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Dolce & Gabbana’s Couture Menswear Comes to the US

Image: Imaxtree

Image: Imaxtree

Dolce & Gabbana has brought haute couture to the fellas with its Alta Sartoria line, allowing men to order fancy-schmancy bespoke suits from the brand’s Milan store. Now, stylish guys living stateside with deep pockets and a penchant for one-of-a-kind pieces can enjoy the same luxury at the Fifth Avenue store in New York City. The service will be available starting in the fall. 

“Globalization has destroyed things like elegance and tradition,” says Stefano Gabbana. “Fashion can make men afraid—but you won’t lose any power because of a baby-blue jacket lining.” Sounds like the duo is trying to bring some of that mood back to fashion — one bespoke brocade jacket at a time.

[via WSJ]

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Watch: Alexa Chung Parties in 3 Cities to Promote AG Jeans Collection

Alexa Chung has been steadily promoting her new collection for AG Jeans in the most fun way possible — with three parties in three different cities. The TV host and style maven hit up one of NEO Bankside’s penthouses in London, the Sheats-Goldstein residence in Los Angeles and a private spot in New York City.

In case you didn’t get an invite, you can still get a glimpse of the action (live music, bubbly, the works) in this Olivia Malone-shot short following Alexa through each dedicated fête, while The StrokesNikolai Fraiture‘s new band Summer Moon’s “With You Tonight (blue room mix)” plays in the background.

Watch Alexa on her three-city tour in the video above.

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Kanye West Thinks $5,000 Sweaters Are Ridiculous

Image: WENN

Image: WENN

It seems there isn’t a day that goes by without Kanye West saying or doing something to garner attention. Today in Yeezy news, the rapper becomes a class equality crusader. 

West hit up Oxford University to address students during a lecture. Besides proclamations that racism is dead and that North West’s toys can only be of the “inspirational” sort (whatever that means to an 18 month old), West did have some great ideas about the fashion world and how it needs to be more egalitarian. The rapper talked about how much he despises class distinctions and how they influence the world of consumerism. In Kanye’s world, it shouldn’t matter if you have $4 dollars or $400,000 dollars – you should have access to quality. “Clothing should be like food. There should never be a $5,000 sweater. You know what should cost $5,000? A car should be $5,000. And you know who should work on the car? The people that work on the $500,000 cars,” he said. “All the best talent in the world needs to work for the people. And I am so f*****g serious about this concept that I will stand in front of anyone and fight for it. Because I was 14 and middle class. I know what it felt like to not get what I have.”

And it seems like Yeezy, who Madonna calls a “beautiful mess,” is following through on his crusade to break class barriers. Before hitting Oxford to make his speech, West paid a visit to the Carnaby Street Adidas Store in London to help hand out free pairs of his Yeezy Boost sneaker. At least he’s working on that ego like he said.

[via Oxford Tab, The Independent]

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Michelle Williams Appears on UK ELLE and We’re Delighted (Forum Buzz)

U.K. ELLE is the latest April issue to drop on our forums and we’re pleasantly surprised to see Michelle Williams grace the cover, making for an interesting subject among the usual set of recycled cover stars. The My Week with Marilyn actress and regular face of Louis Vuitton effortlessly wears the French fashion house’s Spring 2015 collection on the cover. Shot by Kerry Hallihan, Michelle is captured in the studio and exclusively wears Vuitton throughout her feature.

UK Elle April 2015 Michelle Williams


Forum members raced to the thread to see ELLE‘s latest installment and couldn’t wait to voice their praise. “I love Michelle and am thrilled to see her on a cover again!” Handbag Queen raved, getting us off on a high note.

“I love this! I like how they’ve managed to portray her looking cool and fresh instead of that typically pretty girl aesthetic,” added Chanelcouture09.

Also full of enthusiasm was kokobombon: “I think that the color palette makes it very eye-catching. I like the styling and LOVE Michelle.”

Forum member gazebo agreed, “I love everything about it. She looks super fresh and cool.” ELLE has certainly won us over with this one.

MyNameIs shared the same sentiments and echoed, “Love it. Agree with most, this looks cool and fresh. I feel like it’s been a while since we’ve seen her on a cover.”

“Michelle is not one of those girls who always book covers, so I welcome this. I’m really bored with this LV look, but at least it suits her,” Benn98 posted.

Will you be rushing to the newsstands to collect ELLE‘s April issue? Join the discussion here.

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Was Cate Blanchett’s ‘Cinderella’ Premiere Look Totally Boring?

Cate Blanchett

Photo: WENN

She might be playing the evil stepmother in Disney’s upcoming Cinderella remake, but there was nothing sinister or courageous about Cate Blanchett’s outfit for the film’s Hollywood premiere on Sunday, March 1.

The Australian actress kept it really minimal and classic in a custom Céline outfit, with a crew-neck white long-sleeve top tucked into a deep-navy maxi skirt. This simple ensemble would’ve been a total bore without the two-tone pendant necklace, just like her necklace-centric 2015 Oscars look, considering her straight side-parted hair and clean makeup didn’t even try and make a statement.

Despite the simplicity of it all, Cate did charm us with the chic-sophistication which she seems to have down pat. It oozed elegance and all-round classic appeal, just like Cate herself, but we did get kind of sleepy just looking at this.

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Naomi Watts is Sportscraft’s New Ambassador

Last year Sportscraft looked to eight ambassadors to celebrate its 100-year milestone in the industry. For Autumn 2015, however, the Australian lifestyle brand has signed on just one: Naomi Watts.

This is one of the most fitting partnerships we’ve ever seen to date, and the 46-year-old actress thinks so too. “Sportscraft represents all the things that are a part of me: a working woman, a mother, someone who wants to look classic and well put together,” she said in a behind-the-scenes video.

Shot by Carter Smith on a picturesque beach down under, Naomi models a mix of elegant and sophisticated ensembles which the respected retailer is so well known for. Think soft-pink and creamy turtlenecks teamed with beige or crisp-white roll-up pants for a timeless look that suits Naomi perfectly. (more…)

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