The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Speculations Arise Around The Solange Jay Z Elevator Fight, Chanel’s Gas Tank Handbags, and COS Launches US E-Commerce

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• The internet is still trying to make sense of the video footage released yesterday of Solange Knowles attacking Jay Z in the elevator at the Standard Hotel after last week’s Met Gala. What did Jay say to set Solange off? Why was Beyoncé just standing there? These are mysteries on par with “is it chicken or fish?” and “Where’s Waldo?” Well, Page Six has some insight about the goings-on leading up to the big blowup. A source told the rag that Solange was pretty drunk and “belligerent” (happens to the best of us), and was popping off on quite a few people that evening. Solange had too much to drink and was out of it by the time the performances started after the dinner at the Met Ball—she was dancing like a crazy person,” the source dished. Apparently, after all this wild dancing, Solo got into an argument with designer Rachel Roy. When another partygoer tried to hop in to intervene between Solo and Roy (who were Met Gala dates back in 2012!), asking Solange “What’s your problem?”, Beyoncé stepped in to tell the guest, “You don’t get to speak to my sister that way,” before attempting to leave the Boom Boom Room. Then, after all that fuss, Jay Z apparently said something to piss Solange off, and the rest is history. (Us Weekly, Page Six)



H&M-owned brand COS, which is set to open its first U.S. store in SoHo later this year, finally launched that e-commerce site they promised to hold us over until we can visit the brick-and-mortar location once it opens. Hear that whimpering? It’s coming from your wallet. And get your credit cards ready, girls, because you can also get 25% off your order through June 7th with the code HELLOAMERICA. (Racked)



La Perla‘s found itself in a bit of a controversy, after angry customers complained about a mannequin with visible ribs in the label’s New York City SoHo store. La Perla’s now backtracking, profusely apologizing for the figure’s appearance. “The mannequin photographed has been removed from the store and will not be used again by any La Perla boutique,” La Perla said in a statement. “We are in the process of redesigning all La Perla stores with a new concept image and the mannequins that are currently displayed in our US stores will no longer be used. We appreciate and value everyone’s comments, thank you for bringing this to our attention.” (Vogue UK)


Karl Lagerfeld tried it once again for his Chanel Cruise 2015 show in Dubai today, sending quilted gas tank quilted handbags down the runway because THE MIDDLE EAST HAS OIL–GET IT, GUYS? (tFS)