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Wet Pool Party At Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Sept. 2

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NEW MUSIC VIDEO

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NEW MUSIC VIDEO!! Check out the Sexy, hansom, seductive, Leslie Deep in his NEW music video: NEW HOME.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgOsvyo91UI&list=UU5hxRiV_yTLUAm73_rw8_SQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgOsvyo91UI&list=UU5hxRiV_yTLUAm73_rw8_SQ

Yaya DeCosta as Whitney Houston: See the First Pictures of the Actress In Lifetime's Upcoming Biopic

Posted by Hollywood A&M V.P. on July 16, 2014 at 2:22pm 0 Comments

Her life—and, more specifically, her relationship with Brown—is the subject of Lifetime's new biopic, set to be directed by the songstress' Waiting to Exhale costar Angela Bassett.



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'New Skin'

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Hello everyone! Here is the latest film I got to be a part of. 'New Skin' is written and directed by Christopher Emmons. You can visit our official Facebook page and pass this along. That would be highly appreciated.

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Extras Wanted - Angela Bassett Production " A Whitney Houston Film " July 17th - Location: Cal State University

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Background Extras Wanted -  Angela Bassett Production  " A Whitney Houston Film "

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MARILYN MONROE IS BACK

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MARILYN MONROE IS BACK

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Fox Red Band Society Casting Call for New Talent

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Atlanta, Georgia Casting Calls – Red Band Society casting call for new talent in Atlanta, Georgia. Red Band Society is a dark dramedy that centers on the daily lives of a group of teenagers living in a hospital who become unlikely friends. The depth of the unexpected friendships allows them to survive the challenges of growing […]

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ABC Resurrection Season 2 Rush Call for Security Guards

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Atlanta, Georgia Casting Calls – ABC Resurrection Season 2 casting call for security guards to work on a scene filming in Atlanta. Casting directors are holding a rush call looking for actors, models, and talent to play security guards on a scene filming on Wednesday, November 26. Resurrection centers on the lives of the people of […]

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Fox ‘GLEE’ Casting Call for Trained Actors in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles, California Casting Calls – GLEE is looking for muscular guys and homeless people to work on the final season of Fox’s ‘GLEE’ filming in Los Angeles. Casting directors are looking for muscular guys to work on a scene filming on December 8th, 17th and 18th in Los Angeles. In addition, casting directors are […]

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Joe Dirt 2 Casting Call for Bikers in New Orleans

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New Orleans, Louisiana Casting Calls – Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser Casting Call for bikers in Louisiana. Casting directors are looking for biker types to work on a scene filming on December 1st, December 2nd, December 5th and December 19th. Filming will take place in Covington, Georgia. To audition for a role on the Joe Dirt […]

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Los Angeles Casting Call Business Professionals and Skaters

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Los Angeles, California – Los Angeles TV series casting call for actors, models, and talent to work on several TV shows in Los Angeles. Central Casting Los Angeles is looking for actors, models, and talent to work on TV shows filming in Los Angeles. Casting directors are looking for attractive, wealthy-looking men and women looking to […]

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GQ Magazine

Over 100 Black Friday Deals You Can Shop Right Now

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Black Friday is coming. Before rushing through Thanksgiving dinner so you can suit up to sit outside the mall overnight, get your shopping game plan together by checking out GQ's list of the best deals to be had this week. No 'bow throwing necessary.

2(x)ist: 30% off site-wide. (11/28 - 11/30)

Aéropostale: 60% off everything in-store and online on 11/28.

AG Jeans: 30% off select styles. (11/28 - 11/30)

Aldo: 11/27 through 10 AM on 1/28, 20% off regular price merchandise. 50% off the original price on all reduced styles. (11/28 - 12/1)

Alexander Wang: 40% off the Fall-Winter collection and 30% off T by Alexander Wang, bags, and shoes. In-store and online for pre-registered customers. (11/28 - 12/1)

Alife: Up to 70% off select items. (11/25 - 12/1)

Alternative Apparel: 30% off of orders over $75 with code THANKFUL. (11/26 - 11/30)

Altru Apparel: 35% off site-wide on 11/28.

