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July 25 2014

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Monster’s Ball Gowns, Blue Steel Returns, And More…

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Exactly as you’d expect, the dress code for the Monster’s Ball—also known as Lady Gaga’s new tour—is anything but black tie. Giorgio Armani and Miuccia Prada are two of the names who’ve created onstage gowns for La Gaga in her usually understated style. Prada’s, which has already been seen onstage in Ireland, is made of ciré, a plasticized jersey; Armani’s looks include a round-shouldered, sequined bodysuit with matching sunglasses (pictured). Of course. [FWD]

Two words: Zoolander 2. (Well, a word and a numeral, technically.) Ben Stiller to star, Jonah Hill to co-star, Justin Theroux to write/direct. Now we’re wondering: Were all those Fall 2010 shows Theroux hit in New York for research? [Racked]

Kim Kardashian defends her line with Bebe against accusations that she copied Fendi looks, saying, “The clothes you see in the chain stores at your mall are all inspired by designer, runway fashion!!! What stores like Bebe do is take runway fashion and use it as inspiration to create pieces that are wearable and accessible for everyone.” So, in other words, yeah, she copied all those Fendi looks. [StyleList]

In sad news, Alexander McQueen is laid to rest in London today at a private ceremony. [WWD]

And the wardrobe of his friend Daphne Guinness, is headed to FIT for an exhibition in 2011. If her current preoccupations hold, it should be 80 percent veils by then. [WWD]

Get ready to take a lunch break. Prada live-streams from Milan at 1 p.m. EST. [Prada]

Photo: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani

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  1. NotMod says:

    About those veils…

    I can understand why a great many would want to walk into this woman’s closet, a very legitimate reason for having the whole thing on display. However, even if the whole world would want to try on her clothes, it still doesn’t feel right to put HER on display as an author of something. We’re all curators of our closets and lives. At some point, some manage to do more then picking things up and some of these get credit or a following or both. What’s the point of mixing things up?

    Having ‘The taste of Daphne’ curated at the FIT sounds allot like Louvre trying to turn the taste of Marie Antoinette into a ‘style’, a few years back. In the end, it remained a taste, if I am not mistaking. And the perfume sold well.

    Perhaps the story of that perfume contains a lesson all by itself: it sold well to unexpected people at an unexpected price – since having become less unexpected – but, in the end, the author of the ‘Sillage de la Reine’ is still better known for his own taste in perfumery. O course, Marie wasn’t round to take credit, but… If FIT does scent the expo, we’d have a best test of what that might have mattered for, if anything.

    True enough, the Japanese have this art of selecting rocks [Suiseki] and the idea that picking something up for unusual reasons is also art – no physical intervention required beyond ‘framing’ [in the Econ. definition] – is not foreign to the modern arts of the west as well. In fact, put this bit of work in THAT context and take a deep breath. It’s either an ‘Oh’ or an ‘Ahhhh’ – take your pick while you still can. This is mine, you’ve just read.

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