and Miley Cyrus's stylist Lisa Katnic defends her style.
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]
Recognized for her extensive pin collection, the former Secretary of State celebrated her new Twitter account with a matching pin.
On Monday morning, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright created a Twitter handle and sent out her first tweet: "First of 3 female SecState's - last to join Twitter. Better late than never!" with an accompanying photo of Albright sporting a pin featuring a small yellow bird and the word "Tweet."
The late Italian fashion editor is the subject of a new exhibition, "Hat-ology," open now in Milan -- which includes highlights from her collection of 800 hats.
Anna Piaggi didn’t just wear hats -- she lived them. This much is evident in Hat-ology: Anna Piaggi and her Hats, an exhibition of around 150 hats on view now in Milan. It’s a greatest-hits of the late, great Italian fashion editor, who died last year.
“She didn’t just wear hats, she lived surrounded by them,” the show’s curator, Stephen Jones, told The Daily Beast during a press preview at Milan’s Palazzo Morando Costume Moda Immagine.
For his spring/ summer 2014 collection, which showed in Milan on Monday, the designer transported show-goers into an underwater kingdom.
If you like elegance, then you have to love Giorgio Armani -- and the Light and Shadows collection the designer sent down the runway on Monday in Milan was no exception.
Looks ranged from refined silvery-gray feminine suits, with an eclectic mix-and-match of patterns and a variety of tops and bottoms (think check trousers and elegant shorts) to dreamy dresses in light-as-a-feather transparent silks.
and Breaking Bad's Walter White's underwear is up for auction.
Miley Cyrus Wears Black Pasties: As Hollywood’s A-listers got classy for the Emmys, Miley Cyrus did just the opposite. For her performance at the iHeart Music Festival in Las Vegas on Saturday, she dressed in an ensemble of major shock value, including black pasties, a white mesh tunic, black and white underwear, and a fur shrug. The look was consistent with the rest of the trippy-themed performance, which included dancing mushrooms, dancers dressed as flowers, and a rainbow. Will Miley’s flamboyant and crazy fashion choices ever cease? [Fashionista]
Naomi Campbell May Get Own Talk Show: Following the success of Naomi Campbell's TV show The Face, a modeling competition series in which she mentors aspiring models, there may now be more in store for Naomi Campbell. Rumors are circulating that Campbell has impressed TV moguls so much, that she may be getting her own talk show. "Naomi is a supermodel first and foremost, but she's becoming much more comfortable on TV now and really finding her voice," a "source" told The Daily Mail. "She's a perfectionist and if she does give TV a go she'd give Oprah a run for her money!" [The Telegraph]
The designer's Spring/Summer 2014 collection featured deconstructed jackets, sexy python pieces, and nods to air force style.
The models, and later the house’s creative director, Massimiliano Giornetti, circled on the oval runway to the beat of a military drum roll at Salvatore Ferragamo's Spring/Summer 2014 show on Sunday evening.
Yet aside from an elegant cream air-force-style jacket and a few utilitarian trench coats, there was little reference otherwise to anything air force or military. Perhaps the inspration was elegant ladies from yesteryear, waiting for their pilots to come home?
The house's spring/ summer 2014 show on Saturday featured its signature mix of prints and knits.
Missoni’s Summer 2014 show took place on Saturday in a vast Milan warehouse. But the show transported show-goers to old Japan, with designs covered in Japanese pop prints, inspired by iconic 18th century ukiyo-e woodcut art (such as Road to Tokaido and Six Views of Mount Fuji.)
The so-called “pop’n’ xotic” collection, designed in bright poppy colors, including turquoise, pinks and purples, continued on to India -- with sari-sarongs mixed with some of the house’s traditional woven knitwear looks. Think a sari in silk crepe paired with a logoed jacquard mesh-knit shirt.
For its Spring/Summer 2014 collection, Dolce & Gabbana channeled Sicilian culture with clothes clad in gold coins and ancient ruins.
Drawing from, once again, one of Dolce & Gabbana's favorite inspirations, Sicilian culture, the brand presented a Spring/Summer 2014 collection that was inspired by Federico Fellini's 1969 film Satyricon, according to the show notes, where "the ancient temples and theatres are transposed into surreal visions."
Set against a backdrop of Almond trees -- a staple of Sicily's natural beauty -- dresses, skirts, and tunic-style tops silk-screened with ancient ruins and columns paraded down the runway, as did pieces printed with gold coins -- that also appeared in the form of gladiator-style belts and dangling earrings -- and blossoming flowers in reds, greens, and pinks.
In Milan on Sunday, Consuelo Castiglioni debuted a collection for Marni that featured bejeweled elements and elegant silhouettes.
Models walked in platform flip-flops, resembling a cross between a Birkenstock (think thick brown straps, which crossed the feet) and the Japanese Geta (shoes with elevated wooden bases) for the Marni Spring Summer 2014 ready-to-wear show on Sunday.
Although summer was in the air, from the visors shaped to curve around the face to the funky footwear, this season’s collection seemed to be designed with a more sophisticated (summer) outing in mind.
In its Spring/Summer 2014 ready-to-wear collection, Bottega Veneta created looks with colors inspired by the Roman palazzo of old.
Bottega Veneta brought to life women from a modern-day – and perhaps also a modernist Roman palazzo – for its spring-summer 2014 ready-to-wear collection, which played with the possibilities of material, volume and proportion for what it called its “feminine modern” designs.
Imagine an update on the toga or a series of looks with an architectural edge, designs that might resemble something the artist Modigliani would have designed for the women in his off-center portraits (which also played with proportion by elongating the form).
Thirty years ago, Vanessa Williams was crowned the first black Miss America. The pageant winner-cum-actress discusses Nina Davuluri’s historic Miss America win, the racism she faced, and more.
A disturbing trend online encourages girls to be so thin they can see a gap between their thighs. Model Robyn Lawley reacts.
The Daily Beast goes backstage at the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, seeing how models like Doutzen Kroes and Lily Aldridge get ready for the runway.