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You Can Now Study Selfie Theory At USC

Associate Professor Mark Marino says that the course is about how people construct “an image of their identity  their gender, their ethnicity, their sexuality, their socioeconomic status” through selfies.

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Meet The Fashionable Couture Dogs Of New York

Want to feel slightly depressed? There are people who spend more on their dog’s annual wardrobes than most people do on their own in 10 years. Meet the couture dogs…

Julie Gerstein |

The Cyborg-Styled Looks From The On Aura Tout Vu Couture Show

As Paris couture week rolls on, we thought we’d take a moment to look at a lesser-known entry into the couture-o-verse. That would be On Aura Tout Vu, the French…

Julie Gerstein |

Elie Saab Sends Droolworthy Dresses Down The Runway At Paris Couture Week

Reason #5934 why being rich and famous wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world: Elie Saab. Actually, while we’re waxing hyperbolic, let’s give him the top slot. I can’t…

Rachel Krause |

The Best Of Front Row Fashion At Paris Haute Couture Week

Is it already that time again? I always look forward to the big fashion weeks, even though the shows run counter to the current season — it’s sweltering outside, but…

Rachel Krause |

The First High Fashion, Internet-Inspired Instagram Photoshoot, Brought To You By Nick Knight

Instagram is the latest billion-dollar craze, but you probably won’t see me hopping on the bandwagon. I am biologically averse to anything that leads millions of middle schoolers with iPhones…

Rachel Krause |

Model Inner Monologue: Spontaneous Combustion

There are normal fashion shows, and then there are fashion shows where a model lights a barbecue in the middle of the runway. As you can see, the Livia Stoianova…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

The Couture Collections Are Here! Our 18 Favorite Looks From Day 3

Julie just about summed it up in her favorite looks from the first two days of Haute Couture Week when she said, “The Paris couture collections make me absolutely giddy.”

Rachel Krause |

Karl Lagerfeld Outdoes Himself (Again)

I await each Chanel show with bated breath, thrilled at the prospect of Karl Lagerfeld’s latest blowout. Need you be reminded, he notoriously flew a 265-ton glacier imported from Sweden…

Rachel Krause |

The Best Dressed At Haute Couture Week (Days 1 & 2)

We have now entered day two of the prestigious Paris Haute Couture Week, the spark that lights the fuse of fashion weeks to follow. Yesterday was Atelier Versace (for the…

Rachel Krause |

The Couture Collections Are Here! Our 27 Favorite Looks From Day One

I love fashion, but the Paris couture collections make me absolutely giddy. These collections celebrate fashion as high art, and present frothy, impossibly constructed delectable creations that make grown women…

Julie Gerstein |

Christian Dior’s “New Look” In A New Book

Designer Christian Dior helped revolutionize fashion with his “New Look,” which refined women’s dressing after World War II, ushering in an era of luxurious refinement. A new collection from Rizzoli…

Julie Gerstein |

The Playboy Bunny, Couture Style

It seems that the Playboy Club is enjoying something of a renaissance. First, there’s the sure-to-be-a-hit NBC show, “The Playboy Club,” debuting this fall, which takes place in the swinging…

Julie Gerstein |

Does This Mean We’ll See Heidi Montag At Couture Shows?

Fashion gods, help us. Heidi Montag has decided to share her plans for a fashion line with the world, and it’s a bit worse than expected. Not only does the…

Bianca Posterli |

Can Couture Ever Get Hip And Modernized?

The problem with couture has existed pretty much since its inception. How much do we value fashion as an art, and at what point does couture’s importance cease if it…

Leonora Epstein |

Score: Chanel-Esque Silver Tights For Under $10

As we bask in the afterglow of couture fashion week, we can’t stop obsessing over Lagerfeld’s massively triumphant Chanel collection. Those classic, pastel suits — mousse pinks and baby blues…

Erin Flaherty |

Well, There’s An Idea

The young French couturier Alexis Mabille sent models with hair color blocked to match his dresses down the runway. The question is, would this work on the realway? We just…

Erin Flaherty |

Hair Model Citizen: Someone Needs A Root Touch-Up

Today at Dior’s spring 2010 couture collection, John Galliano channeled an exaggerated version of the Gibson Girls (not to be confused with those ladies of the Golden variety). By the…

Erin Flaherty |

A Look At Jane Aldridge’s And Other Debs’ Crillon Ball Gowns

Once a year, the crème de la crème of international teenage society gets invited to the fancy Crillon Ball in Paris. It’s a debutante ball, so the focus, of course,…

Leonora Epstein |

White Eyeshadow Provides Instant Rest For The Weary

During the recent couture week in Paris, designer Elie Saab showed an entirely white collection, which included matte ivory eyeshadow surrounding the models’ eyes. Sure, they looked a little like…

Catherine Strawn |
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