Cardi & Reebok, Katy, Jr. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom…Fashion News, Again

Cardi B designs for lady athletes, Katy Perry sporting some delicious latex, recognition for costume designers, and some museum exhibitions, top another news round-up for this week. 

Cardi B’s collaboration with Reebok, a line of lady curve-hugging athletic wear, goes on sale next week (4/23). Tagged with the line “Hot and Unbothered,” this new collection features bras, bottoms, tops, and a bodysuit that Reebok says was designed so women could “focus on performance while also staying confident and sexy (for the girls who want to pair it with heels and wear it to the club).” 

Cardi B partnered with Reebok, most recently on sneakers.

Katy Perry wowed with her wardrobe for a second week in a row. This time, she was ushering in original “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul as Paula steps back onto the show to be a guest judge. For Abdul’s appearance, Perry sported a blue latex mini with cutout neckline from Bottega Veneta. 

On Tuesday night, the films “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Mulan,” and “Promising Young Woman” all won at the 2021 Costume Designers Guild Awards. The event presented digitally and live-streamed across Twitter was held to celebrate and recognize excellence in film, TV, and short-form costume design.

At 89, Ma Rainey’s winner, costume designer Ann Roth, ties the record for the oldest Oscar nominee to win an award.

Our friends over at Echo City Capers, the fanciful children’s books series that features slapstick superhero Nightbat and an array of bumbling baddies, have launched a new Youtube page (see here). Echo City recently published three new books for their “Jr.” line for beginning readers: “The Ballad Of Otto The Oak,” “U Be U,” and the 2nd Echo City Capers Activity Book.”

The Costume Institute will present a two-part exhibition for the next two years in two areas of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Part one, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” opens on 9/18/2021, and “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” opens on 5/5/2022.

In another museum exhibition, UK’s Saatchi Gallery will present their exhibition “JR: Chronicles” in June. This will mark the first major exhibition in the England of famous French artist JR with the Saatchi Gallery expanding the Brooklyn Museum’s presentation of the JR: Chronicles presented just recently.

Indeed, there’s more news, on any given day, let alone across a whole week, concerning fashion, alternative or not, costume designs, superheroes, and comics, and latex loving. Once again, we attempted to just scratch just the surface.

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