The Best Dressed Stars at the 2021 BAFTA Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards is unique among awards season stalwarts. The celebration of the best in British film and television has an ever-evolving dress code (this weekend’s called for sustainable dressing) and celebrity-filled guest list where movie stars mingle alongside master thespians. Stars live-streamed in from around the globe, but many also made their way to Royal Albert Hall to participate in the socially-distanced event. No matter where the attendees were on the map, they managed to have fun with style, breaking from their red carpet routines and dazzling the audience at home.

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When Is the Met Gala in 2021?

The second show, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” will be held in 21 of the American period rooms and will center on 300 years of historic narratives both personal and political. Some are well-known, like the Battle of Versailles and names like Oscar de la Renta and Bill Blass, but others are more obscure, like the story of Fannie Criss, a turn-of-the-20th-century dressmaker in Virginia and freeborn child of former slaves; and Elizabeth Keckley, a dressmaker to Mary Todd Lincoln. (The Met does not own any of Ms. Keckley’s work and is still trying to source her pieces.)


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Amid COVID-19, L.A. fetish fashion designers are thriving

You might call it the roaring ’20s for some Angelenos, but maybe not in the way you’re thinking. Not everyone spent the last year stuck inside, eating frozen pizzas or making maple syrup or baking bread or catching up on the latest shows on Netflix.

Although the pandemic may have hurt retail sectors, sales figures for niche goods, particularly sex toys and fetish fashion, helped tell another pandemic story.

Sales last year were strong, say L.A. designers of fetish fashion, a category that includes bodysuits, crotchless underwear, bralettes, ball gags and pants made from materials such as leather, latex, vinyl,

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Spring 2021 Is All About Body-Con Dressing

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Lisa Aiken, the fashion and buying director of Moda Operandi, is reminiscing about the party that followed the Jacquemus resort 2020 show—the highly Instagrammable one, set in the lavender fields of Provence during the golden hour. “So many of the attendees were in dresses that were sheer or had cutouts,” she recalls. Looking at the crowd, she says, “I was like, ‘Wow, you [all] look amazing.’ ” On that breezy summer day, she began to feel a sea change toward a new kind of effortlessly sexy dressing—“jersey [fabrics], skinny rib knits, silk slipdresses.”

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These Are the 10 Biggest Fall/Winter Fashion Trends for 2021

While fashion month looked much different than past seasons, the virtual runway shows viewed from our laptop screens gave us a taste of the exciting trends on the horizon for fall 2021. With talks of a reopening world, optimism was woven into the collections, and we were gifted with a long list of sartorial treats to wear in it. From high-impact shades to luxe takes on comfortable clothes, designers gave us plenty to look forward to as we think ahead to the upcoming season.

After careful examination of all the fall/winter collections, we’ve come to the conclusion that the

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Met Gala 2021 Theme: A Two-Part Exhibition on American Fashion for 2021 and 2022

“VEIL FLAG” by S.R. STUDIO. LA. CA., 2020. Courtesy of Sterling Ruby Studio. Photography by Melanie Schiff.

Homegrown fashion is the focus of the Costume Institute’s upcoming blockbuster, a two-part exhibition to be presented over the course of 2021 and 2022 in two areas of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Part one, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” will open in the Anna Wintour Costume Center on September 18, 2021, and will remain on display when “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” opens on May 5, 2022, in the period rooms of the American Wing. Both shows will run through

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