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“She always responds with empathy. She meets anger with empathy. She meets hate with empathy. She’ll take the time to imagine what happened to a person when they were 5 or 6 years old. And she’s made me a more empathetic person. I had a very fractured relationship with my father. Before he died, she made me remember things I didn’t want to remember. She made me remember the good times.”

@humansofnewyork captures the 2017 Met Gala in his signature style: here.

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André Leon Talley: What’s interesting today?
Thandie Newton: Empowerment, acceptance, and disruption definitely.

Thandie Newton and André Leon Talley discussing the importance of being disruptive and Billie Holiday at the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art