Fit Modeling: Sort Of Like The $100-An-Hour Model Equivalent Of Sweatshop Labor

Welcome back to Modelslips, in which our anonymous fashion week model Tatiana "slips" about what it's really like trying not to "slip" while starving herself down the runways of New York's inimitable Fashion Week. Yesterday she worked a job for a Top American Designer! Sound glamorous? It was sooooo not. » 2/07/08 3:00pm 2/07/08 3:00pm

Donna Karan's Hideous Orange Fashion Week Bikes Set Free From Chains By Vigilante Jezebel Readers!!

Donna Karan does a lot of typically ridiculous fashion industry stuff in the name of not being the average typically ridiculous fashion industry person, but her orange bicycles take proverbial ayurvedic macrobiotic unitarian wedding cake. In the name of reducing our dependence on foreign oil/increasing our dependence… » 2/06/08 2:00pm 2/06/08 2:00pm

"You Know, Models Are In, Like, The Five Percent Of People Who Look Like Models"

Greetings! And welcome to Modelslips, Jezebel's inside guide to Fashion Week as seen through the gimlet eyes of our very own 35-inch hipped, gel-schellacked, battle-weary, jealous boyfriend-having human clothes hanger! Our Anonymodel will be dishing it out all Fashion Week, so she can't use her real name, which is… » 2/01/08 3:00pm 2/01/08 3:00pm

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

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

Dear Interns: When We Think Of You We'll Think Of Barf, Always

Now that fashion week is finally, finally over, we must thank our interns, who toiled tirelessly, stuffing limited-edition Jezebel barf bags full of Ex-Lax and tongue depressors, incurred the wrath of Jonathan Van Meter's sister and generally made the Jezebel virtual HQ at the Algonquin Hotel a place of giggles.… » 9/14/07 6:00pm 9/14/07 6:00pm

Snap Judgment: Our Fashion Week Photogs Were Awesome

Fashion Week just wouldn't be Fashion Week without lots of boozing, interminable waits for shows to start, barf bags, and fabulous photography. In addition to Gawker Media's own Nikola Tamindzic, we were lucky enough to have secured the services of photographers Danielle Ezzo and Brad Walsh, along with the production… » 9/14/07 5:00pm 9/14/07 5:00pm

Fashion Week: A Look Back At The Week That Swallowed Our Souls

The Algonquin Round Table was a storied group of writers, actors and assorted "wits" who would meet to drink and tell jokes probably described as "ribald" at Manhattan's Algonquin Hotel, which was, incidentally, the site of the Jezebel Fashion Week command center. Imbued with a sense of our own lofty places in… » 9/14/07 4:00pm 9/14/07 4:00pm

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 Heatherette

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 Whorehouse"

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