Forever 21 Sues Fashion Blogger

The blogger behind the satirical site WTForever21, whose particular brand of sass we have known and appreciated for some time, has been hit with a cease-and-desist from the California-based clothier. If Rachel Kane doesn't delete her site — Forever 21's latest deadline is June 10 — the company says it will file a… » 6/06/11 4:10pm 6/06/11 4:10pm

The Dior Family's Strange Wartime History

Ten days ago in Paris, just before the most recent Christian Dior fashion show, company C.E.O. Sidney Toledano took the highly unusual step of getting up on the runway to make a speech. The circumstances that led Toledano to take this action were, too, abnormal: Dior's creative director of fifteen years, John… » 3/14/11 6:58pm 3/14/11 6:58pm

Forever 21's Bizarre Knockoff Empire

The top row of shirts is by Forever 21. The bottom row is by a small California-based label called Trovata. Welcome to a peek behind the curtain at secretive, cult-y, and very rapidly growing fast-fashion chain Forever 21. » 1/24/11 4:55pm 1/24/11 4:55pm

Elle Turkey Shoots Fashion Spread In Ruined Armenian City

In 1064, Turkish armies laid siege to Ani, a bustling, largely Armenian city of 200,000. They were ordered to destroy Ani, and kill everyone they found. In 2011, Elle Turkey used the ruins left behind for a fashion story. » 1/21/11 5:07pm 1/21/11 5:07pm

Fashion Designer's Non-Thoughts On The Late Wife He Abused

"It's fun to delve into the past," says '80s designer Claude Montana. But only up to a point: Montana won't discuss Wallis Franken, the model and wife who fell to her death in 1996, after suffering years of Montana's abuse. » 10/18/10 5:56pm 10/18/10 5:56pm

The Future Of Cosmetics Is A Brave New World

Self-adjusting skin cream. Intelligent foundation. Prosthetic cheek pads. All these and more are the future of cosmetics, if companies like Lancôme and Clarins are to be believed — and what a weird, Technicolor future it is. » 10/13/10 6:53pm 10/13/10 6:53pm

In Defense of Cathy Horyn

Cathy Horyn is not sorry for what she wrote about Snooki. Nor does she feel particularly bad for Tommy Hilfiger, Alexander Wang, Giorgio Armani, or any of the other people whose collections and/or fashion sense she has publicly critiqued. » 10/12/10 7:31pm 10/12/10 7:31pm

McQueen's New Designer: "I Can't Try And Pretend To Be Him"

"His ideas came from everywhere. It was never about, ‘Oh let's look at the Seventies,'" says Sarah Burton. (Why, whoever could she mean?) "Lee was about feeling, and he was a storyteller. It has to come from within you." » 9/28/10 5:52pm 9/28/10 5:52pm

Is "Sustainable Luxury" A Contradiction-In-Terms?

So-called "ethical" fashion is going high-end. This season, there were major ethical and "sustainable" fashion shows at both Paris and London fashion weeks, the latter held at Prince Charles' house. And luxury conglomerates want a piece of the "green" action. » 9/27/10 3:20pm 9/27/10 3:20pm

Delusional Max Azria Believes He's The King Of Diversity In Fashion

Max Azria's shows tend to have a few defining features: a flirty aesthetic, a neutral palette of fabrics, and — for the past umpteen seasons — an almost all-white cast of models. Yesterday, I asked him why that is. » 9/15/10 3:20pm 9/15/10 3:20pm

A Drinker's Guide To Fashion's Night Out

Anna Wintour will tell you, Fashion's Night Out tonight isn't about sales. Or about trying to catch a glimpse of an Olsen, or even mini-manicures or astrological readings. You know the score: it's all about getting sozzled on Fashion's dime. » 9/10/10 3:08pm 9/10/10 3:08pm

Is Fashion Smart?

Paper editor Kim Hastreiter and incoming T editor Sally Singer dance around a key question in this long, fairly insightful conversation: Is it really possible to be a smart person and like fashion? » 9/07/10 6:38pm 9/07/10 6:38pm

Legendary Photographer Corinne Day Dead At 45

Elite London is reporting that British fashion photographer Corinne Day has died; Day was diagnosed with a brain tumor last year. Day will be remembered for, among other things, her iconic shots of a then-15-year-old Kate Moss for The Face. » 8/30/10 1:10pm 8/30/10 1:10pm

Danielle Staub's Daughter Makes Her Underwhelming Modeling Debut

The story Jezebel friend and fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson styled for Blackbook's September issue is out. And it features one Christine Staub, the daughter of stunt lesbian crazy-person Danielle Staub. » 8/23/10 5:21pm 8/23/10 5:21pm

Diane Von Furstenberg, Resident New Yorker, Doesn't Know Where Queens Is

Last night, Diane Von Furstenberg confessed she's unaware where her Haiti charity money went, Norma Kamali said her plus-size clothes might inspire her overweight customers to "look at other lifestyle choices," and Prabal Gurung talked Twitter and Demi Moore. » 7/21/10 5:03pm 7/21/10 5:03pm

$4,000 Dresses Inspired By Violent Mexico Town

For fall, Rodarte presented a collection inspired by women factory workers in Ciudad Juárez. Juárez is the world's most violent place, outside of active war zones. Hundreds — some say thousands — of women have been murdered in Juárez. » 7/16/10 6:43pm 7/16/10 6:43pm

Kelly Cutrone Is So Over Haiti; Hollywood Death Is The Real Crisis

The PR honcho is so over revenge. In the contemporary Panopticon of social media, reality television, and e-mail forwards, Cutrone's rule is "don't ever put anything in writing and never say anything when anyone's around." Except for, apparently, this interview. » 7/14/10 2:24pm 7/14/10 2:24pm

McQueen's First Collection Without McQueen

Since Gucci named Sarah Burton the new creative director of Alexander McQueen, the world that had so appreciated the late Scottish designer's talents has been waiting to see Burton's first move. » 6/30/10 5:10pm 6/30/10 5:10pm