Kanye West Disses Saint Laurent's Hedi Slimane; Victoria's Secret's Creative Director Calls Casting "Terrifying"
Kanye West Disses Saint Laurent's Hedi Slimane: In an hour-long radio interview with the BBC's Zane Lowe, Kanye West confirmed his song "I am a God," from his latest album Yeezus, was written about Saint Laurent's creative director Hedi Slimane. West told the radio show host he wrote the song after Slimane said he could only attend the Saint Laurent show if he didn't attend any others. He continued, saying another song on the album, "Black Skinhead," was also the result of a Slimane diss. [Fashionista]
Victoria's Secret's Creative Director Calls Casting "Terrifying": Victoria's Secret creative director Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou spoke to Vogue UK regarding the "terrifying" casting process models must go through to be cast in the brand's annual show. "It's really like being an Olympian - they have to be in peak condition," said Neophitou-Apostolou, referring to the women needing to be "ready to perform." Even contract-bound angels, including Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Karlie Kloss, must submit themselves for a "pre-inspection." The girls are first selected by casting director John Pfeiffer, and then must walk in front of the entire VS panel before they are officially cast in the show. [Vogue UK]
Miley Cyrus's Stylist Lisa Katnic Defends Her Style: Lisa Katnic, the woman responsible for Miley's wild outfits from her MTV VMA performance, defended herself after accusations that the performance exploited "ratchet" culture. Katnic, who also assisted in styling Robin Thicke's music video for "Blurred Lines," said that when she designed the teddy bears and sparkling cheerleader outfits, she did not have "ratchet" in mind as inspiration, which loosely refers to "an adjective to describe a woman who is only after a man’s money" according to New York Magazine. [The Cut]
Versace Seeks Minority Shareholder: Versace, currently owned soley by the brand's family, including Donatella, her brother Santo, and her daughter Allegra Beck, is looking for a minority shareholder. Although no decisions will be made before the negotiations in October, Versace CEO Gian Giacomo Ferraris has already stated, according to WWD, that the Versace family does not wish to give up controlling equity and wishes to keep at least a 50 percent sharehold. “This is about a partner putting money into the company, not about Versace selling shares,” one industry source said. [WWD]