Fashion Week, especially Paris Fashion Week, is often regarded as a time for serious fashion (whatever that means). We beg to differ. From New York Fashion Week shade to London's wildest accessories to reimagining Milan Fashion Week with Beast Jesus, this has been a hilarious Fashion Month, punctuated with a giant, pizza-flavored exclamation point by Paris Fashion Week. Don't believe us? We rounded up our Top 5 favorite PFW runway photos that illustrate exactly that.
MARC JACOBS IN PAJAMAS
Marc Jacobs in pajamas in the Louis Vuitton Fall 2013 Paris Fashion Week show.
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It's become markedly clear this season that Marc Jacobs is really having a pajama moment. First, there was his intergalactic loungewear party at NYFW and now he's closing out his Paris Louis Vuitton show in a full, floral set. WITH SANDALS. A hat tip to you, Marc. Stay cozy, bruh bruh.
Justin Bieber channels Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader with his second gas mask outfit.
Photo: 20th Century Fox/Splash News
I'm pretty sure I don't reeeeally need to write anything under this image, but it's Thursday and I'm in a good mood, so I'll do it anyway. Justin Bieber's casual gas mask is officially no longer a one-time thing. Biebsy brought the full-face respiration aid back out last night for another spin around London. His second gas mask outfit was generally pretty similar to the first — the standard drop-crotch, black leather to play off the black plastic, a surprise repeat for that one particular Nets cap — but there are some key updates that have totally transformed how we think about this look. To put it simply, J.Biebs in a brown hooded sweater AND black gas mask, feels totally like he's channeling Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader AT THE SAME TIME. *brain explodes into a rainbow of laser beams*
Somehow, by some celebrity magic, Selena Gomez has the uncanny ability to be simultaneously SMOKIN' hot and cute as a button. Perhaps it has something to do with her having the rich, dulcet voice of a grown woman while also having the babyface of a 15-year-old, but we'd venture to guess there's a lot of both bubbling under that sweet turned-up nose and ZOMG ALL THAT HAIR. This "The Look" video interview is kind of the perfect example of all of the above. Shot immediately following the very glamorously mature Harper's Bazaar cover shoot we saw drop yesterday, Selena and Bazaar's Laura Brown have a fireside chat about everything from Miss Gomez's own secrets to "luxuriant hair," putting outfits together, and what kinds of things she likes to see on boys. It's silly and adorable and we all want to be best friends with Selena, so we can raid each others' closets and practice over-the-shoulder smolder gazes in our new looks. While we daydream (dare I say, dream out loud?) about our girl crush lady date, peep these five fun facts we learned from the interview below!
Kanye West performs on the Watch The Throne tour wearing a Givenchy shirt and leather kilt.
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I never in a million, trillion years thought I'd be using "pobrecita" as a modifier for "Kanye West", but... here I am muttering them in the same breath because Yeezy landed at #7 on MTV's "Hottest MCs in the Game VIII," and he had *achem* a lot to say about it. In short, it quote-unquote "bothers [him]." ACK! He broke his media silence on Tuesday night, opening up to Hot 97's DJ Enuff about the list and all his thoughts and feelings around it. The chat even caused a little soundbite about Ye giving Sway Calloway his first TV to trend all over the Twitterverse (go to here for the full story from Sway himself).
While the conversation started with Kanye supporting his boy Big Sean's high placement on the list, Yeezy soon launched into theorizing about the basis of his #7 spot saying, "I don't know, it's definitely not based on a body of work. It possibly could just be like overall rap-MC-swag, you know what I'm saying?" He elaborated further adding that it might have something to do with his style of late, "They don't like 'Givenchy Kanye,' they don't like Kanye in a kilt, they don't like Kanye in a relationship."
Well, y'all. I know you weren't asking, but Kanye is hands down one of my absolute favorite MCs of all time. ALSO, if anyone in this world loves "Givenchy Kanye," it's us, the humble keyboard-tappers here at MTV Style (Exhibits A, B, C, and, like, infinity more letters that haven't even been invented yet). Double also, we know for sure we're not alone on this one. Thus, we've put together a pick-me-up reminder for Ye with pictures of people showing love for The Great and Powerful "Givenchy Kanye." We love you, Yeezy! Don't ever change!
