Oh No He Didn't
There’s a simmering fashion feud percolating between New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn and Hedi Slimane, the designer who has taken over Yves Saint Laurent and is widely credited with Dior Homme’s skinny silhouette. The beef led to Ms. Horyn not being invited to the YSL show, which didn’t stop her from reviewing it in The New York Times on the Runway blog using publicly available photos. Needless to say, her take wasn’t overwhelmingly positive.
“I was not invited. Despite positive reviews of his early YSL and Dior collections, as well as a profile, Mr. Slimane objected bitterly to a review I wrote in 2004—not about him but Raf Simons,” wrote Ms. Horyn.
As best we can tell, the deliberate non-invitation was a result of Ms. Horyn’s doubts about the origins of the skinny-silhouetted suit.
Fashion's Night Out 2012
It’s already time for Fashion Week again? How did that happen? And not just Fashion Week, but the one that includes New York’s annual Fashion’s Night Out event. This evening marks the third-most important night of the year for Anna Wintour (besides the Met gala and whenever the president is in town), and we’re looking forward to all the celebrity sightings that are sure to occur. Here are our five best guesses of A-list names to appear tonight.
Sex and Fashion
In the beginning, there was only darkness, and the lord said “Let There Be Twilight.” And it was good. (Well, not really.) On the second day, the Lord said “Let Twilight beget erotic fan fiction,” and lo, 50 Shades of Grey was taken from the spine of Stephenie Meyer’s Mormon vampire book. On the third day, the lord populated the earth with children of Grey: the book parodies, the sex toys, the male escort services.
The passionate opposition of the pro-obesity lobby pro-soda-size-choice lobby has already assaulted Mayor Bloomberg with a ‘Million Gulp March‘ for Big Soda. What’s next? Fashion, for people and drinks of all sizes!
When we last reported on Rockaway Beach—a well-established “Hipster Hamptons” of sorts for the last few years—we saw the writing on the wall:
Last night, Adidas decided to pull from shelves one of their limited-edition sneakers, after a controversy accusing the company of releasing a product with racial overtones took hold of news cycles yesterday.
The worlds of fashion, sneaker culture, and political correctness have collided head-on today when—for Monday “kicks,” as it were—The Internet has managed to turn out an ostensibly race-lined fashion controversy.
Following in the footsteps of recent September cover stars Kate Moss, Halle Berry, and Charlize Theron, pop singer Lady Gaga has reportedly shot the September 2012 Vogue cover. Lady Gaga was previously featured on the magazine in March 2011 (that cover is at left); perhaps, in addition to promoting her new fragrance, she’s Read More
Could this become any more wonderful and/or absurd? Apparently, yes.
Last week, French street artist Kidult took a fire extinguisher full of pink paint, and unleashed it on Marc Jacobs’ SoHo boutique last week, painting the word “ART” over the store. Marc Jacobs had some fun with it on social media, and then, commodtized the ostensible political message by turning a photo of his painted store—which is vandalism or art, depending on how you see it—into a $700 T-Shirt, with the caption “Art by Art Jacobs.” Kidult, the artist, was pissed, and made it known.
On the night of the Met Ball, the Marc Jacobs boutique in SoHo was vandalized by a French street artist named Kidult, just like Supreme, Louis Vuitton, and Hermes had done to them. The next morning, Marc Jacobs made light of it by turning it into a canny social media (and thus: marketing) joke. After that, Marc Jacobs and Company decided to turn it into a $689 T-Shirt, and moreover, turn an indictment of capitalism into an indictment of street art.
Needless to say, Kidult is pissed.