Coachella on the Verge: Up-and-coming Musical Artists

Before you take in Coachella headliners Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar, make a point to check out these musical artists, who might be some of the best acts you’ve never heard.KehlaniThis stylish R&B up-and-comer, who is part Native American, Spanish and Filipino, could give Rihanna a run for her money one day. She’s already rocking cool-kid streetwear labels like Palm Angels and prefers the borrowed-from-the-boys oversize look to overly sexy clothes. Born Kehlani Ashley Parrish in Oakland, Calif., (also home of G-Eazy, with whom she’s collaborated) the 21-year-old started out as part of the teen pop group Poplyfe, and can sing, write songs and dance. Her current album “SweetSexySavage” is all those things.WarpaintA Los Angeles-based girl band that’s popular with the fashion crowd, Warpaint’s specialty is live performance. (They’ve been to Coachella twice before and have headlined at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood and Long Beach, Calif.’s Music Tastes Good festival.) Led by singer-guitarists Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman and backed by drummer Stella Mozgawa and bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg, the four women can sing and play together as if they have crazy creative ESP, or maybe it’s the 13 years they’ve been making music together.NaoNottingham, England native Neo Jessica Joshua, who goes by the stage name Nao, is bringing her soul R&B sound, which she’s dubbed “wonky funk,” to Coachella for the first time (she played Glastonbury last year). Trained in vocal jazz at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, she’s been a professional back-up singer and member of an a cappella group for six years, so she’s got serious vocal chops. Now 29 and a solo artist whose debut album, “All We Know,” earned her a Brit Award nomination for Best British Female Solo Artist, she’s poised to make herself known to Stateside audiences.Swet Shop BoysThose who are fans of Pakistani-born actor Riz Ahmed, either from the “Star Wars” franchise or his Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated turns in “The Night Of,” probably already know he’s also part of the hip-hop band Swet Shop Boys, going by Riz MC alongside rapper Heems and producer Redinho. Formed in 2014, the Indian-American-British-Pakistani group takes on topical issues with humorous lyrics and isn’t afraid to try and break down racial stereotypes.MitskiJapanese-born singer-songwriterMitski Miyawaki, 26, studied at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music and now makes her home in New York City. This weekend marks her Coachella debut. The rocker’s 2016 album “Puberty 2” was lauded for its sophisticated, punk-meets-folk-sound that some of have compared to St. Vincent and Bright Eyes (not bad for a fourth studio album). Her song and video “Your Best American Girl” touches on raw emotions, female vulnerability and ultimately, empowerment. Another track, “My Body’s Made of Crushed Little Stars,” also featured intelligent lyrics and shows off her dramatic vocal range.MitskiCurtis/Starpix/REX/ShutterstockThe InterruptorsThe Interruptors is a Los Angeles-based, ska punk band fronted by Aimee Allen and brothers Kevin, Jesse and Justin Bivona. The group met in 2009 when Allen, a solo artist at the time, was touring with the Bivona’s band Telecasters. After touring with Rancid, The Transplants and Devil’s Brigade and playing at Riot Fest and Amnesia Rockfest, they released a self-titled album in 2014 that made its debut at #95 on iTunes. Its lead single “Take Back the Power” was featured in places as disparate as a T-Mobile commercial, the Showtime series “Shameless,” MLB’s 2016 Home Run Derby and the Michael Moore film “Where to Invade Next,” proving their universal appeal.GoldLinkGoldLink, as rapper D’Anthony Carlos is known, is only 23, but he’s had as auspicious start: his 2014 debut mixtape received critical acclaim and the next year he was chosen as part of the XXL Freshman Class. His debut studio album “At What Cost” showcases his brand of chill rap, which should set a good tone for Coachella.TacocatThe Seattle quartet is also making its Coachella debut, and their appealing surf-punk sound is perfect for sunny days in the desert. Their most recent album, “Lost Time,” and the catchy track “I Hate the Weekend” actually evokes weekend-loving vibes. Band members Emily Nokes, Bree McKenna, Lelah Maupin and Eric Randall have a quirky, Pacific Northwest appeal that makes feminist and social commentary with catchy sing-along lyrics (see: “Men Explain Things to Me”).Ezra FurmanWho doesn’t love a good-looking guy who’s unafraid to wear skirts and lipstick? In these gender-bending times, it’s good to know the current social acceptance spills over to the music festival scene as well. Furman isn’t exactly a newbie, he has six albums and two EPs to his credit, but it’s his first time at Coachella. The Chicago singer-songwriter’s calling card is a sardonic, confessional style set to lo-fi rock, backed solidly by his touring band Ezra Furman and theBoyfriends (yes, they’re cute too).The American singer, songwriter and musician Ezra Furman performs at the Piknik i Parken festival in Oslo in June 2016.Hell Gate Media/REX/ShutterstockYou're missing something!

