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Don't get celebs' Met Gala fashion inspirations twisted, or they might let you hear about it on social media. Lupita Nyong'o and Sarah Jessica Parker did just that, calling out Vogue and an Instagrammer with 3,000+ followers, respectively.
Nyong'o appeared to take Vogue.com to task over an article that compared her towering hairdo to 1963 Vogue shot of Audrey Hepburn. Fashionista noted that Nyong'o posted an Instagram video today with her actual hair inspiration, tagging Vogue. During a red carpet interview with Vogue's Andre Leon Talley, she mentioned she was inspired by Nina Simone and "sculptural hairdos from around the continent."
Meanwhile, Instagram power user Sarah Jessica Parker actually reads her @ mentions and she took the time to rebuff a fashion blogger who criticized her Hamilton-inspired, Monse-designed Met Gala look.
On Instagram, @ivymarshallsblog posted a side-by-side photo of SJP, Diane von Furstenberg, and Madonna with her assessment that "this trio didnt get the memo" on the Met Gala's theme.
Parker told her she was flat-out wrong about that, as reported by E! Online, writing in the comments:
Got the memo. Always welcome thoughts but I'm a stickler for the theme and pay close attention to what it means. Every year with great consideration, research and conviction. The understanding of man and machine, how they intersect, when and why is what we considered. Perhaps you weren't aware of the technology used in the details and embellishments of the design. Or perhaps you simply didn't like what I wore which is completely fine but you can't accuse me of not paying close attention and adhering to the theme. With respect and warmest regards, sj.
Parker's eloquent comment didn't sway the blogger one bit. Earlier today, Marshall posted a photo of SJP's past Met Gala looks with the caption: "2016 might not have been her best look and yes i still think she was out of place!!!