Streaker Crashes Dolce & Gabbana Runway; Kanye West's "I Am God" Song Inspired By Fashion Show Invitation
and the search for the missing Missoni aircraft continues.
Streaker Walks Dolce and Gabbana Runway: Dolce & Gabbana has been through a lot lately. Just last week, its head designers were found guilty of tax evasion and were sentenced to jail time. So the last thing the brand needed was a streaker at its menswear fashion show, which was staged in Milan over the weekend. It's unclear whether the streaker, who was wearing nothing but a pair of red sneakers and yelled incomprehensibly as he ran down the catwalk after the final bow, had anything to say about the court case before he was tackled by security. [Daily Mail]
W Magazine Profiles Kanye West: In W magazine's interview with Kanye West, the rapper reveals his motives behind the song "I Am a God," stating that he wrote it after receiving an unnerving fashion show invitation last fall. The invite stipulated that if he were to attend the unnamed designer's show, he could not attend anyone else's. Of course, "Nobody can tell [Kanye] where he can and can't [go]," He continues: "Man, I'm the number-one living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix. You can't say that you love music and then say that Kanye West can't come to your show." [W]
Search For Missoni's Aircraft Continues: A search for Vittorio Missoni's aircraft, which disappeared in January, will begin again after last week's discovery of a plane that went missing in the same area in 2008. The search will be carried out by Sea Scout, an oceanographic search ship. Last week's aircraft discovery bears an eerie resemblence to the Missoni tragedy: it carried the same number of passengers as Missoni's plane (12) and went off the radar on the same exact date, just five years prior. [WWD]
Non-Profit in Africa Uses 'Avon Ladies' Model: It's been a while since the 'Avon Ladies,' went door-to-door across rural America selling beauty products, but their influence has made it across the Atlantic to Africa, where Chuck Slaughter, the founder of a nonprofit called Living Goods, has copied their business model. Living Goods seeks to undercut the counterfeit prescription drug market in Uganda by delivering safe goods directly to people's homes. Slaughter says that the 'Avon Ladies' work in rural America is surprisingly similar to the developing world today: "You had women who needed a source of income, but there was no employment economy and you had these very tight social connections," he said. [NBC]