Why Are Fashion Designers So Ridiculously Touchy About Press?

Yves Saint Laurent's treatment of the press under new creative director Hedi Slimane has been perhaps the most talked-about event of this fashion season. It's a perfect case study in how not to do public relations — but it's also an illustration of the broader problems that dog fashion, a field of endeavor that is… » 10/04/12 7:13pm 10/04/12 7:13pm

The Five Articles You Read About Fashion Week

It's fashion week. And our vocabulary for talking about it is, it turns out, rather limited. Have you noticed the same stories popping up, season after season? Editors keep assigning them, and while the names may change, the narrative does not. Here's a field guide — and an argument for finding new ways to think about… » 9/07/12 2:10pm 9/07/12 2:10pm