Jean Paul Gaultier's music video, "How To Do That" in 1989.
Real talk: I have seen this Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition three times. I saw it in San Francisco last summer. I saw it again last Thursday—briefly—before I heard the marvelous Parisian designer speak in a discussion led by the exhibition's curator, Thierry-Maxime Loriot, from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. And then I enjoyed a guided tour by Thierry-Maxime himself on Friday morning moments before the installation was officially opened to the public. If you find yourself in Brooklyn or, truly, anywhere even remotely within driving/flying/subway-ing distance of the Brooklyn Museum, you should check this out. It's f***ing mind-blowing. God's honest. It's here 'til February 23 so you have time but DO NOT FORGET.
"Embellishments" dress from the Spring/Summer 2009 "Calligraphy" Collection/Beyoncé performing in 2009.
Photos: Mary H.K. Choi/Getty Images
It's no secret that we're big fans of Rachel Antonoff over here: she did a fab job co-hosting the MTV.com VMA Red Carpet Report with Grimes and, generally, we can get behind fun, colorful collections, which Rachel keeps delivering. For her Spring 2014, Forever Crush, Rachel skipped the ol' models-wearing-clothes thing and, instead, debuted the collection on her family and friends in a 6-minute video.
The video tells the story of how her parents met: it was 1972, they were in college, and pumpkins were involved (how seasonally appropriate!). I don't wanna give away any ~deets~ because the video is 100% worth watching, but Rachel enlisted the help of her brother, Jack, as well as friends Jenny Slate, BFF Mae Whitman, and more to relay the Antonoff courtship. The best part (besides love, of course)? Instead of wearing '70s threads, everyone is decked out in Forever Crush. There are printed curtains! The ladies lounge in floor-length dresses! #JEALZ of this beautiful group of friends and their beautiful clothes. How much is the friendship club membership fee? I AM WILLING TO PAY!
M.I.A. for Versus Versace
Photo: Versus Versace
Welp, the rumors were true and the projected shelf date was accurate, too. Color us PUMPED! M.I.A.’s Versus Versace collaboration collection is officially available, so get it while it’s hot! Scratch that: this collection will STAY hot—you just gotta get it before it all sells out. And it looks good, y’all. Like, WAY better than it did in the preview photos, IMHO. The color combinations are wonderfully vibrant, and the graphic, bootleg-inspired prints appear to have translated quite well to Versace’s sister brand. Best part about this designer capsule collection? It’s not out-of-this-world expensive. It ain't H&M, but the price point is a whooole lot less than buying Versace off-the-rack.
Rocky and Cara in Times Square.
Photo: Splash News
SCURRT! That would be the sound of breaks grinding to a halt, which was heard both inside AND outside our NYC office, as we caught wind that A$AP Rocky, Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn were shooting brand new ads for DKNY in the middle of Times Square yesterday. So much for those rumors about Rita Ora replacing her BFF, Cara, in the designer’s taxi cab campaigns, eh? Looks like there’s room for more than one pretty face in the DKNY family, which is really great news because we’d hate to see #FASHUN tear anyone apart.
OK we get it, you guys are BFFs.
Photos: @ritaora's Instagram
Hold the phone. Did Rita Ora nab a Chanel campaign?! All signs on the singer’s Instagram point to probably. Either that, or running around Paris at midnight in head-to-toe Chanel is Karl Lagerfeld’s idea of a girls’ night out. Wait. IS that Karl Lagerfeld's idea of a girls' night out? Honestly, IDK exactly what is happening in these photos, but I do know that I want to go there.
Ora posted a TON of snaps from a midnight photoshoot in Paris this weekend, and regardless of what is actually happening, I think we're all pretty much dying to see what kind of lux friendship bracelets she and Uncle Karl have—because they are clearly BFFs now. “Taking a midnight stroll with the man who inspires me to be glamorous at all times without a hint of doubt. Love you uncle Karl," Ora captioned a particularly cozy photo. Move over, Cara. Oh, wait. There’s room for you, too, under this scaffolding. *wipes brow*
Katy Perry and Rita Ora in House of Holland
Photo: Getty Images
Chanel front row BFFs Katy Perry and Rita Ora are copping each other's style. Considering how much time celebz spend shoulder-to-shoulder during Fashion Week(s), it only makes sense that one person's steelo rubs off on another (figuratively and literally—those benches are packed very tightly). So, we're here to discuss who wore this House of Holland Virgin Mary print shirt best.
Well, well, well. It seems as if M.I.A. is a lady of her word! (Not that we ever doubted her, of course.) Granted, it was starting to feel a little bit “girl who cried Medusa head” after the rapper first alluded to her Versus Versace collab in November of last year, gave us radio silence about the alleged line for ten months, and then spilled another confirmation of the project to an unsuspecting WWD reporter during Paris Fashion Week. Oh and BTW, she said last month that not only would it happen, but it was on its way out in two weeks. We were all like, SCURRT! Pump the breaks. TWO WEEKS? That sounds cray. Cray but true, we’ve learned, as the collaboration was officially announced by Versace today and is set to hit shelves on October 16th. (OK, so technically more like 3 weeks, but we’ll let it slide because GIMME.)
Rita Ora for DKNY.
Rita Ora is straight-up having a BLAST in Times Square. Sure, Broadway plays are great and basking in the glow of those giant neon signs can definitely feel exciting, but Ora looks like she is having ALL of the fun in her brand new ads for DKNY Resort 2014 (which we got a glimpse of while the campaign was being shot this summer, right in our back yard). In one of the pics, Ora kicks back on a taxi in a double-denim outfit that is giving us serious ab-envy. We’ve seen several celebs attempt to rock the Texas Tuxedo, but seeing it on Rita (with a killer pair of cut-out pumps and coordinating leather jacket) might actually convince us to try it now. (Might.) Because if that’s the secret to looking cool, calm and collected on the big city’s busy streets, then sign us UP!
Katy Perry and co. get ready for Le Grand Journal.
Photo: @katyperry's Twitter
As you may have noticed, Katy Perry’s been in Paris this week getting the VIP treatment at Fashion Week and just generally looking lovely. But it appears she’s there for play AND work, as Perry recently tweeted that tonight she’ll be appearing on Le Grand Journal, a French nightly news and talk show. (And by the looks of the rehearsal photo, there's gonna be a performance and it's gonna be RULL colorful.) But wait, there's more! We also got to peep a pre-show pic of the singer and her crew wearing like, every possible type of garment that’s ever been made in Kenzo’s flying tiger print. Seriously though.
Nicki Minaj and the Limited Collector's Edition Herve Leger Barbie.
Photos: Getty Images/Herve Leger
BARBZ! Hold on to your braless shirts, because the news is about to get meta. First things first, let’s rehash some facts:
1.) Nicki Minaj is a fan of Herve Leger. Big time. We know this because:
a. Those bathing suits.
b. That front-row worthy black-and-white harnessed dress. (Point of interest: Harnesses are still happening, but they are NOT for the faint of heart.)
c. Those leather jogging pants. (That apparently Kanye was actually the first to create, ICYMI.)
Etc., etc. and so forth. Basically, there’s nary a bandage-garment that Nicki’s curves didn’t like, and it seems as if the feeling is mutual. (Aww, love!)