Lady Gaga and Karl Lagerfeld meet over a white gold iPad. Photo: Courtesy of cafaitdubuzznet YouTube channel
A Lady Gaga sighting is a big deal. A Karl Lagerfeld sighting is a big deal. But the two of them together is such a massive situation it is actually unbelievable that the ground didn't split open and swallow both of them simply for daring to trek on its surface near each other at similar moments in time.
Instead of doing a fashion breakdown, I would just like to point out the real things that are going on because this actually occurred in a reality that we all share. Most of them, however, are concerning Gaga's bra.
Nomi Ruiz and models in a still from Mugler's 'Brothers of Arcadia' video. Photo: Courtesy of Mugler/NYMag
Sensitive eyes beware, because Nicola Formichetti's Spring/Summer Menswear collection is not meant for polite, demure society. Instead, the collection (his second—the first, if you recall, introduced the world to Rico The Zombie and premiered Gaga's "Scheiße" tune) had lots of form-fitting half-shirts, space-age pants, and pointy creepers for the boys. The clothes are wild, and distinctly Formichetti. But we don't really care about that. What interests us, today, is the video he released to tease the season. The clips (in both the trailer and full-length versions) featured so much glistening manflesh that the entire feature is fully NSFW.
Looks from the Mugler Menswear Spring/Summer 2012 show at Paris Fashion Week. Photo: Getty Images
Gorgeous Adonises play in sand and sport "Mugler" medals while listening to Schubert's "Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major," and then suddenly an electro beat comes in and a fierce, dark-haired temptress appears to seduce our barely clad models. The siren is Miss Nomi Ruiz, singer of the band Jessica 6 (whose song accompanied both the video and the runway show, which is a new shift for Nicola's former Gaga-only diet). Nomi, it appears, is primed to be Formichetti's newest muse, and the designer sought her and her band out specifically for the shoot. And what she told us about the shoot is so hot we can't even feature it on the first page.
Eons ago, when I was a zygote writing for newspapers (they are these things made out of trees that we used for communication...you can still see them in museums), I thought about refining my "craft." Back then, I imagined uncovering political scandals or exposing cutting-edge art, not sitting down to do a fashion assessment of "Weird Al" Yankovic's videos. But you know, the work we do here is just as groundbreaking, because not only has Al gone after THE BIGGEST POP STAR IN THE WORLD in one of his parodies, but he is, in many ways, commenting on modern society as a whole. In makeup. With a body double. But still, his message...it speaks.
"I bet you've never seen a skirt steak worn this way..." Photo: Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment/Getty Images
Once upon a time Al went after Nirvana with "Smells Like Nirvana." Nirvana diehards flipped; this is art, not laughing material. But if Weird Al can't take the wind out yo' sails, who can? After a slightly controversial (Gaga apparently wouldn't let Al parody her, turns out she is fine with it) and hyped exchange, Al has come out with his Lady Gaga parody. And while we don't expect the goofy dude with our dad's sense of humor to get the intricacies of Alexander McQueen Armadillo Shoes, he adeptly takes on Gaga's most talked-about outfits (using moves from her "Born This Way" video on the deft body of a double) and then throws in a couple crazy ideas for Mother Monster to maybe use later on. So did he do Gaga justice?
Katy Perry on the cover of 'Rolling Stone.' Photo: Courtesy of 'Rolling Stone'/Terry Richardson
Katy Perry on the cover of this month's Rolling Stone is the pop music equivalent of a gorgeous starlet going ugly for an Oscar. Just as we are still trying to unburn the image of her spewing oatmeal-colored vomit out of our minds, she comes with this delightful, sugary shoot, reminding us of a certain hottie who has her mind set on melting our popsicle. No doubt KP has a sweet tooth, but this time she traded in her whipped cream-shooting bra for a silver-y Hershey's , er, Katy's Kiss. The shoot is laden with tooth-rotting goodness, from her plastic-y and poppy accessories that look practically edible to her chowing down on an orchid, to the Coca-Cola-inspired "Enjoy God" Jeremy Scott shirt she wears, these images are giving us delicious delicious diabetes.
Bonnie Wright on the July 2011 issue of 'Haute Muse,' and at the 'Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban' premiere on May 23, 2004, in New York. Photo: Courtesy of 'Haute Muse'
Imagine, if you would, having your entire adolescence splayed across quite literally millions of movie screens worldwide. Your awkward growth spurts. That weird part in your hair that you tried to work until someone showed you a bad picture of yourself. The fact that your skin could often be many colors at one time. Add to that, you are also suddenly the (second) most hated female on the planet (the first might be Kristen Stewart...but also loved! Loved and hated, simultaneously, in waves of scrambled hormones). Not only do you get to swap spit with everyone's favorite wizard...but (Harry Potter spoiler alert ahead...)
Bonnie Wright, aka Ginny Weasley, whose first major role consisted of being awkward, young, and—like us—totally smitten with Harry Potter. But if the Potter franchise has left anything in its wake (like soul-shivering movies and so many tears that I hiccup thinking about it), it is also a legacy of thoughtful, well-heeled young thespians, like Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe. But move over, Hermione, we have a new girl-crush.
