Fashion

02.26.14

Kanye West Is a Modern Michelangelo; Pippa Middleton Jokes About Her Bridesmaid Dress

And J. Crew considers an IPO.

Kanye West Is a Modern Michelangelo: In a not-so-surprising turn of events, Kanye West once again compared himself to someone of great historical importance. During his appearance on Tuesday night’s episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, West paralleled his "repressed" artistic expressions to those of Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel. “I give you paintings, sonic paintings,” the always opinionated rapper told Meyers. “I have synesthesia, I can see sound. So when I do fashion, I want to give you sculptures—it’s like Michelangelo, the church wanted him to paint and he wanted to do sculptures.” While there are rumors that West is re-joining the fashion world, his dedication to a single project has been noted as a bit spotty and unreliable. [Fashionista]

Pippa Jokes About Her Bridesmaid Dress: Speaking at a dinner in London for Women in Advertising and Communications, Pippa Middleton finally addressed the royal wedding day photos that brought her so much attention. She joked that while she was glad that the custom Alexander McQueen dress fit, “in retrospect it fitted a little too well.” The photos, featuring Pippa’s backside, gained her to equal recognition as her royal sister, Kate. “As I have found out, recognition has its upside, its downside and—you may say—its backside.” [LDN Fashion]

Elie Saab Is Launching a Magazine: Set to debut on Monday during Paris Fashion Week, Elie Saab's online publication is the most recent magazine started by a fashion label. The brand told WWD that “the monthly e-mag will feature original editorial content at the intersection of contemporary culture and Elie Saab universe” including fashion and art. [WWD]

J. Crew in Talks for IPO: After a successful brand revamp that has increased profit and sales, J. Crew Group, Inc. is “interviewing banks as it weighs an initial public offering in the U.S. later this year.” The company reported $2.4 billion in annual sales and could snatch a valuation as high as $5 billion. IPOs have become one of the latest trends for major fashion brands ever since Michael Kors went public in 2011—a move that added hundreds of millions of dollars to the company. Since then, Prada, Moncler, and Vince have followed suit, with others considering the leap. [Bloomberg]