JT’s New Song Pays Homage to Alexander Wang: Justin Timberlake’s new single “Suit & Tie” was released last night. In addition to the song’s fashion-influenced title, its lyrics behold another sartorially inclined nugget. A rap verse, maestroed by Jay Z, includes a prominent name check to Alexander Wang, officially making Wang’s past six months his best on record. [YouTube]
Rita Ora and Cara Delevingne’s Racy Shoot: New BFF’s Rita Ora and Cara Delevingne have cemented their friendship with a sultry shoot, photographed by Rankin. The pair shares an almost-smooch in a sneak preview that Ora tweeted over the weekend: “No words. From one bad bitch to another. Thank you RANKIN…more comin hehehe.” [Grazia UK]
Swatch Buys Harry Winston: In an unlikely union, Swatch Group Ltd. (yes, Swatch watches) has purchased famed American jeweler Harry Winston. The conglomerate paid $750 million for their new acquisition, with the agreement to pay off up to $250 million of its debt. Swatch’s purchase includes Harry Winston’s Geneva manufacturing hub, and “all the activities related to jewelry and watches,” but does not encompass the firm’s diamond mining operations. [WWD]
Lancôme Teams With Alber Elbaz: Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz is teaming up with Lancôme on a limited-edition range of cosmetics. The line’s contents, launching June 15, are still being shrouded in secrecy but judging from the 25-second teaser video Lancôme released this morning all of its packaging is sure to include Elbaz’s inimitable sketches. [ELLE UK]
Quenzhané Wallis Won’t Wear Long to the Oscars: Up for something cute? Vogue’s André Leon Talley sat down with the world’s youngest Oscar nominee Quenzhané Wallis to talk awards season for a short video on Vogue.com. The animated actress bops to Frank Ocean and Rihanna, acting remarkably coy when Talley inquires into her Oscars dress. However one thing’s for sure—she won’t be wearing a long skirt. “I might step on it and trip on it and I don’t want to humiliate myself,” Wallis reasoned. [Vogue]
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?
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