It’s the trend that won’t stop giving: Stylist and “fashion” “icon” Rachel Zoe is turning her reality television show chops toward a new project … a New York blow-dry bar. (Not to be confused with the already existing Blow or DryBars in the city.) Read More
Rooney Mara stayed in character for months after The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo wrapped. Call it method marketing: From the pages of Vogue to Jimmy Fallon, she almost always appeared wearing simple black dresses with severe, skin-baring cut outs—Lisbeth Salander goes to prom.
It made sense that Ms. Mara, blandly pretty in her Social Network days, would hitch her rising star to her character’s signature look. Trish Summerville, the Dragon costume designer, had already capitalized on the best-seller heroine’s appeal with a capsule collection at also-Swedish H&M.
But who would have guessed that when Ms. Mara showed up for the Oscars last month in a lacy cream Givenchy gown, Lisbeth’s weird baby bangs—short, black and severely straight across her forehead—would stay in the picture? Read More
Kate Betts has experienced her share of ups and downs during her years in the fashion world–and honey, we don’t mean hemlines.
After beginning her career as a hard-charging reporter in WWD‘s Paris bureau and rising to the rank of bureau chief, she was hired by Anna Wintour at Vogue, where she served as fashion Read More
While in Paris for the recent couture week, I found a pink iPhone under my seat at the Chanel show. No one called to claim it, so I’m sharing the file below, with hopes that the owner will read it and be in touch.
Hi from Couture in Paris. I’m Mitzi and I’m 10, and Read More
Amar’e Stoudemire (#85 on our Power 150 list) will launch a clothing line with designer Rachel Roy, Page Six reports.
The Knicks forward and designer were reportedly seen dining together at The Lion — Page Six! The Lion! What’s the deal? — but they met during Fashion Week.
The item offers no details Read More
The moment sisters-in-law Veronica Swanson Beard and Veronica Miele Beard (both married to nephews of Peter Beard) first dreamed up their eponymous fashion label, Veronica Beard, they knew exactly who should be wearing their clothes. “When we thought of our ideal customer, we had Gwyneth in mind,” said the soigné brunette, Veronica M. The burgeoning Read More
Unless you’re in college or living in Greenpoint, giving a birthday dinner in a restaurant implies paying for your guests. But if you’re an influencer? That’s another story. Influencers are the new fresh-air children. They aren’t just famous people or the media, obvious targets of corporate largesse. They are the aggressive new breed of socials Read More
Natalie Portman is so learned that she carries first editions of literary masterpieces down the red carpet in case reporters (Sorry, Nate.) and her own movie bore her.
It’s been a hard week for the pathologically self-involved. In a cruel and obsessive-compulsive burst of house cleaning, the American Psychiatric Association announced the elimination of five perfectly good mental disorders for the next edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. But while the loss of schizoid, paranoid, dependent and histrionic disorders are causing some Read More
We were going around the Thanksgiving table last week giving thanks when one of my in-laws seized the opportunity to grandstand about the plight of Native Americans. The table fell into a dead silence.
Conversation is often perilous at meals. But at this time of year, when gala dinners, luncheons and holiday meals dominate the Read More