The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Was Kim Kardashian Banned from The Met Gala?, Nicole Richie Talks Hairstyling Woes, and Jet Beauty of the Week is Looking for Models

• If you noticed the absence of a certain overexposed reality starlet from Monday’s Met Gala, it could be because she was banned from the event. Rumor has it that queen bee Anna Wintour forbade Kim Kardashian from attending fashion’s biggest night. This could explain why Kanye West looked so sour the whole evening. A source told Radar Online, “Anna hates Kim. Why would she be invited to the event? It is all the biggest stars in the world and Kim doesn’t fit that bill at all.” According to this same source, Wintour wouldn’t even allow Kardashian to buy the $25,000 ticket to the gala. “Kim can’t even buy her way in, Anna Wintour does NOT want her there!” Well well! If this is true, then well played Ms. Wintour, we all definitely needed a break from Kim K. (Radar)

Brad Pitt is the new face of Chanel’s classic No. 5 fragrance. According to one of E! News’s super secret source, Pitt will be shooting an ad for the perfume sometime this week. (E! News/Chanel)


• Just like the rest of us, Nicole Richie has a hard time maintaing her coif. The designer told Glamour“I’m mixed, and it’s work to do my hair, so I learned how to do it well myself. I have naturally curly hair, so ‘natural’ beach waves are not so natural for me. I like to braid my hair at night and then let it out the next day. And I also curl my hair with a flatiron.” (Us Magazine)

Jet magazine is having an open casting call for their Jet Beauty of the Week franchise. The event will be held at none other than Cynthia Bailey‘s Bailey Agency School of Fashion in Atlanta this Saturday, May 12th from noon to 3pm. Jet Editor-in-chief Mitzi Miller will judge the contest along with Cynthia Bailey and a mystery celebrity guest. If you’re interested, bring a headshot and a bikini down to the Bailey Agency, located at 924 Garrett St., SE, Atlanta, GA 30316. For more information e-mail


• Somebody vandalized the outside of Marc Jacobs’s Mercer street store today, spray painting the word “ART” in bright pink. I’m eyeing serial high-end fashion boutique spray painter Kidult as the culprit. (New York Observer)


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