Fashion Insiders Sad Their Pseudo-Controversial Ads Are Boring Us All

Unfortunately, it seems that outrage provoked by fashion advertisements is a finite resource that's all but vanished, leaving behind nothing but a Pinterest board filled with overexposed photographs of handbags and the dried-up husk of an Abercrombie catalog from 1998. How the world suffers now. » 7/28/14 5:50pm Monday 5:50pm

Dov Charney's Sexual Harassment Woes Are A "Grave Injustice"

  • In a video, skeevy CEO Dov Charney claims that "there's a conspiracy against celebrities in the Hollywood area" and that "the judges are generally patriarchal, they don't want to give celebrities a chance." Down with the patriarchy! [The Street]
  • Word is, Katie Holmes shot her Miu Miu campaign yesterday. [Fashionologie]
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Betsey Johnson Resort Is All Dolled Up And Ready To Play

When I was in junior high, Betsey Johnson was THE designer to wear. Her stores weren't yet in malls, so it was a big treat to go into New York City for the day and (hopefully) have your mom treat you to a Betsey Johnson dress. Our dresses got passed down from babysitter to big sister to little sister and then went… » 5/21/08 3:20pm 5/21/08 3:20pm

Is Marie Claire Taking Over Elle's Sloppy Project Runway Seconds?

  • More rumored changes for The Greatest Show On Earth, Project Runway: Season 6 of the show, the first to be broadcast on Lifetime, may feature "More Than A Pretty Face" magazine Marie Claire in lieu of Elle as the affiliated fashion magazine sponsor. [WWD, 1st item]
  • Whoah: Are New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn…
  • » 5/05/08 11:30am 5/05/08 11:30am

There Are Five Types Of "Extreme Shoppers," And They're All Horrifying

Today's Women's Wear Daily bemoans the five types of dysfunctional "extreme shoppers." These women live where conspicuous consumption and pathology meet. You know them, surely — or, at least, you've seen them: They demand attention. They cry in the dressing room. They cry outside of the dressing room. They cry outside… » 4/29/08 2:30pm 4/29/08 2:30pm

Five Quirky Quips From Wonderfully Wacky Simon Doonan

Barneys creative director Simon Doonan is profiled in WWD today. He's got a new book, Eccentric Glamour (one chapter is called "Say No to Ho"), and his interview is chock full of amusing witticisms and quippy bon mots, especially if you recall that he says it all in a crisp British accent. Of convincing Donatella… » 4/10/08 5:00pm 4/10/08 5:00pm

If You Worked At Home, You'd Be Wearing Pajamas Too

Today's Women's Wear Daily asks the legitimately thought-provoking question: Just who do women dress for? Now, since I work from home, I dress for no one, meaning I am regularly clad in orange sweats, an old tank top, thick wool socks, and my glasses. If I thought anyone could see me, however, I'd probably put on a… » 2/13/08 3:00pm 2/13/08 3:00pm

Dear Diane: Sorry, But You Can't Claim To "Show The Soul Of A Woman" On…

  • "With so many magazine images that are so completely retouched, we've gone in the opposite direction, showing the soul of a woman." That's artist Francois-Marie Banier, on this Diane von Furstenberg ad starring Natalia Vodianova. Which makes us wonder, if that is the "opposite direction" of the retouching trend, we…
  • » 1/25/08 11:30am 1/25/08 11:30am

Miuccia Prada Really Understands What Men Want

  • Whoah. Prada Fall 2008 Menswear: Now featuring skirts! Oh yes, this is something guys would totally buy. [Chic Report]
  • RIP Miu Miu menswear: The line will be discontinued as of the Spring 2008 collection. What, Miuccia just couldn't top skirts for men? [WWD, 1st item]
  • WWD headline on Isaac Mizrahi's move from Target to…
  • » 1/17/08 11:30am 1/17/08 11:30am

Lily Allen May Be Pregnant, But She's No Fan Of Maternity-Wear

  • Pregnant singer Lily Allen has announced that she has turned down multiple offers to design a maternity line, given that so many of her fans are tween girls and feels that attaching her name to getting knocked up just "wouldn't be suitable." Jaime-Lynn, are you listening? [BBC]
  • Lily also opened the Harrods sale today,…
  • » 12/28/07 11:30am 12/28/07 11:30am

Scary Psycho Peter Braunstein Confirms That Manhattan Fashion Magazine…


On Friday night, 20/20 ran an interview with Peter Braunstein, the former Women's Wear Daily writer who, in the fall of 2005 assaulted and tied up a former female colleague, threatened to kill Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, and is now serving 18-years-to-life in prison, accessorized in unflattering orange… » 7/02/07 9:53am 7/02/07 9:53am