The clothing line Imitation of Christ is supposedly the anti-fashion industry fashion line. Except, of course, that it is helmed by Tara Subkoff, sometime indie flim actress and Chloë Sevigny bff (Chloë also works on the line). Or was helmed, rather. It was just announced that Tara is divorcing herself from the line, and she'll be available to pursue more lucrative contracts. In addition to a line for Easy Spirit shoes, Subkoff will also be designing a line for mall-sensation Bebe. Subkoff will also create a spin-off, diffusion label called Imitation. Which we're sure is totally not like Imitation of Christ! At all!
None of this is that surprising as Tara seems to enjoy being provocative. Perhaps just to get her name and picture in the paper, like some sort of bastard lovechild of Paris Hilton and Tom Ford. Her appearance during The New Yorker Festival in October 2005 is infamous: She told The New Yorker's Judith Thurman that Anna Wintour hates women and only patronizes young, gay male designers — then turned to panel co-attendee Behnaz Sarafpour and told her she was really lucky because Anna liked her, and asked her how it felt to be the only woman Anna has deigned to bless. (Poor Behnaz looked like a deer in headlights.) So stay tuned. Tara Subkoff is plenty of fun to watch and you never know what she'll say or do next.
Resurrection Of Imitation Of Christ [NY Times]