The Story Of a 'Professional Pretty Girl': A Hero's Tale

A young philosopher by the name of Alicia Keys described the great city of New York as a "concrete jungle where dreams are made of." Confusing grammar aside, she was right. New York is the place to make your greatest dreams come true. And for a certain group of young women, that dream is to be invited to the Hamptons. » 7/21/14 3:00pm 7/21/14 3:00pm

Racial Diversity at NY Modeling Agencies Is Still Ridiculously Low

This past year has been — on a rhetorical level, at least — a significant one for racial diversity in the fashion industry. Fed up with a long-standing, egregious tradition of whitewashing in the industry, Bethann Hardison launched the Balance Diversity campaign in September, which "named and shamed" designers who… » 6/26/14 12:41pm 6/26/14 12:41pm

Kate Upton's Curs'ed Boobs Are Bringing Sports Stars to Ruin

Gather round, wee ones, for the most fearsome legend of our time. Great men have fallen to its power, and many more will continue to fall. For its charms are impossible to resist. I'm speaking, of course, of the fearsome legend of Kate Upton's curs'ed boobs. Or vagina. Or something. Either way, Kate Upton is fucking… » 6/18/14 4:30pm 6/18/14 4:30pm

'I Felt a Dick Pressing Into My Face': Terry Richardson Strikes Again

Yesterday, we reported that New York magazine is planning a cover story on noted pervy fashion photographer Terry Richardson and the hailstorm of rumors that he routinely sexually exploits and assaults models with the help of his creepy-as-fuck assistant Leslie Lessin. Now, another woman has come forward claiming that… » 6/11/14 4:30pm 6/11/14 4:30pm

Fashion's 'Normcore' Trend Is Basically Brian Krakow Cosplay

Here is a thing for you to learn today: The latest craze to hit the beautiful elites of Manhattan isn't plucked from the runways of Fashion Week, it's ripped from the sale section of the Lands End catalog. The trend—dubbed "normcore" because it involves dressing up like a "normal" (and/or a guy named Norm)—consists of… » 2/27/14 3:15pm 2/27/14 3:15pm

Free People Is Ditching Models and Replacing Them With Real People

Free People is resorting to something innovative in the way it markets $96 tank tops that look like sun-stained handkerchiefs: scrapping models entirely. For a two-week span starting tomorrow, all of the images used to sell certain clothing items will be user-submitted photos of shoppers modeling the items they… » 2/21/14 6:30pm 2/21/14 6:30pm