The pants-less one is making it very hard for us to stay obsessed with her disco heaven. After making the fashion crowd wait around at Hiro for what felt like hours, Lady Gaga finally took the stage at the Marc Jacobs after-party late into the night and played for 10 minutes. Yes, only 10.
For round two of her Fashion Week appearances the following night, Out magazine not only honored her with a cover of their September issue, but an entire party at The Box. A line around the block greeted revelers, but by 9:30 the doors were closed and inside was a hot, sweaty dance party, filled to the brim with boys in all states of undress and dance moves. Between the Veuve Clicquot and 10 Cane rum drinks, everyone was having a brilliant time, enjoying dance-offs and Fashion Week chats. Slowly, the crowd began to dwindle and the buzz flew from the air as it got later and later. Chants of “Gaga!” started and stopped, to no avail. It goes without saying that it takes a lot for the crowd at The Box to stop dancing. But when a party starts at 8 and the main attraction hasn’t shown her face by 11:30, well, let’s just say that’s when the disco died.
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I’ve just been treated to a preview of Agent Provocateur‘s new ready-to-wear fashion line (lingerie dress and trench recently worn on It girl Daisy Lowe in London, above), debuting for fall. The full review: While the cashmere corset-print dress with detachable garter may be a bit tricky to pull off, the PVC pink trench vaguely reminds us of something Karl Lagerfeld would design for Chanel. And there’s a retro black tulip dress that’s practically office-appropriate, save for gold buttons that unfasten all the way downtown. Kate Moss may have been the face of the brand before — and Daisy certainly looks cute in this outfit, too — but we think these clothes deserve a real bombshell. Perhaps a certain curvier “Mad Men” redhead? Keep reading »
We guess good things come to those who don’t wait. A year ago, Brooklynite Amanda Assad was working as a publicist for New York-based shoe designer Alejandro Ingelmo (check out his ultra high, dangerously sexy heels if you haven’t already). She started making jewelry in her spare time, and voilà! Now her oversize multiple charm necklaces (like this amazing rosary-inspired piece available at Otteny) are showing up in major fashion editorials, such as this one in Purple magazine. So I think we’ve all learned a very valuable lesson here today. Don’t slack! What’s your big idea? Keep reading »
Christian Louboutin sure knows his customer. First he gave women bitchy red-soled stilettos that practically beg to be taken out for a night on the town. Now he’s providing the booze. Last night, the designer launched his very own champagne in collaboration with Piper-Heidsieck, at, according to his press agent anyway, “an exclusive private press viewing of a scandalous ritual which, having thrived in the 19th century, became emblematic of a luxurious era when Europe was living life to the fullest.” Whatever that means. It’s well known that Loubs loves to swing on the trapeze, but we’re pretty sure that’s not what they’re referring to, and we were too busy to attend, sniff. Next, he’s opening up a dating service. (Just kidding on that last one, but a girl can dream.) Keep reading »
When it comes to fashion power breakfasts, Los Angeles has the Beverly Hills Hotel. Paris has the Four Seasons. And New York’s got Café Cluny. Nestled on a tree-lined street downtown in the West Village, if you’re there at 9:30 in the morning—yes, we get going a bit later than most—you’re bound to see half the magazine editors and publicists in the city picking at egg-white-and-herb omelets. (Note to the self-concious: steer clear.) Now that the scene feels so much like the (business class) flight from Milan to Paris, some are starting to trek back over to that old stomping ground and celebrity-favorite, Pastis. And so the cycle continues. Keep reading »
Girl, the drag queens are coming! On Sunday, Sept. 6, while New York fashion editors will undoubtedly be laying out their neat little wardrobes for the coming Fashion Week, those in London will be slipping into sequin gowns and lamé hammer pants. It’s Bistrotheque’s Annual Drag Ball at Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House! The evening includes such performance categories as “International Diva in a Leading Role,” “London Fashionista at the Opera,” and “Pushy Mother with Kids at a Ballet Audition.” (Priceless.) And with a panel of judges that reads like a who’s who of the Brit style scene—Love magazine’s Katie Grand, designers Henry Holland and Roksanda Ilincic, to name a few—the competition is sure to be fierce. Keep reading »
OK, jaded fashion lovers, listen up. We’re all tired of hearing about designers who donate two percent of the proceeds from a random T-shirt to some backwater pet charity in Papua New Guinea. (Note to all publicists: We see right through you.) But Kenneth Cole and Lauren Bush have collaborated on a Feed Health backpack that’s actually going to make a difference. For each of the $125 bags sold, another one will be donated to a health care worker in sub-Saharan Africa. The bag will be filled with medical supplies, like syringes and bandages. Condoms. A cell phone. Oh, and a scale to weigh newborn babies. Starting tomorrow, the backpack will be available at select Kenneth Cole stores and online here (with free shipping!). So, no more hoarding your pennies. Besides, you can’t even buy Givenchy on sale for that price! Keep reading »
London label Reiss is launching 1971, a secondary line of thigh-zippering jeans, shearling jackets, and studded boots inspired by women who rock. With denim names like the “Patti” after Patti Smith, the collection is an amalgam of everything an off-duty Kristen Stewart type would want to wear. Provided, of course, she decided to clean up a smidge. Check out the whole collection here. Keep reading »
If you’re in New York, stop what you’re doing, run over to Opening Ceremony and grab a copy of the first issue of I Love You magazine. (If you’re in Paris, skip over to Colette. Immédiatement!) Produced by a pack of wickedly talented stylists who met a few years back in Berlin and don’t take their fashion too seriously, the subversive, and yes, seriously high fashion, debut issue focuses on sex, European-style. What that means: loads of nudity, as in Maison Martin Margiela accessories modeled in the buff; witty takes on the runway’s best looks; the coolest kids you should know about but don’t; and designer lollipop porn. (You’ll have to pick up the mag to understand the genius of that last one.) In short, it’s everything that Katie Grand and Condé Nast want their Love mag to be, on a tenth of the budget. [I love you] Keep reading »
Now that Beth Ditto is designing a plus-size line and schilling for Chanel, has fashion found a new obsession? New York hipster designers ThreeAsFour are collaborating with one very special lady for their spring 2010 collection: Yoko Ono. While details on the September 17th presentation are still vague, editors and stylists are already atwitter with the news that Ono, who created exclusive prints for the line, might perform tracks from her much-anticipated upcoming album, “Between My Head and the Sky,” at the show. Either way, between ThreeAsFour’s predilection for experimental installations (during their fall show, models tended bonsai trees) and Ono’s “interesting” taste (she spent the earlier part of this year judging an interactive haiku competition and staging an exhibition of John Lennon’s final bloodied clothing), this could end up being THE event of New York Fashion Week. (Or one of them anyway.) Stay tuned… Keep reading »