American Eagle Outfitters: 40% off purchases in-store and online plus free shipping (through 11/30)

Apolis: 30% select gift guide items. In-store only.

Armani Exchange: 40% off all sale items in-store and online.

ASOS: 30% off site-wide, with sale merchandise up to 70% off.

Banana Republic: 50% off one full-price item until 1 PM and 40% off entire purchase all day.

Barney's Warehouse: Extra 50% off clearance items and 40% site-wide.

Baxter of California: 25% off site-wide plus free shipping on orders over $50. (11/28)

Bespoken: 25% off site-wide. 30% off orders over $500, 40% off orders over $1,000, and 50% off orders over $1,500. (11/28 - 11/30)

Big Star: 35% off site-wide from 11 AM - 3 PM EST on 11/28 with code BIGSTAR25.

Billy Reid: Additional 20% off sale items in-store and online with code FRIDAY.

Bloomingdales: Select in-store savings: Before 1 PM, take 25% off cashmere and wool sweaters, an extra $50 off when you spend $100 - $499.99 on coats, an extra $100 off coats $500, an extra 50% all permanently reduced fall merchandise, 25% regular and sale premium denim, and 50% off a selection of fall suit, sport coats, and trousers. Exclusions apply. Receive a $15 bMoney card with almost any $100 purchase.

Boast: 50% off site-wide and $50 gift card with purchases over $200 with code TOUCHDOWN.

Bread and Boxers: 40% off basics and 20% off Lounge Collection. (11/27 - 12/1)

Brooks Brothers: Save 15% on all purchases (20% when using The Brooks Card) in store and online. (11/28 - 11/29)

Calvin Klein: Up to 50% off select styles and free shipping (through 12/1)

CB2: 15% off all full-priced merchandise in-store and online. (11/27 - 12/1)

Club Monaco: 20% off $200 or more, 25% off $300 or more, 30% off $500 or more. (11/28 - 12/1)

TheCorner: Additional 20% off Fall-Winter 2014 merchandise including sale. (11/26 - 12/1)

Craft Atlantic: 30% off in-store and online.

Del Toro: 15% off site-wide with code Thanksgiving2014. (11/27 - 11/30)

DIBI: 30% orders over $100 with code HOLIDAY30 and free shipping. (11/29 - 12/1)

Diesel: Up to 40% off select Fall-Winter merchandise and free shipping on orders over $200 for registered users only. (11/27 - 11/30)

DL1961 Premium Denim: 40% off best-selling jeans. Select jeans marked down to $107 (originally $178) (11/25 - 11/30)

Dockers: Up to 50% site-wide. (11/27 - 12/1)

East Dane: 15% off orders over $250, 20% off orders over $500, 25% off orders over $1000 (12/25 - 12/1)

Ernest Alexander: 25% off and free shipping with code HOLIDAY25 in store and online. (11/27 - 11/30)

Etiquette Clothiers: 25% off orders of $150 or more. (11/27 - 12/1)

Fison: Spend $300, get a $50 promo code for a future purchase. Complimentary embossing for any bag or strap.

Florsheim: 20% off site-wide with code TGIVING14 (11/27 - 11/28)

Fred Perry: 30% off Fall-Winter 2014 collections, including a selection of Laurel Wreath, Authentic, and Drake's London capsule merchandise online. 30% off select merchandise in-store. (11/28 - 11/30)

Fossil: $25 off $150 or more, $50 off $250 or more in store and online. Free tote with every full-price purchase. (11/28 - 12/1)

Freemans Sporting Club: Up to 25% off site-wide, including suiting. (11/28 - 12/1)

Gant: 40% off Pre-Fall and Fall GANT and GANT Rugger collections.

Gents: Spend $100, get $25 off, up to $150 off a $500 purchase.

Grayers: 25% off site-wide with code CYBERSALE.

Guess: Up to 50% off in-store and online.

H&M: Deals from $4.95 and in-store scratch off discounts for the first 100 shoppers. Starting 11/30, 30% off entire purchase in-store and online and free shipping on orders over $50.

