Beck for Saint Laurent Spring 2013.
Photo: Via YSL's Facebook
Ever since former Dior Homme creative director Hedi Slimane took over Yves Saint Laurent last summer, the French fashion house has slowly transformed into Hedi's complete vision for the brand. Not only did he change the iconic YSL name to Saint Laurent Paris, but his use of bold black and white portraits showcasing his favorite musicians (like Citizens! frontman Tom Burke) in tailored Saint Laurent pieces has upped the cool factor in a way that we love. The spring 2013 campaign hit the web yesterday, and Hedi featured longtime friend (and MTV Style favorite!) Beck. We totally spazzed out as we clicked through the photos (which also feature British model Edie Campbell) for a totally rock-n-roll-meets-couture spread that we're obsessed with. In one look (above), Beck sports a chambray shirt with a loose skinny tie, fringe suede jacket and tousled blonde strands. Me-ow!
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Plenty of musicians are bitten with the multitasking bug, but very few have racked up quite as many slashes to their day jobs as Pharrell Williams. He's a Grammy winner, a songwriter, producer, singer, entrepreneur, AND a fashion designer for Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream. And the crazy thing is, he's only getting started. Last fall the Renaissance man released a book entitled Pharrell: Places and Spaces I've Been, which explores this loooong list of adventures in style, art, and music and gives us a slivery sneak peek into his BEYOND remarkable world. Featuring contributions by iconic tastemakers like Kanye West, artist Takashi Murakami, and yes, even Anna Wintour herself, this is one tome that won't stay on your coffee table for long— it's pretty much begging to be read, dog-eared, and re-read over and over again in hopes of even a teeny bit of his crazy-creative genius being transmitted through the pages. The mogul (and DIY-aficionado) stopped by MTV recently and was kind enough to let us pick his brain on everything Pharrell. But because we were only able to scratch the surface in our short interview time, P, guess that means you'll have to come back really soon...?
New York Fashion Week may be a little over a month away, but here at MTV Style, we don't just keep an eye on women's ready-to-wear collections. We keep our sights glued on all countries, seasons, levels of craftsmanship, and genders for style inspiration. Thus, we're warming up our trendspotters with the men's fall/winter 2013 London Collections. Here are the unexpected trends we've spied from the week's dude fashion forecast.
Runway looks from Alexander McQueen and MAN at the Men's Fall/Winter 2013 London Collections.
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Kanye West closed out 2012 with a pair of high fashion face masks for his Revel Atlantic City concerts. Judging from this week's offerings via Alexander McQueen and MAN, 2013 might be the year the casual face mask becomes (a little more) mainstream!
Photo: Courtesy of Jhameel
I've been crushing on emerging pop singer Jhameel
for a while now. What can I say/blog? I'm a total sucker for a talented bone structure/asymmetrical hair steez/crooning velvety pipes combo. Jhameel also isn't afraid of a little Bowie-esque face-paint and executing an immaculate moonwalk or two, which makes me really feel things/squeal up in the MTV Style HQ to many a cruel side-eye. (You too will def get your squeal on after watching his latest vid for "Shadow of a Man
".) FYI: Jhameel is sort of a big deal in the blogosphere, but don't pigeonhole the cutie as a here today, thank god gone tomorrow annoying internet celeb. His regularly updated YouTube channel is what pop-friendly dreams are made of, specifically his fainting-in-traffic-inducing Frank Ocean cover
and his Stan fave super-inebriated-whilst-STILL-singing-on-key (= talent!!!) vids. Anyway, we got Jhameel to spill the fashion-y beans for today's edish of Favorite Things for which you should be very grateful. Go on… let the obsession begin.
Pardon us while we freak out for a second: Aslkdjasdsakd. OK, whew, sorry we just had to get that out of our system after finding out that Kanye West's very own, personally-worn-by-his-size-10.5-feet Air Yeezy 2 sneakers will be put up for auction starting January 24. In case you forgot, the madness surrounding the release of this Nike x Kanye West collab was absolutely BONKERS (see: people got robbed while waiting in line/paid more than $80,000 for a pair on eBay), so, basically, even if you could get your hands on these bad boys, we highly suggest storing them in a very, VERY secure place a.k.a not on your feet. (Sorry!) The sneakers are part of RE/CREATE New York's Hurricane Sandy auction, which will donate all the proceeds to New York Cares for the ongoing rebuilding and relief efforts. They have tons of "personal, one-of-a-kind items donated by prominent members of their creative community," which include everyone from Selena Gomez to Marc Jacobs to Emma Roberts.
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling at last night's 'Gangster Squad' premiere.
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Finally! After months of counting down, Gangster Squad is finally here! And with the movie's highly anticipated release comes something EQUALLY anticipated— for us, anyway. We're talking about its totally amazing, totally talented, and totally stylish costars. Serving up a double dose of major eye candy last night, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling stepped out at the film's Los Angeles premiere looking predictably gorge. Emma worked the carpet in a bright red strapless frock by one of her favorite designers, Lanvin. With a sweetheart neckline, floral embellishment, and a sleek, knee-length cut, THIS is a showstopper if we ever saw one.
A still from One Direction's "Kiss You" music video.
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Even if One Direction hadn't diligently rolled out teaser after teaser after teaser prepping you to spend the entirety of today waiting for their "Kiss You" music video, we STILL wouldn't have missed it for the world. Just ONE glimpse of the campy silliness (a.k.a. GIF bait) of that is this musical short was enough to have us clearing out our calendars to spend the rest of the afternoon watching Harry, Zayn, Louis, Liam, and Niall embark on their "epic adventure." Also, to recap all the (many MANY) hilarious outfits the dudes rock in the video. That cue means, just as you expected, we're breaking One Direction's "Kiss You" music video look by look. LEGGO!
Justin Bieber may be miles away from his "Baby" days, but don't let the many tattoos he's racking up fool you, he's still just a teenager. He only turned 18 last year, but he's inked himself up several times in the past 365 days with an owl, a crown, his "Believe" album title, and now, his latest: the Stratford Cullitons logo on his left shoulder blade. We know Bieber is a big ice hockey fan and the Cullitons rep his hometown of Stratford, but to get any team's insignia (regardless of geographic affiliations) permanently etched on your person is a major commitment. What's the deal?
A$AP Rocky on Dec. 16 in New York.
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Even though A$AP Rocky is known for his strong presence in the fashion world (the quick rundown: he's BFFs with Alexander Wang/starred in his fall 2012 RTW video, loves Ann Demeulemeester, and sports $1,000 pants like it ain't no thang), it looks like the rapper won't be launching his own clothing line anytime soon. Sadface times a million. He told Hip Hop Wired, "I might collab with designers [... but] when rappers be doing that clothing line s***, that s*** be corny man. That's a slow reality show."
One Direction teases goofy "Kiss You" music video.
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As if anyone needed another reason to saddle up on the One Direction boy bandwagon, the Brit-Irish pop group has just released an adorably goofy teaser short for their upcoming "Kiss You" music video. The full-length video is scheduled to drop on Monday, January 7 at a presently unknown time. *feverishly sets alarms and reminders, drafts Out of Office auto-reply, deletes it* Between title slates that paint the video as a "blockbuster" and "one epic adventure," the 30-second preview shows Niall, Liam, Zayn, Harry, and Louis engaging in, in their own words, "pure stupidity" and, like, a bajillion silly costumes.