• The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Kanye West Takes Directions from No Designer, Streaker Crashes Dolce & Gabbana Men’s Show, and Narciso Rodriguez Got Married This Weekend

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    • Folks should know by now that Kanye West is a man determined to exact his own will. He’s given us fair warning on several occasions– I mean, the guy has a song called “Can’t Tell Me Nothin’,” for goodness sakes! In an upcoming interview with W magazine, the rapper recalls a fashion show to which he was invited last fall on the condition that he would not attend any other shows. An indignant West tells the glossy: “Yo! Nobody can tell me where I can and can’t go. Man, I’m the number-one living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix. You can’t say that you love music and then say that Kanye West can’t come to your show.” Of course, West never gave us the name of the designer who affronted him, but my guess is that it was Saint Laurent‘s Hedi Slimane. We know that Slimane is a big fan of music, evidenced by his rockstar-themed campaign for the label, and he managed to ruffle quite a few feathers at his debut for Saint Laurent when he seated top editors and journalists in standing room, giving first and second row seats to his personal friends. Bombers and Bombshells, any guesses to who the offending designer might be? (WWD)



    Rachel Zoe is making a foray into the gaming world, partnering with social gaming company Crowdstar on a new app, COVET. The game allows players to dress up an avatar in in-season duds from the likes of Rebecca Minkoff, Yigal Azrouël, Mara Hoffman, Rachel Zoe (natch,) and more. You can acquire pieces for your avatar with virtual cash. Once you’ve outfitted your fashionista in fly threads, you can share your look, and even purchase some of the items — real clothes, that is, not digitally-rendered ones. The app will also have daily styling challenges, in which users create outfits to a theme du jour, like a “beachside stroll” or “black and white ball.” The game is expected to launch in early July, and will be available for Apple products only. (WWD)



    • Guests at Dolce & Gabbana‘s men’s runway event got an eyeful this weekend when a streaker, clad in nary but a pair of red running shoes, ran down the entire catwalk and back, before being whisked off by security. (Fashionista)



    Narciso Rodriguez married his longtime partner, ad executive Thomas Tolan at the Gramercy Park Hotel this weekend. With Jessica Alba in tow, the two tied the knot, and (fortunately for us) could not escape Alba’s iPhone. The actress tweeted snaps from the happy event. Congratulations to the newlyweds! (People)



    • Venezuelan authorities are amping up the search for Vittorio Missoni‘s missing aircraft, which disappeared on January 4th. Rescuers are planning to use Sea Scout, a ship designed to search in deep waters. (WWD)