Upon arriving at the Highline Hotel for Cynthia Rowley's presentation on Saturday evening, we were handed a program covered in images of her inspirations for spring. There were colorful leis, tulips, crashing waves, a dog wearing a pineapple on its head, and, the most curious of all, Luke Wilson as ... More >>
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is slightly loosening up its tie with their latest Costume Institute exhibition "PUNK: Chaos to Couture," which opens Thursday and is on view through August 14. "Punk began as an impulse, as a feeling," curator Andrew Bolton said during a press preview this morning. ... More >>
Roberto Cavalli has got real cojones, and you have to admire the way they're styled. The man who specializes in exotic prints and sandblasted jeans hates anything too minimal, and he's not afraid to say it. "Just look at American fashion," he told an interviewer, "which is almost fashion. It's ter ... More >>
Last night was the end of Fashion Week, and Lincoln Center cleared of glitter, silk, and eating disorders so the emphasis can go back to opera for several months. But down at Tribeca Cinemas, the night marked a very special screening of The Tents, James Belzer's sweeping look back at the way fashio ... More >>
"On Nov. 26, 2010, MAC introduced Ms. Minaj's Pink Friday lipstick, selling all 3,000 in stock in 15 minutes, in addition to an eye-popping 27,000 in the next three weeks. The company spent little on advertising, Mr. Demsey said, with sales driven mostly by Ms. Minaj's voluminous postings to fans vi ... More >>
The Guardian has seen The Iron Lady, with the esteemed Meryl Streep as British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, and they're not afraid to tell us about it. The film, they say, is a "breezy, whistle-stop tour through the unstable nitroglycerin of Thatcher's life and times." They insist that it's l ... More >>
That's what I got thanks to Tom & Lorenzo's succulent interview with me in the gay monthly's new food issue. (Well, I serve dish, remember? Besides, utensils are in my book's title.) Thanks, Tom, Lorenzo, and Metrosource editor-in-chief Paul Hagen. By the way, here's what I told Tom & Lo ... More >>
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images. Debbie and I arrived at Fashion's Night Out like lambs to the slaughter. Never having attended before, we had no idea what kinds of mewling, puking throngs would fi ... More >>
We have to hear 'I'm Too Sexy' again, and 40 other angry reasons
Back in 2009 when Fashion's Night Out launched, Anna Wintour, the brainchild behind the event, aimed to celebrate the fashion industry and its consumers with an all-night party at shops and department stores throughout the city, in an attempt to spruce up retail sales in the wake of the marke ... More >>
Barack Obama's in town! This means that a) traffic is going to be a disaster and b) we can write some fan fiction. One of his stops is an expensive dinner hosted by Anna Wintour and Harvey Weinstein -- could you think of a pair more opposite in physicality but more alike in power? -- at Weins ... More >>
Ruvan, we love you, but you're freaking us out!
Hold onto your designer undies! Playgirl's Daniel Nardicio had a run-in with Nick Gruber, the 21-year-old lover of Mr. "Eternity," Calvin Klein. Says Nardicio:
theoffside.comThis pretty much sums it up.Although Keith McNally surrendered his plans to build a Pulino's Café in the old Village Paper space, he's not going gentle into that good night.
Dying by degrees at the New York Film Festival
All photos by Stacey AndersonDonald Trump took a break from his burgeoning mosque empire to drop by Michael Kors' presentation on Wednesday--and though his old limelight nemesis Anna Wintour was also in attendance, the runway was free of bloodshed. Trump did bray about God-knows-what in close ... More >>
David WentworthCushnie et Ochs Attending the spring collections is always like a good, stern reminder not to go overboard on the holiday cookies. It's virtually impossible not to see a collection without some bare stomachs or bare breasts or bare backsides, and we got to see all three at Vena ... More >>
We've been counting down the days until this very moment: the first day of Fashion Week at its new location. And although Bryant Park is a mere two miles away from Lincoln Center, it feels like we're in another world. We take our first glimpse of the new setup and see no sign of white tents or bi ... More >>
via PoshLittleTutus.comIf you have a young child and you're involved in the fashion industry, you probably want to scream and pull your hair out this week, both Fashion Week and the first week of school. Realizing what a bitch these two yearly milestones can be, the New York Times wrote about bo ... More >>
Angela Ashman "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 >>
Discussed: Diane von Furstenberg, Rachel Roy, Betsey Johnson Stacey AndersonDVFIn Diane von Furstenberg's Fall 2010 line program, she explains her inspiration thusly: "I always wanted to live a man's life in a woman's body." And in that man's life, there will be glamour--oh, endless glitz. ... More >>
Photo by David Wentworth Discussed: United Bamboo, Rag & Bone, Zero Maria Cornejo Ladies, this fall, it's time to book that trip to Greenland! Or climb Mount Everest! Or fly around the world solo! Yes, more than a few designers are preparing us for thrilling adventure (think Amelia Earhart) ... More >>
You can't be a fabulous pop star like her, no matter what she tells you
The Rev. Andrew O'Connor, who serves in what he describes as "the parish of Jennifer Lopez," has an untraditional sideline. O'Connor, who has been making patterns since he was 16, designs and manufactures high-priced hand-sewn clothing out of hand-woven organic cotton fabric. Anna Wintour is ... 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 >>
From the Jill Stuart show. Photo by Graham Rayman. What makes the fashion industry such an elitist, exclusory world? Vogue's Anna Wintour attempted to explain it in the moderately sympathetic new documentary The September Issue; she insisted, with clipped British finality, that the unstyli ... More >>
Of all the invitations we've received to Fashion Week, the one for 3.1 Phillip Lim in the Tent (with a capital T) at Bryant Park is the prettiest. Red thread has actually been sewn into the paper to make a swirling "PL" design suitable for framing. Many designers e-mailed invitations this year to ... More >>
Stacey AndersonPatricia Field is just that into you Yesterday was day four of Fashion Week and also President's Day (pour a Veuve Clicquot on the curb for McKinley!), and your correspondents were happily back in our own turf: downtown. The Bryant Park tents in Midtown are glamorous, sure, with thei ... More >>
A Q&A before he brings Bush to Broadway.
Yes and no. But there are lots of small consolations.
The non-dish on Nancy McKeon; the worst recession sale in town.
I told you so.
Vintage Esquire covers have their day at MOMA
Go ahead and melt your jewelry to pay for it
Diary of a mad housedress
Highbrow? Lowbrow? New York welcomes Spaceman Blues's alien invasion.
Bryan Singer resurrects Superman, while Meryl Streep sinks her teeth into the fashion world
A decent Factory: Tim Burton's enjoyable Roald Dahl redux delves into Wonka weirdness
An interview with Simon Doonan about his nastiest, favorite memories
What to do after you've slept with the Strokes
The Fine Art of Picking a Shtick
Mademoiselle Buried; Bazaar Resurrected
The Spring '99 Collections