New York Fashion Week Was Chock-Full of White Models. Again.

Now that New York Fashion Week is over, we've crunched the numbers. Of the 142 shows out of the 184 that showed at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2014*, there were 4637 looks. Of those close to 5,000 looks, around 80 percent were modeled by white women. (80 percent. That's a number that, if you look at… » 9/17/13 3:40pm 9/17/13 3:40pm

Jenny Packham, for the Elegant Ghost Princess in You

The British designer is a gown genius, and she knows women's bodies. And with flowing chiffons and pretty pastels, she also knows how to turn ladies into fairy princesses. Who doesn't want to descend into a ballroom in one of these beauties? Of course, Packham's fall collection was all wandering the halls of the… » 2/12/13 11:45pm 2/12/13 11:45pm

Vera Wang, for the Time Traveling Romantic in You

Wang said in the show notes that her fall runway show is "the exploration of classical dressmaking in sculptural silhouettes." She's clearly channeling some old world shapes, and reinventing them for future sex love looks. Yes, some of it is upholstery fabric-esque — but it's fabulous upholstery fabric. Plus, the… » 2/12/13 10:45pm 2/12/13 10:45pm

Marc By Marc Jacobs, for the 1970s Working Woman in You

The fall 2013 collection Marc Jacobs presented for Marc By Marc Jacobs last night had a definite 1970s vibe: Deep colors, busy prints, plaid, wide lapels. A couple of the ensembles feel very Lily Tomlin from 9 to 5, and that's not a bad thing. Some of the satin stuff doesn't seem practical, but there are a lot of very… » 2/12/13 1:20pm 2/12/13 1:20pm

Reem Acra, for the Breathtaking Bond Villainess in You

Known primarily for her bridal designs, Reem Acra brought whatever the opposite of a white wedding is to fashion week. Floating down the runway in literal feathers, models donned a striking palette of red, cream, and black. Apparently the collection was inspired by a recent trip to Japan and photos from artist Daido… » 2/12/13 12:00am 2/12/13 12:00am

Pamella Roland, for Soirée-Throwing Ladies Who Demand Epic Levels of…

The Fall 2013 collection Pamella Roland showed today was not for wallflowers. The divas who wear these show-stoppingly elegant gowns will snap necks as heads turn whether they are coming or going. The backs are as gorgeous as the fronts! Roland creates ensembles that say I have arrived but also Well now I am leaving… » 2/11/13 10:00pm 2/11/13 10:00pm

ICB By Prabal Gurung, for the Hip, Architecture-Loving City Gal in You

Prabal Gurung designed a line for Japanese brand ICB that's a "stepping stone" to his own line, and we think that means lower prices, more casual? It was certainly very cool: Swingy skirts, slouchy trousers, jackets with sharp architectural details, and some unique twists, like slit or cutout sleeves. Do you like? » 2/11/13 7:40pm 2/11/13 7:40pm

Venexiana, For The Hella Vampy Norma Desmond In You

This Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week show was all about crepey jewel-tone fabrics, furs—one deep purple fur shrug worthy of Jenna Lyons—and silvery embellishments. Very old Hollywood. Plus! The awesome side chignons, the styling process of which you can attempt to hack here. Let me know if you do! (Just kidding: that shit… » 2/10/13 11:00pm 2/10/13 11:00pm

Nicole Miller, For The Black-On-Black Former Goth In You

Nicole Miller's fall 2013 runway presentation at this year's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York answered the time-honored question: What's a one-time Hot Topic-clad 15-year-old to wear now that she's all grown up? Vintage-inspired boxy menswear in shades of black and plaid, obviously. Plus some granny brocade and… » 2/09/13 5:30pm 2/09/13 5:30pm