Cynthia Mort’s contentious Nina Simone biopic hits theaters today with a limited release and via Video On Demand, nearly three and a half years after it began filming.
Nina McLemore is responsible for the colorful, modernized suits, jackets and pants women like Hillary Clinton or U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan wear on a regular basis. But considering how ubiquitous her designs are, it's remarkable how unfamiliar most people are with her work – by name, at least.
- Lagerfeld talks recession: “This... crisis is like a big spring housecleaning — both moral and physical... Bling is over. Red carpetry covered with rhinestones is out. I call it ‘the new modesty.’” [NY Times]