Fashion Criticism

  • Film

    May 15, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    "Eat Your Heart Out, Lindsay Lohan!"

    That's what timeless funny lady Joan Rivers just tweeted, along with the following photo:

  • Voice Choices

    February 20, 2013


    You! Walk the red carpet to this fabulous oscar Party

  • Voice Choices

    July 4, 2012


    Don’t let these guys 
catch you on a bad hair day

  • Voice Choices

    March 28, 2012


    Cintra Wilson discusses Fear and Clothing

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Oscars 2012: Best Dresses With the Meh Factor

    Dear Ladies of the Red Carpet: Where's the shock of the swan dress or the pizzazz of the goth showgirl of yesteryear? Come on, ladies, this is the Oscars, and it's 2012! Why are so many of you million dollar actresses playing the Grace Kelly card? We are fully aware that all of you can't pull off ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 1, 2012


    How the Internet and fashion 
make revolutionary strides

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Fashion Week: Pageant Kids Go Wild West at Cicciabella

    Sharyn Jackson"Wanted Dead or Alive"​Last night I watched two hours of Lifetime's Dance Moms to prepare for the amazingness I knew I was going to behold this afternoon. Cicciabella, the outdoor slipper designer, showed its 2012 Cowgirl Riders line: western booties for the under-8 crowd. A gagg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Julian Assange Named to Best Dressed List, Time's 100 Most Influential People

    ​Julian Assange joins U.S. President Barack Obama, actor Colin Firth and designer Tom Ford on a list of the 20 best dressed men in the world from the French magazine Le Figaro Madame, as reported by CNN Mexico. Placement on the list is something of a coup for Assange, whose look was described ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2011

    Oscars 2011: The Official Runnin' Scared Red Carpet Live Blog! (We're Wearing Valentino.)

    ​Let's get this party started! We have chocolate marshmallow cookies, and wine, and cheese and crackers, and maybe we'll get pizza. And, most importantly, we have CELEBRITIES CONGRATULATING THEMSELVES FOR BEING CELEBRITIES. And Billy Crystal. Whee! Herewith, Runnin' Scared's official live blog ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 26, 2011


    A party for the football illiterate

  • Voice Choices

    April 27, 2010


    So you think you have original style? Think again.

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Isaac Mizrahi Tells Trippy Fairytale Story​Fashion Week ended with a fairytale happy ending, thanks in part to Isaac Mizrahi's "Central Park Story Book" fall collection. So what's it like getting a fifteen-minute peek into the mind of the fashion-forward fairy godfather? Think: the Upper East Side on ecstasy. Elevated bag lad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Leaving Planet Earth With David Byrne at Narciso Rodriguez; Fur Explosion At Dennis Basso

    ​Cuban designer Narciso Rodriguez is preparing for the future--as if he knows the apocalypse is just around the corner and is attempting to send us a message, don't fret, apparently he can save us. We should have known by the dramatic drumming soundtrack that Rodriguez' Fall Collection show T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Rebecca Taylor Packs The Tents; Tony Cohen Goes Space-Age

    Araceli CruzActress Sophia Bush at Rebecca Taylor​ It's rare to see people walk out of a fashion show, but that is indeed what happened at Rebecca Taylor--but only because the Salon tent in Bryant Park was so overcrowded Sunday afternoon that even those standing couldn't see a thing. We're ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 29, 2009


    Party like 007 at Casino Royale

  • Voice Choices

    October 13, 2009


    Robin Givhan, Isaac Mizrahi, and Ashley Olsen discuss your future wardrobe

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Mayor Discusses Fashion with WWD

    Liz Benjamin reports that Mayor Bloomberg stepped off the stage at the FIT benefit at Cipriani's last night and into an impromptu interview with a fashion reporter, Meghan Cass of WWD's Footwear News. The Mayor began with his customary charm, insulting the Daily News' Adam Lisberg ("You're much bett ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 7, 2009

    Perez Hilton Dishes on Anderson Cooper

    Attention, bottom-feeders: This column ends with blind items.

  • Voice Choices

    December 24, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008
  • Voice Choices

    July 9, 2008


    Turning the pages of history

  • News

    March 4, 2008

    Post-Oscars, the Dress Knock-Off Crowd Gets Busy

    . . and the debate over copies crops up again

  • Voice Choices

    February 19, 2008


    What real urbanites are wearing

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2007

    It's Official: CBGB To Be John Varvatos. But Wait, There's More.

