Carolina Herrera, for the Vibrant Yet Polished Grown-Up Lady in You

New York Fashion Week is in full swing, and this morning Carolina Herrera presented her collection for fall 2014. While some other designers are in a dark mood— showing a lot of black for autumn — Herrera's team added some deep eggplant, royal blue and bright orange amongst the black, navys and grays. » 2/10/14 7:40pm 2/10/14 7:40pm

Carolina Herrera, for the Sophisticated Design Doyenne in You

The spring 2014 Carolina Herrera collection — shown today in New York — is not what one might call girly. It's not old, either — it's just that there's a level of maturity and a whole lot of elegance, calling to mind a statuesque, worldly, graceful and sage woman of a certain age — much like Herrera herself. » 9/09/13 2:10pm 9/09/13 2:10pm

Carolina Herrera, for the Upwardly Mobile Mildred Pierce in You

The fall 2013 collection Cynthia Rowley showed today during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week had a decidedly 1940s vibe: Nipped-in waists, strong shoulders, wide collars, and a teeny hint of Chinoiserie. There's plenty for the working girl: Day dresses, trouser suits, tweedy coats. Sleeves! But you'll also find fur and… » 2/11/13 5:25pm 2/11/13 5:25pm

Glam Gowns and Lurking Lagerfeld at the Fashion Group International…

Last night, fashion designers and celebrities convened at the 29th Annual Fashion Group International Night Of Stars. The FGI is a global, non-profit, professional organization with a mission to be the pre-eminent authority on the business of fashion and design. But all we really want to know is: What did everyone wear » 10/26/12 2:20pm 10/26/12 2:20pm

Some Celebrity "Designers" Just Knock Off Clothes From Their Closets

The news that O.G. socialite-turned-HSN costume jewelry designer Iris Apfel's creations are less than original should — to anyone who pays attention to the celebrity clothing line industrial complex — be less than surprising. The story here is that Apfel, whose taste in jewelry is deservedly famous, was approached to… » 5/20/11 3:10pm 5/20/11 3:10pm

Proof That Ladymags Cater To Designers Who Advertise

Here is an internal Harper's Bazaar document that lists the brands to feature in upcoming editorial spreads, ranked according to priority — and helpfully divided between "Advertisers" and "Non-Advertisers." This is how your ladymag sausage gets made. » 11/11/10 2:35pm 11/11/10 2:35pm

Fashion Week Diversity By The Numbers

In September of 2007, it was reported that of all the 101 shows that took place during New York fashion week, one third employed zero models of color. Since then, we've tried to track diversity on the runway every season. » 9/24/10 2:47pm 9/24/10 2:47pm

Vogue India Gets Non-Whitewashed Cover; Carolina Herrera In Tiff With…