Helmut Lang: Up to 40% off fall merchandise. (11/21 - 12/1)

Hickorees: 30% off in-store and site-wide with code BLACKFRIDAY. (11/27 - 12/1)

Hook & Albert: 50% off select items on 11/28. Extra 40% final sale items 11/29 - 11/30.

Hudson: Up to 60% off select styles.

J Brand: 30% off select style with code BLKFRI2014. (11/28 to 11/30)

J.Crew Factory: 50% off everything in-store and online and free shipping on orders over $50 with code THANKS. (11/25 - 11/30)

J.Lindeberg: 30% off Fall-Winter 2014 collection, in-store only.

JCPenney: In-store specials from 5 pm 11/27 to 1 pm on 11/28, online 11/28 until 1 pm. 30% off $100 purchase, and 20% site-wide with code CYBRMNDY on 11/30.

Joe Fresh: 50% off regular price items in-store and online.

Junk Food Clothing: Up to 40% off with promo code BESTFRIDAY. (11/27 - 11/30)

Kangol: 15% off select headwear and free shipping. (11/28)

Kenneth Cole: 30% off in-store and online. (11/28 - 11/30)

Lacoste: Up to 50% off select styles. (11/28 - 11/30)

Ledbury: 35% off all shirts, from 11/27 to 11/28. 30% off all shirts on 11/29 and 25% off all shirts on 11/30.

Levi's: 30% off select styles through 11/26. Up to 40% off site wide 11/27 - 11/30.

L.L.Bean and L.L.Bean Signature: $10 gift card with a purchase of $50 or more.

Lotuff: Free monogramming on any online purchase.

Lucky Brand: Save up to 50% off site-wide. (11/26 - 12/2)

Mackage: Up to 25% off select styles online. (11/25 - 12/2)

Matches: 30% off select items with code BLKFR30.

Mavi: 30% off online purchses with code BLACKFRIDAY.

Miansai: 15% off site-wide on 11/28.

Mitchell & Ness: 25% off site-wide. (11/28 - 11/30)

The Motley: 15% off orders under $75 with code THANKS15, 20% off orders $75.01 - $149.99 with code THANKS20, and 25% off items $150 or more with code THANKS25 (through 12/1)

Mr. Porter: Save 30% on all Fall-Winter '14 merchandise. (11/26 - 12/1)

Mr. Turk: Up to 60% off in-store and online on 1/26. 20% off online on 11/27. 20% off entire purchase in-store and online, 11/28. 30% all regular priced outerwear and sweaters in-store and online 11/29 - 11/30.

Need Supply Co.: 30% off sale items with code EXTRA30.(11/26 - 11/30)

New Balance: $10 off orders over $100, $20 off orders over $150, $40 off orders over $200 (11/25 - 11/27). 15% off site-wide and free shipping. (11/28 - 11/30)

Nick Graham: 40% off site-wide. (11/27 - 12/1)

Nordstrom: Take an additional 20% off selected sale items in-store on 11/28.

Old Navy: 50% off all in-store purchases and up to 50% off online. (11/27 - 11/28)

Opening Ceremony: Take 40% off select merchandise in-store and online. (11/26 - 11/28)

Owen: 30% off select items. (11/28 - 12/15)

Perry Ellis: 40% off site-wide from 3 PM to 9 AM on 11/29. Up to 50% sale items and free shipping.

Peter Nappi: 30% off select Fall-Winter '14 merchandise and free shipping, in-store and online. (11/28 - 12/1)

Puma: Up to 30% off full-priced items and an additional 30% off all purchases in store and online.

Reebok: Mystery savings of 20% - 30% off site-wide. (11/26 - 11/27) Special pricing on Skyscape, Sprint TR, and Lifter models on 11/28.

Revolve: Up to 80% off new markdowns.

Richer Poorer: 40% off site wide and free shipping on all domestic orders. (11/28 - 12/1)

Roots: 25% off site-wide and free shipping on orders over $50. (11/28 - 12/1)

Scoop NYC: 35% off site-wide. (11/27 - 11/30)

Solid & Striped: 40% off purchases with code BLACKFRIDAY. (11/28 & 11/29)

Stetson: 25% off entire online purchase with code CYBER25 (11/26 - 12/2)

SuitSupply: Select tuxedo sets (including tuxedo, shirt, bow tie, cufflinks, and shoes) for $799.

