It's often said that there are two types of ways for women to dress: To impress men and to impress other women.The ethos of the Miu Miu aesthetic plays into the latter (fittingly, as it was a Miu Miu party), making this a refreshing break from other red carpet events.The special touches Eve Hewson added—like her…
Fourteen-year-old actress Hailee Steinfeld, who frequently wore Miu Miu and Prada on the red carpet during the awards season just ended, has been named the new face of Prada's (slightly) lower-priced line. Steinfeld is to our knowledge the youngest person ever to be featured in the brand's ads; model Lindsay Wixson…
With models like Crystal "Vogue Paris" Renn becoming true crossover stars, and agents like Gary Dakin of Ford+ reporting so much demand that he turns work down, it seems like the fashion industry is finally starting to recognize the beauty of bodies that aren't runway-sample-sized. Here are five plus-size models we…
- Precocious-in-the-bad-way tween "designer" Cecilia Cassini, who sells $500 dresses, says she took "like, three" sewing classes, but quit because her teacher was "like, rude." We have a feeling one day soon Cassini will be horribly embarrassed of all this.
Teen blogger Tavi Gevinson spoke this morning to a packed room of industry professionals, reporters, and marketers about the "unpredictability" of Generation Y. They wanted to know how the generation's personal qualities would make young people liable to buy things.
Given most fashion models start working in their mid-teens, Terry Richardson's alleged habit of sexually harassing the women he works with got me wondering what, if anything, is being done to protect high fashion's youngest and potentially most vulnerable workers.
Terry Richardson's sexual tastes run to making tampon tea, being called "Uncle Terry," and hand jobs — at least according to one model who says the fashion photographer got naked on set and suggested that she touch his dick.
- An activist group sent pairs of job applicants to various stores with matching résumés. In each case, one applicant was transgendered. Although the trans job-hunters fared worse than the controls 42% of the time, J. Crew was particularly discriminatory:
Or perhaps it's "meh" in Italian I should be asking about since, despite showing in Paris, Miu Miu is Miuccia Prada's younger line. Anyhow, this collection wasn't particularly memorable, though some pieces rose above the chaff.
- Some of Alexander McQueen's friends say that his suicide was not entirely unexpected. A few days before the death of his mother, he declared in a meeting that he "wasn't interested in making fashion anymore, that he hated it." [ToL]
From Miu Miu, we've come to expect a few things: whimsy, weirdness, and just a dash of sweetness. Spring 2010 provided them all - plus birds. Oh, and Kate Moss.