Style Scoop: Anna Approves of Rihanna, Mango’s Back, Fashion is Rihanna’s Defense Mechanism

By  June 03, 2014

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Last night, the fashion set took over Lincoln Center for the CFDA Awards. In a not so shocking move, Rihanna arrived at Alice Tully hall wearing over 200,000 Swarovski crystals and not much else—take that Instagram! Anna Wintour has given the Josephine Baker-inspired look a nod of approval, so that’s all that matters. [The Cut]

Mango is back! Chris Kattan’s beloved Saturday Night Live character is making the rounds with Alexander Wang. First starring in the designer’s 2014 campaign video for T by Alexander Wang, next, walking the red carpet with Wang at the CFDA Awards. We’re so glad that Mango decided to come out of hiding. The world needs him. [Fashionista]

Speaking of Rihanna, Anna Wintour likes that she pushes boundaries. “The point is to be audacious, even jaw-dropping or button-pushing—and yes, we know she enjoys pushing buttons—while remaining true to yourself,” the editor said when she presented the singer with her Fashion Icon of the Year award. “Fashion has always been my defense mechanism,” Rih noted in her acceptance speech. “Even as a child I remember thinking, ‘She can beat me, but she cannot beat my outfit. And do this day I mean, that is how I think about it. I can compensate for all of my weaknesses with my fashion.” [Fashionista]

Longchamp will open a new flagship on Paris’ Champs-Elysees, located at number 77, not far from the company’s first location. “It is something of a return for us, as for a long time our house and our products were found at the number 84 on the avenue under the name ‘Dominque Cassegrain’ doing the Seventies and Eighties,” said Jean Cassegrain, Longchamp’s CEO. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Break out the crayons! This is one coloring book you won’t be too embarrassed to be seen with as an adult. Mel Elliott’s Color Me Girl Crush lets you lend your artistic talents to famous ladies like Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna, Kate Moss, Kerry Washington and Audrey Hepburn. [InStyle]

Suzy Menkes first column as international Vogue editor is here and she wants to put an end to the nastiness in fashion. If you don’t have something nice to say, ease up on the snark. “I find it dispiriting: not the harping criticism itself but the concept that no one can dare to be different, if he/she wants to avoid the e-worst dressed list,” Menkes wrote. “I am all for fashion diversity, not dictatorship; for rejoicing not carping.” [British Vogue]