Style Notes: Giorgio Armani Talks "Homosexual" Dressing; Teva Goes High Fashion

Giorgio Armani - H 2015
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Giorgio Armani - H 2015

Four fashion stories for your post-munchies entertainment.

Fear not, Birkenstock lovers, for the "ugly/pretty" sandal trend is not dead. Teva is the latest '90s shoe brand to go high fashion with the launch of its second Opening Ceremony collaboration (which Jamie Chung sported at Coachella, obviously). The flatforms and strappy Velcro sandals look perfectly on trend for normcore fashionistas, but — more important — they appear perfectly comfy, too. [Vogue]

Watch out Blake Lively and Gwyneth Paltrow, there's a new blond actress entering the lifestyle website game. Reese Witherspoon's Draper James, which launches soon, aims to provide a shopping experience "inspired by Southern style, grace and charm." But is it gluten-free?! [Racked

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Eighty-year-old fashion designer Giorgio Armani got candid during an interview with the Sunday Times, in which he called Miuccia Prada "a fashion snob," referred to plastic surgery as "idiocy" and said homosexuals should not "dress homosexual," but rather dress "as a man." Despite the negativity, he did compliment Cate Blanchett as an icon of graceful aging — a statement that we can all get behind. [Telegraph]

In the wake of the #FreeTheNipple campaign, which has filled feeds with countless photos of blurred nips and women in pasties and has Madonna, Miley Cyrus and Cara Delevingne among its supporters, Instagram has "clarified" its community guidelines for the first time since the platform launched. The somewhat ambiguous update states, "post photos and videos that are appropriate for a diverse audience," and expands that while photos of breast-feeding and of art are allowed, obscene and sexualized nudity is not. [The L.A. Times]