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Better known for his time in The Black Eyed Peas, Will.i.am is actually an accomplished producer, singer, and designer in his own right. For his new album, “#Willpower,”  set to be released in February of 2013, Will.i. am teamed up with everyone aaaand their mothers. His collaborations are the cool-kid-list of the music world:

Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Beiber, Cheryl Cole, Kanye West, Nicole Scherzinger, David Guetta, Alicia Keys, Natalia Kills, LMFAO, Eva Simons, Chris Brown, Mick Jagger, Busta Rhymes, Demi Lovato, Ne-Yo, Avril Lavigne, 2NE1, Lindsay Lohan,  and Kim Kardashian. That’s all for ONE album. 

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[Daphne Guinness getting ready for the Gala in a Barney’s window… Why not?!?]

It was McQueen Mania at the Met last night, as the Costume Institute celebrated the designer and his body of work in their annual fundraising fête.

But the mania was well deserved, if regrettably posthumous. Few designers accomplished what McQueen accomplished with his work: an artistry that transcended his medium and lived purely in the world of fantasy, but that embodied so thoroughly what the rest of the world of designers and luxury giants are perpetually blathering on about: clothes that are, at their core, aspirational.

Master Milliner Philip Treacy said of the maelstrom at the Met:  “[McQueen] wouldn’t have come…”

My personal favorites, after the jump. [Clearly, Guinness is a goddess in McQueen, and as per usual completely overshadowed the myriad others who could only pay their lesser homage to Lee…]

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