Fashion

06.24.14

Kanye West Teaches Fashion For Community Service; Michelle Obama Wants a Female President

And Giorgio Armani offers style advice to Italian Prime Minister.
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Kanye Teaches Fashion For Community Service: In March, Kanye West cut a plea deal with the court after assaulting a member of the paparazzi, agreeing to 250 hours of community service (as well as 24 months probation). The outspoken rapper, however, will not be working for the Los Angeles sanitation department. Instead, he's been teaching fashion classes at local colleges. With a slew of fashion industry attempts and (failed) design collaborations under his belt, West reportedly has held three seminars at L.A.'s Trade Technical College over the past two months discussing, as one student posted on Instagram, "the business of fashion and his personal experience within the fashion industry." His latest class, which took place Monday, focused on designers and lasted three hours. [TMZ]

Michelle Obama Wants a Female President: In an interview with ABC's Robin Roberts on Monday at the first White House Summit on Working Families, FLOTUS emphasized that the United States needs a female president. "That should happen as soon as possible. And you know, I think this country is ready. This country is ready for anyone who can do the job," Obama said. "And what we have learned is that the person who can do the job doesn't have a particular race or gender or background or socioeconomic status. The person who should do the job is the person who is the most qualified, and I think we have some options, don't we?" Roberts also asked whether FLOTUS herself would consider making the switch to politics, to which she replied she is "pos-it-ive" she will not. [ELLE]

Giorgio Armani Offers Style Advice to Italian Prime Minister: Seventy-nine-year-old fashion designer Giorgio Armani had some harsh fashion criticism for Italy's Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi (who he considers "chubby"), following his Emporio Armani Spring/Summer 2015 runway show. "It doesn't do to play the young man," Armani said, regarding Renzi's choice to wear open-necked shirts. "I would wear a tie." A shirt with a tie has a sexy touch." In terms of his politics, Armani did have some positive words: "From being mayor of Florence he suddenly had to learn to be the prime minister, he's been very good," the designer explained. [The Telegraph]