Style Scoop: Rihanna Readies Second River Island Run, Keira Knightley Becomes Coco Chanel, Buy Met Gala Looks from Moda Operandi

By  April 29, 2013

Diamonds World Tour star Rihanna will have a lot more to “Pour It Up” to this fall when her second collection for River Island is released. The “Stay” chanteuse teased new work at the U.K. label on Instagram with one of her go-to designers, Adam Selman. “No really, we took it there,“ she said. “Like its not fair that you could get this kinda s— at #RIHverIsland.” [Glamour]

News broke in March about Anna Karenina star Keira Knightley taking on the role of Coco Chanel to mark the 100th year anniversary of the house. Now, we’ve got our first look at Knightley as Coco for the Karl Lagerfeld-helmed project. As for his directorial style, Lagerfeld encouraged Knightley and her co-stars to “do it your way, huh.” (Oh, Karl!). Once Upon A Time will premiere on May 7th before Chanel unveils its cruise collection. [Grazia Daily]

Speaking of Lagerfeld, we can finally put an age on the mysterious, white-haired wonder. According to the sartorial kaiser himself, he’s 77 years young; but, this is the same fashion fairy godfather who “turned” 70 in 2008 and 79 four years later in 2012. We guess we’ll probably never know for sure. [Huffington Post]

Moda Operandi isn’t just bringing punk culture to the Met for an anticipated summer exhibition. The designer dotcom is also making looks from the Metropolitan Musem of Art Costume Institute Gala shoppable a day after the fashion fête. Rodarte, Nina Ricci, and Anthony Vacarello are just a few of the labels whose Met Gala designs you can purchase on MO starting May 7th. So make sure you stream in and have your wishlist ready. [L.A. Times]

Michelle Obama isn’t the only leading lady to turn up in Monique Lhuillier this weekend. While the First Lady opted for a regal black gown from the L.A.-based label, the poppy Katy Perry donned one of its bluer looks to promote The Smurfs 2 in Mexico. Perry, who will be voicing Smurfette in the animated sequel, paired her blue hue with silver Giuseppe Zanotti heels. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Grownups aren’t the only ones who can get away with Dr. Martens. The grungy label released its kids collection with 20 varieties ranging from $50-$85 for all the pint-sized punk pros of the world. [Dr. Martens]

It’s fascinating to think that the same man who adorns models in spiked-out ski masks and clergy-inspired headpieces is versatile enough to still dress a rather conservative first lady. Perhaps, that is what landed Thom Browne the Visionary Award at the Pratt Institute’s annual senior fashion show. “It’s overwhelming,” Browne said of the accolade. “When you get to do what you do, and have an important institution, with such a strong reputation in the world of design, recognize it…it’s humbling.” [Style]

Nicholas Kirkwood can do no wrong. That’s not opinion, it’s fact. And if you don’t believe, just check out the 70-plus shoe looks the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund victor has strapped up for fall. [Racked]

There’s nothing wrong with a bit of friendly debate. Thanks to Condé Nast College, the power is now at your fingertips—if you can keep it to 140 characters or less. Students in the program will lead a Twitter debate every Monday morning using the #CNCollege hashtag. Today, celebrity designers were up for debate; next week, join the talk at 9:00 AM for your chance to chime in. [Vogue UK]