This Spring, Gucci Is Italian For Drapey and Hideous

London Fashion Week is over. Now it's Milan Fashion Week. IT NEVER ENDS. Today, the spring/summer 2014 collection went down the runway and, um, I hated it? It's slouchy and dark and sheer in weird places. There's one hot orange number that's fun, but the rest seems so misshapen negligee from the Salvation Army bargain… » 9/18/13 3:00pm 9/18/13 3:00pm

Dior, Chanel, Prada, Gucci, YSL: Who's the Most Diverse?

We've written a lot over the years about the racial diversity of the American fashion industry — and particularly the diversity of the models cast to walk in New York fashion week — but less about the biggest brands headquartered in fashion's other three global centers: Paris, London, and Milan. With couture week… » 7/03/13 5:40pm 7/03/13 5:40pm

Gucci, for the Sexually-Charged Nocturnal Valkyrie in You

London Fashion Week is so yesterday. Now we're on to Milan Fashion Week. Today, Gucci presented the fall/winter 2013 collection, and it was dark, dangerous, sexy, kind of witchy, and very glam. Fluid silk skirts, tough leather dresses, and necklines so low you'd better polish your sternum. Click through to see… » 2/20/13 3:40pm 2/20/13 3:40pm

Gucci's Spring 2013 Collection: Bold, Brilliant and Beautiful

Opening up Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday, Gucci rolled out an elegant, '70s-inspired collection—with an emphasis on vivid solid colors and ruffled sleeves—that Suzy Menkes referred to as as "an orgy of gorgeousness." Designer Frida Giannini said the looks were meant to reflect "aristocratic purism." » 9/20/12 3:00pm 9/20/12 3:00pm

Designer Copies Last Year's Gucci Dress as if We Wouldn't Notice

Here we have pictures of two dresses. One, on the left, was made by Gucci, shown on the runway last spring, and worn by Jennifer Lopez to last year's Met Ball. It's a bright pink halter-neck chiffon gown, with long, trailing ties at the neck that can be tied up almost any which way you want. There's a vertical slit… » 1/24/12 4:25pm 1/24/12 4:25pm

Did Gucci Defraud Rihanna Because She's Caribbean?

A former member of Gucci's legal team who is now suing the brand for racial discrimination alleges that once her boss found out Rihanna was from Barbados, he said that Gucci would find a way to bilk the star out of 30% of her fee for endorsing a line of accessories. "When [Gucci international tax counsel Stan] Sherwood… » 6/06/11 12:25pm 6/06/11 12:25pm

The Biggest Fashion Stories Of 2010

The fashion industry in 2010 was rocked by everything from untimely deaths to unlikely unionization efforts. Money, sexual harassment, suicide, and shocking resignations: here's what changed fashion this year. [NSFW] » 12/25/10 4:44pm 12/25/10 4:44pm

Target Reneges On Promise To End Anti-Gay Donations

  • After Target, which styles itself an LGBT-friendly employer, was caught giving thousands to rabidly anti-gay political candidates, it said it would stop. Well: Target has since given over $30,000 to anti-gay-rights candidates and causes. [The Awl]
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Naomi Campbell Stars In Blasé Commercial For Russian Condo Complex

Teens Protest Abercrombie & Fitch's Cologne-Filled Stores