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When Technology Met Fashion at the 2016 Met Gala, Claire Danes in Zac Posen Made History!

The 2016 Met Gala was a rendezvous for Fashion in an age of Technology in an attempt to challenge the creativity of designers and the daring potentials of the stars. A lot of them failed the test, seduced by too much bling-bling. The Balmain dresses which invaded the red carpet were just too much for the eye: Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Cindy Crawford, Jourdan Dunn, Doutzen Kroes and Alessandra Ambrosia …

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Sarah Jessica Parker looked like she made it out of a Shakespearian play! Nicole Kidman could pass as a galaxy with her stars, moons and meteor showers. Rita Ora was too feathery in her Vera Wang. Lady Gaga was back to her old tricks. Nicki Minaj was chained in her Moschino custom made outfit. Not to mention some extravagant hairstyles: Lupita Nyong’o and Diane Von Furstenberg’s. Or the odd popping red flowers on Elizabeth Cordry’s Gucci dress or even Ellie Bamber’s bed sheet look alike Giles Deacon outfit, topped with Grimes odd frock! Taylor Swift, Alicia Vikander and Selena Gomez in Louis Vuitton were a huge disappointment. Demi Lovato was a failure in her Moschino. The Lemonade lady Beyoncé, despite the adequacy of the peachy color with her complexion, failed to choose well her dress, falling for a latex outfit by Givenchy. As for Saoirse Ronan’s dress, it looked very crowded with the unexplainable feathers. On top of it all, Katy Perry, Madonna and Kris Jenner could officially pass as the evil witches of the evening!

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Despite the faux-pas of so many stars, some others made daring fashion statements. Claire Danes in Zac Posen is one of the most extraordinary moments of fashion industry. The magical fairytale dress will never cease to amaze generations! If this is fashion at the age of technology, well count me in!

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As for the other best looks of the evening:

Nina Dobrev in Marchesa

Nina Dobrev Marchesa

Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa

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Zoe Saldana in D&G’s peacock train

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Kate Bosworth in D&G

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Bee Schaffer in McQueen (though she played it safe)

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Jessica Chastain in Prada (though I prefer less black lace on the bottom to highlight the precious satin fabric which matches her hair color and complexion)

Jessica Chastain Prada

Karlie Kloss in Brandon Maxwell

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Brie Larson in Proenza Schouler

Brie Larson  Proenza Schouler

Balmain and H&M: The Most Anticipated Collaboration of the Year… Save the Date: November 5, 2015

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This year, H&M teamed up with Balmain’s young creative director Olivier Rousteing and their collection, which will hit stores on November 5, 2015, is aiming the “young generation” with the powerful mix of Maison Balmain: Confidence and Attitude. “It is all about energy, positivity, strength and friendship”, says Rousteing. The collaboration is expected to be the most expensive one yet. H&M customers have already tweeted their disappointment but couldn’t hide their admiration towards the magnificent collection which you can already see in a vibrant and futuristic design on H&M’s website.

The collection is inspired from the mainline Balmain collections. The target is to spread the “culture of Balmain” through a popular store and what is seen as affordable prices in comparison with the Haute Couture pieces of the Maison Balmain.

Watch the video campaign starring Kendall Jenner and The Kendalls

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We have selected some of the eye (and heart)-catching pieces which are already displayed online with their correspondent prices. From electric blue to velvet red, with a wide range of black and white pieces, the collection doesn’t seize to amaze us. It features high waist patterns with thick and rich satin and velour that shape dresses, pants and skirts, as well as military-like patterns with amazing embroideries for men and women. The most remarkable pieces are those inspired from Pharaonic culture. A blend of cultures, fabrics and colors… Imagination, creativity, sharpness and refinement… In your closets starting November 5, 2015!

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Post written by Pascale Asmar