It’s likely that Chanel will lay off 200 employees by December 31st. [Guardian]
Christina Aguilera might be bringing her dubious personal style to the masses via a line for Topshop. [The Cut]
Ping-pong loving shoe designer Stuart Weitzman is hosting an online search for an "ultimate fan" to challenge him to a match at Read More
Here is a video of disgraced investor Bernard Madoff getting into a pushing match with some people on the street. (One of his recruiters, Bob Jaffe, may have had a similar experience at a birthday party on Saturday night.) [Cityfile]
Nexcon-owned label Bill Blass is shutting down. [The Cut] Read More
Christian Louboutin has announced that he will create the first 8-inch high heel that exists outside of the fetish world. [Guardian]
Heidi Klum‘s three children get regular coaching lessons in soccer from David Beckham and in tennis from Roger Federer. [Vogue UK]
Designer Peter Som confirmed that he is Read More
My friend Zoe got this Bill Blass silk dress at a vintage place in downtown New York, and they said it was still warm from Posh Spice trying it on.
SD: Let’s talk about aging. Personally speaking, as I get older, I try to think of myself as a fabulous wheel of Brie cheese, i.e., I’m getting better with age. How about you?
OdlR: Be careful! You might start melting. And Brie smells horrible when it gets old. For myself, I never think Read More
wednesday · september 8
Perry Ellis, noon
A moist 73 degrees; 92 percent humidity. Those not able to afford the de rigueur Japanese hair-straightening were desperately smoothing down that morning’s blowout.
There was no runway, just girls standing patiently under the lights, looking dangerously young, with small pouty faces and dark-rimmed glassy Read More
We pet owners are being bombarded by manipulative marketers who are hell-bent on exploiting our increasingly deranged obsessions. Deranged? At this point it’s a safe bet that somebody, somewhere in Manhattan is having sex with his or her dog, such is the level of canine fetishization currently gripping our pet-infested isle. Though bestiality has never Read More
The real terror? … New York goes on orange alert today -for skinny models and venal fashion editors with big, bony feet! -as Fashion Week begins with shows by Michael Kors (neutrals, riding crops), Oscar (de la) Renta (ruffles, color) and Carolina Herrera (more ruffles, polka dots), all in the big tents Read More
The last time I called up Bill Blass, his unmistakably gravelly voice had been reduced to a whisper by throat cancer. Still, it retained all its authoritative nonchalance. “Hello, kid,” he said, “are you still employed?” Friends of Blass, whether they were house cleaners, journalists, clotheshorses or ambassadors, could all have expected a similar greeting. Read More
If 10021 were an autonomous nation, then the retirement of the 78-year-old designer Bill Blass last year would be nothing short of a state of emergency.
More than the court designer to a certain set of Park Avenue ladies, Bill Blass was the token gentleman of the gang: Nina Griscom, Anne Bass, Nan Kempner, Judy Read More