The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Kanye West Asks Getty Images to Remove Photos of Him in Givenchy Skirt, Marc Jacobs Postpones Fall 2013 Show, and Naomi Campbell is Not Pleased With the Lack of Diversity in Fashion

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Kanye West is allegedly so embarrassed about having worn a skirt kilt to perform at the Hurricane Sandy 12-12-12 Relief concert, that he’s reportedly asked Getty Images to remove any photos of him rocking the garment Riccardo Tisci worked so hard to make for him. Though it’s not the first time we’ve seen him in such attire, The Sun says Kanye’s feeling a little sheepish about breaking out the schoolgirl staple after catching flack from fellow rappers. MC Lord Jamar (who?) wrote a song mocking poor Yeezy, in a tune titled, “Lift Up Your Skirt”: “He introduced the skinny jeans to the rap scene /Then he wore a f***ing skirt on a video screen /Then he wore it again at a memorial /I can’t pretend that this s**t ain’t deplorable” While I’m positive there are more deplorable things going on in hip-hop, I’m a little disappointed that Kanye would take his words to heart. What do you think? Should Kanye have asked for the pictures to be removed? (Telegraph)


WWD‘s got a first look at the cover for the second issue of Carine Roitfeld‘s highly successful CR Fashion Book. The theme of the issue is easy to identify, with ballet star Sergei Polunin and a high fashion interpretation of a pointe shoe gracing the glossy’s cover. (WWD)


• Due to delivery woes, Marc Jacobs is postponing his Fall 2013 show. Jacobs was scheduled to show on Monday the 11th at 8pm, but thanks to delivery delays, the designer will instead show his latest collection on February 14th at 8pm. Marc Jacobs International president Robert Duffy explained just how much stuff is still missing: “…bags, shoes and two fabrics, “ he said. “Marc and I are extremely sorry for this inconvenience. We just want to have the best show possible and show all the product that our design team has been working on so hard for the last six months. We completely understand if people have to get on a plane to go to London. We’re not expecting people to change those plans or other plans just for us. We are live streaming the show. Still, we recognize the significant inconvenience and are very sorry about the situation.” (WWD)


• Just because she’s received a ton of work though her illustrious career, doesn’t mean Naomi Campbell doesn’t notice the extreme lack of diversity in fashion. In a conference call to promote The Face, the supermodel expressed her disappointment in the whitewashed industry, and how little has changed since she was coming up in fashion. “I like to always stay optimistic and hope. And, you know, I pray each fashion week that I do see loads of young models of color out there,” she said. “And when they do come and say to me, they didn’t want me because of this, it just hurts. Because you feel — I feel that I worked so long in this business. And I hoped that it would make it easier, so I get very disappointed when I hear someone saying, ‘Oh they really don’t want me because, you know.’ It’s just we’re in 2013, it shouldn’t be happening. We have President Obama and Michelle Obama as the first lady, you know, this just shouldn’t be.” (Styleite)


• CBS is cracking down on the dress code at this year’s Grammys, and has sent out a list to all attendees about appropriate attire for the occasion. So, don’t expect to see Rihanna‘s nipples or Ke$ha‘s batty jaw, because such exposure is emphatically banned from the event. CBS is asking guests to “Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered.” The document also states that “Thong type costumes are problematic” as well. They plead: “Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack.” Also: “Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples.” And finally, “Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible ‘puffy’ bare skin exposure.” I think the real tragedy here is that they have to even ask people to cover themselves properly in polite company. What a world! (Telegraph)

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