The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Louis Vuitton Collections to Be ‘Inspired by Africa’, Vera Wang for David’s Bridal, and Azzedine Alaia Isn’t a Karl Lagerfeld Fan

Kim Jones, Men’s style director at Louis Vuitton says he is dedicated to embracing African culture through his designs. In other words, expect more “tribal” prints and photos of white ladies on safari from Louis Vuitton. Because Africa is just an exotic wilderness of a monolith, after all. (NY Times)

• Looking for a dresses your bridesmaids will actually want to wear? Vera Wang‘s collection of bridesmaid’s dresses has arrived at David’s Bridal, and they are very cute and not to mention, affordable. (The Cut)

• Designer Azzedine Alaïa is not afraid of some real talk. In an interview with Virgine magazine, he voiced some strong opinons on friend of black models Karl Lagerfeld.”I don’t like his fashion, his spirit, his attitude. It’s too much caricature. Karl Lagerfeld never touched a pair of scissors in his life. That doesn’t mean that he’s not great, but he’s part of another system.” Let ’em know, Azzedine! (Virgine)

• The American Medical Association wants to push for a nationwide restriction on the excessive use of photoshop in advertising. Wha-what? How will we ever survive without beauty campaigns picturing women with unattainable physical features? (Jezebel)

Dolce & Gabbana, Prada menswear spring 2012

Giorgio Armani is not a fan of Prada or Dolce and Gabbana. He said the menswear looks they presented this week in Milan are “clownish styles that men don’t wear.” Aww, is Giorgio just upset because looks from both houses made more covers this season than any from his collection? (WWD)

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