As people filed into the Marc Jacobs show at the Lexington Avenue Armory last night, there were more than a few concerned faces and audible groans. The trouble was a fiery golden sun hanging from the ceiling, which cast an unflattering sepia tone on everyone in the room. "I forgot to wear sunblock," ... More >>
When we arrived for check-in at rag & bone on Friday night, the woman behind the table asked, "Are your hands cold?"
"How could you tell?" we said as we shook a layer of heavy snow from our hat.
And that was when she gave us a black squishy thing. Yes, it was a hand warmer.
Call us easy, but we w ... More >>
"Alicia! Alicia! Over here!" shouted the front-row photographers at Alicia Keys, who had just arrived at Moynihan Station to see the EDUN show. Decked out in sunglasses, a white blouse, and white jeans with black tuxedo stripes, she pulled another woman with long brown hair into the shot.
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They provided a Mister Softee truck. They handed out ice-cold Peroni and Perrier. But, alas, that still did not remedy the fact that the warehouse space at Moynihan Station, where Rag & Bone's show was held, felt more hot and humid than it actually was outside. Many in the audience used their in ... More >>
Has Anna Sui been hanging out at Paris Review parties? This was the thought that immediately crossed our minds when out walked the model with the big glasses, blue cardigan, plaid skirt, and perfectly geeked-out cuckoo-clock print blouse. And then, just to make sure we got the point, Sui showed a ge ... More >>
Well before Marc Jacobs's show even got started, it was hard not to be impressed. To design his set, he'd hired artist Rachel Feinstein, who created what appeared to be a crumbling castle in the woods and an elevated winding path leading out into the audience. It immediately called to mind something ... More >>
Could there be anything more thrilling to the Fashion Week crowd than waiting for a Marc Jacobs show to start? The excitement had been mounting all week with talk that Jacobs was in negotiations to take over at Dior after the departure of John Galliano. Adding to the anticipatio ... More >>
Angela AshmanAnna Sui
Sometimes Anna Sui, who is known for her love of everything retro, can design collections that feel too groovy to be modern. But for her spring collection, which she showed last night at Lincoln Center, Sui pulled her influences from all the right sources for a collectio ... More >>
Even the most jaded fashionistas will agree that nothing warms the heart at Fashion Week more than a Betsey Johnson show. Last night at Lincoln Center, the 69-year-old breast-cancer survivor (who still does a cartwheel and splits at the end of her shows!) sent a parade of curvy ... More >>
Photos by Angela AshmanSofia Coppola.
After a week of dashing around to shows and enduring more than a few disappointments, attending Anna Sui was as comforting as getting together with an old friend. While other designers scramble to guess what women want now, Sui happily does whatever she ... More >>
Adios Carlos D! Photo by Lee Gwyn.In this week's Voice, we present our fall arts guide: Mikael Wood on the return of Interpol, sans Carlos D; Angela Ashman goes shopping with Karen O's style guru, Christian Joy; Aaron Hillis interviews director Oliver Stone; James Hannaham talks to author Mat ... More >>
"It's a dream!" Zac Posen excitedly said about his new Target line launch party last night, which kicked off the 24-hour shopping event -- going on until 11 p.m. tonight -- at a pop-up store in the New Yorker building.
And indeed it did feel like a dream as we -- Voice fashion ... More >>
Lizzi Bougatsos joins The Last Supper on Canal Street. Photo by David Wentworth.In this week's Village Voice, we present our Spring Arts Guide: Angela Ashman goes shopping with Gang Gang Dance's Lizzi Bougatsos, James Hannaham talks to Baise-Moi director Virginie Despentes, Ben Davis on Grúp ... More >>
Angela Ashman Alexa Chung
"The coats were amazing!" British trendsetter Alexa Chung squealed from her front-row seat at 3.1 Phillip Lim in the Tents. "It was a dream show!" The 26-year-old, who briefly hosted her own MTV program and is now collaborating with Madewell, had good reason to be ec ... More >>
Photos by Angela Ashman.
It was the kind of avant-garde spectacle that fashion outsiders would mock. Models, one by one, snipped away pieces of a spiral white dress worn by a model in the center of the room, until she was left wearing nothing but a bandeau top and high-waisted briefs. But ... More >>
[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Tuesday New York headlines...Obama urges Geithner to block AIG bonuses any way he can.Sagging economy means fewer boob jobs!East River bridge tolls die in the state senate. MTA rescue compromise still being worked out."I looked down and there was an a ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Pazz & Jop! More info here; results here.
In Books, Zach Baron talks to "Alien Vs. Predator" poet Michael Robbins and catches up with David Denby about the critic's new book, Snark, in the third edition of his monthly literary column, Lit Seen.
In Film ... More >>