Motel Morris, Chelsea’s Newest Restaurant, Keeps It All in the Family

Of the four partners behind the new Motel Morris, none of them had the familial background in hospitality that Tamara McCarthy did. McCarthy, who was born in Dublin and raisedin Spain, grewup spendinglate nights at her father’s Irish pub. After moving to New York and working as a graphic designer, she met her future husband (and business partner) Brett Nidel; his brother, Sam; and their childhood friend, Matt Mogil. The foursome opened coffee shop The Commons Chelsea in 2011, and now unveil their latest venture, new American-style restaurant Motel Morris.The restaurant, two doors down from The Commons Chelsea on Seventh Avenue, was more of a family affair than a business venture. Their familial connection stretches to nearly every aspect of the restaurant:the lighting, timed to the lunar cycle, was designed by Sam and Brett’s cousin, Jessica Corr, of design firm Tourmaline. Their mother bakes daily dessert specials for the restaurant. Even the name itself is a nod to extended family members. “Our grandfather’s name is Morris, and we found out actually that our other partner Matt’s great-grandfather’s name was also Morris,” Sam says. “We thought it’d be really nice to name it after them. And the ‘Motel’ aspect sort of stemmed from the fact that we live in this building, and the Commons is in the same building.”With interior design and location set, the last task was finding a chef. Appropriately enough, they finished off their team with friends of friends. A neighbor with whom the Nidels grew up made an introduction to Bill McDaniel, a veteran chef at other Manhattan favorites The Red Cat and The Mermaid Inn, and Motel Morris’ current general manager, Jamie Steinberg, who were originally meant to act as consultants. “We were all using the same words — same phrases, same thoughts; everything just really started clicking,” McDaniel says. “We said, ‘You know what? We would love to work with you guys on this.’”The result was a midpriced menu of casual American classics. Cocktails and local craft beers were paired with traditional fare ranging from burgers to steak and tuna tartares. McDaniel’s top priority with the food, however, was more about approachability than specialty. “We wanted something ‘neighborhood’; you could come in two-three times per week, have the chicken, have a fish dish, and it’d be your local, neighborhood spot.”GivenBrett, Tamara and Sam (and a few other cousins) call the building home, they know the neighborhood as both small-business owners and residents. “I think the same thing drives a lot of our decisions,” Brett says. Tamara agrees. “Every time we have to go to a dinner, we go to the West Village, or Uptown, or Downtown, and there’s nothing really around here. So, we knew what we were missing, and what everyone else was missing around here, too.”You're missing something!

Rick Owens Launches Furniture Book

Rick Owens is unveilinghis first book dedicated to his career as furniture designer at Milan Design Week on Thursday. Titled “Rick Owens: Furniture,” the oversize coffee-table book, which is published by Rizzoli New York, retraces Owens and his wife Michèle Lamy’s creative process.The designer introduced his first furniture collection in Paris in 2007.“I love beautiful books,” said Owens, explaining the reasons why he decided to develop the project. “And I want to preserve my work on my terms with my edit.”The book collects a range of images showing Owens’ different working environments, as well as his creations infused with his distinctive style combining contrasting forces. Art Deco, leather bars, World War II concrete bunkers and Egyptian tombs seenin black-and-white Thirties Hollywood movies are the major sources of inspirations, which Owens mentioned as references of his work.The “Rick Owens: Furniture” book published by Rizzoli New York.Courtesy Photo“How does a bird learn how to fly? You just do what you were meant to do,” said Owens, asked about the roots of his passion for furniture and design. “I would be in a corner making stuff whether anyone was paying attention or not.”Owens added that he uses the same approach whether hedesigns a fashion collection or furniture pieces. “It’s about modesty versus extravaganza, civilization versus wildness and control versus collapse,” he explained.An image from the “Rick Owens: Furniture” book.OwenscorpThe book also unveils the process behind the “Rick Owens: Furniture” exhibition, hosted by Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art, or MOCA, from December 2016 to April 2017. The exhibit contained about 20 percent classic pieces and 80 percent new works, many of which Owens and Lamy conceived for his newest store in New York’s SoHo, which opened last August at 30 Howard Street on the corner of Crosby Street in the space formerly occupied by Jil Sander.Owens will also organize an exhibition at the 2018 Milan Triennale, which will be a comprehensive look at his fashion oeuvre and his furniture.You're missing something!

