On Thursday, Sept. 17, designer Tommy Hilfiger celebrated the grand opening of his global flagship store on Fifth Avenue with a luxurious soirée preceding his runway show at Bryant Park.
Mr. Hilfiger attended the party in a navy blazer over a striped dress shirt and tie, white pants, and brown loafers; no Read More
This September, American designers showed their spring collections just as the recession celebrated its first birthday. The big question: would the economy change Fashion Week? Yes, Anna Wintour tried to save retail with Fashion’s Night Out—but even Marie Antoinette didn’t say “let them BUY cake,” and the evening’s effects were small, if any.
As Read More
On the final day of Fashion Week, students from Parsons and FIT gathered at Milk Studios for a panel discussion about the industry’s future co-sponsored by MAC Cosmetics. Moderated by the International Herald Tribune’s fashion editor, Suzy Menkes, the discussion was mostly lighthearted, and filled with a lot of unanswered questions.
The panel—which included Read More
The VIP row at the Calvin Klein show on Thursday, Sept. 17 included actresses Kerry Washington, Rose Byrne, Thandie Newton and the brand’s current poster girl, Eva Mendes.
Designer Francisco Costa sent out his models looking like futuristic newborns: wet hair in minimalist ponytails, bodies glistening with baby oil. They wore neutral-colored dresses in high-textured Read More
On Wednesday, while at the Michael Kors show, we saw a few curious things.
Stylist Rachel Zoe was playing with a Barbie doll in a sparkly dress; actor Michael Douglas showed up in a leather blazer and created such a mob scene that socialite editor Lauren Santo Domingo almost went toppling off the runway Read More
In lieu of a traditional catwalk at designer Peter Som’s 3:30 P.M. showing at Milk Studios on Wednesday, Sept. 16, viewers including Anna Wintour and Lynn Yaeger were pleasantly surprised with a much more relaxed and informal presentation of his Spring collection
The especially young models, perched in Read More
The front rows of the Ralph Lauren show on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 17 were, as usual, separated by magazine: From Vogue, there was Anna, Grace, Sally, Tonne; from Elle, there was Robbie Myers and Kate Lanphear; from New York, there was Adam Moss, Harriet Mays Powell, and Observer alumna Amy Larocca; from Marie Read More
At Oscar de la Renta‘s noon show today, attended by designer Zac Posen, photographer Patrick Demarchelier, and Mr. and Mrs. Graydon Carter, the Transom spotted Vogue‘s publisher, Tom Florio, a few rows behind his editor, Anna Wintour, and her now superstar creative director Grace Coddington. The Transom thought Mr. Florio could use some much-needed attention. Read More
At the entrance to the Plaza Hotel last night, two girls—definitely models—stood guard wearing black and gold poofy skirts, t-shirts that said “Betsey’s One Night Stand,” and doorman hats.
“I’m just the bellhop,” one of them shrugged as someone chose to forego the rapidly forming line outside.
Betsey Johnson, as expected, threw herself Read More
Tuesday was Fashion Week’s seventh-inning stretch. In the tent at Bryant Park, waiting in line for seat assignments, a group of girls talked loudly—and seriously—about the possibility of using Botox on their feet “because you don’t feel pain.”
It was like the exhausted audience had stood up and began singing “Take Me Out to Read More