AMBER VALLETTA ADMITS WHICH MET GALA THEME WAS THE TRICKIEST

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Amber Valletta in her custom H&M dress. Photo: Courtesy of H&MAmber Valletta in her custom H&M dress. 

Supermodel Amber Valletta has been to plenty of Met Galas throughout her enduring modeling career, often wearing some of the biggest designer names in the fashion industry. So it may have come as a surprise when Valletta appeared at Monday night's "Manus x Machina" event wearing a custom dress from high street brand H&M — but perhaps it shouldn't have.

"It's cool to be in conscious couture!" Valletta told Fashionista over the phone as she got prepped in her hotel room. "It was such a great fit because they wanted to make something that was responsibly made. To me, that is where fashion and technology are meeting, and it's also modern, the way all businesses are going to be moving now."

Her dress certainly fit the bill of blending fashion with technology, combining handmade elements with techy fabrics and eco-friendly techniques. Paired with high-flash jewels and strappy black sandals, Valletta owned the look on the red carpet. But her favorite accessory? Her date and "partner-in crime" Teddy Charles.

"I've been alone at the Met so many times before," she says. "Of course you're with your friends, and you're with the designer, but it's even more special when you're with someone you love."

We got Valletta to spill about her dress, how the Met Gala has changed since she started attending, and which theme she found trickiest to dress for (and it wasn't punk). Read on for her insider take on the event.

What do you like most about your look for this year's Met Gala?

I'm super excited that H&M asked me to go and that they wanted to do a dress that was sustainably made and conscious. They used recycled paillettes, sequins, and there are over 1,000 hand-cut petals. There's laser cutting, and this really cool, reflectant material that they heat-pressed to bring a lot of light and shine to the dress.

Did you feel it was a tricky theme?

No, not at all actually! I just think what H&M designed and the kind of materials they're using, it speaks directly to the theme. This is where technology is going to take us; it's going to make the fashion industry a much more sustainable and conscientious industry. 

Valletta in Alberta Ferretti at 2015's 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala. Photo: Getty ImagesValletta in Alberta Ferretti at 2015's 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala. 

Which do you think has been the trickiest theme?

I haven't really found any of them that tricky, because before the theme was less important for how you dressed, whereas now it's kind of all driven by that. Last year's was a little harder, I think. It was about the influence of China, so unless you were using a designer from that region, it was a little bit trickier, but I wouldn't say it was difficult.

How have you seen the Met Gala change?

It was very small; it was a niche event within the fashion industry, and it slowly started to grow. The way celebrity influence has changed, that affected it a lot because it was mostly just industry people before. I'd say when they did Marie Antoinette, that was one of the pivotal points where the theme became so important, and that seemed to really change everything. And then obviously, with the influx of social media in fashion, it became such a big event.

Have you ever been starstruck?

Yea of course! I've sat next to Jeff Koons at one event, and I thought that was cool. I chitchatted with Rihanna, that was fun. Beyonce... it's just fun being with so many incredible people from so many different industries. Even tonight, to meet the chief designer of Apple, that's so cool.

What is the most fun aspect of attending the Met Gala?

I love that we can go all out in the most outrageous and fabulous dresses to one of the most beautiful spaces in America. It's kind of like Cinderella. Of course it's completely lavish and luxurious, but it's just a once-in-a-lifetime kind of event, and the fact that I've gotten to go multiple years has been amazing.

Do you have a favorite memory?

The one that was so special for me in a different kind of way was "Model as Muse," because that was honoring us. To come in and be part of the exhibit, to actually see my pictures and my influence in fashion was being commemorated within the museum was pretty awesome; you can't beat that. I was like, "Wow, I'm part of this."

Valletta in Maggie Norris Couture corset and John Galliano skirt at the 'Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion And Furniture In The 18th Century' Met Gala in 2004. Photo: Getty ImagesValletta in Maggie Norris Couture corset and John Galliano skirt at the 'Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion And Furniture In The 18th Century' Met Gala in 2004. 

What's the most complicated look you've ever worn?

Definitely Marie Antoinette. [laughs] The dress and the corset and the hair, everything. It wasn't that it took us that long, it's just that the skirt was pretty heavy, and it just took a little bit more research and thought of how to get that right.

