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Poll: Would You Wear This Hat?

At yesterday’s Diane Von Furstenberg fashion show, the models wore knit hats loaded with pom-poms. Would you wear one? Keep reading »

Quick Pic: So, Does That Mean You Don’t Like Your Hair?

[Backstage at Erin Fetherston, New York Fashion Week, 2/15/2009]
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Ashley Dupre And Kelly Cutrone Are A Match Made In Reality TV Heaven

Who sits in the front row at a fashion show is a big deal. It demonstrates to everyone what kind of people the designer appeals to in addition to what big names support the label (however, a lot of times designers pay celebs to stud the front row). At this season’s New York Fashion Week, the front rows have been a little lackluster, with fewer companies shelling out for starlets to attend since money is tight these days. That doesn’t mean, however, that wannabes aren’t sneaking in. At Friday’s Yigal Azrouël show, former callgirl Ashley Dupre found a spot in the front row, and she wasn’t even invited. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Backstage Is Where The Magic Happens

This morning, I got up before sunrise and hoofed it from Brooklyn to the New York Public Library, where the women who walked in The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection were getting primped and pampered before the show. Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin, in a velour Juicy tracksuit, typed away on her phone while getting her hair curled. Susan Lucci looked like a pro getting her smoky eyes put on (damn does she look good for 61). Hairstylists combed and curled extensions still waiting to be attached to heads. Manicurists with tool belts ran around giving manis and pedis — a favorite color was the almost-nude Negligee. A woman shouted “Can I get an E.T.A. on Katie Couric?” into her headset. It was like opening night of my high school play, but with famous people. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Barbie Gets Her Close-Up

New York Fashion Week kicked off this morning in the tents at Bryant Park. Inside the venue, there are Barbies everywhere — and not just the tall, thin, glamorous editors and buyers attending the shows. There’s a whole display that spells out “Barbie” in Barbies, each letter with a different doll. After the jump, more photos of the copious amount of Barbies in the tents (she is, after all, an official sponsor of Fashion Week). Keep reading »

Yes, Folks, These Are Scary Times

It’s fun to look at men’s fashion show photos, if only to look at the models and their taut bodies. But the guys walking at Gareth Pugh, John Galliano, and Alexander McQueen didn’t look hot. No, they looked scary. In fact, they looked a lot like zombies. Could this be a pop culture trend in the making? Are zombies going to become the new vampires? One pop culture seems to think so. Or maybe the models are just depressed about the grim state of the economy. [NY Mag] Keep reading »

Is Pink The New Black For Men?

For the most part, men have three color choices when it comes to suits: black, gray, and navy blue. They’ve been able to expand their shirt and tie options from the traditional white, blue, white and blue striped, and white and blue checked over the years, and perhaps the increase in popularity of golf and other country club sports made it more common for men to wear pale pink and purple shirts and ties. Pink has become a much more acceptable color for guys than it was just a few years ago, and it might soon be as acceptable as it was in the early 1900s.

Suits in practically fluorescent shades of pink came down the runways at the Fall 2009 Dolce & Gabbana show, the Spring 2009 Givenchy and Calvin Klein shows. And Refinery 29 spotted men wearing the neon shade on men outside fashion shows, too. Most guys I know probably won’t be suiting up in hot pink for work, but celebs like Kanye West and Pete Wentz would definitely throw one on for a premiere or a party. And I have a feeling we’re going to start seeing men wear this color a whole lot more often, even if only on their socks. Keep reading »

Mrs. Obama To Do Fashion Week?

Not even three full days into being The First Lady, Fashion Week organizers are already planning to invite Michelle Obama to the festivities in February in New York City. Mrs. Obama has been making headlines for her fashion trends for some time so this invite comes as no surprise. She’s been so influential for her fashion sense and style. J.Crew’s Website saw a 64 percent traffic spike the day after she wore the label on “The Tonight Show.” She put designer Jason Wu in the spotlight for her inaugural gown, and she continues to make other designers become household names like Thakoon Panichgul and Mario Pinto. Mrs. Obama’s invite couldn’t have come at a better time considering many designers have pulled out of Fashion Week and the industry really needs a boost right now. IMG senior vice president said, “We have several other great initiatives like that that I certainly think are perfect for her and her daughters.” No word on which shows are extending invites. [NY Mag ] Keep reading »

Real Housewife Of Atlanta Headed To Fashion Week

NeNe Leakes may be in talks to get her own TV show (yawn), but she’s not the only one of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” milking the few last seconds of her fifteen minutes of fame. Sheree has completed her fashion line, She by Sheree, and plans to show it at New York Fashion Week next month. You may remember her first “fashion show” from last season, in which none of her fashions were actually shown, and instead Sheree leaned blown up pictures of her designs against the walls and hoped no one would notice they weren’t the real thing. No word yet on whether this collection is made with fabric or paper, but one thing’s for sure, Sheree can certainly afford the tens of thousands of dollars it takes to put on a show at Fashion Week. She’s taking her ex-husband, former New York Giant Bob Whitfield, back to court to get more than the initial $1 million she got in her divorce settlement. Designers like Betsey Johnson and Vera Wang aren’t showing collections in the tents this year, but Sheree is. Could this be the first sign we’re quickly moving into a Depression? [NYMag via Page Six] Keep reading »

Quickies!: Jessica Simpson Is Dirty And Lindsay Lohan Is Straight

  • Eww gross! Jessica Simpson only washes her hair two or three times a month. [Star]
  • The man who created Barbie was a total horn-dog. [Daily Mail]
  • This hockey player must have been hungry at last night’s Ottawa Senators game. He bit a player on the opposing team. [ESPN]
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