Robyn at the JFK Terminal/JetBlue Lounge. Photo: Courtesy of Ms. Fitz Styling
After we had seventeen consecutive freak outs over the video collaboration between Rye Rye and Robyn for the slow jam "Never Will Be Mine", we went on a hunt. Where did these genius street looks come from? Why are Robyn's Alexander McQueen leggings always mindblowing? And most importantly, where can we get Rye Rye's cut-out shirt with eyeballs emblazoned on the front? (Without it, we grow weak...)
When Robyn performed at the JetBlue Lounge on June 20th at JFK Airport (fresh off her tour with Katy Perry), we had to ask her about the looks. But Robyn has been on the road for over a year, meaning the Swede known for killer stage style has been forced to get, er, creative with her looks. In fact, the outfit she wore (complete with her signature platform Timberlands) inspired a slight sense of déjà vu. Which is fine, because it is the best déjà vu ever, filled with koi pants and snake prints and delicate Swedish pixie cuts. We caught up with her to talk fashion-shop.
Ondria Hardin, Kelly Mittendorf and Frida Gustavsson for Steven Meisel/Prada Photo: Courtesy of Prada
Where does Steven Meisel live? In some sort of fairy land where Miuccia Prada dresses little nymphs in bright clothes and then everyone joins hands and frolics in a blissful, sun-dappled patch of the wilderness? We think so. Because only by the skillful hand of Meisel—who's an old pro at shooting monumental fashion campaigns—can Prada dress up girls in literal animal skins and feather prints and make it look like a playful romp in a wonderland we ardently wish we were invited to join. Let's break it down.
Marilyn Monroe filming 'The Seven Year Itch' in New York on Sept. 15, 1954. Photo: Getty Images
Let's think of the great dresses of all time: You've got the LBD from Breakfast At Tiffany's. There is the Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress. Or the Bob Mackie number Cher wore at the Grammys. We'll even give Gaga's meat dress a place in the historic annals of dresses-we-shall-not-forget. Up there, if not topping the list, is the white dress with the massively plunging neckline that Marilyn Monroe donned during the *air quotes* scene in "Seven Year Itch." You know the *air quotes* scene...the air grate moment where Mar is standing above a subway air vent on Lexington with her dress blowing through the wind, which is supposed to stand in for the "itch" that the married Tom Ewell gets in his monogamous marriage (especially when he has a neighbor that looks like the Blonde Bombshell). It is the ultimate symbol of temptation, flirtation, and all of the reasons that gentlemen do indeed prefer girls with that particular shade of hair.
Which is why--no surprise--over the weekend, the dress sold for a whopping $5.2 million price tag from actress Debbie Reynolds' personal collection. Hey, even in a recession, a dress like this is worth the seven-year itch it may inspire.
Colton Haynes in the July 2011 issue of 'Bullett' magazine. Photo: Courtesy of Bullett magazine
Yes, there is no doubt that us at MTV are jumping onto the supernatural bandwagon. To be quite honest, that is a delicious bandwagon, and we have no shame to be a part of the hyper-sexual, totally thrilling spooky werewolf club. What is so particularly invigorating about girls and monsters? One word, my pets: brooding. And when you have the full moon waiting for you, you've got not much else to do than brood.
At first, Teen Wolf seemed like another Twilight-esque venture. Except when, in a work-drunk haze, we watched the first episode thrice in a row (it premiered after the Movie Awards, which was viewed several times to make sure we didn't miss a dern thing), and we realized: Wait--this is pretty gold. This guy turns in to a werewolf just when high school is at its most awkward and suddenly, he is a werewolf who is responsible for giving guff to our man (and a formal model) Colton. Which is great... except, well, look at Colton. There is really nothing left to do but melt by the intense one-liners, the smoldering rivalry, and all that body hair--and become a puddle of lupine goo. Read More...
I’m about to drop some knowledge on you. You ready? It has been a solid decade since Destiny’s Child dropped “Bootylicious.” WE HAVE NOT BEEN READY FOR THIS JELLY FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS. Aside from officially feeling old, the song also marks the 10-year anniversary of Miss Beyoncé being a totally bootylicious icon, reminding the world over that Mrs. Jay-Z is really, truly, a diva. And without riling anyone up, Bey has not always been a fashion star—once upon her time she was wearing only clothes designed by her mother’s House Of Deréon, which definitely suited her colorful, sexy aesthetic. She still does rock the Dereon brand now and again, but her fashion tastes have gone toward the avant garde—i.e. the Gareth Pugh head-to-toe look from "Run The World"—but every now and then we miss that fresh-faced Bey, in her nylon blends and neon colors.
When she sat down with W magazine to discuss the seven looks that defined her career, Beyoncé opted for high-fashion moments like the heart-stopping "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" getup. While we appreciate her choices, we’ve been following Honey B for a long time, and we have to say she may be rewriting history. We compare her choices with our choices and can remember—the reason we love Beyoncé so much is because, even in her flashiest and most youthful moments, she is a real powerhouse.
Beyoncé in the 'Crazy In Love' music video. Photo: Courtesy of Columbia Records
Beyoncé sites her first solo video (and start of her relationship with Jay) as a pivotal style moment because she wanted to dress in a way her fans could copy. We love it because it reminds us that, from the get-go, Beyoncé is fierce in a pair of daisy dukes and a white tee, just doing her dance thing. She harkens back to Destiny’s Child in the colorful, clingy outfits at the end—we wish it was just jeans and tees through the whole song.
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