By dint of his talent, the loyalty he inspires, and his enviable sell-through rates, Azzedine Alaïa has earned an unusual degree of autonomy within the somewhat hidebound confines of the fashion industry. He shows when he wants and when he is ready — not when there's a fashion week on the schedule. He does the same…
French Vogue editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld's shock announcement that she's leaving the magazine has spurred one juicy rumor: that she was fired. As the story goes, luxury brands were threatening to pull their advertising, and so Roitfeld was pushed out.
Last night, Sadie and I hiked through Manhattan in unseasonable wind and rain to attend Fashion's Night Out. As the stores opened to the boozehound hordes, we had many experiences that were challenging and puzzling. And some that were fun.