Style Scoop: Kanye West Relives his Wedding, Tanya Taylor Did a Happy Dance, Coach Restructures

By  June 20, 2014

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Kanye West is taking in the sights during Men’s Fashion Week in Italy. Fashion house Ermanno Scervino paid tribute to the Sala Bianca with a ‘white Renaissance’ show. Though, the venue was the same locale Valentino staged his all white show, another groundbreaking moment (if we let West tell it) took place at Fort Belvedere: Kimye’s wedding! Cue a rant from the rapper on why his ‘show’ was the best of all time in 3, 2, and 1… [Vogue Italia]

Michelle Obama wore a “sleeveless cocktail dress in Rainbow Scroll print” to the naturalization ceremony on Wednesday. The dress’s designer, Tanya Taylor, found out about the FLOTUS’s fashion choice on Instagram. “This came as a big surprise,” she said. I saw the First Lady for the first time in the dress when she uploaded it to Instagram after yesterday’s ceremony. My team and I were all so incredibly honored and thrilled to see such a strong woman supporting a young designer brand like us. I couldn’t call my parents and husband fast enough to tell them the news and then we all put on celebratory music in the studio and did a little dance. [Fashionista]

Coach is still undergoing changes to restructure the company on a global stage, and in short, attract a more fashion-forward customer. The brand’s latest initiative calls for 70 full-price stores and a revamp of its outlet business. “The overarching objective is to change brand perception from accessible luxury to modern luxury,” said Francine Della Badia, president of North America retail. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Something’s going on between Google and Conde Nast. The two companies announced a partnership with Publicis Groupe, a French ad agency that represents Citigroup and T-Mobile. Together, all three brands will make up La Maison, a marketing group that will be aimed at the luxury market. Interesting… [WSJ]

Victoria Beckham took Throwback Thursday to a new level, sharing the dress that she wore on her first date with her now husband, David Beckham! She captioned the photo, “’Look what I found! The dress I wore on my first date with David!!’ topped off with a plethora of heart emojis. So cute! [Grazia Daily]

Annie Leibovitz is snapping back at Kanye West after the rapper said she backed out of being his wedding photographer at the last minute, leaving West to edit the most-liked Instagram photo for four days during his honeymoon. “She would have loved to have taken their wedding portrait and was disappointed it didn’t happen,” a rep for the photographer said. Turns out, West shouldn’t have opened his trap. “Although Kanye expressed frustration that he was not able to collaborate with Annie Leibovitz at his recent wedding, he is not assigning blame, and is not accusing Annie in any way. Unbeknownst to Kanye, she was never confirmed. Kanye and Annie’s representatives were in negotiations for weeks that were not completed by the time of the wedding,” his rep said. [The Daily Beast]