African-American designer B. Michael does not support the Black Artists Association’s disappointment with Michelle Obama over not wearing a black designer to the inauguration. “I understand their sensitivity and respect their right to express it,” he said. “I personally believe it is an unfair expectation to place on the First Lady. Fashion is subjective and Read More
Karl Lagerfeld on this year’s Chanel runway show: "We have no budget. We do what we want and throwing money out the window brings money back in through the front door. The bottom line is I don’t deal with the bottom line. The luxury in my life is I never have to think about it." Read More
Justin Timberlake‘s line, William Rast, will be showing at the tents at Bryant Park this year, but don’t expect a performance from the singer. [WWD]
While her husband rescues the economy, Michelle Obama will save the fashion world. [NY Times]
Vogue editor Anna Wintour is rumored to be Read More
While some fashion houses have had to trim down their staff and bow out of runway shows, Oscar de la Renta says that his company has had a good year. He’s recently been able to hire even more staff and plans to put on two shows during New York Fashion Week–one for press and one Read More
As Valentino braces for the recession, the fashion house announced that it will not show during Paris or Milan fashion week in the new year and will instead hold "commercial appointments." [Vogue UK]
Kate Moss might be with child. [Female First via The Cut] Read More
Irina Lazareanu said that after Sonia Rykiel‘s show, she is officially retired. [Style.com via Fashionista]
On an upcoming episode of Gossip Girl, Taylor Momsen‘s character, Jenny Humphrey, will put on her own fashion show and Nine West is providing the grunge-style shoes that will go on sale on Read More
H&M lost profits in the third quarter because the company had to slash prices on their already inexpensive fashions in order to survive in a punishing retail economy. [WWD]
Valentino‘s designer, Alessandra Facchinetti, might depart from the fashion house only a year after taking it over from the retired designer, and Read More
In the heyday of New York society, a guy could appear out of nowhere with no income and no trust fund and in no time know all the right people and be invited to all the right parties.
It was a tricky Rubik’s Cube to solve—you had to be very attractive, Read More
Tom Ford and Valentino saw my toenail fungus. I am suffering from foot shame.
Let’s dial back. All of us think we have gorgeous feet, especially when we are young. I always thought mine were kind of fabulous: sturdy little Celtic hooves, perfectly in proportion with my gnomelike physique. My high insteps recall, at Read More
Here’s my prediction for this coming Superfrock Sunday: Valentino! Valentino! Valentino!
I’m betting that the retiring couturier will dominate the Oscar red carpet (red is, after all, Val’s signature color!) with creations from his archives and from his final couture and ready-to-wear collections. Sunday, Feb. 24, will be Val’s day. There, I’ve said it. Read More