Rich People Now Think Designer Logo Bags Are Declassé

Remember the early 2000s, when a designer logo handbag was the ultimate status symbol, to the point that not-rich people were either saving paychecks to cop them and/or trawling Canal Street for the best knockoffs? That era is over. These days, rich people think the logo bag is gauche, and would prefer to floss their… » 6/16/15 4:50pm 6/16/15 4:50pm

Gucci: For the Eccentric '70s Rock Star in You

Milan Fashion Week opened with a rather retro collection by Frida Giannini of Gucci: she channeled the early '70s with a sea of knits, suedes, cropped sailor trousers and marching band jackets. There was also a lot of denim — probably more than we're used to seeing on the runway, but, whatever, let denim have its day… » 9/18/14 12:50pm 9/18/14 12:50pm

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