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We’re pretty open-minded when it comes to other people’s personal style (it is personal, after all) but one rule we think people should observe universally is that their clothes should fit. Songstress Stacy Ferguson (better known as Fergie, Josh Duhamel‘s main squeeze or the chick from The Black Eyed Peas) broke that rule last night in a major way.
There is only one man in the world who can count both Pope John Paul II and Lady Gaga among those who have donned his duds. That man is Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. He’s also had a line called Jesus Jeans and produced a series of logoed paintings. His current project is a rock musical. Many hats, people, many hats.
We’re mildly obsessed with royalty, so when we mentioned on Wednesday that Diane von Furstenberg was a princess, we figured there had to be more fashion designers with titles. And as it turns out, we were right.
M.I.A.’s heavily anticipated third full-length album “/\/\/\V/\” drops today. (The album is pronounced “Maya.”) And while she’s certainly known for her melting pot of sounds and vocal techniques, her fashion presence is difficult to ignore. Sometimes it’s fun and playful like her Jean-Charles De Castelbajac shark dress — and sometimes seizure-inducing, like the neon tribal, flashing print madness in her “Boyz” music video. But when your music sounds like a bonfire blast of dubstep, bhangra, hip-hop, house, and punk, you can get away with outfits that are equally as eclectic.
In fashion, they say inspiration can come from just about anywhere — Japanese horror flicks transform into webby knits and locker room wear becomes a corseted sweatshirt. But Eric Cartman? Not exactly our idea of a muse.