The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Janelle Monae Dons A Long Weave in Video for ‘Dance Apocalyptic,’ Kendall and Kylie Jenner Star in Rob Kardashian’s Sock Line Campaign, and Kate Moss Artwork Up For Auction at Christie’s

Janelle Monàe  eschews her signature pompadour for-gasp!– a long weave in her new music video for ‘Dance Apocalyptic.’

What do you think of her ‘do? (Janelle Monàe YouTube)

Chanel‘s Pre-Fall campaign video is a supremely creepy way to sell clothes. Directed  by Karl Lagerfeld, ‘Women Only‘ employs ominous music and haunting whispers to create the feeling that something terrible (and scary) is about to happen to a movie theater full of Chanel-clad models. Starring Cara Delevingne, Lindsay Wixon, Edie Campbell, Soo Joo Park, Xiao Wen Ju, and more, if it doesn’t completely confuse you, Lagerfeld’s new flick will, at the very least, give you the strange feeling that somebody is watching. (Vogue and Fashion YouTube)



Kate Moss will be the focus of a Christie’s auction, set to go down September 25th. Curated by art collector, Gert Elfering, the auction will feature a series of collages, photographs, sculptures, paintings, and more of the iconic supermodel. [Kate] is the subject and inspiration for this collection, but the importance of the present works is in her collaboration with the internationally renowned artists who created them,” explained Elfering. Included in the pieces up for grabs are photographs taken by Mario Testino, Bruce WeberAnnie Liebovitz, and Mario Sorrenti, to name a few. The auction will be open for public viewing at Christie’s London location from September 21 to September 24th, for those who don’t have the pounds to spend on expensive artwork. (Vogue UK)


Rob Kardashian has tapped younger sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner to appear in the campaign for his sock and legwear range, Arthur George. What do you think of the shot? (Global Grind)



• Urban Outfitters is expanding their retail options in Manhattan with plans to open a new store at 1333 Broadway (at 35th Street). The store, specifically described as a “lifestyle center” will offer “new features never before seen from the brand,” according to Anthony Malkin, president of Malkin Holdings, the company that supervises the 1333 Broadway building. Although reps for Urban Outfitters would not provide details about the project, WWD confirms that the company has already signed the lease on the 56,730 square-foot space. Hmm… I wonder what the folks at Urban Outfitters have up their sleeve with this one? (WWD)



 • The hats of legendary Italian fashion editor Anna Piaggi are the subject of a new exhibition, due to bow during Milan fashion week. Curated by milliner Stephen Jones, “Hat-Ology” will open September 22nd at the Palazzo Morando. (WWD)


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