Fall Hues and Defiant Baby Blues at the British Fashion Awards 

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. »Tuesday 12:00pm11/24/15 12:00pm


Marc Jacobs Imagines a World Where Everyone Just Ignores Last Names

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… »8/24/15 7:00pm8/24/15 7:00pm

Designer Arnold Scaasi, Beloved By Stars and First Ladies, Dies at 85 

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.” »8/05/15 3:00pm8/05/15 3:00pm

Cats Infiltrate the Fashion Industry in Phase Two of World Domination Plan

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… »8/14/12 10:05am8/14/12 10:05am

Michael Kors Gets Mistaken For Marc Jacobs Kind Of A Lot

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… »9/02/11 2:30pm9/02/11 2:30pm

Palm Beach Story: Lilly Pulitzer Is Bizarrely Fascinating

"The 77-year-old designer and former grande dame of Palm Beach entertaining—in the Sixties and Seventies, her kitchen sat 26 for dinner—awaits guests perched on a chinoiserie-covered bench. She wears white slacks and a vintage Lilly shirt printed with white and yellow daisies, her feet bare but for the bright coral… »12/02/08 2:20pm12/02/08 2:20pm