    From our flat-mate Runnin' Scared: Designer John Varvatos gave Voice writer Lynn Yaeger the brush-off despite repeated attempts for comment and then officially announces that he's opening a boutique in the storefront that once housed CBGB on the same day her article "All Sold Out at CBGB" hit newst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2007

    Yes! The Soul of Rock Music Will Live on the Bowery

    Workers removed the bar from the CBGB Gallery a few weeks ago. Designer John Varvatos will be peddling $125 guitar T-shirts from there soon. Designer John Varvatos gave Voice writer Lynn Yaeger the brush-off despite repeated attempts for comment and then officially announces that he's opening a b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2007

    Yaeger Braves the F Train and the Plus-Size Market

    Lynn Yaeger is at it again this week, writing about fashion for the people. She wonders what level of style is really available to bigger girls -- even average-size women? To find out, Yaeger leaves Manhattan, which we've seen many times, but usually she's heading to Paris or Tokyo, not Brooklyn. Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 12, 2007

    Fashion Week is Hell

    Lynn Yaeger did fashion week so the rest of us don't have to. And thankfully, she describes her week in a diary full of hilariously unglamorous moments: being in hot rooms, throbbing crowds, boring parties, pretentious conversations. Here's one of our favorite moments: 4:28 At Yeohlee, my seatmate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2007

    Heely-Wearers: Repent or Perish!

    In our little rant about men's fashion don'ts the other day, we didn't even mention the ultimate deal-breaker, the chastity belt of modern footwear: the Heely. Did you know they make them for adults? That doesn't mean it's OK, fellers. They made Segways and raver pants, too, but that was no excuse. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2007

    Yaeger to Kerouac: 'Hey, You Old Dharma Bum!'

    Today, Lynn Yaeger uses her column to write an open letter of sorts to Jack Kerouac, just to let him know how his image has made its way into today's high fashion. Hogan, the leather brand, has designed the "Jack Kerouac Project" to celebrate the 50th anniversary of On the Road. This is perhaps th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2007

    Lynn Yaeger Braves the Hamptons

    The Hamptons make us nervous. Anything that's even more exaggerated in reality than its own stereotype is a little disconcerting, but usually also somewhat entertaining. Intrepid fashion insider/outsider Lynn Yaeger ventures to East Hampton this week and reports on the jitney, the shopping, and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2007

    Yaeger on Fashion's Rare Fatties

    This week, Lynn Yaeger comments on a new study that says your fat friends make you fat: The experts say they think the reason behind all this is that you get used to looking at people who are hefty and, after a while, guess what?—they don't look all that bad to you! You gradually shift your idea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2007
  • Blogs

    March 22, 2007

    Buy What You Want! Yaeger on 'The Secret'

    (From here: Illustration by Ryan Sanchez) This week our fashion expert, Lynn Yaeger, takes on The Secret, Rhonda Byrne's popular book on how to use the Law of Attraction to achieve personal success. In Shopping With The Secret, Yaeger writes: I now use The Secret's secret weapon, the Law of Attra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2007
  • Blogs

    February 14, 2007

    From the Front: Yaeger on a Season "Under the Influence of the Dogs of War"

    (Dali's in the house at Ben Cho) This week our fashion expert, Lynn Yaeger, weaves through the threads of New York Fashion Week and finds "the runways this season are heavily under the influence of the dogs of war." She observes: Of course, no one is admitting this outright. Vera Wang skirts aro ... 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 >>

  • NYC Life

    January 10, 2006

    Awards for Awards

    Fashionable highlights and lowlights from last night's Golden Globes

  • NYC Life

    March 1, 2005
  • NYC Life

    March 1, 2005

    Spin Cycle

    From Marc Spitz's Talking Heads to Interpol and Joan Rivers

  • Columns

    July 20, 2004
  • NYC Life

    January 15, 2002

    Borrowed Finery

    Saint Laurent as Thief

  • NYC Life

    August 15, 2000

    Plus-Size Models

    The Best-Dressed Cows

  • NYC Life

    May 11, 1999

    School Clothes

    Photos by Nina Roberts