Kanye Uses Naked Woman To Sell Luxury Louis Vuitton Sneakers

  • What appears to be Kanye West‘s campaign for his Louis Vuitton sneakers has leaked. Amber Rose, the woman he squired around fashion week, is featured, along with a truly hideous crocodile bomber jacket. [Nah Right]
  • George F. Will: hates jeans, or as he likes to call them, “the demon denim.” “Denim,” he says, “is the carefully calculated costume of people eager to communicate indifference to appearances.” Then the columnist writes that the only acceptable jeans are “authentic work clothes for horny-handed sons of toil and the soil.” He he he he horny. [WaPo]
  • The New York Times is ending its weekly fashion spreads — which were always, to my eye, surprisingly good — its Sunday magazine. Ad pages are down 41% on last year, and the Times is going to concentrate its fashion coverage in the execrable T, as well as the Styles section. [WWD]
  • Heidi Klum confirmed the seventh season of Project Runway (applications are due April 24, guys!) will be filmed in New York, not L.A. [E! Online]
  • Prada is nearing the completion of some kind of an epic building in Seoul. Designed by BFF starchitect, Rem Koolhaas (who did this season’s lookbook), and called the Transformer, the building’s components will rotate and re-align to transform the structure completely. It’ll be flexible enough to host film festivals and exhibits of all kinds. The building will be contained by a thin, elastic white membrane. [WWD]
  • At least Karl Lagerfeld is honest about modeling. “[I]n fact there is no advice, because all circumstances are very different. It depends on what you are ready to give, the kind of life you bring, what may be exciting or disappointing … You can’t accuse anyone of not doing enough to help you, because, besides yourself, there’s nothing anyone can do. You have to be given what’s needed by nature, and what’s needed is to bring something new. But it’s the most … (hits hand on table) unjust … (hits hand on table) thing in the world.” [Fashionologie]
  • Jewelry designer Anna Sheffield is the next in line for the Target: GO International diffusion line program. And Macy’s will sell a cheaper capsule collection from Rachel Roy, under the label Rachel Rachel Roy, starting this August. [Fabsugar]
  • Vivienne Westwood is now making pillows. Naturally, they’re awesome but perhaps a little extreme — which is Westwood’s aesthetic to a T. [FWD]
  • Could Jennifer Connelly be making a return as the face of Balenciaga this fall? [The Cut]
  • Cynthia Rowley turned up on the cover of an auction catalog with her guitarist husband. They like to collect contemporary art to decorate their West Village townhome. [WWD]
  • Stefano Pilati, the creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, now has a floral sleeve tattoo. [Purple Diary]
  • Coco Rocha says the weirdest thing about hosting that E! Canada documentary on New York Fashion Week was having to actually interview people. “For me to run up to people who have like, eight bodyguards was not my scene,” said the model, who recently died her hair red at the request of Steven Meisel. “I don’t like to get into people’s personal space, I don’t believe in it, so I was like, whoa!” [The Cut]
  • WWD has a fascinating look at the process of clothing restoration. The case study: the work of Madeleine Vionnet. [WWD]
  • There is now a thing called ModelFeed, which functions like a group blog, for models. So if you ever wanted to know how Myf Shepard feels about contemporary art, now’s your time. [ModelFeed]
  • Do you want to watch Rick Owens — a designer who bears some resemblance to Professor Snape — grinning maniacally for Nick Knight while Richard Strauss’ Salomé plays in the background? The answer is yes. (Moreover, Owens takes his shirt off suddenly, and lets his trademark black sweater blow in the studio fan. It’s dramatic.) [ShowSTUDIO]
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