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Gigi Hadid & Boyfriend Zayn Malik Have a Romantic Getaway for Vogue

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Top model Gigi Hadid joins boyfriend Zayn Malik (former One Direction bandmate and now solo artist) for a feature in the May 2016 issue of American Vogue. Photographed by Mario Testino in Naples, Italy, the handsome pair explore the city on a motorbike. Through it all, the Gigi and Zayn look super stylish in the designs of Saint Laurent, Victoria Beckham, Marc Jacobs and more styled by Camilla Nickerson.

Photographed in Naples, Italy, Gigi Hadid poses on a motorbike with boyfriend Zayn Malik. Photo: Vogue / Mario TestinoPhotographed in Naples, Italy, Gigi Hadid poses on a motorbike with boyfriend Zayn Malik. Photo: Vogue / Mario Testino

GIGI HADID – 2016 DAILY FRONT ROW AWARDS

MARCH 2016: Gigi Hadid attends the 2016 Daily Front Row Los Angeles Awards wearing a sheer Yanina Couture gown. Photo: DFree / Shutterstock.comMARCH 2016: Gigi Hadid attends the 2016 Daily Front Row Los Angeles Awards wearing a sheer Yanina Couture gown. 

In addition to her recent Vogue feature, Gigi Hadid stepped out in March to attend the 2016 Daily Front Row Los Angeles Awards. Joined by Her mother Yolanda Hadid, Gigi stood out on the red carpet wearing a sheer and white Yanina Couture gown. Gigi paired the look with Stuart Weitzman heels, a wavy hairstyle and dark lip color.

MARCH 2016: Gigi Hadid attends the 2016 Daily Front Row Los Angeles Awards with mother Yolanda Hadid. Photo: DFree / Shutterstock.comMARCH 2016: Gigi Hadid attends the 2016 Daily Front Row Los Angeles Awards with mother Yolanda Hadid. Gigi Hadid on Vogue Germany May 2016 CoverGigi Hadid on Vogue Germany May 2016 Cover

And that’s not all. Gigi Hadid also managed to rack up yet another Vogue cover. The blonde beauty appears on the May 2016 cover of Vogue Germany. Photographed by Camilla Akrans, Gigi looks supremely elegant in a Dolce & Gabbana floral print coat and slicked back hairstyle.

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SEE WHAT CELEBS CHANGED INTO AFTER THE 2016 MET GALA

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Solange Knowles in Kenzo and Beyonce at the Balmain and Olivier Rousteing after party. Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty ImagesSolange Knowles in Kenzo and Beyonce at the Balmain and Olivier Rousteing after party.

The 2016 Met Gala has come and gone, and more than one of our predictionsfor the night came true at yesterday's event: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik made their red carpet debut, Kylie Jenner attended the Met Gala for the first time, Taylor Swift continued to sport her edgy Vogue makeover and Donald Trump was nowhere to be seen.  

But the night didn't stop there. Celebrities also had fun (perhaps even more so) post-Met Gala. Beyoncé, Solange Knowles, Jaden Smith, Willow Smith, the Kardashians and more gathered to belatedly celebrate the opening of Balmain's New York flagship store at the Balmain and Olivier Rousteing after-party held at Gilded Lady. Sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid looked to have spent the night with their boyfriends (at least, going by their Snapchats), and Alexander Wang and Zoe Kravitz celebrated the end of yet another Met Gala at a diner. (Don't tell us you don't feel some major FOMO just looking at those two.)

Take a look at what some of the Met Gala attendees changed into below.

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Behati Prinsloo Takes On Beach Fashion for Vogue Thailand

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Behati Prinsloo takes a walk on the bright side of life for Vogue Thailand’s April 2016 cover. The Victoria’s Secret Angel gets clad in a polka dot bikini look from Dolce & Gabbana in a beach-snapped image captured by Russell James. Inside the magazine, Behati sports even more beach ready looks styled by Bobette Cohn. From Louis Vuitton’s futuristic shapes to Gucci’s whimsical prints and Loewe’s bold metallics, Behati steals the scene no matter what she is wearing.


