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 >>
It's only Monday, but Assembly Member Dov Hikind already has a commanding lead in the Most Spectacularly Racist Gesture By A New York Politician This Week contest. As Politicker first reported, Hikind celebrated Purim this year with a costume party, for which a professional make-up artist transform ... More >>
...Amy Winehouse, Lindsay Lohan, Snooki, Johnny Depp, Susan Boyle, John Galliano, Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Lady Gaga... Virtually everyone who's ever lived. They're all linked here to bring you back to the time before I was dressed as Angelina Jolie, Clint Eastwood ... More >>
Curiosity led us early Tuesday evening toward Fred Torres Gallery in Chelsea. Courtney Love, visual artist? That sort of makes sense. Given Love's unpredictable reputation, we were not expecting to see her at the press preview for her debut art show, "And She's Not Even Pretty," let alone have a sit ... More >>
Remember the time?Does Kanye West exist because the world gives him so much attention? Or does the world exist because he gives it something to pay attention to? Heavy stuff, man. Whatever the answer is, the rapper-cum-producer has both dominated critics' best-ofs and been a celebrity-news st ... More >>
Here they are, folks, in all their illustrious loserhood. Step up and throw a spit ball at them! (6) President Obama He had some triumphant moments, mind you, but he couldn't seem to polish the rotten economy he inherited, despite some poignant efforts. It was downright painful to watch ... More >>
In my breathlessly enchanting cover story looking back at 2011, I decide that New York became "Fun City" again thanks to the double-dipping economic crisis that had everyone taking the stick out of their asses and riding it to the streets for protest marches, bonding experiences, and general camarad ... More >>
Here comes Santa Musto trying to squeeze his ass down various celebrities' chimneys to give them a steaming pile of the following appropriate presents for their futures: *A DVD of Schindler's List for the messy, mouthy John Galliano. Learn it, bitch!
Angela Ashman 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 >>
Tired, perhaps, of protesting gay marriage, as well as the funerals of soldiers, people who have died from AIDs, and little girls, Westboro Baptist Church, the hate-based Kansas "religious" sect focused on protesting tragedies or equal rights in order to make people really mad -- so that they ... More >>
For some reason, creative visionaries have felt emboldened to spill their deep, dark admiration for Adolf Hitler in public lately. First, designer John Galliano was ruined for screaming such thoughts at someone he felt deserved to be in an oven. And now, filmmaker Lars von Trier has been ba ... More >>
Gabrielle Hamilton on Blood, Bones & Butter: ""I wrote a book in a way that I would like more people to write books. I'm not afraid of the real truth. There is nothing you can tell me about yourself that is going to make me clutch my pearls." [NY Times] Once maligned for its cholesterol and ... More >>
In fact, he calls me a "schweinhund." This bizarre video is actually a promo for the book Beaver Street: A History of Modern Pornography by Robert Rosen. I'm quoted on the cover saying something saucy and approving about how ex porn magazine editor Rosen obviously took copious notes with hi ... More >>
Here's the 'Sex and the City' stylist's official statement: "IN PRAISE OF JOHN GALLIANO Beauty, intelligence and energy would describe John as I know him. Where in this trilogy could one find hate? I ask you! My second question is: What exactly did he say? And the third is. What is really ... More >>
Natalie Portman, the Oscar-winning, ballet-dancing, pregnant lady has officially spoken out against fashion designer John Galliano for making anti-Semitic remarks. Not long after, Christian Dior officially fired Galliano in response to his Hitler praising comments in a Paris bar, which became ... More >>
Leading up to the Oscars, the big fashion speculation was whether Natalie Portman would wear Dior, which she's under contract to promote, or Rodarte, who did the costumes for Black Swan. Well, it's a good thing she chose Rodarte, because as she walked the red carpet to the awards, the huge ... More >>
Patricia Field is a legend who's done the clothes for Sex and the City, Ugly Betty, and basically all of downtown. Earlier today, I ran her official statement about the John Galliano antisemitism brouhaha, Pat stating: "Beauty, intelligence and energy would describe John as I know him. Wh ... More >>
As you know, John Galliano was suspended by Dior after his allegedly anti-Semitic rant against a couple in Paris last Thursday (Galliano denies it and is crying "defamation"--but today, a clip surfaced of him saying "I love Hitler"). The same day, Charlie Sheen went into crazed radio-show ... More >>
Yes, I know that every breathing creature on earth dreams of a life in show biz, but trust me: It's hell in a handbasket. Once you enter into "the biz," there's no stability, zero security, and incomplete satisfaction. Unlike most professions, the life of an actor is a job-by-job existenc ... More >>
From McQ's 2009 collectionInfluential 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 >>
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