It seems in poor taste to run a fashion item about designers who cater to gun-concealing chinos and jackets while the Trayvon Martin case is still on the forefront of everyone’s minds, but you know what they say: Fashion trends (and bullets) stops for no man. Just like the skirt stories before them, a new ridiculous piece in The New York Times claims “Fashion Statement in Clear,” only to add “…the Gun Isn’t.” Read More
“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months,” Oscar Wilde once famously quipped. He was almost right. When discussing trends in fashion staples, very little is altered…not even the copy. Such is the case of The New York Times and its obsession with skirts.
“It seems parrotlike to go on repeating the statement that short skirts are fashionable,” wrote The New York Times fashion reporter Anne Rittenhouse, “but it is amazing to observe their progress toward a complete sweep of the field.”
Ms. Rittenhouse (a penname for Ms. Harry-Dele Hallmark) must have been looking into a crystal ball: she was already exasperated by the skirt trend stories back in 1909, when the novelty of a hemline was that it was no longer attached to a dress. Her item was titled: “What the well-dressed women are wearing; The Skirt With Separate Bodice the Correct Styles for Smartly Dressed Women This Season.”
With that, The New York Times pronounced that skirts were “in.” And twice a year because it lines up with Fashion Week: long skirts come back for fall, short skirts for Spring, with an almost clockwork preciseness, the parrotlike Grey Lady announces that once again, skirts are fashionable. Yes ladies, free yourself of those dowdy knickerbockers and put on a skirt…they’re back in style!
Update: Target responds below!
Target: has a brand ever before fully encompassed Tina Brown‘s vision for a high/low cultural Utopia? Take for instance, the outlet’s weekend release of its new Jason Wu collection just in time for New York’s Fashion Week (for people who don’t live in New York). The collection sold out across the country only hours after they hit the shelves, and pretty soon the items were popping up on Ebay for resale faster than you could say “This is worse than Versace doing H&M.”
So what was the cause for this massive buyout? Apparently, couples like this: Read More
Lana Del Rey week continues with the newly unveiled cover of British Vogue, featuring the lippy musician in a Louis Vuitton blouse with the headline “The fascinating Lana Del Rey.” Boy, they’re not kidding! All who–like Brian Williams–find Ms. Del Rey’s success an enigma may find that she has a Read More
What? Are you telling us that H&M–a company that sells a line by Versace and holds itself up to the highest quality of clothing (until it falls apart in three months)–actually plagiarizes other people’s materials? It would seem that way, according to one woman’s claim that the ready-to-wear clothing line stole her design from an Atlanta billboard. Read More
As a nice break from Googling “Simpsons‘ Characters” on the Internet and ending up on some weird porn site, Milan-based artist Alexsandro Palombo has taken a stab at turning our beloved Homer and Marge into more classy representations of themselves. Read More
After the departure of Christian Dior’s antisemitic creative director John Galliano earlier this year, rumors were a’swirlin that designer Marc Jacobs would leave his brand name at Louis Vuitton to go take the position at the equally high-end fashion house. But he didn’t! Why not?
Well, as he told Vogue this month, the reason he didn’t leave Louis was because he’s just not that into couture design. Read More
The first thing you notice about Janetta Kardashian is that her name does not begin with the letter K. And the fact that she calls New York home–not in the way Kim Kardashian called the Gansevoort her home for a short while–but actually her home-home, where she owns a thrift shop in Midtown called NY Vintage Club.
What kind of Kardashian is she? Read More
The Humane Society filed a petition to the Federal Trade Commission yesterday, alleging that almost a dozen North American retailers have been misadvertising fur garments or garments with fur trim as “faux,” reports NBC.
But it’s not just false advertising: the retailers also sell the real, raccoon dog fur-ornamented gear Read More