BEHATI PRINSLOO – VOGUE THAILAND

Behati Prinsloo poses in beach ready fashions for the editorialBehati Prinsloo poses in beach ready fashions for the editorialBehati Prinsloo flaunts her figure in a mesh t-shirt with a monokini worn underneathBehati Prinsloo flaunts her figure in a mesh t-shirt with a monokini worn underneathBehati gives major hair envy with her tresses in messy waves with blonde highlightsBehati gives major hair envy with her tresses in messy waves with blonde highlightsBehati Prinsloo keeps it casual in a Rag & Bone bra top and sandals with silver pants from LoeweBehati Prinsloo keeps it casual in a Rag & Bone bra top and sandals with silver pants from LoewePosing barefoot, Behati Prinsloo wears a Gucci top with a python print pleated skirt Posing barefoot, Behati Prinsloo wears a Gucci top with a python print pleated skirtWearing white on white, Behati models a Louis Vuitton blouse and bubble skirt with ankle bootsWearing white on white, Behati models a Louis Vuitton blouse and bubble skirt with ankle boots

BEHATI PRINSLOO X JUICY COUTURE CAMPAIGN

Behati Prinsloo stars in Behati x Juicy Couture Black Label 2016 campaignBehati Prinsloo stars in Behati x Juicy Couture Black Label 2016 campaign

In addition to her Vogue cover, Behati Prinsloo also recently starred in the official campaign for her clothing collaboration with Juicy Couture. Already the face of the brand’s ‘I Am Juicy Couture’ fragrance, the model takes on the role of designer with updated tracksuits, graphic t-shirts and running shorts.

Behati Prinsloo stars in Behati x Juicy Couture Black Label 2016 campaignBehati Prinsloo stars in Behati x Juicy Couture Black Label 2016 campaign

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2016 MET GALA: THE BEST RED CARPET BEAUTY LOOKS

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Kristen Stewart, Zendaya and Ciara. Photos: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Kristen Stewart, Zendaya and Ciara. 

If you said that there was simply hype around fashion's biggest night — the2016 Met Gala — we might actually laugh at the understatement. Celebrities and fashion's "It" crowd alike have been readying themselves for the industry's ball, with the oh-so-appropriate 2016 theme of Manus x Machinafor weeks now — and letting us know all about it via social media. 

That theme of course speaks to how technology is advancing the fashion world today with 3-D printing, laser cutting and the like. On the flip side, it also celebrates true craftsmanship, like handmade couture with beading, embroidery and lacework. Speaking of handiwork, that's where beauty comes in: Machines haven't replaced makeup artists and hairstylists (yet!), and their brilliance was on full display to complement the red carpet gowns, whether or not the celebs actually got on board with the theme.

Read on for our favorite beauty looks from the night, from Ciara's metallic hair and Zendaya's blunt wig to Kristen Stewart's platinum knots and Taylor Swift's goth lips.

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Kate Moss is the Queen of Cool on 37th Vogue UK Cover

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Kate Moss on Vogue UK May 2016 CoverKate Moss on Vogue UK May 2016 Cover

Supermodel Kate Moss is ‘like a Rolling Stone’ on the May 2016 cover of Vogue UK, marking the magazine’s 99th issue (and Kate’s 37th cover). The model poses in a velvet jacket and crystal embellished tee featuring the iconic Rolling Stones’ lips. With her hair in disheveled locks and a hand on her head, Kate is the queen of cool. Craig McDean photographed the supermodel for the new issue.

It was also recently revealed this past week that Kate left her mother agency Storm Models. First signed at just 14-years-old, the model has ended the relationship after 28 years. Kate’s younger sister, Lottie Moss, will still remain at the agency though.


Kate Moss gets draped in the British flag with silver boots for Vogue UKKate Moss gets draped in the British flag with silver boots for Vogue UK

FLASHBACK – KATE MOSS’ VOGUE UK COVERS

Kate Moss on Vogue UK December 2001 CoverKate Moss on Vogue UK December 2001 Cover

With a record-breaking 37 British Vogue covers, Kate Moss has worked with top fashion photographers including Nick Knight, Tim Walker and Mario Testino through the years. Take a look back at some of her standout covers from the past few years below.

Kate Moss on Vogue UK June 2013 CoverKate Moss on Vogue UK June 2013 CoverKate Moss on Vogue UK December 2013 CoverKate Moss on Vogue UK December 2013 CoverKate Moss on Vogue UK May 2014 CoverKate Moss on Vogue UK May 2014 CoverKate Moss on Vogue UK December 2014 CoverKate Moss on Vogue UK December 2014 Cover

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