Azealia Banks Is Fully Obsessed With Anna Wintour, Inside Marc Jacobs’ Surprise Party

by Taylor Harris

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Azealia Banks Just Came Out With a Song Titled “Anna Wintour”
Azealia Banks is feeling Vogue‘s editor-in-chief. The artist’s new single “Anna Wintour,” which dropped Friday, pays tribute to the grand madam of fashion with lyrics that make direct reference to Wintour: “You know the glow stuntin’ in front row/ Shades away, these bitches can’t look, no/ Bob sleek-chic petite, I fit those/ En Vogue, I do what you can’t know/ I’m runway, you know they a side show.”

The track can be heard in full here:

Banks’ homage has gone even further with the singer full-on channeling Wintour on her Instgram, sporting the editor’s signature bob haircut and black shades combo. Banks also changed her Instagram profile picture to a shot of Wintour.

No comment from Wintour’s camp as of yet. They have enough on their plate. 

SNL Brilliantly Pokes Fun At Athleisure 
We all know the best part of athleisure is the leisure bit. On this weekend’s edition of “Saturday Night Life,” the cast got real about what leggings, with all their built-in performance technology, are really used for: couch-bound, hungover Netflix-binging.

Levi Straus Sues Kenzo For Trademark Infringement for Britney Collab (Business of Fashion)
On Friday, Levi Strauss & Co. filed a lawsuit against Kenzo with the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, where Levi’s based. According to the complaint, Levi Strauss alleges Kenzo infringed on their trademark by copying the brand’s distinctive signature “tabs” on their pants pockets. The lawsuit cites the Britney Spears denim line that Kenzo launched last month as an example. The “tabs” referred to in the complaint are the cloth ribbons sewn into the back-pockets of Levi’s jeans that bears the brand’s name. Levi claims Kenzo’s activities are causing their sales to slump, suffering “incalculable and irreparable damage” to its goodwill, and confusing customers. Levi is seeking to recoup lost profits, compensatory and punitive damages, and stop further infringements.

Charly Defrancesco Throws Marc Jacobs A Surprise Birthday Party in SoHo (Page Six)
Marc Jacobs may have surprised Charly Defrancesco when he got down on one knee in the middle of a Chipotle last week, but Defrancesco had been orchestrating a surprise of his own. On Saturday, he threw Jacobs an intimate surprise birthday bash at the subMercer, the cavernous basement bar of SoHo’s Mercer hotel. The designers besties Naomi Campbell, Sofia Coppola, and Lil Kim were all there having a ball, watching Debbie Harry sing while perched on an oversized birthday cake.

Okay, sooooo this was without a doubt the sneakiest, most wonderful (and worlds greatest) surprise birthday party EVER!! I am still in total SHOCK! My incredible fiancé @chardefrancesco orchestrated a Mudd Club inspired extravaganza of an evening in honor of my 55th Birthday. In order to get me to the SubMercer (where the party was held), he devised a brilliant, twisted plot which unbeknownst to me had me in on planning a surprise dinner with his best friend Jason. I was responsible for getting Charly to the Mercer for a dinner in his honor with 10 of his closest friends, parents, etc… only to walk into this incredible surprise party for ME!! I’ll be posting lots of photos and giving more details over the days to come! WOW! @blondieofficial @vanessavanjie #somanyfriends #somuchlove

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Y-3 Launches a James Harden-Inspired Capsule
NBA baller James Harden provided the inspiration for Yohji Yamamoto’s latest capsule for Y-3, the designer’s longtime partnership with adidas. The collection fuses performance wear with sharp tailoring providing “a full wardrobe for off-court style,” according to the release. The drop also includes the Y-3 BYW BBALL sneaker, based on adidas’ iconic Nineties silhouette, in white, and the Tangutsu, a laceless slip-on.  The assortment is available starting April 13 at Y-3 stores and online as well as at select retailers.

James Harden in the Y-3 capsule.

James Harden in the Y-3 capsule.

“Wilding” Premieres In New York
On Sunday night, a slew of designers came out for the Cinema-Society screening of “Wildling” starring Liv Tyler and Bel Powley. Calvin Klein, Nicole Miller, Donna Karan, Simon Spurr, Timo Weiland, and Nanette Lepore were amongst the moviegoers. After the film rolled, guests headed to The Beekman Hotel for a celebratory cocktail.

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