Betabrand Uses Female PhDs to Model Their Clothes

Betabrand is best known as the company that makes fancy sweatpants, interesting boxer shorts and shiny discopants. They're also famous for their Vagina blanket made with Vagisoft technology. But for their new spring collection, they have a different gimmick: using certified smarties to model their clothes. » 3/11/14 3:10pm 3/11/14 3:10pm

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

Hayley Hasselhoff Seems Pretty Cool With Being a 'Plus-Size' Model

Another "plus-size" model has weighed in regarding the label and its merits. This time it's Hayley Hasselhoff (yes, daughter of David; she also appeared on the short-lived-but-excellent ABC Family show Huge) and she's actually pretty cool with the label. » 2/25/14 6:30pm 2/25/14 6:30pm

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

New York Fashion Week: Diversity Talks But White Faces Walk

The conversation in the fashion world about diversity has been amped up over the past few seasons, but unfortunately, designers haven't really broadened their minds about what faces to cast — there hasn't been a drastic difference on the runways. » 2/14/14 6:12pm 2/14/14 6:12pm

Vogue Violates Its Own Underage Model Initiative for the Third Time

In May of 2012, Conde Nast international issued a six-point pact stating, among other things, that no edition of Vogue will work with any model under 16. The initiative got off to a bit of a rocky start — the August issue of Vogue China included Ondria Hardin, 15 at the time, in a group editorial; 15-year-old Sarah… » 12/20/13 3:30pm 12/20/13 3:30pm

Plenty of Women Don't Remember That Models Are Photoshopped

There are some out there who think it should be and is obvious to female consumers that models are not what most people look like, that everyone knows their look is all due to a combination of rare genes and the magic of photoshop. Those people are wrong. » 11/26/13 10:25am 11/26/13 10:25am