The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Guess Who’s Taking Azealia Banks to The Met Ball, Tracy Reese Collaborates with Anthropologie, and Rihanna’s Video for ‘Where Have You Been’

• For those of you constantly searching for Azealia Banks‘ releveance re: anything, here’s a bit of news. The ‘212’ rapper announced via twitter that Alexander Wang has asked her to fashion’s prom night: this year’s Met Gala. Wang will custom design a dress and a pair of shoes for Banks. (Azealia Banks Twitter)

• Designer Tracy Resse has teamed up with Anthropologie for their “Made in Kind” capsule collection. The seven-piece range features some seriously springy frocks in the flirty, ultrafeminine silhouettes Reese is famous for. Prices range from $248 to $348. You can shop the collection now at Anthropologie. (Glamazons)


• It seems the layoffs over at Betsey Johnson were happening well before the news even broke via WWD friday. Thursday, Betsey’s entire design team was sent off with a celebration of champagne and, of course, cupcakes. Six weeks ago, several freelancers as well as full-time employees were let go. (ELLE)


• Baby gift e-tailer has written an open letter to Posh Spice’s youngest, Harper Beckham, begging the nine-month-old to use her still-developing faculties, and sign on as a child model for the brand. Emily Standford, an employee of My1stYears, writes, “From what we have seen of you since your first public appearance less than a year ago, we know you have implacable style and taste. You were therefore the immediate first choice for our campaign. Due to child labour laws we cannot negotiate a contract or salary directly with you, that is why your Mummy and Daddy have been copied in on this letter. We are happy to speak with them about your fee; however, we are prepared to pay you a significant amount to be the face of our new range.” (Telegraph)

• Finally, after a slew of photo and video teasers, Rihanna has released her music video for “Where Have You Been,” and her dancing ain’t half bad. Nor is that Emilio Pucci beaded body suit she’s wiping the floor with. (Rihanna VEVO)



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