It’s no secret that Lady Gaga’s been having some health problems of late. In February, she cancelled her Born This Way tour, after sustaining a labral tear in her hip. For the past several weeks she’s been recovering from hip surgery and has been seen in all manner of fancy, upscale wheelchairs. Her latest luxe chair is a specially made Louis Vuitton chair that she’s been rolling around in while visiting her boyfriend (and maybe fiance) Taylor Kinney, on the set of his middling TV show, “Chicago Fire.” Seriously, have you seen it? How do these things get made?
In any case, Gaga was in Chicago visiting Kinney for her 27th birthday, which she spent at a fancy Italian restaurant and the Polekatz Gentlemen’s Club. This lady rolls hardcore. As for how much the LV wheels might run, we’re estimating somewhere in the $20,000 to $30,000 range. Just a guess. [Photo: Flame Flynet]
Lindsay looks… hungry. For brains. And Louis Vuitton. Seriously, she is eyeballing the shit out of that briefcase. Her lawyer should know better by now than to leave his fine leather goods within eyeshot. Or maybe it’s a trap? [BuzzFeed]
Fashion loves anything that straddles the very fine line between what is provocative and what is tasteless, and of course that includes romanticizing the blackened underbelly of society. If you don’t believe me, please consider the “heroin chic” phenomenon of the mid-nineties. (Also, consider the unsettling existence of a wikiHow article called “How to be Heroin Chic.”) So I guess fashion was like, “What’s gritty and ‘underground’ that we can glamorize with models and fancy clothes?,” and then they decided that prostitution would be perfect. Louis Vuitton’s latest short film (in collaboration with Katie Grand of Love magazine) features top catwalkers Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell, Saskia de Brauw, Isabeli Fontana, Lily McMenamy, Georgia Jagger, and Magdalena Frackowiak as Parisian reines de la nuit drifting about the city streets in the brand’s romantic, lingerie-inspired Fall ’13 collection. Their path eventually leads to the actual show, where they take to the runway in the same wares. I don’t know what they are trying to say with this vague storyline — clearly they are trying to say something — but the video is pretty, and the music is nice, and hey, prostitutes! It’s not too explicit, but there are a few boobs and butts, so be wary should you work at, like, a church or something. [The Gloss]
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Generally, I’m for taking a measured approach to travelwear, one that Jada Pinkett-Smith obviously doesn’t share. Here she is, decked out in Louis freaking Vuitton, wearing heels-to-there as she and her kids Willow and Jaden depart from LAX. And man, is she totally working it. So much so that the airport custodian behind her is probably like, “who is this royal bitch that just rolled through here?” Indeed. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
Kristen Stewart‘s pained “Twilight” red-carpet expressions usually give me sympathy neurosis, but look at how happy and confident she looks in this Louis Vuitton playsuit! It’s almost (almost) enough to make me rescind my Never Ever Ever Please God No position on rompers, but you know, I don’t think that’ll be necessary because Kristen may very well be the only person who could pull off such a difficult silhouette so beautifully. This is definitely a divisive look, and you’re either going to love it or loathe it. I stand firmly in the former category — I think it might even be my favorite Kristen look ever, and her makeup is to die for. To which I say: nailed it. Are you with me on this one, or do you think playsuits, even Louis Vuitton ones, should stay on the swingset?
Marc Jacobs’ designing is often rife with a pastiche of cultural references from the past. His latest collection for Louis Vuitton is no different, directly pulling from mod ’60s styles. While the collection was pretty, and pretty unsurprising, its display was anything but: Jacobs sent his models down one of four specially painted escalators, which gave the show the appearance of being at a very, very high end mall.
Olympic swimmer/world record breaker/real life superhero Michael Phelps now has another title to add to his impressive resume: Louis Vuitton model. The legendary athlete and alleged retiree is starring in the latest round of Louis Vuitton “Core Values” ad campaigns, shot by Annie Leibovitz. One of the photos shows Phelps reclining in a bathtub, wearing goggles and a Speedo, showing off his amazing body and—wait, is that a fart bubble between his legs? OK, OK, so it’s probably just a weird shadow or the outline of a drain or something, but I kind of wish it was a fart, if only because, as my boyfriend put it, “That would make his facial expression so much funnier.” [Fashionista]
Because, hello! You need a waffle that effectively conveys your class status. Made by LA-based artist Andrew Lewicki, this LV-waffle maker is totally unlicensed and likely to garner Lewicki a lawsuit any second now. Until then, pass the syzzzzzurp! [Incredible Things]
We’ve long been obsessed with the life and art of Yayoi Kusama, the Japanese artist who has obsessively made polka dot art for the last forty years. It seems Louis Vuitton shares our interest — and has released images of its collection inspired by Kusama.
Sadly, the collection is only available in a few choice spots — it pops up in Louis Vuitton’s NYC store starting tomorrow, and can also be found at Printemps flagship in Paris and Selfridges in London.
A second collection of Kusama-inspired pieces, based on her “nerves” work, will be out this fall.
Our favorite look might be the clear polka-dotted raincoats. What about you? [Fashion Indie]