This year’s annual gala to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of the Arts, was more over the top than ever before.
Perhaps because the theme was “Camp”, maybe, celebrities brought extra extravagance and bold and gregarious fashion and antics.
The official theme of the Met’s 2019 was “Camp: Notes on Fashion” and celebrates the newest exhibit which is inspired by Susan Sontag‘s 1964 essay that defines camp as “love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.”
I think Lady Gaga might have won with her theatrics that included he unraveling and revealing of not one but four looks by designer, with the assistance of a small army of flamboyant but meticulous handlers.
Cardi B’s presentation and actor Billy Porter’s were quite spectacular and so much so, I almost forgot previous mega head turners Rihanna, Beyoncé, Madonna and third-time mom-to-be Blake Lively were conspicuously missing.
My fave looks were by women who are not yet moms (per this is a celebrity pregnancy blog so they focus is on moms)
First was singer and Endgame actress Hailee Steinfield
My second fave was Lupita Nyong’o who is stunning!
And of course, we saw lots of the celebrity moms we have featured on Bellyitch who each brought their total A game to the party and did it up right!
I am proud of myself for having the institution memory to have been able to recognize all of these beautiful moms without reading the caption to see who they are. Woot.
Mom-to-be Chanel Iman looked radiant while presenting at the 2018 Fragrance Foundation Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 12, 2018 in New York City.
The Victoria Secret model went with her signature red carpet look: a floor-length sleek dress with a deep split. That day, it was a one shoulder dress in crimson color.
It was reminiscent to the black dress she worked to the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum a couple weeks earlier on June 4, 2018 in New York City.
The 27-year old joins the long list of Vicky Secret models we’ve “bump watched” on the blog including Jourdan Dunn, Gisele Bündchen, Irina Shayk, Shannon Click, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Behati Prinsloo, Miranda Kerr, and Bar Refaeli.
Iman and her husband, New York Giant’s Sterling Shepard, are both expecting their first child together
This Sunday’s 70th Annual Tony Awards was overshadowed a bit by the news of the horrific shooting inside a nightclub in Orlando Florida the night before it was held at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City. Several presenters and award recipients acknowledged the victims as did the host Late Night TV’s James Corden.
The styles on the red carpet were super glam yet not too over the top. Fitting for the somber’ish mood. We spotted our Bumpwatch alum Jane Kracowski perform a number with her co-star from the play ‘She Loves Me’. Other “Bellyitch Bumpwatch” alums attending the event that we also saw on the red carpet included singer Thalia, models Liya Kebede and Jourdan Dunn and actresses Keri Russell and Claire Danes.
The 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards went down at the Hammerstein Ballroom this past Monday, June 6, 2016 in New York City. Several of our blog alums were present including Beyonce who took home the Fashion Icon Award. She shined in a glittery box cut pin-striped suit with a wide bring black hat.
“I want to say thank you to every designer who works tirelessly to make people think they can write their own story. Y’all are fairy godmothers, magicians, sculptors, and sometimes even our therapist,” Bey said during her speech (via Vogue). “I encourage you to not forget this power you have or to take it lightly. We have the opportunity to contribute to a society where any girl can look at a billboard or magazine cover and see her own reflection. Soul has no color, no shape, no form. Just like all of your work, it goes far beyond what the eye can see. You have the power to change perception, to inspire and empower, and to show people how to embrace their complications, and see the flaws, and the true beauty and strength that’s inside all of us. Thank you so much for this incredible award, I’ll never forget this night. God bless you all. Thank you.”
Her daughter Blue Ivy walked the red carpet for the first time with her mom and dad before the event.
Other of our “Bellyitch Bumpwatch” alums spotted on the red carpet included: Heidi Klum in Rolan Mouret, Jennifer Hudson in Prabal Gurung, Alessandra Ambrosio in Michael Kors Collection, Olivia Wilde in Rosie Assoulin, Claire Danes in Calvin Klein Collection, Jourdan Dunn in Jonathan Simkhai, Ciara in Roberto Cavalli, Adriana Lima in Marc Jacobs and Alicia Silverstone and Selma Blair, both in Christian Siriano, who attended the event with his design muses.
The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards are going on right now tonight at The Forum in Inglewood, California and we spotted some of our fab fantastic Bellyitch Bumpwatch moms rocking the red carpet
Queen B – Beyonce is up for several awards, the most tonight. She looked hot in black jeweled Nicolas Jebran gown, accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, and Christian Louboutin heels.
Caliente! Jennifer Lopez is one bad mama! She was sizzling in a silver jeweled Charbel Zoe gown with several intricate cut outs. And check out that slit. The look was styled perfectly with some jeweled Jimmy Choo pumps and Norman Silverman jewels and a silver python Thalé Blanc ‘Talia Mini Fastueux’ clutch.
Gwen Stefani was very youthful in a hot pink and black pants suit from her own l.a.m.b. couture line with black pumps. Work it mama!
Kim Kardashian is giving us major face and showing off the girls again in this tri-colored beaded cape and mini dress with a plunging neckline with hawt gladiator ankle booties.
Kelly Rowland was glowing in a cream colored flowing ball gown accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
Amber Rose was “OMG” worthy in this jeweled dress with jeweled panty and bra covered in cascading jeweled chains. Totally channeling Rose McGowan, circa 1998 MTV VMAs. Saucy!
Finally, model Jourdan Dunn who we featured in 2009 when she was pregnant with her first child at age 19 looked super cute in a Balmain bandeu top and floor length skirt. Love the slick bob!
The Council of Fashion Designers of America—in partnership with Swarovski for the 17th year—(CFDA) held its annual awards last night at the Brooklyn Museum which was hosted for the first time in 10-years by a woman, Insecure star, producer and writer Issa Rae.
During the red carpet of the event, we noticed several of the celeb moms (and one mom-to-be) we have featured on the blog looking tres fashionable.
In collage above: Top: Irina Shayk, Jourdann Dunn, Lily Aldridge, Busy Phillips, 2nd-time mom-to-be Clair Danes; Bottom: Rachel Zoe, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian-West, Alessandra Ambrosio and Ciara looked ravishing!
Kardashian-West won the Influencer Award.
Congrats to her!