- Halle is the first black woman to make the cover of Vogue's September issue since 1989. "What that means for a woman of color and what that means in the fashion world, what that means to pop culture," she says:
With all the fuss kicked up by the "revelation" that magazines often airbrush out models' bones and add flesh to their bodies in post-production, it's interesting and frankly kind of shocking to see images that haven't had this so-called "reverse-retouching."
If you've opened a women's magazine recently, then you probably know what's in this season. "Investment" fashion!
- For a limited time, Lindsay Lohan will donate 100% of the proceeds from her "Fame" leggings to Haiti, via Save the Children. The leggings are on sale. Is she trying to move old stock by appealing to people's charity? [People]
Be thankful if you still have a job: After the hell year that was 2009, a lot of fashion people don't. Many designers were fired, some were hired, and plenty lost their businesses altogether. An overview of the tumult:
Mary-Kate and Ashley are former child stars turned designers. And if this strangely gushy, flattering piece in today's New York Times is to be believed, clothes produced by the "magical millionaire pixies" cannot be improved in any way. They're perfect.
There is something almost touchingly prelapsarian about The September Issue, R. J. Cutler's documentary about the making of the biggest ever issue of American Vogue.
- It seems Calvin Klein put up a billboard in SoHo which some find a little too sexy. We sure hope this kerfuffle ("It's borderline pornographic!") and all the media coverage of it doesn't hurt the company's denim sales! [NYDN]
If you've opened a women's magazine recently, then you probably know what's in this season. "Investment" fashion! For the new economy, editors and luxury advertisers have been throwing around terms like "value," "quality," "green," "key pieces" and "timeless" as though they had some, well, timeless meaning.