This Alexander Wang eyelet suit costs hundreds more than my wedding dress! White eyelet never goes out of style, but there is no way in hell I would spend $1,000+ on a white suit. I’d have to wear a plastic poncho to protect the damn outfit from THE WORLD! I saw “Can’t Buy Me Love”! (Okay, so that was white leather, but still.) I’m getting anxiety just thinking about it. This eyelet tank and pencil skirt from Ann Taylor is 75 percent cheaper, making it a safer (on your wallet) bet for your summer functions.
Rachel Roy shocked us with one of our favorite shows of NYFW so far. The collection embodies a downtown coolness without being overtly chilly or overly pretentious. In short, we wish we could wear it all, but alas! It’s not in the budget, and instead, we’ll admire from afar. Roy was in good company, too. There were great collections from Alexander Wang, Christian Siriano, Suno and Derek Lam — and you can check ‘em all out after the jump! And don’t forget to tell us who you love, in the comments. Keep reading »
Amazingly, Fashion People were undeterred by the foot-plus of snow we received this weekend, and New York Fashion Week carried on as usual. Total champs — we certainly can’t say the same about our weekend, which we spent contained safely indoors in front of the television. This is just a small selection from the many, many incredible shows that took place over the weekend and into this week. Let’s see what Alexander Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Victoria Beckham, Derek Lam, Zac Posen, and Marc by Marc Jacobs have in mind for the Autumn/Winter 2013 season… Keep reading »
This new Alexander Wang video features a slew of famous faces: Alessandra Ambrosio, A$AP Rocky, Shannan Click, Simon Doonan and Natasha Lyonne — and an extremely fake pregnancy belly. But the main star is Anjelah Johnson, who reprises her “Mad TV” character Bon Qui Qui as a new salesperson in Wang’s flagship boutique. In this clip, directed by Gavin McInness (who believes he knows a lot about racism, sexism and homophobia), Bon Qui Qui is a stereotype of a sassy, back-talking Latina woman. And though it’s being lauded as “hilarious” by outlets like Huffington Post and New Mag, I can’t help but feel uncomfortable watching this. Johnson’s caricature is the only representation of a woman of color in the video — she’s effectively the butt of the joke, and portrayed as an uncultured, unsophisticated, rude person. That seems pretty shitty to me. And Johnson herself seems to have a pretty unnuanced understanding of race. In a 2010 New York Times profile, she said: “Deep down inside, I’m really a black girl stuck in a Mexican girl’s body.” She then went on to mock an audience member’s disapproval of the Bon Qui Qui character: “Once I was doing Bon Qui Qui in Miami, and this black girl was in the audience and she yelled out, ‘That’s not funny!’ which was really funny because she sounded exactly like the character I was playing.” So, yeah.
In any case, if the only thing that Wang is selling is a humor based on ridiculing the “other,” I’m not buying. [YouTube]
Spotted at New York Fashion Week: the inimitable Aila Wang, three-year-old niece of designer Alexander Wang and total future It girl. She’s only three, but Aila has her uncle’s trademark urban-chic on lock, not to mention a street style savvy that most aspiring fashionistas can only dream of. Nike kicks, black snakeskin, and a mini Chanel… um, Suri who? [World of Wonder]
“To be honest I was totally terrified. I hadn’t actually been out of my house for seven weeks so I was really anxious. But it felt amazing.”
–Liberty Ross, model and estranged wife of scumbag/dry-humping enthusiast Rupert Sanders, describes her mood before walking the runway of the Alexander Wang show at New York Fashion Week. We spotted Liberty looking fabulous on the “Lawless” red carpet a couple weeks ago, so that seven weeks stat isn’t quiiiite accurate, but still, getting back into the crazy world of runway shows after weathering a very public cheating scandal would definitely be stressful. Kudos to Liberty for strutting her stuff with confidence. [The Cut]