La Rinascente Marks 100th Anniversary

MILAN— La Rinascente introduced miniskirts and bikinis to Milan and played a key role in launching Italy’s ready-to-wear. Ahead of the opening of a sprawling new flagship in Rome in September — 11 years in the making — the department store is celebrating its 100thanniversary in Milan with a gala dinner tonight and a preview of the exhibition “LR 100-Rinascente. Stories of Innovation” at the Royal Palace. The exhibit will officially open on Thursday and run until Sept. 24.“La Rinascente was part of Milan’s transformation into a global point of reference and reflected the enormous changes and wave of modernization that followed World War II,” said Maria Canella, a fashion history professor at the Milan University who curated the exhibit with Sandrina Bandera, president of the modern and contemporary art Ma*Ga Museumin Gallarate, Italy. The concept and exhibition design were curated by Rem Koolhaas’ OMA/AMO studio.Each of the 11 rooms that make up the exhibit are meant to surprise, said Canella, also through several different visual, physical and multimedia experiences. Canella said the progression through the rooms is not linear, but rather the journey shows different contributions, from billboards to photos, with a sort of emporium-like layout.“The idea is for La Rinascente not to celebrate itself or the brand but the history of Milan and Italy,” explained Canella, who noted that the store was actually first founded in Milan in 1865 by the Bocconi brothers with that family name. La Rinascente is a moniker given by poet Gabriele D’Annunzio when Senatore Borletti bought the store in 1917. This was followed by expansion into a department store chain in other Italian cities. Giant Thailand-based Central Retail Corp. took control of La Rinascente in 2011.A 1925 catalogueCourtesy ImageThe exhibit mirrors the transformation not only in fashion, which becomes more democratic, but also in the customers, the bodies of men and women, with more people doing sports and the advent of sexual liberation. “La Rinascente was the first in Milan to sell sensual innerwear, which reflected a new lifestyle. There was an acceleration of changes in society and culture after 1917 that are part of daily life and are often overshadowed by history and its big events,” Canella said.A room is dedicated to products that were innovative in their day as seen by artists, such as denim jeans, the telephone or the washing machine.La Rinascente’s collaboration with artists and designers, from Marcello Dudovich and Pierre Cardin to Gio Ponti, is also emphasized through the exhibit. Giorgio Armani famously worked at the Milan store before launching his collection and Canella underscored La Rinascente’s foresight in launching the Missoni brand, for example.“Missoni’s first collection was displayed on blindfolded mannequins and, although it was sold out in a few days, the story goes that one man was heard saying to the models, ‘You are lucky you can’t see what you are wearing!’ La Rinascente was ahead of its own customers,” Canella said with a laugh. “It has educated the public after fascism and autocracy, it has been a witness of the birth of made in Italy.” She pointed to a strong exchange with American department stores, each showcasing the others’ collections. “La Rinascente has been seen as a guarantee of well-made and beautiful Italian products.”A 1928 billboard by Marcello DudovichCourtesy ImageBack then and today, Canella noted the retailer has always been a magnet for “strolling in to see what’s new.” It was also among the first stores to sell by mail order and to send catalogues to consumers’ homes.A 1955 swimsuit catalogueCourtesy ImageAfter so many years, Canella said she was “impressed by the passion of those involved in telling the story of La Rinascente, people who are in love with the store.”You're missing something!

