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Perfume Genius Talks to V About What Shaped His New Record

Perfume Genius Talks to V About What Shaped His New Record
Domesticity suits Mike Hadreas. For someone whose existence thus far has included addiction, recovery, a YouTube ban for “promoting mature sexual themes,” a song that closes the second season of Transparent, and several albums of raw, emotional music, you might expect that the guy who performs as Perfume Genius leads a titillating, drama-packed life. That may have once been the case, but Hadreas, along with his boyfriend, relocated last year from his hometown of Seattle and hunkered down in…

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Perfume Genius Talks to V About What Shaped His New Record

Met Gala 2017: Where Were Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and Sarah Jessica Parker?

Met Gala 2017: Where Were Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and Sarah Jessica Parker?
 
Best dressed ❤in my humble opinion was @rihanna 🔥#MetGala captured the spirit of the night & emotion of #Kawakubo #CommeDesGarcons pic.twitter.com/Umr9jQWZHT
— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) May 2, 2017
Lady Gaga took to Twitter to let her fans know that she was M.I.A. because she’s busy filming, for her role in A Star Is Born. The Bradley Cooper-directed film shot scenes a couple of weeks ago, as well, in between Coachella weekend 1 and weekend 2, where Gaga headlined. Not one…

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Met Gala 2017: Where Were Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and Sarah Jessica Parker?

Director Vera Miao Talks Bringing Representation to Horror Film

Director Vera Miao Talks Bringing Representation to Horror Film
Aspiring filmmakers and directors hop off flights at JFK and LAX every single day, all hoping to get their big break in large cities like New York or Los Angeles. The film industry is competitive and in no way an easy field to enter, regardless of what side of production a Hollywood hopeful is aiming for. But for Guam-born director and writer Vera Miao, that big break is coming with the Tribeca Film Festival at Tribeca N.O.W. (new online work)—a program that features and celebrates short films…

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Director Vera Miao Talks Bringing Representation to Horror Film

Harry Styles Releases Second Solo Track, “Sweet Creature”

Harry Styles Releases Second Solo Track, “Sweet Creature”
After weeks of blasting “Sign of the Times” nonstop, fans finally have another track from Harry Styles to add to their playlists. The One Direction alum-gone-solo just released “Sweet Creature,” the second track to be unveiled from his upcoming self-titled debut album, set to be released next Friday, May 12.
The new song deviates from the dramatic spacey soundscape of “Sign of the Times” and goes for something a little more simple and, as the title suggests, sweet. Harry relies …

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Harry Styles Releases Second Solo Track, “Sweet Creature”

Lena Dunham Directs Campy and Queer New Music Video for Bleachers

Lena Dunham Directs Campy and Queer New Music Video for Bleachers
Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff didn’t have to go too far to find the director for his next music video. For “Don’t Take the Money,” he enlisted his longtime girlfriend, Lena Dunham (the woman behind Girls). The resulting product is colorful, crazy, and a little queer.
Dunham makes a perfect choice for another reason; the song is about her. In an Instagram post announcing the track’s release, Antonoff wrote, “specifically in don’t take the money i’m talking about my relationship. verses go …

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Lena Dunham Directs Campy and Queer New Music Video for Bleachers

Met Gala 2017: The Story Behind Selena Gomez’s Custom Coach Look

Met Gala 2017: The Story Behind Selena Gomez’s Custom Coach Look
Following the announcement of her new brand ambassadorship with Coach, it should come as no surprise that the singing beauty appeared on last night’s 2017 Met Gala red carpet in a custom dress from the American brand. Not even an arm’s length away walked the dress’s designer, Stuart Vevers. It’s hard to say Vevers was Gomez’s date for the evening as that honor clearly went to her new beau, The Weeknd. The two shared an opportune kiss for all the cameras.
On his designs (the bag was custom, t…

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Met Gala 2017: The Story Behind Selena Gomez’s Custom Coach Look

Nicki Minaj Releases Artful New Video for “Regret In Your Tears”

Nicki Minaj Releases Artful New Video for “Regret In Your Tears”
This morning, Nicki Minaj kicked off May with a new video for “Regret In Your Tears,” a single she released back in March after a grand tour of Paris during Fashion Week, and a quick dinner with V. Since that whirlwind time, the rapper has been busy breaking music records and posing for Gigi Hadid’s The Gigi Journal.
The new video, streaming exclusively on Tidal, was shot by fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. The duo has shot countless editorials and magazine covers, but ha…

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Nicki Minaj Releases Artful New Video for “Regret In Your Tears”

Lorde Is Curating a Playlist of Her Current Favorite Songs

Lorde Is Curating a Playlist of Her Current Favorite Songs
Lorde has shared a new Spotify playlist of all her favorite tracks named, “Homemade Dynamite” after her new song from her forthcoming album Melodrama. The playlist features a mixture of both old and new goodies such as “LOVE” by Kendrick Lamar, “Mask Off” by Future, and others by Nancy Sinatra, Paul Simon, Bon Iver, Kelahni, Childish Gambino, Weyes Blood, and more. The playlist will be continuously updated leading up to the release of the new album.
Melodrama will be released June 16th via …

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Lorde Is Curating a Playlist of Her Current Favorite Songs

MET 2017: A First Look at the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons Exhibition

MET 2017: A First Look at the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons Exhibition
In an airy, skylight-lit hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art sits Rei Kawakubo, demure in her poise as she listens attentively to the remarks of Andrew Bolton, head curator in charge of the Costume Institute. Bolton begins, “Rei Kawakubo has defined and redefined the aesthetics of our age. As she is known to choose not to describe her work, Rei allows her fashions to speak for you whether we are conscious of it or not.”
On the skillful thematic attention to detail and Art of the In-Between…

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MET 2017: A First Look at the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons Exhibition