There Was a Shocking Dearth of Androgyny at Tilda Swinton's MoMA Gala


Last night, socialites, celebs, fashion’s heavy hitters, and Lorde showed up to the Museum of Modern Art’s gala honoring Tilda Swinton’s film career. David Bowie was reportedly in attendance, but there are no pictures of him with Swinton, so it remains that they could still possibly be the same person.

Neither Karl Lagerfeld nor Tilda Swinton deviated much from the uje: he in a covered neck and exposed knuckles; she in shapeless neutrals. Lauren Santo Domingo dressed it down with separates.

Karlie Kloss kept it simple with an LBD, while Rachel Roy clearly got the memo and wore a pantsuit. If you stare at Bee Shaffer‘s dress long enough it looks like an an alien face, but that doesn’t make it any more appealing.

Imogen Poots is giving us Farrah Fawcett in Small Sacrifices hair, which is a nice way of saying that shit is dry. Cory Kennedy didn’t realize there was a coat check. Sofia Coppola‘s outfit—little girl Peter Pan collar on top, office mom pants on the bottom—is equivalent to a vertical mullet.

Brit Marling went against the grain of neutral glamor, a risk with no reward. For someone who’s likely never heard a Rasputina song, Jessica Biel is kind of nailing it with the ultra-femme goth jewelry. Alexa Chung tried to spice up a regs Chanel dress by pushing up her sleeves, which is kind of catalog (J. Crew to be exact).

Lupita Nyong’o yes. Leigh Lezark no. Zac Posen sure, fine, whatever.

The devil wears sequins. I believe Lorde‘s tights actually qualify as “nude.” And I don’t know who So Hee Hwang is, but her boob ruffles are weirdly elegant.

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