The Eight-Day Week
Anti-Semitism is out of style at Parsons.
Students at The New School of Design are angrily protesting the schools’ controversial new hire: designer John Galliano, the notorious deliverer of a hateful, pro-Hitler tirade in 2011.
The world-renowned design college has reportedly hired Mr. Galliano to teach a short workshop on “emotion” this May. Upon hearing Read More
Diptyque, maker of those fancy French candles that have been around since 1961 and which everyone including disgraced designer John Galliano did a limited edition for, is having a sample sale where you can score some hand-crafted candles at majorly discounted prices. There will not be candles by Monsieur Galliano (his scent was “discontinued,” like Read More
Two weeks ago, Phil Mushnick, a respected veteran sports writer for The New York Post, published a column about the Brooklyn Nets’ new brand identity, as designed with the help of Jay-Z. The team—previously known as the New Jersey Nets—had switched their colors to black and white. “Why not have him apply the full Jay-Z treatment?” Mr. Mushnick suggested, referring to the team’s part-owner. “Why the Brooklyn Nets when they can be the New York N——s. The cheerleaders could be the Brooklyn B—hes or Hoes …”
Fashion Week Observed
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?
“God! Just get us in fast! Obviously we’re important! We just came from Prabal,” huffed and puffed one insignificant. Look at the crap we put up with this entire week of nonsense and fanfare! Luckily The Observer‘s attitude was a bit more polite.
To pass the time at VPL, while waiting for the show to Read More
After the departure of Christian Dior’s antisemitic creative director John Galliano earlier this year, rumors were a’swirlin that designer Marc Jacobs would leave his brand name at Louis Vuitton to go take the position at the equally high-end fashion house. But he didn’t! Why not?
Well, as he told Vogue this month, the reason he didn’t leave Louis was because he’s just not that into couture design.
Rapper Kanye West marked the occasion of his new album with Jay-Z to compare himself to a certain German dictator. At an English music festival, the rapper reportedly told the crowd: “I walk through the hotel, and I walk down the street, and people look at me like I’m f—ing insane, like I’m Read More
Troubled singer Amy Winehouse is reportedly in talks with British fashion house Fred Perry to design her own clothing collection and has already begun sketching some of her ideas. [Vogue UK]
Gedalio Grinberg, chairman of the Movado Group (where he had worked since the ’60s), died on Sunday in Manhattan at Read More
“This is so glamorous, this is really the jet-setting opera lifestyle that people think I lead,” said Renee Fleming, the world-renowned American opera singer with the enchanting voice that is in such high demand, she never seems to take a vacation.
Ms. Fleming, a luscious 49, was speaking over the phone after getting off the Read More
PARIS…AS IN FRANCE! YOU KNOW: GAY PAREE! HOLY COW AND BONJOUR SAILOR!—On Friday, Feb. 29, at Bercy Stadium in the 12th Arrondissement, a model in a beautiful gray gown with a two-foot-tall silver tree on her head was walking the runway in Alexander McQueen’s fashion show.
The designer apparently has a bird fetish; there Read More