Here’s the Recipe for Rose Waffles From the ‘Jack’s Wife Freda’ Cookbook

ROSE WATER WAFFLESYields 6 to 8 wafflesRose water is a delicate flavor used in many Middle Eastern pastries. We added it to these waffles because the nuttiness of the brown butter and the subtle floral note of the rose water brought out a perfect marriage of flavors. It’s easy to find rose water in most grocery stores or online. These are delicious topped with our Honey Syrup, a dollop of labneh or Greek yogurt, a handful of fresh berries or your favorite waffle accompaniment.2½ cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1 tablespoon sugar3 large eggs1¼ cups whole milk2 tablespoons rose water1 cup sour cream4 tablespoons unsalted butter1/4 cup honeyFresh berries, for servingYogurt, for servingHoney Syrup, for servingMix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl to combine.In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, rose water and sour cream.In a small sauté pan, melt the butter over medium heat, swirling the pan until the butter begins to brown (be careful as the butter may splatter). When the butter begins forming brown bits on the bottom of the pan and the color is a deep golden dark brown, turn off the heat. Scrape up any bits of burnt butter from the bottom of the pan and add the honey to the warm butter, stirring until smooth.Add the egg mixture to the sifted dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Add the butter/honey mixture to the waffle batter and once again stir just to combine, taking care not to overmix.Heat a waffle iron, spray each side with nonstick cooking spray, and cook the waffles until golden brown, or to your waffle iron specifications.Finish with a topping of berries, a dollop of yogurt and a pour of Honey Syrup.From JACK’S WIFE FREDA: Cooking from New York’s West Village by Maya and Dean Jankelowitz. Recipes by Julia Jaksic. Published by Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2016 by NoamBennyLLCThis Popular Downtown Brunch Spot Is Releasing a Cookbook >>More Restaurant and Dining Coverage from WWD.com:Feast for The Eye: Sidepiece Bar Opens With The Meatball ShopThe Wooly Public Opens in Woolworth BuildingThe Flower Shop Opens in Lower East SideYou're missing something!

Ariana Grande’s Manager Reflects on Manchester Attack in Series of Tweets

Scooter Braun is speaking out following the fatal attack that took place at Ariana Grande’s concert inManchester on Monday night. Braun, who manages Grande, reflected on the tragedy in a series of tweets posted early this morning.“Tonight I got home and took my parents out to dinner. Korean bbq,” Braun wrote. “We drank and ate and laughed with thetables next to us. I experienced joy.…I experienced joy for the first time in days. And I remembered…we r free.”Braun continued by pledging to live each day to the fullest in honor of the22people who died and 59 who were injured in the attackearlier this week. “The wish of terrorism is to take away that feeling of freedom and joy,” he wrote. “No. That is my answer. No. We can’t allow it. Fear cannot rule the day.”It was widely reported yesterday that Grande has suspended her tour in light of the attack. Fans have been urging Braun, who also manages Justin Bieber, to postpone Bieber’s European tour, which kicks off onJune 3. The last 48 hours have been beyond devastating. As a father I cannot express my sorrow and my rage at this cowardice act. These were children. They were attacked because of our way of life. Our love of freedom and each other. There are no words that will comfort. There is nothing that can be said to make 22 return to their families today. I am so so sorry for their loss. I am so sorry to all those affected. Thank you to people of Manchester who have come together to help save lives and give shelter. Your courage and bravery is our hope. As I stated last night let's please all hold the victims, their families, and all those affected in our hearts and prayers. From myself and my friend @arianagrande …We are with you Manchester. We will not let evil win! Never!A post shared by Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) on May 24, 2017 at 3:07pm PDTMore from WWD.com:U.K. Steps Up Security Following Manchester Arena Terror AttackThese Artists’ Music Videos Impact Beauty and Style Trends, Says New StudyYou're missing something!

Giorgio Armani on the Podium

He might not have run the marathon, but Giorgio Armani actually got a medal.On Sunday night, the designer, whose EA7 Emporio Armani line sponsored Milan’s annual marathon, received a medal from Andrea Trabuio, responsible for Mass Events at RCS Sport, which organizes the race. The company donated the medal to Armani to celebrate his involvement in the sports business — Armani is the owner of basketball team Olimpia EA7 Milano, which he bought in 2008 — as well as his constant support to the city of Milan.The award ceremony took place during the Olimpia EA7 Milano-Dolomiti Energia Trento matchat the Forum di Assago, where Armani also presented the winners of the Milan marathon, including Edwin Koech and Sheila Chepkech, as well as Italian Anna Incerti.The official T-shirt designed by EA7 Emporio Armani for the Milan Marathon.Courtesy PhotoEA7 Emporio Armani, which will also be the title and technical sponsor of the marathon next year, provided the runners with an official T-shirt, printed with a maxi EA7 Emporio Armani logo on the back, which was available in two colors, white and red, one for those running the marathon and the other for those competing in the relay race. For the first time, the official T-shirt also came in a fit dedicated to women.The brand was the official outfitter of Italy’s national team at the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics.In keeping with Armani’s interest in the sports world, the designer recently hosted aphoto exhibition called “Emotions of the Athletic Body,”which was unveiled at Armani’s Silos space last September. Although not displayed in chronological order, the photos dated back to 1985, with works by Aldo Fallai, and spanned through today. There were images by Kurt and Weston Markus that were never been seen before, and photos by the likes of Tom Munro, David Sims and Richard Phibbs.You're missing something!