Sunspel: 15% off site-wide and free standard shipping. (11/27 - 12/2)

Ted Baker: 30% off purchases in-store and online. (11/28 - 12/1)

Theory: Up to 40% off sale merchandise in-store and online. (11/26 - 12/1)

Todd Snyder: Up tp 40% off select merchandise. (11/27 - 12/1)

Tommy Hilfiger: 30% off in-store purchases of $150 or more. (11/26 - 11/30) 40% off site-wide on 11/28.

TOMS: 25% off site-wide. Excludes core classic styles and sale items. (11/27 - 12/1)

Topman: 30% off selected Fall-Winter merchandise.

Tretorn: 40% off all regular priced items from 9 AM - 12 PM EST on 11/27. 25% off regular priced items through the weekend.

Victorinox: 20% off the full Werks Traveler 4.0 and Architecture 3.0 collections.

WeSC: 25% off all online orders with code WESCFAMILY25.

Wittmore: 30% of all full-price and sale clothing. Excludes gifts, accessories, bags, watches, and jewelry. (11/23 - 12/1)

Woolrich: 25% off site-wide and free shipping (11/25 - 12/1). 25% off blankets and 20% select men's apparel in-store only.

Yoox: Up to 50% off select merchandise, plus an extra 20% off all orders. (11/26 - 12/1)

Your Daily Eye Queue: Swizz Beats on Art Collecting, Custom Shirts from Gitman Vintage, and More...

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Swizz Beatz on how he started an art collection, his former life as "Loco," and what Jay-Z thought of his Basquiat remix. (Vulture)

For the film buff: From Citizen Kane to Rushmore, Criterion Collection packs every one of it's finely designed film covers into one convenient coffee table book. (T)

Designer Wooyoungmi talks about her first big break and the coup d'etat that helped her achieve success. (Business of Fashion)

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Exclusive: Dwyane Wade and Designer Alejandro Ingelmo on Their New Li-Ning Sneaker Collaboration

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Of his new sneaker line with three-time NBA champ Dwyane Wade, Alejandro Ingelmo says, "We kept going back to the movie The Fifth Element." It's no surprise, then, that that capsule collection, produced by Chinese footwear brand Li-Ning, is entitled "The Third Element" in reference to both the film and Dwyane's jersey number. Since launching his own label in 2006, Alejandro's statement heels in the women's world have often referenced sci-fi, and his sneakers have helped push high-fashion high-tops to the forefront of menswear. In his own words, "Sneakers are now for men what heels have always been for women."

In 2012, Wade made waves when he opted to not renew his contract with Jordan Brand, and instead sign a deal with Li-Ning, a brand that isn't exactly an icon in American culture. Though it wasn't the first time an NBA athlete has signed an endorsement contract with the Chinese brand, it could be argued that thanks to creative forces like Ingelmo being brought on to re-imagine the classic basketball sneaker, it has proven fruitful for both parties.

As for their new collaboration, these are shoes for the guy who isn't afraid of breaking the monochromatic mold, and, like Wade, likely has passion for both fashion and the hardwood. Though Ingelmo admits, "As a kid, my parents didn't want me to wear sneakers," today there's no question that a pair of sneakers with some flair are a staple of any modern man's wardrobe. On December 3, the three styles will debut exclusively at Dwyane's hometown boutique, The Webster Miami, and retail for $325. A launch event will take place on Dec 2 at The Ritz Carlton Residences in Miami Beach during Art Basel. We spoke with the NBA superstar for his take on the collection and for insight into his relationship with Ingelmo and Li-Ning.

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How did your relationship start with Alejandro?

When [Li-Ning and] I started to think about an off court shoe, we looked around at different designers to see who could help me achieve what I wanted for the sneaker, and Alejandro was the guy. He's really helped us build our relationship with China, and now I'm excited that we are able to bring some product to the States.

What was your vision for the collaboration?

