Azealia Banks is the foul-mouthed fashionista who in a matter of months since her track “212” became a viral sensation has become the darling of the couture crowd. Trust the musically interested Kaiser Karl to book her for his Paris party back in January and then again for the Chanel opening in Japan where her performance will surely go down as one of the more interesting moments of fashion history. Sarah Jessica Parker, Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls hardly batted an eyelid. But whatever one’s reservations about her saucy lyrics her bouncy cute style and charming manner have made her one popular hip hop princess and the perfect choice to sing at the Serpentine Summer Party which was co-hosted by Leon Max. She emerged to perform in huge wings which when she worked the stage jostled around in the most delightful, darling way. And there’s nothing more satisfying than watching hoards of socialites bouncing up and down to killa hip hop lyrics in their uptown outfits. When her set was over she scooped by her New Best Friend, the Brit IT model of the moment Cara Delevingne, and off they went together bouncing and laughing into the Serpentine sunset.
Contributing Editor: Richard Dennen