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Harry Styles blocked Joan Collins’ view of Cher at 2019 Met Gala: He ‘took no notice’ of me
“Behind the Shoulder Pads: Tales I Tell My Friends,” how she attended the fashion’s biggest night out for the first time and Styles obscured her view when Cher, 77, was singing her hit “Believe.”The “Watermelon Sugar” crooner apparently jumped on the tables in front of Collins during the “Moonstruck” star’s set.“The sophisticated crowd went mad for her, standing up whooping and cheering,” Collins wrote about how excited the audience was to hear Cher sing.“Bette Midler, wearing a top hat and tailcoat in glittery black sequins, came to our table and boogied with Julianne Moore, and I glimpsed Gwyneth Paltrow and Katie Holmes doing the same.”Once Cher did an outfit change to sing, Styles concealed Collins’ field of vision.The soap opera star explained: “Cher left after her first number then came back wearing her original Bob Mackie-style sleek black embroidered bodysuit and a massive black curly wig to sing ‘Believe.'” She added: “Harry Styles jumped on the table in front of us, obscuring our view, and took no notice of our entreaties to ‘get down, we can’t see.'”Despite her disappointment over not being able to see the “Bang Bang” singer, Collins still enjoyed the event.“I loved my first Met Ball, and I would certainly go again in a heartbeat – although at $30,000 a seat, I’ll wait to be invited!” she joked.
Meet the woman behind black Barbie’s groundbreaking, ‘dynamite’ style
Greta Gerwig’s much-anticipated “Barbie” movie — which opens in theaters on Friday — “Insecure” actress Issa Rae brings some black power to the iconic doll’s pink world as President Barbie.But it was another African-American woman, Louvenia “Kitty” Black Perkins, who designed the first black Barbie — released in 1980 in a box that touted “She’s black! She’s beautiful! She’s dynamite!”Rather than the long, straight blond tresses and pastel-colored fashions of the traditional white Barbie, the brown-skinned beauty rocked short, curly black hair and a glittering red dress complete with matching dangling earrings.“Everything Barbie [typically] was, I wanted to do the opposite,” Black Perkins, now 75 and based in Los Angeles, told The Post. “I knew exactly how black women wear their hair, how their clothes were different from … all of Barbie’s ball gowns.“Basically,” she continued, “I wanted my black Barbie doll to look more like me.” Although Mattel had introduced a black Christie doll as Barbie’s friend in 1968 — and Cara would follow her in the ’70s — this was the first time an African-American bore the name of the leading lady herself.Not relegated to being an “accessory to Barbie,” this was a main-character creation that Black Perkins made on her way to becoming chief designer of the fashion doll line in the mid-’80s.Coming 21 years after Barbie made her debut in 1959, it was a barrier-breaking move for Mattel as doll demand was changing.“The collectors are the ones that really made a difference because every convention that they had, they were looking for black dolls,” said Black Perkins.