Kanye West has been busy completing those 250 hours of community service he was hit with after putting the smackdown on a paparazzo last year. Of course, Kanye’s serving his hours in the most Kanye way possible: Teaching impressionable youth about fashion at Los Angeles Trade-Tech College, the same institution Rick Owens attended.
Kanye’s been finding time in his busy schedule to complete his mandated hours, but we haven’t really seen any photos of Professor West dropping godlike knowledge on these kids — until now. The eagle-eyed folks over at Dazed spied these images of the rapper/designer/deity teaching his class.
From what we can tell, the kids have a presentation due very soon, and they’d better get on it because, well, you don’t want to disappoint Kanye. It’s unclear exactly what topics the kids were discussing, as it seems they were busy taking pictures of their famous teacher. But we’re pretty sure the talk had something to do with being the Steve Jobs of some facet of the fashion industry. It is, after all, the topic the rapper is most qualified to profess on. (more…)
Image: Sandro Miller
John Malkovich has proven that imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery. The actor has linked up with world-renowned portrait photographer and old pal Sandro Miller on a new art project to recreate iconic photographs that inspired Miller’s 30-year career.
The exhibit, entitled “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich,” features 35 images in which Malkovich gives us his best impersonations, from Annie Leibovitz’s snapshot of John Lennon and Yoko Ono to Andy Warhol‘s “Green Marilyn.” His depiction of Pablo Picasso is spot-on, and so is his haunting portrayal of Dorothea Lange‘s “Migrant Mother.” It’s worth a double-take, or three. Then there’s his hilarious transformation as the boyish Jean Paul Gaultier in the painted image by Pierre et Gilles, created in 1990 for the designer’s autobiographical photo novel, À Nous Deux la mode. Brilliant. How has this man not won an Oscar?
“Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich” will run from November 7, 2014 to January 31, 2015 at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago.
In support of their sportsmen partners, our favourite WAGs have taken to the 2014 Brownlow Medal red carpet at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne. As always, the good, the bad, and the ugly were found in the show-stopping gowns for the big night.
Scroll through below to see the best and worst red carpet looks.
Photo: Scott Barbour/Getty
Chris Judd‘s wife, fashion blogger and presenter Rebecca Judd, stunned in a layered J’Aton Couture gown with high-neck detail, presumably worn with her much-loved shapewear underneath.
For some men, fall merely signifies the return of football. But for the more style-conscious fellas, it means a new season of modern and luxurious offerings from Canadian menswear brand Hörst.
Hörst’s aesthetic comes from traditional British menswear. In other words: proper tailoring and unexpected, quirky add-ons. Bold colours and irreverent styling allow men put their own spin on suiting and casual wear, all while avoiding the classic pitfalls of bland, pleated khakis and the dreaded blue, button-down.
The new collection is full of bright plaid shirts, relaxed corduroys and gorgeous cardigan sweaters—ideal for the weekend, while wool trousers, classic check shirts and patterned bow ties take corporate clothes into newer and edgier territory. All of which can be topped off with one of the brand’s stylish and, most importantly, winter-appropriate outerwear offerings.
So fellows, what do you say? Are you ready to shop?
- As part of a promotional ploy, Reebok is getting people to tattoo the brand’s new logo on their bodies. This is real. [Racked]
- So, J. Lo and Iggy Azalea finally released that “Booty” music video. [YouTube]
- The Hollywood Reporter ranks Hollywood’s top 25 red carpet designers. [THR]
- Calvin Klein got the most buzz on social media during New York Fashion Week, thanks in part to Justin Bieber‘s very uncomfortable onstage appearance in the label’s boxers. [WWD]
- People, it’s time to leave Kendall Jenner alone. Now she’s getting bullied by Australian celebrity rag Famous over having cellulite. The headline reads, “You’re Too Fat for Runway.” Not cool, guys. [Fashionista]
- Rebecca Minkoff‘s designing a collection for A Pea in the Pod for all the hot mamas-to-be out there. [WWD]
- Getting snapped by a street style photog at LFW is as simple as looking like enough of an idiot. [Vice]
- Need a new topper for fall? You can buy Pope Francis‘ skullcap, which is up for auction on eBay. Hope you have more than $118,000, though, because that’s the current bid. [NYMag]
- NOOOO: Honey Boo Boo‘s parents Mama June and Sugar Bear have broken up. There is no reason to believe in love anymore. [Page Six]
We love a good fresh face, and there is none so green as Anna Grostina, a model our forum members simply cannot stop fawning over. The 16-year-old Latvian, standing at 5 feet 11 inches, is under Viva Paris, New York Model Management and 2bmodels Management.
Grostina’s just starting out, but she’s already built herself quite a following on social media, which has become a crucial tool for models to gain notoriety. A quick browse-through shows that Grostina, who goes by highhsoul, is actually pretty darn good with an iPhone 5s. From backstage face boards to arresting images of landscapes (homegirl visits lots of beautiful places), it’s clear that Ms. Grostina, now over 207,000 followers strong, is one to watch.
Our forum members, who have been carefully tracking her, were delighted to see Grostina on the runway for J.W.Anderson, Giles and yesterday, Prada. “Good start for her,” la.vie.in.mode wrote. “I see a Lara Mullen appeal.”
She’s garnering quite a following in addition to photos as her Tumblr is full of questions and answers from her fans — she even lends a little love advice to one person claiming to have a “school crush” on a bisexual friend. “See if it goes away, but if it’s not a ‘school crush,’ then you should go for it, otherwise you’re just torturing yourself.” Wise words. Grostina also covers such hot-button fashion topics like the ubiquity of Kendall Jenner, whom she has NOT seen during Milan Fashion Week, though she admits that she would love to meet the reality star turned model. “It would be cool to meet her and see what kind of a person she is in real life,” Grostina wrote.
She’s got the look, the Instagram followers and personality to boot. Could Grostina be the next model obsession? We think so.
Check out more from her and join the Anna Grostina discussion in the forums.