Now that fashion week is finally, finally over, we must thank our interns, who toiled tirelessly, stuffing limited-edition Jezebel barf bags full of Ex-Lax and tongue depressors, incurred the wrath of Jonathan Van Meter's sister and generally made the Jezebel virtual HQ at the Algonquin Hotel a place of giggles.… »
Fashion Week just wouldn't be Fashion Week without lots of boozing, interminable waits for shows to start, barf bags, and fabulous photography. In addition to Gawker Media's own Nikola Tamindzic, we were lucky enough to have secured the services of photographers Danielle Ezzo and Brad Walsh, along with the production… »
The Algonquin Round Table was a storied group of writers, actors and assorted "wits" who would meet to drink and tell jokes probably described as "ribald" at Manhattan's Algonquin Hotel, which was, incidentally, the site of the Jezebel Fashion Week command center. Imbued with a sense of our own lofty places in… »
It's shocking, we know, but some people take Fashion Week really, really seriously. Designers shudder and quake in anticipation as the world's top "fashion journalists" pull out their best and most pretentious purple prose reviewing the Spring/Summer 2008 collections. In our final primer on what the major critics"… »
As my brotha from another motha, photographer Nikola Tamindzic says, "I am Eurotrash: By default I love Custo!" We couldn't have said it better ourselves. The prints. The colors. All that sparkle. None of it seemed to match. But Nikola (and I suppose his Eurotrash brethren) didn't seem to care. When you can't beat… »
It must be difficult to be Zac Posen, feeling the weight of being constantly told that the entire fate of American fashion rests on your young shoulders. As Marc Jacobs becomes downright establishment, Posen is the face, the voice, and the spirit of young American fashion. And last night's Spring/Summer 2008… »
The Heatherette fashion show was really more like a party with a parade in the middle. Plus, some of the most interesting outfits were on the guests! Things kicked off with a performance by Lil' Mama and then the models — black girls! a plus-sized girl! fey boys and hunks! kids! a tranny and a porn star! — charged the… »
Another day, another moneyed clothing company files a copyright infringement suit against Forever 21, offering YET ANOTHER CHANCE for me to defend a store I don't even like simply on the grounds that the blend of fashion industry bombast and incomprehensible waste of time is just such a tantalizing tardorama. Today,… »
Throw bows, polka dots, ruffles, glitter and miles and miles of tulle into a blender and you'll get the frothy concoction of yesterday's Betsey Johnson show. According to the program (which we didn't look at until after the show, whoops!), the prom-inspired looks were organized by decades: 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and… »
We shop at Forever 21, so maybe we're not the best judges of what's new, fresh, of-the-moment (and other 'Lucky'-isms) in fashion. We have a few Marc Jacobs items, but they were on clearance at Century 21 and probably from five years ago, so that's why we've let the critics speak about the fashion darling's show the… »
Who: Assorted drag queens (seen at left).
What: The Spring/Summer '08 show for Heatherette, the line by former club kids Richie Rich and Traver Rains known for its bright, shredded, bedazzled, fucked-up separates and dresses.
Where: NYC's Gotham Hall.
When: Now. After the jump, we check in with Dodai, who is being… »
We always dug Vivienne Tam's now-iconic Mao-print dresses. After, who doesn't love a little pinch of the good Chairman in their wardrobe? Which is why we were front and center yesterday for the pre-opening party for Tam's new store in New York's Soho, for which Vivienne hired a flock of models, dressed them in Mao-era… »
Who: MisShapes harpy Leigh Lezark; Nigel Barker.
What: The Spring/Summer '08 collection of Betsey Johnson (seen at left), the eternal teenager famous for her florals, animal prints, baby-dolls, and platforms.
Where: NYC's Bryant Park.
When: Now. After the jump, we check in with Dodai, who braved a literal downpour to… »
The Rodarte Spring/Summer 2008 collection was one of the best fashion shows we've seen so far: The femininity! The sophistication! The hot-as-Hades scene gathered to watch the show! Yes, the Rodarte show proved to be the meeting place of the who's who of the fashion elite: Scroll through our gallery of backstage,… »
Marc Jacobs showed his collection last night, and word on the street is that it's very Grey Gardens. We weren't allowed to attend, because we're bloggers. (We're not joking—that's what other bloggers told us by way of explanation for our exclusion.) Anyway, as soon as we heard that Spring 2008 was shaping up to be Grey »
For reasons still not entirely obvious to us, Levi's asked douchebag artist Damien Hirst to design a line for the company. Supposedly it had something to do with Andy Warhol. (We're not sure what, other than that we hope that Hirst's prolonged 15 minutes of fame is nearing an end.) His show, attended by both Mary-Kate… »
Who: Young female celebs and other assorted "cute girls" in their 20s.
What: Milly, the ultra-feminine, young contemporary line designed by Michelle Smith (seen at left).
Where: NYC's Bryant Park.
When: Now. After the jump, we check in with the youngest Jezebel, Jennifer, who gives us a full report via liveblog,… »
Hot young thing Frank Tell offered up very condensed premiere collection on Thursday night: 15 looks (mainly dresses) inspired, supposedly, by Georgia O'Keefe works. We did not see Georgia O'Keefe anywhere, but we did see what seemed like a G-rated MisShapes party. Although the models stood on a little platform with… »
New Zealander Karen Walker's clothes always pack a punch, mixing wearability with whimsy — which is precisely why, we're guessing, we saw Teen Vogue's Amy Astley front and center at the show on Thursday. Walker's Spring/Summer 2008 collection conjured memories (inherited memories, that is) of a sort of "Best Of" of… »