Carolina Herrera, for the Vibrant Yet Polished Grown-Up Lady in You

New York Fashion Week is in full swing, and this morning Carolina Herrera presented her collection for fall 2014. While some other designers are in a dark mood— showing a lot of black for autumn — Herrera's team added some deep eggplant, royal blue and bright orange amongst the black, navys and grays. » 2/10/14 7:40pm 2/10/14 7:40pm

Christian Siriano, for the Mysterious Parisian Grande Dame in You

Saturday, former Project Runway contestant Christian Siriano showed his fall 2014 collection, which was inspired by Parisian design in the '50s and '60s. In other words: chic wide-brimmed hats, nipped-in waists, checker prints and crocodile bags. » 2/10/14 6:00pm 2/10/14 6:00pm

New York Fashion Week Was Chock-Full of White Models. Again.

Now that New York Fashion Week is over, we've crunched the numbers. Of the 142 shows out of the 184 that showed at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2014*, there were 4637 looks. Of those close to 5,000 looks, around 80 percent were modeled by white women. (80 percent. That's a number that, if you look at… » 9/17/13 3:40pm 9/17/13 3:40pm

If You Like Loud, Busy Scarves, You'll Love D&G Spring 2012

Milan fashion week marches on, and the D&G show was a parade of elaborate patterns and a riot of color. Many of the garments looked like the designers had quite literally taken scarves from their grandma's closet and tied and stitched them together into swimsuits, shorts, tunics and sundresses. Some of the… » 9/22/11 7:45pm 9/22/11 7:45pm

For Spring, Burberry Offers A Funky Mishmash With Chunky Shoes

The Burberry spring 2012 show — presented in London earlier today — was all about big wedge heels, big bags and deep, vegetable colors. Think eggplant, celery and squash. » 9/19/11 6:40pm 9/19/11 6:40pm

BCBG Spring 2012: Coloring Inside Of The Lines

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has begun! At the BCBG show held today in New York City, bold color punctuated strong black lines on soft, sheer, flowy dresses. Apparently next spring will be all about bare shoulders, plunging necklines, vivid hues and touches of folkloric patterns. Fresh, contemporary, bold, but decidedly… » 9/08/11 6:12pm 9/08/11 6:12pm

Dior's First Couture Show Without John Galliano Was A Total Mess

After fifteen years at Christian Dior, John Galliano was fired for inveterate alcoholism and being rather racist this spring. While Galliano fights a court case, Dior has dragged its feet in replacing him. So the brand went ahead with a couture show in Paris yesterday without a new designer. The pieces in the… » 7/05/11 1:40pm 7/05/11 1:40pm

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In You

Ralph Lauren is obsessed with Americana, and today's spring 2011 collection was a romanticization of The West. Think wide open spaces, prairie prints, cowgirl plaids, leather, lace. Think Paul Newman on a bike in Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid! » 9/16/10 3:03pm 9/16/10 3:03pm

Halston Begrudgingly Acknowledges Spring With Drapey, Dull, Depressing…

Some consider Halston to be a "cursed" label. Halston died in 1990 of AIDS-related causes, and since then, the company has been through eight different owners and many designers. The collection shown yesterday, created by Marios Schwab? Hated it! » 9/14/10 12:17pm 9/14/10 12:17pm

Carolina Herrera Presents Strong Looks For Delicate Flowers

María Carolina Josefina Pacanins y Niño was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1939. She based her luxury clothing line in New York 1980, and dressed luminaries like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. In other words: expect classic, pretty, posh, proper ladylike looks. » 9/13/10 3:15pm 9/13/10 3:15pm

Sneak Peek: The Project Runway Finale Fashion Show

Even though there will be only four finalists, TEN designers from Project Runway showed collections yesterday. Who are the decoys? Who are the finalists? Who will win??? We don't know. But SPOILER-ISH ALERT: lots of pictures ahead! » 9/10/10 2:03pm 9/10/10 2:03pm

Christian Siriano Spring 2011: Romance, Drama, Ferosh!

Of the dozens of designers who have appeared on Project Runway over the years, only Christian Siriano continues to make headlines. The collection he showed today was dreamy, wearable, imaginative and stunningly gorgeous. Oh. And. He's only 24 years old. » 9/09/10 5:26pm 9/09/10 5:26pm

Plus-Size Models Sequestered To Plus-Size Runway Shows

It's awesome that plus-size models have been hired to walk in a fashion show during Fashion Week. Unfortunately, it seems they're isolated to a plus-size show, organized by Nancy Le Winter, editorial director at » 9/09/10 4:00pm 9/09/10 4:00pm

More Of The Best From Full Figured Fashion Week

Photographer Richard Lew has tons of shots on his site: Opening night, the model contest, and the finale. (Taking orders? I like this swimsuit, this gown, this silvery glittery top, this swingy dress!) [Richard Lew Photography, Earlier] » 6/22/10 4:20pm 6/22/10 4:20pm

Full-Figured Fashion Week Is Fearless, Fierce

Saturday, just as Full Figured Fashion Week was in full swing, a story about the highly lucrative plus-size market hit the front page of The New York Times. That night, I went to the FFFW finale runway show. » 6/21/10 5:00pm 6/21/10 5:00pm

Rumor: Crystal Renn To Walk For Chanel Resort

The buzz is that Crystal Renn will make an appearance on the runway of the Chanel Resort 2011 show in St. Tropez today. Let's not forget: Chanel's head designer and creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, once said: » 5/11/10 11:00am 5/11/10 11:00am

Literal Ice Queens Rule At Chanel

Freeze! There was a bitter chill on the Chanel runway today in Paris. Was it the glaciers shipped from Sweden? Is Karl Lagerfeld making a statement about climate change? All questions and no answers in a wintry mix, below. » 3/09/10 2:20pm 3/09/10 2:20pm

Stella McCartney: Square, Square Biz

Clean, modern… rectangular. Those are the buzzwords for Stella McCartney's show in Paris this morning. Which means: Boxy jackets, boxy coats, boxy vests, boxy dresses. In other words: Hated it! » 3/08/10 11:40am 3/08/10 11:40am