Lineup for the Tribeca Film Festival

While you might be thinking that the film industry is set for a bit of a pause, following the conclusion of awards season with Sunday’s Oscars, film fanatics will soon beback on the festival circuit, to get a jump-start on what next year’s buzziest films might be.The 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival will get under wayApril 19 to 30, and 82 of the 98 entrieshave been revealed (the rest, including the closing film, are to come later). The festival received record submissions for this year’s lineup; below, some of the selectionsto keep an eye on.“Aardvark”Starring: Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, Jon HammSynopsis: While battling her own anxieties, therapist Emily Milburton (Slate) spends her time listening to other people’s problems. Her professional and personal worlds collide when Emily’s newest patient, Josh Norman (Quinto), walks through her door. Mentally ill and experiencing hallucinations, Josh harbors complex feelings for his estranged brother, Craig (Hamm). Things begin to get interesting when Emily falls for Craig.“Flower”Starring: Zoey Deutch, Adam Scott,Kathryn HahnSynopsis: Rebellious and quick-witted, 17-year-old firecracker Erica Vandross (Deutch) kills time with her friends gawking at older men in bowling alleys and sexually scheming guys out of their money. Her biggest scheme is still to come when her mother asks her boyfriend and his troubled, fresh-out-of-rehab son to move in with them in this biting dark comedy.“Love After Love”Starring: Andie MacDowell, Chris O’Dowd, Dree HemingwaySynopsis: The world of a mother and her two adult sons feels emotionally untethered following the death of their family’s patriarch. [An]absorbing story of a family losing and regaining their equilibrium in the wake of loss.“One Percent More Humid”Starring: Julia Garner, Juno TempleSynopsis: Catherine (Garner) and Iris (Temple) are childhood friends home from college for a hot New England summer. As they attempt to enjoy parties and skinny-dipping and the usual vacation hijinks, a shared trauma in their past becomes increasingly difficult to suppress. As the wedge between the friends grows, they each pursue forbidden affairs to cope.“The Boy Downstairs”Starring:Zosia Mamet,Sarah Ramos,Matthew ShearSynopsis: Diana (Mamet) navigates the rite of passage of every single New Yorker: the search for an apartment. She seemingly finds a jewel of a home until realizing her downstairs neighbor is her ex whose heart she broke. Like a true New Yorker, she keeps the apartment.“Chuck”Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Naomi Watts, Liev SchreiberSynopsis: The true story of Chuck Wepner (Schreiber), the man who inspired the billion-dollar film series “Rocky” — a liquor salesman from New Jersey who went 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali. Wepner suffered numerous losses, knockouts and broken noses in his 10 years in the ring, and lived an epic life of drugs, booze and wild women outside of it.“The Clapper”Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Ed Helms, Adam Levine, the late Alan ThickeSynopsis: Eddie Krumble (Helms) is a professional audience member who gains unwanted notoriety when a late-night talk show turns his life into a national obsession, threatening his budding relationship with gas station attendant Judy (Seyfried).“The Dinner”Starring: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall, Chloë SevignySynopsis:Two brothers, congressman Stan and caustic former teacher Paul, are locked in sibling rivalry and are forced to come head to head over a dinner with their wives. As the two couples (Gere, Linney, Coogan and Hall) sit down to dine, their dark family secrets are drudged on to the table along with the main course, in this adaptation of the Herman Koch bestseller.“Literally, Right Before Aaron”Starring: Cobie Smulders, Justin LongSynopsis: Still reeling from his breakup with college sweetheart Allison (Smulders), Adam’s (Long) world is thrown into further chaos when he’s surprisingly invited to attend her wedding. Over a surreal weekend, he stumbles through a nightmarish rehearsal dinner and drinks his way through the reception as he thinks back on where it all went wrong with the one that got away.“Permission”Starring: Rebecca Hall, Dan StevensSynopsis: Anna (Hall) and Will (Stevens) are the definition of long-term monogamy, and with great careers, an impending marriage, and a potential new home, things couldn’t be better. But after a close friend’s joke about her nonexistent sexual experience hits too close to home, Anna proposes to Will an experiment to broaden their horizons without sabotaging their relationship: to try an open relationship — together.”You're missing something!

