Why Are Fashion Designers So Ridiculously Touchy About Press?

Yves Saint Laurent's treatment of the press under new creative director Hedi Slimane has been perhaps the most talked-about event of this fashion season. It's a perfect case study in how not to do public relations — but it's also an illustration of the broader problems that dog fashion, a field of endeavor that is… » 10/04/12 7:13pm 10/04/12 7:13pm

Karl Lagerfeld's Gold-Splattered Olympic Collection Debuts Tonight

Tonight is the night: Karl Lagerfeld will personally unveil his Olympic-themed collection at Selfridges in London. Although the items celebrate the games, don't expect any sporty Spandex or ventilated mesh. A preview of the items reveals a motorcycle jacket flecked with gold, skinny jeans splattered with gold, and… » 7/24/12 12:20pm 7/24/12 12:20pm