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  • Exploring Psy's Digital Dandy Appeal In 'Gangnam Style'

    Exploring Psy's Digital Dandy Appeal In 'Gangnam Style' | BLOG ENTRY

    Korean pop star Psy's video for "Gangnam Style" almost seems like a happy accident from another era – maybe 1998 – when arch dance crazes and freak chart hits were a more common experience. In a...

    October 3, 2012 6:05 PM ET
  • Beth Ditto Rocks Milan Fashion Show

    Beth Ditto Rocks Milan Fashion Show | VIDEO

    As she continues to evolve into one of contemporary fashion's key muses, Gossip singer Beth Ditto has developed a special love for maverick Scottish designer Christopher Kane. His prismatic patterns, techno fabrics and daringly modern palettes suit...

    September 24, 2012 5:40 PM ET
  • Kanye West to Skip Paris Fashion Week

    Kanye West to Skip Paris Fashion Week | BLOG ENTRY

    Kanye West will not show his womenswear line, DW, at Paris Fashion Week this season, WWD reports. Karla Otto, the singer-designer's publicity firm, confirmed the news but will not say if this means the...

    September 21, 2012 4:20 PM ET
  • Photographer Richard Corman on His New Madonna Exhibit

    Photographer Richard Corman on His New Madonna Exhibit | BLOG ENTRY

    Iconic photographer Richard Corman remembers the first time he met Madonna.  "[It was] in the summer of 1982 at her apartment on the Lower East Side," he tells Rolling Stone. "Prior to entering the building, I...

    September 21, 2012 2:45 PM ET
  • Q&A: BOY London on Outfitting the Punk Movement

    Q&A: BOY London on Outfitting the Punk Movement | BLOG ENTRY

    For 35 years, the British streetwear brand BOY London's logo has appeared on major music players from both sides of the Atlantic, including Boy George, Madonna, Sid Vicious and Rihanna. Starting auspiciously during the late...

    September 20, 2012 4:35 PM ET
  • Lana Del Rey Invokes Dark Charms in Intimate Speakeasy for H&M Launch

    Lana Del Rey Invokes Dark Charms in Intimate Speakeasy for H&M Launch | BLOG ENTRY

    Those expecting Lana Del Rey to fumble spectacularly in front of a crowd of cynical New Yorkers, be warned: last night the polarizing chanteuse performed an assured (though brief) set at the Wooly, an intimate speakeasy tucked...

    September 20, 2012 12:10 PM ET
  • The Kills' Alison Mosshart Models Eddie Borgo Jewelry

    The Kills' Alison Mosshart Models Eddie Borgo Jewelry | BLOG ENTRY

    Designer Eddie Borgo is a dark horse of American jewelry, the kind that rock stars go to for their latest edgy bauble fix. It's only fitting that one of the queens of modern rock, Kills frontwoman Alison...

    September 19, 2012 5:20 PM ET
  • London Fashion Week: Burberry Prorsum Goes Glam Metal

    London Fashion Week: Burberry Prorsum Goes Glam Metal | BLOG ENTRY

    Designer Christopher Bailey is looking to Burberry's future through the glamour of its past and finding that it is very bright . . . and metallic, too. He ensured that his signature Prorsum collection – the heritage...

    September 19, 2012 12:15 PM ET
  • Lana Del Rey Debuts Lynchian H&M Commercial

    Lana Del Rey Debuts Lynchian H&M Commercial | BLOG ENTRY

    Lana Del Rey's creepy, low-lit ad for H&M hit the web this weekend and, naturally, everyone has been quick to point out its "Lynchian" qualities. The short clip's noir, discomfiting mood – and likeness to the filmmaker...

    September 17, 2012 6:10 PM ET
  • London Fashion Week: Philip Treacy's Comeback Honors Michael Jackson, Stars Lady Gaga

    London Fashion Week: Philip Treacy's Comeback Honors Michael Jackson, Stars Lady Gaga | BLOG ENTRY

    Philip Treacy, the Mad Hatter of British style, made a huge splash at London Fashion Week on Sunday with a Michael Jackson-themed show that even featured Lady Gaga on its catwalk. The headwear designer's Spring 2013...

