Michelle Obama became almost an instant style icon eight years ago and fashion has been rightfully obsessed with her ever since. Now that she’s leaving—and many designers are having a hard time preparing for the Melania Trump era—it’s time to say goodbye.
In an agreement with the Humane Society and the Fur Free Alliance, the Armani Group has committed to stop using fur in its collections across all labels, beginning with its fall 2016 collections.
Lanvin, whose beloved longtime designer Alber Elbaz was ousted last fall in what critic Vanessa Friedman called a “very ugly divorce,” has been visibly struggling without him. WWD reports that Bouchra Jarrar, who has done stints at Balenciaga and Christian Lacroix and launched her own house in 2010, will start as…
The annual British Fashion Awards took place last night at London’s Coliseum, and it was a flurry of pursed lips, restrained ensembles, and fawning praise for the British fashion “family,” which I am imagining as the kind of family that doesn’t like to give hugs and makes everyone figure out their own dinner.
When it comes to the fashion industry, I am Anne Hathaway’s character in The Devil Wears Prada, just after that Meryl Streep’s monologue about the life and death of a trend: largely indifferent yet strangely intimidated. And, after reading the profile of Marc Jacobs in this month’s New York Times Style Magazine, I…
Clothing designer Arnold Scaasi, who dressed Barbra Streisand and Barbara Bush, Mary Tyler Moore and Joan Crawford, has died at 85. “I am definitely not a minimalist!” he explained of his approach. “Clothes with some adornment are more interesting to look at and more fun to wear.”
Designer Elie Tahari is being sued for sexual harassment by fashion consultant Marcy Castelgrande. In the lawsuit, filed on Friday in a Manhattan federal court, Castelgrande alleges that she was fired after a 2011 modeling session where the designer tried to lift her skirt in a room full of co-workers.
Adidas wants you stop worrying about getting mud on your brand new sneakers. So they're you shoes that already have the mud on them. BRILLIANT! Wait—what?
The unregulated feline fashion model industry is booming, like a prospectin' town in the Ol' West or a shore town's lone custard stand over Fourth of July weekend. Cats owe their new popularity among fashion photographers largely to their conspicuous mix of fuzziness and haughtiness, and also to the fact that they…
Lucky's John Jannuzzi rounded up the fictional fashion designers he most wishes were real — including Edna Mode, Sue Ellen Crandall, and the enchanted sewing mice from Cinderella. For those who would be "more than a little curious to see Mugatu's work evolve."
Michael Kors says his husband, Lance LePere "always says that because I have a sense of humor on television, no one is afraid to approach me. This has happened twice already, but about a month ago, we were walking near our apartment and these kids, who were maybe 18 or 19, walked behind us. The girl says to me, ‘I…
I defy anyone to watch this video of Lanvin models Karen Elson and Raquel Zimmerman dancing to Pitbull's deathless clerb hit "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" without cracking a smile. I've watched it four times this morning, each time asking myself what is it exactly that's so funny? Something about the…
When you're a female Secretary of State, sometimes you get asked what designers you wear — even moments after you mention that question as an example of sexism.
Kick off your sandals, roll a joint and get hip to the beachy, retro vibe from the Tracy Reese show today.
A Manhattan synagogue will make sure fashionistas have a place to spend Rosh Hashana during Fashion Week. The Chabad of the West 60s temple will also make special prayers for Jewish designers like Zac Posen's and Diane von Furstenberg's collections.