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Kenya Barris’s Secret Weapon Helped Turned Yara Shahidi into a Style Icon with Costume designer Michelle Cole—who creates fashion statements for the characters on both Black-ish and Grown-ish—mixes high and low. It’s a beautiful spring day on the Disney lot in Burbank, but Michelle Colehas no idea. The Emmy-nominated costume designer behind the TV series In Living Color and The Bernie Mac Show is burrowed inside her workshop, the greatest thrift store you’ve ever seen, where Chanel and Dolce and Gabbana mix effortlessly with Zara and Target. Here is where Cole crafts costumes for Kenya Barris’s Black-ish, about the Johnson...

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Beyoncé and Jay Z stunned the world on June 16 when they dropped their epic new joint album, Everything Is Love and the music video for the track, “Apesh-t.” The majestic video features the power couple — who are billed on the album simply as “The Carters” — in none other than the Louvre, where they flex on the Mona Lisa in pastel suits and throw a dance party in front of the Great Sphinx of Tanis.    

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By: Noah Lehava Styling: Noah Lehava Photography: Tristan Kallas   Encapsulating a scene, mood, and character as complex, relatable and hilarious as Issa Rae in HBO’s Insecure in one sweatshirt seems damn near impossible for, well, all of us. Not for costume designer Ayanna James Kimani though—she seemingly oozes the skill of finding the perfect outfit from her pores. She’ll credit her curiosity to find and desire to champion unknown (on a mass scale that is) designers to her knack for dressing the insanely popular show’s cast in a scene-complimenting wardrobe. And to the red carpet where she styles names like...

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Brash and Bold and a wee bit berserk - Katt Williams, the king of Club Comedy, has for years proved that he can't be stopped. Or fully understood. GQ gets into the mind of the most mysterious American funnyman. Styled by Marcus Paul, style expert. https://www.gq.com/story/katt-williams-gq-profile-2018

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When it comes to the skills necessary to become a successful fashion stylist, Jason Bolden possesses more than a great eye. Some might call him a visionary as he turns Hollywood star after star into an elegant red-carpet standout. (After all, consider the first four letters of his last name.) Right now, he’s on a roll. Earlier this month, Bolden composed a trio of distinctive looks for Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Met Gala in New York, which has been heralded as the fashion scene’s equivalent to the Oscars. Bolden guided “Grown-ish” star Yara Shahidi out of her comfort zone...

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