Style Notes: Kanye West Calls Ralph Lauren "Daddy"; New American Apparel Ads Debut in 'Vice'

Kanye West - H 2015
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Kanye West - H 2015

Four fashion stories to help you forget that you're not at Coachella.

In a profile by The New York Times style magazine, T, Kanye West discussed his long journey to finally being taken seriously in the fashion industry. The piece is littered with quote-worthy Kanye-isms as the rapper describes his ego, his family and Ralph Lauren — whom he jokingly refers to as, "daddy." [T]

Under new CEO Paula Schneider, American Apparel is embracing a new vision for the company — starting with its ads. Known for its racy campaigns in years past, the company unveiled a completely revamped look when it debuted its newest ads starring "real" (fully-clothed) women, in Vice magazine. [WWD]

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CFDA Fashion Icon Award winner Pharrell Williams (also famous for making music from time to time) is adding yet another fashionable endeavor to his résumé. South African retailer Woolsworth announced today that Williams will be the company's new style director for sustainability-focused projects in Africa. [Bloomberg]

Giuliana Rancic has confirmed that she will be returning to Fashion Police when the show returns from its hiatus later this year. The E! News host also confirmed that the controversial comment about Zendaya's hair— which resulted in the Kelly Osbourne's departure— was written for her by one of the show's writers.  [Extra