Kanye’s Masked Appearance: Pre-Kim Kardashian “baby mama” announcement, Kanye West made a splashy appearance at his Friday night Revel concert, by donning a series of avant garde masks (some, notably, were designed by Margiela). [HuffPo]
Stella McCartney gets an OBE: The Queen of England has included designer Stella McCartney on her New Years Honor List—meaning that she’s been bestowed with an OBE—for designing Team Great Britain’s many Olympic uniforms. This latest honor tops off a landmark winning year for McCartney who was also named Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards. [Vogue UK]
Anna Wintour’s Supermarket Outing: Anna Wintour spent Christmas in Houston, her boyfriend Shelby Bryan’s hometown. And when in a pinch, the Vogue editrix is forced to the thing of plebeians—visit a supermarket. Wintour hit up a supermarket over the holidays to purchase a slew of vitamins … and no food. [Culturemap Houston]
Aerie Taps Girls Costume Designer: American Eagle Outfitters’s lingerie and loungewear line aerie has tapped Jenn Rogien, costume designer of Girls, as their new “style and fit expert.” The two will embark on a six-month partnership in which Rogien will create YouTube tutorials, make in-store appearances, and offer tips to aerie fans. “I love that aerie is about real girls who are wearing fun undies as a part of their everyday wardrobe, to the point where it becomes a must-have accessory. Those intimates have helped me tell the stories of real girls, pretty girls, fun girls,” Rogien told WWD. [WWD]
Azealia Banks Says Fashion is Fickle: Azealia Banks has learned not to place her trust in the fashion world. “I think that too much fashion attention as an artist can actually smother you and it can really really distract from your music,” Banks told HYPETRAK TV, “you can very easily get sucked up by the fashion world…and as soon as someone new comes out, they’ve completely forgotten about you…if you place your faith in the fashion world, you will get let down as an artist.” [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.