Fundamentalist Fashion: Not So Different Than High Design

The question that keeps coming up again and again with regards to the Eldorado, Texas branch of the FLDS isn't "Where are all the men?" or even "Where's Sarah?" but rather, "Have you noticed what the women are wearing?" The media has even dubbed the phenomenon, somewhat crassly, "polygamist fashion", and the stories… » 4/22/08 5:00pm 4/22/08 5:00pm

Marc, Narciso, Behnaz & Monique Incite Mini-Revolutions

Four major labels — Marc by Marc Jacobs, Behnaz Sarafpour, Monique Lhuillier, and Narciso Rodriguez — showed their fall looks late yesterday, and though the collections seemed, at first, completely different, there was a major thematic similarity: namely, that they played against type. Rodriguez, celebrating his… » 2/06/08 10:30am 2/06/08 10:30am

'NY Times' Fashion Critic Cathy Horyn Trash-Talks Vera Wang; Gets…

  • NY Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn (left) ate Cheerios, ran into a bunch of famous people she knows, got coffee, saw a Vera Wang show that was supposed to be about "Rome" and she totally didn't see what was so "Rome" about it. Her blog is sort of like Cory Kennedy's blog, only with better punctuation.[NYT]
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Betsey Johnson Goes Private Equity, 'Portfolio' Fashion Blogger Goes…

  • Betsey Johnson is selling a majority of her label to a private equity firm, which is sort of like the tent dress equivalent of this year's fashion financing world, but Portfolio blogger Lauren Goldstein Crowe is confused. What would a private equity firm want with Johnson, a "grandmother, 65 years old?" Um, and…
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Erin Fetherston For Target: If You Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve…

Coming this fall to a Target near you? Erin Fetherston's turn at creating cheap-chic wears. And based on the contraband images posted by our friends at Fashionista, the clothes look, well, super Erin Fetherson. That is, they're pretty damn close to tipping the 'Proenza Schouler for Target' end of the scale, as opposed… » 6/29/07 4:30pm 6/29/07 4:30pm

Libertine Misses The Target. Badly. Like, Really Badly.

We were really, really excited when we heard about Libertine being the next designers for Target's GO International Collection. I mean, not Proenza Schouler excited, but more than Patrick Robinson apathetic. So imagine our disappointment when we got a gander at the look book, as posted on Target.com today. Actually,… » 6/01/07 2:28pm 6/01/07 2:28pm