Kempt

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Ana Claudia Returns to Nature

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Very Accurate: From the latest editorial in VMAN, shot by Sebastian Faena and fittingly titled “Ana Claudia Naked.” [VMan]

Political Theater: Is Kanye a freelance mic-grabber, or mic-grabbing at the behest of MTV management. We’ll let him finish. [Defamer]

To the Moon, Alice: A gentleman’s guide to photographing the curvature of the earth. [Gizmodo]

Light Up: Watch Yohji Yamamoto smoke a cigarette. Yes, that’s all. [The Cut]

Loose Threads: Yamamoto Edition

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For the record, we have a lot of respect for Yohji Yamamoto, and we don’t want him to stop indulging himself.

But when you’re dressing grown men like 60-year-old female librarians, it may be time to reassess your principles.

The worst part is, we can imagine exactly how this happened. The shirt got looser and looser, and longer and longer, and more and more tartan. We're betting Yohji didn't know he'd made a shawl until it was all too late.

As for the skirt...your guess is as good as ours.

Kempt Man of the Hour: John Waters

  • Jared Paul Stern

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*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

We always just kind of took it for granted that king-of-camp John Waters only ever wears vintage threads. That's what the writer/director's skinny suits and ties always looked like to us, and it seemed to match his retro persona perfectly. The other night at the opening of the new musical version of his 1990 film however, we caught the unmistakable whiff of designer duds adorning his rail-thin frame.

It was the modernized boating blazer that tipped us off, of course»

Elocution Lessons and Viking Chic

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Nau

Green Man: Nau co-founder Ian Yolles explains fashionable sustainability. [PSFK]

Not So Horny: "Vivid colors, flowing silk ribbons, and glittering bits of mirrors." And you thought Vikings looked like this, silly goose. [Eurekaltert]

Incoming!: Suface2Air's Spring/Summer 08 available now. [Word is Bomb]

The Boom Bip: The perfect footwear for the Ed Lover Dance. [Hypebeast]

The Barn Jacket: Seems we're not the only ones with a fetish for waxed cotton. [A Suitable Wardrobe]

Def Junk: Russell Simmons officially launches his already launched hip-hop-on-the-back-nine fashion brand. It will suck. [Celebrity Brands]

How To Pronounce Comme des Garçons: Don't blow this one. [Robby Wells]

International Champion: According to the Nielsen company Gucci is the most desired fashion line in the world. Tom Ford commemorates the success of his former employer by rolling over in his sable-covered bed and snoring. [Bloomberg]

High Kicks: Adidas has their Yohji Yamamoto. Now Puma has their Hussein Chalayan. [Fashion Week Daily]

Hang The DJ: Dear Elle UK, hitting "play" on iTunes does not count as "branching out." [ElleUK]