With Lady Gaga's unapologetically bold style and Versace's creative, often over-the-top designs (Remember the safety pin dress?), the "Applause" singer and the Italian fashion house are a match made in sartorial heaven. After dressing her for music videos, red carpets, and full tours for over a year now, Versace will feature Gaga in the spring 2014 campaign, according to WWD. According to the report the campaign may be shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Both Gaga and Donatella's camp have kept mum on the subject, but a Gaga/Versace campaign makes absolute sense since the ladies are clearly such good friends/fans of each other: Versace opened up its archives for Gaga's "The Edge of Glory" video, and Gaga's new album, Artpop, features a song titled Donatella. If the rumor is true, look for this to be one extravagant Versace ad!
Rebecca Minkoff is expanding her design empire and venturing into the music arena with a collaboration with Frends with Benefits, a line of interchangeable caps for Frends, the ubiquitous, must-have headphones that are more like a stylish accessory than a piece of audio equipment. The headphones are inspired by the designer's fall accessories, and feature shiny embossed leather and gold metal piping. "Who better to partner with than Rebecca Minkoff?” said Frends cofounder Keir Dillon of the collaboration. “The way she blends a playfulness within the subtly edgy designs is a perfect enhancement to our new collection." Look for the Rebecca Minkoff collection at the Apple online store, as well as Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com. They'll set you back around $250
Fashion lovers rejoice--Alexander McQueen's iconic skull scarf is getting revived! British artist Damien Hirst has collaborated with the label to revive and recreate the ubiquitous scarf in celebration of its 10th anniversary. The beloved scarf first appeared on the Alexander McQueen Spring 2003 runway. To honor the designer, who has since passed, and the original scarf, the house has launched a 30-piece collection with Hirst. The line is inspired by the artist's Entomology series, so in addition to the signature skull motif, there are all sorts of butterflies and creepy crawlers (only the most stylish ones, obvi). The house also recruited famed photographer Sølve Sundsbø to shoot a short film featuring one of the silk scarves. The collection is available now in Alexander McQueen boutiques and online at alexandermcqueen.com, but if you want one of the Hirst for Alexander McQueen scarves it'll cost you--be prepared to drop $515!
Teen publishing mogul Tavi Gevinson can't stop/won't stop running her wildly successful online magazine, starring in films for fashion labels, and meeting and befriending the industry's hottest designers. Now the seventeen-year old (whom we've long suspected is going to grow up to be Anna Wintour) is featured in the holiday campaign for Cole Haan looking every bit the fashion 'It' girl in an all red ensemble with gold-heeled pumps and a kicky skirt. Other models in the campaign (all non-models) include dancer Celia Rowlson-Hall, coffee entrepreneur Cesar Vega, and a 7th grade heavy metal band who call themselves Unlocking the Truth. We think Tavi looks absolutely stunning in the ad; what do you think of her look?