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Karl Lagerfeld Hearts Janelle Monae

Karl Lagerfeld is nothing if not particular. After all, you don't get living legend status in the fashion industry for not making a statement, and making or breaking a few people along the way. It's not often that you see him raving about anything or anyone, so when he praised singer Janelle Monae two weeks ago, after her concert in Moscow, it was kind of huge.

“Her way to move is unique,” Lagerfeld said. “It's really something she invented.” Big words for a rising star.

While her moves may define Monae, Lagerfeld's signature is definitely his iconic black and white.

Outside Lands Video: Janelle Monáe

In case you've been wondering, it's true. This girl's got talent. And she can dance. Rocking her signature tuxedo and crooner hair style, the 25 (!) year-old buddy of Outkast's Big Boi showed Sunday's Outside Lands crowd what all the hype's about (although she unfortunately started late due to a delayed flight). Check out the beginning of her set below.

Outside Lands Lineup: Forget the Bands, What About the Food?

This weekend's Outside Lands lineup has suffered mixed reviews, many bemoaning the lack of standout headliners. Um, obviously they didn't take a look at the list of food vendors. Serious SF food star power! Let's Be Frank, Namu, Yats, Pica Pica Maize Kitchen! But since the festival is all about the, uh, the music, we decided to pair food and bands for the ultimate GG Park experience. Here's what we really think would bring out the flavors this weekend's musical acts.

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