H&M's Coachella Line is Everything Wrong with 'Coachella Style'

Fashion, at its best, is about fantasy. And at its worst—it's about that, too. It fails in the moments where the concept of something supersedes its functionality, its aesthetic merit, or both. Fantasy, if half-baked and gestural, can be fashion's undoing. This is nowhere more apparent than in H&M's recently released » 3/24/15 5:32pm Tuesday 5:32pm

Here's Gisele Bundchen Breathily Singing a Rock 'n' Roll Classic

To launch the summer 2013 collection, H&M hired Beyoncé to model and sing. Now, for fall, the retailer has hired Gisele Bundchen. Of course, these days, it's just not enough to be a beautiful leggy supermodel: H&M asked Gisele to sing, too. She's not bad! True, the Kinks' "All Day and All of the Night" is a wee bit… » 9/03/13 3:40pm 9/03/13 3:40pm

H&M Shows Collection On Plus-Size Model, Doesn't Make a Big Deal Of It

If you go to H&M's women's wear homepage right now, you'll see something a little unusual. The megachain is highlighting its new seasonal deliveries on its homepage — "Casual Classics," "Style Update: Black & White," "New Looks April," so much so ordinary. But then there's the "Beachwear" collection. » 4/29/13 5:00pm 4/29/13 5:00pm

Factory Conditions at Zara Look To Have Improved Since Last Year (Kinda)

Last August Zara factories were busted for slave-like working conditions for undocumented workers from Peru and Bolivia; now there's an in-depth look at the La Coruña, Galicia headquarters of Inditex, the company that owns the fast-fashion brand. An Istanbul-based writer went inside the Zara and Zara Home warehouses… » 11/10/12 3:15pm 11/10/12 3:15pm

Get Ready to Find Out What James Bond Smells Like

The new James Bond 007 fragrance debuts at Harrods next month, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise, and release of the 23rd Bond film, Skyfall (which hits theaters in the US in November). Because nothing says "secret spy" like having your agency code number on a fragrance bottle. So,… » 7/27/12 11:42am 7/27/12 11:42am

Cool Giovanni Ribisi And Cool Agyness Deyn Elope Coolly

Giovanni Ribisi, Giovanni Ribisi's moustache and model Agyness Deyn have apparently been dating on the sly for months and quietly married in Los Angeles this weekend. As recently as March, Deyn told press "I'm all alone. There has been no man in my life for several months now and although it would be nice to have a… » 6/22/12 9:00am 6/22/12 9:00am

H&M Makes Model Look Really, Really, Really Tan

Folks: we officially live in a world where Beyoncé's skin gets lightened for ads and Isabeli Fontana's gets darkened. H&M is under fire from public health and cancer groups for hiring model Isabeli Fontana for its latest swimwear campaign and making her look really tan — tan in a way that many people can't achieve via… » 5/10/12 1:40pm 5/10/12 1:40pm