Style Scoop: Kanye West As Fashion Designer & Front Row Staple, Bottega Veneta’s New Film, Galliano Appeals Paris Labor Court Decision


Kanye West was New York Fashion Week’s most notable surprise guest, since he not only staged his own show, but he also attended a couple. Most people just accepted it, but some fashion insiders have a real problem with West’s infiltration of the close-knit world. Publicist Kelly Cutrone had some choice words for the rapper/designer: “I think he’s fine as a rapper. I think he’s a joke as a designer.” Perhaps he learned a thing or two from the Jeremy Scott and Ralph Lauren shows and will employ them to impress Ms. Cutrone next season? [Page Six]

Bottega Veneta released a video called “Emotion of Sound” that employs “a unique endeavor that seemingly brings Tomas Maier’s Spring-Summer 2015 collection for Bottega Veneta to life.” The beautiful film features dancers dressed in Bottega wears, and it was designed to “emotionally engage and indulge the senses.” The film is set to the soundtrack based on the sounds of Bottega Veneta Artisans working in their Vicenza workshop. It’s definitely worth a watch. [Women’s Wear Daily]

John Galliano appealed a decision made by a Paris labor court rejecting the designer’s claims of wrongful dismissal after he was ousted from Christian Dior and his namesake house in 2011 for making anti-Semitic remarks. Galliano has asked for damages between 2.4 million euros and 13 million euros, depending on how the court appraised his dismissal. Galliano recently popped back into the fashion scene by taking up creative direction of Maison Martin Margiela. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Paperless Post teamed up with designer Vera Wang to create a line of wedding stationary exclusive to Wang follows in the footsteps of wedding collaborators including Oscar de la Renta, Kate Spade New York, and Jonathan Adler. The collection will consist of 25 full invitation suites, as well as stationary for surrounding wedding events like engagement parties, showers, and rehearsal dinners. It’s inspired by the designer’s runway collection and features hints of the lace details and couture fabrications found on her dresses. [Glam Inbox]

In anticipation of the biggest red carpet event of the season, Chef Jansen Chan, the pastry director at the International Culinary Center, and his team created a set of iconic Oscar dresses in sugar cookie-form. The cookies each took eight hours to make and they look just as delectable as the real thing. [USA Today]