Patrick Couderc, the man who declared only stick-straight women should wear Hervé Leger’s band-aid dresses, has been fired. »
Max Azria seems to be feeling pretty '70s for fall, at least in his BCBG Max Azria collection (the first to walk of the three brands he presents at New York Fashion Week, the others being Hervé Leger by Max Azria and Max Azria). There were fluid, flared trousers, coats in camel and leather, and floaty caftans.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has begun! At the BCBG show held today in New York City, bold color punctuated strong black lines on soft, sheer, flowy dresses. Apparently next spring will be all about bare shoulders, plunging necklines, vivid hues and touches of folkloric patterns. Fresh, contemporary, bold, but decidedly… »
And we're off! If you will, imagine a really chic 70s grad student who spends her Saturday night worshiping at the altar of Nicks, and you'll have a good picture of the slant of today's BCBG show in the Big Apple.
BCBG's show began with a long series of white dresses, each loose-fitting and crotch-skimming; more than a few were backless. And just when an observer might think the entire show would parade by in one cute-but-revealing LWD monotone, "variety" came. »
- Beth Ditto is designing another Evans collection. Last time the singer held fast to the 80s, with sometimes mixed results, but the range that will hit stores in September counts everything from Victoriana to "Noughties body-con" as an influence. [Telegraph] »
New York Fashion Week kicked off on Friday at the tents in Bryant Park, and in the ensuing three days, plenty of big-name designers have given us their vision of what women can look forward to, sartorially that is, once winter passes, summer swelters, and the chill sets in again. Designers as disparate as Diane von… »
- Remember the news about the new reality show in which Tyra Banks pits a group of young women against one another to compete for a job at a fashion magazine? Well, it looks like the ladymag in question is ELLE and creative director Joe Zee and fashion news director/calorie restrictor Anne Slowey are going to be… »
- Lancome spokeswoman Kate Winslet managing to sound annoying while dissing the celebrity product endorsement business: "I remember five or six years ago, it was really a big deal to be the face of a campaign or a spokesperson for a particular brand name. Now, it just doesn't seem to matter so much." [WWD, sub req'd]
BCBG is a $1 billion mall chain that sells almost nothing more expensive than $500 started by a man who openly claims American women are more fashionable than French ones even as it insists on observing wholly un-American return policies, so why its second-ever runway show was such a Colossal Event mystified me… »
- Tomorrow is Fashion Week, and to get your bile a-flowing we have excerpted the inimitable Ralph Lauren: "What is wonderful is that I have had success doing what I love and what I believed in. I didn't sell out; I didn't wine and dine anybody. I just learned how to kiss on both cheeks. I'm proud that it worked. I… »