43 posts tagged "Jay-Z"
Finally, Queen Bey and Jay Z fans can get the best of both worlds. The chart-topping couple has confirmed via Beyoncé’s official website that they will go on tour together this summer. The On the Run tour will take place exclusively in the U.S., kicking off in Atlanta on June 15 and ending in San Francisco on August 5. New York-based superfans can catch the tour at MetLife stadium in New Jersey on July 11, but we’re crossing our fingers that more stops are announced along the way (like Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Jay Z’s hometown). Regardless, be prepared to wait in line. This is sure to be one of the summer’s hottest tickets—and not just because of Bey’s signature knockout wardrobe.
Despite the seemingly endless controversy surrounding Jay Z’s collection for Barneys, news broke this week that the pricey range, which includes black and gold clothes and accessories created in collaboration with houses like Lanvin and Balmain, raised a whopping $1 million for charity. Who knew that Big Pimpin’ and altruism could make such lovely bedfellows?
There’s another rapper falling into fashion’s favor. Today, WWD reports, Alexander Wang has teamed up with Dr. Dre to turn out a pair of limited-edition black and gold Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. It’s been a rap-filled year for fashion, what with Kanye West’s A.P.C. collab, A$AP Rocky’s cameo on the Hood by Air runway, and Jay Z’s Picasso Baby shoot, but for Wang, it would seem, it’s all about the D.R.E.
Mario Testino has photographed everyone from Joan Smalls and Gisele Bündchen to Jay Z and Jennifer Lawrence—plus, he’s lensed countless covers and editorials, for everyone (and we mean everyone) from V Magazine to Vanity Fair. The legendary Peruvian photographer was not, however, on Instagram—until now, that is. We well know that if there’s any place to leak behind-the-scenes footage, it’s on the Internet. And with his esteemed roster of collaborators, who knows what filtered finds Testino’s account might bring. Needless to say, he deserves a “Follow.”
Artist collaborations are a dime a dozen in fashion, but transgressive photographer Andres Serrano (if you’re not familiar with his controversial works like Piss Christ, perhaps you recognize him from Jay-Z’s Picasso Baby music video) was one of the last creatives we’d expect to see popping up in the mainstream market. So we were shocked to see Serrano team up with Altamont Apparel on a new range of T-shirts featuring some of his envelope-pushing images, including Piss Christ, Black Baby Jesus, America, and The Morgue. The coolest part is the accompanying video, which delves into Serrano’s methodology. “Sometimes art that is not completely understood is the best art of all, because it has a dynamic and push and pull,” he says in the short. “I like to find beauty in the most unexpected places.”