A look at historical fashions with New York as a backdrop
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Lisa Hanawalt cracks you up
A Vogue star tells her story
Scenes from capitalism's big annual fashion celebration
If there are three things that New York GOP Chairman Ed Cox loves they're puns, chick flicks, and more puns!In his latest attack on President Barack Obama's proclivity for partying with celebrities, the chairman issued a statement this afternoon bashing Bam over tonight's fundraiser at the home of S ... More >>
Yes, there are rules. Disobey them and you become fashion-unfabulous in the drop of a hemline. *Run around Lincoln Center every day, telling strangers, "Gosh, I hate Fashion Week! I wouldn't be here if I didn't absolutely have to be!" This gives out the impression that you have some incred ... More >>
Doug Zell, the founder of Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea, has teamed up with his old frat buddy, the philanthropist and former real estate developer Robert Buono. Now the two will share the title of Co-C.E.O. in an effort to expand the business. [Diner's Journal] No New York chefs will compet ... More >>
As Fashion Week approacheth, it's time for my very chic screed about why I can't stand it, even though I secretly wish I was an 80-pound model winning international validation for clomping down a runway in an asymmetrical plaid tutu. But the truth is, there's so much to hate about this expre ... More >>
Hurricane Irene is nothing compared to this
The New York Times has a pretty well-done interactive infographic this weekend, attached to a story about an unconventional Brooklyn family. Our country's demographics skew increasingly toward the non-traditional; the days of 2.4 kids and a dog are no longer. The infographic shows you how man ... More >>
Everywhere you turn your fashionable head at Fashion Week, there she is -- Vogue empress Anna Wintour, looking magisterial and divoon, darling. Or is that her? It's hard to tell because she's always surrounded by at least two burly bodyguards!
Stacey AndersonSarah Jessica Parker spends another Sunday in churchOh, to be a fly on the wall at the fashion PR houses when they plan the front rows; it must involve the most strategy since storming Normandy. Sunday's celebrity lineup at Diane von Furstenberg was the master class, conspicuou ... More >>
All photos by Stacey AndersonBarney's welcomes youFriday evening, somewhere between the Gucci-jostling melee outside Bergdorf Goodman's and the raucous, champagne-tippling dancing at the Soho Prada boutique, the second annual Fashion's Night Out established its firm identity: it is Halloween, ... More >>
Dont be fashion road-kill this year
This lady knows how to party (really).Dear Anna Wintour, Thank you so very much for creating the best party of the year! Last year's awesome debut of Fashion's Night Out -- Wintour's response to the dour economic and retail state -- concluded that the only way to make people shop again is to ... More >>
Here's how to get your approval rating back up: Win 'em over with your style! Mayor Bloomberg had some choice quotes this morning at a conference to discuss New York's upcoming Fashion's Night Out festivities. (Also in attendance: Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Zac Posen, and other f ... More >>
Vogue editor Anna Wintour is battling restaurateur Serge Becker in his bold attempt to open the Jamaican eatery Miss Lily's in her uppity neighborhood. Wintour feels Becker's places attract the wrong kind of people.
Salute. Photo by Sam Horine.In the week we finally got to unleash the initial Siren Festival details on the world (July 17! 10th anniversary! Matt & Kim, Ted Leo, Surfer Blood, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Harlem! Totally free!), we celebrated Cinco De Mayo like Anna Wintour, Pharrell, a ... More >>
God bless America. All photos via BBC.And the award for best life this week goes to N.E.R.D's Pharrell Williams, who spent Monday night inducing Anna Wintour and Oprah to dance at the Met Gala after party, only to then head south on Wednesday to take part in the White House's Cinco De Mayo ce ... More >>
Anna Wintour, Diddy, and Oprah got their rap on like it was 1998. MTV's Jersey Shore is being sued for profiting off of... being Jersey Shore. Letterman's extortionist is off to the hoosegow. The SexFraggle now known as Ke$ha played a Bat Mitzvah at Cipriani. These are Wednesday's Gossip Folk ... More >>
Second from the left, no? Credit: BBCIt's not quite Katie Couric busting the world's most unseemly move, but the above photo would seem to be evidence of Vogue editrix Anna Wintour's ability to clap her hands in a somewhat demonstrative and possibly even rhythmic way. Or is it just a lookalik ... More >>
Recession-proof shopping for vintage-gear geeks!
