Ivanka Trump's Shoe Line Busted For Copying Derek Lam

Derek Lam has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Ivanka Trump after discovering her footwear line is selling a $150 sandal that is virtually identical to one the designer made for $780. We haven't seen a knock-off this good in a long time: we're struggling to identify any noticeable differences in the stitching, the… » 12/22/11 12:35pm 12/22/11 12:35pm

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

Candie's Captures Haunted Look In Britney's Eyes; Kate Moss Engaged?

Memo To Hillary: Here's How To Dress For Success

The Guardian's scrappy fashion writer, Hadley Freeman, is fielding questions from readers today, one of whom asks: "Why does Hillary Clinton wear such bad clothes? With a budget that big, surely she can afford a stylist? And does it matter?" In response, Freeman argues that it's really hard to be Senator Clinton since… » 3/17/08 4:00pm 3/17/08 4:00pm

This Fall, We'll All Be Perfectly Princessy Ophelias Channeling David…

Fashion week stomps on! Yesterday's collections included Derek Lam, Tommy Hilfiger, Reem Acra, Calvin Klein, Bill Blass and Zac Posen. The day saw lots of tragically romantic dresses (Ophelias on opium) and lots of skinny, menswear-inspired suits for women (David Bowie). Derek Lam's collection was dominated by dark… » 2/08/08 12:30pm 2/08/08 12:30pm

Is Michelle Williams The Latest Victim Of The ELLE Curse?

  • Further proof that there may really be a ELLE curse: WWD reports that actress Michelle Williams had already been shot for the April cover of the ladymag, but asked to have it and a related story pulled after the death of Heath Ledger. She's since been replaced with Natalie Portman. [WWD, 1st item]
  • Eva Mendes is the…
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