Beyhive Bummer: Beyoncé Has Reportedly Dropped out of Coachella

There just might be one person even more influentialthan Beyoncé herself: her doctor.News broke on Thursday afternoon that Beyoncé, who recently revealed that she was pregnant with twins, was pulling out of her 2017 Coachella headlining performancesat the suggestion of her doctor. Though she’s skipping out on this year due to her pregnancy, there’s a silver lining: the singerwill reportedly headline the 2018installment. So members of the Beyhive who already mapped out a trip to the Coachella Valley this April are going to have to put their plans on ice— for a year.News of the cancellation comes two months beforeBeyoncé was set to take the stage for what would have been her first time headlining the event. She, along with Kendrick Lamar and Radiohead, was announced as a headliner at the top of the year, and was scheduled to perform on both Saturdays of the festival. Bon Iver, Future and Schoolboy Q remain among the big draws for those days.Beyoncé previously performed at Coachella with husband Jay Z when he headlined in 2010, and also joined sister Solange on stage in 2014. It’s unclear who will take her spot this year — but whoever does has some big shoes to fill.As she is apt to do,Beyoncé made headlines for her 2017 Grammys performance earlier this month. At the awards show, she debuted the first looks from Peter Dundas’ eponymous collection. She dazzled in a gold gown, later slipping into a red one with a plunging neckline that hugged her baby bump. Dundas took to Instagram to share sketches of the looks. PETER DUNDAS X BEYONCÉ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #FirstLook #grammyawards2017 #beyonce @beyonce #lovedrought #PeterDundas #houseofmalakaixpeterdundas #Proudly announcing the very first #peterdundas eponymous collection look specially made for our muse queen Bey #thankyou @marnixmarni #dundasworldA post shared by Peter Dundas (@peter_dundas) on Feb 12, 2017 at 5:58pm PST PETER DUNDAS X BEYONCE FIRST LOOK!! ❤❤❤Proudly announcing the very first #peterdundas EPONYMOUS collection look specially made for our muse queen Bey #grammys2017 #PeterDundas #Beyonce @beyonce #thankyou @marnixmarni #dundasworldA post shared by Peter Dundas (@peter_dundas) on Feb 12, 2017 at 7:36pm PSTYou're missing something!

This Designer Has Already Worn Comme des Garçons to the Met Gala

At least one Met Gala attendee already has experience wearing Comme des Garçons to the annual Met Gala. Marc Jacobs donned one of Rei Kawakubo’s designs to the Costume Institute’s benefit in 2012, which celebrated “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.” While he was several years ahead of the curve for this year’s theme, he was also an early adopter of another style popular on the Met Gala’s red carpet in recent years: the naked dress. Jacobs — a longtime and avowed fan of Kawakubo’s — donned his sheer lacy button-up Comme des Garçons tunic with nothing but a pair of visible white boxer shorts — and glitzy buckled shoes and socks — putting him in a similar camp with Beyoncé, who donned a dramatic sheer black floor-length Givenchy gown that same year. (She went a similar route again in 2014.) Jacobs’ outfit also spawned a send-up: Seth Meyers made fun of Jacobs’ outfit by walking out onstage in a similar one when the comedian hosted the CFDA Awards later that year.Given Kawakubo’s figure-obscuring fall collection, which focused on the “future of silhouette,” attendees on this year’s Met Gala red carpet may be a little more covered up than past years.This year’s Costume Institute exhibit, “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between,” is set to open to the public on May 4 and run until Sept. 4. It’s the second time the museum has devoted an exhibit to a living designer; it highlighted Yves Saint Laurent in 1983.Marc Jacobs at the 2012 Costume Institute Gala Benefit, celebrating “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations,” Metropolitan Museum of Art.Matt Baron/BEI/BEI/ShutterstockMore Met Gala Coverage From WWD.com:Top 27 Designer and Celeb Moments at the Met GalaSarah Jessica Parker’s Met Gala Style EvolutionRihanna’s Met Gala Style EvolutionFormer Couples at the Met GalaBeyonce’s Changing Met Gala StyleBold Met Gala Hair and Beauty LooksBeyonce at the Met Gala: Things You Didn’t KnowDermatologists and Aestheticians Ready Celeb Skin for Met GalaRei Kawakubo Comes Out of Hiding for Met Exhibition Press ConferenceYou're missing something!