Martin Margiela is fashion’s invisible man, hiding from fans and the press while nonetheless influencing designers like Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen. [NY Times]
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen‘s alter ego, Bruno, has been showing up at Paris and Milan fashion weeks. [Vogue UK]
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Topshop, which was scheduled to open in Soho this fall, has announced that it won’t open until March due to construction delays. [WWD]
London runways were all about prints yesterday. [Vogue UK]
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s clothing line, The Row, may expand into men’s wear. [WWD]
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As far as Fashion Week parties go, Thursday night’s Interview magazine relaunch party at the yet-to-be finished Standard Hotel in the meatpacking district will be hard to top. The Standard is still a construction zone—exposed wire, plywood laid down for walkways, DJs in hard hats—and the effect was very much early ’90s East Berlin, except Read More
Halston, the ’70s-tastic label revived last year by Jimmy Choo designer Tamara Mellon and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, has announced that it will show at the Museum of Modern Art during fashion week, even though designer Marco Zanini departed from the label recently. [FWD]
Model Agyness Deyn and her boyfriend, Strokes guitarist Albert Read More
Police in the Hamptons tell Page Six that headband-wearing socialite Arden Wohl was arrested on Saturday night in East Hampton for writing "Ralphy Lip-Shits" (and here we are filling in a few letters the Post rendered tastefully in dashes!) in red lipstick on the facade of Ralph Lauren’s store there. But she showed American spirit Read More
Earlier this month, Ok! reported that Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are trained to say the word "Prune" every time they smile for the cameras to achieve that effortless, pouty half-smile. And now that they’ve been found out, they’re changing up their technique!
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Apparently that puckered smile that makes the Olsen twins’ seem engaged ("We’re happy to be here!") yet reserved ("Teeth are so crass!") has a name. It’s called "the Prune."
According to MNSBC, a source told OK! that "Every time they pose and smile, they say the word ‘prune.’"
Another unnamed source refused Read More
Last year, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) created a website called Meet the Trollsen Twins, featuring zombie-like renderings of the child actresses-turned-media moguls whom they nicknamed "Hairy-Kate" and "Trashley Trollsen." Users were encouraged to dress them in bloodied articles of fur clothing. The site’s tagline said it all: "Fur coats are Read More
When Heath Ledger’s masseuse found the actor unconscious Tuesday, she called Mary-Kate Olsen for advice before dialing 911. The NYPD spokesman said, "I’m not going to speculate on why 911 was not called first." [City Room]
Also, multiple types of anti-anxiety meds and sedatives, all prescribed to Ledger, were found in his Read More
Whatever do they put in the water at Paul Sevigny’s Beatrice Inn? Booze! (We just got feeling back in our legs, ourselves.)
Basically it seems the giant multiheaded monster of New York celebrity heads to the West Village watering hole every other weekend to savor its salad days with a side of saliva. Read More