Wednesday, February 18

Thumb your nose at unemployment with thousand-dollar tunics! Up today, Michael Kors, ebullient reality-TV star and designer of frocks for the shrinking jet set; Oscar de la Renta, clothier of every first lady in recent history except Michelle Obama; furrier J. Mendel (rrrowl) and hot young boy designers Proenza Schouler, who, not to be cynical or anything, have been hot young boy designers for about five years now, if we’re not mistaken—move over, bacon!

[Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, http://www.mbfashionweek.com]

mbryan@observer.com

Wednesday, February 18