Thirst Trap, Fashion Week Edition: Givenchy Moves Runway Shows to NYC

Can you hear that high-pitched squealing in the distance, seeping into your earholes at the quiet, desperate decibel of a rubber balloon slowly bloodletting molecules of helium? That is your psychic vision of the thirst that will accompany invites to the Givenchy runway show when it relocates from Paris to New York… » 7/01/15 7:20pm Wednesday 7:20pm

Bullied Teen Designs Dress, Wins Prom Queen, Creates BET Awards Couture

It’s been a whirlwind few weeks for Kyemah McEntyre, a recent high school grad who’s got dreams of designing high fashion. She’s gone from being a bullied teen who’s always been called “ugly and angry,” to prom queen, to a red carpet couture designer in less than a month. And it’s only the beginning. » 6/29/15 1:30pm 6/29/15 1:30pm

OG Trendhumper Jeremy Scott Honored With Lavish New Documentary

Your younger brother’s third-favorite designer Jeremy Scott is finally receiving a documentary about his life and debut line for Moschino, and it’s filled with his celebrity followers—Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, A$AP Rocky, Rita Ora, 2NE1’s CL—effusing on the type of genius that dreams up putting two-foot wings on Adidas… » 6/24/15 1:45pm 6/24/15 1:45pm

No, Marc Jacobs. Stop This Male Flip-Flop Travesty Right This Second.

In the past few years, fashion has made way for the pool slide, the Birkenstock, the Teva. Fashion has even given credence to the flatform flip-flop, an iffy selection at best but defensible given the context of ‘90s and ‘00s revivalism. But Marc Jacobs, in his latest Spring 2016 Men’s Collection, has taken the fugly… » 6/22/15 6:10pm 6/22/15 6:10pm

Rick Owens and Versace Design My Little Pony Dolls for Charity

In an interesting collaboration that will thrill the small center of a Venn diagram charting Bronies and fashion enthusiasts, several big name designers—including Rick Owens, Versace, and Balmain—have made custom My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic plush toys that they’re auctioning off for charity. » 6/19/15 6:15pm 6/19/15 6:15pm

Male Therapist Wishes This One Female Patient Were More Fuckable

David J. Hellerstein is a self-described “straight male” and professor of clinical psych at Columbia University. In a recent opinion piece for the therapy-centric “Couch” series at the New York Times, he laments failing his patient, Greta, whose dowdiness prevented her from finding real love. Or that’s his theory,… » 6/19/15 1:30pm 6/19/15 1:30pm

Katy Perry Is Giving All the Rich Suburban Mom Realness Here

Katy Perry is enjoying her summer vacation in Mykonos, Greece, by giving us her best rich ‘70s suburban mom impression in a PF 2015 Missoni jumper. Not only does she have the slightly Fedora’d headgear, practical brown ballet flats, and oversized glasses down pat, she’s also wearing the expression of an exasperated,… » 6/18/15 6:10pm 6/18/15 6:10pm

Trend Alert: Hot Women Are Wearing More Clothes

In 2006, Regina Spektor proclaimed that summer in New York City means “cleavage, cleavage, cleavage.” But that was nine years ago. According to the Times, summer in the city now means “socks (black ones), suede pants (in June!), turtlenecks, children’s denim jackets, tights, long rayon skirts and chunky flatforms.”… » 6/18/15 2:10pm 6/18/15 2:10pm

How Backpacking Changed the Way I Looked

When I quit my job in New York to go backpacking in South America, I agonized over what to pack. I couldn’t, for instance, not bring my Ferragamo flats, even if it meant ruining their soles on dirt paths and crumbling cobblestones. I certainly couldn’t leave behind my beloved red lipstick—I wanted it for nights out… » 6/17/15 5:00pm 6/17/15 5:00pm

'Everything Really Hit Rock Bottom': How Nasty Gal's Culture Went Nasty

“Be a nice person at work,” Sophia Amoruso writes in her 2014 book #GIRLBOSS, a combination memoir and self-help book for hungry millennial feminists looking to get ahead in life and business. “If you are a total terror to work with, no one will want to keep you around. And the worst kind of mean is selective mean—the… » 6/17/15 11:30am 6/17/15 11:30am

Definitely Steal These JW Anderson Looks From the Men's Section

As a designer, JW Anderson has always leaned unisex, even before chopping down gender bounds was more recently common. But for his Spring 2016 menswear line, shown this week at men’s fashion week in London, he’s further obliterated gender constructs and made a full collection of garments I am going to “borrow” from… » 6/16/15 9:10pm 6/16/15 9:10pm

Rich People Now Think Designer Logo Bags Are Declassé

Remember the early 2000s, when a designer logo handbag was the ultimate status symbol, to the point that not-rich people were either saving paychecks to cop them and/or trawling Canal Street for the best knockoffs? That era is over. These days, rich people think the logo bag is gauche, and would prefer to floss their… » 6/16/15 4:50pm 6/16/15 4:50pm