Look bad (but in a good way) in this throwback Michael Jackson "Stan Swag."
55 years ago today, Michael Jackson was born. The man has been and will continue to be a pop culture/music icon for decades, and on top of that, he had an inimitable personal style that always felt relevant and genuine in everything he did. In honor of what would have been the King of Pop's 55th birthday, we've rounded up a few of our favorite pieces of MJ Stan Swag. Because, honestly, who isn't a Stan for Michael?
Robert Pattinson gets undressed for Dior.
Well, well, well. Look who decided to loosen up his buttons. Was that so hard, R. Patz? After 3 months of pensive stares, roof-top sitting and fully-clothed bathing, Dior has officially let Robert Pattinson's sparkly vampire chest out of its constrictive (albeit well-constructed) shirt-cage. It's not everything we hoped and dreamed for, but darn it, it's something. And we'll take it.
We definitely expected our style correspondents, Grimes and Rachel Antonoff, to be thorough in their red carpet interviews. By thorough, we were imagining things like: head-to-toe run-downs, designers, fabrics, inspiration, pre-carpet getting ready rituals, etc. You know the drill. #FASHUN But when the girls hooked up with Travi$ Scott, they took thorough to a whoooole new level.
Kanye West performing at the 2013 Video Music Awards on Aug. 25 in Brookly, NY.
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Kanye West's sense of personal style is as unpredictable as his music, and if you will notice, his clothing evolves with every album. And we've come a long way from the hoodies and v-neck sweater vests of his first few albums—we've even zipped past his Rick Owens man-kilts and all Givenchy everything (though trust, Yeezy will never turn his back on his friend/the god Riccardo Tisci). Earlier this week, when he appeared on his baby's grandma's show Kris and out-trending-topic'd himself (#Krisye!), he dressed down in khakis and a white tee and denim—it was Balenciaga, but still.
One Direction admire their fragrance.
Photo: One Direction's YouTube Page
Ahh, it's Christmas in August! After a few teasers that left us sufficiently teased, the full ad for One Direction's first fragrance, "Our Moment," was released today and boy, oh boy, do we have a lot to discuss.
I don't watch a lot of daytime TV, but I will pause anything and everything I'm doing in the name of Kanye West. No exaggeration. Naturally, I blocked out my afternoon and devoted it to the VMA performer's special guest appearance on the season finale of the Kris Jenner Show. Yeezy is notoriously very selective about how much and the kind of press he does. If your baby mama's mama has a talk show and asks you to be on it, though, it's very hard to say, "No." Also, you probably genuinely want to do that.
There are a lot of reasons to love this couch interview, from his softer-spoken demeanor chatting with Kris to the hilariously adorable reveal that Kanye has photoshopped himself into the infamous Kardashian Christmas card, but we're here to break down the biggest fashion Easter eggs from the hour-long special.
One Direction preps for their third Today Show performance..
Photo: @mtv Instagram
They boys are back in town, y'all! The One Direction machine never stops: after attending the premiere of their movie, This Is Us, a mere three days ago, the group is back in NYC to attend the American movie premiere, perform on the Today Show, and present an award at the VMAs, NBD. Seems like a relaxing vacay to New York, JK!
Rebecca Romijn interviews rapper Jay-Z (in Rocawear) at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards.
Talk about a Throwback Thursday! Back before Kanye West was selling out high fashion white tee collaborations, before A$AP Rocky was a fashion killa, there was a Brooklyn boy by the name of Jay Z (though, it had a hyphen then) building himself from a businessman into a "business, man" with a little streetwear line he dubbed Rocawear. Using Roc-A-Fella Records as the foundation, Mr. Shawn Carter and his long-time business partner Damon Dash decided they would spin the MC's success into other creative business avenues. Before Hov was rocking Tom Ford, he was making a sartorial name for the R-O-C. And on what red carpet did Jay rep Rocawear in its debut year? The 1999 VMAs, DUH.
One Direction at "dance" rehearsal.
Oh, good morning. Scratch "good," it's actually the best morning because we have all been treated to an exclusive video clip from One Direction's movie, This Is Us. Sweetening the deal? MR. HARRY STYLES ISN'T WEARING A SHIRT IN THE MAJORITY OF THE CLIP #heyyyyy. The sneak peek features the five 1D dudes discussing their feelings on boy bands and how they're different from their predecessors, *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys, in particular, 'cause they don't dance. [Cut to dance rehearsal where they are attempting to shimmy and feign coordinating.] But who can even notice their moves, TBH, when Harry is parading around shirtless? Not me, that's 4 sure.
Have you heard the NEWS? Drake is performing at the 2013 VMAs! Usually when announcements like this happen, we rack our brains and pour over the last few runway shows to come up with performance outfit predictions, but this time, we're doing thing a little differently because unlike the other VMA performers this year, Drizzy has his own (unofficial) Dress Up app. Obviously, that means we HAD to use it to create some "Started From The Bottom" stage ensemble suggestions.
Started from the bottom, now you're here.
Photo: Dress Drake App
Wanna make a real "now I'm HERE" style statement? This vibrant orange variety jacket + camp pants situation is a definite head-turner. Finish it off with some Jordan cements for that hypebeast cred.