While New York Fashion Week often leaves much to be desired in terms of couture, which is why Shindigger typically holds out for the catwalks of Milan and Paris, there were some hits this year, like the Alexander Wang women’s collection, Jason Wu’s sultry beige and gold numbers, and Billy Reid’s menswear. But even when Read More
Joe Zee is fashion director at Elle, and apparently one of the nicest guys in the business (even if more people recognize him more from The City or Project Runway than his own All On the Line). So it should be no surprise that he’s lavished with gifts wherever he goes…especially during Fashion Week. Though Gucci might have outdone itself with its present to Mr. Zee when they caught sight of him front-row during their Milan event this week.
Joe Zee and his violin were featured in “Posessed,” the Times Sunday Styles feature that gives free, tightly controlled publicity to bold face names with projects to promote (see Rose McGowan, Conan the Barbarian), and Stephen Adly Guirgis, The Motherfucker With The Hat) under the pretense of writing about their favorite objets.
Joe Zee, whose Sundance reality show “All on the Line” starts up again in November, would like to tell us about his violin because it’s a symbol of how he’s good at… everything.
“I was good at everything,” said Mr. Zee. “I was like Tracy Flick, sitting in the front row and raising my hand for everything. English, math — anything with a textbook. I was good at consuming knowledge. And I was great at home ec!”
Blake Lively, the tall, shapely, 21-year-old actress, wore a white, backless Roberto Cavalli dress to the opening of the Swarovski Crystallized store last week; a neon-pink strapless Michael Kors dress to the CFDA awards; and a fitted turtleneck dress to the Ralph Lauren show in February. These, everyone agreed, were good choices.
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There we were, lurking the front row about 20 minutes before the start of the Calvin Klein men’s show at CK Inc.’s West 39th Street headquarters on Sunday afternoon, when a storm of flashbulbs signaled what appeared to be the arrival of the first A-List celebrity. Um, is that Kurt Cobain?! the Daily Transom wondered Read More
Designers including Isaac Mizrahi, Carolina Herrera, and Betsey Johnson have submitted to Women’s Wear Daily sketches of the dresses they’d like to design for Michelle Obama for the Inauguration Ball on January 20. [WWD]
Zac Posen is reportedly at work on several lower-priced diffusion lines. [FWD]
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Elle magazine’s fashion news editor Anne Slowey arrived at the Kiehl’s store on Wednesday, Oct. 22, for the premiere of her new reality show Stylista and immediately popped a Pepto-Bismol.
Ms. Slowey, dressed in an understated long-sleeved black dress and strappy heels, wasn’t so much nervous as she was excited about the premiere of Read More
At Michael Kors‘ 10 a.m. fashion show Wednesday, Blake Lively was the obligatory Gossip Girl representative on hand, looking maddeningly fresh. Several seats down, Heidi Klum, Rachel Zoe and actress Joy Bryant chummed it up, snapping pictures and covered their mouths when they spoke to each other (the better to avoid their comments being printed Read More
Elle creative director Joe Zee will be making his reality TV debut this fall as a judge on CW’s Stylista, a show in which fashion hopefuls will compete to become senior fashion news director Anne Slowey’s assistant at Elle. Created by producers of Project Runway and America’s Next Top Model, Stylista promises to a be Read More