How to Get Amandla Stenberg’s Regal Met Gala Afro

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The 2016 Met Gala was, as usual, filled with show-stopping fashion moments and Pinterest board-worthy beauty looks. So many celebs totally killed it with looks that’ll keep us inspired all the way until next year’s First Monday in May. And while it’s hard to play favorites when everyone looks sogood, we couldn’t take our eyes off of Teen Voguecover girl Amandla Stenberg, who truly looked like the coolest girl around.

Though we loved her shiny red Calvin Klein crop top suit and silver Jennifer Fisher choker, it was the star’s hair that really stole the show. Amandla’s crown-topped ‘fro completed her “Afro futurism” look (as she described it on Instagram) and was one of our favorite ‘dos of the night, so of course we had to get the lowdown on how to grab her look straight from super stylist Lacy Redway.

“Amandla is probably the coolest teenager that I know,” Lacy tells Teen Vogue. “So it was only right that I kept her look cool, fresh, and youthful very much like her personality.”

To start, Lacy coated Amandla’s wet curls in Devacurl DevaCare Arc AnGel gel and used aHarry Josh Pro Tools blow dryer with a diffuser attachment to dry the hair. “To maximize volume and lift,” Lacy says, “I had Amandla tilt her head forward while I diffused.”

Once Amandla’s hair was completely dry, Lacy used a hair pick to pull out the roots before brushing the hairline back with Shea Moisture Yucca and Plantain Firm Hold Gel Cream. Then, it was time for accessories. Lacy topped Amandla’s slicked-back roots with Lelet NY’s Glossy Ball Chain Wide Headband and Squared Pearl Headband for a positively regal look. Finally, Lacy “finished off with a little Oribe Anti-Humidity Spray to keep curls intact” — so necessary for a night of dancing (and the NYC weather that turned to rain).

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Kim and Kanye Are the Met Gala’s Best-Dressed Couple

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It’s not the first time that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have coordinated their style. You might say it’s an art form that the pair has honed in their downtime, often subtly matching their off-duty looks with his-and-hers monochromatic ensembles, but little can compare to the stunning fashion moment they orchestrated on the Met Gala red carpet tonight.

Given their longstanding friendship with Olivier Rousteing—he created the extravagant designs for the Kardashian-Jenner family to wear at the Yeezy show, after all—it only makes sense that the pair show up in Rousteing’s signature embellished aesthetic for Balmain. In Mrs. West’s case, this translated into a modern day take on a suit of armor. Her long-sleeve mirrored form-fitting dress featured an exposed corset and an alluring Angelina Jolie-esque slit. Not to be outdone Mr. West elevated his casual dad T-shirt-‘n’-jeans uniform, and his crystal-encrusted denim jacket was the ideal foil to his shredded Fear of God jeans—even if the blue contacts had a daring ghoulish vibe. Still, together the Kimye effect was nothing short of dazzling.

Gigi Hadid’s Met Gala Dress Is Tech-Savvy Supermodel Perfection

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There’s no shortage of supercharged interpretations of how technology is pushing fashion forward at this year’s “Manus x Machina”–themed Met Gala. But one of the more interactive translations of the idea is taking place on the red carpet rather than inside the museum—we’re talking about the gown that Tommy Hilfigerdesigned for model and social media darling du jour Gigi Hadid. The dress has that whole space age–chic thing in spades—along with empire-waist supermodel proportions, thanks to a diaphanous overlay, which in turn reveals a spangled, embroidered corset. It was, according to Hilfiger, a true collaboration between man and machine. “My inspiration came from modern machinery fused with Old Hollywood glamour,” says the designer. “We looked at nostalgic, feminine pieces from our most recent Fall 2016 collection and then reimagined them with a futuristic spin.”

Hadid is not such a far-fetched subject when it comes to the technology-inspired dress. The model wields a hefty influence on social media platforms, ranging from her addictive Snapchats to her millions of Instagram followers. “It’s exciting to see Gigi embrace these same values and use social media to share the world of fashion with her followers globally,” says Hilfiger, who certainly believes in the young starlet’s sway over her audience: He has collaborated with Hadid on her own capsule collection under the Hilfiger umbrella, as well as enlisted her as a “Tommy Girl,” or brand ambassador. “She’s offering a unique, behind-the-scenes glimpse into her life,” says Hilfiger of his date’s social media proclivities. “This inclusive and optimistic spirit is what makes our industry so exciting and compelling, and I find it very inspiring.” Not to mention that it provides some very welcome red carpet sparkle.

Fashion & Freedom

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“The background to Fashion & Freedom is an epic story, one that most people should know through history, but it seems to have been forgotten,” the exhibition’s creative director, Darrell Vydelingum, said. “As men left home to fight on the frontline, women across the UK went to work for the first time, taking on jobs such as bus conductors, ambulance drivers and window cleaners, as well as in factories. This new responsibility gave women new freedom and led to a new look, as silhouettes changed and hemlines rose.”

Kendall Jenner Style Icon

 

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Though we’re not sure Kendall Jenner had to wait in a ridiculously long line to purchase her Pablo denim jacket, the supermodel finally got her hands on one. Likely gifted to Kendall by Kanye West himself, the embellished denim piece fits right into amodel off-duty wardrobe. Kendall stepped out in New York with her friend Hailey Baldwin wearing leather leggings, Sandro boots, a hooded sweatshirt, and her furryGivenchy bag.

While Ms. Baldwin’s look wasn’t far off, we had our eyes on Kendall’s Pablo-inspired ensemble from all angles. After all, this was quite the stylish way to represent her fam. Read on to see Kendall’s outfit, and if you’re feeling bold, bid for some of Kanye’s apparel still available on eBay.

 

Most Expensive Handbag of the Century

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While the coveted Hermès Birkin handbag can typically cost anywhere from $11,550 to an astouding $150,000, the recent selling price of one particular Birkin is breaking records and shocking people everywhere.

Privé Porter — a collector of unused Birkin bags — just sold its most expensive Birkin for a whopping $298,000 to one lucky (anonymous) buyer with extremely deep pockets, one would assume. This insane new record beats the previous sale of a Birkin for $222,000 at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong.

So what makes this Birkin especially pricey? Well, the 2008 handbag is hand-sewn from bright red crocodile skin, and its white gold hardware is encrusted in over 10 carats of diamonds. No big deal. Keep reading for more detailed shots of this record-breakingly over-the-top bag.

Hermes Animal Cruelty

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Hermes is one of the largest and most famous company in the fashion world.

We all know it because of how expensive their handbags are, but what a lot of people dont know it’s that their crocodiles handbags are made by real crocodile skin.

There are lots of protests against the company to save and leave the crocodiles live in their natural habitat.

Their handbags are worth up to $10,000.

What people don’t know is that Hermes Company has a “pool” only for crocodiles to live in and when it’s “time” for a new bag they will take the crocodiles and kill them.