A still from Joey Bada$$' "Unorthodox" music video.
Photo: Green Label Sound
We're going to let this post do a little double-duty today. Brooklyn-based rapper Joey Bada$$ has just released a brand new music video for his track "Unorthodox" with DJ Premier. It's a primary-colored oscillation between real footage and animation that set this MTV Artist to Watch against cityscape backdrops of subway tracks, bodegas, and highways (achieved via greenscreen if you were wondering *WINK*). Aside from the stunning visuals and the BK teenager's ill rhymes, we want to highlight Joey's wardrobe of choice for "Unorthodox": Ecko Unltd.
Justin Bieber wears a Hype Means Nothing tee in London.
Photo: Splash News/Selfridges
Welp, looks like Justin Bieber is starting off his last teenage year, streamlining his wardrobe a little bit as he heads into his twenties. Perhaps we're speaking too soon and The Biebs will prove us horribly, horribly wrong with some wretched Pepto Bismol pink gas mask he's been saving up for when we least expect it, but for now, we're going to dole out some praise of Justin's latest casual London look. After having reportedly left his O2 audience waiting for upwards of two hours the night before, Bieber greeted fans from the balcony of his London hotel yesterday in a simple yet striking grayscale graphic tee and a black backwards snapback. We're not saying the "swaggy" ensemble and extra facetime made up for the major tardiness, but we just had to track down this tee nonetheless.
Beyonce is blonde in her new "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" promo images.
Photo: Courtesy of Beyonce's Facebook
STOP THE PRESSES. Beyonce just uploaded a new promo image for her The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, and she is platinum blonde. That's right, people. PLAT. I. NUM. BLONDE. I can't. Granted, we recognize that there are a bajillion mind-blowing things that Photoshop can do, and Bey has certainly embraced the software's digital magic powers in the name of Pepsi more than once before (see: this Super Bowl lip color switch and last month's pop art ad). We are also well-aware that this could just be a really good wig (when you cover Vogue Power Issue, you have the clout to source that kind of stuff). HOWEVER, you can't blame us for getting a little excited about a major beauty change like this.
A still from Demi Lovato's "VEVO Stylized" video.
Photo: Courtesy of DemiLovatoVEVO
The more we learn about Demi Lovato's attitude toward fashion, the more we desperately want to go shopping with her. We're still waiting for that perfect opportunity to hit the racks with D, but in the latest episode of VEVO Stylized, we get a little taste of what it might be like. Demi and her stylist Soulmaz Vosough shop for Miss Lovato's recent trip to the UK and London Fashion Week. They sift through what looks like a curated Topshop selection (of COURSE) and dive deep on Demi's fashion philosophy and current favorites all while soundtracked to D's new single "Heart Attack."
Russell Westbrook for Flaunt magazine.
Photo: Flaunt Magazine
We've been keeping you updated on Russell Westbrook's rise to fashion ubiquity ever since the Oklahoma City Thunder forward started making waves in the 2012 NBA Finals post-game interviews with his lenless glasses and colorful couture shirts. Having staked a style claim to him so early, it's been really fun to watch him rack up editorial after editorial as the Thunder work their way toward this year's Playoffs. The latest notch in Russ 44's magazine belt (err, not that kind of magazine belt) comes courtesy of Flaunt magazine and is a MAJOR one because West is the first athlete to grace the glossy's cover! *wipes away single happy tear*
Slowly but surely, we're inching closer to Iggy Azalea's debut album The New Classic. While there's still no official release date, we've been getting small tastes of what's to come. A little over a week ago, Iggy dropped a timed preview of "Work," the first track off the forthcoming record, straight to her official SoundCloud. The link may not play anymore, but according to Iggy herself, it won't be long until we get the full music video. The native Australian MC took to Twitter late last month to get her Azaleans to save March 11 for the drop date over the weekend has been rolling out adorable behind-the-scenes photos of the "Work" set, Mini Iggy's video reprise, and both girls' decadent wardrobes.