Fashion Cheat Sheet

11.19.12

Justin Bieber's Addicted To Drop-Crotch Pants; Anna Wintour's Crush on Ben Stiller

And, brace yourselves: there's more Kardashian fashion on the way.

What’s With The Drop-Crotch? So Justin Bieber has totally bizarre taste in pants. The 18-year-old has shown recent affections towards pants that are cut with a crotch hanging down to his knees and fit as leggings pretty much everywhere else. Three years ago, fashion would have labeled these the new harem pant, but now that moment is over. Bieber’s worn the signature silhouette in red leather, black cotton, grey jersey, and perhaps most offensively, white leather. To emphasize the style’s exaggerated centerfold, he tends to tug at the crotch in performances—let’s just attribute it to his experimental-prone age. [BuzzFeed Shift]

Grace Coddington Reveals Anna Wintour’s Crushes: More excerpts from Grace Coddington’s upcoming memoir were released in exclusive tidbits to the press over the weekend, and not only are they entertaining but they reveal new information about Vogue’s editor in chief, Anna Wintour. On a couture shoot featuring Ben Stiller Coddington writes, “I think it was decided upon, really, because Anna had a crush on Ben. She gets these occasional crushes—Ben, Puff Daddy, Roger Federer.” [Grazia UK]

Christopher Kane and Versus to Part Ways: Following Friday's speculation that Christopher Kane had been appointed as Nicolas Ghesquière’s replacement at Balenciaga, now comes “coincidental” news that Kane is parting ways with his other gig at Versace. Kane will no longer design the house’s lower-priced Versus line—which is sure to free up a lot of time in his schedule. Gian Giacomo, Versace’s CEO, told WWD of the relationship, “evolved naturally and matured, so that this was the right moment and a logical decision for everyone. We started thinking about the new Versus months ago, before the summer.” But did they? On Saturday morning, Kane denied that he was headed to Balenciaga, but this convenient timing is looking pretty fishy. [WWD]

Another Kardashian Fashion Line: Kardashian clan members Kendall and Kylie Jenner are designing a line of clothing for retailer PacSun that will hit stores this February. The line, titled Kendall and Kylie, will sell at the tween-appropriate range of $24.50 to $79.50. [WWD]