Legendary New York painter Chuck Close has been named by President Obama to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. Close came to fame by taking photographs of his subjects and then sometimes using an airbrush and grids to create hyper-realist paintings from them. (A nice syno ... More >>
all photos by David AtlasLady Gaga at Radio City Music Hall"She's worn red latex to meet Queen Elizabeth, possibly dethroned a queen of a different sort (Madonna), collaborated twice with Beyonce, compelled Barbara Walters to say 'bluffin' with my muffin' on prime-time television, reminded th ... More >>
Kylie! Photo by Santiago Felipe.In the week a tiny little boy named Falcon first captured America's heart and then threw up on that heart on live television and even rhymed about doing so in song, we swam feebly in the ocean of headlines involving both Michael Jackson and Paul Anka, DJ AM and ... More >>
Cast talk about Ugly style
As Anna Wintour goes, so goes the nation: today marks the start of Fashion Week, and tonight the first Fashion's Night Out, the Vogue empress's glam plan to get the bodies back in the stores. Over 300 retailers citywide will extend their hours until 11pm to host live music, celebrities, and o ... More >>
So in addition to Matisyahu and Cold Cave, you can see the Rapture for free tonight, too! One imagines this is only the tip of the iceberg as far as events go tonight, but one also imagines that to delve much further into the addled logic of these Fashion's Night Out parties and their random ... More >>
. . . we ask, In stilettos or Mary Janes?
Goodbye to all of that!
Mayor Bloomberg's getting really creative in his attempts in stim the city's failing economy: today he, Anna Wintour, Vera Wang and others announce that they'll hold "Fashion's Night Out" on Thursday, September 10, and call on rag traders "to keep their doors open late." They claim over 100 stores ... More >>
They gave out the National Magazine Awards last night. We were ineligible, unfortunately, so we missed the event at Rose Hall at Lincoln Center, which the Observer called "understated" with "fewer attendees" than in years past, and lamented that "the open bar closed promptly at a few minutes before ... More >>
It's been a long fashion week. Voice editors Araceli Cruz and Stacey Anderson say goodbye. Stacey AndresonBest model at Betsey Johnson AC: Ok, I'm sad. I feel my life becoming ordinary again. SA: And I'm sick. It is so exhausting, this fabulousness. AC: That's what happens when you cover a gazil ... More >>
Is that the real Paris Hilton?David Wentworth With an intro of Jimi Hendrix's "Star-Spangled Banner" and a soundtrack made up of the Black Keys and the Rolling Stones, Monday's William Rast show has got to be the biggest fashion rock spectacle of Fashion Week. It's the line co-designed by Justin Ti ... More >>
Where trends are set before they get to Vogue
We've been toying with the idea of an Olsen-inspired concept for winter. Kind of a disheveled rich girl thing, which would only be complete with a ratty-looking fur jacket/coat/stole. But this is tricky. How do we all feel about this trend—morally, aesthetically, etc.? Is fake fur better than real ... More >>
Personal Umbrella Holders, duh. Or should we say "puh"! (It's been a long week, culminating in a vicious hangover, so just bear with us.) Obviously, Diddy started it all with his ingenious wingman, Fonzworth. A couple years later, this has apparently ceased to be hilarious and become real. Last week ... More >>
Talking with Project Runway bad boy Santino Rice
Pie, Anna Wintour, and the history of fur protest
Björk's swan dress and free dress patterns from John Galliano on the web
When Fashion Became Unfashionable During 'Fashion Week'
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