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Asian celebrities slay the red carpet at Met Gala 2021

Met Gala had Asian celebrities

This year’s Met Gala featured a number of first-time appearances by Asian and Asian American celebrities, from world-renowned female K-pop stars to record-breaking athletes. The event was much more of an intimate gathering — it had only about a third of the normal guest list size due to the ongoing pandemic — but the stars showed up and turned heads nonetheless.

With the theme “American Independence,” here are some of our favorite looks and what fans had to say about them. 

Creatives 4 Systemic Change, APOC Host Virtual Designer Fundraiser to Fight Anti-Asian Hate

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Creatives 4 Systemic Change (C4SC) and APOC are hosting a virtual fundraiser showcasing designers, artists and creatives to raise funds for charities benefitting the Asian community. 

Event details: The fundraiser will be volunteer-led, and every dollar raised will be donated to charity. The event will run from June 20-July 4 on the C4SC website featuring over 60 designers, according to AnOther

How Rocky Gathercole Went From Homeless Teen to Designing for Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears

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Rocky Gathercole, the late Filipino celebrity fashion designer known for his avant-garde creations, was homeless for eight years before pursuing his calling. 

Humble beginnings: Gathercole told Phil Star Global that he left home to live on the streets when he was 14 because he was going through an “identity crisis” and “couldn’t tell his dad he was gay.”

Alexander Wang Accused of Sexually Assaulting, Drugging Multiple People

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Iconic fashion designer Alexander Wang is facing multiple sexual assault allegations, with survivors on TikTok, Instagram and Twitter detailing the designer’s reportedly predatory and substance-fueled behavior.

First viral allegation: Wang’s alleged history of sexual abuse began to emerge after model Owen Mooney answered a question from another TikTok user about the “weirdest seeing a celebrity in public experience” on December 11, detailing a 2017 incident at a club where he claims he was groped.

Chinese ‘Glammas’ Are Now Using TikTok to Flex Their Fashion

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These vogue grandmas, or “glam-mas” as their fans affectionately call them, are too busy putting together incredibly age-defying outfits at over 60 years of age and showing off their fashion know-how on the streets to bake cookies for you.

The stylish grandmas, as they call themselves in Mandarin, have retired but connected over restarting their modeling careers from the ground up with a training course over 20 years ago, reported Reuters.

Balenciaga Sparks Outrage Over ‘Ugly’ Bags for Chinese Valentine’s Day

Balenciaga has come under fire yet again — this time in China for what social media users are calling “tacky,” “gaudy” and “tasteless” handbags.

In time for the Chinese Valentine’s Day (Qixi Festival) on Aug. 25, the French fashion house launched a new collection of bags that featured various expressions of love, including “He loves me,” “You love me,” “I love you” and “I love me.”