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Twitterati #Fashion Recap: Met Gala Chatter, Vogue Pledges to Ban Unhealthy Looking Models, and More

Beyonce Met Gala 2012

This week on #Twitterati, fashion's creme de la creme get ready for the #Met Gala, Alexa Chung tweets sexy dream about Karl Lagerfeld, and Anna Wintour's pack promises to ban unhealthy looking models. For more, including who paid a whooping $25K for a fashion invite to the MetGala, keep reading this week's most happening fashion moments, events, and quotes according to Twitter's finest celebrities, top editors, and most followed bloggers. 

Fashion's Elite Attended the MetGala 

Beyonce Met Gala 2012Last night, everyone who is anyone, attended one of the biggest and most important nights in fashion, the prestigious Costume Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum, an event that honored fashion houses Schiaparelli and Prada. As always, the night was filled with fashion highs, expected lows, and a ton of surprises. One of the biggest stars of the night was the event's host, Anna Wintour, who traded her usual go-to Met Gala designer for Prada. tweeted, "Anna Wintour bucks her #METGALA Chanel trend – wears Prada (der) … and it has a lobster on it. NOM." FabSugar added, "Oooh  's Anna Wintour looks gorgeous in Prada!" And just like her fashion choice, Anna's party hosting skills had everyone talking. At the party, Michael Kors tweeted, "No one throws a party like Anna Wintour. I can’t believe @BrunoMars is performing. Incredible!"

Other fashion winners included Beyonce. Upon seeing her strut in all of her glory, Fashionologie tweeted, "Words cannot describe how utterly good @Beyonce's Givenchy #MetGala dress is. So, so good." VH1's House of Consignment star Corri McFadden tweeted a picture of the gorgeous singer and said, "Beyonce had her trainer move in to get into this dress not to get ready for her concert- Get it girl! Now that's a true fashion-player." Another big hit included Nina Dobrev's Donna Karan Atelier gown. Celebrity News Blogger Perez Hilton tweeted, "Wow! @NinaDobrev put a stake through my heart at the #MetGala! Killed it!!!!" The Fug Girls agreed tweeting, "Nina Dobrev really knows how to steal a red carpet — that train is epic -H." However not everyone dressed up to par according to The Fug Girls. Upon seeing Kristen Stewart's Balenciaga ensemble, they tweeted, "What was K Stew thinking? No, I'm actually asking.-J" ABC's Revenge star Ashley Madekwe also decided to show off her fashion claws by tweeting, "Scarlett Johansson in Dolce & Gabbana: This does nothing for her." 

On another #MetGala note, Fashion GPS reminded us exactly why we love the Met so much tweeting, "What we love is after the #MetGala comes @CFDA awards. Ready for more fashion!" More importantly, let the best and worst dressed lists continue. 


Alexa Chung Reveals Sex Dream About Karl Lagerfeld

While Alexa Chung twittered about her Met Ball fitting, the stylish Brit also revealed to twitter that she had a sexy dream…about Karl Lagerfeld. 10 minutes later, Alexa removed the tweet, but lucky for you, Buzz Feed Shift got a screencap of the tweet before it was deleted. 

While it's understandable that Alexa doesn't want to reveal to all of her tweeps that she has naughty dreams about Karl, the fashion world seemed a bit surprised that Alexa went all shy following her big reveal. tweeted, "We don't think Alexa Chung needs to be embarrassed about that sexy dream she had about Karl Lagerfeld." The Cut asked Miss Chung why she chose to delete the tweet, upon which she responded, "Because nobody understood it was a joke!" The Cut responded, "#SexyKarl is no laughing matter! Not that we'd ever judge…"


H&M Taps Anna dello Russo to Design a Collection of Over-the-Top Accesories

Earlier in the week, H&M announced its latest collaboration. Rather than selecting a high-end fashion house, the large retail chain chose a fashion muse/icon. Women's Wear Daily broke the story tweeting, "H&M has tapped fashion editor & style blog fixture Anna Dello Russo to design a collection of accessories." H&M confirmed the news soon after, enthusiastically tweeting, "Playful glamour! Fashion icon @annadellorusso has designed a unique collection of accessories for H&M." For those who know and like Anna dello Russo's over-the-top eccentric fashion sense, you will be more than thrilled to get your hands on one of the flashy-in-your-face pieces from the collaboration. Accessories designer Brian Atwood seemed to be on board tweeting, "Congrats to @annadellorusso on her new collection for H+M!!! Brava! Xxx #lessisless." We couldn't agree more.


Vogue Establishes Age and Health Requirements for Models 

On a more serious and surprising note, "Vogue (all 19 editions) pledges to no longer work with unhealthy-looking or under-16 models," tweeted Gawker added, "Vogue Editors Vow Not to Employ Models with Eating Disorders." While the majority of the media applauded Vogue's efforts to promote a healthy image, several outlets seemed to think the ban was more hype than serious. Others wondered who else would follow suit. Katie Couric asked her twitter followers, "Vogue editors made a pact: no more 2 young/2 thin models. What other mags should follow suit?" Hopefully all of them.   

image via @CorriMcFadden