Milan In The '80s: "It Was A Nonstop Party That Soon Became A Bloodbath"

Vice has an interview with Renata Molho, who was a stylist and writer in Milan in the 1980s, a wild time known as Milano da bere or "drinking Milan." Ms. Molho describes an era in which the fashion industry was full of creative people and fresh ideas. Magazine editors didn't cave to the pressure of advertisers; they… » 5/01/08 1:30pm 5/01/08 1:30pm

More Notable Quotables From Simon Doonan

"No one respects an upward trajectory any more — transcending the grittiness of your home-town and heading for the spangly corsets of the big city. For me there's nothing wrong with being nouveau riche. It's about clawing your way to the top and not clambering down through the sewer. The American dream story is a bit… » 4/28/08 3:30pm 4/28/08 3:30pm

Star Power Is Not (Yet) Enough To Make Liz Claiborne Stylish

Does anyone buy Liz Claiborne? In December 2006, following years of financial troubles, the company brought on William McComb, a swaggering CEO who knew nothing about the fashion industry but soon realized that a little makeover out of the pages of Management 101 were not going to be enough to revive the struggling… » 4/04/08 4:00pm 4/04/08 4:00pm

Personal Style: 10 Ladies Who've Got It!

To paraphrase esteemed former U.S. Senator Jesse Helms, personal style, like pornography, is one of those things that's hard to define, but we know it when we see it! After the jump, the Jezebel's Top 10 Style Icons: They aren't afraid to take risks, and they always look fresh, chic, modern and crazy sexy cool. We… » 4/01/08 2:30pm 4/01/08 2:30pm