Our hearts will go on for Leonardo DiCaprio.
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I don't care how old you were when the movie first came out, if you were alive during the theater release of Titanic, you have a 99.9999% chance of being a Leonardo DiCaprio STAN. Maybe it's a closeted superfandom, something you shield from your friends, family, and co-workers. Maybe it's a latent pining after Leo that you haven't even THOUGHT to conjure since his debilitating portrayal of Howard Hughes in The Aviator (also, his tobacco teeth in Django Unchained ALDFGK;LDF YICK). Whatever its manifestation, your love for Leo is there. Given all that, it's high time you dust off those Lip Smackers-laden Tiger Beat magazines because the reunion of DiCaprio with his William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet director Baz Luhrmann for the film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby has us all FEELINGSY about Leo's heartthrob heyday. To help ourselves through it (and maybe you too), we've rounded up all the best Leonardo DiCaprio Stan Swag the Internet has to offer.
Justin Bieber's 'The Simpsons' cameo and the 'V' Magazine spread it was modeled after.
Photo: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/'V' Magazine
Here at MTV Style, we're card-carrying Justin Bieber fans (and/or apologists, depending on your perspective), so you better BELIEBE we'll be tuning in as Biebsy makes a cameo in this Sunday's episode of The Simpsons. Titled "The Fabulous Faker Boy," the episode centers around a *drumrollllll* musical performance. (Doh.) "He tries to get into a talent show that Bart is playing piano in, and they won’t admit him," Simpsons executive producer/writer Al Jean told Entertainment Weekly. Unlike Lady Gaga's entire dedicated episode in Springfield, Justin just makes a quick appearance, but WHAT an appearance it is! I mean, are you seeing this animated wardrobe?!
I picked out these outfits, NBD.
First off, I need to give it up to Complex for discovering the incredible amazingness that IS the Dress Up! Drake iPhone app. Thanks to their killer sleuthing skills, I unearthed a whole PLETHORA of celeb dress-up goodness that has (apparently) existed since 2012. You can style everyone from Joe Jonas to One Direction to Adele in tops, bottoms, shoes, accessories, and—if you're lucky!—hair. But the best part about these Happy Girl Dress Up! apps is that they're all free—the only catch being to get the premium outfits (a.k.a. the way, WAY better ones) you have have to pay more. *high-fives entire world* I had to take a couple of these bad boys for a spin, so I obviously downloaded Joe's app first (sorry world, he's my ~one~).
Thanks to a jam-packed schedule of performances, it's been a minute since we've seen Diplo's handsome mug fronting a fashion campaign. And sure, we might still be swooning over last year's Alexander Wang ad; but not going to lie, we've been missing the producer/DJ/all around multi-hyphenate from our lives (and uh, bedroom walls?) recently. However, now we can ALL breathe easy, because thanks to the good people over at Moss clothing, Wesley Pentz is back in front of the camera! Joined by his bud, Major Lazer's Jillionaire, leave it to Diplo to make anyone (even us girls) want to nab the New York label's latest collection of printed hats, shirts, and shorts for ourselves immediately. Yep, summer's about to get even sweeter.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the 2013 Met Gala red carpet, and Kanye performing at the event.
Photo: Getty/Kim Kardashian's Instagram
Thank you, Kanye West, for offering up new music in as rarefied a setting as the 2013 Met Gala, but thank you more to whomever created Vine for allowing the rest of us to revel in all of the performance's sparkly, masked, screaming glory. Although it's a bit of a bummer that the ultra famous, like A-Trak and Coco Rocha, had to be our conduits to the great and powerful Yeezy, it's true when they say that beggars can't be choosers. (please, Ye, may we have some more?) There are so many things about this performance we need to discuss, it seems possible that by the time we're done unpacking every leathery, iridescent aspect of it, it will be June 18th and whatever mystery Ye has in store for us will be revealed. The kilt! The mask! The gloves! The glitter! I have to admit, I kind of thought Kanye would keep the fashions toned down for the performance, instead letting the mere weight of his presence carry the show, but come on, what was I thinking? He walked the carpet in impeccably tailored Riccardo Tisci, sans tie, with (all due respect) baby-mama Kim Kardashian, also in Tisci, on his arm. But on an evening where everyone was looking for subversion, and any little off-kilter detail added to the eventually-infuriating Möbius strip of is-being-punk-at-the-punk-party-punk-or-is-not-being-punk-at-the-punk-party-punk, Kanye was just his regular old over-the-top self. How punk.
