Must Read: Katy Perry Covers 'Vogue' in Comme des Garçons, Harry Styles's Album Art Is Chic as Hell

Plus, Alexander Wang speaks on the power of "the drop."
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Photo: Mert and Marcus for Vogue

Photo: Mert and Marcus for Vogue

Katy Perry is Vogue's May cover star
Just in time for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's upcoming exhibition "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between," Vogue tapped Katy Perry to model the visionary designer's avant-garde wares for the May issue. Shot by Mert and Marcus, the images are all about structure and proportion, and much like Taylor Swift's cover last May, Perry went bleach blonde for the occasion. {Vogue}

Harry Styles's album art is predictably chic
OK everyone, stay calm: Harry Styles debuted his first solo album cover and tracklist on Thursday, and the accompanying art could be straight out of a fashion magazine. From what we can see so far, the angelic singer poses in a #TumblrPink bath (!) and in a baby blue, Bowie-esque suit (!!!) — we'll need to take some serious deep breaths before he hits the stage on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. Styles's album is set for a May 12 release. {Twitter}

Dolce & Gabbana Holds Alta Moda show in Japan
The maximalist Italian house took the equivalent of its couture show on the road to Tokyo, and the resulting collection — dripping in flowers, jewels and delicate embroideries — was pretty breathtaking. See more over on D&G's social channels now. {Instagram}

Alexander Wang on the power of "the drop"
It seems like fashion brands on every end of the market spectrum are using the term "drop" to describe their impending releases, adopting the term that streetwear brands like Supreme made famous. Alexander Wang, who organized his Adidas collaboration releases in a series of drops, explains why the term has become so popular thusly: "When products are launched in drops the buzz and excitement starts to build in an organic way, initially amongst first adopters, and then trickles down." {i-D}

Kendall Jenner covers Harper's Bazaar's 150th anniversary issue
The Instagirl revealed her latest cover — which features incredibly voluminous hair, strikingly dark brows and lots of red — on Instagram Thursday morning. The image fronts Bazaar's 150th anniversary "summer beauty issue." {Instagram}

Google adds "style ideas" to Image Search
Google is taking advantage of the street-style phenomenon. Now, when you search a product on Image Search, you'll see a grid of photos of real people wearing the item, separate from the typical flat product images. The new feature is meant to provide outfit inspiration and show how products can be worn in real life. {Fashionista Inbox}

Chrissy Teigen is collaborating with Becca Cosmetics
Teigen announced the news via Instagram on Thursday, showing a video clip featuring her in a lab "cooking up something" (while wearing a pink chef's hat and holding a mixing bowl— the cooking innuendos are strong). Though there are few details about what, exactly, the collaboration will entail, Teigen says that she's been a fan of the brand's highlighters for years, so that is a likely possibility. {Instagram}

The Oral History of Glenn O'Brien
Fashion and art scene legend Glenn O'Brien passed away last week at the age of 70, and to commemorate the famous editor — who held stints at Interview and GQ, among others — the NYT asked several of his friends and colleagues to share their memories about him and his contribution to the culture.  {The New York Times}

Get to know the top 10 fashion brands primed for acquisition
Which private companies are on the radar of the industry's biggest conglomerates looking to add to their expanding portfolios? BoF pulled together a list of the top 10 brands primed for acquisition, which run the gamut from streetwear to athleisure to jewelry and accessories.  {Business of Fashion