It's the weekend, baby!
Before we dive into what went down these past seven days, let's get some housekeeping out of the way: Kanye West kept doing stuff with Julia Fox, continued harassing Kim Kardashian online, and later turned his attention to Billie Eilish, who supposedly "dissed" Travis Scott by pausing her concert to help a fan.
All in the name of drumming up free press for his upcoming album, DONDA 2.
This week indulged some other divisive figures, too: Mark Zuckerberg's Meta continued to flop, Philipp Plein dropped $1.4 million on real estate in the metaverse, and the Kardashians got a new reality TV show.
In more important news, Angelo Baque joined the Queens Museum's Board of Trustees, an appointment that will see the Awake NY founder invite a more diverse cohort of artists to take part in exhibitions.
Also in designer goings-on: Telfar Clemens broke the internet with his latest bag colorway, "Corned Beef," a reference to Liberian culture and food.
Speaking of drops — there's a new JJJJOUND x New Balance 990V3 on the way, NIGO's KENZO officially hit the market, Palace x Detroit Tigers collaborated, and Hajime Sorayama designed a $10,000 penis-shaped incense burner for Richardson.
"On February 9, bids for the luxurious AF1s peaked at a whopping $352,000 for a tiny size US 5. Other pairs — including a similarly small size US 5.5 — scooped six figure results between $100k and $176k."
"'I get a lot of young artists creating 3D and 2D art or styling their own outfits in reference to my collections and tagging me — this connection through social media let me know that there are people out there that really understand what I am trying to say, and inspire me to continue.'"
"Rihanna's street style is normally a must-see phenomenon, but her pregnancy style? It's already one for the books."
"The Certified Lover Boy himself was actually there, along with a motley crew of celebs that included DONDA 2 producer Future, Offset, Kendall Jenner, and disgraced rapper Travis Scott, who's apparently joining Marilyn Manson on DONDA 2. A proper nightmare blunt rotation."
"The Academy be damned! We're giving these institutionally overlooked movies, actors, and movie-related phenomenons the flowers they deserve."
"If you've been spending time on TikTok, you'll know that plenty of athletes are taking to the app to showcase their country's uniforms and gear."