Hollywood legend Joan Collins simply desires to look at Cher sing — and received’t let Harry Kinds get in her manner.
Collins, 90, recounted Kinds’ alleged conduct in the course of the 2019 Met Gala when Cher, 77, carried out on the occasion.
“Cher left after her first quantity then got here again sporting her unique Bob Mackie–type modern black embroidered bodysuit and an enormous black curly wig to sing ‘Imagine,’” Collins wrote in her new memoir, Behind the Shoulder Pads: Tales I Inform My Associates, which was launched on Tuesday, October 24. “Harry Kinds jumped on the desk in entrance of us, obscuring our view, and took no discover of our entreaties to ‘get down, we are able to’t see.’”
Collins wrote that “the subtle crowd went mad” for the efficiency, noting that she “boogied” with Bette Midler and Julianne Moore whereas watching Gwyneth Paltrow and Katie Holmes having fun with the efficiency as nicely.
Regardless of the alleged snafu with Kinds, 29, Collins had a terrific night time on the star-studded occasion.
“I beloved my first Met Ball, and I will surely go once more in a heartbeat,” she wrote. “Though at $30,000 a seat, I’ll wait to be invited!”
The 2019 Met Gala had the theme “Camp: Notes on Style” and was hosted by Kinds alongside Serena Williams, Woman Gaga and former Gucci artistic director Alessandro Michele.
When selecting an outfit for the occasion, Collins opted for a white Valentino robe — she was named as a face of the model that very same 12 months — and channeled her Dynasty character, Alexis Carrington, for the occasion. She recalled working alongside Valentino to design her outfit and instructed Vogue in Might 2019 that she “insisted on increasingly feathers.”
Collin needed to channel the portion of Susan Sontag’s “Notes on Camp” essay that partly defines “camp” as “a girl strolling round in a costume fabricated from three million feathers.” Of her equipment, the actress famous, “What’s extra camp than a tiara?”
Earlier than going head-to-head with Kinds contained in the occasion, Collins recalled the “surreal” second of arriving on the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork that night time, telling Vogue it was “very laborious to maneuver 50 pink steps in an enormous skirt and five-inch heels.”
Whereas she’s greatest identified for enjoying Alexis Carrington on Dynasty from 1981 to 1989 (the present was rebooted for The CW from 2017 to 2022), Collins has additionally grow to be a vogue icon all through her time within the highlight. In truth, she has a deep-seated hatred for denims.
“I actually hope that individuals will spend extra money on garments as a result of no person clothes up anymore,” Collins instructed Vogue in November 2019. “For those who do, then folks stare at you, or make reducing remarks … nicely, perhaps not reducing, however they’ll say one thing like, ‘Oh, have a look at you! You’re all dressed up.’ I discover that very unhappy, as a result of will probably be the top of girls shopping for elegant garments in shops. Everyone’s going to finish up in denims and T-shirts, which I feel is tragic.”
She continued, “I hate denims. I hate them, they’re so unflattering. And I hate denims with holes within the knees or holes anyplace. … I’m not eager on T-shirts with logos, both. I wish to be comfy, however I wish to be elegant too.”