Conceptual Wizard Sleeves and Ugly Patterns at the amfAR New York Gala

Last night, the annual amFAR New York Gala took place to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to amFAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. According to the charity's website, it's also the official kickoff to New York Fashion Week — accordingly, there were throngs of models and celebrities (mostly… » 2/06/14 2:45pm 2/06/14 2:45pm

We're Living in the Era of Body-Positive Wolf-Crying Run Amok

On the Emmy Awards red carpet on Sunday night, Lena Dunham wore a teal floral-print Prada gown and Claire Danes showed up in Armani. One's sartorial choice was panned, the other's lauded. Challenge: write about either woman's appearance without inducing knee jerk accusations of bodysnarking/thin shaming. YOU CAN'T DO… » 9/25/13 2:20pm 9/25/13 2:20pm

The Celebrities Who Lose, Steal, and Damage Borrowed Designer Clothes

Most people know these days that celebrities don't just wander onto red carpets wearing whatever felt good that day — those appearances are carefully orchestrated forays into personal and corporate branding, undertaken with the cooperation of luxury houses who lend each star clothing, shoes, or jewelry. Some stars, it… » 4/30/13 7:00pm 4/30/13 7:00pm