Fashion Week Nightmares: Celebrity Seat-Fillers And Stamps That Don't…

We hinted at the hours of drama and fuss surrounding a 15-minute fashion show, and in The Wall Street Journal today, a reporter dishes insider info from the Rosa Chá show (which we attended). From the size and color of the invitation envelopes, to the guest list and the wardrobe and makeup of the PR girls working the… » 9/17/07 2:00pm 9/17/07 2:00pm

Zac Posen, Donna Karan, Heatherette: The Critics "Speak"

It's shocking, we know, but some people take Fashion Week really, really seriously. Designers shudder and quake in anticipation as the world's top "fashion journalists" pull out their best and most pretentious purple prose reviewing the Spring/Summer 2008 collections. In our final primer on what the major critics"… » 9/13/07 11:30am 9/13/07 11:30am

Marc Jacobs: Brilliant? Or A Bomb? The Critics "Speak"

We shop at Forever 21, so maybe we're not the best judges of what's new, fresh, of-the-moment (and other 'Lucky'-isms) in fashion. We have a few Marc Jacobs items, but they were on clearance at Century 21 and probably from five years ago, so that's why we've let the critics speak about the fashion darling's show the… » 9/12/07 10:30am 9/12/07 10:30am

First Impressions: Someone Left A Drag Queen Out In The Rain At…

Who: Assorted drag queens (seen at left).
What: The Spring/Summer '08 show for Heatherette, the line by former club kids Richie Rich and Traver Rains known for its bright, shredded, bedazzled, fucked-up separates and dresses.
Where: NYC's Gotham Hall.
When: Now. After the jump, we check in with Dodai, who is being… » 9/11/07 5:20pm 9/11/07 5:20pm

First Impressions: Betsey Johnson Show Looks Like "A Bistro In A French…

Who: MisShapes harpy Leigh Lezark; Nigel Barker.
What: The Spring/Summer '08 collection of Betsey Johnson (seen at left), the eternal teenager famous for her florals, animal prints, baby-dolls, and platforms.
Where: NYC's Bryant Park.
When: Now. After the jump, we check in with Dodai, who braved a literal downpour to… » 9/11/07 2:30pm 9/11/07 2:30pm

Marc Jacobs Channels 'Grey Gardens'? We Beg To Differ

Marc Jacobs showed his collection last night, and word on the street is that it's very Grey Gardens. We weren't allowed to attend, because we're bloggers. (We're not joking—that's what other bloggers told us by way of explanation for our exclusion.) Anyway, as soon as we heard that Spring 2008 was shaping up to be Grey » 9/11/07 12:00pm 9/11/07 12:00pm

First Impressions: What's Up With The Turbans At Milly?

Who: Young female celebs and other assorted "cute girls" in their 20s.
What: Milly, the ultra-feminine, young contemporary line designed by Michelle Smith (seen at left).
Where: NYC's Bryant Park.
When: Now. After the jump, we check in with the youngest Jezebel, Jennifer, who gives us a full report via liveblog,… » 9/10/07 2:40pm 9/10/07 2:40pm

The Clothes Were Beside The Point At Frank Tell

Hot young thing Frank Tell offered up very condensed premiere collection on Thursday night: 15 looks (mainly dresses) inspired, supposedly, by Georgia O'Keefe works. We did not see Georgia O'Keefe anywhere, but we did see what seemed like a G-rated MisShapes party. Although the models stood on a little platform with… » 9/09/07 9:00am 9/09/07 9:00am

Karen Walker: "The Brady Bunch" Meets "The Stepford Wives"

New Zealander Karen Walker's clothes always pack a punch, mixing wearability with whimsy — which is precisely why, we're guessing, we saw Teen Vogue's Amy Astley front and center at the show on Thursday. Walker's Spring/Summer 2008 collection conjured memories (inherited memories, that is) of a sort of "Best Of" of… » 9/08/07 5:00pm 9/08/07 5:00pm