The Night Before the Met Gala ...

The Night Before the Met Gala ...
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Celebrities have begun to defrost in preparation for tomorrow's infamous Met Gala.

The event, which is held on the first Monday of May each year at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is a fundraiser for the Costume Institute — a department that collects clothing and accessories (some of which date back to the fifteenth century!)

This year's Met Gala honors the late Karl Lagerfeld, who designed for fashion houses like Chanel.


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Rihanna, arguably the queen of the event, teased a casual black-and-white Chanel outfit this weekend. Is that a hint that she'll be in attendance?

We'll have our answer if Twitter crashes.


The world of fashion may seem like an alternate reality for most people. The closest we'll get to haute couture is rewatching The Devil Wears Prada.


Well, Vogue is giving you a chance to join the illustrious world of fashion.

The magazine's global open-casting call is now open for "femme-identifying individuals."

Who knows, you or a friend could become one of Vogue's next models. Forward this email to a friend if you have someone in mind!

Freddie Mercury's estate is set to be auctioned through Sothebys, including some of his fashion wears.

His crown and cloak are expected to pull in between $75,000 and $100,000, according to BBC News. Other on-stage costumes will also be auctioned.

And to wrap up fashion news, there's a new fashionable toy on store shelves. Mattel's latest Barbie doll has Down syndrome, which the company says is to increase representation.

Here's what Barbie wrote in an Instagram caption:

With a shorter frame, rounder face, smaller features, and palms including a single line, this doll introduces a new sculpt and details illustrative of common characteristics of women with Down syndrome.

To ensure accuracy in the doll's appearance, the company worked with the National Down Syndrome Society, according to a press release.

Film and Television

Black Mirror is back!

If you missed the high-intensity dystopian series, all you needed to do was watch the news or look out your window.

But come June, we'll be able to enjoy the thrills of season six while the world continues to do its thing. How meta!

Here's the teaser trailer:

It's not the only thing making a comeback, either. The first trailer is out for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes — the prequel of The Hunger Games trilogy.

It seemed that Hunger Games discourse had grown to new levels on Twitter over the last few weeks, and it couldn't have come at a better time. This wave of anticipation will probably hold steady until the new movie's release this November.


Ed Sheeran is on trial for allegedly copying Marvin Gaye with his song "Thinking Out Loud."

It's the heirs of Ed Townsend, Gaye's co-writer, who are plaintiffs of the case. They say Sheeran's song copies Gaye's "Let's Get It On."

This isn't the first time copyright cases have hit the music industry. It was just around this time last year that Katy Perry won her copyright appeal. (The rapper Flame claimed that Perry's "Dark Horse" took from his "Joyful Noise.")

Here's more on what to know about the Sheeran case from the New York Times.

The trial picks back up tomorrow.