    September 17, 2012 4:15 PM ET
  • Lady Gaga Gets Wild at 'Fame' Masquerade Ball in New York

    Lady Gaga Gets Wild at 'Fame' Masquerade Ball in New York | BLOG ENTRY

    The invitations requested "masquerade" attire, so attendees of Lady Gaga's Fame fragrance launch stormed the Guggenheim Museum in a splendorous parade of Eyes Wide Shut-worthy looks last night. Gaga is probably the only modern pop star who...

    September 14, 2012 11:15 AM ET
  • Fashion Week: Anna Sui's Steampunk Stamp

    Fashion Week: Anna Sui's Steampunk Stamp | BLOG ENTRY

    It's almost too perfect that Anna Sui's regally chaotic Spring 2013 runway show preceded this morning's announcement of next year's punk-and-couture extravaganza curated by the Met Costume Institute. One of New York fashion's veteran rocker chicks,...

    September 13, 2012 4:40 PM ET
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art Plans 2013 Exhibit 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture'

    Metropolitan Museum of Art Plans 2013 Exhibit 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' | BLOG ENTRY

    From bondage vests and statement zippers at Mandy Coon to deconstructed tartan looks at Thom Browne, the Spring 2013 runways continue to include punk-inspired aesthetics, lending elegance an underbelly of edge. For musical fashion...

    September 13, 2012 2:40 PM ET
  • Fashion Week: Betsey Johnson Celebrates Her Super Sweet 70th With Cyndi Lauper

    Fashion Week: Betsey Johnson Celebrates Her Super Sweet 70th With Cyndi Lauper | BLOG ENTRY

    Betsey Johnson has always designed for girls who just want to have fun, so who else but Cyndi Lauper would she choose to light up her 70th birthday bash? The three-hour romp at Midtown's Espace was...

    September 12, 2012 2:55 PM ET
  • Fashion Week: Mod Madness at Marc Jacobs

    Fashion Week: Mod Madness at Marc Jacobs | BLOG ENTRY

    Back in February, when Rolling Stone met fashionable R&B newcomer Phlo Finister, she said her chosen aesthetic was an updated homage to the "Youthquaker" movement, the British mod look of the Sixties favored by bright young...

    September 11, 2012 5:15 PM ET
  • Fashion Week: Die Antwoord and Busta Rhymes Rule Alexander Wang's Rave

    Fashion Week: Die Antwoord and Busta Rhymes Rule Alexander Wang's Rave | BLOG ENTRY

    As thunderclaps erupted over New York's Hudson River on Saturday evening, the lights at Alexander Wang's Spring 2013 show switched off and the runway was plunged into darkness. Suddenly, in a dramatic revelation, the ...

    September 10, 2012 3:40 PM ET
  • Exclusive Interview: Supermodel Hosts Usher In New Generation of 'House of Style'

    Exclusive Interview: Supermodel Hosts Usher In New Generation of 'House of Style' | BLOG ENTRY

    For a generation of pre-Internet fashion and music enthusiasts, MTV's House of Style was a televised mecca, an exciting weekly portal into the world of supermodels, runway fashion and rock stars in an era where all those...

    September 10, 2012 11:00 AM ET
  • Q&A: Azealia Banks on Why the C-Word Is 'Feminine'

    Q&A: Azealia Banks on Why the C-Word Is 'Feminine' | BLOG ENTRY

    There is no shortage of reasons to respect Azealia Banks. She is arguably the most agile female singer-rapper since Missy Elliott, one who creates wonderfully advanced but accessible anthems with offbeat electronic producers like Lunice,...

    September 10, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • Of MIDIs and Miike Snow: Mandy Coon Spring 2013 Preview

    Of MIDIs and Miike Snow: Mandy Coon Spring 2013 Preview | BLOG ENTRY

    In her three years of presenting at New York Fashion Week, DJ-turned-designer Mandy Coon has perfected the after-midnight uniform. Though most admired for her sinuous body-conscious silhouettes and the sense of inky, severe geometry that permeates her...

    September 9, 2012 3:18 PM ET
  • Fashion's Night Out Highlights 2012

    Fashion's Night Out Highlights 2012 | BLOG ENTRY

    Last night, dozens of artists performed, DJed, or made cameos at retailers all over New York City, on the metropolis's biggest commercial fest of the year, Fashion's Night Out. Azealia Banks made Soho's MAC store come alive...

    September 7, 2012 3:59 PM ET
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