First and foremost I wanted a sneaker that performed well on the court, but also was able to transfer away from the game into everyday life. So when it came to colorways, design, etc., I wanted to focus on things that could be in both worlds. Obviously I love fashion, and obviously I love sports, so I wanted to bring those two together. Aesthetically, I wanted to make something classic and memorable for Li-Ning.

What inspired the design? Are there any specific reference points?

The biggest thing that I kept coming back to with Alejandro is that it has to be clean and classic. And I'm not talking about color, I'm talking about design. So when you take away the color, there really isn't a whole lot going on with the shape because we knew we wanted to add a lot more with the colors and patterns.

What are the advantages of working with Li-Ning versus some of the major sneaker brands that work with most athletes in the league?

Well I have worked with Converse and Jordan in the past, but I think with Li-Ning the biggest difference is my role. I am a lot more involved with everything now, even when it comes to developing the brand, which is obviously a lot different than working with those other brands. But I learned from the way Converse and Jordan operate, and applied that knowledge to Li-Ning.

How did your personal taste and style influence the sneaker design?

I always call my style unpredictable. Whatever I'm designing, whether it's socks, shoes, whatever, I always try to be unpredictable, too. Life is unpredictable, so why not have your style be that way, too?

How has your style changed since you first came into the league? Is there anything that when you look back, you regret wearing?

Well, if you break it down into "the dos and the don'ts" I think I've definitely had some don'ts over the years. But do I regret wearing anything? Not really, because it was what I was into at the time. The biggest thing for me in terms of my style changing has just been being more open-minded than I used to be, and being confident in whatever I wear. I want to set trends, and be the first to wear certain things.

Neil Barrett on How the Digital Age is Changing Menswear Design

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Neil Barrett, who first caught our attention by spinning staid suits into streamlined uniforms for a new generation of stylish guys, understands that these days, high-end designer brands are being sought out for their easy-to-spot designs as much as for their quality construction. That's why Barrett has shifted his runway presentations in recent years to focus on the pumped-up sportswear side of his label, showing off his Hulked-out neoprene sweatshirts, minimalist outerwear, and expertly cut trousers.

It's that same thinking gave birth to Barrett's ombré pieces from his fall collection, twists on seasonal standards like topcoats and flannel jackets. The hard-to-ignore degradé items also found a fan in Mr Porter, who teamed up with the designer for a six-piece capsule collection launching today. We caught up with the Milan-based Brit to talk designing in the digital age, why guys should be paying as much attention to fabric as they do fit, and what he thinks when he sees Wiz Khalifa in his threads.

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You were part of the small group of designers that reimagined the suit a decade ago. It was slimmer, shorter, and cooler than it had been in twenty years. Yet for the past few seasons, you've been moving away from that on the runway. Why?
From my first collections fifteen-and-a-half years ago, I always sort of pushed that suit situation and before that, when I was working at other companies, I was always pushing a modern suit. In 2012 I decided to move away in the way I present my collections--become more graphic and less sartorial, do something that was more visual and easier to attract attention. Particularly online, to do something somebody could actually be attracted by in his computer screen.

Your clothes are cut so precisely and with details that ensure a perfect fit. In this digital age are you worried that that doesn't always read on a computer screen?
I don't think they read online. Everything that is the basis of my design ethos, my attention to detail and fit, you can't get it in a picture.

Has that affected your design your design process?
Totally.

Would you say that's one of the biggest changes you've seen in the industry in recent years?
It's the biggest thing I've had to readdress. What I do and my attention to detail, and fit, and fabric is something that the person trying on my garments will understand. People who own my garments, people whom I've already convinced understand what Neil Barrett is about.

Well, you have a very loyal army.
We live for them. I try and recreate interest and desire for them season in and season out. But for the whole digital era that we're living in, I decided that it was important to make things easier and recognizable from a distance, which has been very successful.

Your lightning-bolt graphic has exploded. It's become such an identifiable signature of yours in such a short span of time. Where did the image come from?
It was purely trying to think of something that was very strong, very masculine, and at the same time, that I could minimalize its decorative value. It's a simple icon and, I don't know, things just fall into place in a very organic way when I design. It's either right or it's wrong. If it takes me more than a minute to think about it, it's wrong.

