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The Industry of the Met Ball; Miuccia Prada's Gatsby Costumes

Beyonce in Givenchy at last year's Met Ball, via Getty
Beyonce in Givenchy at last year's Met Ball, via Getty

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In case you missed them, here are the top stories from the week in Racked:

· How the Met Ball became a mini-industry
· Nicolas Ghesquiere on Balenciaga: "I was being sucked dry"
· The 16 most whimsical wedding dresses from bridal week
· Downton Abbey is getting a clothing line. Finally.
· Up close with Miuccia Prada's gorgeous Gatsby costumes
· Does this JCPenney's commercial make you uncomfortable?
· These are the most expensive dresses ever sold on Net-a-Poter