Rihanna Makes Comeback at Met Ball, Other Stars Shine

Sure, we love history.

But all fashionistas must admit that, more than sculptures and framed artifacts, we loooove the looks that pop up at the Museum’s Costume Institute Gala, more widely known as the Met Ball.

Apart from short dresses being the order of the night, a few other things caught my attention — for one reason or another.

  1. Rihanna’s red carpet comeback in a superfly tux and cropped pants
  2. Justin Timberlake’s readers
  3. A very preggers Heidi Klum wearing J. Mendel, according to Reuters
  4. Anna Wintour’s patterned ensemble
  5. Victoria Beckham’s polka dot number and her shooooeeesss!
  6. Ciara’s form-fitting, back-baring black on ivory gown
  7. Bar Refaeli’s ruffly metallic, shimmery short dress
  8. Ashley Olsen’s incredibly unflattering gown
  9. Madonna’s costume
  10. Did I mention Rihanna’s red carpet comeback?! :-)

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Rihanna
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Heidi Klum
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Anna Wintour
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Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
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Gisele Bundchen
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Victoria Beckham
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Ciara
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Bar Refaeli
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Ashley Olsen
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Madonna
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PETA Rains on Twins’ Parade

I don’t know how true it is but reports this morning indicate Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen had a horrible book signing experience.

According to WENN, angry protesters bombarded the TV twin when they showed up to launch, “Influence” on Tuesday.

Fans lined up to meet the 22-year-old moguls, who were celebrating the release of their new coffee table book, Influence, on Tuesday.

But the pair were stunned to find animal rights activists shouting outside the event – part of a campaign launched by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) against the stars for their fashion choices.

A PETA spokesperson tells WENN: “People who still wear fur haven’t woken up to the fact that a big, dead animal on your back makes you look like a troll.

“Compassionate fashionistas know that real beauty comes from the heart – something that the Trollsen Twins seem to lack, considering all the animals they’ve killed for their clothes.”

 

Meet M-K and Ash!

The twins are about to launch their book, Influence.

And they’ll be in NY and LA doing book signings during the coming weeks.

Here are the deets:

Tuesday, October 28th in New York City:
12:30-1:30pm ET at
Barnes and Noble in Union Square
33 E 17th Street, New York, NY 10003

Wednesday, November 12th in Los Angeles:
7:00-8:00pm PT at
Borders in Westwood
1360 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Learn more at Amazon.com.