The week's top stories in fashion news.
Maurizio Cattelan, the Italian artist who famously hung all the work he ever made in theGuggenheim's rotunda in 2011 (and the man behind Toilet Paper Magazine, which was responsible for that creepy billboard at the High Line last summer depicting severed, jewel-encrusted fingers) was tapped to create a surreal series of images for French-Japanese fashion house Kenzo. The campaign features everything from a German Pinscher painted to look like a tiger to a young couple flying through blue skies aboard a giant, manicured hand. (Phaidon)
Milanese men who weren't already tricked out in Prada will be soon thanks to the gorgeous, newly opened menswear store in Milan's Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, where Mario Prada opened his first store back in 1913. For its centennial year the company will return to its Milanese roots—not that it ever really left. (Prada)
At London's WGSN fashion awards,Oliver Spencer,Dries Van Noten,Christophe Lemaire, andMeadham Kirchhoff made the menswear short list, diverting—however briefly—some attention away from the Royal Infant. (via NYMag)
Johnny Cash's signature allblack get up may not have been his own idea. A man known simply as Manuel produced nine jetblack ensembles for the musician because there was a "special' on black fabric. Who knows what other rock n' roll looks were born from the bargain box? (Complex)
Warby Parker is making it easy to protect your peepers and do a good deed this summer. For its new collaboration with DonorsChoose.org—a kind of Kickstarter fundraising site for public-school teachers—the brand will donate $30 to the education project of the customer's choice for every pair of Gardner sunglasses sold. Bonus: The brand also distributes a pair of sunnies to people in need for every purchase. (Warby Parker)
This just in from The Wall Street Journal: Men everywhere are dressing better. The hardhitting opinion piece reports that the phenomenon can be attributed to the proliferation of something called "street-style photography," which, the article explains, is "the photographing and posting of outlandishly but carefully attired men on the sidewalks of cities like Manhattan, London, and Milan." (Alas, this article is available only to subscribers.) (WSJ)
—Blair Pfander. Follow her at @blairpfander.
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