Shine Bright Like A…Well, You Know.

Save your aluminum foil for spring, ladies – it’s time for some high shine. The metallics that are gracing the runways of New York and London thus far this fashion season are bright and more blindingly Reflektor than Arcade Fire’s new single. Below are some strong examples from New York (other gilded beauties showed up at Anna Sui, Reem Acra, Rodarte, Sass & Bide, Assembly, Creatures of Comfort, Tocca, and many more). From left:... Read More

Met Ball 1: Carey Mulligan In Prada

“Schiaparelli was thirty-seven and Prada was thirty-nine when they delivered their first collections. But experience of the real world, which was a man’s world for both of them, made them intolerant of female passivity and desperation. They don’t really care what makes a woman desirable to men. Their work asks you to consider what makes a woman desirable to herself.” –Judith Thurman, “Radical Chic,” The New... Read More

Feline Grace

Clawing at the coattails of Fall 2010’s obsession with all things feral came another contingent of wild felines for Resort 2011. This year leopard, cheetah and jaguar have made themselves at home not only with Dolce and Gabbana and Roberto Cavalli, where they are familiar and loyal pets, but also at Dries Van Noten, Givenchy, and Haider Ackermann, where such spottings  are somewhat less frequent. So why this continuing preoccupation with... Read More

A Slice of Sunshine

Preen (Melissa Tammerijn), Chris Benz (Coco Young), Calvin Klein (Kristy Kaurova) Resort 2011 brought us an assortment of optimistic flavors, one of the most delectable being the chartreuse yellow that cropped up in a variety of collections. Preen and Chris Benz brought us gorgeously draped gowns with a surprising lemony twist, evoking a memorable gown from Olivier Theyskens’ Fall 2007 collection for Nina Ricci. In Francisco Costa’s deceptively... Read More

New York A/W ’10 Shapes: Braided, Curled, Tattooed and Laced Up

Marchesa (Anna Zakuslyo), ThreeAsFour (Megan Train), Herve Leger by Max Azria (Hanne Gaby Odiele)  Read More