Philip Treacy says nobody is crying — least of all not him, and not Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie — over all the jokes and criticism of that hat: "I wanted them to look gorgeous and beautiful. They trusted me to make them. Gorgeous and beautiful can be open to interpretation … I thought they looked gorgeous and beautiful. But no one is crying if anyone didn't." So, carry on with the wisecracks, then! [HollywoodLife]
  • Anya Hindmarch's London boutique was burgled for a ninth time this Monday, relieving the store of some £45,000 worth of new stock. She blames the royal wedding: "With the royal wedding the label was in the press a lot this weekend — a few guests were seen wearing our bags. I suppose that's an indication of how well we're doing. I think they probably thought that we are a pretty safe, lucrative bet. They knew exactly what they were doing — they took a lot of our best-sellers and our most expensive pieces." [Vogue UK]
  • Trend forecasting is big business. Services like WGSN and Stylesight sell information about what they say are coming trends (in fashion, in color, in fabrics) to designer and retailer clients — and just like academic journals, the subscriptions are not cheap. (One analyst put the value of the whole sector at $36 billion.) What is a trend, and how does one forecast it? One former forecaster describes his job as giving designers "food for thought." Expensive, expensive food. [Telegraph]
  • Carla Bruni was asked by a reporter if the rumors that she is two months pregnant with twins are true. She replied: "That was nicely asked. If I may, I will not answer all these familial questions. I have a little boy, too, and I do not answer questions about him. If we were both at a cafe, I would tell you frankly. Why don't I answer? I'll tell you. Nearly 180 percent of the time my husband is occupied by his country. He speaks only about that, he only does that, he is obsessed with it. Unfortunately for me, and fortunately for everyone else (laughs)! When I talk about something else, it takes precedence over everything he does. I'd like to talk woman to woman, about my family, my personal dreams, details of certain things. And also, I am very talkative. But [because of his circumstances], my lips are sealed. Not out of arrogance or for a taste for secrecy; I'm mum to protect something and to protect all of the work he does...I would really love to talk, but after, that takes up the entire space. And it involves other people. So I don't answer." [HuffPo]
  • Liu Wen: "Fashion is a good job for a young girl. I like clothes —-I like to play with clothes. I like DIY; I like to make outfit. A model's style is very important. I learn a lot." [Telegraph]
  • John Galliano's Jewish lawyer, who would like you to know that he is Jewish, Stéphane ("Jewish") Zerbib, is no longer representing the ex-Dior designer in his trial for making anti-Semitic and racist remarks to a couple in a bar. Zerbib was rumored to have quit, but Galliano's people say: "Mr Zerbib was dismissed as Galliano's lawyer some weeks ago following the discovery of apparent irregularities in respect of his firms [sic] administration of Galliano's financial affairs over a number of years." Galliano's pre-trial hearings begin next week. His new lawyer is named Aurélien Hamelle. [Vogue UK]
  • Alexander Wang is said to be launching his first perfume. [WWD]
  • Incoming W creative director Edward Enninful says he plans to make the magazine match "the mood" of contemporary fashion. "The past couple of months there's been a bit of mobility at these big houses. Now it's perfect moment to put young designers — whether they're from America or Europe — it's very important to put them forward. It's a new day. Not to do a young designer story separately, but keep them in the mix." [Style.com]
  • Lanvin is getting into children's wear. [Vogue UK]
  • Puig, which owns stakes in Nina Ricci, Carolina Herrera, and Paco Rabanne, has acquired 60% of Jean-Paul Gaultier. The conglomerate bought the 45% previously owned by Hermès and another 15% from Gaultier himself. [WWD]
  • Pierre Cardin is looking to sell his fashion empire for $1.4 billion, give or take. Analysts put the company's worth at closer to $200 million. [WSJ]
  • Amazon is launching a members-only flash sales site, called MyHabit. It'll compete with sites like Gilt Groupe and Rue La La. [WWD]
  • Erin O'Connor's former personal assistant, who stole £10,251 from the model, has been given a 40-week suspended sentence and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service. [Vogue UK]