Grace Coddington and Her Pajamas Are the Met Gala's True Winners

While everyone and their mothers were going off about Beyoncé and Rihanna last night, the true winner of the Met Gala slipped under the radar in a pair of blue silk pajamas that were both attractive and functional, allowing her to walk, unencumbered, through the crowds of people with miles of cloth around their waists. » 5/05/15 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

'No, My Feet Are Fine!' And Other Met Gala 2015 Afterparty Tales

After all the fêting that was unleashed at Monday night’s Met Gala, clearly the only thing to do was to fête some more. Afterparties sprang up all across the city, in locales as varied as The Mark—the posh hotel across from the Met, where Solange is lamping above—and semi-random clubs like Up&Down, which is right in… » 5/05/15 11:50am Yesterday 11:50am

Jenna Lyons Hires 5-Year-Old to Design Clothes for J.Crew

Thanks to fashionable tots like North West and the trend of children dressing like grownups, there are kids who dress better than we ever will. And now, a tiny style icon has designed a collection for one of the world’s most well-known brands, at the tender age of 5. Sydney Keiser, who goes by the punk rock-sounding… » 5/03/15 6:30pm Sunday 6:30pm

The Gowns Were All Sheer Eleganza at the Latin Billboard Awards

Did you watch the Latin Billboards last night? I watched some of my favorites—ROMEO, J.Lo’s Selena tribute with la familia Quintanilla, above—but switched somewhere between the unrepentant and perpetual uplifting of boring-ass Enrique Iglesias and the baroque guitar duel between Juanes and Carlos Santana (both are… » 5/01/15 6:20pm Friday 6:20pm

A New Way to Banish Baby Weight, and Other Advice for Moms

If you’ve had a baby or plan to have one or know someone who might have a baby or already did — in other words, if you’re human — you’ve heard of the struggle to regain the “old self.” This is the person you were before a whole ‘nother person came along and the struggle to regain the old self is real. I spoke with my… » 4/29/15 11:15pm 4/29/15 11:15pm

Who Would Even Wear These Wedding Gowns?: A Taxonomy of Brides

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Far more fun than gawking at the gowns for bridal fashion week is imagining what kind of person would wear them. Shows like Bridezillas and Say Yes to the Dress have magnified our curiosity in bridal archetypes, and the very specific, very crucial ways a bridal gown reflects its wearer. If your personal style is the… » 4/29/15 11:50am 4/29/15 11:50am

Punk Queen Vivienne Westwood Holds Mad Max-Style Anti-Fracking Protest

Fashion designer/punk icon/lifelong activist Dame Vivienne Westwood half-asses nothing, so when she staged her brilliant protest against fracking in London yesterday, it was replete with post-apocalyptic zombie models on stilts, presumably examples of what we will become in a fracking world. She also carried a… » 4/28/15 12:30pm 4/28/15 12:30pm

My Love Affair With Androgynous Clothes

For me, it all started with boys’ jeans in junior high. Guess jeans were all the rage—the really tight ones with the zippered legs, which looked great on the average girl. But on me, already towering above my classmates in elementary school, they looked, I was told repeatedly, like high waters. Where’s the flood? I… » 4/27/15 5:50pm 4/27/15 5:50pm

'Just Do It': A Chat With Iris Apfel, Style Icon & Star of a New Film

Most people outside the fashion industry first met Iris Apfel 10 years ago, as the Rara Avis—the rare bird whose 2005 exhibition of clothing and jewelry at the Metropolitan Museum changed the way we look at style for the better. She was 84 years old at the time, a phoenix or a bird of paradise whose gloriously… » 4/27/15 3:30pm 4/27/15 3:30pm

A Bridal Consultant Is Here to Answer Your Burning Questions

Kpoene’ Kofi-Nicklin is the Creative Director of Mignonette Bridal, which was named a Finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards (Marthaaaaaaaa). Kpoene’ also serves as a design mentor for the Chicago History Museum’s FashioNext teen design program. She’ll be joining us today for a live chat to answer all the… » 4/27/15 2:18pm 4/27/15 2:18pm

John Oliver Explains Why Clothes Are 'Cheaper and Easier Than Ever'

On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver offered a 17-minute addendum to that ‘cerulean’ speech Meryl Streep gave Anne Hathaway in the first act of The Devil Wears Prada. Streep memorably explained how the color’s popularity slowly trickled down from designer trend to bargain bin, but Oliver points out that she… » 4/27/15 9:35am 4/27/15 9:35am

Pakistan Fashion Week Was a Study in the Intricate and the Sublime

In April, Pakistan was host to two separate fashion weeks: one in Karachi at the beginning of the month, and another in Lahore held by the Pakistan Fashion Design Council, which just ended this week. If your idea of fashion perfection is centered purely on craft and textiles for luxuriating, I invite you to look at… » 4/24/15 5:50pm 4/24/15 5:50pm

Sparkling Frocks, Formal Pants & Selfies Galore at the Time 100 Gala

Time celebrated the 100 most important people who would be advantageous to put on its cover last night, as well as many others. They called it a Gala as they do every year, but for the most part attendees dressed in fancy-casual gowns—not a lot of glimmer and glitz—which was fine. Also, Kanye performed a 20-minute… » 4/22/15 4:50pm 4/22/15 4:50pm

Reformation's New 'Low Carb' Collection Is an Earth Day Miracle 

In honor of Earth Day, sustainable retailer Reformation has launched two very cool planet-friendly initiatives: a tool called Refscale that explains the environmental impact of each item sold on the website, and a “Low Carb Collection,” designed to require a minimal quantity of CO2 for production. » 4/22/15 4:10pm 4/22/15 4:10pm