Marc Jacobs' Go-To Photographer Refused to Photograph Miley Cyrus

Gazing at Miley Cyrus' spring/summer 2014 campaign for Marc Jacobs, one can discern a lot. Miley looks very forlorn by a gloomy sea — a sort of post-apocalyptic beach motif carried over from Jacobs' spring 2014 runway show, only the trash scattered all over the runway has been replaced by models who are not Miley… » 1/09/14 1:50pm 1/09/14 1:50pm

Saint Laurent: For the Expensive Trash Enthusiast in You

Hedi Slimane presented the Saint Laurent spring 2014 line in Paris, and it is exceedingly tacky. Not subversive tacky, not thoughtful tacky — it looks like if someone took a teenaged girl with a vague interest in alternative music to a Forever 21 and said, "Quick! You have 15 minutes to find an outfit for my… » 10/01/13 12:40pm 10/01/13 12:40pm

What the Front Row Is Wearing at Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week is the grand finale of the Spring 2014 collections, but what the front row attendees are wearing is often a more accurate trend forecast than what's going down the runway. For example, Anna Dello Russo wore mouse ears, so you'll probably look like an asshole if you trot out your cat ears in public… » 9/30/13 7:40pm 9/30/13 7:40pm

Lanvin: For the Intergalactic Party Girl Dancing by a Dumpster in You

Paris fashion week glides along with the Lavin spring 2014 collection, which was a shiny concept-heap of many varied silhouettes and styles, some of which seemed to be a highbrow take on Eurotrash — perhaps reified in the very beautiful shiny trashbag-style purses carried by some of the models (when asked about the… » 9/27/13 6:30pm 9/27/13 6:30pm

Rick Owens Replaced Runway Models With a Step Dance Team

When fashion does "subversive," it tends to faux-subvert industry norms within a very unoriginal arena, while mostly upholding industry (very thin, mostly white) norms. "Subversive" fashion is ugly clothing and ugly makeup on very thin, mostly white models; "subversive" fashion is making some kind of bizarre gender… » 9/26/13 7:00pm 9/26/13 7:00pm

Dolce & Gabbana: For the Golden Goddess in You

Milan fashion week marches on; this weekend, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana presented a fever dream of ancient Sicily as their Dolce & Gabbana spring 2014 collection. The duo's infatuation with Sicily is documented by the designers' own hands — Sicily's mosaics provided the inspiration for their dazzling fall… » 9/23/13 4:30pm 9/23/13 4:30pm

This Spring, Gucci Is Italian For Drapey and Hideous

London Fashion Week is over. Now it's Milan Fashion Week. IT NEVER ENDS. Today, the spring/summer 2014 collection went down the runway and, um, I hated it? It's slouchy and dark and sheer in weird places. There's one hot orange number that's fun, but the rest seems so misshapen negligee from the Salvation Army… » 9/18/13 3:00pm 9/18/13 3:00pm

Jeremy Scott Will Dress You Up for Pee-wee's Playhouse

Designer Jeremy Scott's work is almost always referential to some kind of pop cultural touchstone; he's channeled The Simpsons, The Flintstones, skater art, and My Pet Monster. For Spring 2014 (shown yesterday as part of New York Fashion Week) it looks like he took his inspiration from the decor inside Pee-wee's… » 9/12/13 4:00pm 9/12/13 4:00pm

Michael Kors: Um, Not Really Sure WTF Is Going On Here.

The spring 2014 collection from Michael Kors is all over the place. Muted grays? Leather tops? Tropical print swimsuits? FUR STOLES? Some of it is hideous — the man's white belted leisure suit — and some of it is cute — the cheerful green high-waisted bikini with little white daisy appliqués. But there's something… » 9/11/13 7:45pm 9/11/13 7:45pm