As you've moved away from your sartorial clothing in your presentations, have you found that your customer is coming to you for your new sportswear element from across the board?
I think I continue to have that existing client who always finds what I'm developing. I'm just expanding the brand by adding these more graphic options. So across the board you can buy a jacket, leather jacket, you know, knitwear, thick, thin, sweatshirts, pants, T-shirts, everything. I keep applying that graphic everywhere, but in a way that I would wear it.

You do so many interesting things with fabrications, working technical elements into traditional silhouette. You're right in the middle of menswear's current obsession with all things neoprene or scuba...
I've been doing that now for sixteen years. My first ever collection for Prada was neoprene-based. I've been pushing this since day one. My first collection was flannel and leather bonded to neoprene, simple combie coats and harringtons. That was fifteen-and-a-half years ago, but I've been doing it ever since. Every season that's the thing that I put in the collection.

Can you recall why you wanted to include that in the first collection?
It was a comfort situation and a crease problem. I hate creases unless I really want to be totally fucked up and...intentionally creased. But I think you should do everything in life knowing how to be in control.

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How much does fabric choice influence your design?
Every season I try to imagine my fabric, the color of the fabric, the tone of the fabric, the feel of the fabric, before I design. I try to imagine what do I want now. So, talking about Mr Porter stuff here, I wanted to have a degradé, but I wanted to have a degradé that was super subtle and flat. It's very giving--everything has to be stretch. I really believe in comfort and clothing molding to your body shape because we all have different body shapes. We also change, so you need that stretch to give yourself a little bit of comfort and to mold to your body.

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Men are always looking for that; the ideal is to be both comfortable and dressed up.
I think that's the only way to design. I don't know any man who doesn't want to be like that and I do not design in another way. That is the only way to design.

Without giving away any secrets, are there fabrications or techniques you've been trying to work out, or anything you've tried in the past you tried that just didn't work out?
I'm always trying to improve on everything. I feel like you can never sit on your laurels and accept that this is the best. There are some things that I feel I can't do better, but there are products that I could do better, so I focus on those. I have a huge wardrobe, but I still wake up and feel like I don't have a specific tone of garment with the right fit. So I'm always creating new stuff. That's why I love my job.

It's also a very compelling narrative for a guy to buy into, that a trusted designer wants to wear a piece himself.
Everything I do is a reality test. If I'm not interested by it, I can find a fault in everything. I was in Hong Kong a couple of weeks ago and one night I went shopping. I tried about twenty-five garments but at the end I only managed to buy three pieces because nothing quite fit properly. It looked nice on the hanger, but it didn't do anything for my body. And I'm like, "that's wrong, wrong, wrong," and they were some amazing designers.

You bring up a good point. I think when a lot of guys are looking at fashion with a capital F, it looks cool on a hanger or it's a beautifully intricate piece, but in everyday life it has no...
..relevance. No relevance to spend that much money for a garment that doesn't really make you look that much better. The whole point of clothes is to make you feel psychologically more confident. Because you feel you look good and you go out smiling in the morning and you get compliments maybe.

You've dressed everyone from Brad Pitt to Justin Timberlake on his most recent tour, and more rappers in the last year than we can count. Who has been the celebrity you've been most surprised to see wearing your clothes?
I was most surprised to see Wiz Khalifa, I must say. The way he wore the stuff was kind of funny and he works it. I'm happy with anybody who wears the clothes. I have respect for the artist.

What do you think guys like Wiz Khalifa are responding to most about your clothes?
Visibility. The visibility factor is really working. You know, whether it's the modernist sweaters that are a little bit more curvy, the ergonomic ones I did in the summer, lightning now, and then next summer my Roman camouflage situation is going to do very well.

Do you remember the first celebrity you spotted wearing your clothes?
The first celebrity was Brad, because when I left Prada I had a close relationship with his agent and with him at that time. He was wearing my clothes for almost five years. He was wearing my first ever distressed leather jacket. He owns the first ever sample I ever managed to create. That was a problem for production. I had to borrow it and then give it back to him.

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