Fashion’s mad scientist Hussein Chalayan said in 2007 that we live in increasingly boring times where clothing companies are afraid to take risks. Chalayan is afraid of no such thing. For his Fall 2013 ready-to-wear show, Chalayan debuted quick-change dresses that look like a CGI effect. These aren’t clunky Transformers mutations but elegant blooms. Unlike other established designers (cough, Karl Lagerfeld, cough), Chalayan isn’t creating these frocks for the priveleged but instead wants this technology applied to how all people dress. It’s reminiscent of his incredible spring-summer 2007 show when the designer added his techno touch to show the evolution of fashion over the last century. See the full Fall 2013 show here.
Mark Twain serving masc4masc realness in 1883.
Megan and I went down to Mexico over the holidays, and somewhere between Tijuana and Ensenada, “White Lines” came on …
Andrej Pejic is the cover star on Serbian Elle’s January 2013 cover. Andrej is also a man. The cover marks a first for the magazine. Previously, Elle featured trans model Lea T on its Brazilian cover. The same year, in 2011, Barnes and Noble censored a different magazine cover featuring a bare-chested Pejic.
This must be especially sweet for Andrej, though. The model fled Serbia in 1999 as a refugee to Australia. It was in Melbourne, while working at a McDonald’s at age 17, that he was discovered. Revenge is chic.
“You’re not gonna be ‘no-homo’ and then call yourself pretty and say, “swag swag swag, swag swag, swag swag.” That is a gay black attitude. You cannot tell me it isn’t. GAY MEN INVENTED SWAG.”—Mykki Blanco
Yoko Ono gorgeously covers Katy Perry’s “Firework.” Moving.
One of the most iconic music videos of all time gets the Interweb’s highest honor: the cat treatment. I reached Jonas Åkerlund for comment; he called the YouTube video “Purr-fect!” (I just made that up).
Classic “Rock the Vote” ad from Madonna to celebrate Election Day. Her eyebrows may have changed, but her backup dancers’ outfits are still my fashion inspiration. “Freedom of speech is as good as sex” was almost my high school senior quote.
All that marble looks really cold.
Don’t mess with a snap diva, from Marlon Rigg’s 1989 documentary “Tongues Untied.” Wouldn’t the presidential debates be so much better if the candidates could refute statements with a snap-snap?
I never did marching band, and in fact, never went to a high school football game. Hell, “Hollaback Girl” was my least favorite Gwen Stefani song. But this marching band salute to video-games is incredible. Don’t miss for the segment with the horse around 6:00.
Spin Magazine released a comprehensive list of the 50 Biggest White Girl Rap Moments of All Time, including Uffie’s trendsetting “Pop the Glock” and Madonna’s “American Life” rap (“I do yoga and Pilates, and the room is full of hotties, so I’m checkin’ out the bodies and you know I’m satisfied.”) But they left off one piece of 2001 kitsch.
The highlight of “Ghost World,” a bomb of a movie following two outsider girls (including a not-yet sexy Scarlett Johansson) post-high school, is the graduation rap. You’re welcome.
No more education / It’s time for celebration.
Cause this is the day of our high school graduation
Yeah we stayed for the duration / Achieved matriculation
Now we’re the newest members of the general populaTION!
At least “birth certificate” is no longer a Bingo space. Happy debate watching!
Obama’s got 99 problems, but Mitt ain’t one.
As a child, my family couldn’t quite place my insatiable obsession with Angela Lansbury. I adored the movie “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” (Substitutiary Locomotion! Hello!) and treasured staying home from school to watch “Murder She Wrote.” Angela is a classy diva who doesn’t have any more fucks to give. The living legend, 86, is this season’s cover star of fashion magazine The Gentlewoman, sister publication to Fantastic Man and published by the makers of BUTT Magazine. Here, Angela wears pervy photographer Terry Richardson’s trademark frames. You go, Angela. You go.