Lil Wayne at his SPECTRE by Supra sneaker launch.
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We've been chronicling the growth of Lil Wayne's shoe collaboration with SUPRA sneakers from the first rumored mumblings of a partnership to the brand confirmation and grand reveal of the first protoypes at Project MAGIC last summer. Now, we're just a few short days until the May 18 launch of SPECTRE by SUPRA (the official name of Wayne's collaborative sneaker line) and the introduction of Weezy's "Chimera" kicks to the masses. Wayne and a hefty YMCMB contingent celebrated the impending launch with a major Miami event replete with a half-pipe and—erm—tattoos!
We don't know about you, but we're pretty sure it's a very rare thing for concerts to have a dress code—let alone for an artist to send out a public blast specifying a color palette for his or her audience's wardrobe. And yet, we're definitely not surprised that the dudes of One Direction (a.k.a. the KINGS of color coordination) did exactly that this weekend. Earlier this week, the boy band's official Twitter (along with the dudes' individual accounts) sent out pleas for their Dutch Directioners to come to the Amsterdam show Friday night clad in ORANGE.
Dispatched with the hashtag #turnziggoorange, their message was seen and recirculated all last week in anticipation of the show. What's more, show-goers were promised a surprise if they helped turn the arena tangerine. What, pray tell, ended up being the reward? All of 1D clad in HEAD-TO-TOE bright orange suits!!!
Florence Welch, Nina Dobrev, and Andre Leon Talley at The Great Gatsby Premiere.
A sparkling collar here, all over baroque shimmer there, iridescent separates—opulent outfits were de rigueur at last night's premiere of The Great Gatsby, with attendees taking a thematic approach and dressing as though they could be attending one of the title character's infamous parties. Interestingly enough, the film's stars kept things a little more subdued, albeit classic, but more on that later. The most obvious trend of the night was embellishment, with jewels, embroidery, and metallic fabrics causing some serious oohs and aahs. Florence Welch took to the red carpet in a dramatic navy Miu Miu gown with a jeweled collar, matching tie and a slit up to there. She let the dress do most of the talking by keeping her bright red hair back in a loose bun, and wearing minimal makeup. Nina Dobrev took the baroque approach, wearing a body-con Versace sheath, gold Rupert Sanderson heels, Susan Foster drop earrings and her hair in loose, modern waves. And finally, our king of the night Andre Leon Talley took to the carpet in an iridescent gold tunic top, purple pants in the same shiny fabric and, of course, a pair of black Uggs with a red monogram. While it wasn't a traditional premiere look, ALT's flashy getup was certainly in keeping with Gatsby's themes of excess and luxury. Not to mention his arm candy: Andre had none other than Anna Wintour, resplendent in all-white, by his side.
Chris Kelly and Chris Smith of Kris Kross in the "Jump" music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Sony BMG Music
In 1992 there were two kinds of trends. Stuff that actually reached me living all the way in Hong Kong before the Internet and stuff that entirely escaped my notice. As a seventh grader going to British school, I thought Kris Kross was the greatest. Shipping tariffs were astronomical for CDs, all of our magazines were about six months behind, we had one bootleg English-language channel that showed music videos infrequently, and we knew that they'd never tour us so it was awesome to be able to at least bounce in time and wear clothes backwards. Of course this was only on weekends since we had to wear school uniforms that featured little neckties and grey blazers.
There was an art to it. Your jeans had to be massive but in a certain way and they had to sag really low because, "everything is to the back, with a little slack/'cause inside out is wiggity wiggity wiggity wack" etc which meant you had to wear boxers which was sort of a rarity in my school since boxers were really American and those kids had their own school. It was an easier transition for the skate kids since they were already wearing 34" jeans (for the record, Chris Smith wore 36" and Chris Kelly wore 34" at the time) or chinos but the American kids had an advantage in full-out mimicry since they could have family members ship in things like wool varsity jackets and massive jerseys.
Okay, so the collision of music and fashion is anything but rare (if it were, I'm pretty sure MTV Style wouldn't exist or would at least update waaaaay less), but a three-pronged clash of music, fashion, and SPORTS?? File that unicorn of a situation under #veryrare. Enter A$AP Rocky starring and rhyming in a brand new commercial for adidas Basketball's Crazyquick sneakers—a unique moment in time which hits every vertical of the aforementioned anomaly. But he's not the only star—the campaign short also features three of the best and brightest point guards the youngest generation of NBA players has to offer: the Wizards' John Wall, the Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard, and the Sixers' Jrue Holiday.