Lady Gaga at the airport in Atelier Versace.
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You know how, when you're heading to the airport, you want to wear something sheer and full body, so you have to take off the entire thing to go to the bathroom? So does Lady Gaga! After the VMAs, the singer skipped the after-parties to head to the airport in an Atelier Versace FW 13 jumpsuit. While on the runway, the look was presented with a completely sheer polka-dot turtleneck and two gigantic, jewel-encrusted chains, Gaga skipped the shirt and the chains (too much hassle at security, probably—pretty obvious Gagaloo is looking to travel comfortably and quickly) and instead, paired the crystal embroidered jumpsuit with a half-cup bra from the same collection. She threw on her long, wavy brown "Applause" wig, some black leather Alaïa boots, and Tom Ford sunglasses.
Grimes and 2 Chainz wear the same Versace pants to the 2013 VMAs.
Aannnnd we have officially witnessed the first of tonight's extra magical magic moments: Grimes, our Red Carpet Report co-host, chose Versace menswear pants for tonight's ensemble and… so did 2 Chainz. Chainz went head-to-toe
Vehrsayse, doing his classic jiggy man-rapper look, while Grimes tempered her pants with adidas sneakers and a black baby tee. Very Montreal underground promoter doing bday dinner at Nobu. But they were unmistakably wearing the same pants. #2Pantz
Rihanna goes casual for dinner in a Frank 151 t-shirt.
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Rihanna's newest collection from her collab with River Island was just released, and it features a number of very glam, yet sporty pieces, like baseball jerseys, letterman jackets, and mesh dresses. With sports on da mind, it only makes sense that Rih hit NYC last night in a shirt that features the likes of Pat Riley, Vince Lombardi, and George Steinbrenner. The shirt, which Rihanna wore to dine with pal Katy Perry, is by Frank 151 X Hall of Fame Chapter 51, comes in black and white, and is, reasonably, $32. The men on the shirt are described on the Frank 151 site as "reek[ing] of polished gold." Yeah, I'm pretty sure Rihanna also knows a thing or two about polished gold.
It's Rihanna for River Island take 3, y'all! The British brand released a behind-the-scenes video of the shoots for Rihanna's latest campaign which, as the singer describes it, "has a New York street vibe." The first part of the Fall collection isn't landing for another month, but the videos and images that have been released make it clear that Rihanna wants us all in camo-print and leather this fall—sometimes even together. Yep, there's a leather camouflage bustier and matching shorts. We see some shiny drawstring leather pants in both maroon and black—in the shoot Rih pairs the latter with a yellow baseball jersey 'cause she's into #sportz.
Brooklyn (also, WORLD), get ready! Kanye West is performing at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, helping break in Barclays Center for its very first major awards show. Yeezy joins KAWS and Lady Gaga for the history-making 30th VMAs to perform "Black Skinhead," making history of his own by officially tying Madonna as the artist with the most VMA performances—come Sunday, August 25, Yeezus and Madge will be neck-and-neck with seven total. In honor of Ye's momentous return to the VMA stage and long history with the show, we took a look back at his previous performance outfits.
2004: CANDY PINK COLLEGE DROPOUT
Kanye West performs at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards.
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Kanye today is larger than life, but even Kanye circa 2004 had a big VMA debut, performing a medley of chart-toppers from College Dropout—"Jesus Walks," "All Falls Down," and "Through The Wire"— with legendary Chaka Khan. The MC reworked his signature look at the time, a pink polo with the collar popped, for the occasion, opting instead for a striped Pepto Bismol pink button-up, pink satin tie, a black velveteen suit, and a big ol' smile.
Jay Adams (Emile Hirsch), Stacy Peralta (John Robinson) and Rony Alva (Victor Rasuk) in 'Lords of Dogtown.'
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In case you haven't noticed, it's summer outside. Specifically, that so-hot-my-face-is-melting scenario when you're dreaming about running sans swimsuit through an arctic tundra. We've been searching for relief in various ways (ice cubes down tube socks, hand-held fan misters propped up on desks) but can't think of anything better than a box full of popsicles and the ultimate summer movie—Lords of Dogtown. If there's any film that epitomizes "locals only" LA living—from breezy interludes and super cute surfer dudes to seriously gnarly skate style—it's this one. Did we mention it's directed by Catherine Hardwicke (she of Twilight part uno) and stars Emile Hirsch and Heath Ledger? And it's based on the true story of the birth of skateboarding? Nikki Reed dances in moccasins all over it, too. But besides all of that goodness, it's a seriously fantastic film with the sweetest of SoCal style.
The crew hangs out at the Zephyr Skate Shop in 'Lords of Dogtown.'
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Lords of Dogtown arose out of the documentary, Dogtown and Z-Boys, which was directed by former pro-surfer and skateboarder Stacy Peralta. Not only did Peralta write the semi-autobiographical Lords, he put himself in it—albeit the younger version of himself played by John Robinson. The film follows three very different surfers, Peralta and his sometime-pals Jay Adams (Emile Hirsch) and Tony Alva (Victor Rasuk). All from different backgrounds, they skate and surf the aforementioned "Locals Only" area of the Santa Monica Pier during the early 1970s. (And when they say locals, they mean it, lest you get your noggin' bashed in.) Amidst their lazy days spent carousing amongst the palm trees looking ridiculously cute in striped tees, slouchy jeans, and faded Vans, the trio hang out at the Zephyr Skate Shop, which is owned by surf/skate board designer Skip Engblom (Heath Ledger).
Would you wear these Linda Farrow x Walter Van Beirendonck sunglasses?
Photo: Opening Ceremony
Heart-shaped sunglasses, or rather, sunglasses with heart-shaped lenses and frames are by no means ground-breaking. While we're unsure of the precise origins of the style, we know they extend at least as far back as 1962 and Stanley Kubrick's Lolita. The movie's iconic poster features the title character peering over top of a pair of red sweetheart sunnies. Since then, they've been adopted, updated, rendered frameless, over-sized, and even given a shutter shades version, but until now, have never looked quite like this. Instead of each lens being cut into the shape of a heart—creating the illusion of a hearts-for-eyes look—these Linda Farrow x Walter Van Beirendonck specs put two (colored AND mirrored!) lenses together to make one heart. Across your entire face.