Why, hello there, boys! Matthew Morrison, Kevin McHale, and B.J. Novak all decided to go for the traditional bow-toe tuxedo for their Emmy Awards red-carpet appearances — as opposed to the black tie look picked by Cory Monteith, Mark Salling, and Chris Colfer — and they looked snazzy! Glee leading actor Matthew Morrison chose a dapper Prada tux, while his co-star Kevin McHale added a splash of color to his head-to-toe Burberry look with a yellow bow tie. And B.J. Novak of The Office looked great in his tuxedo, too, even though he looked slightly uncomfortable and waiter-ish as well. It's so great to see these guys dressed up! Who do you think had the best tux?
The Glee boys — Cory Monteith, Mark Salling, and Chris Colfer — all showed up to the Emmy Awards tonight wearing the SAME THING, a black suit and black tie. Cory and Chris were wearing Giorgio Armani suits, and Chris was the only one who accessorized by adding a clef pin to his lapel. Meanwhile, Mark Salling wore a suit by Calvin Klein Collection. How cute! But the real question is ... did they coordinate with each other or was this a mandatory dress code? It's hard to even pick a favorite!
In a week of shocking magazine cover model transformations — Blake Lively as jailbait for Interview, Sienna Miller as a sexpot for Love, and Britney Spears as a bride for Pop — the BIG ONE just dropped: Lady Gaga posed as a man/alter-ego named Jo Calderone for Vogue Hommes Japan's September issue, an event that was highly anticipated since photos from the shoot leaked in late June. Photographer Nick Knight shot the covers, and it was styled by her stylist Nicola Formichetti, who posted the cover shots on his blog this morning (the full issue comes out September 10).
Inside, writer Jo-Anne Furniss interviewed "Jo," who explained "his" relationship to Lady Gaga as follows: "I met her at a shoot Nick Knight was doing. She's f------ beautiful, and funny, and interesting. I was a little nervous for Nick to start shooting. She said, "Don't be baby, you were "born this way." I took her out after. The rest is private 😉" Honestly, this cover is one of our favorites of all the new September issues. Just when you think Lady Gaga can't out-do her own Gaga-ness, she goes ahead and pushes another boundary, plays with genders and conventions and memes, and continues to prove that it's OK to be different, think different, and do things different. And that's something we need to remind ourselves more often than we do, don't you think?
+ What do you think about the covers? Can't believe it's Gaga? Tell us in the comments!
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Bruno Mars loves, loves, loves, loves, LOVES hats. He barely steps out publicly without one! We're sure you've seen his array of beanies, derby tops and bowler hats, especially because he wore a hat when he appeared alongside B.o.B in "Nothing On You," and next to Travie McCoy in "Billionaire." Plus, when he releases his debut album later this year, we can only imagine hats will be involved. So, when he dropped by MTV.com recently, we had to ask … WHY? Where does his obsession stem from? Here's what we found out:
+ He's not bald. Phew! But, he used to have an Afro!
+ Explanation: "The hair is not a big deal, it's just a mess and I'm real lazy, so I just throw this on."
+ If he was a billionaire, he'd want a "diamond-encrusted hat made from unicorn fur."
+ He picks hats based on chemistry: "It has to speak to you, from your soul."
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+ Do you like Bruno's hats?
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Usher stopped by New York City’s Central Park this morning to perform for Good Morning America's summer concert series. And when he took the stage, he did so in a military green cargo jacket, funky camouflage top, white pants, and high top black sneakers. Usually, we wouldn't think so hard about this kind of outfit, but it's Friday and there's nothing else going on, so we figure — why not. Especially because this man ACCESSORIZED! Let's count 'em up: Scarf, suspenders, hat, sunglasses, grommet belt, blingy watch, and gold ring ... seven things! It’s like he told his stylist, 'Yes, I'll take a mix of Pharrell Williams's Billionaire Boys Club look, but throw in some Florida-style old man white pants that kinda look like my protege Justin Bieber while you're at it. Thanks.'
+ Do you like his camo outfit — yes, no, maybe so?
Kanye West is starting a fashion movement! The rapper is reportedly trying to revamp his fashion image from sassy streetwear to sophisticated suits, WWD reported today. And he's making his entourage do it with him. He's calling his radical change "The Rosewood Movement," a name inspired by the Rosewood Civil Rights Movement (read more about that here). What does his new thing mean exactly? WELL, rather than leopard pants, green jackets, and bright sneakers, Kanye is making sure everyone associated with him is outfitted in designer suits. Most recently, Kanye and Crew were spotted in Dior Homme classic skinny suits, each of which cost $2,200. Kanye is also reported to be wearing Dior Homme on tour, and PERHAPS that means even his VMA performance on September 12. But we still can't get over how he's now a dress code enforcer! Who would've thought?
+ Which look do you like better for Kanye — streetwear or suits? Will his movement catch on?
Every rock star seems to live in leather jackets, and we're always wondering where they got them. For Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill and The Strokes' guitarist Nick Valensi, now we know: 3.1 Phillip Lim. Both rockers own the same brown motorcycle jacket from the designer's fall 2010 collection (see the original runway look below). And they even wear their jackets to the same event! On August 15, Caleb performed in the outerwear at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco, and layered his jacket over an unbuttoned, plaid shirt and white V-neck tee (though, he threw off the jacket during his set). Just one day earlier, The Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi took the stage at the same festival in the same jacket, which he wore with a black tee and jeans. The jacket itself isn't cheap — it sells for $1,100 online at Barneys.com. And while Caleb and Nick's jackets are a beautiful shade of brown that's totally fall, the jacket also comes in black for another version of this classic rocker look (which is a mighty fine look, if we may say so ourselves).
+ Who looks better — Caleb or Nick?
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Ne-Yo is gearing up for the October release of his new album Libra Scale. Already he has two singles from the new disc out — 'Beautiful Monster' and 'Champagne Life' — and so when he stopped by the MTV.com studios recently, we had to wonder if he had ditched the stylish, classy mantra of his previous 2008 album, Year of the Gentleman. The answer? Nope! He's still trying to change every man into a gentleman, one at a time, and we're not complaining. Watch the videos below to find out how, plus he reveals news about working on a hat line and fragrance, the importance of style, and some real 'Beautiful Monsters' he's digging right now.
+ ON CONTINUING THE YEAR OF THE GENTLEMAN:
"I feel like people missed the point of the Year of The Gentlemen thing. People think, 'OK, if I put a suit on, I'm a gentleman, right?' No! You could put a ribbon on a pig, but it's still a pig, it just has a ribbon on it now. It's not all about looking good, because you can look good and still be a jerk."
Semi Precious Weapons lead singer and Lady Gaga BFF Justin Tranter pranced around all week in a new pair of pants. Well, not pants necessarily, but leggings. Twice in the past five days, he's been snapped rocking this cream pair with words scrawled over them and patches near the knees. Turns out, the bottoms are part of the new Nude Collection by Lyric Culture, and the words written on them are lyrics from the Semi Precious Weapons song 'Sticky With Champagne.' While these leggings are listed under the women's section (they sell for $90 a pair online), Justin clearly proves these are genderless. Though, if leggings don't fancy you, the new collection also features a 'Sticky With Champagne' scarf ($72) and off-the-shoulder top ($62), so you can "stick" to that, instead.
+ UPDATE: More info! Justin Tweeted us and wrote: "It's my actual handwriting and drawings, inspired by my tattoos, on all the clothing." How artistic. Would you wear these?