The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Kanye West Still Pressing For Kim Kardashian Vogue Cover, J.Crew Says They’re Not Dropping Prices After All, and Barneys’s Campaign to Feature Transgendered Men and Women

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Attend The Kardashian Christmas Bash

• Kanye West is hard at work campaigning for a Vogue cover for his boo Kim Kardashian. The rapper allegedly met with Anna Wintour again, demanding an explanation as to why she saw it fit to put Girls‘s Lena Dunham on the February issue, while Kim has yet to be given her moment in the sun. According to a source, Kanye says that Kim is  “just as talented as Lena, if not more so.” They gave no information as to what Kim’s superior talents actually are, but I’m sure appearing on a reality show and “designing” affordable clothing with your sisters is far more challenging than writing, directing, and starring in your own award-winning television series. This source also says that Wintour is thinking about getting Kim on a foreign iteration of the Fashion Bible, but isn’t too keen on the idea of her gracing the American version.  Hmm. I wish Kerry Washington had someone this hell-bent on getting her a Vogue cover! Nnamdi, it’s time to step up! (Radar)

J.Crew January Style Guide

• Yesterday, we reported that J.Crew boss Mickey Drexler was planning on lowering the steep price points the store has become known for. Drexler promised “friendlier” (which we, and… everyone else assumed meant lower) prices coming this spring, but J.Crew has come out today to clarify the CEO’s words: “We are simply maintaining a balance of pricing across the board and better communicating to our customers what we have and why it is worth the price it is,” Womp. “Emphasis for us is always on the quality and design at best possible price.” So, they’re instead going to try to convince us that paying $112 for a cotton popover with a couple plastic jewels sewed on the collar is totally reasonable because… it’s from J.Crew? Color me disappointed! (Vogue UK)


Karlie Kloss Show Package FW 14

• We’re likely to see Karlie Kloss grace a runway or two in a few days at New York Fashion Week, but don’t expect her to appear in any ‘ol show. IMG’s show package came out just Tuesday, and while Kloss did make their roster this season, she’s noted as only being available “by special arrangement.” I’m not 100% sure what that means, I’m guessing we won’t be seeing that much of Ms. Kloss on the runway, and when we do, it will likely be in shows for her designer BFF’s. So maybe Michael Kors? Kloss told Vanity Fair that she’s been excluded from shows before because the designers said she was “too famous” and her celebrity would take attention away from the clothes. Perhaps this is the case here. Either way, I’m curious to see who she does walk for. (Fashionista)



barneys brothers and sisters spring 2014 campaign

Barneys New York’s spring campaign will feature 17 transgendered men and women, all photographed in black and white by Bruce Weber. The ads will appear in a portfolio style, as opposed to the usual mailer the retailer sends out. Titled “Brothers, Sisters, Sons, and Daughters” the campaign also tells the stories of each subject, penned by Vanity Fair contributing editor Patricia Bosworth. Barneys creative director Dennis Freedman explained  his decision to use trans models for this campaign: “…such extraordinary progress has been made in the last few years for the lesbian, gay and bisexual community, but it’s striking how the transgender community has been left behind. It’s disturbing and upsetting to see that.” (WWD)



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