"Not to sound too much like Bateman but the James Perse t-shirts and hoodies I bought a week ago are the best clothes I've worn in a year..." Bret Easton Ellis twittering about his new tees. Apparently he's a $200 t-shirt guy.
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Racked Dealfeed: Kiki de Montparnasse, James Perse and More
James Perse Deal: $25 to $30 for t-shirts, sweatshirts, pants, and shirt dress samples, $135 to $175 for sweatshirts and outwear, $50 to $65 for trendy T-shirts, $75 for long jersey dresses, and more. When/Where: Thursday, August 26 through Sunday, August 29. Thurs 4pm—9pm, Fri—Sat 10am—8pm, Sun 10am—4pm. 189 Schermerhorn St between Hoyt and Smith Sts, Boerum Hill (no phone) Kiki de Montparnasse Deal: Bras are $35 to $65, thongs are $15 to $30, panties are $20 to $45, ready-to-wear and lounge wear is $45 to $175, and accessories are $20 to $75. When/Where: Friday, August 27 through Wednesday, September 1. Daily 12pm—7:30pm. 79 Greene St between Spring and Broome Sts (212-965-8150) Sophomore Deal: Up to 80% off pieces from the laid-back label's spring and fall collections When/Where: Thursday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28. Daily noon—8pm. Court, 178 Mulberry St between Broome and Kenmare Sts (212-925-1022)
Quote of the Day: Fashion Breaks Kanye West's Heart
Kanye West was named "Stylemaker of the Year" by the Accesories Council last night at Cipriani. He gave an amazing acceptance speech and Vulture transcribed the whole thing. It's too good not to quote in full (but I've bolded the best parts): The concept of commercialism in the fashion and art world is looked down upon. You know, just to think, "What amount of creativity does it take to make something that masses of people like?" And, "How does creativity apply across the board?" Why, if someone is good in one field can they not be accepted or given the slightest opportunity to express and be creative in other fields? I thank Marc Jacobs so much for giving me the opportunity to design a shoe for Louis Vuitton, but the thing that broke my heart most was when they said, "You're finished. The shoe's finished." When it was ready it was like the dream of putting together the fabric and having the energy that I knew of being a street kid, of being a boy out of Chicago, and enjoying every day and the way I can connect with this. It's like, you can't play the video game anymore. And that's what it's about. So many people in this room, they can't even go on vacation without being creative. They can't sit on the beach, they have to create constantly. And that's how I feel with this album coming out. No wait, there's more...