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Looks from Jason Wu Spring 2014.
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When fashion met music, it was love at first sight. They've been together a long time now, those two. But they're not the kind of perfect pairing that grinds your gears with handsy PDA or syrupy pet names or the constant use of "we." They're more like Beyonce and Jay Z (*bows down*). Music and fashion are complimentary—they amplify the other's best qualities and make really great surprise guests at each other's shows. 'Cause fashion's a rider, and music's a roller. Put them together, how they gon' stop both of 'em? Basically what I'm trying to say is, fashion and music are like the '03 Bonnie and Clyde.

But someone's got to manage their two giant egos, and that's where Javier Peral comes in. Peral is a sound stylist. He creates soundtracks for fashion shows and is a major part of why people whip out their wallets so quickly after the lights go up. Because HELLO, the urge to spend inordinate amounts of money on a leather bustier clearly isn't propelled by silence. Javier, who's been on the scene since the early 1990s, is one of the first people that gets to see a designer's finished collection, which doesn't make us jealous at all. (Yes it does.) After consulting with a particular designer about their collection's vibe and vision, he creates a series of songs that serves to enhance the colors, textures, mood and movements. He's worked with all of the most major names in high-end fashion and this year, he's going to be sharing some of his soundtracks with us! You may never have to choose between Shazam and Instagram again. First up: Jason Wu after the jump!

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If you don't know Adam Selman's name by now, you better start memorizing it. We don't mean to sound bossy, but the former Britney Spears and Michael Jackson costume designer is seriously making his mark in the fashion world. Not only did he co-design Rihanna's spring and fall River Island collections this year and create killer custom pieces for her Diamonds World Tour (that red, yellow and black bustier number? #dead), but he also designed Ri's GORGE slinky white 2012 VMA gown and those unforgettable Victoria's Secret on-stage ensembles. This week, Adam decided to take his stellar design skills a step further and debut his first ever solo collection at NYFW (!!!). Of course we had to stop by and check out the goods firsthand, and, lucky for us, Adam even chatted with us about his fashion week debut.

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Ariana Grande in dresses by Kenley Collins.
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It’s no secret that we’ve been stalking Ariana Grande’s style for a while now. But these days she’s everywhere and with each new appearance comes yet another amazing vintage-looking floral frock. A few years ago, the former Victorious star told us at the time that she loved to wear ‘50s-inspired designs on stage (“poufy skirts, big bows … very fun, girly and young”), and now at the height of her pop star hysteria, it seems like she’s sticking with what and WHO she knows! Kenley Collins, a Project Runway alum with a major thing for patterns and prints, is the designer behind a ton of the dresses that have helped shape Grande’s classically beautiful style. Obviously, we were dying to get the deets on the lady behind the look, and Kenley was kind enough to fill us in! (P.S. Keep an eye out for more to Ariana x Kenley to come! Collins' new collection, The Marilyn, rolls out on November 2nd and will be available through her website.)

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Jeremy Scott and A$AP Rocky for "Complex" Magazine.
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Welp. Anyone remotely familiar with the music and style sensibilities of A$AP Rocky and Jeremy Scott had to know this was coming, right? By "this," I'm, of course, referring to the just-released news that this duo has teamed up with adidas Originals for a pair of limited edition collaboration sneakers. The "Fashion Killa" MC and the runway-ready streetwear (or is it street-ready runway?) designer started off as long-time admirers of each others' work and quickly spun that mutual respect into an actual friendship—supporting each other and even covering magazines together. On top of that, they each have their own separate relationships with adidas: Jeremy having contributed collections upon collections upon collections for the brand, and Rocky having lent his voice and pretty mug to a commercial earlier this year. The triple-headed collab was inevitable.

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Rihanna and Adam Selman debuting their River Island collection.
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Sound the alarm: Rihanna's costume designer, Adam Selman, is set to make his Fashion Week debut with a women's ready-to-wear collection on September 5th. Ummm, that's next week! We are supes excited to see what he has in store, especially since he described the collection to WWD as both sexy and sporty. Where's the list to sign up for one of everything?

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Lady Gaga at the airport in Atelier Versace.
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You know how, when you're heading to the airport, you want to wear something sheer and full body, so you have to take off the entire thing to go to the bathroom? So does Lady Gaga! After the VMAs, the singer skipped the after-parties to head to the airport in an Atelier Versace FW 13 jumpsuit. While on the runway, the look was presented with a completely sheer polka-dot turtleneck and two gigantic, jewel-encrusted chains, Gaga skipped the shirt and the chains (too much hassle at security, probably—pretty obvious Gagaloo is looking to travel comfortably and quickly) and instead, paired the crystal embroidered jumpsuit with a half-cup bra from the same collection. She threw on her long, wavy brown "Applause" wig, some black leather Alaïa boots, and Tom Ford sunglasses.

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Versace. Versace Versace. Versace Versace Versace Versace Versace. Versace! Obviously the storied design house is not new to the hip-hop and rock worlds: in Migos' number-one summer jam "Versace," for instance, they were paying homage to the way the Notorious B.I.G. wore the iconic brand. But it's definitely the brand's summer—the label's been popping more than usual, and even Lady Gaga announced she's got a song on ARTPOP called "Donatella." So, it's appropriate that an awards show held a short walk away from Biggie's original residence was populated with so many stars wearing the label.

It went far beyond #2Pantz—the cute moment when Chainz and Grimes realized they were wearing the same, fresh-off-the-runway Versace pants. (To be fair, there were subtle differences in the pattern.) Here's a rundown of all the others paying homage to the label tonight:

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Joan Smalls on the VMA Red Carpet.
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Grimes was on double Versace overlap duty: supermodel Joan Smalls wore the same logo chain over her Viktor & Rolf frock that Grimes paired with her 2 Chainz pant. Just gonna throw this out there: supergroup?

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Sky x Slimane is the new black x white.
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So, Hedi Slimane (creative director of Saint Laurent) is pretty much obsessed with Sky Ferreira. Not that we blame him, of course. The stark-blonde model/singer is totally of-the-moment—and has been since around 2011, when Slimane first dubbed her his muse. Ferreira’s got this amazing, burnt-out Lolita, spawn-of-Fiona-Apple-and-Angelina-Jolie kind of vibe about her, and if anyone can make the haute grunge look happen, it’s her.

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Scarlett Johansson on "Harper's Bazaar" Australia and Katy Perry at the 2013 Met Gala.
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Good old Stefano and Domenico (Dolce & Gabbana for those of you not on a first-name basis) are causing some hubbub again. It seems the Italian duo has been stirring up the drama a LOT lately—y'know, with the tax evasion and alleged racism and all. *GULP* Still, no one can quite deny the total awesomeness of their Fall/Winter 2013 collection, especially ever since Katy Perry showed up looking like Queen Guinevere’s hot goth sister at this year's Met Gala. But just when you thought it was smooth sailing on the Adriatic, D&G are now the face of a scintillating Scarlett Johansson vs. Katy Perry "who wore it best" battle!

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Lady Gaga and Nicola Formichetti: BFFs forever.
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Lady Gaga's style has gone through so many tweaks and transformations but has always remained equal parts iconic and arresting. Much of that is thanks to Mother Monster's innate inimitable steez, but a heavy-handed pour of that is also attributable to longtime stylist/Haus of Gaga Fashion Director Nicola Formichetti. Apparently, the transition from Creative Director of Mugler to his current standing as Artistic Director of Diesel isn't the only change in roles for Formichetti—he told WWD at a Uniqlo launch event in Tokyo that his involvement in Lady Gaga's signature headline-making style is far less frequent now.

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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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