Oy Vey: On Tuesday, Mr. Kanye Kardashian revealed a song for his girlfriend, Kim. It was called – wait for it – “Perfect Bitch.” Her reaction? “I’m honored, I love it… I know he doesn’t mean it in a negative way when he says the word ‘bitch.’” Now, the couple is rumored to be in talks with PPR’s head honcho (and Salma Hayek’s hubby) François Henri Pinault about developing a line of shoes. No word on a price point, but it would be hard to outdo West’s $6k Giuseppe Zanotti collaboration. [Styleite]
The Piaggi Effect: Anna Piaggi, the fashion journalist and stylish eccentric who died yesterday at 81, influenced the last Louis Vuitton show. LOVE editor-in-chief and Marc Jacobs’ stylist Katie Grand tells Grazia. “There was one specific image of Anna from the book Checkered Past that Marc and I referred to,” she says. “What was incredible about Anna's style was how she put things together with complete confidence…She looked stylish but not batty or silly. It was her eccentricity mixed with a couture sensibility that was so inspiring.” [Grazia]
Super Sarah: Sarah Palin stopped by Cass County, MO to endorse Missouri state senate nominee Sarah Steelman wearing a Superman shirt, leading people to speculate if the shirt, not the appearance, was a strategic political move. [Fashionista]
Staging a Comeback: It looks like Betsey Johnson will be making an appearance at New York Fashion Week in spite of her bankruptcy announcement this past April. She’ll be showing a series of dresses for a ‘retrospective show’ to introduce a new line, formed in conjunction with a new financial backer. [The Cut]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's new costume exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, tries to pay homage to the gritty, subversive, late-1970s movement. But has punk-inspired high fashion added to its legacy-or destroyed it?
Makeup for men is on the rise—and it’s no longer a taboo. Alessandra Codinha reports.