There Will Be No Haggis At McQueen-Themed Met Ball

Details — including the first review — of tonight's Met Ball are trickling out. We saw Anna Wintour, surrounded by curators and assistants, striding through the Met yesterday afternoon, and minutes later spotted Suzy Menkes lingering near coat check — presumably just after reporting this piece. The late designer Lee… »5/02/11 12:08pm5/02/11 12:08pm

Ghaddafi Wants The Met To Showcase His "Breathtaking Sartorial Magnificence"

Someone named Zainab Bint Abu Talib, an aide at the Libyan ministry of cultural affairs, wrote a letter to the New York Times and the Metropolitan Museum of Art offering up — or, rather, totally assuming the aforementioned parties' interest in — "a retrospective in 2013 of Colonel Ghaddafi's four decades of superior… »4/26/11 12:52pm4/26/11 12:52pm

McQueen Show Includes A Gown Based On Sarah Burton's Wedding Dress

Steven Meisel shot some of the Alexander McQueen pieces that feature in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's upcoming show. Designer Sarah Burton, who succeeded McQueen following his suicide, says of the lace dress above, "This dress was actually based on my wedding dress — I got married two years earlier. We had to… »4/20/11 11:55am4/20/11 11:55am