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Ralph Lauren accused of plagiarizing Malaysian designer Datuk Zang Toi’s NYC cape design

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  • Internet users have accused Ralph Lauren of copying Malaysian designer Zang Toi Baduk to create Alicia Keys’ Met Gala cape.
  • At the Gala on Monday, Keys wore a flowy, floor-length black cape featuring a bedazzled New York City skyline.
  • During his Autumn/Winter show for New York Fashion Week in February 2020, Zang Toi showcased a white floor-length cape design with a black cityline of NYC, inspired “by [his] love for [his] adopted home.”
  • Zang Toi said that this incident “isn’t the first time” in which his designs have been copied.

People online have claimed that Ralph Lauren’s cape design for Alicia Keys’ Met Gala outfit was a “knockoff” of a piece by Malaysian designer Zang Toi Datuk.

Keys wore a floor-length black cape featuring a bedazzled New York City skyline to the Gala on Monday. When internet users saw Keys’ outfit, many pointed out that the cape strongly resembled another designed by Zang Toi. 

Celebrity chef Melissa King wears Chinese dynasty-inspired nail guards to the Met Gala

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  • Celebrity chef Melissa King wore Chinese dynasty nail guards – traditionally worn by empresses – to the Met Gala on Monday.
  • King explained in an Instagram post yesterday that they wanted “a fun play” on their Chinese culture in connection with the daily use of their hands as a chef.
  • Designed by Chris Habana and his team, King said the nail guards were inspired by Empress Dowager Cixi, the last empress of China who is remembered as “power hungry” in history but who King suggests “might have been more of a feminist.”
  • King is well known for winning Season 17 of Bravo’s “Top Chef All-Stars: Los Angeles” and for judging on Season 18 of “Top Chef.”

At the Met Gala this year, celebrity chef Melissa King was styled in Chinese dynasty-inspired nail guards historically worn by empresses.

In an Instagram post yesterday, King, who goes by they/them pronouns, detailed the inspiration behind their jewelry piece and shared a series of photos showing off the luxurious and intricate design.

Met Gala 2022: See how Asian celebrities dazzled the red carpet

Asian Celebrities Met Gala
  • See some of the best looks by Asian celebrities at the Met Gala 2022.
  • This year's dress code? "Gilded glamor, white tie."

Last night, New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art held its annual Met Gala fundraiser, which has come to be known as fashion’s biggest night of the year. 

The city saw an influx of A-listers fly in from all over the world dressed to the nines in their own interpretation of the event’s dress code: “gilded glamor, white tie.”

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. 

Lana Condor Lost Her Phone in Her Poofy Met Gala Dress But Charles Melton Was There to Save the Day

Lana Condor’s first-ever attendance at the Met Gala was definitely a memorable one. The “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” actress graced the red carpets in a gloriously poofy, pink Giambattista Valli gown and shortly after she made her entrance and sat down, she ended up losing her purse – with her phone in it – inside her MASSIVE princess-like dress.