Couture Fashion

  • Voice Choices

    October 23, 2013


    Wear your best sailor look to the Brooklyn Museum

  • Voice Choices

    September 25, 2013


    Sign Tavi Gevinson’s yearbook

  • Voice Choices

    September 11, 2013


    Hit the runway shows in Brooklyn

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Gwyneth Hated The Met Punk Gala, It Turns Out!

    I have increased respect for the Iron Man 3 star. Asked about the Met Museum's Gala--the haute-couture parade of rich people supposedly honoring the punk movement (which was enraged by commodified wealth and snooty complacence)--Gwynnie declared, "I'm never going again!" "It was so un-fun. I was b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    WTF is Betsey Johnson Doing?

    We're so confused about Betsey Johnson, you guys. Aren't you? What is she doing? Although we'll always love her for helping us fulfill our dreams of looking like a punk rock, glitter-infused cupcake at prom, its been a bumpy road for fans of the nutty 70-year-old designer. First, in April 2012, sh ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 12, 2012

    Will Work For Fashion

    The latest up-and-coming designers hit Williamsburg

  • Voice Choices

    June 6, 2012


    Last chance to catch two terrific Cindy Sherman exhibitions

  • Voice Choices

    February 15, 2012


    A new documentary remembers the tents

  • Voice Choices

    January 11, 2012


    Fashion icons talk past, 
present, and future

  • Voice Choices

    September 7, 2011


    A fashion icon opens her wardrobe to the public

  • Voice Choices

    May 18, 2011
  • Voice Choices

    April 20, 2011


    Don’t forget to wear your kilt

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Oscars 2011: Ranking the Red-Carpet Fashion Highs and Lows

    You had us at beard. ​At Refinery 29's Oscar Viewing Party at the W Hotel in Union Square last night, we waited eagerly to be wowed by the celebs on the red carpet. Alas, that moment never came. We mostly shrugged, "meh"ed, and nodded. Not even Helena Bonham Carter, whose eccentricity has kept ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Alexander McQueen, Rebellious British Designer, Found Dead; Today's NY Fashion Week Show Cancelled (UPDATED)

    From McQ's 2009 collection​Influential British fashion designer Alexander McQueen was found dead in his London home this morning. He was 40. Cause of death was apparently suicide, but police have not commented yet. He was slated today to present his contemporary McQ line's Fall 2010 collectio ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 6, 2009


    Two new exhibits on fashion photography's greats

  • Voice Choices

    April 22, 2009


    Reflecting on what makes supermodels so super

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008
  • Voice Choices

    July 29, 2008


    Fire-breathing fun in Queens

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    Vive le Baguette

    After 12 long years of inglorious defeat to the Japanese and Americans in the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie (the World Cup of Baking), the French have finally recaptured the gold medal. The competition is judged on three items: a baguette, a yeast pastry and a showpiece that's not meant to be eat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2007

    From the Front: Yaeger on Why 'Some Like It Haute'

    This week our fashion expert, Lynn Yaeger, visits Nan Kempner's exhibit at the Costume Institute. A display of haute couture past, the late socialite's wardrobe can't help highlight the industry's contemporary wane. Yaeger explains: Now so many faithful haute couture customers have passed away t ... More >>

  • Art

    January 16, 2007

    Some Like It Haute

    Does a socialite's wardrobe at the Met represent the last gasp of couture?

  • NYC Life

    October 18, 2005

    Bloody Brilliant

    Pie, Anna Wintour, and the history of fur protest

  • Film

    December 30, 2003

    All About Yves

    A new look: Saint Laurent, in two biographical yarns, reveals his unique elements of style